Our u6’s participated in the South Tipp Go Games blitz in Clerihan on Saturday morning. We fielded four teams of which all gave a great account of themselves and lots of fun was had. There were 20 teams from 9 different clubs which took part and each team played 3 15 minutes games. Our panel for the day were Paul O Connor, Ciaran Maher, Paulo da Silva, Mikey English, Finn O Keeffe, Alex Dawney, Joe O Brien, Joshua Maher, Ronan Walsh, Christopher Ryan, Jack Kelly, Dara Egan, Cillian Burgess, Ethan Morrissey, Ben Franklin, Conor Keeshan, Kuba Kelleher, Victor Domingues, Jerry Moynihan, Gerard O Sullivan, Robbie English, Eoin Keeshan, Darragh McCarthy and Issac Hennessy.
The annual David Boland Memorial Blitz took place in Monroe last Saturday morning. We had 16 teams from 10 Clubs participating in a great day of Football. It was topped off with our own boys winning the David Boland Memorial trophy presented to the boys by Caroline and Ballylooby winning the Shield presented by Charlie. A big Thank you to all the under 8 selectors for organising this years blitz. Thank you to all the ladies serving tea and food all morning you were kept busy. Thanks to all the donation made on the day for Crumlin Children’s Hospital. A big Thanks to A&E Jewellers for their Sponsorship of blitz it is greatly appreciated
Our under 9s and 10s headed to Carrick to take part in the Paddy Boland Memorial Blitz last Saturday. Our U9s won the Paddy Boland hurling tournament. The team was Conall Egan, Joe Franklin, Jack Boland, Darragh O’Gorman, Jack Duggan, Fred Perry, Jack O'Brien. Charlie Ryan, Aiden Gorey, James O'Brien, Mark McCauley & Aidan White. Training continues on Tuesday (hurling) and Friday (Football) at 7pm.
Our under 10s boys hurled very well against strong teams in Ballingarry, Clonmel Og and Carrick Swan who we played in the semi-final but it was not our day and we were beaten by the narrowest of margins. Thanks to everyone for travelling as you all put in huge commitment.
We had 2 teams out in the winter league during the week. First up on wednesdsay night was the “C” team, who took on Grangemockler. It was a half of goals, John Cronin & Matthew Downey scored for rovers while Grangemockler replied with a goal. Grangemockler only scored a point in the second half while John Cronin, Brian Morrisson & Fred Perry scored a further 4-1 between them Final Score Moyle Rovers 6-1 Grangemockler 1-1. On Thursday night our “A” team took on Carrick Swan in a cracking game, Carrick Swan scored 1-4 in the first half while Cillian O’Halloran scored a goal and Matthew Buckley scored a point. Carrick Swan scored a further 1-2 in the second half, while goals from Cillian O Halloran & Cathal O’Gorman and a point from Cillian O Halloran left the sides level at the final whistle.
After a great morning with our Underage groups in Clerihan, Carrick & Monroe. All road lead to Cashel for our U14 taking on Clonoulty in the County Semi Final. Clonoulty opened the scoring with a point from a free. Peter McGarry opened Rovers account in the 5th Minutes with a point from a free, and within a minute, Killian Butler scored a excellent goal. Clonoulty centre forward scored a lovely point from a sideline cut, and quickly added another point from play. Daire Luttrell scored a point from Rovers but again Clonoulty replied with a point. Rory Collin & Peter McGarry finished the half with a point each, both from placed balls. Half time score Moyle Rovers 1-4 Clonoulty 0-4. We had it all to do in the second half as we were now playing into a gael forced wind, but this did not discourage this panel of players, to do what was required of them. Clonoulty opened the scoring with 2 points but Daire Luttrell replied scoring 1-1 from play. Clonoulty replied quickly with a goal. It was Daire luttrell who stepped up to replied with another point from Play. Clonoulty scored 2 points from frees, this time Peter McGarry replied with a point from a free. Again Clonoulty scored 2 points with Peter McGarry replying again this time with a goal. Clonoulty scored a point from play to put 2 points between the sides. In the 23 minute DC Hayes score a point to put the goal between the sides, while on the 25th Minutes Daire Luttrell was going through and took the sensible option and took his point to put four between the sides, as it turned out it was the decision that won the match for us, as we were now in the 26th Minute and Clonoulty responded with excellent goal, but time was on our side and the referee whistle was greeted with great excitement by players, mentors and supporters. Time to get ready to pack up and head to Cahir to Support the minors in the south final.
Minor “A” South Final
At the end of a long but successful day, we all headed to Cahir for the last game of the day to Support the Minor in their bid to obtain the South Minor “A” Hurling Cup. In what was a mixed bag of weather, all expected a very close contest between these sides and the teams didn’t disappoint. We had a very competitive game with no Goals and the sides level on four occasions, but our minor stepped up a gear in the final 8 minutes and turned around a three-point deficit to a single point victory. For the second time on Saturday the final whistle was greeted with such excitement by all Moyle Rovers supporters, it was great to see Captain Darragh Bolger being presented with the South Minor “A” Hurling Trophy, this is the first group within the club to win South Minor “A” Football & Hurling in the same year. We wish them the best of Luck in the County Semi Final in Both codes that will be coming up in the next few weeks.
Intermediate Hurling County Preliminary Quarter Final
On Wednesday night last our Intermediate hurlers were defeated by a much stronger St Marys team on the night. On a wet and miserable night in Dr Morris park. With 2 goals within the first 10 minutes, St Marys took control of the game very early. After this we were alway chasing the game. Final Score Moyle Rovers 0-9 St Marys 4-13.