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North Tipperary teams dominated at Templemore as Toomevara and Kilruane MacDonagh rule the roost

Noel Dundon

Noel Dundon

7 Apr 2019


Tipp SHC

Tipperary senior hurling championship saw wins for Toomevara and Kilruane MacDonagh at Templemore

Perfect conditions at Templemore saw some fine hurling in both games

It was a good day for the teams from North Tipperary at todays double header in Templemore in the Tipperary Water county senior hurling championship, with Toomevara and Kilruane MacDonagh coming out on top against Moycarkey Borris and Killenaule respectively.

On a glorious afternoon for hurling, and with the pitch in top order, there was some fine fare in the matches which drew a sizeable attendance.

In the first game, 0-10 from Tipperary panelist Mark McCarthy helped Toomevara to a 2-19 to 1-17 win over Moycarkey Borris who had 0-11 from their talisman Kieran Morris.  The Toome' lads led by 2-8 to 0-9 at the interval - their goals coming from Paul Ryan in the 12th minute, and then Joey McLoughney in the 33rd minute.

McLoughney finished with 1-4 to his name, but it was the first half goals which were to prove the difference right the way through. Moycarkey Borris put together some good sequences of play, but they just could not get back on terms, even allowing for the addition of a  Max Hackett goal four minutes into the second half.  Toomevara were just able to keep the scoreboard ticking over and each time Moycarkey Borris came back at them, they tagged on more. 

The loss of Anthony McKelvey through injury for the last quarter didn't help the mid men's cause and they had to give best to a Toome' side which showed great endeavour throughout. Final score Toomevara 2-19 Moycarkey Borris 1-17.

Under 14A Feile Final 2019

posted 13 Mar 2019, 07:49 by Juarez South

Jimmy Coppinger Feile na nGael ‘A’ Final
Durlas Óg 2.09
Moycarkey Borris 1.09 AET
Ref: Martin Ryan
Durlas Óg withstood a rousing comeback surrendering an eight point lead in the final minutes of normal time. It was Evan Callanan’s thirty metre run and shot to the bottom corner that seperated the teams at the final whistle in a heart stopping final encounter.
There will be better days weather wise we hope will there be matches as good we certainly hope so too. Three points either side of half-time Durlas Óg were comfortable. Moycarkey hit the final six scores in normal time two more five minute halves needed. Extra-time the wind assisted team hit two points to keep it level and with a replay looking like the only outcome Evan hit the winner. That said there was one last chance when Bill Flanagan caught the ball as he turned the ball fell to ground only to be cleared.
Moycarkey probably dominated the territory but found it hard to shoot points into a strong wind and when the ball dropped inside the ‘21’ Durlas Óg’s back line were quick to clear. It took twelve minutes before any movement on the score board. The first clear chances fell to Durlas Óg who found Sean Graham in fine form making two excellent saves. The second wasn’t fully cleared Evan Callanan sent a ball back across Michael McCormack first time overhead hit the net. That was followed by a Daniel Rossiter point before Moycarkey got something to show for their efforts. Two Joe Egan frees gave plenty of encouragement. However another Joe, Joe Cornally was getting a lot of possesion and troubling the Borris backs. He hit the first of three Óg points that gave his team a five point gap at the break. Daniel Rossiter hit a free plus one from play, 1.04 - .02.
The second half was not without drama as Durlas Óg were reduced to fouteen after four minutes for an off the ball incident. Joe Cornally collected a free sending it over. Moments later a Durlas Óg wide was quickly forgotten as Daniel Rossiter caught the puck out sending it back over. Next up Mikey Lawlor sent a high point over. The lead was now eight with eight minutes gone in the second half. The tide was about to turn and in a five minute barrage Moycarkey pulled themselves level. Joe’s free got the ball rolling. The vital score Tom Ryan somehow dug out a ball Callum Twomey in the right place hit the goal. Cillian Doran, Liam Corcoran and the excellent Jack Hayes all pointed before another Joe Egan free tied up the teams. It was on to extra-time and neither team was allowing forwards the room to break away. Daniel Rossiter hit a free before Kieran Purcell capped a fine display with a point from play. The second half saw Moycarkey match that haul. That man Joe hit a final free before adding a point from play. Time was running out and with the wind Moycarkey were drawn up field a Durlas Óg clearence was collected by Evan Callanan he ran on unopposed side stepping the defender before firing home.

