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Moycarkey Borris GAA Club Notes - 13th November 2017

posted 14 Nov 2017, 13:04 by Michelle Donnelly

Horse and Jockey KIA Mid Tipperary Under 21 B Hurling Final
The Ragg was the venue for the Horse and Jockey KIA Mid Tipperary Under 21 B Hurling Final. Having comprehensively defeated Moyne Templetuohy / Thurles Gaels in the Semi Final, Moycarkey Borris were looking forward to this game but were not underestimating their opponents JK Brackens Óg who defeated Upperchurch-Drombane in their Semi Final.

Sean Everard threw the sliothar in and from the start supporters knew there was a battle occurring as a ruck ensued with JK Brackens winning the ball. Within seconds JK Brackens were awarded a free but they missed the opportunity of a point with the following free a missed chance as well. However, Moycarkey Borris were not that unfortunate and in the third minute Anthony McKelvey capitalised on Moycarkey’s free. Jordan Moloney, JK Brackens equalised in the following minute and in the sixth minute Lyndon Fairbrother put them in front with a pointed free. Moycarkey Borris’s Anthony McKelvey replied with three unanswered frees in the following minutes and as the quarter turned, Moycarkey led by two points. JK Brackens were unsettled until in the eighteenth minute Lyndon Fairbrother (free) and David O’Shea brought the score line back level. JK Brackens settled from this point on and Moycarkey had to step up their play. Another pointed free from Anthony McKelvey was traded with Lyndon Fairbrother’s keeping the side’s level. In the twenty fifth minute Moycarkey Borris’s Tom Hayes recorded their first point from play but Neil Quinlan neutralised this. The next point from play went to Jack Fallon putting Moycarkey ahead going in at the interval, Moycarkey Borris 0-7 JK Brackens 0-6.

It was all to play for in the second half and Moycarkey did that with three unanswered points in the first ten minutes from Anthony McKelvey (2, 1 free) and Jack Fallon. Lyndon Fairbrother added a point in the fourteenth minute to keep just three between the sides. The play had tightened up immensely and every ball was hard fought but Moycarkey managed to add a further two points from JJ Darmody and Anthony McKelvey (free) before Lyndon Fairbrother pointed a free for JK Brackens. Moycarkey had a four point cushion at this stage but there was to be a final burst from JK Brackens in the final five minutes which transpired to be ten when extra time was added. The sides traded two points each in the following minutes, Moycarkey’s from Jack Fallon and Kieran Cummins. But JK Brackens added a further two points from substitute Brian Roche reducing the margin to two points. The pressure was now on Moycarkey and Anthony McKelvey pointed as normal time finished. The next few minutes were critical as a three point margin could be easily wiped with a goal and this is what JK Brackens hoped to do. Anthony McKelvey pointed another free to stretch the lead to four but Paddy Cadell added a point of his own to bring the margin back to three. Moycarkey Borris’s backs were defending well but inevitably fouled a JK Brackens player. A free for JK Brackens followed and Moycarkey poured into the back line, the ball would deflect of a Moycarkey hurl to go over the line for a 65. From the 65 Moycarkey defended the short ball and managed to take control of it. The final whistle blew to the relief of the Moycarkey supporters who poured onto the field to congratulate the players. The final score Moycarkey Borris 0-16 JK Brackens 0-13.

Joe Kennedy, Mid Board Chairman presented the Moycarkey Borris Joint Captains, Chris McCullagh and Niall Heffernan with the Cup thanking both sides for a tremendous game. Chris McCullagh thanked John Kelly and his management team, supporters and the club for their support. Moycarkey Borris will proceed to the County Tipperary Semi Final in the coming weeks against the South champions

Moycarkey-Borris Team – Rhys Shelly; Mikey Bergin, Eric Fanning, Kieran Kearney; Eoghan Hayes, Chris McCullagh, Rory Darmody; Niall Heffernan, Kieran Cummins (0-1); Joe Doran, Tom Hayes (0-1), Kevin O’Regan; JJ Darmody (0-1), Anthony McKelvey (0-10, 8 frees), Jack Fallon (0-3).
Subs used – Brian Maher for Joe Doran (53rd), Pat Whelan for Niall Heffernan (59th)

JK Brackens Team – Jack Kennedy; Jack Prout, Martin Delaney, Michael Egan; Tom Murphy, Paddy Cadell (0-2), Conor Sheedy; Mikey O’Meara, Eanna McBride; Jordan Moloney (0-1), David O’Shea (0-2), Radek Natkaneicz; Neil Quinlan (0-1), Lyndon Fairbrother (0-5, 4 frees), Steven Quinlan.
Subs used – Brian Roche (0-2) for Steven Quinlan (41st)

Referee – Sean Everard, Moyne Templetuohy

Senior Club Meeting
There will be a Senior GAA Club meeting on Thursday, November 16th at 8.30pm in the Clubrooms. All members are welcome to attend.

Moycarkey Borris GAA Club Plan 2015:2020
Sub Committees
There will be meetings of the Club Development Sub Committees over the following week in the clubhouse, the dates are as follows -
Coaching & Games Development; Wednesday, November 15th at 9pm
Finance & Fundraising; Thursday, November 16th at 9pm
Communications & Culture; Tuesday, November 21st at 9pm
Any member of the Club interested in getting involved is invited to attend to help further the goals of our plan.

Clubhouse Update
In March 2017 Moycarkey Borris GAA Club signed a building contract with Cooldine Construction, however after meeting poor ground conditions on part of the foundations, work had to stop while proposed solutions were investigated. The solution which was best suited to the Club was the relocation of the club house. Planning permission was sought and granted by Tipperary County Council in July. An Appeal was made by neighbouring residents to An Bord Pleanala on 21st August 2017 against the grant of this planning permission which was seeking the relocation of Clubhouse previously granted. The Club lodged its response to the Appeal, through its Planning Consultant, to An Bord Pleanala on 21st September 2017 and also wrote to and met with the appellants to try and deal with their concerns. The Club now has to await the outcome of the An Bord Pleanala appeal before it can proceed any further with its Clubhouse development. The current status from An Bord Pleanala is that the case is to be decided on 2nd January 2018. The Club remains fully committed to providing a new Clubhouse for its players, members and supporters.

