ALLIANZ CUMANN NA MBUNSCOL REPORT MONDAY 20TH MAY
SCOIL AILBHE EMERGE VICTORIOUS IN ROINN A THRILLER
On Wednesday 15th of March in The Garda Pitch in Templemore St. Colmcille’s Templemore and Scoil Ailbhe Thurles locked horns in the Cumann na MBunscol Under 13 Roinn A hurling. This was a repeat of the 2012 county final and was eagerly anticipated. Those hoping for a repeat of the excitement of 2012 were not disappointed as these schools served up a feast of hurling for those in attendance. With both sides having recorded victories against Nenagh C.B.S, the honour of topping the group was at stake. On a morning that produced anything but Summer like weather, the clouds parted and the sun emerged as referee Martin Ryan got the game underway. Scoil Ailbhe won the toss and chose to play with the aid of the stiff breeze in the first half. It was, however St. Colmcille’s who began the brighter and went on the attack from the off. Goal chances were spurned and after the opening five minutes which consisted of sustained pressure from the Templemore men they had to be content with a 0-1 to 0-0 advantage after a Nick Keane free. Having weathered an early storm Scoil Ailbhe found their rhythm and began to take over. The Thurles men dominated the following ten minutes and had three goals and four points on the board before St. Colmcilles registered their second score, a point coming from the stick of Aaron Quinlan. At half time the scoreline read Scoil Ailbhe 3-4 St. Colmcilles 0-2. The old cliché of a hurling match being a ‘game of two halves’ was certainly appropriate here as St. Colmcilles emerged a more determined bunch for the second half. The Templemore men tore into the challenge from the off and by the mid way point of the second half they had eaten considerably into the Thurles lead with a goal scored by Ciarán Byrne while two points from Nick Keane and another from Darragh Doyle meant that St. Colmcilles were not going down without a fight. Jack Lanigan responded with a point for Scoil Ailbhe but when St. Colmcilles were awarded a free 20 metres from the Scoil Ailbhe goal the shout went down for Darragh Doyle to travel up from full back to take the free. It was the right call as he unleashed an unstoppable shot to the roof of the net and all of a sudden there was only a goal between the teams. With only minutes remaining and St. Colmcilles pushing for the equaliser, the Scoil Ailbhe boys stood firm to everything the home side had to throw at them. Ciarán Hoctor registered another point for St. Colmcilles and all in attendance wondered would the goal they needed come? A goal did come, however it was for Scoil Ailbhe who caught the St. Colmcilles backline napping, the full forwarded fielded a long delivery before dispatching the ball to the net with the last puck of the game. The final score read Scoil Ailbhe 4-5 St. Colmcilles 2-6. Scoil Ailbhe who have been setting the yardstick in Roinn A for many years now showed that they are once again the team to beat for 2013 while last year’s runners up St. Colmcilles proved that they are realistic contenders to win their first Roinn A hurling title. Nobody would be one bit surprised if both these schools ended up contesting the County Final in Semple Stadium in a month’s time, however Carrick C.B.S and St. Peters and Pauls who are also in the semi finals will fancy their chances also. Best for Scoil Ailbhe on the day were Kieran Moloney and Jack Lanigan while Conor Cadell, Diarmuid Delaney and James Corcoran were excellent for St. Colmcilles.
