TWO MILE BORRIS MAKE IT BACK TO BACK TITLES
On Friday 9th November Two Mile Borris took on Cashel BNS in the Roinn B County Final. The match was played in New Inn and the referee was Brian Tyrell. The game started at 1.30 and Borris got off to a great start with a goal by Pat Hackett. Diarmaid Maher scored another goal before Cashel responded with two excellent points from their midfielder. Further scores from Maher, Darren Flood and Brian Long put Borris in a strong position at half time. The second half began with Cashel dominating possession and they were rewarded with some fine points. They looked to be getting back into the game when they scored a great goal but Brian Long replied almost immediately. Further scores from Sean Mockler, Darren Flood, Kevin Hayes, Diarmaid Maher and Brian Long meant that Two Mile Borris ran out convincing winners. Captain, David Ryan, accepted the cup from Jerry McDonnell and in his speech complimented Cashel on a gallant performance. Well done to the Two Mile Borris team who have now put back to back victories in the Under 13 grade. Team: Owen Byrne, Jack Ryan, David Ryan, Conor Cummins, Bill Hackett, Michael Maher, Jack Morrissey, Sean Mockler, Pat Hackett, Darren Flood, Diarmaid Maher, Kevin Hayes, Brian Long.
CAPPAWHITE NS SECURE COUNTY GLORY
On Thursday the Cappawhite U13's won the County Final in the Ragg! We played Lorrha-Redwood. It was a good, physical game. Since it was a County Final the level of tension was very high. Support was rousing. The atmosphere was brilliant, with the flags, banners and all. The game was very tense in all areas of the field. Dara McCarthy was in goals, he played his best game of the year, he was outstanding making saves all-round and some excellent kickouts also.
Philip Gantley was in left corner back. He was great on the high ball, breaking it down and clearing it up the field. Ryan Renehan was brilliant at right corner back; he controlled the backline play and set up some great scores. Gearóid Ryan was at midfield with Brendan Murphy. The two worked the balls coming out of the backline Gearóid scoring 2 points and Brendan scoring 2 goals. The two were fantastic. Colm O'Dwyer was great! He did his job well, lurking about the goals and when the balls came in, BANG. Scoring 2-1 from play. Aaron Renehan came in for Gearóid Ryan about half way through the second half when he got a nasty blow to the leg. Aaron came in at the forward line bringing Colm out midfield. He was excellent and scored 1-1. Fionn Brady went out and played a captains role. He was out with the forward play and was always ready to run back and give a helping hand in midfield. He scored 0-3. The subs all played well and contributed to a few scores also. This truly was a whole team effort. Everybody on the field was great and according to the supporters there was no man of the match as each player played to the best of their abilities. Lorrha-Redwood were excellent and very sporting. It has been 13 years since Cappawhite won an U13 football title but we all agree it was definitely worth the wait! By Fionn Brady 6th Class
KILVEMNON SECURE HISTORIC VICTORY
Scoil Mhuire Kilvemnon 4-3 Ballinaclough 2-5
Kilvemnon NS landed their first County Title in spectacular fashion in the Ragg GAA field last Thursday. These two teams had been unbeaten all year and both came into this game in good form. A great turnout from both sets of supporters set up a cracking atmosphere. Ballinaclough started brightly getting on the scoreboard early with a fine run from one of their midfielders. Kilvemnon soon got a foothold and worked the ball up the field where David Gunn lashed the ball to the back of the net. This was a dream start for the Kilvemnon team but Ballinaclough boys and girls rallied and started to win some fine balls all over the field. They quickly put three points on the board. Ballinaclough were winning most of the breaking balls and had a great chance for a goal only to be denied by Cathal Brett in goal with a great save. Ballinaclough came again before the break and were not to be denied this time, a great shot from their full forward left Cathal with no chance in the goal. Kilvemnon under great pressure now did not panic and worked the ball up the field through Daire O’Brien and Cillian White where they won a free. Martin converted which left just three points between the sides at the break. At the break the Kilvemnon boys and girls talked about not panicking. They been in situations like this before and won. The second half started with Kilvemnon gaining the upper hand, Lucy White delivered