Moycarkey Borris GAA Club Notes - 6th November 2017

posted 8 Nov 2017, 14:39 by Michelle Donnelly

Horse and Jockey Kia Mid Tipperary Under 21 B Hurling 
Moycarkey Borris will play JK Brackens in the Horse and Jockey Kia Mid Tipperary Under 21 B Hurling Championship Final at a venue and time to be decided, check out www.moycarkeyborris.com for fixture details. 

Clubhouse Update
In March 2017 Moycarkey Borris GAA Club signed a building contract with Cooldine Construction, however after meeting poor ground conditions on part of the foundations, work had to stop while proposed solutions were investigated. The solution which was best suited to the Club was the relocation of the club house. Planning permission was sought and granted by Tipperary County Council in July. An Appeal was made by neighbouring residents to An Bord Pleanala on 21st August 2017 against the grant of this planning permission which was seeking the relocation of Clubhouse previously granted. The Club lodged its response to the Appeal, through its Planning Consultant, to An Bord Pleanala on 21st September 2017 and also wrote to and met with the appellants to try and deal with their concerns. The Club now has to await the outcome of the An Bord Pleanala appeal before it can proceed any further with its Clubhouse development. The current status from An Bord Pleanala is that the case is to be decided on 2nd January 2018. The Club remains fully committed to providing a new Clubhouse for its players, members and supporters.    

Information concerning Moycarkey Borris Clubs will appear in these notes. If you wish to include any item of interest, please contact us at pro.moycarkeyborris.tipperary@gaa.ie before 8pm on SUNDAY. Visit the Moycarkey Borris web site at www.moycarkeyborris.com to keep up to date with all the latest news.

Moycarkey Borris GAA Club Notes - 30th October 2017

posted 31 Oct 2017, 16:03 by Michelle Donnelly

Horse and Jockey Kia Mid Tipperary Under 21 B Hurling 
Congratulations to Moycarkey Borris who defeated Moyne Templetuohy/Thurles Gaels in the Horse and Jockey Kia Mid Tipperary Under 21 B Hurling Losers Group Semi Final on a score line Moycarkey Borris 3-19 Moyne Templetuohy/Thurles Gaels 1-10. They now look forward to the Final against JK Brackens at a venue and time to be decided, check out www.moycarkeyborris.com for fixture details. 

Newsletter
The club will compile their eighth edition of the Moycarkey-Borris GAA Club Annual Newsletter and it will be in the local shops this December. Content is currently being prepared for the newsletter - all proposals for content including photos and articles should be sent to Ed Donnelly, moycarkeynewsletter@gmail.com. The deadline for content is Friday, November 3rd. 

Moycarkey Borris Camogie and Ladies Football Club
Under 14 team
Commiserations to Moycarkey Borris who were defeated by Borrisoleigh in the Tipperary Camogie Under 14 County Semi Final on Saturday last. 

Information concerning Moycarkey Borris Clubs will appear in these notes. If you wish to include any item of interest, please contact us at pro.moycarkeyborris.tipperary@gaa.ie before 8pm on SUNDAY. Visit the Moycarkey Borris web site at www.moycarkeyborris.com to keep up to date with all the latest news.

Moycarkey Borris GAA Club Notes - 23rd October 2017

posted 24 Oct 2017, 13:27 by Michelle Donnelly

Horse and Jockey Kia Mid Tipperary Under 21 B Hurling
Congratulations to Moycarkey Borris who defeated Thurles Sarsfields in the Horse and Jockey Kia Mid Tipperary Under 21 B Hurling Losers Group Final. The game was never in doubt as by the second minute Moycarkey Borris had scored 1-3 to Thurles Sarsfields single point. Thurles Sarsfields tried in vain to get the ball to their half but each time it crossed the mid-way line, the Moycarkey Borris backs defended well and sent the ball to their forwards. In the twenty third and twenty sixth minute Sarsfields managed to score two points but Moycarkey had successfully added another goal, Tom Hayes second, and ten points to their score line to go in at half time Moycarkey Borris 2-13 Thurles Sarsfields 0-3.

The second half was a similar affair with Thurles Sarsfields adding three points to their tally. Moycarkey Borris added 17 scores to their score count but seven of them were goals from JJ Darmody (3), Tomas Darmody (1), Kieran Kearney (1), Kevin O’Regan (1), Anthony McKelvey (1) and ten points. As the full-time whistle blew, the final score was Moycarkey Borris 9-23 Thurles Sarsfields 0-6.

Moycarkey-Borris Team – Rhys Shelly; Mikie Bergin, Eoghan Hayes, Kieran Kearney (1-2); Rory Darmody, Chris McCullagh, Eric Fanning; Niall Heffernan (0-3, 1 65), Kieran Cummins (0-1); Joe Doran (0-6), Tom Hayes (2-2), Kevin O’Regan (1-1); JJ Darmody (3-2), Anthony McKelvey (1-4, 1 free), Jack Fallon (0-1).

Subs used – Pat Whelan for Rory Darmody (h/t), Brian Maher (0-2) for Jack Fallon (h/t), Bill Maher for Anthony McKelvey (39th), David O’Donnell for Mikey Bergin (39th), Tomas Darmody (1-0) for Tom Hayes (50th)

Tipperary Water County Minor A Hurling Championship Final
There is a DVD of the Minor A Hurling Final available to be purchased, anyone interested should contact Michelle McKelvey on 086 8945809.

Newsletter

The club will compile their eighth edition of the Moycarkey-Borris GAA Club Annual Newsletter and it will be in the local shops this December. Content is currently being prepared for the newsletter - all proposals for content including photos and articles should be sent to Ed Donnelly, moycarkeynewsletter@gmail.com. The deadline for content is Friday, October 27th.

Senior Club Meeting
Moycarkey Borris GAA Club will hold a club meeting in the club house on Wednesday, October 25th at 8.30pm. All members are welcome to attend.

Moycarkey Borris Camogie and Ladies Football Club
Under 19 team

Congratulations to Moycarkey Borris Under 19 team who defeated Moyne Templetuohy in the Tipperary Ladies Football Under 19 Championship.