The final whistle brought to an end a highly entertaining match Chairman Michael Delaney pondered what the year ahead may hold given what we had just wittnessed. Along with sponsor Jimmy Coppinger & Secretary Catherine Dunne presented the trophy to cpatains Kieran Purcell & Daniel Rossiter.

Durlas Óg Panel: James Woodlock, Dan Carroll, Emmet Ralph, Conor Gleeson, Paul Noonan, Kieran Purcell (J/C ), Michael Keogh, Michael Lawlor, Aaron Moore, Daniel Rossiter (J/C), Joe Cornally, Keith Loughnane, Eoin Carew, Evan Callnan, Michael Mc Cormack. Tristan Kelly, Stephen Dwan
Moycarkey Borris Panel: Sean Graham, Daniel Hayes, Sean Hayes, Killian Cantwell, Louis Coughlan, David Costigan, Darragh O’Dwyer, Joe Egan, Liam Corcoran, Calum Twomey, Bill Flanagan, Mikey Carroll, Rhys McCarthy, Jack Hayes, Tom Ryan. Cillian Doran, Eamonn Ryan, Daniel Whelan, Odhran Lanphier, Mark Drohan, Micheal Treacy, Ciaran Stapleton, Patrick O’Donnell, Patrick Dowling, Frankie Butler.

