Young Stars Illuminate Outstanding Tipperary Cumann Na mBunscol Finals
By John Manley, PRO Tipperary Cumann na mBunscol & Aodan Wrenn Secretary Tipperary Cumann na mBunscol.
The annual Tipperary Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Hurling and Camogie Finals took place in Semple Stadium Thurles, over two days on Tuesday, 14th June and Wednesday, 15th June. Played in perfect conditions, these finals showcased all the great talent and potential our future stars possess. The matches provided great entertainment for the large attendance on both days. The young stars of tomorrow illuminated a sun-drenched Semple Stadium with their vast array of skills and talent. With 26 finals taking place, spectators were treated to some wonderful hurling over the two days. The Under 13 C Final between Loughmore and Kilruane will live long in the memory. Thanks are due to Semple custodian Philly Butler for the warm welcome he showed to all the schools and to Jimmy Purcell and Andy O’ Gorman for ensuring that everything ran smoothly. A special thank you is due to our referees Christy McLoughlin, Fergal Horgan, John Bob Ryan and Mark Generry plus our very capable second year students and Transition Year students for their enthusiasm, initiative and energy over the two days. Special praise is also due to Cumann na mBunscol Secretary Aodán Wrenn and Acting Chairman Brian Boyle for organising such a successful two days. The Cumann na mBunscol Officers were assisted greatly in coordinating and organising everything by GDA Officers Dinny Maher, Andy Ryan, Johnny Cummins, Tadhg O’ Connor and Kevin Halley. The input of the GDA Officers was instrumental in the successful implementation of the Go Games Model in the Under 11 Competitions. It was also fitting that our outstanding Treasurer Jerry McDonnell presented some of the winning teams with their trophies at the end of their matches. Jerry’s knowledge and expertise are invaluable in managing the finances for an event such as this. Most importantly, special praise should also be afforded to all the talented boys and girls who graced the hallowed turf over the two days. I would like to thank all the teachers and coaches of the teams for their co-operation preceding and during the finals. Tipperary Cumann na mBunscol are very fortunate to have some of the most dedicated and committed teachers around in our county. They are setting a terrific example for all our young boys and girls. DVDs of the 2011 Hurling Finals are available from Michael Trehy Video Productions and all orders will be taken on 086 2755805. Teachers of the different schools can place their orders with Michael. Prices: Single Match: €20. Double Match Box Set: €25. All match reports and photos of the Finals will be posted in the coming weeks on the Tipperary Allianz Cumann na mBunscol website http://cumannnambunscol.tipperary.gaa.ie/. For further information on all matters relating to Cumann na mBunscol please email Tipperary Cumann na mBunscol PRO John Manley of Dualla NS at firstname.lastname@example.org. Acting Chairman, Brian Boyle would like to extend his thanks to Tipperary’s County Board and of course to all those at Semple Stadium who contributed to making the Finals so successful.
Under 13A Camogie:
St. Marys Nenagh 8-04 Ballina 1-00
Referee: Mark Gennerry.
The first game of the 2011 Tipperary Cumann na mBunscol County Hurling Finals saw St. Marys Nenagh take on Ballina NS in the Under 13A Camogie Final. Ballina NS were unfortunate in coming up against a St. Marys team at the top of their game. St, Marys were the reigning champions and used their experience to telling effect in the opening stages. Alicia Hallinan got St. Marys off to the perfect start when racing through the defence to fire home the opening goal off her left hand side. Goals from Clodagh Ryan, Niamh Dolan, Alicia Hallinan, Maeve Coffey and Sarah Kennedy left Nenagh with a commanding 5-03 to 0-0 lead. Ballina NS fought back bravely in the second half and were rewarded for their efforts with a wonderful goal by Anna Conway. Julie Bigot in the Ballina goal was ensuring that Ballina remained in the game with some excellent saves. St. Marys were not to be outdone however and finished the game very strongly with Clodagh Ryan & Alicia Hallinan adding further majors for the Nenagh girls. Nenagh were coached by former Tipperary Camogie great Suzanne Kelly. Suzanne Kelly’s mark was all over the Nenagh team as they exhibited great skill and talent in seeing off a gallant Ballina NS team. Alicia Hallinan, Maeve Coffey and Sarah Kennedy are three stars of the future for St. Marys while Laura Storan and Julie Bigot performed heroically for Ballina NS.
Ballina U13A Camogie: 1.Julie Bigot, 2.Aoife O Grady, 3.Claire Maguire, 4.Sophie McGrattan, 5.Mary Power, 6.Ellen Lane, 7.Moya Conway, 8.Laura Storan, 9.Michelle Lotter, 10.Isobel Reynolds, 11.Emma Moloney, 12.Anna Conway, 13.Lara Smith, 14.Shauna O Sullivan, 15.Eva McCarthy, 16.Isobel Power, 17.Criona Cleary, 18.Sarah O Donnell, 19.Sarah Devereux, 20.Aiden O Hagan, 21.Rebecca Power, 22.Siofra Thornton, 23.Kelly Fogarty. St. Mary’s Nenagh U13 A Camogie: Aileen Byrne, Rita Bourke, Kate O'Connor, Anna Dillon, Ruth Hassett, Maeve Coffey, Hazel Coffey, Emma Leo, Alicia Hallinan, Clodagh Ryan, Sarah Kennedy, Olivia Cusack, Aoife Harty, Katie Moore, Patrice Cleary, Chloe Cottrell, Niamh Dolan, Lauren Crowe, Aishling Kennedy, Roisín Moore, Emma Cahill, Caoimhe Costelloe, Ciara Phelan, Yvonne Spillane, Kristen Howard, Aoife Duignan. Principal: Peadar Dwyer, Coaches: Suzanne Kelly & Tommy Mulcahy.
Under 11A Iomáint
Scoil Ailbhe 2-06 Holycross 2-00.
Referee: Christy McLoughlin.
The Under 11A Hurling Final saw two giants of primary schools hurling collide with the meeting of Scoil Ailbhe Thurles & Holycross. Eoin Purcell opened the scoring for Scoil Ailbhe with a well taken point. Eoin Morris almost levelled matters for Holycross but was unfortunate when his free hit the post. Shortly after a high ball into the Holycross danger area saw mercurial Scoil Ailbhe forward Eoin Purcell flick the ball to the Holycross net. Darren Fahey then raced through the Holycross defence before burying the ball in the back of the net from a tight angle. Some further points from Scoil Ailbhe saw them lead at the interval by 2-03 to 0-00. On the resumption, Eoin Purcell increased their lead with an excellent point from an overhead strike. As the game reached its final scene, Holycross came storming back into the game. Mikey Nally gave Holycross hope with a goal from a ground shot and Eoin Morris scored one of the “goals of the finals” with a rocket into the Scoil Ailbhe net from 20 yards. Points from Eoin Purcell, Darren Fahey & Donal Fitzpatrick saw Scoil Ailbhe run out convincing winners on a scoreline of Scoil Ailbhe 2-06 Holycross 2-00. Darren Fahey and Eoin Purcell gave terrific displays for Scoil Ailbhe while Colin Nolan & Eoin Morris were star performers for Holycross.
Scoil Ailbhe C.B.S. U11 A Hurling, Team 1: 1.Kevin Bracken, 2.Donal Fitzpatrick, 3.Adam Derby, 4.Darren Fahey, 5.Conor Stapelton, 6.Kieran Moloney, 7.Anthony Cooney, 8.Jack Lanigan, 9.Frank McKevitt ,10.Philip Ryan, 11.Eoin Purcell, 12.Fred Crowley, 13.Liam Power, 14. Raymond Ryan, 15. Kieran Costello. Principal: Mrs. Miriam Butler. Coaches: Fergal O’Reilly, Claire Grogan, Denis McCullagh, Barbara Ryan, John Anderson, Norma Harrington, Ger Kerrigan, Pádraig Fahey. St. Michael’s N.S. Holycross Under 11 Roinn A Hurling Team: 1. Cormac O Connor, 2. Colin Nolan, 3. David Manning, 4. Jack Ryan, 5. Séamus Stakelum, 6. Jack Dwan, 7. Éanna Ryan, 8. Patrick O’ Gorman, 9. Ben Slattery, 10. Mikey Nally, 11. Eoin Morris, 12. Aaron Delaney, 13. Eoin Ryan, 14. Danann O’ Dwyer, 15. Tomás Caffrey. Principal: Ger Corbett. Coach: Tomás McGrath.
Under 11 A1 Iomáint
Scoil Ailbhe 6-07 Holycross 2-00
Referee: Fergal Horgan.