Information concerning Moycarkey Borris Clubs will appear in these notes. If you wish to include any item of interest, please contact us at pro.moycarkeyborris.tipperary@gaa.ie before 8pm on SUNDAY. Visit the Moycarkey Borris web site at www.moycarkeyborris.com to keep up to date with all the latest news.

John Coman RIP

posted 18 Oct 2017, 10:57 by Michelle Donnelly   [ updated 22 Oct 2017, 12:58 ]

The Late John Coman, Ballygammane & Coldfields 

It is with sadness that we announce the death of John Coman, Ballygammane and Coldfields. A member of the great sporting family the Comans of Coldfields, the late John played hurling with the Moycarkey-Borris club in all grades up to senior. He was selected on the Mid Tipperary senior hurling team for the Miller Shield inter divisional competition in 1957. A skilful and doughty forward, he played .half forward on the Two-Mile-Borris hurling team, winners of the Mid Tipperary No.2 junior hurling championship in 1957. A team that also included his brothers Paddy, the late Jimmy and some of his neighbours in Coldfields. Two other brothers, Joe and Justin later made their mark on parish hurling teams. Twenty years later he was a member of the Moycarkey-Borris team that won the last Mid Tipperary No. 2 junior hurling championship. A guard of honour will be held on Wednesday evening  to assemble outside Ulster Bank at 6 p.m.en route to Thurles Cathedral. Burial will take place on Thursday after 11 am Mass in St. Patrick’s cemetery.

Moycarkey Borris GAA Club Notes, 16th October 2017

posted 17 Oct 2017, 13:12 by Michelle Donnelly

Seamus O’Riain Cup Relegation - Knockavilla Kickhams 1-19 Moycarkey-Borris 1-16
Report by Ed Donnelly
Moycarkey-Borris lost out to Knockavilla Kickhams by three points in the last round of the Seamus O’Riain Cup Relegation competition on Saturday in Boherlahan. However, thanks to their two big wins over Borrisokane and Ballingarry, Moycarkey-Borris survive and Knockavilla Kickhams will join Borrisokane in the Intermediate ranks for 2018.

With Knockavilla needing at least a 12-point victory, the odds of them surviving were remote as the game started. Kickhams played with the aid of the strong wind in the opening half and raced into a two-point lead in the opening stages following points by Ger Browne and Eoin Carew. Moycarkey-Borris responded with points from play by Phil Kelly and Pat Carey. Kickhams were playing the better hurling at this stage and a long range free by Eoin Carew dropped to Davy Butler who’s shot from close range hit the back of the net. Kickhams followed this up with three quick points to lead by six points after ten minutes.

Pat Carey added a point from play in the tenth minute but Kickhams continued to dominate and stretched their lead to 8 points after the first quarter, 1-8 to 0-3. At this stage, with Kickhams in dominant form, the 12-point winning margin required didn’t look impossible. Moycarkey-Borris received a further set-back when centre-back David Morris was forced off with a head injury in the 24th minute to be replaced by Kieran Cummins. While Moycarkey’s play didn’t improve significantly in the closing stages of the first half, the Kickhams scoring rate slowed down and by the interval, Moycarkey had reduced the deficit to 1-10 to 0-6.

Anthony McKelvey replaced Paul Dempsey for Moycarkey-Borris for the second half as the Mid side looked to get back in to the game with wind advantage. Moycarkey scored early points from Rory Ryan, McKelvey (free) and Pat Carey before Kickhams replied with two pointed frees. In the 41st minute, Anthony McKelvey gathered a long ball in to the danger area before being fouled at the expense of a penalty which was expertly converted for a goal by the same player. Further points by Pat Carey and Phil Kelly brought the sides level after 43 minutes, 1-12 to 1-12.

Moycarkey-Borris continued to play well and after 50 minutes, had taken the lead for the first time after points by Phil Kelly and McKelvey (free) to leave the scoreline 1-14 to 1-13. To their credit, Kickhams continued to put on the pressure and managed to dominate the closing stages. Goals were required for the West side and while they didn’t arrive, the Kickhams did manage to outscore Moycarkey by 0-6 to 0-2 in the last ten minutes to record a three-point victory, 1-19 to 1-16.
Moycarkey-Borris: Bill McCormack; Niall O’Sullivan, James Power, Kevin Moran; Conor Hayes, David Morris, Pat Molloy; Rory Ryan (0-1), Phil Kelly (0-5); Niall Heffernan, Pat Carey (0-4), Tom Hayes; Kieran Morris (0-3 frees), Paul Dempsey, Mossy Bracken
Subs: Kieran Cummins for David Morris (24m, injured), Anthony McKelvey (1-2, 1-0 penalty, 0-2 frees) for Dempsey (HT), Pat Ralph (0-1) for Ryan (50m), Matty Ryan for Kieran Morris (55m)

Tipperary Water County Junior A Hurling Championship Semi Final
On Sunday last Moycarkey Borris supporters travelled to Templemore to watch their Junior A Hurling team play Toomevara in the County Semi Final. Moycarkey Borris opened their game well with points from John Bergin (3) and a free from Brian Moran to be three points the better of Toomevara’s, Paddy Grace’s single point. Toomevara soon settled in the play and scored three unanswered points to equalise the game on the tenth minute. Brian Moran put Moycarkey back in front again in the fourteenth minute with another point but as the quarter turned Toomevara’s Paddy Grace equalised again. Points were traded again with Anthony Healy and Shane Nolan, Toomevara but on the nineteenth minute Toomevara’s Kieran Flaherty pushed them forward. This was aided by two more pointed frees from Paddy Grace before Moycarkey’s JJ Darmody raised their white flag. This was soon neutralised by a David Young point. In the final minutes of the half Gerry McGuire and Brian Moran traded two points with Paddy Grace to go in at half time Toomevara 0-12 Moycarkey Borris 0-9.

