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U10: We had huge numbers for U10 training last Sunday morning. Great to see so many parents coming along to support the children.

Trophy winners this week were: Michael O’Sullivan, Ciara Brown, Grace Hamilton, Gregory Clifford and Sean Michael Redican. No training Wed 1st June. Training continues as normal next Sunday 11-12.

U12A: Churchill 5-30 Fossa 5-05. Round 2 played in Fossa last Sunday, this was an emphatic display right from the throw in.

Fossa had some very strong players but it was a pleasure to see John Joe Hanafin dominate mid field right from the start and with his MF partner, Hugh Lenihan, they set about dictating the game for 50 minutes.

Although the score might portray Fossa as being weak, make no mistake but they were not as not many teams would manage to mark the pace of our forwards, Cian O’Gara, Oran Murphy, Maurice Lenihan, Oisin McGibney and Billy Doyle. Barry Hamilton’s switch to full back paid dividends alongside Art O’Sullivan who has made this position his own. Paddy Falvey and Billy Walsh dominated half back, all of which left David Chute with a quiet enough day.

David made a few point blank saves early in the game which were vital as both sides were only settling into the game. Well done Boys on a massive display and let’s keep the team work going. Next up is Laune Rangers away, time and date to be confirmed.

U12B: On an ideal Sunday evening for football in Fossa our U12 B team put in a fantastic performance from first minute to last to overpower our hosts.  In the first half Ryan Hickey did an amazing job marking Fossa’s best player out of the game.

Rory and Donnacha in the full back line dominated their opponents which gave us a great platform to build our attacks. Darragh Gurney and Gearoid did most of our scoring before the break to ensure we had a commanding lead at half time.

Bruno, Daithi and Donagh were very industrious around the middle of the field and worked hard for the team all evening. The two Joshs , Ronan, Tom , Conor and Dara contributed greatly to a great team performance. We ran out comfortable winners by a score of 5-19 to 2-1. Some of our passing and support play was a joy to behold and the boys are really gelling as a team.

If we can continue working on our teamwork we will be in the shake up to win our division along with some other strong teams. Under 12 training continues on Tuesday evening at 7pm in our Churchill pitch.

U12 Girls: Churchill were away to Firies last Tuesday evening in the Co. League. In perfect conditions, Churchill were under pressure from the outset against a very well organised Firies side & found ourselves trailing at half time. However, in the second half we played better, although we left just too much to do in the second half & could never get the scores to take the advantage. Final score Firies 3-07 Churchill 1-06.

U14: After a week off our U14 team returns to training this week in preparation for the Central League, which will be on five consecutive Monday Nights starting 19th June with An Gaeltacht (a). Great progress has been made across the whole group of players. We are looking forward to the big challenge of also playing Milltown/Castlemaine(a), Kerins O’Rahillys(h), Glenbeigh/Glencar/Cromane(a) and John Mitchels(h) in our group.

Senior: After a 4 week break for the County Championship, the County League recommences this weekend when Churchill entertain table toppers Ballylongford.

In truth, the break couldn’t have come at a worse time for Churchill, who were building a nice bit of momentum with 2 wins in a row against Cromane and Ballyduff. However a win this weekend would put us firmly back in the promotion mix. The game is currently fixed for Sunday at 2pm, but keep an eye on our Facebook page as this might change to Saturday evening.

Senior B: Churchill played Kerins O’Rahillys on Friday evening, but were beaten on a scoreline of 1-07 to 0-14, with Johnny McCarthy scoring the goal.  Next up is an away fixture against Ardfert this Bank Holiday Monday at 7:30. Despite a poor start, a victory here could put us back in the hunt for a semi-final berth.

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