Rain Fails To Dampen Spirits At Epic Tipperary Cumann na mBunscol County 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 and The Ragg over two days on Thursday, 7th June and Friday, 8th June. Despite the terrible weather conditions, the matches provided great entertainment for the large attendance on both days. This year proved to be one of the most challenging for those responsible for coordinating events, but ultimately everything ran off smoothly in the end thanks mainly to the cooperation and dedication of some very committed GAA people. Day 1 of our Finals was held in Semple Stadium. However, due to deteriorating weather conditions and in order to preserve the Semple Stadium sod, it was decided that we should seek an alternative venue for Day 2 of our Finals. The Ragg came to our rescue and thankfully we were able to complete our full schedule of 26 finals over the two days. Thanks are due to Semple Stadium 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. Indeed Andy and Jimmy even accompanied us out to The Ragg for Day 2 of the Finals. We were most grateful to have had them there as their experience proved invaluable in getting teams in and out of dressing rooms with the minimum of fuss, thus ensuring that everything ran like clockwork. Willie Clohessy and his wife Celine could not have been more accommodating to us when we had to relocate to The Ragg for Day 2 of the Finals. They put all the necessary arrangements in place for us at very short notice. A special thank you is also due to our referees Christy McLoughlin, Fergal Horgan, John Bob Ryan and John M. Geehan plus our very capable first year student 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 Chairman Paddy Kelly 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. 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. We would also like to thank all the spectators who donated so generously to our ‘bucket’ over the two days. We were astounded by the generosity and goodwill of people over the two days. Most importantly, special praise should also be afforded to all the talented boys and girls who graced both venues 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 2012 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. Chairman, Paddy Kelly would like to extend his thanks to Tipperary’s County Board and of course to all those at Semple Stadium and The Ragg who contributed to making the Finals so successful.
DAY 1 THURSDAY, 7TH JUNE. VENUE: SEMPLE STADIUM.
Under 13A Camogie:
St. Marys Nenagh 9-03 Ballina 1-03
Referee: Christy McLoughlin
The first game of the 2012 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 to come 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. Becky McGrath got St. Marys off to the perfect start with a superbly taken goal. Two excellent goals from Ciara Phelan and two goals from Sarah Kennedy left Nenagh with a commanding 5-02 to 0-0 lead at half time. Ballina NS fought back bravely in the second half and were rewarded for their efforts with a wonderful goal by Anna Conway. Anna’s fantastic strike was unstoppable. Anna Conway added a very good point for Ballina. Ellen Lane scored two points for Ballina to ensure St. Mary’s wouldn’t have everything their own way. St. Marys were not to be outdone however and finished the game very strongly with Sarah Kennedy, Emma Leo and Ciara Phelan adding further majors for the Nenagh girls. Sarah Kennedy’s goal after a lovely solo run was a score of sheer class. 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. Aisling Kennedy, Ciara Phelan and Sarah Kennedy are three stars of the future for St. Marys while Ellen Lane and Anna Conway are two Ballina players who excelled on County Final day.
St Marys Convent Primary Nenagh Under 13A Camogie Team: 1. Niamh Sheridan, 2. Kristen Howard, 3. Rachel O Connor, 4. Kate O Connor, 5. Ruth Hassett, 6. Liobhan Spillane, 7. Hazel Coffey, 8. Aisling Kennedy, 9. Becky McGrath, 10. Leah Sheedy, 11. Sarah Kennedy, 12. Ciara Phelan, 13. Ellen Sheehy, 14. Emma Leo, 15. Rita Bourke, 16. Caoimhe Costello, 17. Emma Cahill, 18. Rachel Browne, 19. Leah Kelly, 20. Katie Manicle, 21. Lily Purcell, 22. Eva Duggan, 23. Alannah Deering, 24. Saoirse
Shanahan, 25. Aoife Duignan, 26. Lauren Crowe. Ballina Primary School U13 A Camogie Team: 1 Hannah Finnerty, 2 Kellie Fogarty, 3 Eve McCarthy Gilligan, 4 Claire Maguire, 5 Sophie McGrattan, 6 Ellen Lane, 7 Shona O’Sullivan, 8 Eimear O’Brien, 9 Anna Conway, 10 Sinead Dwyer, 11 Rebecca Power, 12 Aoife Graham, 13 Katie Dunne, 14 Lauren Gough, 15 Aideen O’Hagan, 16 Sinead Kennedy, 17 Aoibheann Rainford, 18 Rachel Foley. Principal: Margaret O’Sullivan, Teachers/Coaches: Mairead Keane, Paul O’Brien, Eamonn Power, Brid McMahon.
Under 11 A Hurling:
Scoil Ailbhe 7-6 Carrick CBS 3-1
Referee: Christy McLoughlin
The second match of the day saw two heavyweights of Primary Schools Hurling collide in the under 11 A Final. Carrick on Suir travelled to Semple Stadium proudly flying the flag for South Tipperary. Scoil Ailbhe were seeking their second under 11 A title in a row. The match was played at a fast pace and the skill level on view was of a very high standard. Scoil Ailbhe settled into their stride quickly and began to stamp their authority on the proceedings. David Mawe, from Scoil Ailbhe, was the master of all he surveyed as his team dominated the first half. Lee Costello of Carrick CBS scored a nice goal to keep the South Tipperary school in touch during the first half. However the imperious David Mawe notched up three goals and two points during a majestic first half effort. Brilliant long range points from Cillian Donaghy and Kieran Moloney ensured Scoil Ailbhe went in 3-4 to 1-0 up at half time. The second half saw end-to-end action with great scores, courageous block downs and stylish striking of the sliothar. At the final whistle Scoil Ailbhe had secured victory on a final score of 7-6 to 3-1. Conor Stapelton of Scoil Ailbhe gave an exhibition of defensive play while David Mawe stood out as a superstar of the future. It was a great team performance by Scoil Ailbhe with each player playing exceptionally well. For Carrick CBS Conor Whelan, Jack Murphy, Cian Robinson and Christy Griffin played with great heart and skill. Scoil Ailbhe U-11 Roinn A Hurling Team: 1. Cian Quirke, 2. Conor Stapleton, 3. Kieran Costello, 4. Fred Crowley, 5. Sam Rapaport, 6. Kieran Moloney, 7. Joe Dwan, 8. Jack Lanigan, 9. Cillian Donaghy, 10. Eoin Purcell, 11. David Mawe, 12. Jordan Fahey, 13. Taylor O Meara, 14. Colin Quirke, 15. Thomas Stokes, 16. Oskar Lipinski. Coaches: Claire Grogan, Barbara Ryan, Norma Harrington, John Anderson, Fergal O’Reilly, Denis McCullagh. Principal: Miriam Butler. Carrick CBS Under 11 Roinn A Hurling Panel: 1. Cory Ryan, 2. Luke McNamara, 3. Conor Whelan, 4. Brad Murphy, 5. Christy Griffin, 6.Jack Murphy, 7. Cian Robinson, 8. Lee Costello, 9. Conor Reade, 10. James Daly,11. Noel Anyanwu, 12. Aaron O’Sullivan, 13. Lee Keane, 14. Erin Cronin,15. Kieran Daniels, 16. Ryan Kerwick. Principal: Pat Mansell. Coach: Tony Bolger.
Under 11 B-1 Hurling
Cashel BNS 3-5 Gaelscoil Durlas 3-3
Referee: John M. Geehan
The Under 11 B-1 Final was a titanic affair between Cashel and Gaelscoil Durlas. There was fantastic hurling on view during this game. Both teams played intelligent and sensible hurling. Both sets of players played with their heads and their hearts. The two teams had obviously trained very hard in the run up to County Final day. All the hard work paid off as both sides delivered the goods in the Field of Dreams. Jack McGrath from Cashel gave a masterful performance scoring 3-3. Evan Moloney and Jack Hayes also scored sublime points for the Cashel boys. Marc O’Murchú and Dylan MacLochlainn scored goals for Gaelscoil Durlas to keep the match in the melting pot. Danny Ó’Lionnagain scored two points for Durlas as well and they led by one point as the final whistle approached. The game reached a nail-biting finale as Cashel went searching for the point that would send the match to extra time. However Cashel substitute John Ryan pounced with a superbly taken goal right at the end to give the victory to Cashel. The final score saw Cashel win 3-5 to 3-3. It was an incredible ending to a really great game. Neither team deserved to lose. Great credit is due to Gaelscoil Durlas as they fought with all their might throughout. They had brilliant performances from Liam Kenny, Danny Ó’Lionnagáin and Mark O’Murchú. Cashel were best served by the phenomenal Jack McGrath, Evan Moloney and Jack Hayes. John Ryan’s goal right at the end will live long in the memory of everyone from Cashel who witnessed it.
