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Moycarkey Borris GAA Club Notes - 9th May 2015

posted 9 May 2016, 14:29 by Michelle Donnelly
Club Plan & Development Update
The first review of the Club Plan 2015:2020 is now up on the website with significant progress made in its first year. It is great to see the first phase of the Development works completed with the Hurling wall finished and in use by all panels. Weather conditions are now favourable to allow for the second phase of works to commence which involves the levelling, realignment and drainage of the front pitch. Final amendments to the design of the Clubhouse are also currently being agreed by the Club and it is anticipated that this third phase of works will commence later this year. Following the success of the Strictly Come Dancing, the club has agreed to purchase two concrete dugouts for the far pitch and these are expected to be in place next month.

The Club would like to sincerely thank all those who have contributed to date to the Club Development ‘Pledge a Grand’ fundraising scheme. As the Club has not yet reached our required funding we would strongly encourage all other members, players and supporters of the Club to join our ‘Pledge a Grand’ campaign and assist the Club financially with this important project. We are actively working to encourage more households to join, as we need more households to get involved to make this project a reality.
Please contact John Corcoran (086 3883573), Finance Chairperson, Moycarkey Borris GAA Club or check out the Club website for details of how to contribute to the project.

County Senior Hurling Championship
Moycarkey Borris continued their Senior Championship by travelling to Templetuohy to compete against Moneygall in the next round, on Sunday last. Moneygall and Moycarkey Borris both suffered defeats in the first round so it was a must win game for the teams. Moycarkey’s Niall Heffernan opened the scoring with a point in the first minute and quickly followed it with a ball direct into the back of the net. In the next seven minutes Pat Carey traded three points with points from Moneygall’s Mike Ryan, Philip Fanning and Willie Greene. The purple patch of scoring was over for the next ten minutes as both teams battled hard with the ball flowing from end to end. As we entered the final fifteen Moycarkey added a further five points from Tom Hayes (1), Kieran Morris (3) and Rory O’Regan (1) to Moneygall’s four points. Moycarkey Borris 1-9 Moneygall 0-7

Kieran Morris and Ger Kirwan traded opening points at the start of the second half. Kieran pointed again in the third minute but Moneygall’s reply this time was a goal by Adam Hogan. The deficit was now reduced to three points. Moycarkey added three more points to Moneygall’s single point as the game entered a stalemate until the twenty first minute when Adam Hogan again raised the green flag for Moneygall. This was Moneygall’s final score but Moycarkey Borris continued to add a further five points to their score line to take victory they required to avoid a relegation playoff. All focus is on the Mid Championship when we meet JK Brackens in a few weeks. Moycarkey Borris 1-19 Moneygall 2-9

Moycarkey team – Bill McCormack; James Power, Paul Dempsey, Kevin Moran; James Bourke, Pat Molloy (0-2), Chris McCullagh; Rory O’Regan (0-1), Conor Hayes (0-1); Tom Hayes (0-1), Rory Ryan, Kieran Morris (0-6, 0-4 frees); Pat Ralph (0-2, 0-1 free), Patrick Carey (0-4), Niall Heffernan (1-1).
Subs used:- Brian Moran (0-1) for Niall Heffernan (38th), Anthony Healy for Kevin Moran (48th); Daniel Kirby for Paul Dempsey (59th).

Moneygall team – Ciaran Quinlan; Mike Ryan (0-1), Sean Ryan, Ger Ryan; Brendan Toohey, Philip Fanning (0-2), Pajo Troy; Cathal Kennedy, Sean Fogarty (0-1); Ger Kirwan, Willie Greene (0-2), Conor Ryan (0-1); Adam Hogan (2-1), Patrick Fogarty (0-1), Eoin Troy.

County Intermediate Hurling Championship
Moycarkey-Borris and Lattin Cullen Gaels contested a County Intermediate Hurling Championship match at a damp New Inn field on Saturday evening. While it was Lattin’s first game in the competition, it was a must win game for Moycarkey-Borris following a comprehensive defeat to the other team in Group 3, Galtee Rovers.

From the throw-in, Moycarkey-Borris got off to a good start with three points from play in as many minutes from Ciaran Clohessy and John Bergin (2). This start was short lived however as Lattin Cullen Gaels scored the next five points (three from placed balls) to take the lead at the end of the first quarter. Jamie Fanning scored a point from play in the 16th minute to bring Moycarkey back in to contention and when sub Brian Moran scored a goal in the 21st minute it put the Mid side back in front. The sporting cliché that a team is most vulnerable after scoring a goal was borne out as Lattin Cullen replied with a green flag of their own moment later after Moycarkey failed to deal with a long delivery in to the danger area. Lattin Cullen would go four points up heading to the interval only for points from Ciaran Clohessy and Brian Moran (free) to leave the half-time score Lattin Cullen 1-9 Moycarkey-Borris 1-7.

Moycarkey got off to a fast start again in the second half with points from play by Jamie Fanning and Ciaran Clohessy to bring the sides level. In an exciting second half, the scores would be level on 8 different occasions as both clubs defied the conditions to serve up a good game of Championship intensity. With Tipperary Under 21 hurler Mark Russell in good form (scoring 7 points from play on the night), Lattin Cullen Gaels took the lead on three occasions over the next 10 minutes only for Moycarkey to draw level each time courtesy of Brian Moran frees.

