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Clean Ireland Recycling Tipperary SHC - Roscrea 1-12 Moycarkey-Borris 1-11

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Clean Ireland Recycling County Senior Championship Round 3 

Resilient Roscrea strike late to progress

Roscrea 1-12 Moycarkey-Borris 1-11


Roscrea edged out Moycarkey-Borris following an absorbing edge of the seat County SHC third round clash on Sunday evening. Despite the incessant thundery rain and humid conditions both sides went at it hell for leather in their bids to further their county aspirations. Scores were hard to come by in both halves as both defenses dominated proceedings but the nip and tuck nature of the game was blown wide open in the closing stages much to the delight of the sizeable crowd. 

All game an expectant crowd waited patiently for a goal to blow proceedings wide open but it was like waiting for a bus. You wait all day and then two come along together! With just three minutes remaining and seconds apart green flags were waved at either end as both sides went for the jugular. Moycarkey/Borris were first to strike, when trailing by a point they were awarded a free after Conor Bergin was adjudged to have fouled substitute Chris McCullagh. Pat Molloy lofted in the resulting free but as it arced towards the black spot Roscrea goalkeeper, Daryl Ryan stretched to pluck the sliotar from the sky. The greasy sliotar evaded his grasp though and fell to his feet where the lurking Conor Hayes netted. With so little time remaining and considering the tit for tat nature of the game all appeared lost for Ros’. However, they responded in kind straight from the puckout with Davin Flynn gathering possible and cutting a swathe down the left flank before arrowing the sliotar high into the top left hand corner of the net. 

Suddenly Roscrea were back in the driving seat and a quick-fire point from Jamie Bergin served to heap further pressure upon a flagging Moycarkey side. Credit to the men in red and yellow they struck back with a Pat Molloy point deep in injury time but Roscrea has done enough to hold on for a hard-earned one-point victory. Hard earned it definitely was! In the opening half the teams battled to come to terms with the wet and slippy conditions. Both sides also employed the tactic of a two-man attack with a forward dropping back to assist in defence, resulting in domination at the back for both defences.

Level on no less than four occasions in the half, Moycarkey were first to strike with a Pat Molloy free. Roscrea responded with Jason Fitzpatrick knifing over a placed ball before the hugely impressive Davin Flynn opened his account after Rory Ryan had added a second for Moycarkey. Roscrea hit the front for the first time in the 15th minute thanks to Jamie Bergin but subsequent Pat Molloy strikes from placed balls fired Moycarkey back in front. Davin Flynn once again found his range for Ros’ before Moycarkey edged two clear in the closing stages with Pat Molloy (65) and Rory Ryan again on target to ensure they h e l d a 0-6 to 0-4 interval advantage. Roscrea quickly wiped out the deficit after the restart with Sam Conlon (free) and Davin Flynn on target before Anthony Healy and Jason Fitzpatrick (free) raised white flags for their respective sides.

As both sides battled for supremacy tempers became a little frayed before a row midway through the half resulted in yellow cards for Diarmuid Fitzgerald and Ailbe Power. Roscrea had been awarded a free after James Power’s wild pull on Jason Fitzpatrick led to the row and Sam Conlon duly obliged to edge Ros’ back in front. Both sides traded further points in the closing stages with goalkeeper Daryl Ryan also called into action to deny Moycarkey following a 50th minute goalmouth scramble. The closing five minutes provided a grandstand finish but in the end it was Roscrea who prevailed to book their spot in the fourth round. 

Flynn snatches late winner for Roscrea

By Michael Dundon for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Roscrea 1-12 Moycarkey-Borris 1-11

A goal three minutes from time helped Roscrea to a slender victory over Moycarkey-Borris in the third round of the Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship at Templemore last night.Davin Flynn was Roscrea’s hero with his 57th-minute strike which ended a superb display as he also scored five points from play for the winners.

Moycarkey looked to have won a contest in which the sides were level nine times, when Conor Hayes netted for them in the 56th minute but from the puck-out Sam Conlon set up Flynn and he blasted to the Moycarkey net for the match-winning score.

Moycarkey led 0-6 to 0-4 after having the better of the first half but seven wides were to cost them dearly. The sides were still neck and neck when Hayes’s goal looked to have given Moycarkey a winning lead but Flynn’s immediate response, followed by a Jamie Bergin point, put Roscrea in control.

In the closing minutes, Pa Carey had a Moycarkey point but time ran out on them. Davin Flynn was Roscrea’s match-winner with Liam England, Diarmuid Fitzgerald, Conor Bergin, and Jamie Bergin other key players.

For Moycarkey, James Power, Ailbe Power, Rory Ryan, Pa Carey and Pat Molloy did most.

Scorers for Roscrea: D Flynn 1-5; J Fitzpatrick, J Bergin, S Conlon, (0-2 each); T Fitzgerald.

Scorers for Moycarkey: P Molloy (0-6); C Hayes(1-0); R Ryan(0-2), A Healy, P Carey, W Dempsey, (0-1)

ROSCREA: D Ryan S Fitzgerald, L England, C Bergin; D Fitzgerald, D O Connor, K McMahon; J Fitzpatrick, D Moloney; S Conlon, E Fitzgerald, D Flynn; J Bergin, T Fitzgerald, E Flynn.
Subs: D Spooner for McMahon; P Kerwin for Fitzpatrick. 

MOYCARKEY-BORRIS: J Doran; P Dempsey, J Power, M Cushen; K Moran, D Morris, N O Sullivan; C Hayes, P Carey; A Power, P Molloy, D Sheppard; R Ryan, C Clohessy, A Healy.
Subs: C McCullagh for Clohessy; R O Regan for A Power; W Dempsey for R Ryan. 

Referee: F Horgan, Knockavilla