some great balls into the forwards where Jennifer Brett and David Gunn were threatening the Ballinaclough goal. Jennifer won a free after some great work allowing Martin to narrow the gap to just one point. Kilvemnon’s’ heads were up now and ball after ball was being won by Cillian in midfield, he delivered a super ball into Jennifer who exchanged passes with David before kicking over a super point from a tight angle. Ballinaclough were under real pressure now. Daire and Martin were really flying now and some clever play from the two led to a chance for Martin which he sent to the back of the net. Another free for Kilvemnon allowed Martin to extend the gap to four points. Kilvemnon were flying now and added another goal through Martin. Kilvemnon supporters were sensing this could be a day to remember now. However Ballinaclough were not ready to give in just yet and worked another chance which yielded a goal. Another point followed for Ballinaclough. One point in it and anyone’s game now. Ballinaclough needed another score to force extra time. They worked the ball up the field and were only denied a match winning goal by a wonderful save from Cathal Brett. From here Kilvemnon cleared their lines and after some great inter-play between Cillian and Martin, Martin unleashed an unstoppable shot to leave four points between the teams. Great credit must go to both teams who never gave up the fight at any time and provided all in attendance with a most memorable final. Huge credit must go to the Kilvemnon supporters who made their voices heard throughout the game. Paddy Kelly, chairman of the Cumann na mBunscol presented captain Cathal Brett with the plaque. Cathal thanked all those who helped out the team, and in particular thanked the entire panel who trained all year and made the team as strong as it is. Well done to all on a fantastic win!
CLONEEN TOO STRONG FOR GALLANT LOUGHMORE
The referee threw in the ball at 11.25 a.m. and the match got under way. Loughmore got off to a quick start and scored a goal in the first 20 seconds of the game. Cloneen retaliated with good play and a point by Niamh Keane. In the next few minutes both teams tried to settle down to find their momentum. Cloneen were unfortunate with some scores hitting the goal posts. However it wasn’t long before they found their feet! Loughmore kicked a ball towards the goal and were unfortunate to miss the target. Sadhbh Morrissey the Cloneen goalie, kicked a very clean ball out to Ruth Mac Donald, who passed it accurately to Niamh Keane, who proceeded to score a wonderful goal. From then on, Cloneen dominated with super points from Orlaith O Hanlon, Niamh Keane, Ciara O Halloran and Eimear Boland. Niamh Keane went on to score two more goals and completed her hat trick. At half time the score was 3 goals 7 points to 1 goal. Cloneen continued to dominate the second half scoring a further 2 goals and 7 points with no response from Loughmore. Congratulations to both teams on reaching the final and well done to Cloneen Girls on such a splendid performance, demonstrating all that is desired in a great football team, led by their able captain – Chloe Griffin and their Bainisteoir – Jerry Kelly. From our on the spot reporters: Dale Murphy and James Fitzgerald.
MORE COUNTY SUCCESS FOR BOHERLAHAN NS
On the 9th of November, Boherlahan played Rathkeevin in the Roinn B Girls U13 finals in New Inn at 12:30pm. Boherlahan started well with fine scores from Casey Hennessy and Aoife Linehan. Playing against the wind Rathkeevin had a battle on their hands, but replied with a well taken point. This again was followed by points from Casey Hennessy and Aoife Linehan who had their team ahead with a 1-6 to 1-1 scoreline at half time. The second half started off with Boherlahan in the driving seat, with well fought scores coming from Ciara Dwan, Aoife Linehan and Casey Hennessy. Despite tremendous pressure from the young Rathkeevin side, and keeping Boherlahan’s goalie, Sophie O'Shea on her toes, Sarah Delaney playing in the backs cleared the ball and finished in the back of the net twice. Boherlahan’s Niamh O Dwyer, Sarah Delaney and Claire Delaney were solid in defence. Ellie Ryan, Casey Hennessy and Ciara Dwan worked tirelessly around the centre, feeding a lot of ball into the forwards. Sarah O'Connor, Aoife Linehan and Ciara Mulcaire were always threatening in the forwards. Having introduced substitutes Sarah Wade, Aisling Maher, Ciara Trainor, Emma Marshall, Kerri Fitzgerald and Clare Canny, the stronger Boherlahan side won out victors in what was a tough, but well fought out match.
