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Busy and Exciting GAA Period for Clerihan N.S By Aodan Wrenn

The past few weeks have been a very busy GAA period for Clerihan N.S.The Under 11 ladies footballers performed excellently in the blitz in Grange where they reached the blitz final against Ballylooby. They lost narrowly against Ballylooby, having beaten Rosegreen and Grange in their earlier matches. The Under 13 ladies footballers were knocked out of the Roinn B Championship but performed excellently in their three games. They lost narrowly to Rathkeevin and Grange, before beating Ardfinnan in their last game. The Under 13 boys footballers competed in Roinn C, the highest grade the school has ever competed in. In the first round Gaelscoil Clonmel came to Clerihan, and were magnificent. They outplayed Clerihan, and won out by 11 points in the end. This was a big disappointment for everyone connected with Clerihan but we were determined to come back strong against Killenaule in the next game. This was a do or die match. The winner was into the semi final. The loser was out. Simple as that. Clerihan played with the wind in the first half and led by 8 points to no score at half time. Five minutes into the second half the match looked to be over as Clerihan scored a goal to put them 1-9 to 0-1 in command. Eleven points up with 15 minutes to go. What happened next was extraordinary. Killenaule staged one of the greatest fightbacks you are likely to see. Once they scored their first goal it appeared like a dam had burst and the goals and points started to flow for them. Clerihan were shell-shocked. They couldn’t respond as Killenaule kept coming and coming. With two minutes left Killenaule got the winning goal. Clerihan were out. The final score was Killenaule 4-3 Clerihan 1-9. Everyone connected with the team was very disappointed. For only the second time in 8 years Clerihan wouldn't be contesting an Under 13 Football County Semi Final. The following day in Moyle Rovers the Under 11 Roinn B Blitz took place. Clerihan, Moyglass, Gaelscoil Clonmel and Grange were competing. Whichever team would win this blitz would go on to play in the Under 11 B County Final on November 18th. Clerihan beat Grange in the first game 2-3 to 0-4. In the second game Clerihan beat Gaelscoil Clonmel 3-3 to 1-1. In the final game Clerihan beat Moyglass 7-1 to 1-1. Clerihan had won the blitz and qualified for the County Final. It was a great day for the school. On November 18th Clerihan will play Gaelscoil Durlas in the Roinn B Under 11 County Football Final. The venue and time has yet to be confirmed. We wish the young lads in Clerihan all the best for the big day. Go n-éirí libh!

Corville Takes the Title

On the 26th October 2011 Corville won the U13s North County Final. Corville and Borrisokane contested the match.  It was played in Roscrea GAA field. The starting eight were Emmett Fitzgerald, Cian Fletcher, Lee O’Conner, Glenn Loughnane, Ruairí Murphy, Josh Wynne Young, Conner Nolan and Steven Mulhall. Our captain was Ruairí Murphy.  The first score of the game was an excellent goal by Steven Mulhall. Another quick goal was followed by Josh Wynne Young.  At half time we were leading by 3-1 to 1-0.  We had a comfortable lead going into the second half.  Borrisokane had a brilliant comeback by scoring four points before we managed to touch the ball. During the second half we were not playing well.  Thankfully we still had a good lead. In the dying moments of the game it was all tied up and anyone could have won it. Luckily, in the last minute of the game Josh Wynne Young scored the winning point.  Borrisokane got a free right in front of the goal.  The full forward stepped up to take the free and thankfully he missed and Corville were the winners.  We all had pride in our jerseys, from the goalkeeper to the subs.  We all ran up in a huddle and cheered with joy and sang our school song.  Afterward we shook the hands of the Borrisokane players and Principal.  We went back to school by bus and we were greeted by the whole school who formed a guard of honour through the school yard and they played ‘We are the Champions’ over the PA system.  We were so proud of ourselves for this was the first north final Corville had ever won.  The following Friday we got the trophy.  Our principal Mr. Slattery presented our captain Ruairí Murphy with the trophy and we picked our man of the match. It was Josh Wynne Young.


