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Moycarkey Borris GAA Club Notes, 2nd October 2017

posted 3 Oct 2017, 14:47 by Michelle Donnelly
Buster Night Fundraiser
On Saturday, October 7th, Moycarkey Borris GAA Club will hold a fundraising buster night in Thurles Greyhound Stadium. All monies raised from the night will go the development fund. Tickets for the buster night are available from any club officer and everyone’s support will be greatly appreciated. In order for the proceeds tickets must be purchased in advance of the night, tickets are €10 and include admission to the Greyhound Stadium on the night.

On the night there will a race to identify the “Fastest Man in the Parish” and the competitors will be Niall Heffernan, Tom Hayes, Michael Cussen, JJ Darmody, Rory Ryan, Chris McCullagh, Kieran Cummins, James Power and Gerry McGuire. Each runner will require your support in their journey so get your buster tickets from the club and join us on the night.

Tipperary Water County Minor A Hurling Championship Final - Moycarkey-Borris 4-18 Moyle Rovers 1-13
Report by Ed Donnelly

Moycarkey-Borris qualified for the County Minor Hurling Final following a comprehensive 14-point victory over the South Champions Moyle Rovers on Saturday in Golden.

Moycarkey dominated the early exchanges and following a number of spurned goal chances, Anthony McKelvey raised a green flag in the 7th minute as Moycarkey led by 1-3 to 0-1. Moyle Rovers recovered well and following a pointed free by Ben Owens, Luke Delahunty scored three points from play on the trot to leave just a point between the teams after 17 minutes, 1-3 to 0-5.

Darren Flood recorded Moycarkey’s first score in 11 minutes when he pointed from play in the 19th minute before McKelvey struck for his and Moycarkey’s second goal a minute later to leave five points between the teams, 2-4 to 0-5. Moyle Rovers were still playing well and they traded score for score with their Mid opponents heading in to first half injury time. In the additional three minutes played, Moycarkey added unanswered points from play by Bill Maher, Jack Fallon and Mark Heffernan to give the Moycarkey side an unflattering seven-point interval lead, 2-9 to 0-8.

Moycarkey opened the second half scoring with a pointed ‘65 after Darren Flood’s goal chance had been deflected moments earlier. From the resultant puckout, Moyle Rovers Rian Quigley gained possession and following a good run, hit an unstoppable shot to the net to leave the score 2-10 to 1-8. Moycarkey responded with points by McKelvey, Max Hackett and Darren Flood before two goals in a minute by Anthony McKelvey ended the game as a contest with Moycarkey in front by 4-13 to 1-8 after 40 minutes.

Both teams emptied the benches in the final 20 minutes with 10 subs being introduced which affected the flow of the game as each side added five points in the closing stages. When referee Peter Carroll blew for full-time, Moycarkey had booked their play in next weekend’s County Final where Roscrea will be the opponents. Moycarkey-Borris: Rhys Shelly; Peter Melbourne, Tom Ryan, Kieran Kearney; Kevin Hayes, Zach Jackson, Rory Darmody; Bill Maher (0-1), Jack Fallon (0-1); Max Hackett (0-4), John Kirwan (0-1), Shane Maher; Mark Heffernan (0-1), Anthony McKelvey (4-8, 0-3 frees), Darren Flood (0-2)
Subs: David O’Donnell, Michael Murphy, Diarmuid Maher, Jack Hackett, Bill Hackett

Tipperary Water County Intermediate Football Quarter-Final - Moycarkey-Borris 0-11 Father Sheehys 0-10
Report by Ed Donnelly

Three unanswered points in the closing stages helped Moycarkey-Borris to a come from behind victory over Father Sheehys at New Inn on Sunday afternoon.

This contest was close all through with no more than two points between the sides at any stage of the game. The opening exchanges saw a good goal chance for Moycarkey’s Anthony Healy which was saved and from the resultant clearance, the ball was worked to the impressive Colin English who opened the scoring for Father Sheehys.

Moycarkey-Borris would respond in the best possible fashion with three quick points from play by Anthony Healy, Kieran Morris and Rory Ryan to take a 0-3 to 0-1 lead after five minutes. Ben Hyland and Brian Hyland then scored points from play for Father Sheehys and the sides were level after ten minutes.