Toomevara opened the second half scoring with a point from Paddy Grace which Joey Doran neutralised. Shane Nolan on the thirty sixth minute stretched Toomevara’s lead to four points. Points were traded again in the forty second minute with Joey Doran and Paddy Grace. On the forty fourth minute Moycarkey rallied and added two quick points from Brian Moran and Anthony Healy to keep them in the game, Toomevara 0-15 Moycarkey Borris 0-13. This comeback was shortlived as Toomevara’s defence did not allow Moycarkey to build on it. Points from newly introduced substitute, Pauric Shanahan and Shane Nolan retained the four-point margin. Moycarkey sub Rob Doran scored their final point of the game but Paddy Grace added two further points for Toomevara to leave the final score; Toomevara 0-19 Moycarkey Borris 0-14.
Moycarkey-Borris: David Ryan; Mikey Bergin, Daniel Kirby, Timmy Ryan; Eric Fanning, Niall O’Sullivan, Rory O’Regan; Eoghan Hayes, Gerry McGuire (0-1); Jamie Costello, John Bergin (0-3), JJ Darmody (0-1); Brian Moran (0-4, 0-2 frees), Tony Flanagan, Anthony Healy (0-2)
Subs: Peter O’Brien for Mikey Bergin (injured), Joey Doran (0-2) for Jamie Costello (23rd), Rob Doran (0-1) for Tony Flanagan (h/t), Kevin O’Regan for Brian Moran (58th).

Tipperary Water County Minor A Hurling Championship Final

There is a DVD of the Minor A Hurling Final available to be purchased, anyone interested should contact Michelle McKelvey on 086 8945809.

Under 15 Team
In the Mid Tipperary Under 15 B Shield Hurling, Moycarkey Borris drew with Boherlahan Dualla on Saturday last on a score line Boherlahan Dualla 1-9 Moycarkey-Borris 0-12

Moycarkey Borris Camogie and Ladies Football Club
Under 19 team

Moycarkey Borris Under 19 team will play Moyne Templetuohy in the Tipperary Ladies Football Under 19 Championship in Littleton on Sunday, October 22nd at 4.45pm.

Under 10 team
Moycarkey Borris Under 10 team travelled to Duneske Cahir on Saturday last and took part in a football blitz against teams from Cahir, Ballyporeen and Galtee Rovers. Thanks to Cahir Ladies Football club for hosting.

Under 8 team
Well done to Moycarkey Borris Under 8 team who travelled to Duneske Cahir for the Cahir Ladies Football Club Under 8 blitz. All girls had a great day of ladies football and fun.

Information concerning Moycarkey Borris Clubs will appear in these notes. If you wish to include any item of interest, please contact us at pro.moycarkeyborris.tipperary@gaa.ie before 8pm on SUNDAY. Visit the Moycarkey Borris web site at www.moycarkeyborris.com to keep up to date with all the latest news.

Moycarkey Borris GAA Club Notes, 9th October 2017

posted 10 Oct 2017, 12:02 by Michelle Donnelly

Tipperary Water County Minor A Hurling Championship Final - Roscrea 3-12 Moycarkey-Borris 0-14
Report by Ed Donnelly
Roscrea are the 2017 County Minor A Hurling Champions after a deserved seven point victory over Moycarkey-Borris at a packed Templemore on Saturday.
Moycarkey-Borris made the better start with two quick points from Bill Maher and Anthony McKelvey. However, Roscrea soon got in to their stride and began to lay siege to the Moycarkey-Borris goal. The North champions managed to score five of the next six points of the game with Glenn Loughnane, Owen Tynan, Luke Cashin and Jason Gilmartin getting in on the scoring act to leave Roscrea in front by 0-5 to 0-3 after 13 minutes.
Roscrea should have been more in front but for hitting six wides in the opening quarter. After being out of the game, Moycarkey-Borris eventually got in to the stride and scored four points on the trot to lead by 0-7 to 0-5 after 21 minutes. A minute later, Roscrea’s general superiority was finally reflected on the scoreboard when Vladislav Bodros caught a high ball on the edge of the square, turned and finished to the net to give Roscrea the lead.
Roscrea added the next two points before Moycarkey-Borris finished the first half scoring with a long range Anthony McKelvey free to leave the half-time score 1-7 to 0-8 in favour of Roscrea. The first half wide count was 8 to Roscrea and 1 to Moycarkey-Borris.
The Mid champions began the second half in better form and two quick points brought the sides level after 33 minutes. The teams traded pointed frees a minute later before a seven minute period where the play was intense but no scores were recorded, mainly due to the outstanding tackling on both teams.
The next score was going to be crucial and so it proved when Vladislav Bodros scored his and Roscrea’s second goal in the 41st minute to put in side in front by 2-8 to 0-11. Moycarkey tried their best to get back in to the game but found the Roscrea goalkeeper Graham Fahy in good form as he made two top-class saves from firstly Darren Flood and then Max Hackett. Having kept their goal intact, Roscrea slowly but surely edged further in front and by the 55th minute, led by six points, 2-12 to 0-12.
Moycarkey-Borris added two points to reduce the deficit to four but after missing out on some earlier goal chances, the impressive Daniel Ryan ended this game as a contest when he finished a long solo run with a goal two minutes in to injury time. That would be the final score of the game and soon afterwards, referee John McCormack blew for full-time and Roscrea were crowned champions.
Afterwards, County Board Chairman Michael Bourke presented the cup to the Roscrea captain Stephen Carey. Despite hitting 12 wides during the hour, Roscrea were fully deserving winners with their work rate, in particular in defence putting any Moycarkey-Borris player in possession under serious pressure. Roscrea also had a more balanced team with eight players scoring from play. On the other hand, Moycarkey-Borris had just five scorers from play with Anthony McKelvey scoring 10 of their 14 points.
Despite this County Final disappointment, Moycarkey-Borris can be encouraged by their campaign, securing tight wins over JK Brackens and Holycross to win the Mid before accounting for Moyle Rovers in the County Semi-Final. On this occasion, Moycarkey-Borris simply lost to the better team and there is no disgrace in that.
There is a DVD of the match available to be ordered, contact Michelle Spillane-Mckelvey, 086 8945809.
Moycarkey-Borris: Rhys Shelly; Peter Melbourne, Tom Ryan, Kieran Kearney; Kevin Hayes, Zach Jackson, Rory Darmody; Bill Maher (0-1), Jack Fallon (0-1); Max Hackett (0-1), John Kirwan, Shane Maher; Mark Heffernan, Anthony McKelvey (0-10, 0-7 frees), Darren Flood (0-1)
Subs: Diarmuid Maher, Jack Hackett, David O’Donnell