Scoil Ailbhe and Holycross produced an action packed game in the Under 11 A1 Decider. This was a very close contest until half-time. The game exploded into life when Luke Beresford blasted the ball to the Holycross net. Brian O’ Halloran added to this lead with a pointed free. Ciarán Murphy then scored a cracking long range goal for Scoil Ailbhe. Denis Caesar responded for Holycross with a brilliant goal from a well placed ground shot. Eoin Ryan then flicked the ball to the Scoil Ailbhe net to give Holycross great hope before the break. This hope was short-lived as Alan Heaney crashed the ball to the Holycross net to leave the half-time score 3-04 to 2-00 in favour of Scoil Ailbhe. Scoil Ailbhe were like men on a mission in the second half as they ruthlessly disposed of the brave Holycross challenge. Points by Seán Butler and Dylan Costello plus goals from Joe Dwan (2) and Dylan O’Shaughnessy saw a fantastic Scoil Ailbhe team secure another historic victory for the school. Holycross fought bravely to the death but were beaten by a superior Scoil Ailbhe team on the day, for whom Joe Dwan and Seán Butler gave displays that will live long in the memory. Liam Ryan was outstanding in the Holycross goal and he produced saves that the great Brendan Cummins would be proud of. Nevertheless, Scoil Ailbhe were not to be denied on this occasion and ran out deserving winners.
Scoil Ailbhe C.B.S. U11 A1 Hurling, Team 2: 1. Cillian Donaghy, 2. Evan Moore, 3. Alan Heaney, 4. Sam Rapaport, 5. Ben Murphy, 6.Seán Butler, 7.Dylan Costello, 8. Dylan O’Shaughnessy, 9. Ciarán Murphy, 10. Joe Dwan, 11. Jordan Fahey, 12. Cian Quirke, 13. Brian O’Halloran, 14. Thomas Grimes, 15. Luke Beresford. Principal: Mrs. Miriam Butler. Coaches: Fergal O’Reilly, Claire Grogan, Denis McCullagh, Barbara Ryan, John Anderson, Norma Harrington, Ger Kerrigan, Pádraig Fahey. St. Michael’s N.S. Holycross Under 11 Roinn A1 Hurling Team: 1. Liam Ryan, 2. Jack Hehir, 3. Aaron Delaney, 4. Danann O’ Dwyer, 5. Adam O’ Donohoe, 6. Luke O’ Shea, 7. Luke Scally, 8. Tomás Caffrey, 9. Eamon Ryan, 10. Denis Caesar, 11. Eoin Ryan, 12. Tom Hynes, 13. Tom McGrath, 14. Jamie Lee Dwan, 15. Gary Delaney, 16. Ben O’ Sullivan, 17. Séan O’ Dwyer. Principal: Ger Corbett. Coach: Tomás McGrath.
Under 13 G Iomáint
Anacarty NS 6-14 Rearcross 3-05.
Referee: Mark Generry.
The fourth match of the finals saw Anacarty NS and Rearcross NS provide plenty of excitement in a high scoring contest. Anacarty NS were clinical throughout as they saw off a spirited Rearcross challenge. The ability of Anacarty NS to take their points had a major impact on the final result. Goals from Jordan Hayes, Conor Bradshaw & Liam Óg O'Dwyer saw Anacarty NS into an almost unassailable halftime lead of 4-10 to 0-02. The Rearcross scores in the first half came from the stick of the outstanding Patrick Carey. Rearcross NS are to be commended for their spirited second half fightback. They never threw in the towel and produced some wonderful scores in the second half which included goals by Philip Deegan, Patrick Carey and James Rochford. Nevertheless, Anacarty NS who were National Cumann na mBunscol Award winners in 2009 continued their rich tradition of success with a blistering finish to the match. Jean Kelly scored two cracking goals to see Anacarty NS finish the game on a high. Conor Bradshaw of Anacarty NS and Patrick Carey of Rearcross NS are two players that we will hear plenty about in the future.
Anacarty NS U-13 Roinn G Hurling Team: 1. Arnold O'Dwyer 2. Eoghan Loughman 3. Paul Burke 4. Stephen O'Brien 5. Conor Bradshaw 6. Jordan Hayes 7. Liam Óg O'Dwyer 8. Jean Kelly 9. Dion Breen 10. Jayson Morrissey 11. Tommy Moore 12. Thomas Furlong 13. Katelyn Fleming 14. Eibhlís McDonald 15. Artie O'Brien 16. Courtney Quinn. Acting Principal: Marian Anderson. Teachers/Coaches: Marian Anderson and Mairéad Ryan. Rearcross NS Under 13 Roinn G Hurling Team: 1. Adam Hurley, 2. Conor Nolan, 3. Pat Carroll, 4.Trudie Hurley, 5. Pat O Toole, 6. Patrick Carey, 7. Philip Deegan, 9. James Rochford, 10. Thomas Butler, 11. Chloe Lenihan, 13. Grace O Toole, 14. Niamh Sheldon. Principal: Michael Corcoran. Coaches: John Carey and John Sheldon
Under 13 D Camogie
Carrig Nenagh 8-04 New Inn 0-02
Referee: Fergal Horgan
Carrig Nenagh produced a very balanced and efficient display in seeing off New Inn NS in the Under 13 D Camogie Final. This was a historic first Camogie title for Carrig NS. Principal Mairéad O’ Halloran along with outstanding coach Darragh Egan were very proud school leaders at the final whistle. The Carrig NS Team was laced with skill throughout the field. Sinéad Meagher opened the scoring for Carrig NS with two sweetly struck points. This lead was enhanced when Niamh Byrne scored a wonder goal from a ground shot. Niamh Byrne and Sinéad Meagher then scored two goals to leave Carrig NS ahead at the break on a scoreline of 3-03 to 0-00. Carrig NS started the second half as they ended the first and soon had two more goals to celebrate from the stick of Katie Spillane. Jane Minehan and Jade Mitchell completed the scoring for Carrig NS with two well executed goals near the end. To their eternal credit, the New Inn NS Girls fought bravely to the finish and there was no shame in losing to such a superb Carrig NS team. Karin Blair was outstanding for New Inn NS while Jade Mitchell was the star performer in a star studded Carrig NS team. I have no doubt that this fine young New Inn NS team will grace the hallowed Semple Stadium turf in years to come, but on this particular occasion, they met a superb Carrig NS team.
New Inn Girls National School U13 Roinn D Camogie Team: 1. Rebecca Carroll, 2. Ciara Parker, 3. Shannon O’ Dwyer, 4. Briana Crosse, 5 Karin Blair, 6. Jessica McNamara, 7. Gráinne Moloney, 8. Shannon Flanagan, 9. Aoife O’ Donnell, 10. Clodagh McGivern. 11. Orla Peters, 12. Rachel Murphy, 13. Caoimhe Crosse, 14. Yvonne Walmsley. Principal: Fiona Ryan. Teachers/Coaches: Teresa Harrington, Mary Barlow, Annette Carroll & Michael Shanahan. U13D Camogie Carrig N.S. Ballycommon Team: 1.Róisín Taplin 2.Kathy Ann Reddan 3.Aisling Byrne 4.Jade Mitchell 5. Kaitlin O Halloran 6. Sinéad Meagher 7.Jane Seymour 8.Katie Spillane 9. Niamh Byrne 10. Eimear Meagher 11.Jane Minehan 12. Lauren Tucker 13 Jillian Clarke 14 Aoife Taplin 15 Aoife Cleary 16 Lauren Moylan. Teachers/Coaches Mairéad O Halloran, Darragh Egan, Bertie Sherlock
Under 13 B Iomáint
St. Colmcilles 3-11 Cashel BNS 3-04
Referee: Christy McLoughlin
St. Colmcilles Templemore and Cashel BNS served up the proverbial classic in the Under 13 B Hurling decider. This was a game that really captured the imagination of the public in the lead up to the game as both teams entered the Field of Legends on the back of victories in 2010. Colin Ryan Cashel and Lyndon Fairbrother Templemore exchanged early points. The game sparked into life when rising star Paddy Cadell scored an excellent goal which was the end product of some excellent individual work from Paddy. Cashel responded with two well taken goals of their own from the excellent Con Bonnar which saw them head into the interval leading by three points. The second half matched the first half for excitement and skill. Templemore came storming into the game in the second half and Jamie Morrissey led the resurgence. He scored four quick points to put his team in front and once ahead, they never looked back. Lyndon Fairbrother and Bodien Fogarty added two goals before the finish to secure victory for Templemore. This was an epic contest from start to finish between two awesome teams. Jamie Morrissey Templemore and Colin Ryan Cashel lit up Semple Stadium with their phenomenal individual performances.
