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Centenary Agri Mid Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship Quarter Final - Holycross Ballycahill 1-16 Moycarkey 0-16

posted 20 Aug 2017, 16:00 by Michelle Donnelly

Moycarkey Borris Senior Hurling team and their supporters travelled to Boherlahan on Sunday last to compete against Holycross Ballycahill in the Centenary Agri Mid Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship Quarter Final. 

Moycarkey Borris had the first wide of the game and from the puckout Holycross’s Gavin Dunne registered their first score. Holycross added two further points from Byran O’Mara and Darragh Woods. Moycarkey’s Kieran Morris put Moycarkey on the scoreboard when he pointed in the seventh minute. Holycross saved Moycarkey’s Pat Ralph’s goal chance but Moycarkey did not have the same fortune when from the puckout the ball was worked down to Luke O’Mara who rattled the net for Holycross. Jack Skehan pointed in the following minute to increase the margin to seven points. Moycarkey scored three unanswered points from Phil Kelly and Kieran Morris (2) in the following eight minutes and points were traded in the nineteenth minute. In the twenty first minute, Holycross’s Liam Moloney pointed while it took Moycarkey a further four minutes for Phil Kelly to add to their scoreline. Two further pointed frees from Darragh Woods in the final minutes of the half meant Holycross had a cushion of five points going in at half time; Holycross Ballycahill 1-8 Moycarkey 0-6.

Moycarkey Borris opened the scoring in the second half with a Niall Heffernan point but for the next thirteen minutes they did not score while Holycross added four points to their scoreline. Holycross had an eight point margin and wanted to keep it but as Moycarkey were going for a score Anthony McKelvey was pulled down in the goalmouth and Moycarkey were awarded a penalty. Kieran Morris took the penalty but his shot went over the bar for a point for Moycarkey. Bryan O’Mara replied with a point but Moycarkey pushed on again and Pa Carey pointed in the forty seventh minute. This was enhanced further by two pointed frees from Kieran Morris. In the fifth minute, Anthony McKelvey’s point reduced the margin to four points. Pointed frees were traded prior to the fifty ninth minute. Try as they might Moycarkey Borris could not take the goal from the equation. In the fifty ninth minute there was Holycross point from Jack Skehan but Kieran Morris pointed two frees just before the end of normal time to bring the margin to three points. In the next two minutes of added time the teams traded points finishing at the final whistle Holycross Ballycahill 1-16 Moycarkey 0-16.

Moycarkey-Borris: Bill McCormack; Chris McCullagh, James Power, Kevin Moran; Conor Hayes, David Morris, Pat Molloy; Rory Ryan, Phil Kelly (0-3, 1 free); Niall Heffernan (0-1), Pat Carey (0-1), Tom Hayes; Kieran Morris (0-10, 9 frees), Paul Dempsey, Pat Ralph
Subs: Anthony McKelvey (0-1) for Paul Dempsey (40th minute), Mossy Bracken for Tom Hayes (51st minute) and Kieran Cummins for Pat Ralph (51st minute)

Thurles Credit Union Mid Tipperary Minor A Hurling Championship -

posted 2 Aug 2017, 14:26 by Michelle Donnelly

In Moycarkey Borris’s final group game of the Thurles Credit Union Mid Tipperary Minor A Hurling Championship they hosted Na Sairsealaigh Óg on Wednesday evening. Moycarkey Borris were first on the scoresheet with a Darren Flood point in the opening minute which was quickly followed by an Anthony McKelvey goal. Na Sairsealaigh Óg were next to the scoresheet with a point but a well-placed pass from Anthony McKelvey to John Kirwan meant another green flag for Moycarkey. A pointed free for Moycarkey on the fifth minute gave them a seven point lead. For the following ten minutes the ball flowed from end to end with only Na Sairsealaigh Óg registering two unanswered points. As the first quarter ended both teams traded points. Moycarkey’s five point cushion was taken from them when in the eighteenth minute Na Sairsealaigh Óg scored a point and a goal. Two more points from frees by Anthony McKelvey kept them in the driving seat but in the final three minutes of the half Na Sairsealaigh Óg registered three points to go in at half time, Moycarkey Borris 2-5 Na Sairsealaigh Óg 1-8.