St John the Baptist BNS Under 11 Roinn B1 Hurling Team: 1.Ross Whelan, 2.Cian Moloney, 3.Conor O’Dwyer, 4.T.J. Barron, 5.Ethan Gayson Molloy, 6.Eoghan Murphy (3rd), 7.Evan Moloney, 8.Jack McGrath, 9.Liutauras Skucas, 10.Jak Hays, 11.John Ryan, 12.Patrick O’Brien, 13.Dylan O’Dwyer, 14.David Ryan (captain), 15.Eoghan Murphy (5th), 16.Oskars Puzans. Principal: Will Ryan. Coaches Paddy Moloney, Sarah Costigan & Will Ryan. Gaelscoil Bhríde Dúrlas Éile Under 11 Roinn B1 Hurling Team: 1. Eoin Ó Seannacháin, 2. Conchúr o Ceannuain, 3. Seosaimh Ó Baoighill, 4. Liam Ó Cionnaith, 5. Dean Ó Fainín, 6. Danny Ó Lionagáin, 7. Grace Ní Choimín, 8. Eoghan Ó Riain, 9. Dylan MacLochlainn, 10. James de Buitléir, 11. Nathan Ó Fógartaigh, 12. Luke Ó Fógartaigh, 13. Éanna de Búrca, 14. Marc Ó Murchú, 15. Colm Ó Leathlobhair, 16. Eimear Nic Craith. Príomhoide: Séamus Ó Dubhgáin. Coaches: Niamh NicCraith, Eamon Ó Fainín & Labhaoise Ní Chuinneagáin
Under 11 A-1 Hurling:
Carrick on Suir 8-5 Scoil Ailbhe 2-3
Referee: John Bob Ryan
Carrick on Suir CBS gave a majestic performance in the Under 11 A-1 Final against Scoil Ailbhe. Their performance was of an exceptional standard. Their players played with skill, style and panache. At half time Carrick led by 4-2 to 0-3. Scoil Ailbhe fought back bravely in the second half and showed great courage during this period. The second half was a much more even affair and both teams played with freedom and abandon. There were excellent scores throughout the second half as Carrick pulled away in the end to win on a score of 8-5 to 2-3. It was a proud moment for Carrick Principal and Team Coach Pat Mansell. Pat has put in huge work with the Carrick hurlers and it was a great moment for him to see his team win on County Final day, in the Field of Dreams. Carrick on Suir CBS scorers: Kian Healy 2-1, Lee Kirwan 1-1, James Morrissey 2-1, Joshua Delaney 1-1, Ethan Kennefick 2-0. Scoil Ailbhe scorers: Dominic O’Shaughnessy 1-1, Jack Murphy 0-2, Luke Beresford 1-0.
Scoil Ailbhe U-11 Roinn A-1 Hurling Team: 1. Stephen Donovan, 2. Conor Fogarty, 3. Christopher Buckley, 4. Cian McDonnell, 5. Jack McGrath, 6. Luke Beresford, 7. Jack Murphy, 8. Jack O Dwyer, 9. Keelan Graham, 10. Dominic O Shaughnessy, 11. Shane Turner, 12. Ethan Blake, 13. Mark Martin, 14. Ben Buckley, 15. Daniel McCormack, 16. Martin Reilly, 17. Josh Moriarty, 18. Cathal McElgunn, 19. Aaron Dunne (injured), 20. Cian O’ Dwyer. Coaches: John Anderson, Norma Harrington, Denis McCullagh, Fergal O’Reilly, Claire Grogan, Barbara Ryan. Principal: Miriam Butler.Carrick CBS Under 11 Roinn A1 Hurling Panel: 1.Conor McGrath, 2. Dane Finn, 3. Richard Ryan, 4. Ben Rockett, 5. Dale Power, 6.Sean Daly, 7. Joshua Delaney, 8. Kian Ryan, 9. Ethan Kennefick, 10. Lee Kirwan,11. Danny Murphy, 12. Aidan Waters, 13. Luke Prout, 14. James Morrissey, 15.Charlie Doyle, 16. Conor Whelan. Principal: Pat Mansell. Coach: Pat Mansell.
Under 11 B Hurling:
Scoil Eoin Naofa 5-10 Cashel 4-5
Referee: Christy McLoughlin
Scoil Eoin Naofa and Cashel BNS came to Semple Stadium hoping this would be their day. Both teams were well drilled and both teams were well coached. You could see from the very early stages that this was going to be an intense battle between two teams playing at the peak of their powers. At the final whistle everyone privileged to have witnessed this game would agree that it was a scintillating contest. The hurling on view was incredible. The hooking, blocking, catching and striking was awe-inspiring. The first half was very evenly balanced with both teams taking turns to be on top. However Scoil Eoin Naofa pulled away from Cashel after the interval with a devastating second half display. The second half performance by the Roscrea school was astoundingly good. Cashel fought bravely but couldn’t stop the Roscrea heroes from powering towards the winning line. At the final whistle the score read Scoil Eoin Naofa Roscrea 5-10 Cashel 4-5. Scorers for Scoil Eoin Naofa: Darragh Tynan 2-5, Owen Tynan 1-5, Vladisavs Bodrovs 1-0, Martin Murphy 1-0. Cashel: Aaron Moloney 1-0, Thomas Delaney 1-0, Tommy Fitzgerald 1-3, Thomas Skeffington 0-2, David Moloney 1-0.
St John the Baptist BNS Under 11 Roinn B Hurling Team: 1.Dean O’Brien, 2.Luke White, 3.Jake Cotter, 4.Thomas Delaney, 5.Mikey Delaney, 6.Gabriel Saldanha, 7.Feargháil O’Donoghue, 8.Tomás Skeffington (captain), 9.Dean O’Brien, 10.Kevin Gayson Molloy, 11.Tommy Fitzgerald, 12.Aaron Moloney, 13.Tomás Burke, 14.Dylan Byrnes, 15.Daniel Moloney. Principal: Will Ryan. Coaches Paddy Moloney, Sarah Costigan & Will Ryan. Scoil Eoin Naofa Roscrea Under 11 Roinn B hurling: 1. Dean Pyne 2. Maurice Walsh, 3. Jamie Ryan, 4. Tadhg Nash, 5. Darragh Tynan, 6. Conor Donovan, 7. Ryan Lee, 8. Martin Murphy, 9. Owen Tynan, 10. Bradley Neville, 11. Jamie Boland, 12. Vladislavs Bodrovs. Principal: Mark McLoughlin. Coach Paddy Kelly and John Coughlan.
Under 13 D Hurling:
Powerstown 2-4 Gaelscoil Nenagh 2-1.
Referee: John Bob Ryan.
Powerstown and Gaelscoil Nenagh met in the Under 13 D decider in match number 6 in Semple Stadium. This was an epic confrontation between two teams playing with confidence and style. There were great displays from players on both teams. All throughout the contest nothing could separate these two gallant teams. The standard of hooking, blocking, catching and striking was of a very high standard. The first touch of both teams was close to perfect. Gaelscoil Nenagh led at the half time interval by 2-0 to 1-2. Gaelscoil looked like they were going to be victorious until a late surge by Powerstown’s brave warriors saw them take the spoils. A late goal by Cathal McKeown and an incredible save from goalkeeper David Bourke, right at the death, ensured Powerstown would be lifting the Roinn D trophy. The Final score at the final whistle was Powerstown 2-4 Gaelscoil Nenagh 2-1. It’s a pity that there had to be a losing team because no-one deserved to lose this master-piece of a match. Gaelscoil Nenagh can be proud of the great effort they put into the match and no doubt many of their players will be stars of the future. Powerstown can be very proud as well as they flew the flag proudly for South Tipperary on County Final day. It’s a never to be forgotten day for Powerstown as they win only their second County Hurling Final in Semple Stadium. Scorers: Powerstown: Kieran Quirke 1-0, Cathal McKeown 1-0, Glen Cullinane 0-4. Gaelscoil Nenagh: Eoin Gleeson 1-0. Scott O’Brien 1-0. Killian Maloney 0-1.
Powerstown N.S. Under 13 Roinn D Hurling Team : 1. David Bourke, 2. Jack Holohan, 3. Conor McGrath, 4. Luke Fogarty, 5. Cillian Crowe, 6. Glenn Cullinane, 7. Cathal McKeown, 8. T.J Quigley, 9. Brian Quirke, 10. Kieran Quirke, 11. Brian Lacey, 12. Shane O’ Connor, 13. Thomas Hickey, 14. Séamas O’ Brien, 15. Anthony Phelan, 16. Alan Boland, 17. James O’ Donnell, 18. Jack Doolan, 19. Róisín Breen, 20. Emma Tobin, 21. Jenny Everard, 22. Riain Bolton, 24. Kellie Ryan. Principal: Eugene Fogarty. Coaches: Niamh Coffey & Noel Russell.