Cashel BNS U13 B HURLING Team: U13 team: 1. Adam Skeffington, 2. Lee Barry, 3. Brandon Duffy, 4. Brian Fitzpatrick, 5. Colin Ryan, 6. Ciarán Quinn, 7. Eoghan Connolly, 8. Conn Bonnar,9. Patrick Fahy, 10. Ross Bonnar, 11. Daniel Wade, 12. Jack Price, 13. Alex Marshall, 14. Brían Davern, 15. Ciarán Davern, 16. Jamie O’ Keeffe, 17. John Tadhg Murphy, 18. Murragh McDermott, 19. Rodrigo Cavavesi Goncalves, 20. Paul Shortt, 21. Gavin Aherne, 22. Scott Scanlan, 23. Michael O’ Meara, 24.Luke Quinlan, 25. Seán Ryan, 26. Jack Browne Corbett. St. Colmcille’s P.S Templemore Under 13 Roinn B Hurling Team: 1. Andrew Ormond, 2. Shane Doran, 3. David O’Shea, 4. Eanna McBride, 5. Tom Murphy, 6. Ciarán Byrne, Lyndon Fairbrother, 8. Conor Sheedy, 9. Bodien Fogarty, 10. Radek Nathkaniec, 11. Paddy Cadell, 13. Jamie Morrissey, 14. Hugh Maher, 15. Lorcan Roche, 16. Ned Kinnane, 17. Jimmy Tierney, 18. Michael Marnell, 19. Aaron Fogarty, 20. Michael Fogarty. 21. Ciarán Hoctor, 22. Jack Prout, 23. Bill Purcell, 24. Ruairí Mockler, 25. Nick Keane, 26. Michael Fogarty. Principal: Kieran Healy, Coaches: Denis Kelly, Conor Doyle, Michael Delaney.
Under 11 E Iomáint
Ballagh NS 5-07 Ballinaclough NS 3-05
Referee: Fergal Horgan
Ballagh NS and Ballinaclough NS produced a wonderful contest in the Under 11 E Hurling Final. Ballagh NS started the better of the two teams and raced into an early lead with two Jack Ryan goals. Jack is the son of Tipperary Manager Declan Ryan who was in Semple Stadium on the day to support his son and Ballagh NS. It was also an emotional day for retiring Ballagh NS Principal Mary Glasheen. During her tenure Ballagh NS have won 8 County Titles and her school has contributed many star players to Clonoulty teams over the years. Ballinaclough will regret the poor start they made. Ballagh’s Jack Ryan was the standout player in a one-sided first half that saw his team race into a halftime lead of 3-06 to 1-02. Ballinaclough Principal Michael Gleeson showed shrewd tactical nous in placing Darragh Nolan on Ballagh’s Jack Ryan for the second half in an attempt to negate the Ballagh star’s considerable influence on proceedings. This saw Ballinaclough come storming into the game in the second half. Darragh Nolan scored two fine goals in the second half to reduce the Ballagh lead. However, Ballagh responded with two brilliant goals from Jack Ryan and Robert Doyle to secure the title on a 5-07 to 3-05 scoreline.
Ballagh N. S. U11 E Hurling: 11. Jack Ryan 10. ,Anthony McCarthy, 13. Jack Moriarty ,9. Oisín Fryday, 2. Kellie Quirke, 6. Jake O Donnell, 1. Aaron Kearns, 14. Tommie Ryan, 3. Matthew Cullen, 15. Robert Doyle, 4. Christian Cullen. Ballinaclough NS U11 E Hurling: 1. Cathal Delaney, 2. Rebecca Forde, 3. Darragh Nolan, 4. Bill Maher, 5. Shane Mitchell, 6. Diarmuid Fitzpatrick, 7. Ethan O' Meara, 19. Cein Fitzpatrick, 20. Kevin Hayden.
Under 11 B1 Iomáint
Cashel BNS 3-03 Two Mile Borris 1-01
Referee: Mark Generry.
Cashel BNS atoned for the disappointment of losing the Under 13 decider with victory over Two Mile Borris in a hugely entertaining Under 11 B1 hurling final. Two Mile Borris lost nothing in defeat and fought bravely to the bitter end. Indeed, over the two days they would have to be considered one of the unluckiest teams to have contested the finals as they just missed out on two occasions. The defining moment of a very close first half came just before the interval when Thomas Delaney scored a fantastic goal from a well placed ground shot. It was a lead that Cashel were never to surrender and further scores from Daniel Moloney ensured that the Under 11 B1 Hurling title resides in the City of the Kings for 2011. Mikey Delaney of Cashel BNS and Sean Mockler of Two Mile Borris are two players with very bright futures. It was a pity that either team had to lose such an epic contest. Well done to both teams and congratulations to Cashel BNS on a historic victory.
Cashel BNS UNDER 11 B1 HURLING: 1. Kevin Gayson Molloy, 2. Jack Ryan (Con), 3. Mickey Delaney, 4. Tomás Bourke, 5. Gabrielle Pereira Saldanha, 6. Seán Ryan, 7. Aaron Moloney, 8. Thomas Delaney, 9. Jack Ryan (Camas), 10. Daniel Moloney, 11. Eoghan Murphy, 12. Jack Hayes, 13. Dean Quinlan. Two-Mile-Borris Under 11 Roinn B1 Hurling: 1. Liam McDonagh, 2. Brian Long, 3. Sean Mockler, 4. David Ryan, 5. Michael O’Donnell, 6. Sean O’Meara Capt, 7. Kevin Hayes, 8. Andrew Alexander O’Shea, 9. Shane Bourke, 10. Maria Lanigan, 11. Evan Coughlan, 12. Eimear Ryan, 13. Declan Ryan, 14. Sean Tunstall. Principal: Joan Doherty. Coaches: Liam McCullagh & Billy Lanigan & Paddy Moore.
Under 13 F Iomáint
Ayle 9-05 Kilbarron 4-04
Referee: John Bob Ryan
Kilbarron and Ayle served up a hugely entertaining contest in a high scoring Under 13 F Hurling Decider. With goals aplenty, this was a match that spectators could not take their eyes off for a second. Rían Doody finished the match with 7-01 to his name and the Tipperary Primary Game star is definitely a player with a very bright future. He scored five goals in an action packed first half to see his team into a halftime lead of 5-1 to 1-02. Kilbarron came out fighting in the second half and two Stephen Burke goals gave them hope for the briefest of periods. However, further scores from Doody, Armshaw and James Dee ensured that it was to be a day of celebration for Pat Buckley and his Ayle NS protégés. Along with Rían Doody, Ayle NS had outstanding displays from William Armshaw and Robert Quirke. Rising Tipperary Primary Game star Stephen Burke and Bethany Slattery produced wonderful displays for a gallant Kilbarron team.
Kilbarron N.S. Under 13 Roinn F Hurling Team: 1. Michael Slattery, 2. James O'Sullivan, 3. Andrew Lennox, 4. Jack Dunne, 5. Stephen Burke (C), 6. Conal Moran, 7. John O'Meara, 8. Bethany Slattery, 9. Cathal O'Meara, 10. Sam Warren, 11. Ciara Boyle, 12. Adam Slattery, 13. Michael Carroll, 14. Marcus Esmonde, 15. Ray O'Meara, 16. Kevin Boyle. Principal & Coach: Kevin Connolly. Ayle N.S. Under 13 Roinn F Hurling Team: 1.David Kennedy, 2.Bob Purcell, 3.Eoghan Ryan, 4.James Dee, 5.William Barry, 6.Robert Quirke, 7.Rían Doody, 8.Christopher Irwin, 9.Cian Moloney, 10.Sinéad White, 11.William Armshaw, 12.Orla Maher, 13.Ciarán Doody, 14.Kaasim Alam Baloch, 15.Cian Ryan, 29.Diarmaid Duggan. Principal: Seán Ó h-Aonghusa. Coaches: Pat Buckley and Seanie O Neill.
Under 13 D Iomáint
Dunkerrin NS 1-10 Mullinahone 0-03
Referee: John Bob Ryan
Dunkerrin continued their rich vein of form in Semple Stadium with an emphatic victory over a talented Mullinahone NS team in the Under 13 D Hurling Decider. It was the ability of Dunkerrin NS to take their points that ultimately proved the difference between the sides. They started the game very impressively and a selection of points from Eoin White, Adam Hogan (2), Gearóid Murphy and James Doughan saw them lead at the break by 0-05 to 0-02. The Mullinahone points in the first half came from Eoghan Brett and Colin Shelly. When Gearóid Larkin flicked the ball to the Mullinahone net early in the second half, it all but signalled the end for a heroic Mullinahone side. Former Mullinahone NS pupil and Tipperary Captain Eoin Kelly was in the stadium to support his old school but on this day they came up against a superior force in Dunkerrin NS. Dunkerrin NS secured the title with a flurry of points in the closing stages from Dylan Maher, Joseph Fogarty, James Doughan and Gearóid Murphy. Brian Doughan of Dunkerrin NS and Michael Cody of Mullinahone NS were the standout performers in a captivating contest.
