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Moycarkey Borris GAA Club Notes, 4th September 2017

posted 5 Sep 2017, 14:08 by Michelle Donnelly
"Tipperary Water" Seamus O Riain Cup Relegation
Moycarkey Borris will travel to Moneygall to play Borrisokane in the "Tipperary Water" Seamus O Riain Cup Relegation on Sunday, September 10th at 3.30pm.

Roskeen Construction Mid Tipperary Junior A Hurling Championship Final
Played on very wet Saturday evening in Drombane, the Mid Junior A Hurling Championship Final saw Holycross Ballycahill defeat Moycarkey Borris on a score line of Holycross Ballycahill 2-20 Moycarkey Borris 0-11.

Holycross went straight to the score board from the throw in with a point by Robbie Stakelum. Moycarkey’s Gerry McGuire quickly replied with a point but Holycross went on from here with six unanswered points in the next fifteen minutes. On the seventeenth minute Ailbe Power put Moycarkey back on the scoreboard with a point. Moycarkey pushed on and traded the next three points before Holycross added two. A further point from each side left the teams going in at half time Holycross Ballycahill 0-13 Moycarkey Borris 0-6.

Moycarkey opened the second half with two pointed frees which Holycross immediately equalised. For the next five minutes Moycarkey dominated with three points from Ailbe Power, Brian Moran and Anthony Healy. Holycross added two more points before John Paul Butler raised the green flag for them. The final quarter saw Moycarkey remain scoreless while Holycross added an unanswered further three points and a goal. Holycross Ballycahill 2-20 Moycarkey Borris 0-11.

Moycarkey-Borris: David Ryan; Mikey Bergin, Aiden Maher, Timmy Ryan; Eric Fanning, Niall O’Sullivan, Rory O’Regan; Eoghan Hayes, Gerry McGuire (0-1); Ailbe Power (0-3), John Bergin (0-1), Michael Cussen (0-1); Brian Moran (0-4, 2 frees), Tony Flanagan, Ger Carey.
Subs: Eamon Clohessy, JJ Darmody, Anthony Healy (0-1), Daniel Kirby, Rob Doran, Jamie Costello, Brian Keating, Kevin Keating, Jamie Fanning, Michael Roche, Joey Doran, Brian Maher, Conor Bourke, Kevin O’Regan, Peter O’Brien, James Doran.