As the game entered the final quarter, Lattin Cullen took the lead again with a point only for Moycarkey to take the lead courtesy of a goal by Brian Moran. As with Moran’s first half goal, Lattin Cullen’s response was immediate as they scored a goal from the next phase of play to retake the lead. For the next 10 minutes, Lattin Cullen extended their lead to two points on three occasions but Moycarkey replied each time to keep in touch. In the final stages, Moycarkey hit a purple patch, scoring 3 quick-fire points from play courtesy of James O’Gorman, Brian Moran and Kieran Cummins to bring the sides level heading in to stoppage time. With a draw looking a likely result, Moycarkey won a free which Brian Moran converted to give his side the lead. From the resultant puck-out, Lattin Cullen won possession and earned a free which they duly pointed with the last puck of the game to secure a share of the spoils.

Moycarkey are likely now to be engaged in a relegation playoff with attention turning to the Mid Championship in the meantime.

Moycarkey-Borris team and scorers - Eamon Clohessy; Mikie Bergin, Aidan Maher, Micheal Cussen; Kieran Cummins (0-1), Joe O’Sullivan, Eric Fanning; Mattie Ryan, James O’Gorman (0-1); Mossy Bracken, Ciaran Clohessy (0-3), Jamie Fanning (0-3); John Bergin (0-2), Robert Doran, Tony Flanagan
Sub: Brian Moran 2-8 (0-7 frees) for John Bergin (injured, 18m)

Mid Tipperary Junior Hurling League
After an opening victory in the Mid Tipperary Junior Hurling League Moycarkey Borris hosted Gortnahoe Glengoole on Friday last. There was a strong breeze in Littleton and this was a factor in the game. Gortnahoe had the aid of the elements in the first half and scored five unanswered points before Moycarkey opened their scoring with a Ciaran Maher point as the game entered the second quarter. Moycarkey added a further two points by Ciaran Maher while Gortnahoe added a further goal and four points to go in at half time Gortnahoe Glengoole 1-9 Moycarkey Borris 0-3

After a goal and point by Ciaran Maher in the opening stages of the second half, a Moycarkey Borris comeback looked imminent. In the 34th minute, JJ Darmody raised the green flag for Moycarkey and with a two point margin, points were traded by the teams in the thirty sixth minute. Moycarkey’s Paudie Doran scored the next point following quickly by an equalising point by from Timmy Ryan. Paudie Doran gave Moycarkey the lead in the twelfth minute and as the game entered the final quarter the teams traded points. The final quarter however saw Gortnahoe register five unanswered points to take the victory - Gortnahoe Glengoole 1-16 Moycarkey Borris 2-9

Moycarkey team – James Doran; John Cussen, Stephen Kirwan, Patrick Whelan; Eoghan Hayes, Timmy Ryan, Jack Bryan; Jamie Barry, Donie Bergin; Jamie Costello, Paudie Doran, Phil Kelly; Kevin O’Regan, Ciaran Maher, JJ Darmody.
Scorers – Ciaran Maher (1-5), JJ Darmody (1-0), Paudie Doran (0-2), Eoghan Hayes (0-1), Timmy Ryan (0-1)
Subs used – Michael Roche for Jamie Costello (h/t), Brian Keating for Jack Bryan (53rd), Jessie McKenna for Phil Kelly (58th)

Under 16
Congratulations to our Under 16 A team who defeated Moyne Templetuohy in the Tom Murphy & Sons Ltd Mid U16A Football Championship Semi Final on Tuesday, May 3rd. They will now meet Durlas Óg in Final on Monday, May 9th at 7.45pm in Holycross.

Under 14
Commiserations to Moycarkey Borris who were defeated by Drom and Inch in the Mid U14 A Football Championship on Thursday last.

Under 10.5 Team
Commiserations to Moycarkey Borris Under 10.5 team who were defeated by Toomevara in the Community Games Hurling

Juvenile Meeting
Moycarkey Borris will hold a Juvenile Club meeting on May 17th at 9.00pm in the clubrooms. All members are welcome to attend.

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.

Tipperary v Cork
There are a limited number of tickets available through the club for the Tipperary v Cork game which is due to be played on Sunday, May 22nd in Semple Stadium, Thurles. Anyone who would to purchase a ticket please contact John Hackett.

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

Under 13.5
Moycarkey Borris Under 13.5 team had a great Camogie game against a marginally stronger St. Flannan’s, Moneygall in the Community Games Camogie finishing St. Flannan’s 2-4 Moycarkey Borris 1-3.
Moycarkey team – Michelle Flanagan, Maria Kennedy, Joan O’Keeffe, Enya Maher, Aoife Dunphy, Rebecca Hogan, Chloe Cummins, Queva O’Meara, Amy Callanan, Amy Britton, Laura Costigan, Kate Fitzgibbon, Zoe McKenna.

Under 12
Moycarkey Borris Under 12 team had a mixed week, they overcame Clonoulty on Wednesday last but suffered a defeat against Fethard on Friday last.