Last Updated on April 27th 2014
PRACTISE AT HOME
Rebel Óg Leagues for 2014
We have entered 1 Team in the East Division and 1 Team in the Central Division – unfortunately this year we weren’t able to keep all the players together – all clubs with second teams have the same issue.
The League Tables & Fixture Lists are available on the following links –
Thanks to all who have registered already – if you didn’t manage to make it to either of the Registration days then Registration Forms are available for download at the bottom of this page. Please complete and return to your Head Coach. Thanks.
No Training Monday 28th April as Football League resumes.
Rebel Óg East League :- Match V’s Watergrasshill at Watergrasshill on Fri 2nd May – Throw in 19.00 ; Meet Sars at 18.00
Players for each match will be notified by Text.
Sat 26th April V’s Valley Rovers – Central League.
After a wet and windy morning we were fourtunate that the weather cleared up in time for our match against Valley Rovers. It was played in Kiely Park, Buck Leary’s Cross. The pitch was in a very good condition considering the amount of rain that had fallen the day before.
Sars played well especially in the first half and some excellents scores helped us to win on a scoreline of 6-7 to 2-5.
Valley Rovers also played well and came strongly into the match in the second half but fortunately the scores we took in the first half gave us just about enough of an advantage to see us through.
An area of the game that we have to improve on is winning the breaks – whether from puck outs or open play – we have tended to leave the opposing half back line out too easy.
Thanks again to Coaches, parents and of course the players who gave 100% effort.
Tue 22nd April V’s Glen Rovers – Central League.
We travelled to Blackpool to play Glen Rovers on a cold evening at their home pitch. We played well and faught hard but the Glen were marginally better on the night.
In the first half we kept the ball moving first time into the full forward’s and this worked well but in the second half Sars allowed the Glen’s midfield and half forward’s to get on top.
It was a good, tough, sporting match but in the end we lost 2-7 to 2-4.
Rory O’Brian was captain, he played very well and got some fine scores.
Thanks to Donal O’Donnovan from the Glen for refereeing the match, to coaches & parents for support and to both Sars and the Glen for a very entertaining game.
Sat 12th April V’s Douglas – Challenge
Douglas brought a second team to Riverstown and we played a challenge match in the Astroturf.
It was a ‘Goals Only’ match and the ball went out of play only when either team scored.
It was a very lively, evenly contested game – the ball moved up and down the pitch and there was high dgree of intensity from both teams.
The match ended in a draw at 5 goals a piece and it was a fitting result for such a close contest.
Thanks to players (including 3 U11’s) coaches & parents for support and to Douglas for a very good game.
Sat 12th April V’s Douglas – Central League.
We played Douglas in the Riverstown pitch on a lovely sunny day. The pitch was in excellent condition but unfortunately Sars didn’t play that well – we were second to the ball whilst Douglas were far more hungry and tougher.
Although we did better in the second half the damage had been done and we lost the match on a scoreline of 5-9 to 3-4.
Our captain on the day was James Gibson and he played very solidly throughout.
For our next games we would need to step up the intensity and get out first to the ball.
Thanks to Sars grounds Committee as the pitch was excellent – to coaches & parents for support and to Douglas for a good lesson.
Sat 5th April V’s Courcey Rovers – East League
We traveled to the not so sunny South East to play Courcey Rovers first team in our first match in the East Division League. Although we started well and played some good hurling in the opening few minutes Courceys soon started to get on top. The effort from the Sars lads was very good but the homeside out scored Sars 4-4 to 0-1 in the opening half.
In the second half Sars faired much better – players started to compete stronger for the ball and also the Sars lads started to move towards the ball while first touch was also very good. The effort in the second half was immense and we outscored Courceys by 1-5 to 0-1 in the second half.
Unfortunately it wasn’t enough – we had given them too much of a lead in the first half and we couldn’t claw it back.
Mark Callanan captained the team and played very well in defence.
We done to all the Sars players who applied the skills that they are learning very well. Thanks to the parents and coaches and to Courceys for a fine game.
Sat 29th March v’s Cobh – Central League
We had a very good win in our opening Central League game against Cobh in Cobh on a scoreline of 4-3 to 0-4.
The weather was extremely miserable but the standard of the performance was very high – even the referee mentioned that it was a very good game and end to end stuff.
It took awhile for some of the team to settle and get into a rhythm – especially the backs but by mid way through the first half we were hurling well and moving the ball quickly considering the conditions. The positives were –
- there was great Honest Effort in the display and
- the One Touch was really good, again given that the pitch, sliothar, players and mentors were soaking wet !
There were also a few points that we need to work on –
- some backs didn’t cleari the sliothar out the wing on occasions
- some forwards didn’t challenge the opposing backs enough and left the ball come out too easily
- tendancy by some players to turn back onto their dominant side
- tendancy by some players not to ‘move to the ball’
All in all, a good display – Well done to all the Sars players – Daniel Hogan captained the team and had a fine game.
Thanks to players, mentors and parents who braved the elements – and Cobh for a very sporting game.
Sun 16th Feb v’s Lisgoold
We had a good first outing against Lisgoold on the Astroturf – we played 3 x 18min periods,15 aside, full pitch with goals only allowed. In total 25 Sars U-12 players turned out on the day.
It was the first time that we used this format and it worked reasonably well . There was a bit of chopping & changing as we moved players to the wall when they weren’t directly involved in the match. But there is potentail to use the stroturft again while grass pitches are unplayable.
It took Lisgoold awhile to get to the pace of the game but the 2nd and 3rd periods were much closer and more competitive. Generally speaking Sars first touch was good – maybe not as crisp as I would like – but there was great honesty & commitment shown by the Sars players.
Well done & thanks to Lisgoold, Sars players, mentors and parents.
Sean McCarthy (Head Coach) Mobile :- 087-2431785 Email :– Sean.McCarthy@Unilever.com
Reminder – Hurley Repairs
Unfortunately. due to ongoing cost pressure, Sarsfield’s Juvenile Club is no longer in a position to provide free replacements for hurleys that are broken during training or matches.
Subsidised Hurley repairs are available at a cost of €2 – Contact Sean McCarthy.
Code of Good Behaviour
Players and Parents are urged to read and become familiar with the Code of Good Behaviour which is available to download at the bottom of this page.
Only registered players will be be eligible to play in the upcoming matches – 2014 registration forms will be available soon for download.
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