Gaelscoil Aonach Urmhumhan Under 13 D Hurling Team: 1. Eoghan Ó
Tincleir, 2. Killian Ó Maoileoin, 4. Fiachra Ó Ciardha, 5. Fiachra Mac
An Starraí, 6. Cian Ó Grifin, 7. Chloe Ní Chonghaile, 8. Scott Ó
Briain, 9. Manus Ó Éanáin, 11. Eoin Ó Gliasáin, 12. Conor Mac
Cárthaigh, 13. Cian Ó Briain, 14. Jack Mac Giolla Laoire, 15. Brendan
De Loingaigh, 16. Rory Ó Donnabhain, 17. Adam Ó Riain. Príomhoide:
Inez Uí hÉanáin. Coaches David Minogue
Under 13 D Camogie:
Scoil Eoin Naofa 9-10 Rossmore 4-0
Referee : John M. Geehan.
Scoil Eoin Naofa were going for their second County Final victory of the day as they took on Rossmore in the Under 13 D Camogie Final. Rossmore were proudly representing West Tipperary and they came to Semple Stadium hoping to win the County Championship. However Scoil Eoin Naofa were far too strong for Rossmore on the day. Scoil Eoin Naofa played powerful and decisive camogie. The vast array of skills on view from Scoil Eoin Naofa was incredible to see. They put on a clinical display of camogie. Rossmore fought back in the last ten minutes and played very well during this period. They never gave up and great credit is due to them for that. They scored four goals near the end but Scoil Eoin Naofa had amassed an extremely impressive 9-10 before that to take the County Title north to Roscrea. The final score was: Scoil Eoin Naofa 9-10 Rossmore 4-0. Kathleen Delaney scored 8-1 for Scoil Eoin Naofa. For one player to score 8 goals in a County Final in Semple Stadium is an incredible achievement. Kathleen played in Semple Stadium three years ago for Scoil Eoin Naofa, when she was in third class, when they won the Under 13 D Camogie title. This girl is a real superstar in the making. Katie Shanahan also played very well for Scoil Eoin NAOFA. Rossmore had excellent performances from Rachel Ryan and Kayleigh Davern.
Rossmore N.S.Under 13 Roinn D Camogie Team:1.Róisín Ryan, 2.Derbhla Heffernan, 3.Michelle Ryan, 4.Jennifer Ryan, 5.Sinéad Ryan, 6.Rachel Ryan, 7.Lisa O Neill, 8.Kayleigh Davern, 9.Saoirse Ryan, 10.Alison O Keeffe, 11.Amy Ryan. Principal: Teresa O Connor. Coaches Timmie Hammersley & Mary Shanahan. Scoil Eoin Naofa U13 Roinn D Camogie; 1. Danielle Carson, 2. Shannon Moloney, 3. Chloe Keneally, 4. Karen Hogan, 5. Jessica Mitchell, 6.Kathleen Delaney, 7. Ciara Wynn, 8. Emma Kealy, 9. Katie Shanahan, 10.Niamh Moloney, 11.Tori Foyle, 12.Rachel Lynch, 13.Sommer Byrne, 14. Leah Wright, 15.Liga Litvaniece, 16. Sonita Wynn Doran, 17. Wicktoria Spyra, 18. Chloe Hutchinson, 19. Catherine O Connell. Principal; Mark McLoughlin Coaches; Rory McGrath and Paddy Kelly
Under 11 D Hurling:
Upperchurch 2-7 Ayle 3-2.
Referee: Christy McLoughlin.
Upperchurch and Ayle played out the proverbial classic in the Under 11 D Hurling Final. This was a match where both teams played stylish hurling. There was great intensity in the battle as both teams strove to get their name on the trophy. The poor weather and difficult conditions didn’t deter both teams from giving everything they had in this wonderful contest. David Bourke’s goal for Upperchurch, where he doubled on the ball with pin-point precision, was one of the main highlights of the game. Also Ayle’s full forward Bob Purcell netted in the second half when he dispatched an unstoppable rocket of a shot to the back of the Upperchurch net. This match had everything. Great skill, great scores and great saves. The heart and courage shown by both teams was marvellous to behold. These boys are all under 11 years old, yet they played like Senior superstars. As the game entered the final minute Upperchurch led 2-7 to 3-2. Ayle went on the attack and the ball was played into their full forward Bob Purcell. He caught it in front of the full back, went around the defender and struck a bullet of a shot from close to the goals. The sliothar looked goal-bound. It looked like it was unstoppable. If it went in Ayle would be the County Champions. The Upperchurch goalkeeper Padraig Ryan proceeded to make the ‘save of the century’ when he somehow kept the sliothar out. It was an incredible piece of goalkeeping. At the final whistle Upperchurch had won the County Title on a scoreline of 2-7 to 3-3. However no-one deserved to lose this majestic battle between two of the bravest under 11 teams you will ever see in your life-time. Well done to both teams on serving up such a classic. Well done to the team coaches Michael Corcoran and Tom Kennedy from Upperchurch. Also well done to coaches Pat Buckley, Sean Hennessy and Shane O’Brien from Ayle. The teams these coaches sent into battle did their schools, their coaches and their parents proud.
Upperchurch NS Under 11 Roinn D Hurling Team: 1.Padraig Ryan, 2.James Griffin, 3.Patrick Purcell, 4.AJ Shanahan, 5.Keith Ryan, 6.Luke Shanahan, 7.Darragh Bourke, 8.Joey O' Donoghue, 9. Patrick Burke. Principal: Alma Quinn. Coaches: Michael Corcoran & Tom Kennedy. Ayle N.S. Under 11 Roinn D Hurling Team: 1.Michael OBrien, 2.Fionn O Dwyer, 3.Connall Stokes Rodriguez, 4.Jill-Anne Quirke,5.Ciarán Doody, 6.Cian Ryan, 7.Patrick O Mahoney, 8.Patrick Barry, 9.BobPurcell, 10.Eoin Murray, 11.Kaasim Alam Baloch, 12.Jack Armshaw. Principal: Seán Ó hAonghusa. Coaches: Pat Buckley and Shane O Brien.
Under 11 E Final:
Skeheenarinky 4-9 Mount Bruis 0-3.
Referee: John Ryan Bob
Mount Bruis and Skeheenarinky was a novel pairing in the under 11 Roinn E Hurling. It was Mount Bruis’s first appearance in the Field of Legends on County Final day. Also Skeheenarinky were appearing after a long absence. Therefore it was a proud day for both schools. Skeheenarinky were proudly representing South Tipperary while Mount Bruis were representing the West. This game was eagerly anticipated and both sets of players were really looking forward to running out in the Cathedral of Hurling. The game didn’t disappoint as both teams hurled very well. Skeheenarinky settled very well in the first half and played confidently. Mount Bruis were stayed with them and played some good hurling as well. At half time Skeheenarinky led by 2-4 to 0-3. Timmy Corcoran scored two points in the first half for Mount Bruis, while Conor O’Dwyer added another point. Skeheenarinky pulled away from Mount Bruis in the second half as they put their foot on the accelerator. They played powerful, intensive hurling with a lot of skill and style. At the final whistle Skeheenarinky won 4-9 to 0-3. Tomas Vaughan, Rick Morrissey and Darragh Brennan stood out for Skeheenarinky and divided the Skeheen scores between them. Tomas Vaughan, in particular, looks like a real star of the future. Well done to Mount Bruis, and their coach Brian Devlin, for reaching their first ever hurling final. They played bravely but Skeheenarinky were too strong in the end. Well done to the little South Tipperary school, on the border of Cork. It was a very proud day for everyone connected with Skeheenarinky National School.
Mount Bruis N.S. Under 11 Roinn E Hurling Team: 1.Jack Cunningham, 2.Jack O'Halloran, 3.Alan Quirke, 4.Tadhg Carew, 5.Timmy Corcoran, 6.Conor O' Dwyer, 7.Tony O'Neill, 8.Ciarán Healy, 9.Kevin Quirke, 10.Diarmuid Looby, 11.Shane Carew, 12.T.J. Cranley, 13.Anthony McGrath, 14.Ian Clarke. Principal: Cathy Cunningham. Coach Brian Devlin. Skeheenarinky National School Under 11 Roinn E Hurling Team: 1. Dean Finn, 2. Vincent Fitzgibbon, 3. Mary Barrett, 4. Oisín Brennan, 5. Ricky Morrissey, 6. Tomás Vaughan, 7. Darragh Brennan, 8. Jack Murphy, 9. Joey Connolly, 10. Adam Dennehy. Principal: Catherine Doyle. Coach Eddie Maher.
