Best of Luck to Stephen Quirke named to start at number 11 on the U21 tipperary Hurling Team taking on Limerick in the Munster Quarter Final on Tomorrow(thursday) in Gaelic Grounds at 7.30pm.
County Senior Football Championship;
Moyle Rovers top group with five point victory
Moyle Rovers 0-13 Fethard 0-8
Moyle Rovers booked their place in the county championship quarter finals with a five point victory over Fethard this evening in Clonmel topping their group with maximum points.
Following victories over Aherlow and Arravale Rovers Moyle Rovers were expected to make it three out of three at Clonmel Sportsfield and while they kept their unbeaten record intact Fethard made it an uncomfortabe evening for the favourites.
Fethard, returning to the senior ranks this year in a very competitive group, made a real contest out of this game ,forcing the red hot favourites to work extremely hard for their win.
Last years intermediate championships found themselves seven points to one adrift after twenty two minutes but they showed great character to force their way back intothe game with Jody Sheehan,Brian Healy and Cian Maher driving them on.
It took nineteen minutes for Fethard to get their first scoreonthe board after MoyleRovers had scored the first four points of the game without reply.
Six points down with eight minutes left in the half Fethard slotted over three points in the closing minutes of the half with Jack Dolan and two from Cathal Hurley closing the gap to just three points at the break.
That late fiirst half surge gave Fethard a lot to play for and while Sean Carey converted a free four minutes into the second half for Moyle Rovers Fethard pushed on again scoring the next three points to make it a one point game midway through the second half.
Rovers,with their unbeaten record now under threat, finished the stronger team outscoring Fethard by five points to one in the last quarter . Points from Sean Carey,his second free of the half,Diarmuid Foley ,Richie Power,Craig Condon and Liam Boland saw Rovers over the line on an evening they struggled to reach top gear.
South Champioship - Junior B Football
After such a great start against Ballyporeen last week, we were looking forward to our next game, which was Mullinahone on a very hot sunny Sunday evening in Fethard. Unfortunately despite being all ready and gear up for this game Mullinahone failed to Field a team, and no game took place.
County Intermediate Hurling League
Sunday 26th June
Moyle Rovers V Sean Traceys in Monroe at 12noon.
U6s- Had a great hurling training session on Tuesday night. On Saturday we fielded three teams in the South Tipperary Go Games Hurling blitz. A great morning thoroughly enjoyed by both players and spectators. Great to see training paying off and the skill level improving as we go along. Player of the week Tiernan O Halloran. Training resumes at 6.45 on Tuesday night with football. All are welcome.
Our U12 A team played Killenaule at home. We had a slight advantage at half time 2-4 to 2-2. Killenaule had a great 2nd half and managed to score 3-5 to our 2 point Final score 2-6 to 5-7. Paddy scored 1-2. Killian 0-2. Daragh Walsh Monroe 0-1 and Jake Forrestal 1-1. Team Max Fahy James Hurley Michael Phelan Darragh Walsh
John Paul Phelan Darragh Walsh Killian Butler Liam McGrath Paddy O'Keeffe Jake Forrestal Ronan Walsh Jack Tynan Michael McKeown Daragh Egan Liam Maher
Our U12 C team played Skeheenarinky in Ballyporren on Monday night but the lads came up against a physical stronger side but battled away until the end with final score 5-5 to 1-2. Moyle Rovers got the first score of the match with a point form Cillian O Halloran and a strong second half where 1-1 from midfield from Cillian O Halloran kept his team chasing the game. Peter Boland made some great saves in goal supported superbly by Michael O Reilly ,Tom O Brien, Connor O Gorman and Jack Lane.
Our U12D played St Pats in Cloneen in a cracking games of hurling showing some great skills and pure hurling both teams played their hearts out. We got a great start and racked up 1-3 in the 1st half 2 points from John Cronin a point from Matthew Downey and a goal from Tadgh Buckley to bring us to half time. St Pats started strong in the 2nd half but John Cronin score 2 more points and st pats added 1-2 followed by point from Tadgh Buckley with Brian Hurley pulling off some great saved. To leave Final score 1-6 to 1-2
Our U14s hurlers travelled to Rathkeale on a gloriously sunny day last Saturday to participate in a Munster divisional Feile competition. We played Askeaton and Lixnaw in the league stages of the competition and won't both games comfortably with some fantastic hurling skill on display from the panel in its entirety. We then faced Blarney in the semi final with temperatures reaching into late 20 at this stage. Blarney got off to a much better start scoring 1-5 while we only replied with a single point. The boys battled hard in the second half with three fast balls into Peter McGarry resulting in a goal each time, But Blarney kept tipping away with the points and got a second goal near the end of the half. Final score Moyle Rovers 3-2 Blarney 2-11. Blarney went on to win the final later in the day. Well done to all involved it was a great day out for the boys.