The second half was anyone’s game with both sides evenly matched in this tight contest. The opening score went to Na Sairsealaigh Óg, a point. Max Hackett matched this in the following minute and points were traded again in the thirty fifth minute. Na Sairsealaigh Óg went ahead for the first time in the game in the thirty sixth minute when they scored a goal. Points from Anthony McKelvey (2 frees) and Max Hackett equalised the game again. Another free in the forty first minute put Moycarkey back ahead and they built on this with two more points from Max Hackett and Anthony McKelvey (free). Na Sairsealaigh Óg, however, were never gone far and two quick points in the forty seventh minute equalised the game. Another point shortly after saw Na Sairsealaigh Óg out in front again but a pass received by Anthony McKelvey saw the back of the net. While Moycarkey supporters were celebrating the score the resultant puck out travelled down the field and a miss hit by Na Sairsealaigh Óg rolled over the line into the Moycarkey goal. Na Sairsealaigh Óg were back in front again. The sides traded a further two points each but Na Sairsealaigh Óg took the victory by a single point. Na Sairsealaigh Óg 3-15 Moycarkey Borris 3-14.

There is still one game to be played in the competition between JK Brackens and Holycross-Ballycahill which will be played next week, this will determine the Semi Final line-up. Moycarkey Borris has two wins and two losses to date so they will look forward to a Semi Final in the Championship at a fixture to be decided.

Moycarkey Borris team – Ciaran Kirwan; Kevin Hayes, Tom Ryan, Mark Heffernan; Michael Murphy, Zach Jackson, Rory Darmody; Bill Maher, Jack Morrissey; Darren Flood, John Kirwan, Max Hackett; Shane Maher, Anthony McKelvey, James Dillon.
Moycarkey Borris scorers - Anthony McKelvey (2-9, 8 frees), Max Hackett (0-4), John Kirwan (1-0), Darren Flood (0-1).
Moycarkey Borris subs – David O’Donnell for M Heffernan (h/t); Caolan O’Brien for Shane Maher (55th).

"Tipperary Water" County Hurling League, Division (2) (Group 1) - Moycarkey Borris 2-21 Carrick Swans 1-17

posted 17 Jul 2017, 15:01 by Michelle Donnelly

By Ed Donnelly
Moycarkey-Borris produced a dominant second half performance to secure a seven-point victory over Carrick Swan in the County Senior Hurling League played at a sunny Littleton field on Sunday afternoon.

Carrick Swan started the game well and raced in to a 0-5 to 0-3 lead after 10 minutes. Moycarkey’s chances were disrupted by two enforced substitutions in the opening stages as Matty Ryan and Niall O’Sullivan were forced off through injury to be replaced by Daniel Kirby and Kieran Cummins respectively. It didn’t take long for Kirby to get in to the action and he was fouled for a penalty in the 11th minute with Kieran Morris dispatching the resultant placed ball to the back of the net to give Moycarkey the lead, 1-4 to 0-5. Moycarkey stretched their lead to three points entering the second quarter but Carrick Swan took over the game for most of the remainder of the opening half, outscoring Moycarkey by 0-7 to 0-1 before a late Pat Carey point put the Carrick side in front at the interval by 0-13 to 1-8.

Carrick scored two of the first three points of the second half to go in to a three-point lead. However, Moycarkey would totally take over the game at this point, scoring an unanswered 1-7 over an 18-minute period to race in a seven-point lead. Kieran Morris was in accurate form throughout this purple patch while Anthony McKelvey scored the Moycarkey goal. During this period of play, Kevin Moran and the Carrick Swan wing-back received straight red cards following a fracas involving several players. The scores kept coming for Moycarkey as the home side took an 11-point lead heading in to the final stages. Carrick Swan to their credit kept pushing for goals to get back in to the game and they were duly rewarded with a green flag in the 59th minute. It was too little, too late however as Moycarkey were seven points in front at the final whistle.

