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Moycarkey Borris GAA Club Notes - 29th May 2017

posted 30 May 2017, 10:01 by Michelle Donnelly
Seamus Ó Riain Cup Senior Hurling
Moycarkey Borris supporters travelled to The Ragg to watch their senior team play Templederry Kenyons in the Seamus Ó Riain Cup. Both teams met earlier this year in the County League and Templederry came out on top on that occasion.

Opening scores from Pat Ralph and David Morris in the first two minutes gave Moycarkey a good start however in the following minutes Templederry equalised with points from Adrian Ryan and Matthew Hogan. A pointed free in the fifth minute from Kieran Morris put Moycarkey ahead for a brief moment just as Templederry hit a purple patch. They added six unanswered points prior to the end of the first quarter, Templederry Kenyons 0-8 Moycarkey Borris 0-3.

Moycarkey’s Kieran Morris pointed a free in the nineteenth minute but Templederry quickly replied with two points from Darragh Carey and Adrian Ryan in the following minute. The next score was Templederry’s Padraig Ryan. In the twenty fifth minute Kieran Morris pointed another free for Moycarkey before Templederry added another. Two minutes after he left the bench, substitution Pat Carey scored Moycarkey’s final point of the half while Gearoid Ryan pointed for Templederry in the final minute leaving the half time score Templederry Kenyons 0-13 Moycarkey Borris 0-6.

The second half opened with a flurry of points for both teams, Moycarkey’s Kieran Morris added three frees accompanied by a Mossy Bracken point to give them four points in the first ten minutes. Templederry added four points to their score line keeping the seven point margin. In the following minutes Moycarkey added another two points from Kieran Morris (one free) before Adrian Ryan pointed the final score of the quarter. In the forty sixth minute Darragh Carey and Kieran Morris traded points. The second half so far was very tight and the scoring was tit for tat until the forty eighth minute when Darragh Carey returned the deficit returned to seven points and a further two points by Templederry increased the margin to nine points. A Rory Ryan point in the fifty fifth minute did little for Moycarkey as Darragh Carey and Eanna Murray widened the gap to ten points. In the final minute of the game one of the many balls dropped short was capitalised one when Anthony McKelvey raised the green flag for Moycarkey to finish the game, Templederry Kenyons 0-24 Moycarkey Borris 1-14.

Moycarkey Borris team – Bill McCormack; Kieran Cummins, James Power, Chris McCullagh; Kevin Moran, Pat Molloy, Tom Hayes; Mossy Bracken (0-1), David Morris (0-1); Niall Heffernan, Pat Ralph (0-1), Conor Hayes; Rory Ryan (0-1), Kieran Morris (0-9, 8 frees), Anthony McKelvey (1-0).
Moycarkey Borris subs – Pat Carey (0-1) for Conor Hayes (27th), James Bourke for Pat Molloy (36th), Matty Ryan for Niall Heffernan (47th)

Templederry Kenyons – Paul Murray; Johnny Harkins, Christy Coughlan, Tadhg McLoughlin; Patrick Hogan, Brian Stapleton, Thomas Stapleton; Pio Kennedy, Gearoid Ryan (0-1); Timmy Minogue (0-2), Padraig Ryan (0-3), Darragh Carey (0-8, 5 frees, 1 65); Adrian Ryan (0-5), Matthew Hogan (0-4), Eanna Murray (0-1).

Referee - Noel Cosgrave

AIB Thurles Mid Tipperary Intermediate Football Championship Final
Moycarkey Borris will take on Moyne Templetuohy in the Mid Intermediate Football Championship Final on Saturday, June 10th at 7.30pm in Holycross.

Jim and Anne Kennedy Mid Tipperary Junior B Football Championship
On Saturday, June 17th Moycarkey Borris will host Moyne Templetuohy in their first game of the Mid Tipperary Junior B Football Championship at 8pm in Littleton

O'Mahoney Print Mid Tipperary Junior Hurling League Division 1
Moycarkey Borris will play Holycross Ballycahill in the O'Mahoney Print Mid Tipperary Junior Hurling League Division 1 Semi Final on Friday, June 2nd at 7.45pm in Holycross.

Club Development Plan
At a recent club meeting Laurenz Egan, Chairperson of the Club Development Plan presented plans for the new Clubhouse. The Club are looking for planning permission to be build the Clubhouse opposite the stand on the redeveloped field.

County Board Draw
The Tipperary GAA County Board Draw is due to commence in the upcoming weeks. Renewal notices about the draw are being sent in the post over the approaching week. The club is encouraging all promoters to gather any outstanding monies so that the Draw for 2016/2017 will represent a new year. Thank you to all the members who support the County Board Draw and we look forward to your continued support.

Mid/North Tipperary Under 17 Hurling
Commiserations to Mid/North Tipperary who were defeated by Galway McDonagh on Saturday last in the Celtic Challenge (Under 17 Hurling) on a score line of Galway McDonagh 4-10 v North Tipp 0-9. Moycarkey Borris were represented by Rhys Shelly, Zach Jackson, Diarmuid Maher, Bill Maher, Tom Ryan, Rory Darmody, John Kirwan and Selector, Dermot Maher.

Cumann na mBunscol Finals
Two Mile Borris National School

By John Corcoran, Two Mile Borris
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.

Moycarkey National School
By Robert White
With spectacular sunshine and an immaculate playing surface, conditions could not have been better for the Under 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 four games to reach the final while Corville N.S. were on a roll with teams contesting four 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 five minutes they were six points up thanks to two 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 an 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.

Moycarkey Borris Camogie and Ladies Football Club

Membership is now due for all members and forms are available from Helen Dowling or your manager.

Junior Ladies Football

Commiserations to Moycarkey Borris who were defeated by Fethard in the Tipperary Ladies Football Junior A Football Championship on a score line Fethard 4-16 Moycarkey Borris 2-4.
Moycarkey Borris panel - Megan Woodlock; Emma Dowling, Laura Ralph, Aishling Brennan; Karen Mullins, Breana O’Gorman, Rachael Dowling; Saoirse O’Meara, Marie Kinnane; Catherina Walsh, Maeve Hackett, Marianne Murphy; Emma Shelly, Lisa Power, Zoe O’Meara. Subs - Doireann Kelly, Niamh Woodlock.

Community Games
Saturday last was a day of mixed emotions in Semple Stadium, Thurles for Moycarkey Borris supporters. The Ladies Football Club had two teams; Under 12 and Under 14, competing in the Community Games Ladies Football Finals while the Under 14 Camogie team competed in the Under 14 Camogie Final.
Commiserations to Moycarkey Borris who were defeated by Cashel Rosegreen in the first Final of the day. The Under 12 Ladies Football team competed against Powerstown/Lisronagh in their Final and were victorious on a score line of Moycarkey Borris 1-7 Powerstown/Lisronagh 1-3. They will now compete in the Munster Final on July 1st. In the second Final of the day for the Under 14 team it took extra time to separate the teams and Drangan Cloneen overcame Moycarkey in the Ladies Football Final.

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