Tipperary Water County Intermediate Football Semi-Final - Clonmel Óg 2-12 Moycarkey-Borris 0-8
Report by Ed Donnelly
Clonmel Óg secured a 10-point victory over Moycarkey-Borris in the County Intermediate Football Semi-Final at New Inn on Sunday afternoon.
This game was decided in the opening half when Clonmel Óg raced in to a seven-point lead after eight minutes, the goal coming from Aaron Arrigan to put them in front by 1-4 to 0-0. When midfielder Graham Quinn scored Clonmel Óg’s second goal in the 20th minute, his side led by 2-5 to 0-0 and the game was over as a contest.
Moycarkey-Borris had plenty of possession in the opening half but with the Clonmel Óg defence playing well, the Mid champions were restricted to shots from long range. On this occasion, the shooting radar for Moycarkey-Borris was clearly not working in that first half as despite having more shots on goal in the first half than their opponents, Moycarkey failed to score and by the interval, Clonmel Óg led by 2-7 to 0-0. Moycarkey-Borris kicked 10 wides in the opening half and dropped three other shots short.
Moycarkey-Borris finally got off the mark in the first minute of the second half when Rory Ryan scored a point from play. Moycarkey had the better of the opening stages of the second half and points by Anthony Healy (2 frees) and Rory Ryan had reduced the deficit to 10 points after 37 minutes.
Alas, that was as close as Moycarkey would get as both teams went through the motions in the final 20 minutes. Indeed, neither team scored from play in the last 25 minutes. The full-time whistle was greeted with cheers of joy by the Clonmel Óg supporters while Moycarkey-Borris will have to be content with the Mid title after their three-match campaign.
Moycarkey-Borris: Daniel Kirby; Tom Hayes, Niall O’Sullivan, James Power; Kevin Moran, Chris McCullagh, Niall Heffernan; Conor Hayes (Captain), Paul Dempsey; David Morris, Phil Kelly, Pat Molloy; Jack Hackett, Rory Ryan (0-5, 0-3 frees), Anthony Healy (0-3 frees)
Subs: Kieran Cummins for Molloy (HT), Ger Carey for Power (44m)

Buster Night Fundraiser
On Saturday, October 7th, Moycarkey Borris GAA Club hosted a fundraising buster night in Thurles Greyhound Stadium. A great Moycarkey presence was in the Greyhound Stadium on the night and thanks to all who purchased the buster tickets. The winner of the buster race was Jack Pyne, Roscrea and Anne Flanagan, Forgestown.
The “Fastest Man in the Parish” was decided on the night when nine members raced 330 yards around the greyhound track. Thanks to Niall Heffernan, Tom Hayes, Michael Cussen, JJ Darmody, Rory Ryan, Chris McCullagh, Kieran Cummins, James Power and Gerry McGuire for competing on the night. Congratulations to JJ Darmody who won the race and Kieran Cummins for giving him stiff competition to finish in second place.
All proceeds from the night went to the Club Development Fund and a special mention to the committee who worked tirelessly on the Fundraiser. Thanks to all who sponsored prizes on the night.

Paddy Cooney Tournament
The Paddy Cooney tournament was held in Littleton on Saturday last. Thanks to all the clubs when attended - Roscrea, Borris-Ileigh, Drom and Inch, Ballingarry, Gortnahoe Glengoole, Na Piarsaigh Limerick and Killenaule. A great day of fun and hurling was had by all with Ballingarry winning the A Final, Borris-Ileigh taking the B title. In the C Final Roscrea came out on top and Drom took the D title.

County Board Draw
The Tipperary GAA County Board Draw was held on Friday last in Rockys Bar, Nenagh. Moycarkey Borris had no winners on the night. Thank you to all the members who support the County Board Draw and we look forward to your continued support. Any monies due can paid by contacting your promoter.

Information concerning Moycarkey Borris Clubs will appear in these notes. If you wish to include any item of interest, please contact us at pro.moycarkeyborris.tipperary@gaa.ie
 before 8pm on SUNDAY. Visit the Moycarkey Borris web site at www.moycarkeyborris.com to keep up to date with all the latest news.

Moycarkey Borris GAA Club Notes, 2nd October 2017

posted 3 Oct 2017, 14:47 by Michelle Donnelly

Buster Night Fundraiser
On Saturday, October 7th, Moycarkey Borris GAA Club will hold a fundraising buster night in Thurles Greyhound Stadium. All monies raised from the night will go the development fund. Tickets for the buster night are available from any club officer and everyone’s support will be greatly appreciated. In order for the proceeds tickets must be purchased in advance of the night, tickets are €10 and include admission to the Greyhound Stadium on the night.

On the night there will a race to identify the “Fastest Man in the Parish” and the competitors will be Niall Heffernan, Tom Hayes, Michael Cussen, JJ Darmody, Rory Ryan, Chris McCullagh, Kieran Cummins, James Power and Gerry McGuire. Each runner will require your support in their journey so get your buster tickets from the club and join us on the night.

Tipperary Water County Minor A Hurling Championship Final - Moycarkey-Borris 4-18 Moyle Rovers 1-13
Report by Ed Donnelly

Moycarkey-Borris qualified for the County Minor Hurling Final following a comprehensive 14-point victory over the South Champions Moyle Rovers on Saturday in Golden.

Moycarkey dominated the early exchanges and following a number of spurned goal chances, Anthony McKelvey raised a green flag in the 7th minute as Moycarkey led by 1-3 to 0-1. Moyle Rovers recovered well and following a pointed free by Ben Owens, Luke Delahunty scored three points from play on the trot to leave just a point between the teams after 17 minutes, 1-3 to 0-5.

Darren Flood recorded Moycarkey’s first score in 11 minutes when he pointed from play in the 19th minute before McKelvey struck for his and Moycarkey’s second goal a minute later to leave five points between the teams, 2-4 to 0-5. Moyle Rovers were still playing well and they traded score for score with their Mid opponents heading in to first half injury time. In the additional three minutes played, Moycarkey added unanswered points from play by Bill Maher, Jack Fallon and Mark Heffernan to give the Moycarkey side an unflattering seven-point interval lead, 2-9 to 0-8.