Scoil Muire, Dún Chairn U-13 D Hurling: 1. Bob Kenny, 2. Brian Doughan, 3. Jack Kirwan, 4. Daniel O'Meara, 5. Adam Hogan(v. capt), 6. Joseph Fogarty, 7. James Doughan, 8. Eoin W. Whyte (capt), 9. Gearóid Murphy, 10. Dylan Maher, 11. Gearóid Larkin, subs, 12. Roddy Teehan, 13. Neil Maher, 14. Liam Gleeson, 15. Peter Maher, 16. Cian Duane, 17. Feargal Ryan, 18. Jack Bolger. Trainer/coach Mr. Kevin McCormack. Teacher P. Jennings. Mullinahone N.S. U-13 D Hurling: 1. Cathal Cavanagh, 2. Shauna Kennedy, 3. Conor Croke, 4. Stephen Reilly, 5. Michael Cody, 6. Eoghan Brett, 7. Oisín Drennan, 8. Seán Fitzgerald, 9. Oisín McNamara, 10. Baylea Grace, 11. Colin Shelly (Captain), 12. David Whelan, 13. Jordan Shortt, 14. Michael O’Shea, 15. Jack Lonergan, 16. Dylan St John, 17. Paul Houlihan, 18. Jordan Denn, 19. Jack Walsh. Teacher: James Cahill.
Under 13 D Camogie
Poulacapple 2-0 Ayle 0-01
Referee: Mark Generry
Poulacapple created history by winning their first ever County Hurling Title on their first visit to the “Field of Legends”. They overcame a very courageous and spirited Ayle NS team, who were attempting to secure a historic double for their school. The first half saw two wonderful teams going at each other like gladiators in the colosseum. Neither team were able to acquire that elusive goal that would have put distance between the teams in an otherwise hugely entertaining opening half. With defences on top, Órnaith Hennessy eventually broke the deadlock with an excellent point after a long solo run through the Poulacapple defence. A goal was always going to prove decisive in this game and when Grace Hogan netted for Poulacapple, the writing was on the wall for a gallant Ayle NS Team. Maggie Welland sent Poulacapple into dreamland with another wonderful goal before the end to ultimately secure a historic first county title for her school. Órnaith Hennessy of Ayle NS and Margaret Foley Poulacapple NS are two players we are certain to hear plenty about in the future.
Ayle N.S. Under 11 Roinn D Camogie Team: 1.Katie Kent Francis, 2.Sorcha White, 3.Ciara Niu Murray, 4.Sarah Armshaw, 5.Amy Purcell, 6.Ciara Southon 7.Jill-Anne Quirke, 8.Bláthnaid Cummins, 9.Órnaith Hennessy, 10.Rachel Fahey, 11.Eva Moloney, 12.Áine Dargan, 13. Róisín Dee, 14.Mairead Horan, 15.Sarah Ryan. Principal: Seán Ó h-Aonghusa. Coaches: Pat Buckley and Seanie O Neill. Poulacapple N.S. Under 11 Roinn D Camogie Team: 2.Laura Foley, 3.Kate Gleeson, 4.Ciara Hogan, 5.Margaret Foley, 6.Bríd Roantree, 7.Maggie Welland, 8.Grace Hogan, 9.Clodagh Burke. Coach Ann-Marie Manogue.
Under 13 C Camogie
Drom NS 4-03 Youghalarra 0-02.
Referee: Fergal Horgan.
Drom NS secured the first of their two titles at this year’s finals with a comprehensive victory over a heroic and determined Youghalarra NS side. Tipperary Primary Game Star Mary Grace lit up Semple Stadium with her vast array of skills and score-taking. Hers was a display that would have her father and Drom NS Principal very proud. Mary was a star in a team of stars and she was ably assisted by her wonderful teammates. Goals from Emer Delargy (2) and Courtney Shields saw Drom NS into a commanding 3-03 to 0-00 halftime lead. Their points came from the stick of the aforementioned Mary Grace. Youghalarra came storming back into the game in the second half and managed to curtail the influence of Drom’s star players much better than they had done in the opening half. Noeleen Brereton made victory certain for Drom NS with a well executed goal before the finish. Youghalarra fought gamely to the bitter end and Vanessa Ryan produced a wonderful display that suggests a very bright future for this particular player. Youghalarra were just unfortunate that they encountered a Drom NS team that were firing on all cylinders and who were at the peak of their considerable powers.
Drom N.S. Under 13 Roinn C Camogie Team: 1.Jane Ryan, 2.Clodagh Kinane, 3.Rachel Maher, 4.Siobhan Ryan, 5.Grace Glasheen, 6.Courtney Shields, 7.Paige Heap, 8.Mary Grace, 9.Noeleen Brereton, 10.Gemma Kennedy, 11.Valerie Bergin, 12.Kirsty Cunningham, 13.Emer Delargy. Principal: Kieran Grace. Coach: Matthew McGrath. Youghalarra U13 C Camogie Team: 1. Rebecca Ryan, 2. Maria Maxwell, 3. Vanessa Tynan, 4. Nicole Comerford, 5. Katie O’Flaherty, 6. Ellen Merry, 7. April Ryan-McGough, 8. Chloe Creamer, 9. Danielle Nealon, 10. Katie O’Brien, 11. Jennifer Sheils, 12. Charlotte Gill, 13. Ahana Maharaj, 14. Jane Lehane, 15. Ríona Gillespie, 16. Rachel Collins, 17. Sarah Creamer, 18. Lauren Hogan, 19. Katie O’Keeffe, 20. Shauna Cooney, 21. Siobhán Cope, 22. Áine Hough, 23. Dara McCormack, 24. Alana Duffy. Mentors: Caroline Murray (Teacher), John Hogan & Martin Ryan (Trainers).
Under 11 D Iomáint
Boherlahan 2-02 Ballytarsna 0-04
Referee: Christy McLoughlin
The last game of the opening day of the finals was intriguing on a whole range of different levels. Boherlahan had emerged victorious by the slenderest of margins when the sides met during the group stages. This final also pitted close neighbours and club mates against each other in a novel pairing. As a contest this game did not disappoint. A huge crowd had descended upon Semple Stadium by the time the ball was thrown in at 5:20p.m. Ballytarsna were first on the offensive and were only denied an early goal by the agility and bravery of Boherlahan NS goalkeeper Luke Kevin. Then Ryan O’ Sullivan Ballytarsna and Cian Bargary Boherlahan NS exchanged points to leave the sides level on 0-01 each at halftime. The second half commenced at a frenetic pace as both teams threw the proverbial kitchen sink at each other. Boherlahan were in ecstasy when Cian Bargary scored a fortuitous goal to push them in front. A point on the run by Kevin O’Connor plus one by Mark Downey edged Ballytarsna closer. As the game reached its final act, the tension was almost unbearable. The game was eventually decided with a goal worthy of any occasion when Boherlahan’s danger man Cian Bargary penetrated the Boherlahan defence before kicking the ball to the Ballytarsna net. It was a goal reminiscent of Nicholas English’s kicked goal in the drawn Munster Final of 1987. The response from Ballytarsna was typical of any team trained by Fr. Peter Brennan. They were only denied goals because of the brilliance of Boherlahan goalkeeper Luke Kevin. Luke’s heroics secured a historic title for Boherlahan NS. John Ryan Boherlahan NS and Mark Downey Ballytarsna NS are two players who look destined to wear the famous Blue and Gold jersey in years to come.
Boherlahan Under 11 Roinn D Hurling Team: 1. Luke Kevin, 2. John Ryan, 3. Jack Riordan, 4. Patrick O’ Dwyer, 5. James Kirby, 6. Cian Bargary, 7. Casey Hennessy, 8. Martin Paul O’ Dwyer, 9. Joshua O’ Dwyer. Principal: Mary O’ Donnell, Coaches: Sharon Clancy & John O’ Dwyer. Little Flower N.S. Ballytarsna U11 Roinn D Hurling Team: 1. Ciarán Lonergan, 2. Niall O'Dwyer, 3. Stephen Walsh, 4. Mark Downey, 5. Ryan O'Sullivan, 6. Kevin O'Connor, 7. Tom Clarke, 8. Peter Melbourne, 9. Lorcan Tuohy, 10. Jack Maher. PRINCIPAL: SIOBHÁN MCGRATH BYRNE. COACH: FR. PETER BRENNAN.