Moycarkey-Borris: Bill McCormack; Niall O’Sullivan, Phil Kelly, Kevin Moran; Conor Hayes, James Power, Chris McCullagh; Niall Heffernan, Tom Hayes (0-1); Pat Carey (0-3), David Morris, Brian Moran (0-1); Matty Ryan, Anthony McKelvey (1-1), Kieran Morris (1-15, 0-12 frees, 1-0 penalty)
Subs: Daniel Kirby for Ryan (7m, injured), Kieran Cummins for O’Sullivan (8m, injured), Anthony Healy for Brian Moran (57m), Ailbe Power for McKelvey (59m)

Under 16 A County Football Final - Clonmel Óg/Ballyporeen 2-11 Moycarkey Borris 3-7

posted 16 Jul 2017, 05:57 by Michelle Donnelly

Golden Kilfeacle GAA Club was the venue for the Under 16 A County Football Final on a hot and windy Saturday afternoon. Moycarkey’s County Final came on foot of a victory over Inane Rovers in the Semi Final on a score line of Moycarkey-Borris 1-17 Inane Rovers 2-8. Clonmel Óg/Ballyporeen were the opponents having won the other Semi Final.

Clonmel Óg/Ballyporeen were straight to the scoreboard within the first minute when they raised the green flag which was to be shortly followed by a point for Christopher English. Darragh Brennan, Clonmel Óg/Ballyporeen was next to the score board when he hit the ball between the posts for another point. By the sixth minute Clonmel Óg/Ballyporeen had a goal and two points and Moycarkey were still searching for their scores. Kyle Shelly did not leave them waiting and in the seventh Moycarkey had their first score to be followed by a pointed free in the ninth, Moycarkey had settled. However, it was the twenty first minute before the next score a green flag for Kyle Shelly. The next Moycarkey score would come from some excellent teamwork when a ball caught by Max Hackett passed to Michael O’Donnell would find itself in the path of Kyle who expertly hand punched the ball over his head into the back of the goal mouth. Clonmel Óg/Ballyporeen’s Christopher English pointed to bring the margin back to two before Kyle’s hat trick of goals came in the twenty sixth minute. Clonmel Óg/Ballyporeen added a further three points to their score line to go in at half time Moycarkey Borris 3-2 Clonmel Óg/Ballyporeen 1-6.

As anyone knows a margin of two points in any game is not enough so both teams would have to work hard in the second half and again Clonmel Óg/Ballyporeen were first to the score board with two quick points in the opening minutes to level proceedings. Kevin Hayes pointed Moycarkey’s first point of the second half to regain the lead for Moycarkey. Another pointed free from Kyle Shelly restored the two point margin. The game was about to change when Kevin Hayes, a sterling player for Moycarkey received a black card for a tackle. Clonmel Óg/Ballyporeen soon equalised when Christopher English and Darragh Brennan scored two points in the twelfth and thirteenth minute. As the game turned into the final quarter John Coffey put Moycarkey back in front with a point, just the score they needed as this drove the team on further with points from substitution Andrew Alexander and Kyle Shelly. Moycarkey held the three point margin but Clonmel Óg/Ballyporeen worked tirelessly to get a score and in the twenty fourth minute were rewarded when Darragh Brennan netted the ball for them to equalise. No matter what Moycarkey did the scores evaded them for the final minutes and Clonmel Óg/Ballyporeen added a point to claim the victory; Clonmel Óg/Ballyporeen 2-11 Moycarkey Borris 3-7.

Moycarkey Borris Team - Caylum Gooney; Lewis Kearney, Peter Melbourne (C), Owen Sheridan; Brian O’Callaghan, Darren Flood, Kyle Ryan; Kevin Hayes, Dylan Shaw; Shane Burke, Michael O’Donnell, Max Hackett; Tom Maher, Kyle Shelly, John Coffey.
Moycarkey Borris scorers – Kyle Shelly 3-4 (0-3 frees), Kevin Hayes 0-1, John Coffey 0-1, Andrew Alexander 0-1.
Moycarkey Borris subs – John Coffey for Tom Maher (h/t), Andrew Alexander for Shane Burke (36th), Robbie Keane Butler for Kevin Hayes (BC).

