Match Reports‎ > ‎

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)