The scoring rate dropped somewhat in the second quarter as both teams racked up the wides. Moycarkey took the lead again with points from play by Kevin Moran and Phil Kelly before Sean Flynn and Colin English replied with points for Father Sheehys. Moycarkey-Borris were dealt a serious blow in the closing stages of the first half as Pat Ralph and Kieran Morris were forced to retire with injuries to be replaced by Tom Hayes and James Power. It was Tom Hayes who finished the first half scoring with one of his first plays and his point ensured Moycarkey-Borris led by 0-6 to 0-5 at the interval.

It took all of six minutes for the first score of the second half, a point from play by Conor Hayes for Moycarkey-Borris. Father Sheehys general play had improved since half-time and allied to a number of bad wides for Moycarkey-Borris, the team from the South division began to take control. In a 12 minute period, Father Sheehys outscored their opponents by 0-5 to 0-1 to turn a two point deficit in to a two point lead. Colin English recorded three of those Father Sheehys points with Ben Hyland and Liam O’Connor also chipping in while the sole Moycarkey-Borris reply was a converted ’45 by Paul Dempsey.

Anthony Healy reduced the deficit to a single point in the 53rd minute and after a number of missed chances, the Mid champions eventually drew level with another converted ’45 by Paul Dempsey to leave the scores 0-10 to 0-10. With extra time looking a distinct possibility, there was still time for one further score as Moycarkey-Borris worked the ball to Rory Ryan who raised the white flag to put his side in front.

Moycarkey-Borris won the subsequent kick out and proceeded to keep possession to run down the clock. A dangerous game for sure but to their credit, Moycarkey held the ball for well over a minute until such time that referee Paddy Russell deemed the game to be over and Moycarkey-Borris ran out one-point winners.

Moycarkey-Borris will be delighted with this victory after a 105-day gap since their one and only Football game to date in this grade. The game should bring them on and their shooting will need to improve for the semi-final after kicking 13 wides on this occasion along with a number of balls dropped short. Kiladangan, Clonoulty-Rossmore or Clonmel Óg are Moycarkey’s possible opponents in the semi-final.

Moycarkey-Borris: Daniel Kirby; Chris McCullagh, Kevin Moran (0-1), Niall O’Sullivan; Niall Heffernan, David Morris, Conor Hayes (0-1); Pat Carey, Paul Dempsey (0-2 45’s); Kieran Morris (0-1), Phil Kelly (0-1), Rory Ryan (0-2); Pat Ralph, Anthony Healy (0-2), Jack Hackett
Subs: Tom Hayes (0-1) for Ralph (25m, injured), James Power for Kieran Morris (27m, injured), Ger Carey for Hackett (43m), Kieran Cummins for Kelly (59m)

Under 15 Team
Congratulations to Moycarkey Borris who overcame Gortnahoe Glengoole in the Mid Tipperary Under 15 B Hurling Shield on a score line of Moycarkey-Borris 2-15 Gortnahoe-Glengoole 1-15.

Under 13 Team
Commiserations to Moycarkey Borris who were defeated by Holycross in the Mid Tipperary Under 13 A Hurling Shield.

Under 11 Team
Congratulations to Moycarkey Borris who defeated JK Brackens in the Mid Tipperary Under 11 Group 1 Shield Final on a score line of Moycarkey-Borris 4-10 JK Brackens 4-4 on Saturday last.

Under 8 Team
Well done to the Moycarkey Borris Under 8 team who took part in a Gaelic Football Blitz on Friday last.

Paddy Cooney Tournament
The Paddy Cooney tournament is for Under 10’s and we welcome clubs from other counties to compete in the club grounds in the memory of Paddy Cooney, who was a member of the club. The tournament will go ahead on this Saturday, 7th October at 10am in Littleton.

Moycarkey Borris Camogie and Ladies Football Club
Under 10 Camogie

Well done to Moycarkey Borris Under 10 Camogie team who travelled to Boherlahan on Saturday last. They played matches against Eire Og Annacarty and Boherlahan and had a great day of fun and games. Thanks to Boherlahan for organising.

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