Thurles Credit Union Mid Tipp Minor A Hurling Championship - JK Brackens Óg 2-22 Moycarkey Borris 2-12

posted 6 Jul 2017, 12:00 by Michelle Donnelly

Thurles Credit Union Mid Tipp Minor A Hurling Championship
Moycarkey Borris commenced their Minor A Hurling Championship on Wednesday last in Clonmore with JK Brackens Óg as their opponents. Moycarkey started strong with a Max Hackett point in the opening minute but it was equalised quickly by JK Brackens Óg, still within that minute Anthony McKelvey rattled the net for a goal for Moycarkey. JK Brackens Óg followed with two points and Max Hackett in the eighth, kept Moycarkey ahead with another point. Points were traded but Brackens raised their own green flag in the seventeenth minute to push forward JK Brackens Óg 1-4 Moycarkey Borris 1-3. The game was nip and tuck for the next quarter with both sides adding three further points to their score line until in the final minute of injury time JK Brackens Óg added two unanswered points to go in at half time, JK Brackens Óg 1-9 Moycarkey Borris 1-6.

The second half opened with the same intensity as the first half with four points added to each score line in the first quarter. However, JK Brackens Óg then hit a purple patch with three unanswered points to stretch the margin to six points. In the fifty first minute a long ball from Anthony McKelvey tipped James Dillon’s hurl to drop over the keepers head into the goal mouth. This did not bother JK Brackens Óg as they added a goal in reply. Now the six point margin had returned and JK Brackens Óg showed no sign of tiring when they added a further six points to Moycarkey Borris two finishing the game, JK Brackens Óg 2-22 Moycarkey Borris 2-12. In their Round 2 game Moycarkey Borris will play Holycross Ballycahill on Wednesday, July 19th at 7.30pm in Littleton.
Moycarkey Borris team – Ciaran Kirwan; David O’Donnell, Tom Ryan, Mark Heffernan; Michael Murphy, Rory Darmody, Bill Maher; Kieran Kearney, James Dillon (1-0); Max Hackett (0-4), John Kirwan, Shane Maher; Diarmuid Maher (0-1), Anthony McKelvey (1-7, 6 frees), Jack Hackett.
Subs used - Bill Hackett for Jack Hackett (48th)

"Tipperary Water" County Hurling League, Division (2) (Group 1) - Ballingarry 0-15 Moycarkey Borris 0-13

posted 25 Jun 2017, 09:44 by Michelle Donnelly

By Ed Donnelly. 
Moycarkey-Borris travelled to play Ballingarry in the County Hurling League on Sunday last. Ballingarry played with the aid of the wind in the first half but it was Moycarkey who started better with points by Kieran Morris (free) and Paul Dempsey putting the visitors in front by 0-2 to 0-1 after five minutes. Eventually, Ballingarry took a grip on the game and scored the next five points to race in to a 0-6 to 0-2 lead at the end of the first quarter. The second quarter was more even, as Kieran Morris kept Moycarkey in touch with four pointed frees. As the wide count for Ballingarry increased, the half-time score of 0-9 to 0-6 in Ballingarry’s favour was not insurmountable. 

Moycarkey and Ballingarry shared the first six scores of the second half before Moycarkey reeled off three points without reply from Kieran Morris (2) and Mossy Bracken to level the scores at 0-12 apiece entering the final quarter. Dylan Walsh put Ballingarry in front soon afterwards before Paul Dempsey equalising for Moycarkey in the 51st minute. The final ten minutes would determine the ultimate outcome but it was Moycarkey who were held scoreless during this period. Ballingarry managed to score the final two points of the game along with five wides as the South side dominated possession in the final stages. Moycarkey did have a chance of a goal in the closing stages but were unable to convert the chance and Ballingarry took the spoils on a final scoreline of 0-15 to 0-13. 

