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Roskeen Construction Mid Tipp Junior A Hurling Championship Quarter-Final - Moycarkey-Borris 1-18 Thurles Gaels 1-13

posted 26 Aug 2017, 11:09 by Michelle Donnelly
Report by Caitlin Donnelly.
It was all to play for in the Roskeen Construction Mid Tipp Junior A Hurling Championship Quarter-Final between Moycarkey Borris and Thurles Gaels in Littleton on Friday evening.

It was nip and tuck from the start and after five minutes Thurles Gaels were ahead by one point with Moycarkey only scoring from frees, Thurles Gaels 0-3 Moycarkey Borris 0-2. The game was close throughout and when Eoghan Hayes won a free with fifteen minutes gone to allow for a Tony Flanagan point Moycarkey took the lead, 0-7 to 0-6. While Moycarkey were ahead by three points at the break it was clear goals were going to win this game.

As the second half started both teams were eager to win this match. An almost goal chance for Thurles Gaels was stopped by Michael Bergin which ensured Moycarkey kept their lead. Both teams kept hitting over scores but a well struck point by Ailbe Power just after his wide gave Moycarkey momentum to push on. A missed goal chance and four wides from Moycarkey allowed Thurles Gaels to drop a long ball into the square. Thurles Gaels managed to get it across the line levelling the game, 0-16 to 1-13.

Thurles Gaels reacted better but Moycarkey dug deep and a Robert Doran goal gave Moycarkey a three point lead, 1-16 to 1-13. With two minutes to go in normal time Thurles Gaels won a free in front of the goal. Moycarkey backs along with goalkeeper David Ryan lined up on the goal line. A well taken shot was blocked by Rory O'Regan and it was evident from there that Moycarkey would push on to victory. Final score was Moycarkey 1-18 Thurles Gaels 1-13.