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Moycarkey Borris GAA Club Notes - 8th May 2017

posted 8 May 2017, 15:01 by Michelle Donnelly
2017 Cahill Cup
Moycarkey Borris will play Holycross Ballycahill in the Cahill Cup on Tuesday, May 16th at 7.30pm in Littleton.

Minor A Football Championship
Moycarkey-Borris 1-13 Na Sairsealaigh Óg 0-6
Moycarkey-Borris produced a dominant last 20 minutes to earn a place in the Mid Minor A Football Final by virtue of a flattering 10 point victory over Na Sairsealaigh Óg in Littleton on Saturday evening.

In a low scoring first half, the Thurles side opened the scoring with a point from Kevin Bracken after five minutes. Anthony McKelvey and Max Hackett replied with points from play soon afterwards before Frank McKevitt brought his side level with a point from play. Shane Maher put Moycarkey in front heading in to the second quarter but in truth, it was Na Sairsealaigh Óg who were dominating possession at this stage. This pressure paid off in the 19th minute when the Thurles side won a penalty with David O’Donnell receiving a yellow card for the foul. Frank McKevitt took the spot kick which was well saved by Rhys Shelly. The rebound fell to the onrushing corner-forward Christopher Carew but somehow, Shelly managed to race across his goal to pull off another save and the danger was averted. Thurles had much of the possession for the remainder of the half but struggled to convert their chances and a Diarmuid Maher free in the 28th minute was the only other score of the first half as Moycarkey led by 0-4 to 0-2 at the interval.

The pattern of play in the early stages of the second half continued to see Na Sairsealaigh Óg dominate possession. Kevin Bracken reduced the deficit to a single score in the first minute of the half with a point from play with Moycarkey corner-forward James Dillon replying in kind two minutes later. Sarsfields dominance began to pay dividends as two pointed frees from Frank McKevitt brought the sides level. McKevitt also had a goal chance during this period only to see Rhys Shelly pull off a point blank save to keep his goal intact.

Moycarkey looked to take control of the game in the 40th minute when Anthony McKelvey won a penalty. The Moycarkey full-forward took the penalty himself only to see his shot go narrowly wide with the Thurles goalkeeper beaten. From the resultant kick-out, Na Sairsealaigh Óg worked the ball upfield and took the lead with a point from play by Aidan Butler.

The game looked set for a close finish but Moycarkey seemed to take falling behind in the game as a personal insult as the intensity in their play was raised instantly and to a level which Na Sairsealaigh Óg struggled to live with. With James Dillon operating to good effect in the full forward line, slowly but surely the scores became to come for the home side. It didn’t look that way initially as a good Moycarkey passing move ended with Diarmuid Maher only to see his punched effort hit the crossbar and away to safety. At the third quarter came to an end, James Dillon scored two quick points from play to put Moycarkey back in front by 0-7 to 0-6.

Max Hackett added another point from play in the 47th minute before Na Sairsealaigh Óg were reduced to 14 men when full-back Mikey Stakelum picked up his second yellow card. The momentum was well and truly with Moycarkey now and Thurles struggled to win possession around the middle third. Moycarkey added four points in a five minute spell courtesy of Diarmuid Maher (2), Max Hackett and James Dillon to stretch their lead out to seven points. Na Sairsealaigh Óg found themselves further restricted as their wing-back Seamus Doyle received his marching orders in the 55th minute.

There was still time for Moycarkey to finish with a flourish as James Dillon rounded off an excellent performance by scoring 1-1 in injury time to ensure Moycarkey qualified for the final by virtue of a 1-13 to 0-6 victory. Moycarkey-Borris will now play JK Brackens Óg in the final.