Report on the County Final By Michelle Stapleton, 5th Class Leugh NS

Today, the 16th of October, the County Final took place. Clonoulty-Rossmore played Drom and Inch. The throw-in was right on time at 3.30pm in Semple Stadium. The referee threw in the sliotar and immediately Clonoulty won it, but Drom kept fighting for it. The first point was scored by James Ryan on the Drom team, but Drom were too busy celebrating and while they were doing so, the puck-out was taken and Clonoulty got the ball. Joey O’Keefe, number 2, ran the length of the pitch with the ball and the next thing you knew, it was in the back Drom net! Clonoulty fans went mad cheering. The Drom goalie was furious. He pucked the ball out to the half-forward, and David Collins, number 12, got a point. Then an argument broke out in the Clonoulty back line, and the referee came down and calmed things down, and the free was taken. Drom number 13, Pat Lupton took it and scored. Drom fans all jumped up cheering and the Clonoulty goalie, Declan O’Dwyer hit the sliotar up to number 8. All of a sudden it was half-time after 32 minutes of play. Two minutes later the Moycarkey Pipers came out to play music and the subs were out having a puck around. When ten minutes had passed, the referee blew the whistle and the teams returned to the pitch and took their positions. The referee threw in the ball again. Drom won the clash but lost it to Clonoulty number 9, who passed it to number 13, and he passed it to number 15. When the ball returned to number 13, he scored! It was an unreal goal. Clonoulty fans were roaring, and the Drom goalie took the puck out, and I looked up at the scoreboard, it said ‘Attendance 7,038’. The score read Drom 1:14 and Clonoulty 2:11. Clonoulty were winning by one point but it was soon after that Drom scored five more points. But then Clonoulty retaliated with three more points. There was only five minutes left and the two teams were putting on substitutes every minute. But all of a sudden the referee blew the full-time whistle. Drom were the champions! The fans were thrilled! The captain on the Drom team, Seamus Callinan, number 11, was handed the Dan Breen Cup. It was a fantastic game!



Many schools from around the county participated in the Cumann na mBunscol National Awards for 2011. The County Cóiste entered in the Categories of Public Relations of the Year and Publication of the Year. Tipperary Cumann na mBunscol are delighted to announce that entries from our county have been successful at the National Awards. Anacarty National School are one of four schools in Ireland nominated in the Best Games Promotion Initiative Category and the County Cóiste have been nominated in the Public Relations of the Year and Publication of the Year Categories. The National Awards Ceremony will take place in the Mezzanine Suite, Croke Park, Dublin, on Friday, November 18th, 2011. Congratulations to all involved! Details of this year’s awards can be downloaded from




Any schools who are interested in having the All Ireland Minor Cup visit their schools; please contact Hugh Coghlan Football P.R.O. on 0879877355.




Our football competitions have now begun in earnest. We are encouraging all schools and any “budding journalists” to send in match reports from their upcoming games. We would love to receive reports from schools on all you do to promote Gaelic Games within your school. We would encourage all schools to get their senior pupils to submit reports for our weekly match report competition. Schools could get pupils to write about a special GAA event taking place in their school e.g. The Tipp Minor Footballers Visiting With The Cup, Medal Presentation for School Leagues, School Player of the Year Article, etc. We have had a great response to our “Reporter of the Week” Weekly Competition. We thank all the teachers and excellent young journalists who have contributed reports thus far. We look forward to hearing from you.



For any schools/teachers wishing to access Tipperary Cumann na mBunscol news and updates via Twitter, the Tipperary Cumann na mBunscol Twitter username is @TippCumanNamBun. The following link will enable you to follow us:!/TippCumanNamBun. We would encourage as many teachers and schools as possible to follow us as this will enable you to access information as soon as it becomes available.




For match reports, fixtures and school GAA news and events, please email Tipperary Cumann na mBunscol PRO John Manley of Dualla NS at Website: Ní neart go cur le chéile.