Moycarkey-Borris: Bill McCormack; Niall O’Sullivan, Phil Kelly, Kevin Moran; Daniel Kirby, Chris McCullagh, Conor Hayes; Mossy Bracken (0-1), Niall Heffernan; Pat Carey (0-1), David Morris, Matty Ryan; Kieran Morris (0-9, 0-7 frees), Paul Dempsey (0-2), Pat Ralph
Subs: Eric Fanning for David Morris (17m, injured), Jamie Costello for Matty Ryan (61m)

O'Mahoney Print Mid Tipperary Junior Hurling League Division 1 Final - Moycarkey-Borris 2-12 Holycross/Ballycahill 0-14

posted 3 Jun 2017, 15:01 by Michelle Donnelly

Moycarkey Borris supporters travelled to Holycross on Friday last for the O’Mahoney Print Mid Tipperary Junior Hurling League Division 1 Final. Moycarkey Borris reached the Final following a walk over by Upperchurch Drombane and Holycross Ballycahill were their opponents. Brian Moran, Captain won the toss and opted to play in to the town end but wind was not a factor on this sunny summers evening.

Brian Moran was first to register a score with a point in the first minute. A pointed free from Holycross’s, Paidi Comerford equalised in the next minute. David Morris was next with a point and supporters were looking forward to an intense game. In the fifth minute, the equaliser came again and points were traded in the ninth minute by Brian Moran (free) and Padraig Russell. As the first quarter drew to a close Brian Moran and Paidi Comerford (free) traded points again to leave the score line Moycarkey Borris 0-4 Holycross Ballycahill 0-4. Moycarkey Borris hit a purple patch for the following ten minutes and unanswered points from Pat Carey, John Bergin, Paul Dempsey and Brian Moran gave Moycarkey a margin of four points. Yet again, this was short lived as Holycross Ballycahill reasserted themselves with three points for John Paul Butler (2) and Padraig Russell to go in at half time Moycarkey Borris 0-8 Holycross Ballycahill 0-7.

The second half started with two pointed frees from Holycross Ballycahill. Brian Moran replied from the puck out with a point to equalise. Points were traded again by Brian Moran and Paidi Comerford in the thirty ninth minute. There looked to be no separating of these teams until in the forty second minute Pat Carey rattled the net for Moycarkey. Paidi Comerford answered with a pointed free as the quarter turned on a score line Moycarkey Borris 1-10 Holycross Ballycahill 0-11.
The sides traded two points each in the following seven minutes and Holycross reduced the margin to a point in the fifty fourth minute. Supporters waited to see if extra time would be required to separate the teams but Paul Dempsey took that notion from their heads when he raised the green flag for Moycarkey in the fifty eighth minute. Final score Moycarkey Borris 2-12 Holycross Ballycahill 0-14.

Brian Moran was presented with the Matty Connolly Plaque by Mid Board Chairman, Joe Kennedy who addressed the crowd saying that “the game was always in the balance until the last two minutes. Thanks to everyone who attended and to the players and their mentors”. Brian Moran thanked Holycross for a great game and wished them well in the future.
Moycarkey Borris team – David Ryan; Timmy Ryan, Aidan Maher, Kevin Moran; Eric Fanning, Phil Kelly, Gerry McGuire; Eoghan Hayes, Mossy Bracken; John Bergin (0-1), Patrick Carey (1-1), David Morris (0-1); Brian Moran (C) (0-8, 3 frees), Paul Dempsey (1-1), Mattie Ryan
Moycarkey Borris subs – Daniel Kirby for P Kelly (h/t), Anthony Healy for M Ryan (h/t), Niall O’Sullivan for Thomas Bracken (42nd), Ger Carey for P Dempsey (59th).