Minor A County Champions 2018

posted 6 Nov 2018, 14:28 by Juarez South

Tipperary Water County Minor A Hurling Final

Moycarkey Borris edge a cracker to claim major victory in the minor final

By Noel Dundon
Moycarkey Borris 2-12
Cappawhite Gaels 1-12

Twelve months after suffering the heartbreak of losing the Tipperary Water county minor A hurling final, famed Moycarkey Borris rekindled the spirit of legends past, to emerge victorious in the same competition a year later after a herculian battle at Clonoulty on Saturday afternoon against west champions Cappawhite Gaels.
When it came down to it, Moycarkey Borris just wanted it more and the level of desire they displayed throughout the field was incredible, especially in those frantic final moments as Cappawhite Gaels came in search of an equalising goal. Players found reserves of strength from somewhere and threw themselves in front of tackles to prevent the opposition from getting clean shots off – it was wonderful fare to watch, even if the conditions were not conducive to decent hurling. No, this was a day for digging out possession, fighting on the backs, and making the most of the chances which materialised. Moycarkey Borris did that and just had enough to get over the line with their noses in front.
Defeat was heartbreak for the Cappawhite Gaels lads who contributed so much to a titanic battle. From the moment Jack Fallon goalled in the 3rd minute for Moycarkey Borris, Cappawhite Gaels chased the game. But, they never gave up the chase and were to be admired for their tenacity in the tackle, their ability to get in blocks and hooks, and their determination to do whatever was required to win the game. In the end they came up just short, with the skill levels of the Shelly's in the Moycarkey Borris attack proving the big difference between the sides.
There was a huge attendance in Clonoulty for this eagerly awaited game and with the skies weeping for most of the hour, conditions were difficult for the players to master. But, their efforts at commandeering control of sliothar and hurley were admirable in a game which was very physical for a minor final. Egged on by the drenched supporters on the sidelines, the players raised their game to fever pitch level, thereby serving up a quality final, mindful of the conditions.
It was nip and tuck for the first few minutes of this game with the sides tied at 0-3 apiece after five minutes. But, Jack Fallons goal put some daylight between them and catapulted the mid champions into the driving seat.
Scores continued to be shared until half time with William Barry continuing to be the main flag raiser for Cappa' Gaels – he hit all bar one of their eight first half scores, with wing back Gearoid Ryan getting the other. But, Moycarkey Borris had been tagging on points of their own in the form of Rhys Shelly, the excellent Kyle Shelly (3) and Max Hackett to leave them with a 1-8 to 0-8 interval advantage.
It had been a fine first half contest with very little between the sides. And, it would continue in the same manner in the second half with the silverware very much in the melting pot until right till the very death. Even with four minutes of additional time played, nobody was leaving this game before the final whistle.
Cappa Gaels struck first blood after the break with another pointed free from William Barry – a score canceled by a great score from Rory Darmody almost immediately. Centre forward Ciaran Doody had another for Cappa Gaels, but a super exchange of passes between Kyle and Rhys Shelly in the 7th minute resulted in the former blasting a fine goal to extend the Moycarkey Borris lead to five points once more.
This was a real setback to the west champions but they were not about to sit on their hands and curse their misfortune. Instead they hit back with a William Barry free at the end of the third quarter. Moycarkey Borris had been threatening a second goal before Shelly's effort, and they could have had a third when Darren Flood was denied by keeper Anthony Barry. Two other goal chances led to pointed frees from Jack Fallon and Rhys Shelly, and with two goals in it, with seven minutes remaining, it seemed as though the Cappa Gaels race was run.
But, true to form, they found someting again and Ryan Renehan's goal from a free brought it back to a one score game. Colm O'Dwyer had the deficit down to two points – a dangerous lead, but Rhys Shelly bagged another pointed free to ensure that Moycarkey Borris would not be beaten, if their opponents managed to get a goal. They nearly did that too in the 32nd minute when a Renehan ground effort whipped past the upright, but at the wrong side.
Cappa Gaels threw everything into the final moments to try and snatch a draw, but Bill Maher won vital ball for Moycarkey Borris in the dying embers of this game, to quench the westerners resolve.
The Moycarkey Borris supporters were delerious with joy when the final whistle sounded. The pain of defeat from a year previously was forgotten as they celebrated with their heroes on the pitch afterwards. This fine team had answered all the questions asked of them during the course of the campaign and in the ultimate game, they had the composure and resolve to see out the contest with their noses in front.
While the Shelly's, Rhys and Kyle, were star performers all the way through for them, mention must be made of Max Hackett, Jack Fallon, Jack Morrissey, Bill Maher, Kevin Hayes. John Kirwin and Peter Melbourne who shone at different stages of the game. This well drilled side hurled with real purpose and the experience of last year was definitely a factor in their remaining cool, calm and collected when the flames were being fanned by the Cappa Gaels lads.
A tremendous victory, the parish of Moycarkey Borris will be hoping that this minor victory, which is really a major one for the club, can inspire their seniors to pursue further glory in the Seamus O'Riain Cup final on Sunday afternoon next in Semple Stadium.
There was not a lot more Cappa Gaels could have done to reverse the result of this game. They tried everything in their power, but they just had to give best in the final moments despite the efforts of William Barry, Ryan Renehan, Ciaran Doody, Philip Gantley and Brendan Murphy. Considering the make-up of their team, they would probably have preferred a dry sod for this final, but the same could be argued of Moycarkey Borris too. While they didn't manage to win the game, Cappawhite Gaels certainly won a lot of admirers for their efforts in this Tipperary Water minor A decider.

Teams and Scorers:
Moycarkey Borris: Ciaran Kirwin, Kyle Ryan, John Kirwin, Peter Melbourne, Tom Ryan, Kevin Hayes, Rory Darmody 0-1, Max Hackett 0-1, Jack Morrissey, Kyle Shelly 1-4, Bill Maher, Rhys Shelly 0-4, James Dillon, Darren Flood, Jack Fallon 1-1.
Cappawhite Gaels: Anthony Barry, Patrick Barry, Philip Gantley, Seamus Burns, Gearoid Ryan, Ryan Renehan 1-0, Mikey O'Brien, Cian Ryan, Colm O'Dwyer 0-1, William Barry 0-9, Ciaran Doody 0-1, Brendan Murphy, Dara McCarthy, Fionn Brady, Fraser Allen. Subs used: Aaron Ryan, Mikey Carmody, Daniel Clancy and Gearoid Lennon.
Referee: Peter Carroll.

Tipperary Water County Under 21 B Championship Final - Moycarkey Borris 0-28 Lorrha-Dorrha 4-11

posted 3 Dec 2017, 14:44 by Michelle Donnelly

In a thrilling, action packed County Final, Moycarkey Borris claimed the title ”County Under 21 B Hurling Champions” for the first time since 1999. Supporters who travelled to Templederry on Sunday last we treated to a spectacular game of hurling where two young Under 21 teams, neither of which had been Divisional Champions since the 90’s, searched for the title.