Under 11 A Camogie
St. Mary’s Nenagh 4-0 Presentation Thurles 1-0
Referee: Fergal Horgan
The first match of the second day of the County Finals saw two traditional camogie powerhouses collide in a very exciting Under 11 A Camogie Final. St. Marys Nenagh had won the Under 13 A Title the previous day and were back looking to complete a glorious double. But Presentation Thurles came to Semple Stadium hoping it would be their day. The early exchanges were exciting as both teams settled well. Presentation Thurles played with great style in the early stages and St. Marys Nenagh had a serious match on their hands. If they were to do the double they were going to be made fight all the way by Presentation Thurles. However St. Mary’s scored first when a 65 by Caroline Browne lobbed into the net for a St. Mary’s goal. Caroline Browne demonstrated her camogie prowess by scoring another goal shortly after with a long hard shot that rattled the back of the net. St. Mary’s were now in control of the game. Just before half time Niamh Sheridan got a superb goal for St. Mary’s with a fantastic shot from 30 yards. In the second half Presentation Thurles responded with a well worked goal from Patrycja Goryczko. She showed great skill to score with a powerful ground strike. St. Mary’s Nenagh netted again through Alannah Deering with another well struck ground stroke to settle the game in their favour. At the final whistle St. Mary’s Nenagh were victorious but Presentation Thurles can be very pleased with their gallant performance as well.
St. Mary’s Nenagh U11 A Camogie: Leah Kelly, Niamh Sheridan, Lara Keith-Crosse, Rachel Browne, Rachel O'Connor, Brid McKenna, Grace Flaherty, Laura White, Criona Cantwell, Alannah Deering, Eva Duggan, Lily Purcell, Ellen Sheehy, Caroline Browne, Claire Walsh, Lucy Spain, Saoirse Shanahan, Aishling Moran, Eva McKeogh, Katie Manicle, Clara McGrath, Megan Elebert. Principal: Peadar O’Dwyer. Coaches: Suzanne Kelly and Tommy Mulcahy.
Presentation Thurles Under 11 Roinn A Camogie Team: 11.Zoe Lanphier, 4.Lillian Loughnane, 19.Shauna Jordan, 12.Sinead Campion, 20.Anna Dunne, 8.Katie Hanafin, 10.Sarah Hayden, 6.Jennifer O'Mara, 9.Aoife Gleeson, 17.Tara Layden, 2.Mariah McCarthy, 13.Ciara Bracken, 1.Sinead Leahy, 5.Patrycja Goryczko.
Principal Anne Lanigan. Coaches: Louise Healy & Eimear Curley.
Under 11 C Camogie
Carrig N.S, Birr 3-4 Cashel G.N.S 3-3
Referee: Christy McLoughlin
The Under 11 C Camogie Final between Cashel GNS and Carrig Birr was an absolute classic. Cashel showed how good they were with brilliant first half goals from Jessica Fitzelle and Caoimhe Perdue. Cashel goalkeeper Abi Muldoon made a wonderful save midway through the half. Carrig Birr also demonstrated their skill with a well executed goal from Ciara Brennan after a powerful ground stroke. Sarah Pingree netted for Carrig Birr with a ground stroke, and Ciara Brennan pointed a free from 25 yards out, to leave the half time score Carrig Birr 2-1 Cashel GNS 2-0. In the second half the match continued to enthral everyone who were privileged to be present. Ciara Brennan scored a wonderful point for Carrig off her left. She continued to stamp her authority on the game when she scored a brilliant point after a long solo run and strike. Rebecca Delahunty responded for Cashel with a goal from a ground stroke. Caoimhe Perdue scored an excellent point for Cashel after a very good solo run. She scored another point moments later off her right. Ciara Brennan scored a goal for Carrig when she hand passed the ball to the net after being one on one with the goalkeeper. Caoimhe Perdue scored another point for Cashel with an excellent long range strike. Ciara Brennan settled the match with an excellent point for Carrig, from a tight angle. At the final whistle Carrig Birr had won an enthralling contest by the narrowest of margins 3-4 to 3-3.
Cashel U11 C Camogie: 1. Abi Muldoon, 2. Nora Quinlan, 3. Eimear Allison, 4. Janeanne Fitzgerald (Captain), 5. Kate Gayson Molloy,6. Caoimhe Perdue, 7. Jessica Fitzelle, 8. Sorcha Ryan, 9. Ciara Moloney, 10. Rebecca Delahunty, 11. Megan White.
Carrig N.S., Birr: Under 11 C Camogie Final: 1. Michelle Maher, 2. Orla Killeen, 3.Cathy Fogarty, 4. Aoife Cogavin, 5. Ciara Brennan, 6. Sarah Pingree, 7. Laura Sampson, 8. Aoife Hoctor, 9. Aoife Bond, 10. Claire Hogan, 11. Saoirse Moran, 12. Michelle Fogarty, 13. Caoimhe Molloy.
Under 13 E Camogie
Inch 13-7 Thomastown 3-3
Referee: Mark Generry
The Under 13 E Camogie Final was an action-packed match with lots of goals and plenty of impressive skill. It was a very exciting match with fabulous camogie on view. Both teams contributed greatly to a very entertaining match even though Inch proved too strong in the end. Caoimhe Burke got two first half goals for Inch as did Niamh Ryan. They were all well executed goals. Emma Burke netted as well for Inch with a ground stroke. Inch goalkeeper Laoise McGrath made a wonderful save during the half. Thomastown goalie Clio Ashford also made a great save during the half showing her prowess as a goalkeeper. Stacey Farrell and Aoife Crosse were excellent for Thomastown scoring 3-3 between them. In the second half Ciara Dempsey scored a hat-trick of well taken goals for Inch and Niamh Ryan got two goals and three points. One of Niamh’s goals was a phenomenal strike from 35 yards after making a wonderful catch. For the other goal she got, she ran around two defenders before confidently dispatching the ball to the bottom corner of the net. At the final whistle Inch won on a score of 13-7 to 3-3. Despite the scoreline Thomastown displayed tenacity and courage throughout. They had excellent performers in Stacey Farrell and Aoife Crosse. However in the end it was Inch’s day as they claimed their first County title in ten years.
Inch National School Under 13 Roinn E Camogie Team: 1. Laoise McGrath, 2. Ciara Dempsey, 3. Megan Long, 4. Caoimhe Bourke, 5. Katie Morris-Moloney, 6. Emma Larkin, 7. Niamh Ryan, 8. Aoife Shanahan, 9. Niamh Long, 10. Leanne Ryan, 11. Eimear McLoughlin. Principal: Martina Blake. Coaches Paddy Guilfoyle & Matthew McGrath.U13 Roinn E Camogie Thomastown: 1.Cleo Ashford, 2. Aisling Maguire, 3. Aoife Crosse, 4.Katie Rafferty, 5. Stacey Farrell, 6. Adelaide Keane, 7. Julia Crowe, 8. Megan O'Meara, 9. Megan Crowe, 10. Leah O'Meara, 11. Amy Ryan, 12. Sarah McCarthy, 13. Stephanie Ryan, 14. Ciara Coman, 15. Isobel O'Dwyer, 16. Shauna O'Connell. Manager: Brian Cahill.
Under 11 B Iomáint
St. Colmcille’s N.S Templemore 2-2 Two Mile Borris 0-6
Referee: Fergal Horgan
The Under 11 B Hurling Final between Templemore and Two Mile Borris was a wonderful contest between two teams playing at a very high standard. Both teams arrived at the stadium confident of prevailing. Two Mile Borris settled quickly and raced into a three point lead in the first half with points from Jack Fallon, Jack Morrissey and David O’Donnell. Jack Morrissey’s point was a great overhead strike. At half time Two Mile Borris led by three points to no score. In the second half Templemore came storming back into the game with two well worked points from Paddy Cadell. Two Mile Borris responded with two points from Jack Fallon. Templemore’s Paddy Cadell flicked the ball past the Two Mile Borris goalkeeper and into the net to bring the sides level two minutes from the end. We were now in for a grandstand finish. Jack Fallon scored from a 65 to put Two Mile Borris up by a point with time nearly up. However this brilliant match wasn’t finished yet as Templemore scored a goal right at the very end from Paddy Cadell, when he flicked the ball past the goalkeeper to win the day for Templemore. It was a pulsating finish to the game. Both teams had played out of their skins and provided wonderful entertainment throughout the game. There were some outstanding performers on both sides. Templemore’s Paddy Cadell and Eanna McBride and Two Mile Borris’s Jack Fallon and David O’Donnell, in particular, were outstanding.