Moycarkey opened the second half scoring with a pointed ‘65 after Darren Flood’s goal chance had been deflected moments earlier. From the resultant puckout, Moyle Rovers Rian Quigley gained possession and following a good run, hit an unstoppable shot to the net to leave the score 2-10 to 1-8. Moycarkey responded with points by McKelvey, Max Hackett and Darren Flood before two goals in a minute by Anthony McKelvey ended the game as a contest with Moycarkey in front by 4-13 to 1-8 after 40 minutes.

Both teams emptied the benches in the final 20 minutes with 10 subs being introduced which affected the flow of the game as each side added five points in the closing stages. When referee Peter Carroll blew for full-time, Moycarkey had booked their play in next weekend’s County Final where Roscrea will be the opponents. Moycarkey-Borris: Rhys Shelly; Peter Melbourne, Tom Ryan, Kieran Kearney; Kevin Hayes, Zach Jackson, Rory Darmody; Bill Maher (0-1), Jack Fallon (0-1); Max Hackett (0-4), John Kirwan (0-1), Shane Maher; Mark Heffernan (0-1), Anthony McKelvey (4-8, 0-3 frees), Darren Flood (0-2)
Subs: David O’Donnell, Michael Murphy, Diarmuid Maher, Jack Hackett, Bill Hackett

Tipperary Water County Intermediate Football Quarter-Final - Moycarkey-Borris 0-11 Father Sheehys 0-10
Report by Ed Donnelly

Three unanswered points in the closing stages helped Moycarkey-Borris to a come from behind victory over Father Sheehys at New Inn on Sunday afternoon.

This contest was close all through with no more than two points between the sides at any stage of the game. The opening exchanges saw a good goal chance for Moycarkey’s Anthony Healy which was saved and from the resultant clearance, the ball was worked to the impressive Colin English who opened the scoring for Father Sheehys.

Moycarkey-Borris would respond in the best possible fashion with three quick points from play by Anthony Healy, Kieran Morris and Rory Ryan to take a 0-3 to 0-1 lead after five minutes. Ben Hyland and Brian Hyland then scored points from play for Father Sheehys and the sides were level after ten minutes.

The scoring rate dropped somewhat in the second quarter as both teams racked up the wides. Moycarkey took the lead again with points from play by Kevin Moran and Phil Kelly before Sean Flynn and Colin English replied with points for Father Sheehys. Moycarkey-Borris were dealt a serious blow in the closing stages of the first half as Pat Ralph and Kieran Morris were forced to retire with injuries to be replaced by Tom Hayes and James Power. It was Tom Hayes who finished the first half scoring with one of his first plays and his point ensured Moycarkey-Borris led by 0-6 to 0-5 at the interval.

It took all of six minutes for the first score of the second half, a point from play by Conor Hayes for Moycarkey-Borris. Father Sheehys general play had improved since half-time and allied to a number of bad wides for Moycarkey-Borris, the team from the South division began to take control. In a 12 minute period, Father Sheehys outscored their opponents by 0-5 to 0-1 to turn a two point deficit in to a two point lead. Colin English recorded three of those Father Sheehys points with Ben Hyland and Liam O’Connor also chipping in while the sole Moycarkey-Borris reply was a converted ’45 by Paul Dempsey.

Anthony Healy reduced the deficit to a single point in the 53rd minute and after a number of missed chances, the Mid champions eventually drew level with another converted ’45 by Paul Dempsey to leave the scores 0-10 to 0-10. With extra time looking a distinct possibility, there was still time for one further score as Moycarkey-Borris worked the ball to Rory Ryan who raised the white flag to put his side in front.

Moycarkey-Borris won the subsequent kick out and proceeded to keep possession to run down the clock. A dangerous game for sure but to their credit, Moycarkey held the ball for well over a minute until such time that referee Paddy Russell deemed the game to be over and Moycarkey-Borris ran out one-point winners.

Moycarkey-Borris will be delighted with this victory after a 105-day gap since their one and only Football game to date in this grade. The game should bring them on and their shooting will need to improve for the semi-final after kicking 13 wides on this occasion along with a number of balls dropped short. Kiladangan, Clonoulty-Rossmore or Clonmel Óg are Moycarkey’s possible opponents in the semi-final.

Moycarkey-Borris: Daniel Kirby; Chris McCullagh, Kevin Moran (0-1), Niall O’Sullivan; Niall Heffernan, David Morris, Conor Hayes (0-1); Pat Carey, Paul Dempsey (0-2 45’s); Kieran Morris (0-1), Phil Kelly (0-1), Rory Ryan (0-2); Pat Ralph, Anthony Healy (0-2), Jack Hackett
Subs: Tom Hayes (0-1) for Ralph (25m, injured), James Power for Kieran Morris (27m, injured), Ger Carey for Hackett (43m), Kieran Cummins for Kelly (59m)

Under 15 Team
Congratulations to Moycarkey Borris who overcame Gortnahoe Glengoole in the Mid Tipperary Under 15 B Hurling Shield on a score line of Moycarkey-Borris 2-15 Gortnahoe-Glengoole 1-15.

Under 13 Team
Commiserations to Moycarkey Borris who were defeated by Holycross in the Mid Tipperary Under 13 A Hurling Shield.

Under 11 Team
Congratulations to Moycarkey Borris who defeated JK Brackens in the Mid Tipperary Under 11 Group 1 Shield Final on a score line of Moycarkey-Borris 4-10 JK Brackens 4-4 on Saturday last.

Under 8 Team
Well done to the Moycarkey Borris Under 8 team who took part in a Gaelic Football Blitz on Friday last.

Paddy Cooney Tournament
The Paddy Cooney tournament is for Under 10’s and we welcome clubs from other counties to compete in the club grounds in the memory of Paddy Cooney, who was a member of the club. The tournament will go ahead on this Saturday, 7th October at 10am in Littleton.

Moycarkey Borris Camogie and Ladies Football Club
Under 10 Camogie

Well done to Moycarkey Borris Under 10 Camogie team who travelled to Boherlahan on Saturday last. They played matches against Eire Og Annacarty and Boherlahan and had a great day of fun and games. Thanks to Boherlahan for organising.