Mid Minor “A” Hurling Championship Semi-Final
Moycarkey-Borris 3-16 JK Brackens 2-18
By Ed Donnelly
A 57th minute point by midfielder Jack Morrissey ensured Moycarkey-Borris qualified for the 2017 Mid Minor “A” Hurling Final after an end to end battle with JK Brackens Óg on Wednesday evening in Holycross. 
This was a close knockout encounter all through between two high quality sides with a place in Mid Final at stake. Moycarkey-Borris opened the scoring from the throw-in as Darren Flood gathered possession and scored a point from play. Flood had a goal chance soon afterwards which went a-begging and from the resultant clearance, Andrew Ormonde’s goal chance for Brackens was deflected at the expense of a ’65 which Shane Doyle pointed to open the Templemore side’s account. Brackens would not be waiting too long for their opening goal as in the third minute, a slip in the Moycarkey full-back line allowed Shane Doyle to raise a green flag with an unstoppable ground stroke. Doyle followed up with a pointed free in the fourth minute and Brackens were four points up. 
Moycarkey soon got in to their rhythm and scored five of the next seven points courtesy of John Kirwan (2), Anthony McKelvey (2 frees) and Jack Morrissey to bring them back to within a point, 1-4 to 0-6 after 12 minutes. Shane Doyle was causing problems in the Moycarkey rearguard at this stage and three further points from him (2 frees) with a solitary Moycarkey reply from John Kirwan put Brackens in front by three points heading in to the second quarter. 
Moycarkey would then hit a purple patch, started by an excellent goal as Max Hackett raced through the Brackens defence before passing to Anthony McKelvey who made no mistake. Moycarkey would follow this green flag with three quick points courtesy of Bill Maher, Jack Morrissey and Jack Fallon (free) and now Moycarkey were three points up. McKelvey had another goal chance soon afterwards but his shot from a difficult angle went across the goal. 
To their credit, JK Brackens steadied the ship before half-time and dominated the remaining minutes, scoring four of the last five points of the half to leave the sides level at the break, 1-11 to 1-11. 
Moycarkey needed a good start to the second half and this duly arrived in the opening minute when Jack Fallon’s delivery was caught on the edge of the square by Anthony McKelvey who duly made room for his close range shot which ended in the back of the net for his and Moycarkey’s second goal. From the puckout, Brackens showed they were not going to go away easily as Andrew Ormonde pointed to leave two between the sides. In the 34th minute, Brackens had the chance to take the lead but Moycarkey goalkeeper Rhys Shelly pulled off a double save at the expense of a ’65 which Shane Doyle pointed to leave just the minimum between the sides, 2-11 to 1-13. Brackens levelled soon afterwards with a point and while Max Hackett scored a point from play in the 38th minute to put Moycarkey back in front, it was the Brackens who were doing better in general play at this point and two points in a minute by Shane Doyle (one from a free) put Brackens in front by 1-16 to 2-12 in the 42nd minute. 
Moycarkey needed something to spark them back in to life at this stage and it duly arrived in the 44th minute when Max Hackett’s goal bound shot was well saved only to see Jack Fallon pull first time on the rebound to score Moycarkey’s third goal and put them back in front by two points heading in to the final quarter. An Anthony McKelvey free and a Bill Maher point from play put Moycarkey four points up soon afterwards. 
This JK Brackens side however would not relent and kept up the pressure, creating a goal chance in the 50th minute which was blocked. Shane Doyle pointed a sideline cut and Eanna McBride scored a long-range point to leave just two points between the sides heading in to the last five minutes and it was all to play for. 
Moycarkey midfielder Bill Maher scored his third point from play in the 56th minute to put a goal between the teams again but from the resultant puckout, the ball was worked in to Neil Quinlan who gathered possession rounded his man and scored a JK Brackens goal to leave the sides level for the sixth time in the game. The next score would be crucial and it arrived courtesy of Moycarkey midfielder Jack Morrissey, his fourth of the night with three minutes of normal time remaining. 
There had been some stoppages during the second half and this along with late injuries to Moycarkey’s Jack Morrissey and James Dillon which forced both players off the field meant that nearly six minutes of injury time would be played. Both teams had further chances for scores and one last effort from JK Brackens went narrowly wide as Moycarkey held out for a one-point victory. 
Moycarkey-Borris will now play Holycross-Ballycahill in the Mid Final with lots to improve upon but this game will bring them on significantly. The Final is fixed for Saturday, September 9th at a venue and time to be decided, check out for fixture details.
Moycarkey-Borris: Rhys Shelly; Peter Melbourne, Tom Ryan, David O’Donnell; Kevin Hayes, Zach Jackson, Rory Darmody; Bill Maher (0-3), Jack Morrissey (0-4); Jack Fallon (1-1, 0-1 free), John Kirwan (0-3), James Dillon; Max Hackett (0-1), Anthony McKelvey (2-3, 0-3 frees), Darren Flood (0-1)
Subs: Kieran Kearney for O’Donnell (35m), Shane Maher for Morrissey (59m, injured), Michael Murphy for Dillon (64m, injured).