REPORTERS OF THE WEEK
JACK MORRISSEY 5TH CLASS SCOIL MOCHAOMHOG NAOFA
MAX HACKETT 5TH CLASS SCOIL MOCHAOMHOG NAOFA
SCOIL MOCHAOMHOG NAOFA PROVE TOO STRONG FOR GALLANT TIPPERARY CBS BY JACK MORRISSEY 5TH CLASS SCOIL MOCHAOMHOG NAOFA
It was Wednesday 1st May and we were all set to play Tipperary CBS. The match was on in Holycross at 1.15. The lads were hopping of their seats with the excitement. We were supposed to leave Two Mile Borris at 20 past 12 but the bus eventually arrived at 12.45. We got there at 1.00 and had to get togged out quickly. There was a scramble to get the jerseys. The match started around 1.15. John Ryan, the referee, threw the ball in, but Scoil Mochaomhog got off to a poor start and went four points down. Darren Flood responded with two points and five minutes later Max Hackett went on a speeding run and buried the ball into the top of the net. Tipperary came back immediately with a point. Soon after Bill Hackett shot as quick as lighting into the bottom left corner. This left the half time score 2-2 to 0-5.The second half restarted and Bill Hackett got another great goal. Tipperary responded with a quick point. Minutes later a high ball was lobbed into Bill Hackett who finished with a great flick to the net. Bill Hackett was having a stormer and he soon scored another brilliant goal. Tipperary recovered from these setbacks and fought back with three goals and two points. By this time the crowd were on their feet from the nerves. Darren Flood responded with one goal and a point. Max Hackett and Diarmuid Maher made sure of the result in the final minutes when they scored a point each. Final score 6-5 to3-7 to Scoil Mochaomhog. Well done to both teams on a great game of hurling. SCOIL MOCHAOMHOG NAOFA TEAM: 1.Andrew O'Shea , 2. Kevin Hayes, 3.Michael Maher, 4.Conor Cummins, 5.Jack Morrissey, 6. Michael O’Donnell , 7.Max Hackett 8.Pat Hackett 9.Sean Mockler 10.Darren Flood, 11.David Ryan 12.Diarmuid Maher 13.Bill Hackett. Subs: Tom Maher, Shane Bourke, Brian Long, Owen Byrne, Sean Tunstall.
SCOIL MOCHAOMHOG NAOFA SEE OFF SPIRITED HOLYCROSS SIDE BY MAX HACKETT 5TH CLASS SCOIL MOCHAOMHOG NAOFA
It was Friday the third of May 2013 and the Borris boys were ready to take on a strong Holycross side. We left school at around 12.30 and got to the field in Littleton at around 1.00. We warmed up after Mr McCullagh had named out the starting team. We took up our positions as the referee, Willie Clohessy, threw in the ball. Pat Hackett won the throw in and played it up to the forwards where Sean Mockler got the ball and put it over the bar. Holycross got back on top and scored a point. Next Pat Hackett got the ball, laid it off to Diarmaid Maher and he put it over the bar. Holycross got on the end of the puck out and played it into the forwards where a player from Holycross got it and put it over. The ball came out once again and was won by a Holycross player and then he took a shot which made it all the way to the net. At the end of the half Holycross were deservedly in the lead by 1-02 to 0-02.The second half was soon under way. The ref threw in the ball where it was won by Max Hackett who played it up the field to Darren Flood. Darren got the ball and struck it over the bar. The puck out went out the field and into the midfield and was won by Borris .It was passed into Bill Hackett and he scored a terrific goal. The ball came out the field again to David Ryan who got to the ball first and scored a goal. Holycross won a penalty and scored with an unstoppable shot. The ball was pucked out to where it was won again by Max Hackett and he passed it to Pat Hackett and he played the ball up the field to David Ryan and he got another goal. The ball came down to Holycross but Pat Hackett won the ball from Holycross and Max Hackett got the pass from Pat and put it over. The last puckout of the game was broken out to Bill Hackett and he scored the final point. The full time score was 3-05 to 2-02 to Scoil Mochaomhog Naofa. 1.Liam McDonagh , 2.Kevin Hayes, 3.Michael Maher, 4.Conor Cummins, 5.Jack Morrissey, 6.Michael O’Donnell, 7.Max Hackett, 8.Pat Hackett, 9.Sean Mockler, 10.Darren Flood , 11.David Ryan, 12.Diarmaid Maher, 13.Bill Hackett
COUNTY HURLING FINALS
Our County Finals in Hurling and Camogie will take place in Semple Stadium over two days on Thursday/Friday, June 6th/7th. Best wishes to all schools in their quest to reach the final.
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