POULACAPPLE NS GO DOWN FIGHTING
Poulacapple N.S. got off to a shaky start when they conceded a few early goals. However, they came back with a spirited performance in the second half and scored a few great points. Bansha ran out deserved winners on the day. Poulacapple N.S. Team: Róisín Foley, Laura Foley, Clodagh Burke, Katy Slattery, Niamh Bambrick, Grace Hogan and Zara Browne
HISTORIC VICTORY FOR MOUNT BRUIS NS
At the end of a tense, exciting match Mount Bruis N.S. came out on top in the U13 A Girls Final against Ballylooby N.S. The game started with a goal and a point by Ballylooby. Mount Bruis then levelled the scores with a goal and a pointed free, both scored by Kayleigh O’ Farrell. Successive points from Mary O’ Heney and Kayleigh O’ Farrell put Mount Bruis ahead. Right away Ballylooby scored a goal and a point and went ahead by two points. Then a well taken goal by Katie Cunningham restored Mount Bruis’ lead. Ballylooby then got a point right at the half time whistle and the two sides went in level at the break on a 2-3 to 2-3 scoreline. It was anyone’s game when we came out after the break. However two quick goals by Ballylooby put them in a comfortable position. But Mount Bruis showed great spirit and passion to come back. A second point from Mary O’ Heney and a super solo-run from Katie Cunningham which led to an outstanding goal brought Mount Bruis back into the game. Then Ballylooby scored another goal to make it a five point game again. Still Mount Bruis’ heads did not drop and they responded with another point by Kayleigh O’ Farrell. Then Katie Cunningham scored another fine goal to reduce the deficit to one point, they then followed it up by an excellent point by Kayleigh O’ Farrell again. The scores were now level. Ballylooby had a number of chances but Mount Bruis’ sturdy back-line would not give in. Finally an Aoife O’ Halloran shot was saved by the Ballylooby keeper but Mary O’ Heney was on hand to fist the rebound into the back of the net. Two minutes of injury time followed and Mount Bruis headed on for an historic victory. Joyous scenes greeted the final whistle, with supporters and parents invading the field. The final score of this epic battle was 5-6 to 5-3 in favour of Mount Bruis. The Mount Bruis team was- Sarah Marnane, Una Carew, Sinead Quirke, Laoise Looby, Moya Carrie, Katie Cunningham (3-0), Emma O’ Dwyer, Kayleigh O’ Farrell (1-4), Ciara Neville, Aoife O’ Halloran, Mary O’ Heney (1-2), Aideen Carew, Jane Greene, Enya O’ Dwyer and Emma Doran.
BALLINACLOUGH NS LOSE OUT TO MIGHTY KILVEMNON NS
It was a lovely day for football with good ground conditions. We started off brightly dominating possession with an early point from Darragh Nolan. We had numerous chances which we failed to convert and were stunned by a goal from Kilvemnon. We responded well with two Diarmuid Fitzpatick points (1 from a free). Rebecca Forde and Bill Maher were beginning to dominate. More goal chances went a begging with a combination of poor luck and last gasp defending keeping us at bay. Kilvemnon scored another excellent goal on the counter with their red haired midfielder (Man of the Match) beginning to exert a major influence. We responded with a brilliant Darragh Nolan run from which he unluckily dragged the ball wide with the goalkeeper beaten. Darrgh had the final say of the first half with a well taken point to leave it 1-4 to 2-0 at half-time. Kilvemnon emerged a different team in the second half and laid siege to the Ballinaclough goal. Poor luck and brilliant defending by Bill Maher and goalkeeper Kevin Hayden kept Kilvemnon at bay with numerous goal and point chances missed. They eventually got the scores their play deserved and were 3-1 to 1-4 up with 7 minutes left. Then the game took another turn with a well taken Cathal Delaney goal following an excellent move involving Darragh Nolan. It was now our turn to lay siege to the Kilvemnon goal. Unfortunately we didn't manage to capitalise on this period of dominance. Kilvemnon came storming back and added a couple of more points. In injury time Kevin Hayden was denied a possible winner by a superb save from the Kilvemnon goalkeeper. From the resultant break they sealed victory with a superb individual goal by their man of the match. The referee blew the final whistle on the kick out. Team: Kevin Hayden, Bill Maher, Cathal Delaney, Rebecca Forde, Darragh Nolan, Diarmuid Fitzpatrick, Cein Fitzpatrick, Rachel McGrath, Niamh Corcoran, Megan Maher, Ethan O' Meara, Aoibhín Delaney, Adam Steed.
