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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.