St. Colmcille’s P.S Templemore Under 11 Roinn B Hurling Team: 1. Nick Keane, 2. Ben Collins, 3. Noel Morrissey, 4. Paddy Cadell, 5. Ciarán Byrne, 6. Eanna McBride, 7. Brandon Morrissey, 8. Andrew Ormond, 9. Hugh Maher, 10. Lorcan Roche, 11.Bill Purcell, 13. Ciarán Hoctor, 14. Jack Prout, 15. Kuba Beban. Principal: Kieran Healy, Coaches: Denis Kelly, Conor Doyle, Michael Delaney.
Two-Mile-Borris Under 11 Roinn B Hurling: 1. PJ Tunstall, 2. Pat Hackett, 3. Michael Murphy Capt, 4. Michael Maher, 15. James Dillon, 6. Jack Fallon, 7. Rory Darmody, 8. Diarmuid Maher, 9. Max Hackett, 10. David O'Donnell, 11. Bill Hackett, 12. Conor Cummins, 13. Darred Flood, 14. Jack Morrissey. Principal: Joan Doherty. Coaches: Liam McCullagh & Billy Lanigan & Paddy Moore.
Under 11 D1 Iomáint
Rosegreen 5-4 Upperchurch 0-3
Referee: Mark Generry
The Under 11 D1 Hurling final saw Upperchurch and Rosegreen collide in an exciting and entertaining game. Rosegreen were appearing in their first final in 16 years in Semple Stadium. Upperchurch were back after a few years absence. The early exchanges were fast and furious. Both teams were eager to ensure it would be their day. Charlie Costello scored two brilliant long range points for Rosegreen in the early part of the game. Andrew Moloney scored a very good goal from 25 yards for Rosegreen, before Charlie Costello buried a free into the back of the net. Rosegreen were now in control. Upperchurch scored two points during the first half from Luke Shanahan and Darragh Bourke. In the second half Darragh Bourke scored a good point for Upperchurch from a long range free. Andrew Moloney pointed for Rosegreen with a great strike on the run. Charlie Costello scored a goal for Rosegreen with a well struck shot. This was followed by two goals for Rosegreen by Eoin McSweeney. Charlie McSweeney pointed for Rosegreen at the end. At the final whistle Rosegreen had won the day on a scoreline of 5-4 to 0-3. It was a special day for Rosegreen as they won their first County Final in nearly 20 years. Upperchurch had a great season and can be very proud of reaching Semple Stadium on County Final day. They had excellent performers in Darragh Burke and Luke Shanahan. Best on the day for Rosegreen were Andrew Moloney and Charlie Costello.
Upperchurch N.S. Under 11 Roinn D1 Hurling Team: 1. Joey O’ Donoghue, 2. Patrick Purcell, 3. Patrick Burke, 4. James Griffin, 5. Darragh Bourke, 6. A.J. Shanahan, 7. Luke Shanahan, 8. Micheál McLoughlin, 9. Michael Quinn. Principal: Alma Quinn. Coaches: Michael Corcoran, Mary Corcoran & Tom Kennedy
Rosegreen U11 D1 Hurling: 1. Ross Mullins, 2. Harry Tobin, 3. Tom Dowling, 4. Charlie Costello, 5. Andrew Moloney(C), 6. T.J Halley, 7. Ashane Wijesinghe, 8. Christopher Geraghty, 9. Eoin McSweeney, 10. Jack O' Brien. Principal: John Lalor. Coach: Dinny Stapleton.
Under 11 C Iomáint
Scoil Eoin Naofa 2-5 Powerstown 1-4
Referee: Christy McLoughlin
Scoil Eoin Naofa Roscrea took on Powerstown in the Under 11 C Hurling final. Powerstown came to Semple Stadium proudly representing South Tipperary for the third year in a row. Scoil Eoin Naofa were back after a two year absence. The early part of the match was tight with both teams trying to get the upper hand. Scoil Eoin Naofa scored first half goals from Darragh Tynan and Fionn Ryan. They were both confidently struck shots that rattled the back of the net. Owen Tynan scored three first half points for Scoil Eoin Naofa, two from 65s and one was a free from a tight angle. Powerstown goalkeeper David Burke was outstanding throughout the game making crucial saves and excellent deliveries. Powerstown had brilliant performances from Brian Quirke and TJ Quigley. TJ scored a wonderful first half goal with a rocket of a shot to the top corner of the net. Conor McGrath, Powerstown, pointed from a very tight angle to leave the score at half time Scoil Eoin Naofa 2-3 Powerstown 1-1. In the second half Fionn Ryan scored a magnificent point for Scoil Eoin Naofa. Powerstown responded with points from Brian Lacey and Brian Quirke. It was an exciting finish to the game. At the final whistle Scoil Eoin Naofa were victorious on a scoreline of 2-5 to 1-4. Congratulations to Scoil Eoin Naofa, and well done to Powerstown for contributing so much to a wonderful contest.
Powerstown NS U11C Hurling: 1.David Bourke, 2. Jack Holohan, 3. Kieran Quirke, 4. T.J. Quigley, 5. Conor McGrath, 6. Brian Quirke, 7. Brian Lacey, 8. Seamas O’ Brien, 9. Thomas Hickey, 10. Anthony Phelan.
Scoil Eoin Naofa Under11 Roinn C Hurling Team: 1. Dean Pyne 2. Darragh Doyle 3. Jack Ryan 4. Owen Tynan 5. Jamie Ryan 6.Darragh Tynan 7. Fionn Ryan 8. Conor Donovan 9. Stephen Doheny 10. Killian Guilfoyle 11. Vladislav Bodrovs Principal: Mark McLoughlin Coaches: John Coghlan Rory McGrath
Under 11 C1 Iomáint
St. Joseph’s Corville 2-4 Borrisoleigh 0-3
Referee: Mark Generry
Corville from Roscrea took on Borrisoleigh in an All-North Tipperary Under 11 C1 Final. This was a good game of hurling between two teams who displayed lots of skill and lots of endeavour. The young lads on both teams played with pride and gave it their all. Corville scored excellent first half goals from Mikey Walsh and Conor Shanahan. Dylan Hogan scored a good point off his left for Corville and Colin Byrne added a point from a free for them. Eddie Ryan scored point from a free for Borrisoleigh. In the second half Calin Byrne pointed two frees for Corville. Both were extremely well taken from around 30 yards out. Eddie Ryan scored a fabulous point for Borrisoleigh in the second half with a long range shot. Heroic Borrisoleigh goalkeeper George Stapelton made a phenomenal save near the end. It was a save to grace any hurling match at any level. At the final whistle Corville emerged as winners on a scoreline of 2-4 to 0-3. It was a brilliant performance by them and a fantastic day for their school. Borrisoleigh can be proud of their performance too. Well done to them on having such a good season. Especial heroes for Borrisoleigh on the day were George Stapelton and Eddie Ryan. Outstanding for Corville were Calin Byrne and Conor Shanahan.
Scoil Iosef Naofa Corville Under 11 Roinn C1 Hurling team: 1. Kenny Lee, 2. Nathan Carroll, 3. Calin Byrne, 4. Conor Shanahan, 5. Tré Loughnane, 6. Dylan Hogan, 7. Owen Wynne Young, 8. Michael Walsh, 9. Jack Flynn, 10. Dylan Carey, Principal: John Slattery. Coach: Colm Darcy.
Borrisoleigh Boys' School, U11 C1 Hurling Team: 1. George Stapleton, 2. Ewan Young, 3. Dan Ryan, 4. Daniel Fahey , 5. Dirk Leimlehner, 6. Patrick Foley, 7. Eddie Ryan, 8. Cathal Hogan, 9. James Ryan, 10.Hugh Hurley, 11. Cian Stapleton, 12. Luke Cooney, 13. David Delaney. Principal: Mrs Kay Ryan. Coaches: Michael Small & Michael Ryan.
Under 11 B Camogie
Upperchurch 3-0 Boherlahan 1-1
Referee: Mark Generry
Two traditionally strong G.A.A. schools Upperchurch and Boherlahan collided in Semple Stadium on County Under 11 B Camogie County Final day. The match was eagerly anticipated. Referee Mark Generry threw in the ball and the game as on. Boherlahan settled well and played excellently throughout the first half. Upperchurch were hurling well too and began to exert their influence on the game. Ciara Dwan scored a goal for Boherlahan with a brilliant close range free. Emma Purcell scored a first half goal for Upperchurch from a long range strike. At half time the teams were dead-locked at 1-0 each. It was a top quality first half with both teams playing with skill and style. The second half was very good too with both teams performing very well. Ciara Dwan pointed a free for Boherlahan from close range. Emma Purcell scored a goal for Upperchurch with a powerful ground stroke. Emma Purcell then settled the game for Upperchurch when she flicked the sliothar to the back of the net after a high ball in from the Upperchurch midfield. At the final whistle Upperchurch had won on a score of 3-0 to 1-1. There were great scenes of joy at the end as Upperchurch claimed their first County Title in four years. Boherlahan can be proud of the part they played in an excellent contest. I’m sure they will be back to the Field of Legends as Under 13’s next year. Well done to the players and mentors of Upperchurch & Boherlahan. Bhí sibh ar fheabhas ar fad.
