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Moycarkey Borris Schools Success Continues

posted 28 Nov 2017, 07:47 by Michelle Donnelly

Scoil Mochaomhog Naofa, Two-Mile-Borris win County Final

On Friday November 17th, Two Mile Borris NS competed in the Under 13 C Ladies County Football Final against Upperchurch NS. From the start the TMB girls were on top and first half goals by Jane Corcoran and Lucy Callanan and a point by Sarah Corcoran gave them a 2-1 to 0-1 lead at half time.

With some great defensive work in the second half from Ellie Darmody, Molly O'Dwyer, Emily Carroll, Alisha Kearney and Emma Corcoran and our forwards adding six further points from play, four  


for Sarah Corcoran and two for Sophie Coughlan, the girls finished deserving winners by 2-7 to 0-2. Well done to all on a great day for the School. A special thank you to Ms. Ann Ryan and Morgan Lanigan who prepared the girls for the matches.

Under 11 C Ladies Football Final - Littleton 4-1 St. Joseph's Tipperary Town 2-2

Littleton and St. Joseph's played out an outstanding game of football in the Roinn C Final at the immaculate Moycarkey-Borris pitch where the outcome of the game hung in the balance right to the end. Both teams displayed a level of skill and sportsmanship that was admired by all in the large attendance.

Littleton settled the faster and dominated the opening exchanges. However, several gilt-edged opportunities of goal scoring were squandered and St. Joseph's survived the early onslaught.  Indeed, it was St. Joseph's who registered the first score, a point from a difficult angle. Scores were hard to come by, as the play swung from end to end, with both defences dominant.  Towards the end of the first half, Littleton finally found their range and put scores on the board. Caitlin Shelly kicked a superb long-range point and this inspired forwards, Gemma Fennessy Gooney and Saoirse Gooney to score two well taken and vital goals. At half time Littleton led 2-1 to 0-1 but this game was far from over. A feature of the first half was the outstanding defensive performances of sisters, Chloe and Sophie Delaney, in the Littleton defence.

Littleton introduced Nicole Lawlor and Ella Lee for the second half. St. Joseph's now began to turn the screw in this titanic battle. Aoife Shelly performed heroics in the Littleton goal but eventually St. Joseph's made the breakthrough when they scored two well taken goals. The game was now in the balance with the team’s level and ten minutes to play. When the need was greatest however Littleton's inspirational joint captains and twin sisters, Ciara and Caitlin Shelly, rose their games to a higher level and swung the game in Littleton's favour. Caitlin set up Ella Lee for a splendid goal and after a powerful solo run Caitlin herself crashed the ball to the roof of St. Joseph's net. This blow proved too much for a gallant St. Joseph's team and they could not bridge the gap despite scoring a late point from a threatening attack. At this stage the busy Aoife Maher and Paige Thackaberry were in the fray for Littleton. When referee Seán Everard blew the final whistle the Littleton team and supporters erupted in joyous celebration as Littleton had won their second under 11 county title in two years.

Chairman of the local Moycarkey-Borris Club, Joe O’Sullivan, presented the Roinn C Shield to joint captains Ciara and Caitlin Shelly as players, mentors and supporters mingled on the pitch. Congratulations to both teams on serving up an enthralling game of football.

Littleton: Aoife Shelly, Chloe Delaney, Sophie Delaney, Ciara Shelly, Caitlin Shelly, Gemma Fennessy Gooney, Saoirse Gooney, Nicole Lawlor, Ella Lee, Aoife Maher, Paige Thackaberry, Sophie Fox O'Brien, Méabh Treacy, Annie Dempsey, Aoife Carey, Abbie Moore.



Moycarkey NS win County Final by Mia O’Meara

On the 13th of November 2017, Moycarkey NS Under 13 girls set out to play Powerstown NS in a football county final in Cashel hoping to bring home the shield.

