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Moycarkey N.S. v Powerstown N.S. by Ellen Maher

posted 2 Oct 2016, 14:22 by Michelle Donnelly
On Wednesday 21st of September Moycarkey NS U-13 football team played our first game in the Tipperary Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Roinn B championship against a powerful Powerstown N.S. in Leahy Park, Cashel.  The weather was gloomy and miserable but the football on show was exhilarating from both teams. From the throw in Powerstown took control and quickly gathered up three points. Despite strong and tough defensive play from Orlaith Ryan and Mia O’ Meara in the backline, Powerstown added a magnificent goal midway through the first half. The moving of Frankie Butler and Bill Flanagan to the defence from attack gave Moycarkey much needed extra force. Some spectacular saves from Jamie O’Mahoney in the Moycarkey goal and with the help of Caoimhe O’Sullivan, Patrick Dowling and Shakira Donoghue in the backs the Moycarkey team kept Powerstown from scoring any more goals. At the end of the first half the Moycarkey forwards looked more dangerous and this boded well for the second half. At half time Powerstown had a well-deserved lead of 1-8 to 0-0 but Moycarkey weren’t giving up! Moycarkey were much better in the second half and after some good work from Oisín Martin and Ellen Maher in midfield Seán Flanagan scored Moycarkey’s first point of the game. Some fantastic skill from Martin Ivers led to Seán’s second point of the game shortly after. A brilliant pass from Ronan O’ Dwyer set up Seán to score a goal from way out the field with a dipping shot. Moycarkey were on a roll! The rest of the game was very exciting with both teams trying their absolute best. In the end Powerstown had a 7 point victory on a score line of 1-9 to 1-2. Moycarkey can be very proud of their performance, especially the second half. Powerstown were worthy winners on the day. Congratulations to both teams on a thrilling game. By Ellen Maher.