Information concerning Moycarkey Borris Clubs will appear in these notes. If you wish to include any item of interest, please contact us at pro.moycarkeyborris.tipperary@gaa.ie before 8pm on SUNDAY. Visit the Moycarkey Borris web site at www.moycarkeyborris.com to keep up to date with all the latest news.

Moycarkey Borris GAA Club Notes, 25th September 2017

posted 26 Sep 2017, 14:58 by Michelle Donnelly

Junior B Football Championship
Commiserations to Moycarkey Borris who were defeated by Boherlahan Dualla in the Jim and Anne Kennedy Mid Tipperary Junior B Football Championship on Saturday last.

Upcoming Fixtures
Moycarkey Borris supporters will have a busy weekend next weekend as their Senior, Junior and Minor Hurling teams are due to be in action, check www.moycarkeyborris.com for fixture details.

Under 15 Team
Commiserations to Moycarkey Borris Under 15 team who were defeated by Upperchurch Drombane in the Mid Tipperary Under 15 B Hurling Shield.

Under 11 Team
Congratulations to Moycarkey Borris Under 11 Group 4 team who defeated Thurles Gaels in the Mid Tipperary Under 11 Group 4 Hurling Shield and on Saturday they played a stronger Boherlahan Dualla in the same competition.

Under 8 Team

Well done to Moycarkey Borris Under 8 team who travelled to Durlas Óg to play their host in a match.

Buster Night Fundraiser
On Saturday, October 7th, Moycarkey Borris GAA Club will hold a fundraising buster night in Thurles Greyhound Stadium. All monies raised from the night will go the development fund. Tickets for the buster night are available from any club officer and everyone’s support will be greatly appreciated. Tickets are €10 and include admission to the Greyhound Stadium on the night.
On the night there will a race to identify the “Fastest Man in the Parish” and the competitors will be Niall Heffernan, Tom Hayes, Michael Cussen, JJ Darmody, Rory Ryan, Chris McCullagh, Kieran Cummins, James Power and Gerry McGuire. Each runner will require your support in their journey so get your buster tickets from the club and join us on the night.

Paddy Cooney Tournament
This tournament was postponed last year due to the pitch development in the club grounds. This tournament is for Under 10’s and we welcome clubs from other counties to compete in the club grounds in the memory of Paddy Cooney, who was a member of the club. The tournament will go ahead on Saturday, 7th October.

Moycarkey Borris Camogie and Ladies Football Club
Under 10 Camogie

Well done to Moycarkey Borris Under 10 Camogie team who travelled to Borrisoleigh for the Tomas Max camogie tournament on Fri evening last. We were beaten by 1 point in the final by Toomevara. Thanks to Borrisoleigh and the Max family for the invitation.

Tipperary Ladies Football Team
Congratulations to Catriona Walsh who captured an All Ireland Medal when she represented her County in the TG4 All Ireland Ladies Football Intermediate Championship Final on Sunday last. The club organised a bus of juvenile players and adult members to support Catriona & the Tipperary team.

Information concerning Moycarkey Borris Clubs will appear in these notes. If you wish to include any item of interest, please contact us at pro.moycarkeyborris.tipperary@gaa.ie before 8pm on SUNDAY. Visit the Moycarkey Borris web site at www.moycarkeyborris.com to keep up to date with all the latest news.

Moycarkey Borris GAA Club Notes, 18th September 2017

posted 19 Sep 2017, 11:57 by Michelle Donnelly

"Tipperary Water" Seamus O Riain Cup Relegation
Seamus O’Riain Cup Relegation - Moycarkey-Borris 1-22 Ballingarry 0-11

By Ed Donnelly
Moycarkey-Borris took a significant step in retaining their Senior status by putting in a dominant performance to see off the challenge of Ballingarry at a sunny Leahy Park Cashel on Sunday afternoon.

Both of these clubs had won their opening games by large margins and a close game was expected, in particular following a two-point victory by Ballingarry when the sides met in the County Senior Hurling League in June.

Ballingarry got off to the better start, taking a 0-2 to 0-1 lead inside five minutes, the scores coming from Ian Ivors (free) and Dylan Walsh with Moycarkey’s reply from a Kieran Morris pointed free. Moycarkey would add the next two points courtesy of two further Morris frees before the same player found Tom Hayes in space and the Moycarkey-Borris wing-forward’s shot beat James Logue in the Ballingarry goal to raise the green flag and put Moycarkey in front by four points. The teams traded pointed frees from Ian Ivors and Kieran Morris to leave Moycarkey in front by 1-4 to 0-3 heading in to the second quarter.

Boosted by the good start, Moycarkey went on to dominate the remainder of the opening half as points followed from Pat Carey, Kieran Morris (4), Phil Kelly and Paul Dempsey with a solitary reply courtesy of an Ian Ivors point from play for Ballingarry. The South club did manage to add two pointed frees from Adrian Cleere in first half injury time to leave Moycarkey in front by double-scores at the interval, 1-11 to 0-7.

Ballingarry needed a strong start to the second half but scores were at a premium in the third quarter as both teams cancelled each other out. Ballingarry added three points courtesy of Adrian Cleere and two pointed frees by Philip Ivors with Moycarkey adding three points from play by Kieran Morris (2) and Rory Ryan to leave the scores 1-14 to 0-10 heading in to the final 15 minutes.

As both clubs began to introduce substitutes, it was the Moycarkey-Borris bench which made the greater impact in the closing stages. Anthony McKelvey was introduced for Paul Dempsey and helped himself to three points in the closing stages while another substitute Pat Ralph also got on the scoresheet. Kieran Morris (2), Bill McCormack (free) and Pat Carey added further points for a rampant Moycarkey side in the final quarter and long before the finish, this game was over as a contest with Moycarkey-Borris winning by 14 points, 1-22 to 0-11.

Moycarkey-Borris will now play Knockavilla Donaskeigh Kickhams in their final game in two weeks time needing to avoid a heavy defeat to preserve their Senior status for 2018.