Under 13 B Camogie :
Gaelscoil Nenagh 5-4 Presentation Thurles 2-1.
Referee : John M. Geehan
Gaelscoil Nenagh played in their second County Final of the day as they took on one of the giants of Primary Schools Camogie - Presentation Convent Thurles. Both schools had excellent runs to the Final and both were confident of doing very well on County Final day. The game was open and exciting from the off. There was a nice flow to the game as both teams played with fluidity and style. Gaelscoil Nenagh produced a very proficient display and came out on top at the final whistle. The final score was 5-4 to 2-1 to Gaelscoil Nenagh. Presentation Thurles fought to the bitter end and never gave up. Leanne McGrath, Aoife Gleeson and Zoe Lanphier were especial heroes for Presentation Thurles. Gaelscoil Nenagh were best served by Megan Grace, Chloe Connolly and Niamh Kennedy. Chloe Connolly scored 3-2 and gave a master-class in camogie play. Chloe is a superstar in the making. Congratulations to her and her team-mates. It was a proud day for Gaelscoil Nenagh and their coaches Inez Heenan, Orla Ryan and Laura Reid.
Scorers: Gaelscoil Nenagh: Chloe Connolly 3-2, Megan Grace 2-0, Niamh Kennedy 0-1. Presentation Thurles: Zoe Lanphier 1-0. Aoife Gleeson 0-1. Leanne McGrath 1-0.Gaelscoil Aonach Urmhumhan Under 13 B Camogie Team: 1. Emma Ní Dhonnabháin, 2. Hazel Ní Bhriain, 4. Sinéad Ní Cheallaigh, 5. Katie Ní Chofaigh, 6. Elena Ní Shithigh, 7. Chloe Ní Chonghaile, 8. Aoife Ní Dhuinn, 9. Niamh Ní Chinnéide, 11. Inez Ní Bhriain, 12. Megan de Grás, 13. Olivia Ní Chathaláin, 14. Sorcha Nic Airchinnigh, 15. Aoife de Grás, 16. Rachel Ní Chofaigh, 17. Roisin Ní Shuilleabháin, 18.Éire Nic Chartaigh, 19. Áine Ní Mhurchú, 20. Cáit Ní Dhonnchú. Príomhoide: Inez Uí hÉanáin. Coaches: Orla Ryan & Laura Reid. Scoil Mhuire, Presentation Primary, Thurles Under 13 Roinn B Camogie Team: 1.Anna Dunne, 2.Leanne McGrath, 3.Amy Mc Govern, 4.Cliodhna Brennan, 5.Jennifer O'Mara, 6.Patrycja Gorczko, 7.Lillian Loughnane, 8.Shauna Jordan, 9.Emma Moore, 10.Tara Layden, 11.Sarah Hayden, 12.Zoe Lanphier, 13.Ciara Bracken, 14.Maira Upeniece, 15.Aoife Gleeson, 16.Emer Byrne, 17.Katie Hanafin, 18.Sinead Leahy, 19.Mariah McCarthy, 20.Amy McGrath. Principal:Anne Lanigan. Coach Louise Healy.
Under 11 D Camogie:
Anacarty 3-2 Ballinree 1-3
Referee: John M. Geehan
Anacarty and Ballinree played in the Under 11 D Camogie Final and this match proved to be an exciting affair. Both teams were evenly matched and both played very well in awful conditions. The match was very close and tight. Early in the game Anacarty’s Sarah Burke made a tremendous catch that drew praise from everyone in attendance. Roseanne O’Donnell controlled the midfield area for Anacarty with confidence and competence. Margaret Quigley from Ballinree played superbly well and she was backed up very well by Laura McCarthy and Aisling McCormack. The final score of this entertaining contest was Anacarty 3-2 Ballinree 1-3. It was a great win for the young girls from Anacarty and a proud moment for their school. Well done to them and to their coaches Marian Anderson and Sarah O’Neill. Congratulations also to Ballinree on reaching the Final and for playing so well in it. Their coaches Joe McCarthy and Nora Dwan were very proud of their young girls I’m sure. Scorers: Anacarty: Roseanne O’Donnell 1-0, Rachel O’Dwyer 1-1, Gemma Fox 1-1. Ballinree: Margaret Quigley 0-2, Laura McCarthy 1-0, Aisling McCormack 0-1.
Anacarty National School Under 11 Roinn D Camogie Team 1. Sarah Jane Furlong, 2. Catherina Coughlan (Captain), 3. Sarah Burke, 4. Gemma Fox, 5. Roseanne O'Donnell, 6. Rachel O'Dwyer, 7. Eva O'Dwyer, 8. Charlotte Curry, 9. Laura Heffernan, 10. Scarlett O'Brien, 11. Laura Looby, 12. Leah Heffernan. Principal: Olivia Ryan, Coaches: Marian Anderson and Sarah O'Neill, Watergirls: Ciara Kelly, Codie Deegan and Shaunagh Walsh. Bishop Harty N.S. Under 11 Roinn D Camogie Team: 1. Ella Carey, 2. Lauren Ryan, 3. Margaret Quigley, 4. Caoimhe Cantwell, 5. Becky Kenneally, 6. Aisling McCormack, 7. Nicole Ryan, 8. Laura McCarthy, 9. Amy Bergin, 10. Kate Boyle, 11. Georgia Gudgeon, 12. Sarah McCarthy. Principal: Deirdre Boland. Coaches: Joe McCarthy & Nora Dwan.
Under 11 D-1 Hurling:
Rosegreen 8-3 Upperchurch 1-3.
Referee: Fergal Horgan.
Rosegreen played Upperchurch in the Under 11 D-1 Final for the second year in a row. Upperchurch, having beaten Ayle earlier in the day in the under 11 D Final, were hoping to pull off a unique under 11 double. However it was Rosegreen who would come out on top in this match. Rosegreen delivered a well-rounded, balanced performance that Upperchurch had no answer to. The first half was a close affair and Rosegreen led by just three points at half time – 2-2 to 1-2. In the second half however Rosegreen stepped it up and pulled away from their Upperchurch counter-parts. An avalanche of goals from Rosegreen set them up for the victory. The westerners demonstrated great skill throughout the game. They played with a freedom to express themselves and they did that superbly, especially in the second half.
Upperchurch played their part as well and had excellent performances from Sean Ryan and Thomas Purcell. Special heroes for the victorious Rosegreen lads were Adam Ryan, Sean Ryan, Micheal Quinlan, Christopher Geraghty, Sean Lonergan, Neil Ryan and Conor McLoughlin. Scorers: Upperchurch: Sean Ryan 1-0. Thomas Purcell 0-3. Rosegreen: Adam Ryan 1-1, Christopher Geraghty 1-1, Micheal Quinlan 1-1, Conor McLoughlin 1-0, Sean Ryan 2-0, Sean Lonergan 1-0, Neil Ryan 1-0.
Upperchurch NS Under 11 Roinn D1 Hurling Team: 1.Michéal McLoughlin, 2.Mikey Griffin, 3.James Treacy, 4.Thomas Purcell, 5.Sean Phillips, 6.Oisín Treacy, 7.Sean Ryan, 8.Joseph Burke, 9.Paraic Ryan, 10.Eoin Noonan. Principal: Alma Quinn. Coaches: Michael Corcoran & Tom Kennedy.
Rosegreen N.S Under 11 Roinn D1 Team: 1.Elio Bonelli, 2.Christopher Geraghty, 3.Conor McLoughlin, 4.Cian Hayde, 5.Séan Ryan, 6.Michéal Quinlan, 7.Adam Ryan, 8.Jack Ryan, 9.Sean Lonergan, 10.Neil Ryan. Principal: John Lalor. Coach John Lalor.
Under 13 F Hurling:
Thomastown 8-13 Lissenhall 1-1.
Referee: Fergal Horgan.
The Under 13 F Hurling Final saw Thomastown from West Tipperary take on Lissenhall from North Tipperary. Thomastown dominated from the off. Lissenhall’s goalkeeper Ryan McNeill made a phenomenal save early in the proceedings to deny Thomastown. However the Westerners soon got into their stride and began to exert their considerable influence on the proceedings. The score at half time was Thomastown 3-6 Lissenhall 1-1. Lissenhall were trying hard but Thomastown were proving to be a marvellous outfit. In the second half Thomastown showed their class by putting on a powerful performance. The second half performance from Thomastown was a devastating exhibition of hurling at its finest. They exhibited all the skills of the ancient game much to the delight of their ecstatic followers. At the final whistle Thomastown had won by 8-13 to 1-1. Despite the scoreline Lissenhall did have good periods in the game and played gallantly throughout. They never gave up and can be proud to have reached Semple Stadium on County Final day. Best on the day for Lissenhall were Ryan McNeill, Ruairi Maher and Ciarán Timmons. Best on the day for Thomastown were Niall Heffernan, Shane Farrell, Tony Byron, Alan Flannery and Kevin Hally.