Moycarkey-Borris: Rhys Shelly; David O’Donnell, Kieran Kearney, Rory Darmody; Zach Jackson, Tom Ryan, Kevin Hayes; Bill Maher, Jack Hackett; Max Hackett (0-3), James Dillon (1-5), Shane Maher (0-1); Diarmuid Maher (0-2), Anthony McKelvey (0-2, 0-1 free), Mark Heffernan
Subs; Caolan O’Brien for Shane Maher (48m), Peter Melbourne for David O’Donnell (50m), Sean O’Meara for Max Hackett (55m)

Na Sairsealaigh Óg: Liam Power; Ben Murphy, Mikey Stakelum, Sean Barrett; Sean Butler, Michael Purcell, Seamus Doyle; William Creedon, Daniel Moloney; Kevin Bracken (0-2), Aidan Butler (0-1), Barry McGrath; Christopher Carew, Conor Murphy, Frank McKevitt (0-3, 0-2 frees)

Referee: Tom Loughnane

Under 14

Commiserations to Moycarkey Borris Under 14 team who were defeated by JK Brackens in the Mid Tipperary Under 14 Football Championship on Thursday last.

Under 12
Commiserations to Moycarkey Borris who were defeated by Durlas Og in the Mid Tipperary Under 12 Group 1 Football Championship Final on a score line Durlas Óg 2-6 Moycarkey-Borris 1-7.

Juvenile Club Meeting
The Juvenile Club will hold their next meeting on Thursday, May 11th in the Club rooms at 9pm. All members are welcome to attend.

Mid/North Tipperary
Congratulations to Mid/North Tipperary who defeated North Clare on Wednesday last in the Celtic Challenge (U17) on a score line of Mid/North Tipperary 2-24 North Clare 3-11. Moycarkey Borris were represented by Rhys Shelly, Zach Jackson, Diarmuid Maher, Bill Maher, Tom Ryan, Rory Darmody, John Kirwan and Selector, Dermot Maher.

Munster U15 Inter-Divisional Competition
Congratulations to Mid Tipperary who won the Shield Final in the Under 15 Munster GAA Development Squad Competition in Mallow. Kyle Ryan and Kyle Shelly, Moycarkey Borris were on the team and Moycarkey Borris, Noel McKelvey was a selector.

Thurles CBS
Thurles CBS were victorious in the County Tipperary Post Primary School U17 Hurling A (Fitzgerald Cup) Final on Thursday last on a score line; Thurles CBS 2-22 Nenagh CBS 1-21. The Thurles CBS team included Moycarkey Borris players Peter Melbourne, Kevin Hayes, Zach Jackson, Jack Morrissey, Max Hackett and Darren Flood and the Moycarkey players accounted for 1-12 of the 2-22; Max Hackett (1-2), Darren Flood (0-10, 0-5 frees, 0-1 ‘65s).
The following day Thurles CBS lined out against Presentation Milltown in the Bobby Buckley Cup Final (16.5 CF) Final, however they were defeated by a stronger Presentation Milltown. Moycarkey Borris were represented by Diarmuid Maher (Joint Captain), John Kirwan (Joint Captain), Tom Ryan, Peter Melbourne, Zachary Jackson, Kevin Hayes, Aidan Scott, Brendan Looby and Bill Maher.

Moycarkey Borris Camogie and Ladies Football Club
Congratulations to Moycarkey Borris Ladies Football Club who won a free shop in Lidl to the value of €500 as a result of being nominated in a recent store competition and selected by our judging panel. A big thank you to all who nominated our club.

Junior Ladies Football
Congratulations to Moycarkey Borris Junior team who defeated Mullinahone in the Tipperary Ladies Football Junior Championship on Sunday last.
Moycarkey team – Megan Woodlock; Laura Ralph, Maeve Hackett, Siobhan Carroll; Karen Mullins, Maire Kinnane, Rachael Dowling; Saoirse O’Meara, Breanna O’Gorman; Rachel Delaney, Cathriona Walsh, Claire Ryan; Niamh Woodlock, Lisa Power, Michaella McKelvey. 
Subs - Emma Dowling, Zoe O'Meara, Clodagh Fallon, Doireann Kelly

Under 16 Ladies Football
Moycarkey Borris Under 16 team competed in the Tipperary Ladies Football Under 16 D Blitz on Saturday last. Three teams competed in the blitz and Moycarkey Borris overcame Ballyporeen in a round game to went on to play Holycross Ballycahill in the Final. Holycross Ballycahill were the stronger team on the day.

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