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Thurles Credit Union Mid Tipperary Minor A Hurling Championship - Moycarkey Borris 1-22 JK Brackens 1-18

posted 17 Aug 2016, 13:13 by Michelle Donnelly
Moycarkey Borris have earned themselves a place in the Thurles Credit Union Mid Tipperary Minor A Semi Final following their defeat over JK Brackens on Tuesday last. Their competitors will be decided when Thurles Sarsfields and Loughmore Castleiney meet in their final round game of the competition on Wednesday, August 17th.

The host team, JK Brackens opened the scoring in the third minute with a point from Lyndon Fairbrother. The sides traded two further points each. In the eighth minute Anthony McKelvey struck a free off the goalpost bar, it rebounded back to him and he netted the ball. Denis Russell replied for JK Brackens with a point reducing the margin to two points. Moycarkey retained the lead until the sixteenth minute when David O’Shea raised the green flag for the Brackens swinging the two point margin in their favour. Two further points were traded by each team until the twenty second minute when John Cussen’s point reduced the margin to a single point. Three unanswered points in the next five minutes stretched the margin to four points and three minutes left. Moycarkey’s Anthony McKelvey (2), John Kirwan and Michael Murphy pointed in the three minutes to equalise the game at the end of normal time. The final point of the half went to Lyndon Fairbrother. JK Brackens 1-11 Moycarkey Borris 1-10

JK Brackens opened the scoring with two quick points bringing the margin back to three points but Kevin O’Regan opened Moycarkey’s scoring in the third minute. In the following eight minutes Moycarkey scored four points to JK Brackens two pointed frees and the score line was level for the second time. The game ebbed and flowed for the following ten minutes with two points added to each score line. The intensity of the game had increased with nothing between the sides. Anthony McKelvey’s pointed free in fifty first minute put Moycarkey back in front. In the fifty seventh minute, points were traded and two further pointed frees from Anthony McKelvey were added in normal time. Kevin O’Regan scored the last point of the game in injury time sealing Moycarkey’s victory. Moycarkey Borris 1-22 JK Brackens 1-18.

Moycarkey Borris team - Rhys Shelly; Philip Ryan, Kieran Kearney, David O'Donnell; Sean O'Meara, Zach Jackson, Michael Murphy; John Cussen, Donal Fitzpatrick; Kevin O'Regan, Eoghan Hayes, Jack Fallon; Jack Bryan, Anthony McKelvey, Darren Flood.
Scorers - Anthony McKelvey (1-11, 9 frees), Kevin O'Regan (0-3), Darren Flood (0-2), Jack Fallon (0-2), John Kirwan (0-2), Michael Murphy (0-1), John Cussen (0-1).
Subs - John Kirwan for Jack Bryan (24th), Shane Maher for Jack Fallon (25th), Jack Fallon for Shane Maher (51st).

JK Brackens team - Nick Keane; Aidan Coffey, Michael Egan, Anthony Ryan; Daire Kavanagh, Paddy Cadell, Jack Prout; Shane Doyle, Stephen Quinlan; Radek Natkaneicz, David O'Shea, Eanna McBride; Denis Russell, Conor Sheedy, Lyndon Fairbrother.
Scorers - Lyndon Fairbrother (0-11, 8 frees), David O'Shea (1-1), Conor Sheedy (0-1), Denis Russell (0-1), Shane Doyle (0-1), Stephen Quinlan (0-1), Eanna McBride (0-1), Radek Natkaneicz (0-1).
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