Referee – Kevin Jordan

Under 11 Roinn E Camogie Final - Littleton 3 - 2 Clonoulty 2 - 11

posted 30 May 2017, 10:16 by Michelle Donnelly   [ updated 3 Jun 2017, 14:45 ]

U-11 Roinn E Camogie Final - Littleton 3 - 2 Clonoulty 2 - 11
By Christy Clancy

Littleton N.S. and Clonoulty N.S. met in the Roinn E U-11 camogie final in Semple Stadium last Friday, 26th May. Conditions were perfect for the match and the game developed into a tremendous battle between two determined teams. Clonoulty settled quicker and raced into an early lead. Heroic defending from Aimee Slattery and Rachel Ralph, as well as from goalkeeper, Aoife Shelly, kept Littleton in touch and a well taken goal by Ciara Shelly, settled Littleton and they came into the game more. Rachel Ralph's puckouts were causing the Clonoulty defence all sorts of problems and Littleton began to grow in confidence. Although they trailed by 7 points at half time, Littleton knew this game was far from over. 
In the second half, the Shelly twins, Ciara and Caitlin, thundered into the game at midfield and suddenly it was Clonoulty's turn to feel the pressure. Rebecca O'Donoghue, Sophie Delaney and substitute Tara O'Brien gave everything they had for the team and Littleton began to pile on the pressure. Ciara and Caitlin Shelly scored two goals and a point between them and Rachel Ralph added a point from a free. Clonoulty's lead was now down to four points and the game was in the melting pot.  
Substitutes Ella Lee and Paige Thackaberry were now in the game for Littleton, as both teams made changes to try and gain the upper hand. Aimee Slattery, now operating in the forwards, went very close to scoring a vital goal after a great run but it was saved and cleared. 
Clonoulty's danger player, Aoife Bourke, really stood up now for her team and she scored some fantastic points from out the field to eventually break the Littleton challenge. The Littleton girls played their hearts out to the end but time ran out on them and victory was not to be. There was no shame in this defeat however, as the girls played with heart and pride to the end and did themselves and their school proud with a heart warming performance. Well done girls!

Team: Aoife Shelly, Aimee Slattery, Rachel Ralph (captain), Caitlin Shelly, Ciara Shelly, Rebecca O'Donoghue, Sophie Delaney.
Subs used: Tara O'Brien, Ella Lee, Paige Thackaberry.
Also on panel: Kelsey Conway, Chloe Delaney and Saoirse Gooney.

Match 23 U 11 E Camogie Clonoulty 2-11 Littleton 3-02

By Cumann na mBunscol

Littleton N.S. U-11 Roinn E Camogie Team: 1. Aoife Shelly, 2. Aimee Slattery, 3. Rachel Ralph, 4. Ciara Shelly, 5. Caitlin Shelly, 6. Sophie Delaney, 7. Tara O'Brien, 8. Rebecca O'Donoghue, 9. Paige Thackaberry, 10. Kelsey Conway, 11. Ella Lee, 12. Chloe Delaney, Principal: Christy Clancy, Coaches: Christy Clancy, Noreen Delaney & Shane Dempsey.

Clonoulty N.S. Under 11 Roinn E Camogie Team: 10. Sophie Maher, 2. Lyla Murphy, 3. Clodagh Ryan, 6. Aoife Bourke, 4. Andrea Quirke, 5. Rebecca Riordan, 7. Emma Ely. Principal: Tommy O'Brien. Coach: Cora Hennessy. 

This U11 E camogie decider was keenly contested from start to finish. Littleton were back in a county final for the first time in years and brought a ferocious work-rate and desire on the day. On this occasion however, they came up against a very hungry Clonoulty side who were just a little more clinical on the day. Ciara Shelly produced a performance that Littleton supporters are unlikely to forget in a hurry and her final tally of 3-02 was all the more impressive having amassed it against such a resolute Clonoulty defence. Former Tipperary camogie player Cora Hennessey had obviously put in the work on the training field with the Clonoulty girls and after entering the interval 7 points in front, it provided them with enough of a cushion to see the game out in the face of some serious pressure being exerted by a super Littleton side. ‘Player of the Match’ Aoife Bourke’s second half scores were instrumental in securing the title for a superb Clonoulty side.