Moycarkey-Borris: Bill McCormack (0-1 free); Chris McCullagh, James Power, Kevin Moran; Conor Hayes, David Morris, Pat Molloy; Rory Ryan (0-1), Phil Kelly (0-1); Niall Heffernan, Pat Carey (0-2), Tom Hayes (1-0); Kieran Morris (0-12, 0-8 frees), Paul Dempsey (0-1), Mossy Bracken

Subs: Niall O’Sullivan for Kevin Moran (h/t), Anthony McKelvey (0-3, 0-1 free) for Paul Dempsey (37th minute), Kieran Cummins for Rory Ryan (50th minute), Pat Ralph (0-1) for Phil Kelly (51st minute), Mattie Ryan for Niall Heffernan (55th minute)

Junior Championship
Tipperary Water County Junior “A” Hurling Championship Quarter-Final - Moycarkey-Borris 0-13 Skeheenarinky 0-10

By Ed Donnelly
Moycarkey-Borris are through to the County Junior “A” Hurling Semi-Finals following a hard-earned victory over South Champions Skeheenarinky at a rain-sodden Cahir GAA grounds on Saturday afternoon.

Brian Moran opened the scoring for Moycarkey-Borris with a point from play in the opening minute but we would have to wait another 12 minutes before the next score, a pointed free from Brian Moran. Skeheenarinky got off the mark in the 14th minute with a pointed free by Fionan O’Sullivan. Points followed from John Bergin and Conor Sweeney (free) to leave the scoreline at 0-3 to 0-2 in favour of Moycarkey-Borris after 20 minutes. Moycarkey-Borris were having the better of the general play at this stage and allied to a high work rate, the scores began to flow with Tony Flanagan, Brian Moran (free) and John Bergin (2) adding points. A solitary reply from Conor Sweeney (free) left the Mid side in control at the interval, 0-7 to 0-3.

The opening stages of the second half looked like it would more of the same as John Bergin and Jamie Costello scored points from play to put Moycarkey-Borris in front by 0-9 to 0-3. However, Skeheenarinky were not crowned South champions for no reason and they began to dominate at half-back and midfield to begin their comeback. A pointed free by Conor Sweeney was followed quickly by two points from play by Tommy and Conor Sweeney, the only scores from play for Skeheenarinky in the game. These scores were followed by three pointed frees by Conor Sweeney and after 47 minutes, the scores were level at 0-9 to 0-9 and all the momentum was with Skeheenarinky.

At this stage, Moycarkey-Borris began to empty the bench in an attempt to wrestle back control in match. Without exception, each of the substitutes contributed when introduced as Moycarkey had to win this game for a second time. At nine points apiece, the next score would be crucial and when substitute Micheal Cussen was fouled, Brian Moran pointed the free to put Moycarkey-Borris back in front after 50 minutes. After five minutes of end to end hurling but no scores, Anthony Healy won possession and after a long run scored a point from play. Two minutes later, substitute Joey Doran scored another Moycarkey point from play to give the Mid side a three-point advantage heading in to the closing stages.

In the 59th minute, Skeheenarinky won possession inside the 20 metre line and despite having an overlap where a goal chance looked likely, the referee blew for a free in which was pointed by Conor Sweeney to leave just two points between the sides. Skeheenarinky dropped a number of balls in to the danger area in the remaining moments but the Moycarkey-Borris defence along with substitute JJ Darmody managed to clear their lines and in the final action, substitute Rob Doran scored a point from play to leave the final score, 0-13 to 0-10.

Moycarkey-Borris ended the game with 7 different scorers from play with John Bergin in particular doing well at centre-forward scoring four. On the flip side, Skeheenarinky only scored 2 of their 10 points from play and in the end, that ultimately was the difference between the sides.

Moycarkey-Borris: David Ryan; Mikey Bergin, Aidan Maher, Timmy Ryan; Eric Fanning, Niall O’Sullivan, Rory O’Regan; Eoghan Hayes, Gerry McGuire; Jamie Costello (0-1), John Bergin (0-4), Brian Moran (0-4, 0-3 frees); Anthony Healy (0-1), Tony Flanagan (0-1), Ger Carey

Subs: Micheal Cussen for Hayes (blood – 3m-8m), Kevin O’Regan for McGuire (blood – 7m-8m), Micheal Cussen for Carey (41m), Joey Doran (0-1) for Costello (48m), Rob Doran (0-1) for Flanagan (52m), JJ Darmody for McGuire (56m)

Under 15 Team
Commiserations to Moycarkey Borris Under 15 team who were defeated by Boherlahan.

Under 11 Team
Commiserations to Moycarkey Borris Under 11 Group 4 team who were defeated by Thurles Gaels in the Mid Tipperary Under 11 Group 4 Shield.

Club Meeting
Moycarkey Borris GAA Club will hold a Senior Club meeting on Wednesday, September 20th at 8.30pm in the club rooms. All members welcome.

Buster Night Fundraiser
On Saturday, October 7th, Moycarkey Borris GAA Club will hold a fundraising buster night in Thurles Greyhound Stadium. All monies raised from the night will go the development fund. Tickets for the buster night are available from any club officer and everyone’s support will be greatly appreciated. Tickets are €10 and include admission to the Greyhound Stadium on the night.

Paddy Cooney Tournament
This tournament was postponed last year due to the pitch development in the club grounds. This tournament is for Under 10’s and we welcome clubs from other counties to compete in the club grounds in the memory of Paddy Cooney, who was a member of the club. The tournament will go ahead on Saturday, 7th October.

Moycarkey Borris Camogie and Ladies Football Club
Under 14

Commiserations to Moycarkey Borris Under 14 Ladies Football team who were defeated by Silvermines in the Tipperary Ladies Football Under 14 Championship. However, the team defeated Holycross in the same competition a few days later.

Under 10
Well done to the two Moycarkey Borris Under 10 Camogie teams who travelled to Holycross on Saturday and took part in a tournament where we played matches against Holycross, Borrisoleigh and Annacarty. We were beaten by a strong Holycross team in the final. Thanks to Holycross for the invitation.

Information concerning Moycarkey Borris Clubs will appear in these notes. If you wish to include any item of interest, please contact us at pro.moycarkeyborris.tipperary@gaa.ie before 8pm on SUNDAY. Visit the Moycarkey Borris web site at www.moycarkeyborris.com to keep up to date with all the latest news.

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