Lorrha-Dorrha opened the scoring with a pointed free from Brian Hogan and another point from Niall McIntyre. Moycarkey Borris had to wait a full five minutes before Anthony McKelvey pointed for them. Lorrha’s Brian Hogan pointed another free before Anthony McKelvey pointed for Moycarkey. Moycarkey Borris’s Jack Fallon equalised the game as it turned into the next quarter. From here Moycarkey pushed on further with three unanswered points from Kevin O’Regan, Anthony McKelvey (free) and Niall Heffernan. Lorrha’s reply came in the form of another pointed free when Rory Darmody was fouled for overcarrying. Unperturbed by this, Moycarkey added another three unanswered points from JJ Darmody, Jack Fallon and Anthony McKelvey before Brian Hogan pointed another free for Lorrha. The final scores of the quarter were from Tom Hayes and Anthony McKelvey, leaving the half time score Moycarkey Borris 0-11 Lorrha-Dorrha 0-5.

Even though there was a six point margin in the game it was clear both teams had an appetite for the Mick Brophy Cup and Ross O’Meara for Lorrha was first to the scoreboard in the second half with a point. A missed free for Moycarkey was recycled when Jack Fallon caught the puck out and pointed it. Moycarkey hit a purple patch with four points being added to the score board and a margin of ten points. In the forty third minute Brian Hogan pointed another free for Lorrha and four minutes later he raised the green flag from a 20 metre free. Six points was once again between the sides before Moycarkey added three unanswered points. However, this was all to change as Niall McIntyre hit two raspers into the back of the net in the fifty seventh and eighth minute. The final score of normal time was Jack Fallon’s point but this was not the all the scoring as Brian Hogan added a point and a goal from frees in injury time to force the game into extra time; Moycarkey Borris 0-20 Lorrha-Dorrha 4-8.

Moycarkey Borris’s Kieran Cummins took the game in hand in the extra time, winning the ball from the throw-in to score Moycarkey’s first point. Brian Hogan replied with a pointed free and Rhys Shelly, in the same minute, pointed a free for Moycarkey. Two further points for each side were traded again leaving a point between the sides at half time of extra time. The second half however, did separate the sides as tiredness and cramp set into both teams. Moycarkey’s Tom Hayes, Niall Heffernan, Anthony McKelvey and Bill Maher got the four unanswered points required to give the Championship title to Moycarkey. Moycarkey Borris 0-28 Lorrha-Dorrha 4-11.

Tipperary Chairman, Michael Bourke presented the Mick Brophy Cup to joint captains, Niall Heffernan and Chris McCullagh, thanking both teams for a great display of hurling. Neither team left anything on the field and should both be congratulated for a great game.

Moycarkey-Borris Team – Rhys Shelly (0-1 free); Mikey Bergin, Eric Fanning, Kieran Kearney; Eoghan Hayes, Chris McCullagh, Rory Darmody; Niall Heffernan (0-3), Kieran Cummins (0-2); Joe Doran (0-2), Tom Hayes (0-2), Kevin O’Regan (0-1); JJ Darmody (0-1), Anthony McKelvey (0-10, 4 frees, 1 65), Jack Fallon (0-5).
Subs used – Pat Whelan for Mikey Bergin (58th), David O’Donnell for Kevin O’Regan (ET h/t), Brian Maher for JJ Darmody (ET 2nd), Bill Maher (0-1) for Joe Doran (ET 7th)

Lorrha-Dorrha team – Patrick Reddin; Ger Lambe, Conor Hogan, Ollie Cleary; David Sullivan, Mike Dolan, Denis O’Meara; Niall McIntyre (2-1), Daniel Donoghue; Ross O’Meara (0-2), Brian Hogan (2-8, all frees), Tomas Kennedy; Alan O’Meara, Leon Houlihan, MacDara Kennedy
Subs used – Tony Needham for Leon Houlihan (42nd), Colin O’Meara for MacDara Kennedy (58th), Leon Houlihan for Alan O’Meara (ET 64th).