Lissenhall N.S. Under 13 Roinn F Hurling Team: 1. Ryan McNeill, 2.
Hugh Leamy, 3. Oisín Murphy, 4. Ciarán Timmons (Captain), 5.Darragh
McKelvey, 6. Ruairí Maher, 7. Darragh Cleere, 8. Eoin Power, 9. Séan
Spillane, 10. Paul Slattery, 11. Conor O'Sullivan, 12. Nigel Rafferty,
13. Shaun Hogan, 14. Cathal McGrath, 15. Oisín Richardson, 16. Dara
Smyth, 17. Eoghan Tuttlebee. Principal: Donncha Ó Tuathail. Coaches: Ciaran Timmons, James Hayden & Damian Egan.
Thomastown NS Under 13 Roinn F Hurling Team: 1. Andy Byrnes, 2. Lorcan O’Dwyer, 3. Brian Barlow, 4. Niall Heffernan, 5. Tony Byron, 6. Adam McGrath, 7. Shane Farrell, 8. Robbie Byron, 9. Kevin Hally, 10. Martin Ryan, 11. Alex Ryan, 12. Jack O’Dwyer, 13. Christopher Farrell, 14. Jack Crowe, 15. Harry Barrett, 16. Alan Flannery, 17. Conor Farrell, 18. Lee Esmonde, 19. Eoin O’Sullivan, 20. Jack Kennedy, 21. Billy Ashford, 22. Darragh Kennedy, 23 Richie Crowe 24. DJ Cleary. Principal: Brian Cahill. Coaches: Siobhan Condon & Seanie O’Neill.
Under 11C Camogie
Lissenhall 4-02 Cashel 2-00
Referee: Fergal Horgan
Lissenhall NS and Cashel NS served up an enthralling spectacle in this Under 11 C Camogie decider. Both teams displayed high levels of skill and determination in very difficult conditions. Hannah Slattery got Lissenhall off to a perfect start with a well taken goal. The same player followed this up with another goal minutes later when she dispatched a rocket to the top corner of the Cashel net. Nora Quinlan responded with a brilliant goal for Cashel. The second half was just as exciting with both teams throwing caution to the wind. Second half goals from Claire Ryan and Émer Tuohy looked to have made the game safe for Lissenhall, but Cashel were not going to go down without a fight and a late Jessica Fitzell goal ensured a nervous finish! It was fitting that the game’s final score came from Player of the Match Hannah Slattery when she scored a beautiful point to make the game safe for Lissenhall.
St. John the Baptist Girls School Cashel Under 11 Roinn C Camogie team: 1. Kate Purcell, 2. Millie Keane, 3. Clodagh O Dwyer, 4. Megan Hahessy, 5. Nora Quinlan, 6. Abi Muldoon, 7. Juliet Delahunty, 8. Jessica Fitzell, 9. Sorcha Ryan, 10. Laura McGrath. Coaches Frances Horan, Joe O Dwyer and Padraig Murray. Lissenhall N.S. Under 11 Roinn C Camogie Team: 1. Katie Murphy, 2. Annie Ryan, 3.Ciara Grace, 4. Émer Tuohy, 5. Sarah Madden, 6. Rachel Shanahan, 7. Hannah Slattery, 8. Orla Maher, 9. Claire Ryan. Principal: Donncha Ó Tuathail. Coaches: Ciaran Timmons & Kathleen Fitzpatrick.
Under 11 B Camogie
Boherlahan 5-03 Burgess 0-02
Referee: Fergal Horgan
Boherlahan NS produced a superb display to take the honours in this Under 11 B Camogie Decider. Boherlahan had stars all over the field and Ellie Ryan and Ciara Dwan are two players with very bright futures. Burgess NS fought gamely to the bitter end and Agnes Mulqueen is another player who lit up Semple Stadium with her vast repertoire of skills. The game got off to an explosive start when Ellie Ryan goaled in spectacular fashion for Boherlahan. This was followed by goals from Aoife Lenihan and another from Ellie Ryan to put Boherlahan into a commanding lead. The goal of the match came next when Ellie Ryan goaled after a long solo run which culminated in the sweetest of finishes. A Ciara Dwan goal for Boherlahan left them in front on a scoreline of 5-00 to 0-02 at half time. Burgess NS came roaring back into the match in the second half and soon got their reward with well taken points from Caoilfhinn Maher. However, Boherlahan were never going to relinquish control of proceedings and like all good teams, finished very strongly with three well taken points from the mercurial Ciara Dwan.
Boherlahan NS U11 Roinn B Camogie Team: 1. Sophie O'Shea, 2. Aisling Maher, 3. Claire Delaney, 4. Niamh O' Dwyer, 5. Ciara Dwan, 6.Ellie Ryan, 7. Aoife Linehan, 8. Katie Sherlock, 9. Ciara Mulcaire, 10. Kate Ryan. Principal: Mary O' Donnell. Coaches: John O' Dwyer & Sharon Clancy. Burgess N.S. Under 11 Roinn B Camogie Team: 1. Agnes Mulqueen, 2. Heather Bourke, 3. Caoilfhionn Maher, 4. Danielle Boland, 5. Bríd Hayes, 6. Laura Tokarska, 7. Katie Grace, 8. Rebecca Curtin, 9. Seána Grace,10. Megan Gleeson, 11. Niamh Slattery, 12. Miriam Looby. Principal: Bríd Slattery. Coaches: Majella McLoughlin & John Hogan.
Under 13H Hurling
Ballagh 8-06 Gurtagarry 7-02
Referee: Fergal Horgan
The last game of Day 1 of our finals did not disappoint anybody who remained in the Stadium to see it. In what was your proverbial game of two halves, this was arguably one of the most exciting contests of Day 1. Ballagh would have entered the game as slight favourites but Gurtagarry were in no mood to surrender the title they had won in such spectacular fashion the previous year. Gurtagarry got off to the perfect start with a wonderful Jack Cullen point. Jack Ryan followed this up with a brilliant goal to give them the dream start. His namesake for Ballagh NS replied with a free minutes later. This was a game that you could not take your eyes off for a second. Calvin O’ Rourke Gurtagarry and Robert Doyle Ballagh exchanged majors soon after to leave three points between the teams. However, a couple of Brian Troy goals and another from Calvin O’ Rourke left Gurtagarry NS in a commanding ten point lead at the interval. Ballagh NS were like a team possessed in the second half! They whittled the deficit back within minutes of the restart through sublime finishes from 4th Class player Tommy Ryan (2) and Kelly Quirke. Another volleyed finish from the diminutive Tommy Ryan gave them the lead for the first time. Gurtagarry were soon in front again when the outstanding Calvin O’Rourke goaled from close range. A wonderful goal by 3rd Class pupil Robert Doyle put Ballagh NS three points clear as the game neared its conclusion. This outstanding young player made victory certain with another composed finish to ensure the title returned to Ballagh NS for the second time in three years. Gurtagarry NS Under 13 Roinn H Hurling Team: 1. CONOR OFARRELL, 2. STEPHEN FREND, 3. THOMAS O FARRELL, 4. CALVIN O ROURKE, 5. JACKRYAN, 6. JACK CULLEN, 7. BRAIN TROY, 8. EVA DUNNE, 11. MAGAN TIERNEY, 12.GRAINE RYAN, 13. JOANNE O FARRELL, 14. AINE FREND, 15. SEAMUS O FARRELL,PRINCIPAL: MARGARET HARTY. COACHES EDDIE RYAN & D.J. CLEARY. Ballagh N.S. Under 13 Roinn H Hurling: 1. Aaron Kearns,2. Jack Moriarty, 3. Oisín Fryday, 4. Kellie Quirke, 5. Jack Ryan (Capt), 6.Tommy Ryan, 7. Robert Doyle, 8. Edel Kearney, 9. Amy Jordan, 10. Anthony McCarthy, 11. Jake O Donnell, 12. Matthew Cullen, 13. Christian Cullen. Principal: Joe Carmody. Coaches: Timmy Hammersly and John O Keeffe. Mentors: Declan Ryan, Dan Quirke and Tom Ryan.