Under 16 Team 
Durlas Óg 3-18 Moycarkey-Borris 2-14
Report by Ed Donnelly
Moycarkey-Borris lost out to Durlas Óg by seven points in the Eamon Darmody Turf Care Mid Under 16 A Hurling Final before a large attendance at a showery Littleton on Saturday afternoon. 
Durlas Óg played with wind advantage in the first half and got the opening two scores courtesy of Jack Lanigan and Joe Dwan points from play. Moycarkey soon got in to the game and a long clearance found Darren Flood who gathered possession and scored the opening goal of the game. Moycarkey consolidated their position by scoring four of the next five points courtesy of Flood (3) and Max Hackett to take a four point lead after 15 minutes, 1-4 to 0-3. 
This advantage was short lived when Moycarkey failed to clear their lines and Liam McCormack took full advantage to raise a green flag. Flood and Hackett replied with points from play for Moycarkey-Borris who led by two points after 20 minutes. The final 10 minutes of the opening half belonged completely to Durlas Óg who dominated possession and scored six points without reply. Darren Flood completed the first half scoring with a pointed free leaving the half-time score at 1-10 to 1-7 in favour of the Thurles side. 
Moycarkey now had wind advantage in the second half and needed to make a good start. However, instead it was Durlas Óg who outscored their opponents by 2-3 to 0-1 in the opening 15 minutes, the Durlas Óg goals coming courtesy of Darragh Stakelum and Liam McCormack to stretch their advantage to 11 points heading in to the final quarter. 
Moycarkey to the credit kept up the pressure and were rewarded with a Kyle Shelly goal in the 46th minute to reduce the deficit to seven points. The closing stages were quite even with Durlas Óg continuing to pick off their points while keeping the Moycarkey forwards at bay by not conceding any further goals and by the end, Durlas Óg were deserving winners by 3-18 to 2-14. 
Moycarkey-Borris: Liam McDonagh; Robbie Keane Butler, Michael O’Donnell, Thomas Whelan; Dylan Shaw, Peter Melbourne, Kyle Ryan; Kevin Hayes, Lewis Kearney; Shane Burke, Max Hackett (Captain, 0-2), Liam Hayes; Kyle Shelly (1-0), Darren Flood (1-12, 0-7 frees), Eoin Sheridan
Subs: John Coffey for Burke (44m), Jack O’Dwyer for Sheridan (44m), Andrew Alexander for Hayes (50m), Tom Maher for Keane Butler (54m).

Under 11 Team
Commiserations to Moycarkey Borris Under 11 Group 4 team who were defeated by Boherlahan in the Mid Tipperary Under 11 Group 4 Hurling Championship on a score line Moycarkey-Borris 2-1 Boherlahan Dualla 3-2. 
Congratulations to Moycarkey Borris Under 11 team who defeated Holycross in the Mid Tipperary Under 11 Group 1 Shield Hurling Championship.

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. Tickets are €10 and include admission to the Greyhound Stadium on the night. 

Harry Ryan Tournament
The Harry Ryan tournament makes a welcome return to the Club this year on Saturday, September 16th. This tournament was postponed last year due to the pitch development in the club grounds. This tournament is for Under 16’s and we welcome clubs from other counties to compete in the club grounds in the memory of Harry Ryan, who was a stalwart member of the club, organising many fundraisers within the club. 

Conor Kennedy Tournament
Another tournament that was postponed last year is the Conor Kennedy Under 14 tournament. Again pitch development meant we could not facilitate the tournament last year. Conor Kennedy worked tirelessly for the club over his lifetime and is remembered by the tournament which will be held on Sunday, September 17th.

Moycarkey Borris Camogie and Ladies Football Club
Under 19 Team
Congratulations to Moycarkey Borris Under 19 team who defeated Silvermines in the Tipperary Ladies Football Under 19 Championship.

Under 14 Team
Commiserations to Moycarkey Borris Camogie & Ladies Football Club Under 14 team who were defeated by Moyne Templetuohy in the Tipperary Ladies Football Under 14 Championship.
Congratulations to Moycarkey Borris Camogie & Ladies Football Club Under 14 Camogie team who defeated Boherlahan.

Under 10 Team
Moycarkey Borris Under 10 team travelled to Thurles on Saturday last for a camogie challenge, thanks to Thurles for the hosting the game.
Moycarkey Borris hosed a ladies football blitz on Sunday in Littleton. Thanks to Holycross, Thurles, Templemore, Silvermines and Slieve Felim Rapparees for attending.

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