Two Mile Borris National School claim second title in the year

posted 28 May 2017, 12:29 by Michelle Donnelly   [ updated 3 Jun 2017, 14:39 ]

By John Corcoran
On Thursday, 25th May Two Mile Borris National School captured the Under 11 B County Tipperary Cumann na mBunscol Hurling title after defeating Ballina National School with a score line of 3-9 to 1-4 in Semple Stadium on one of the hottest days of the year. First half goals from Captain Mikey Carroll and brothers Tom and Eamon Ryan had Two Mile Borris in front at half time by 3-4 to 0-3. 
A strong Ballina second half comeback was prevented by some great saves by goalkeeper Louis Coughlan and some excellent defending by David Costigan and Sarah Corcoran. Some great scores by the accurate Jack Hayes and a long range score by David Costigan kept the scoreboard moving for Two Mile Borris to ensure that last years narrow Final loss was but a distant memory. This was a great performance by the whole panel of players, who earlier in the year had also won the Under 11 B County Tipperary Cumann na mBunscol Football Final. Thanks to teacher Liam McCullagh and coach Morgan Lanigan for their excellent coaching and work with the team throughout the year.

Match 8 U11 Roinn B Hurling Scoil Mochaomhog Naofa 3-10 SN Béal an Átha 1-04

By Cumann na mBunscol

Two Mile Borris and Ballina were squaring up for their epic Roinn B final from the moment both teams emerged onto the pitch for their warm-ups. Both sides steely determination evident from their meticulous pre-match preparation. As the referee’s whistle sounded the start of the game both Tom Ryan and Billy Collins notched a point on the scoreboard for Two Mile Borris and Ballina respectively.  Billy Collins continued to notch up the scores for Ballina in the first half finding the crossbar twice more with deadly accuracy. Going into the second half however, it was Two Mile Borris who took a strong lead after two Jack Hayes goals before the whistle. Ballina were determined to push back against a string Two Mile Borris side. JP Mbokha Tansia scored 1-01 for the Ballina side to the delight of the Ballina supporters. Two Mile Borris were hard to shake however and Jack Hayes maanges another 0-04 from play with the support of David Costigan and Aaron Dwyer. Two Mile Borris opened up a lead that Ballina found hard to close. When the full-time whistle blew it was to the roars of Two Mile Borris team and supporters as their captain walked towards the presentation area to lift the shield for his side.

Scoil Mochaomhog Naofa Under 11 Roinn B Hurling Team: 2.Killian Cantwell, 3.Louis Coughlan, 4.Sarah Corcoran, 5.Tom Ryan, 6.David Costigan, 7.Jack Hayes, 8.Aaron Dwyer, 9.Eamon Ryan, 10.Tristain Troy, 11.Cathal Clancy, 12.Rory Heffernan, 13.Mikey Carroll, 14.Mark Drohan, 15.Molly O Dwyer, 16.Shane Crowe Doyle, 17.John Mulligan, 18.Sean O Dwyer. Principal: Joan Doherty. Coaches: Liam McCullagh & Morgan Lanigan.

S.N. Béal an Átha  - u11 Roinn B Iománaíocht: 1. William Bennett Quaid, 2. Conor Stritch, 3. Charlie Grace, 4. JP Mbokha Tansia, 5. Ruadhán O’Callaghan, 6. Billy Collins, 7. Seán Lyons, 8. Luke Power, 9. Dónal Houlihan, 10. Callum Foley, 11. Paddy Dowling, 12. Callum Deegan, 13. Alex Quinn, 14. Cian O’Donoghue, 15. Beck Beddows. Príomhoide: Bernice O’Connell. Múinteoirí: Adrian Ó Donnabháin & Dónal Neville.

Mighty Moycarkey N.S. County Champions!

posted 28 May 2017, 10:03 by Michelle Donnelly   [ updated 3 Jun 2017, 14:42 ]

Under 11 Roinn C County Tipperary Cumann na mBunscol Camogie Final

Moycarkey N.S. vs Corville N.S. 

By Robert White

 With spectacular sunshine and an immaculate playing surface, conditions could not have been better for the U-11 Roinn C County Camogie Final on Thursday in Semple Stadium between Moycarkey N.S. and Corville N.S.. Both teams came into the game in fantastic form with Moycarkey having won their blitz having only conceded one point in 4 games to reach the final while Corville N.S. were on a roll with teams contesting 4 different county hurling and camogie finals this year. Nerves and excitement were rolled into one for the superbly supported players as the referee threw in the ball to start the game.  

