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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