Upperchurch N.S. Under 11 Roinn B Camogie Team: 1. Katie Condon, 2. Jane-Ann Ryan, 3. Katie Ryan, 4. Mary Burke, 5. Kate Harty, 6. Zara Bourke, 7. Catriona Carey, 8. Emma Purcell, 9. Niamh Ryan, 10. Niamh Fitzpatrick. Principal: Alma Quinn. Coaches: Mary Corcoran, Michael Corcoran & Tom Kennedy
Boherlahan Under 11 Roinn B Camogie: 1. Orlagh Lacey, 2. Sarah Kate Delaney, 3. Niamh O’ Dwyer, 4. Ciara Mulcaire, 5. Casey Hennessy, 6. Ellie Ryan, 7. Ciara Dwan, 8. Aoife Linehan, 9. Sarah Jane O’ Connor, 10. Kerri Fitzgerald, 11. Claire Delaney, 12. Sophie O’ Shea. Principal: Mary O’ Donnell, Coaches: Sharon Clancy & John O’ Dwyer.
Under 13 B Camogie
Holycross 6-1 Portroe 3-3
Referee: Christy McLoughlin
Holycross and Portroe clashed in the Under 13 B County Camogie Final. Tipperary All Ireland winning manager Liam Sheedy was in the stand for this match to proudly watch his daughter Emma play for Portroe. The match was a great advertisement for camogie as both teams demonstrated fantastic skill throughout the 40 minutes. The determination and commitment shown by both sides was something to behold. Holycross atoned for last year, when they lost to Burgess at this stage, by winning against a very gallant Portroe side. Liam Sheedy must have been impressed by the action he saw during this game as the game was very open, with end-to-end action throughout. Holycross got first half goals from Clare Stakelum, Ann Gavin and Bridín Ryan. They were well extremely well taken goals. Bridín Ryan got a wonderful point as well for Holycross when she pulled on the ball first time sending it over the bar. Searláit Quinn was excellent for Portroe throughout both halves and set up a brilliant first half point for Ciara Byrne. In the second half Ciara Byrne scored three goals and a point for Portroe to demonstrate what a brilliant player she is. Portroe goalkeeper Yasmin Fatnassi made an excellent save near the end to deny Hoycross. However Holycross got second half goals from Clare Stakelum and Katie Ryan. In fact Katie netted twice in the second half with ground strokes. Holycross prevailed to win by 6-1 to 3-3 but Portroe can be very pleased with their performance. Well done to both teams.
Scoil Mhuire Port Rua Under 13 B Camogie : 1 Yasmin Fatnassi, 2 Maria Maloney, 3 Aisling Sheedy, 4 Emma Sheedy, 5 Ciara Byrne, 6 Megan O'Mahoney, 7 Searlait Quinn, 8 Shannon Creamer, 9 Claire O'Brien, 10 Daron Creamer, 11 Saoirse O'Shea, 12 Jade Kennedy, 13 Natalie Harris, 14 Kayleigh Searson, 15 Toni Spaight Delaney, 16 Sophie O'Mahony, 17 Kerrie Tickner, 18 Rosie Day, 19 Amy Staunton, 20 Laoise Robinson, 21 Roisín Raedler-Shinnors.
St. Michael’s N.S. Holycross Under 13 Roinn B Camogie Team: 1. Roisín Lowry, 2. Cara O’ Connor, 3. Roisín Meehan, 4. Susie Doyle, 6. Naomi – Molly O’ Shea, 7. Claire Stakelum, 9. Kate Brennan, 10. Katie Ryan, 11. Anna Gavin, 12. Bridín Ryan, 13. Ellemai Ferncombe, 17. Andrea O’ Rourke, 18. Elaine Brennan, 19. Ruth Fogarty, 20. Jessica Crosse, 21. Áine Dunne. Principal: Ger Corbett. Coaches: Eileen McCullagh, Siobhán Doran, Deirdre Corcoran.
Under 13 E Iomáint
Drom 1-13 Carrig N.S, Nenagh 3-4
Referee: Mark Generry
Tipperary All Ireland Winner Darragh Egan was the manager of Carrig N.S as they took on Drom in the Under 13 E Hurling Final. Both teams had excellent runs to the Final and this match was sure to be a close affair. The match lived up to all expectations as these two fine teams played wonderful hurling throughout. Stephen Nolan got two fine points for Drom in the first half and Paul Bergin scored a goal for Drom after a good solo run. Billy Seymour opened the scoring for Carrig with a goal before adding a well taken point. Eoghan McGrath, Brian McLoughney and Declan McGrath added good points for Carrig to leave the half time score Carrig 1-4 Drom 1-2. It was finely balanced as the second half got under way. Stephen Nolan scored an early point for Drom with a strike off his left. Paul Bergin scored three points for Drom in the second half while Robert Kennedy also chipped in with three very good points. Carrig kept themselves in the game with two goals from Brian McLoughney. The match came to an exciting conclusion when Drom added late points from Stephen Nolan and Paul Bergin to edge them over the finishing line. This was as good a contest as you are likely to see. Well done to both teams for serving up such a wonderful game. Drom were overjoyed to have come through but Carrig can be proud of playing their part in a real hurling classic.
Carrig N.S. Ballycommon, Nenagh U13E Hurling: 1. Cormac Dunne 2.Mark O Farrell 3.Darragh Molloy 4.Declan McGrath (Capt.) 5.Sinéad Meagher 6.Matthew Cleary 7.Billy Seymour 8.Shane Harrington 9.Brian McLoughney 10.Eoin McGrath 11.Katie Spillane 12.Kelum Harrington 13.Luke Fahey 14.Billy McGrath 15.Jonathan Noonan 16.Jason Garland Coaches Darragh Egan, Bertie Sherlock. Principal Mairéad O Halloran
Drom N.S. Under 13 Roinn E Hurling Team: 1.Fintan Purcell, 2.Lorcan Campion, 3.Pauric Campion, 4.John Ryan, 5.Mary Grace, 6.Paul Bergin, 7.Niall Fogarty, 8.Stephen Nolan, 9.Andy Purcell, 10.Rory O'Dwyer, 11.Robert Kennedy, 12.Jason Heskin. Principal: Kieran Grace. Coach: Matthew McGrath.
Under 13 H Iomáint
Gurtagarry 5-10 Killea 2-3
Referee: Christy McLoughlin
Gurtagarry and Killea were back in Semple Stadium after an absence of a number of years. They played in the Roinn H Final and the match was played in great spirits. The young boys on both teams showed off their skill and played with a sense of joy. Gurtagarry had a star performer in Alan Ryan who got three goals and two points in the first half. This young man is a rising Primary Game star. They were all extremely well taken scores. Colin O’Rourke scored a very good point from far out for Gurtagarry. Neil Quinlan got one goal and two points in the first half for Killea. This young man is another star of the future. In the second half Neil Quinlan scored an excellent point for Killea. Aiden Coffey scored a great goal after a solo run for Killea to keep them well in the game. However goals from Jack Ryan and Alan Ryan put Gurtagarry in command. They also scored points from Jack Cullen, Jack Ryan and Calvin O’Rourke. That man Alan Ryan also chipped in again with three second half points. At the final whistle Gurtagarry had won by 5-10 to 2-3. Both teams had given it their all and can be very proud of their performances. Gurtagarry had wonderful performers in Alan Ryan and Calvin O’Rourke. Killea had outstanding performers in Neil Quinlan and Aiden Coffey. Well done to Gurtagarry. They performed exceptionally well. Well done also to Killea. They lost nothing in defeat and performed very well indeed.
Gurtagarry NS Under 13 Roinn C Hurling Team: 1.Seamus O' Farrell, 2.Kevin Cleary, 3.Thomas O' Farrell, 4.Calvin O' Rourke, 5.Jack Ryan, 6.Alan Ryan, 7.Jack Cullen, 8.Rachel Darcy, 9.Niamh Bourke, 10.Stephen Frend, 11.Brian Troy, 12.Grainne Ryan, 13.Conor O' Farrell, 14.Aine Frend, 15.Eva Dunne, 16.Megan Tierney, 17.Thomas Martin, 18.Joanne O' Farrell. Principal: Margaret Harty. Coaches Eddie Ryan & D.J. Cleary.