From the start the girls from Moycarkey showed they meant business as within the opening 5 minutes they were 2 goals to no score up thanks to 2 goals from Caoimhe O’ Sullivan. Both Caoimhe and the tenacious Kate Dowling were a constant handful for the Corville defence throughout the first half. Corville soon found their feet however and it took some excellent defending from Mia O’ Meara and Shauna Flanagan in the defence to keep a dangerous Corville attack at bay. Shortly before half time the industrious Ellen Maher launched a long ball from midfield that found its way to into the Corville goal to leave the half time score Moycarkey 3-1, Corville 0-0.

The Moycarkey girls knew that they would face serious pressure from Corville in the second half and so it proved to be true as Corville piled on the pressure from the throw in. Captain Lucy Purcell steadied the ship however with a pointed free. Lucy O’ Keeffe’s puckouts in the Moycarkey goal were unerring in their distance and accuracy and this was vital for the team throughout this spell of Corville pressure. With about ten minutes to go the Moycarkey girls kicked it into another gear however and thanks to another goal from Ellen Maher, two clinical finishes from Kate O’ Keeffe and a expertly taken goal from Caoimhe Fitzgibbon the girls finished with an amazing 7-2. Corville never gave in and got their reward with a few minutes to go thanks to a fine goal. The strength of the whole Moycarkey panel was there to be seen as Aoife Maher, Sarah Murphy, Kelly McGann, Fiona Abbott and Ella Ryan all came on to contribute to the win. Special mention to Aoibheann Fogarty and Evie Ryan who were also key members of this brilliant panel of players. 

At the final whistle the ecstatic Moycarkey team celebrated a famous and historic win for their school- their first ever county camogie title. Well done to the girls and to their families and local GAA clubs, all of whom can be very proud of the role they played in this great achievement.

Match 9 U11 Roinn C Camogie Moycarkey 7-01 Scoil Iosef Naofa 1-00

By Cumann na mBunscol

The second camogie match of the 2017 finals would prove to be no less of a battle than the first and as both Moycarkey and Scoil Iosef Naofa emerged from the players’ tunnel it was clear they were ready to battle it out to the bitter end. Sarah Murphy proved this dogged resolve with a burst through the Scoil Iosef backline to kick the ball past the keeper and into the back of the net. Caoimhe O’Sullivan and Ellen Maher would prove a lethal combination for Scoil Iosef and heaped on the pressure scoring 4-01 between them to put Moycarkey in a commanding lead. Ceola Bergin, not wanting to let her sides’ spirits dip, fought bravely with the support of Abbi Vozzi to find the back of the Moycarkey net and give Scoil Iosef their first goal. Though Scoil Iosef never relented in their grit and determination, the Moycarkey lead was simply too great. Moycarkey went on to claim the U11 Roinn C title for themselves and their school in style.

Scoil Iosef Naofa Under 11 Roinn C Camogie Team: 1. Tori Spencer, 2. Sarah O' Toole, 3. Ceola Bergin, 4. Abbi Vozzi, 5. Madison Moloney, 6. Niamh, O' Brien, 7. Aoibhe Matthews, 8. Ava Nash, 9. Cleo Carroll, 10. Jessica Ryan, 11. Katelyn O' Rourke Morgan, 12. Emma Beck, 13, Chloe O' Donoghue, 14. Cathy George, 15. Ruby Mitchell. Principal John Slattery. Coaches: Marianne Darcy, Maria Butler, Julie Kelly and Tom Stapleton.

Moycarkey N.S. Under 11 Roinn C Camogie Team: 1. Lucy O' Keeffe, 2. Mia O’ Meara, 3. Ellen Maher, 4. Shauna Flanagan, 5. Caoimhe O’ Sullivan, 6. Kate O' Keeffe, 7. Caoimhe Fitzgibbon, 8. Lucy Purcell, 9. Kate Dowling, 10. Sarah Murpghy, 11. Victoria McCormack, 12. Evie Ryan, 13. Aoife Maher, 14. Ella Ryan, 15. Kelly McGann Principal: Robert White.  

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