Day 2, Friday, 8th June. Venue: The Ragg
Under 11 A Camogie
St. Mary’s Nenagh 9-00 Upperchurch NS 1-00
Referee: Fergal Horgan
St. Mary’s Nenagh were comfortable winners in this Under 11 A Camogie Final. They produced a very efficient display that saw them race into an early lead and never relinquish it. Upperchurch NS battled heroically to the bitter end and can take immense pride from getting three teams into County Finals this year. First half goals from Caroline Browne (3), Emily Morrissey (2) and Corina Cantwell left Nenagh with an unassailable lead at half-time. They had played with the aid of a very strong wind in the first half. The contest was much more even in the second half as Upperchurch really took the fight to Nenagh. Nevertheless, goals from Ellie Spain, the outstanding Caroline Browne and Emily Morrissey seized the day for this wonderful St. Mary’s Nenagh Team. Caroline Browne was the game’s standout performer and the Player of the match accolade she received was just reward for all the hours of practice she and her team-mates put in up in McDonagh Park during the year.
St Marys Convent Primary Nenagh Under 11A Camogie Team:1. Grace Flaherty, 2. Corina Cantwell, 3. Aisling Moran, 4. Laura White, 5. Caroline Browne, 6. Lucy Spain, 7. Clara McGrath, 8. Eva McKeogh, 9. Clare Walsh, 10. Emily Morrissey, 11. Lily O Brien, 12. Caoimhe Kennedy, 13. Maeve Hassett, 14. Siobhan Collins, 15. Leah Gleeson, 16. Ciara Sherlock, 17. Ciara Claffey, 18. Tara Byrne, 19. Eva Lawlor, 20. Ellie Spain. Upperchurch NS Under 11 Roinn A Camogie Team: 1.MarieShanahan, 2.Alice Buckley, 3.Zara Bourke 4.Eimear Hayes, 5.Jessica Dunne,6.Katie Condon, 7.Cliodhna Fogarty, 8.Martha Ryan, 9.Michaela Shanahan,10.Noirín Harty. Principal: Alma Quinn. Coaches: Michael Corcoran & Tom Kennedy.
Under 13 E Camogie
Clonoulty 1-05 Ballinaclough NS 2-00
Referee: Fergal Horgan
This Under 13 E Camogie decider had supporters on the edge of their seats throughout as the game hung on a knife-edge right to the bitter end. An Avril Quirke free put Clonoulty into an early lead and she added to this lead with a sublime point off her left hand side after a good run. Minutes later, a great save by Ballinaclough goalkeeper Megan Maher repelled another Clonoulty attack. Ballinaclough were playing with the aid of a strong breeze and made this advantage count when Ciara Dwan struck for a ‘wonder goal’ minutes from half-time. Clonoulty’s Eimear Bourke then thundered into the game and two long solo runs combined with clinical finishing yielded a goal and a point for her team just before half-time. The second half was a humdinger! Despite the windy and wet conditions, both sets of players tackled, hooked and blocked like their very lives depended on it! A long range strike by Ciara Dwan ended up in the Clonoulty net to ensure a grandstand finish. Clonoulty goalkeeper Mary Therese Mockler produced two brilliant saves at this juncture which had a crucial impact on the final result. It gave her team the confidence to go down the field and score two points from the stick of Avril Quirke which secured another camogie title for this fine hurling stronghold.
Clonoulty N.S. Under 13 Roinn E Camogie Team: 1. Mary Therese Mockler, 2. Carrie Wade, 3. Katie Murphy, 4. Avril Quirke, 5. Ciara Quirke, 6. Eimear Bourke, 7. Anna Kennedy, 8. Millie Kearney, 9. Elena Quirke,10. Katie Armstrong, 11. Molly McCarthy, 12. Saoirse Quirke, 13. IreneaSlattery, 14. Allanah O’ Donoghue, 15. Megan Crosby, 16. Mary Scholfield, 17.Kate Mc Carthy, 18. Aoibhinn Quirke, 19. Ella Murphy, 20. Emily Maher, 21Meadhbh Mockler. Principal: Tom O’ Brien, Coach: Michelle Horan. Ballinaclough N.S. U13 E Camogie: 1. Megan Maher, 2.Siobhán Corcoran, 3. Rebecca Forde, 4. Niamh Corcoran, 5. Ciara Dwan, 6. Ellen Maher, 20. Aoibhín Delaney, 7. Rachel McGrath.
Under 13 C Hurling
Two Mile Borris 3-07 Kildangan 1-03
Referee: Fergal Horgan
Two Mile Borris and Kildangan served up a very enjoyable spectacle in this Under 13 C hurling decider. Respective Coaches Liam McCullagh and Darragh Egan had their teams in prime condition and spectators were treated to a captivating contest. Two Mile Borris were a little more clinical on the day and ultimately, this was the difference between two exceptional teams. Two Mile Borris had the advantage of a strong breeze in the first half and quickly raced into a six point lead with 1-03 coming from the stick of rising star Jack Fallon. Jack is certainly a player with a very bright future. A Ronan Ducie free briefly kept Kildangan in touch. Two Mile Borris responded with two more points from Jack Fallon and a brilliant Daniel Ryan goal which saw him double on the ball in mid air. This left Two Mile Borris with a ten point half time lead, which they would never relinquish. Kildangan came storming back into the game in the second half and were rewarded with some fine scores from Ronan Ducie (two points) and Tom O’ Meara (goal). However, Two Mile Borris finished like champion thoroughbreds and a brace of Jack Fallon points coupled with a fine Darren Flood goal ensured a decisive victory in the end. Jack Fallon’s final tally of 1-06 was noteworthy in what was a fine all round team performance. Two Mile Borris, Scoil Mochaomhog Naofa Under 13 Roinn C team: 1.PJ Tunstall, 2.Mark Heffernan, 3.Michael Murphy, 4.Daniel Ryan, 5.JackFallon, 6.Max Hackett, 7.Rory Darmody, Capt., 8.Steven Callanan, 9.Sean O Meara,10.David O Donnell, 11.James Dillon, 12.Diarmaid Maher, 13.David Ryan, 14.Conor Cummins, 15.Darren Flood, 16.Michael Maher, 17.Pat Hackett, 18.Evan Coughlan,19.Jack Morrissey, 20.Maria Lanigan, 21.Brian Long, 22.Bill Hackett, 23.SeanMockler, 24.Kevin Hayes, 25.Andrew Alexander O Shea, 26.Liam McDonagh,27.Michael O Donnell. Principal: Joan Doherty, Coaches: Liam McCullagh, Paddy Moore. Scoil Chill an Daingin u 13 Roinn C Hurling. 1.LiamHayes, 2.Darragh Flannery, 3.Conor Culhane, 4.Martin Culhane, 5.Tom o' Meara,6.Aoibheann Ryan(C), 7.John McGrath, 8.Regan Courtney-Bowler, 9.Eimear Ryan,10.Ronan Ducie, 11.Sean Hayes, 12.Mark Gleeson, 13.Sean Creamer, 14.DanielDaly, 15.Billy Connolly, 16.Cathal Ryan, 17.Peter Ryan, 18.Henry o Neill,19.Cathal Ryan, 20.Daragh Butler, 21.Robert Clarke, 22.Aidan Ryan, 23.John O’ Meara, 24.Stephen Mulvihill, 25.Mark Quigley
Under 13 E Hurling
Carrig Nenagh 9-02 Ayle 1-00
Referee: Fergal Horgan
Carrig Nenagh gave a display in the Under 13 E Hurling final that will live long in the memory. They had a very skilful team which was sprinkled with a number of Tipperary Primary Game stars. One of these players Billy Seymour gave Carrig NS the perfect start when he goaled within seconds of the throw in. Billy followed this up with another goal seconds later when he rifled a shot to the Ayle net following good work by rising star Bryan McLoughney. Bryan McLoughney seemed to be everywhere in the first half and was instrumental in creating many of the Carrig NS scores. Tipperary Primary Game Star Billy Seymour was also very much to the fore and finished the first half with two majors. A William Armshaw goal for Ayle NS offered them brief respite from the Carrig NS onslaught. Ayle NS, to their credit never gave up and can take great consolation from reaching two county finals this year. They met a team who were performing at the very peak of their powers. Carrig NS made the game safe in the second half with goals from Billy Seymour (2), Luke Fahy and Bryan McLoughney ensuring a comprehensive victory for this talented squad of players. Carrig NS Under 13 Roinn E Hurling Team:1. Eoin McGrath, 2. Matthew Cleary, 3. Cian O’Farrell, 4. Mark O’Farrell,5. Darragh Kinsella, 6. Bryan McLoughney, 7. Billy Seymour, 8. Luke Fahy, 9.Billy McGrath,10. Kelum Harrington, 11. Eimear Maher, 12. Timmy Ray, 13.Kaitlin O’Halloran,14. Aidan McCabe, 15. Jason Garland, 16. Lauren Tucker, 17. Jane Minehan, 18.Michael Reddan, 19. Jane Seymour. Principal: Mairead O’Halloran. Coaches: Gary Prout, Bertie Sherlock & Maeve Moloney. Ayle N.S. Under 13 Roinn E Hurling Team: 1.KaasimAlamBaloch, 2.Órnaith Hennessy, 3.Bob Purcell, 4.Fionn O Dwyer, 5.RobertQuirke,6.Ciarán Doody, 7.Cian Murray, 8.Cian Ryan, 9. William Barry,10.Jill-AnneQuirke, 11.William Armshaw, 12.Patrick Barry, 13.Jack Armshaw,14. Patrick O‘ Mahoney, 15.Diarmaid Duggan. Principal: Seán Ó hAonghusa. Coaches: Pat Buckley and Shane O Brien.