Killea NS U13H Hurling Team: 1. Denis Russell, 2. Dáire Kavanagh, 3. Sarah Buckley, 4. Jack O’Meara, 5. Aidan Coffey, 6. Neil Quinlan, 7. Raymond Coonan, 8. Mark Egan, 9. Kieran McElligott, 10. Donnchadh Gleeson . Manager: Eileen Curtin.
Under 13 C Iomáint
Loughmore 5-7 Kilruane 3-7
Referee: Fergal Horgan
This match was a true hurling masterpiece. Two fanatical hurling schools entered the arena to face each other in a collision that had the potential to be the best game of the two days of finals. The quality of the hurling on view during this match was incredible. These young gladiators gave everything to they had to try and win for their school. Loughmore were managed by Stephen Maher who has experienced many great days in Semple Stadium. Kilruane were managed by former Tipperary great and All Ireland Senior Club medal winner Gilbert Williams. The first half was very even with Kilruane getting the upper hand early in the game. They led at half time after playing superbly. Craig Morgan scored a very good goal for them. Craig Morgan, Conor Lillis and Jake Morris added excellent points. However Loughmore were determined not to lie down and came roaring back in the second half. Noel McGrath, Tipperary hurling superstar, was present to watch his old school Loughmore. He also was watching his brother Brian playing for Loughmore. Brian gave a master-class in midfield play throughout this game. Brian’s potential is limitless. Brian scored 3-3 during the game, while Ciara Manton scored a good goal for Loughmore as well. Martin O’Connell scored three excellent points for Loughmore. Stefan Maher completed the scoring for them. Brian McGrath and Martin O’Connell were best on the day for Loughmore. Kilruane had second half scorers in Craig Morgan, Jake Morris, Oisin O’Meara and Cormac Mannion. Jake Morris and Craig Morgan were their outstanding performers. When the final whistle was blown Loughmore had won an astounding game on a score of 5-7 to 3-7. Well done to both sides. Bhí an cluiche thar barr.
Loughmore N.S. Under 13 Roinn C Boys Hurling Team: 1. Conor Ryan,2. Darragh Sweeney, 3. Jamie Doyle, 4. Jack Ryan, 5. Eoghan Ryan, 6. Martin O’Connell, 7. Brian McGrath, 8. Dermot Leahy, 9. Stefan Maher,10. Leanne Gleeson, 11. Michael O’Connell, 12. Ciara Manton, 13. Martin Manton, 14. Jack Guidera, 15. Paudie Spillane, 16. Darren Hayden, 17. Loughlin Campion, 18. Joseph McGrath, 19. Pádraic McCormack, 20. Jack Cullen, 21. Ciarán McCormack, 22. Gearóid Treacy. Coach/Principal Stephen Maher.
Kilruane N.S. U-13 Roinn C Hurling Team: 1.Mark O Neill, 2.Arran Conroy 3.Sean Quinlan, 4.Oisin O Meara, 5.Jake Morris, 6.Shane O Meara, 7.Ben Healy, 8.Tommy Dooley, 9.Christopher Moyles, 10.Conor Lillis, 11. Cormac Mannion, 12. Craig Morgan (Capt), 13. Dylan Moran 14. Conor Quinlan, 15. Seamus O Meara, 16. Jack Dunne, 17. Jack Dwan 18. Roy Clarke 19. Sam Darcy, 20. Louis Kennedy, 21. Eoin Farrell, 22. Matthew Moyles, 23. Cormac Doheny, 25. Shane McAteer, 26. Sean Maher, 27. Daniel Clarke, 28. Sean Clarke, 29. Ben Cahalan, 30. Kieran Spain, 31.Robert Moyles 32. Alan Spain. Principal: Gilbert Williams Coach: Gilbert Williams.
Under 13 A Iomáint
Holycross 1-10 Scoil Ailbhe 1-8
Referee: Fergal Horgan
In the last match of the two days spectators were treated to a great Under 13 A Final. It pitted Holycross against Scoil Ailbhe for the second time in three years. The hurling on view was fantastic. The standard of hooking, blocking, catching and striking was very high. The intensity of the game was incredible. The spectators were enthralled by the proceedings as these two hurling heavyweights collided in an encounter that will live long in the memory. The hurling was crisp and incisive from both teams. There was tremendous courage shown by all the young players. The first touch of both teams was a joy to behold. Holycross led during the first half as they settled slightly quicker than Scoil Ailbhe. Jerry Kelly scored a goal for Holycross inside a minute after a brilliant solo run. Holycross scored first half points from Jerry Kelly, Evan Burke, Bryan O’Meara and Darragh Woods. Darragh in fact scored two very good first half points from play. Michael Purcell scored two first half points for Scoil Ailbhe, while Seán Barrett and Darren Fahey also scored points for them. At half time Holycross led 1-5 to 0-4. In the second half the intensity increased. There was tension you could cut with a knife as Scoil Ailbhe came roaring back into the contest. Darren Fahey, Padraig Burke and Anthony Cooney scored points for them as they positioned themselves for a grandstand finish. Darragh Woods scored five second half points for Holycross, two from frees and three from play. Darragh was playing at an outstanding level. Scoil Ailbhe scored a goal from Jack Lanigan, after a superb ground stroke. Kieran Moloney added a point for them off his left under pressure. As the game entered its final moments the score was Holycross 1-12 Scoil Ailbhe 1-10. Holycross defended heroically to keep out Scoil Ailbhe as the Thurles outfit looked to deliver a winning goal. At the final whistle Holycross had held on to win on a score of 1-12 to 1-10. This was a masterful game that had everything you could wish for in a hurling game. The skill level was astounding. The commitment and determination was inspiring. The courage was incredible. The work-rate from everyone was fantastic. It was a fitting end to two wonderful days of hurling and camogie. Well done to Holycross, and also well done to Scoil Ailbhe for playing so well on the day. The future of Tipperary hurling is certainly very bright after watching this hurling epic.
Scoil Ailbhe C.B.S. U13 A Hurling: 1. Matt O’Brien, 2. Patrick O’Connell, 3. Eoin Ryan, 4. Seán Barrett, 5. Jason Jordan, 6. Michael Purcell, 7. Anthony Cooney, 8. Endijs Mikelsons, 9. Donal Fitzpatrick, 10. Pádraig Blake, 11. Edward Cullen, 12. Kieran Moloney, 13. Jack Lanigan, 14. Adam Derby, 15. Darren Fahey, 16. Colin O’Shaughnessy, 17. Darren O’Sullivan, 18. Eoin Kerrane, 19. Loughlin Russell, 20. Kevin McLoughlin, 21. Darragh Byrne, 22. Shane O’Sullivan, 23. Darragh Fitzpatrick, 24. Fintan Stokes, 25. Shane Dunne, 26. Aidan Butler, 27. Brian Curran, 28. Connor Murphy, 29. Daniel Byrne, 30. Jack Croke, 31. David Shorley, 32.Ryan McDonnell, 33. Darragh McKinley, 34. Eoin Gleeson, 35. Seamie Doyle, 36. Philip Ryan, 37. Shane Fitzpatrick, 38. Christopher Carew, 39. Frank McKevitt, 40. Eoin Purcell. Principal: Mrs. Miriam Butler. Coaches: Fergal O’Reilly, Claire Grogan, Denis McCullagh, Barbara Ryan, John Anderson, Norma Harrington, Ger Kerrigan, Pádraig Fahey. Principal: Mrs. Miriam Butler. Coaches: Fergal O’Reilly, Claire Grogan, Denis McCullagh, Barbara Ryan, John Anderson, Norma Harrington, Ger Kerrigan, Pádraig Fahey.
St. Michael’s N.S. Holycross Under 13 Roinn A Hurling Team: 1. Cormac O’ Connor, 2. Colin Nolan, 3. David Croke, 4. David Manning, 5. Edward O’ Gorman, 6. Bryan O’ Mara, 7. Jack Ryan, 8. James Ryan, 9. Ewan Bourke, 10. Darragh Woods, 11. Jerry Kelly, 12. Seán Spillane, 13. Éanna Ryan, 14. Mikey Nally, 15. Jack Dwan, 16. Patrick O’ Gorman, 17. Séamus Stakelum, 18. Eoin Morris, 19. Ben Slattery, 20. Luke Ryan, 21. Eoin Ryan, 22. Tomás Caffrey, 23. Liam Ryan, 24. William O’ Donohoe, 25. Danann O’ Dwyer, 26. Luke O’ Shea, 27. Jack Hehir. Principal: Ger Corbett. Coach: Tomás McGrath.
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