BOHERLAHAN NS OVERCOME SPIRITED ARDCRONEY NS SIDE
On the 8th of November, Boherlahan played Ardcroney in the Ragg at 10am. Boherlahan started well with an early goal from Casey Hennessy. This was followed with a point from Cian Bargary. Joshua O Dwyer hit two fine points set up by John Ryan. Ardcroney came close for a goal but Luke Kevin pulled off a great save. When the ball came back into play, Ardcroney won a free and caught Luke off his line, and lobbed a fine goal. Boherlahan soon took control taking another 5 points in succession. They were leading at half time 2-5 to 1-1. Boherlahan came out well in the second half starting off with a goal from Cian Bargary and points from Joshua O’Dwyer, Casey Hennessy and captain John Ryan. Boherlahan introduced subs Adam Ferncombe, James O Sullivan, Niall Quigley and Matthew Connolly. Ardcroney fought hard in the dying minutes of the game, adding three goals to their score. However Boherlahan held their own thanks to the great defending of Patrick O’Dwyer, Sarah Delaney, Jack Riordan and Martin Paul O’Dwyer. The final score in the match was 4-12 to 4-3, giving victory to a very hard working Boherlahan.
SISTERS OF CHARITY NS SEIZE THE DAY
Our school’s under 11 team won the county B final on Friday the 9th of November. We played against Gaelscoil , Durlas . We had a great match and were delighted to come away as county finalists. Our forward line played really well with Aoife Mc Namara scoring an amazing 4-01 and Saoirse Keating scoring 2-0. Rebecca Cooney had a great game also. Our midfielders Lauren Slattery, Anna Morris and Alana Dowling also played excellently with Lauren Slattery scoring 1-0. We had a great goalie Tiffany Ferncombe who had a few great saves but was well protected by her fantastic backline Ava Fennesy captain and Ava Blaney. We also had great cheering on the sideline by Kim Marret , Alana Dowling and Saoirse Keating. The final score was Sisters of Charity, Clonmel 7-01 and Gaelscoil, Durlas 0-3. We had great support on the day from the rest of the u.11 squad who cheered us on loudly and enthusiastically. On behalf of the U.11 squad we would like to thank Tom our football coach and the two amazing teachers Mrs Crehan and Ms Ryan for giving up their afternoons every Wednesday to train us and help us get this far. By Erin Ryan and Jessica Morris!
BRUIS GIRLS COMPLETE THE DOUBLE!
The U11 A girls Cumann na mBunscol County Final was played in Golden on Thursday 15th of November. Mount Bruis were up against a strong Boherlahan team. However Mount Bruis emerged as champions with a five point win. This was a remarkable achievement following on from the victory of the U13 Girls in the A County Final last week. The match opened with a few wides from both teams but Boherlahan got the first score on the board with a good point. This was soon followed by another point from Boherlahan. They had another great chance from a 45 but Jane Greene made a great save. There was another chance for Boherlahan from a 45 but it hit off the cross bar and Mount Bruis got their first score with a goal from Emma O Dwyer. Mount Bruis’ joy was short lived when Boherlahan got a goal. Emma O Dwyer replied with another goal just before half time. Interval score was 2 goals to Mount Bruis and 1-2 to Boherlahan. The second half opened with a superb goal from Emma O’ Dwyer. A few minutes later Emma O’ Dwyer buried another goal in the back of the net and was closely followed by another point. This gave Mount Bruis an eight point lead. Boherlahan applied great pressure to Mount Bruis, but the defenders Sinead Quirke and Moya Carrie held strong, only conceding 3 points. Botherlahan’s goalie made two great saves stopping Emma O’ Dwyer adding to her final tally of 4-1. Fine blocks by goalie Alyssa Franks and Bronagh O’ Farrell ensured victory for Mount Bruis. Mount Bruis’ supporters, teachers and parents were delighted when captain Moya Carrie accepted the trophy from Donal Mac Carthaigh, representing Cumann na mBunscol. The final score was 4-1 to Mount Bruis and 1-5 to Boherlahan. The Mount Bruis team was- Jane Greene, Alyssa Franks, Sinead Quirke, Moya Carrie, Emma O’ Dwyer, Chloe O’ Brien, Aideen Carew, Enya O’ Dwyer, Bronagh O’ Farrell, Eimear Healy and Danielle Byrnes. Written by Kayleigh O’ Farrell and Laoise Looby.
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