Under 11 C1 Hurling
Borrisoleigh 5-03 Ardfinnan 2-00
Referee: Christy McLoughlin
Borrisoleigh secured a historic first Under 11 C1 Hurling title with as efficient a display as one is likely to see all year. They hit the ground running and got off to the perfect start with two Eddie Ryan goals in quick succession. Another goal by Cathal Hogan from a long range shot added to this lead soon after. The game’s outstanding first half performer Eddie Ryan completed the first half scoring with a spectacular point on the stroke of half-time. Ardfinnan NS were competing in their first hurling final in over ten years and came storming out of the blocks in the second half. Two superb goals from Eoin Wyse and Rhys Byron offered them a glimmer of hope only for Borrisoleigh NS to finish with a flourish when Paul McCormack goaled for them with time almost up. Borrisoleigh were ecstatic at the final whistle. It was a very proud moment for Principal Kay Ryan, The Great Mick Ryan (Stone) and teacher/coach Michael Small to see their dreams realised. They had finally reached the ‘promised land’ after some very near misses in recent final appearances. Borrisoleigh Under 11 C-1 Hurling Team:. 1. Jack Fitzgerald, 2. Micheál Ryan, 5. Oisín Stapleton, 6. Cathal Hogan, 7. Eddie Ryan, 9. Luke Cooney, 10. Adam Galvin, 11. Fintan Holland, 12. Bryan Murray,13. Cian Stapleton, 15. Darragh Quigley, 18. Paul Mc Cormack. Principal: Kay Ryan. Coaches: Michael Small & Michael Ryan. Ardfinnan N.S. Under 11 Roinn C1 Hurling Team: 1.LiamBurke, 2.Eoin Wyse, 3.Morgan Lambert, 4.David Brannigan, 5.Aaron Carroll,6.Ciarán Walshe, 7.Philip Betts, 8.Ben Doyle, 9.Cian O Leary, 10.Cian OMahoney, 11.Rhys Byron, 12.Cian Landy, 13.Shane Ryan. Manager/Coach: Mr Kevin Leahy.
Under 11 C Hurling
Knockavilla 2-06 Ardcroney 1-00
Referee: John M. Geehan
Aaron Browne opened the scoring in this exciting Under 11 C Hurling Decider with a spectacular point for Knockavilla NS. One could only but marvel at the industry, determination, team work and talent of this Knockavilla team. That they overcame a team with just as many of these qualities in defeating a wonderful Ardcroney side, is testament to their amazing spirit. A Devon Ryan goal midway through the first half offered them some early breathing space. Joe Fitzgerald completed the scoring for Knockavilla in the first half with a well taken point. A Matthew Spain goal on the resumption gave Ardcroney some brief cause for optimism only for Knockavilla to respond with a barrage of scores from Aaron Browne and Devon Ryan to seal a famous victory for the men from the west. For Knockavilla, Cormac Ryan was a rock in defence while up front Aaron Browne will no doubt receive all the much deserved plaudits that come his way as he finished the game with a personal tally of 1-04. For Ardcroney, goalie Cian Spillane and Matthew Spain are two players with very bright futures. This was a game played in a tremendous spirit from beginning to end and showcased all that we love about our native game. Knockavilla N.S. Under 11 Roinn C Hurling Team: 1. Alan Butler, 2. Lorcan Carr, 3. Hugo Bourke, 4. Cormac Ryan, 5. Devon Ryan, 6.Stephen Browne, 7. Aaron Browne, 8. Joe Fitzgerald, 9. Barry McCarthy, 10. Ben Ryan. Principal: Eleanor O’ Dwyer. Coaches: Kevin Moran, Joanne Horgan, Michael Shanahan. Ardcroney N.S. under 11 Go Games Roinn C: 1. Cian Spillane, 2. Katie Morris, 3. Colm Cleary, 4. Matthew Spain, 5. Laura Shinnors, 6. Kian O'Kelly, 7. Conor Ryan, 8.Páraig Coonan, 9. Barry Shanahan, 10. Óisín Carroll, 11. Daniel Costello, 12.Keelann McGrath, 13. Gosh Geoghegan, 14. Matthew Hodgins, 15. Devlin Courtney.Principal: Martin Ryan. Coaches: Len Gaynor.
Under 13 B Hurling
Cashel BNS 2-07 Tipperary CBS 1-05
Referee: John M. Geehan
Cashel BNS and Tipperary CBS produced the proverbial “humdinger” in this Under 13 B Hurling Final. Ultimate victory for Cashel BNS appeared to be a long way off when they trailed by eight points at half time. That they emerged victorious is testament to their amazing reserves of spirit and determination. Tipp CBS dominated the first half and built up a nice first half lead with scores from Michael Sharpe (goal), Darren O’ Dwyer (3 points), Matthew Moroney and Jonathan Ryan. They had played with the aid of a strong breeze in the first half, but they were also first to every ball and played with great purpose and no shortage of endeavour. Cashel CBS thundered into the game on the resumption and two quick goals from Eoghan Connolly brought them very much into contention. Minutes later, Rodrigo Goncalves scored a beautiful point for Cashel BNS to leave the bare minimum between the sides. Tipp CBS attacked the Cashel goal in waves only to be repelled on each occasion by the “cat-like” reflexes of Cashel CBS Goalkeeper Feargháil O’Donoghue. His performance had a major impact on the eventual outcome such was his consistent brilliance; particularly during the second half when the game was in the “melting pot”. Two insurance points from Ross Bonnar and the game’s outstanding player Eoghan Connolly sealed victory for this courageous Cashel outfit. Conor Leahy and Darren O’ Dwyer were outstanding players for a brilliant Tipp CBS team. There is no doubt “The Monastery” will be back next year in search of glory.
St John the Baptist BNS Under 13 Roinn B Hurling Team:1.Feargháil O’Donoghue, 2.Adam Skeffington, 3.Michael Morrissey, 4.MichaelO’Meara, 5.Rodrigo Goncalves, 6.Jack Browne Corbett, 7.Ross Bonnar, 8.EoghanConnolly, 9.Scott Scanlon, 10.Luke Quinlan, 11.Jamie O’Keeffe, 12.MurraghMcDermott (captain), 13.Sean Ryan, 14.Gabriel Saldanha, 15.Tomás Skeffington,16. Dean O’Brien, 17.Jak Hays, 18.Luke White, 19.Jack Ryan (Con), 20. Dean Quinlan,21.Sean Quinlan, 22. Dylan Byrnes, 23.Evan Hynes, 24.Jake McCarthy, 25.KevinGayson Molloy, 26.Tommy Fitzgerald, 27.Aaron Moloney, 28.Tomás Burke, 29.MikeyDelaney, 30. Daniel Moloney. Principal: Will Ryan. Coaches Paddy Moloney, Raymond O’Sullivan & Will Ryan. Tipperary CBS U/13 B County final: 1. Dean Morrissey 2. Fearghus Halligan 3. Finn McCall4. Tadhg O'Connor 5. Conor Leahy 6. Jordan Doyle 7. Matthew Moroney 8. Darren O'Dwyer 9. Brian Lowry 10. Jack Lowry 11. Jonathan Ryan 12. Christopher Ryan 13.Michael Sharpe 14. Aaron Ryan 15. Cian Tobin 16. Jason Murphy 17. Gavin Downey18. Mark Donovan 19. Jack Quinlan 20. Jamie Lonergan 21. Raymond Hennessey 22. Adam Fowler 23. Cormac Kinnane Principal: Pat O'Halloran Coaches: Paudie Reale, Aoife O'Brien
Under 13 C Camogie
Boherlahan 4-04 Carrig Birr 0-01
Referee: Christy McLoughlin
Boherlahan NS completed a memorable double when they added the Under 13 C title to the Under 11 B Title they had won on the previous day in Semple Stadium. Boherlahan were a well balanced team with many outstanding players. One player who excelled over the two days was Ciara Dwan who contributed all of her team’s scores in a very impressive first half display. Boherlahan racked up three goals and two points in the first half and Ciara Dwan was responsible for all of them. Carrig Birr fought back well in the second half and a Ciara Brennan point was just reward for their consistent efforts. Boherlahan were not finished however and finished very strongly with some brilliant scores from Ciara Dwan (2 points) and Kerri Fitzgerald (goal) completing another famous victory for this GAA stronghold. Carrig Birr can be very proud for reaching the finals again. Boherlahan NS have some very exciting players at the moment, who are no doubt hoping to emulate the success of the famous Tubberadora teams and Boherlahan club teams of the past. On this showing, they have every reason to be optimistic.