Referee – Paul Guinan

Tipperary Water County Under 21 B Semi Final Championship - Moycarkey Borris 5-15 Cahir 1-6

posted 26 Nov 2017, 13:31 by Michelle Donnelly

Tipperary Water County Under 21 B Semi Final Championship
Next weekend Moycarkey Borris will contest Lorrha Dorrha GAA Club in the Tipperary Water County Under 21 B Final following their comprehensive victory over Cahir on Sunday last in Bansha.

The game opened with pointed frees being traded in the first two minutes of the game. Moycarkey Borris built on this when in the fourth minute JJ Darmody scored a point from a Rhys Shelly free. On the tenth minute Moycarkey added a further point from the side line ably taken by Tom Hayes. Brendan Donaghy kept Cahir close before Anthony McKelvey netted the ball for Moycarkey, when the free he hit lobbed over the Nicholas Reidy’s head in the net. As the quarter turned Anthony pointed another free to give Moycarkey a cushion of five points before an eighth minute period when the ball ebbed and flowed from end to end. In the twenty third minute Cahir’s Ryan Murphy pointed another free before Anthony McKelvey raised another green flag. Jack Fallon concluded Moycarkey Borris’s scoring for the first half before another two pointed frees by Ryan Murphy were added to Cahir’s. The half time score Moycarkey Borris 2-5 Cahir 0-5.

With the aid of the slight freezing cold breeze, Moycarkey Borris opened their second half scoring with a pointed free from Anthony McKelvey and a Kevin O’Regan point. In the thirty eighth minute Anthony McKelvey got his hat trick of goals. Ryan Murphy, Cahir replied with a pointed free before Anthony found the net for his fourth goal. Moycarkey had now stretched their margin to thirteen points. With another twenty minutes on the clock, Cahir had it all to do and were forced into giving away a number of frees. Moycarkey’s next four points were from Anthony McKelvey, all frees. JJ Darmody and Conor Cashman traded goals around the fifty fourth minute before Tom Hayes pointed. The final scores of the game were a hat trick of pointed frees for Tom Hayes as Moycarkey-Borris ran out 5-15 to 1-6 winners

Moycarkey-Borris Team – Rhys Shelly; Mikey Bergin, Eric Fanning, Kieran Kearney; Eoghan Hayes, Chris McCullagh, Rory Darmody; David O’Donnell, Kieran Cummins; Joe Doran, Tom Hayes (0-5, 3 frees, 1 sideline), Kevin O’Regan (0-1); JJ Darmody (1-1), Anthony McKelvey (4-7, 1-6 frees), Jack Fallon (0-1).
Subs used – Pat Whelan for Rory Darmody (35th, injured); Bill Maher for Jack Fallon (45th); Brian Maher for David O’Donnell (48th); Mossy Darmody for Anthony McKelvey (51st); James Whelan for Chris McCullagh (56th)

Cahir Team – Nicholas Reidy; Keelan Looby, James Walsh, Ger Quinn; Ryan O’Donnell, Brendan Donaghy (0-1), Eoghan Kelly; Colin McEniry, Darragh Howard; Mikey O’Connor, Conor Cashman (1-0), Ryan Murphy (0-5, 5 frees); Alan O’Connor, Patrick Meehan, Tommy Magner

Referee – Fergal Horgan

Horse and Jockey KIA Mid Tipperary Under 21 B Hurling Final - Moycarkey Borris 0-16 JK Brackens 0-13

posted 12 Nov 2017, 13:12 by Michelle Donnelly

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

Tipperary Water County Junior A Hurling Championship Semi Final - Toomevara 0-19 Moycarkey Borris 0-14

posted 15 Oct 2017, 13:48 by Michelle Donnelly

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).

Seamus O’Riain Cup Relegation - Knockavilla Kickhams 1-19 Moycarkey-Borris 1-16

posted 15 Oct 2017, 11:20 by Michelle Donnelly

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 Intermediate Football Semi-Final - Clonmel Óg 2-12 Moycarkey-Borris 0-8

posted 8 Oct 2017, 08:48 by Michelle Donnelly

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)

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