At 12 o’clock, the referee blew the whistle. Powerstown got the ball and scored a point. Moycarkey was off to a bad start. But they came back with an amazing point from Caoimhe O’Sullivan. The ball was kicked out by the Powerstown goal keeper. It was excellently defended by Shauna Flanagan and passed to Chloe Shorley who beautifully kicked over the bar. Powerstown tried scoring but nothing could get past Moycarkey’s skilful goalkeeper. The referee blew the half time whistle. Score Moycarkey 2-5 to Powerstown’s two points. Two amazing goals, one from the point scorer Caoimhe O’Sullivan and one from the half forward Lucy Purcell. Moycarkey walked tiredly off the field. Their captain, Mia O’Meara, gave an inspirational speech.

Moycarkey set out for the second half, knowing Powerstown would fight for that shield even harder than the first half. As the referee blew the whistle and threw in the ball, Powerstown caught the ball but was excellently defended by Ellen Maher and passed to Caoimhe O’Sullivan which was passed  
again to Chloe Shorley and superbly kicked over the bar. Moycarkey then scored 2-4. Two amazing
goals by Caoimhe O’Sullivan and Chloe Shorley. Powerstown came back with two goals and two points but it wasn’t enough to win. As the final whistle blew, the Moycarkey team ran and celebrated. Moycarkey prepared for the presentation of the shield. Moycarkey's captain, Mia O’Meara, gave her speech and all the team had their photo taken. It was a phenomenal win for Moycarkey.
Under 13 Roinn E Ladies Football Final - Tankerstown 8-5 Littleton NS 5-3

Tankerstown and Littleton contested this Roinn E final at rain sodden Leahy Park, Cashel in November. Despite the heavy underfoot conditions, both teams served up a lively and tremendously entertaining final.

Tankerstown were first to settle and dominated the early passages of play. However, some wayward shooting from their skilful forwards left Littleton off the hook and the determined Littleton girls came more into the play. Scores were hard to come by as both defences dominated. Aoife Shelly was inspirational in goals for Littleton and Aimee Slattery and Rachel Ralph defended valiantly in front of her. Littleton's forwards, Sophie Delaney and Saoirse Gooney, fought for every ball that came their way. Rachel Ralph scored Littleton's only score of the first half and at half time they trailed 1-2 to 0-1. It was still all to play for at this stage.

Tankerstown's lively play again caused Littleton problems at the start of the second half and their 

forwards added two goals that seemed to put the game beyond Littleton. However, Littleton thundered back into the game thanks mainly to the energetic and skilful play of the Shelly twins, Ciara and Caitlin, at midfield. The game now turned into a goal fest and any outcome was possible. Tankerstown added goals to their scoreline but so too did Littleton through Ciara and Caitlin Shelly and Rachel Ralph. Aoife Shelly was moved outfield and she helped herself to two well taken goals. Aimee Slattery continued to provide leadership through her determined defending. Substitutes Chloe Delaney and Tara Fox O'Brien were now in the game and they too played their hearts out. Unfortunately, time ran out for Littleton and at the final whistle Tankerstown were victorious on a scoreline of 8-5 to 5-3.

The Littleton team was heartbroken at the end but they deserve great praise and admiration for the outstanding performance they produced on the day. Congratulations to a talented Tankerstown team on their deserved victory.

Littleton N.S. Team: Aoife Shelly, Aimee Slattery, Rachel Ralph (capt) Ciara Shelly, Caitlin Shelly, Saoirse Gooney, Sophie Delaney.

Subs: Chloe Delaney, Tara Fox O'Brien, Rebecca O'Donoghue, Kelsey Conway, Nicole Lawlor, Gemma Fennessy Gooney, Paige Thackaberry, Ella Lee, Aoife Maher, Méabh Treacy, Sophie Fox O'Brien, Annie Dempsey, Abbie Moore.

Scorers: Ciara Shelly 1-1, Caitlin Shelly 1-1, Rachel Ralph 1-1, Aoife Shelly 2-0