Boherlahan NS U13 Roinn C Camogie Team: 1. Shaunagh Riordan, 2. Maria Ryan, 3. AoifeKavanagh, 4. Orlagh Lacey, 5. Casey Hennessy, 6. Sarah Kate Delaney, 7 Ciara Dwan, 8. Katie Lonergan, 9. Ellie Ryan, 10. Sarah Jane O' Conner, 11.Kerri Fitzgerald, 12. Aoife Linehan. Principal: Mary O' Donnell. Coaches: John O' Dwyer & Tina Roche. Carrig N.S. Under 13 Roinn C Camogie Team: 1. Michelle Maher, 2.Orla Killeen, 3. Bríd Ryan, 4.Emma Cleary, 5.Aoife Hoctor, 6.Aoife Cogavin, 7.Ciara Brennan, 8.Cathy Fogarty, 9.Claire Hogan, 10.Laura Sampson, 11.Sarah Pingree, 12.Caoimhe Molloy, 13.Aoife Bond, 14.Saoirse Moran, 15.Michelle Fogarty, 16.Leah Egan, 17.Anna Dickson, 18.Sarah Brophy, 19.GraceCashen, 20.Sinead Hoctor, Principal: Tony Sampson. Coaches Tony Sampson & Ger Oakley.
Under 13 G Hurling
Leugh 5-05 Rearcross 1-00
Referee: John M. Geehan
Leugh NS achieved an historic victory when they defeated a gallant Rearcross side to secure the Under 13 G Hurling Title. A Ciaran Connolly goal in the first minute gave Leugh the perfect start. It was a lead that they would never surrender. Leugh hurled with great intensity and a high level of skill throughout this contest. They had to be at the very top of their game to see off an outstanding Rearcross side. Ciaran Connolly dominated the first half scoring and contributed 2-04 of Leugh’s first half total of 4-05. Patrick Scully was another Leugh player to catch the eye and even advanced far enough up the field from full back to score a goal in the first half. Niamh Sheldon produced an outstanding display for Rearcross NS and her battling qualities were on display throughout this wonderful contest. Christopher Munroe applied the “coup de grace” to proceedings for Leugh NS with a great finish off his left hand side as the final whistle approached. There were great scenes at the final whistle as Leugh NS celebrated a famous victory. There is no doubt that all of their players will now dream of emulating the success of former Leugh NS pupil and current Tipperary star Michael Cahill. On this evidence, it would be very hard to bet against it!
Leugh NS Under 13 Roinn G Hurling Team: 1.BrídannTierney, 2.Jack O’Reilly, 3.Patrick Scully, 4.Ciaran Connolly, 5.Barry McGrath, 6. Christopher Munroe, 7.Sadhbh Leahy, 8.Edmond Connolly, 9.Cormac Flynn, 10.SéanCollins, 11.Peter Wall, 12.Luke Brereton. Principal: Louise McCullagh. Coaches: Paddy Moore and Tony Lanigan. Rearcross N.S. Under 13 Roinn G Hurling Team: 1. Pat Carroll, 2. Conor Nolan, 3. Aaron McMahon, 4. Pat O' Toole, 5. Niamh Sheldon, 6. Grace O' Toole, 7. Adam Hurley, 8. Philip Deegan, 9. James Rochford, 10. Thomas Butler, 11. Colm Carey, 12. Gillian Lyons, 13. Oscar Ottman, 14. Caitlin Hyde, 15. Lauren Mulligan, 16. Chloe O' Donnell. Principal: Michael Corcoran. Coaches: John Carey & John Sheldon.
Under 13 A Hurling:
Scoil Ailbhe Thurles 3-5 St. Colmcille’s Templemore 0-9.
Referee: Christy McLoughlin.
In the last match of the two days spectators were treated to a great Under 13 A Hurling Final. It pitted Scoil Ailbhe against Templemore. The hurling on view in this match 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 fantastic teams 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 and the will to win of all players showed the importance of the occasion. Templemore went two points up with points from Ruairi Mockler and a free from Paddy Cadell. Scoil Ailbhe came roaring back with a goal from full forward Liam Power. Liam scored again shortly afterwards to put Scoil Ailbhe in command. Templemore came fighting back with Shane Doyle scoring a lovely point after a long range shot and Conor Cadell also recording a minor for them. Liam Power then struck again for Scoil Ailbhe with a goal when he kicked to the net. It was a wonderful piece of opportunism from the young Thurles full forward. That was a hat-trick for Liam. Paddy Cadell scored two points for Templemore before half time to leave the score at the interval Scoil Ailbhe 3-0 Templemore 0-6. Scoil Ailbhe came out in the second half and would be playing with the aid of a strong breeze. The second half was a very exciting affair. The hurling was brilliant despite the awful conditions. Templemore came at Scoil Ailbhe in waves and threw everything at their Thurles counter-parts in an attempt to reach their goal of lifting the under 13 A trophy. Paddy Cadell scored three second half points for Templemore while Jack Lanigan replied with three points for Scoil Ailbhe, including an excellent flicked point. Darren Fahey pointed for Scoil Ailbhe near the end and it looked at that stage like it would be the Thurles school’s day. Templemore however just wouldn’t give in and they kept throwing everything at Scoil Ailbhe. The defence for Scoil Ailbhe were holding firm and their heroic goalkeeper Christopher Crew made three top quality saves to keep Templemore at bay. As we approached the last minute Christopher made another heroic save to when diving at full length to keep out a goal bound shot from Templemore. It really was an astonishing save from an unbelievably good goalkeeper. At the final whistle Scoil Ailbhe had emerged victorious on a scoreline of 3-5 to 0-9. There were great scenes of jubilation at the final whistle as Scoil Ailbhe had bridged a 5 year gap since last securing the under 13 A title. The supporters, coaches and players were ecstatic and overwhelmed by their great success. Great credit is due to both teams for putting on such an epic encounter. Fair play to Templemore. They caused a big shock by defeating reigning champions Holycross in the semi final. They played very well in the final too. They can be very pleased with their season. Finally congratulations once again to the players, coaches and teachers of Scoil Ailbhe. They played with passion, desire, skill and endeavour. They played with their heads, and they played with their hearts. The unbridled scene of joy at the final whistle is something that will be remembered for a very long time by everyone who was lucky enough to be present on this very special occasion.
Scoil Ailbhe U-13 Roinn A Hurling Team: 1. Christopher Carew, 2. Kevin Bracken, 3. Donal Fitzpatrick, 4. Séan Butler, 5. Pádraig Blake, 6. Anthony Cooney, 7. Adam Derby, 8. Kieran Moloney, 9. Seamie Doyle, 10. Frank McKevitt, 11. Evan Moore, 12. Ronan McGuire, 13. Jack Lanigan, 14. Liam Power, 15. Darren Fahey, 16. Philip Ryan, 17. Patrick Bowden, 18. Shane Fitzpatrick, 19. Bill Shanahan, 20. Conor Loughnane, 21. Arthur Geronimo, 22. Dylan Costello, 23. Ben Murphy, 24. Jamie Donovan, 25. Stephen Dorney, 26. Arnold Arlauskas, 27. Fred Crowley, 28. Radek Siwonia, 29. Eoin Purcell, 30. Michéal Mulcaire, 31. Thomas Grimes. Coaches: Fergal O’Reilly, Denis McCullagh, Claire Grogan, John Anderson, Barbara Ryan, Norma Harrington. Principal: Miriam Butler.
St. Colmcille’s PS Templemore U13 Roinn A Hurling Team: 1.Michael Fogarty, 2.Ben Collins, 3.Edward Bergin, 4.Darragh Doyle, 5.Kieran Hoctor, 6.Eanna McBride, 7.Ciarán Byrne, 8.Paddy Cadell, 9.Shane Doyle, 10.Conor Cadell, 11.Andrew Ormond, 22.Nick Keane,13.Aaron Fogarty,14.Ruairí Mockler,15.Hugh Maher, 16.Lorcan Roche, 17.Michael Marnell, 19.Brandon Morrissey,20.Noel Morrissey, 21.Jack Prout, 23.Kuba Beben, 24.Niall Sheedy, 25.Troy Costello, 26.Conor Keating, 27.Aaron Quinlan, 28.Paddy Martin, 29.Diarmuid Delaney, 30.Ali Aissou, 31.Mark Newman. Principal: Kieran Healy. Coaches Conor Doyle & Denis Kelly.
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