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posted 26 Jun 2018, 02:40 by Birt Noe   [ updated 26 Jun 2018, 02:41 ]



This year’s Tipperary Allianz Cumann na mBunscol camogie and hurling finals took place over two days on Tuesday June 12th and Wednesday June 13th. The weather was kind to us for the most part. Thirty finals were played in total and the large numbers that graced the ‘Cathedral of Hurling’ were not disappointed by the captivating fare on offer. Ardcroney’s achievement in winning four titles in hurling and camogie was the standout feat from this year’s finals; a phenomenal achievement for all those connected with the school. Sincere thanks to all those entrusted with the organisation of this year’s finals prior to and during the big days. Well done to all the girls and boys who got to showcase their vast array of skills over two landmark days and sincere thanks to all the teachers and schools that devote so much time into promoting our games in the schools. 




Under 13 F Camogie Two Mile Borris 7-04 beat Gaile 5-01.


The morning was dull with grey clouds hanging over Semple Stadium but the weather couldn’t dampen the spirits of Two Mile Borris and Gaile as both teams arrived in Thurles to compete for the under 13 F camogie title and kick off the 2018 Tipperary Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Hurling Finals. Two Mile Borris took as early lead with a well-aimed over the shoulder shot from Ellie Darmody into the back of the Gaile net. This was followed in close succession by two more well aimed points from long range by Alisha Kearney and Lucy Callanan. Gaile were quick to respond with a Kate Ralph goal from a ground shuddering puck. Gaile supporters roared with pride as their side were kept in contention. At half time it would be Two Mile Borris who took the lead however, Ellie Darmody notching up no less than another 4 goals before the half time whistle. Gaile never lost their edge and returned to the field of play more determined than ever. Emily O’Dwyer, supported by Maia McCarthy, worked the ball up the field and found the back of the Two Mile Borris net. Victoria Cantwell managed another goal for Two Mile Borris however; dropping the ball in over the Gaile goalie, Eva Ralph, with great skill. Kate Rallph, Dervla Flanagan and Emily O’Dwyer worked hard to meet the Two Mile Borris challenge. It was to be Two Mile Borris hoever; who would lift the shield and claim the title for their side. A great start to what was to be a marvellous two days of sport in the home of hurling.


Scoil Mochaomhóg Naofa, Two Mile Borris, Under 13 Roinn F Camogie: 1. Ciara Corcoran, 2. Molly O Dwyer, 3. Emma Corcoran, 4. Alisha Kearney Captain, 5. Sarah Corcoran, 6. Lucy Callanan, 7. Ellie Darmody, 8. Jane Corcoran, 9. Emily Carroll, 10. Victoria Cantwell, 11. Sohpie Coughlan, 12. Orla Hayes, 13. Faye Twomey, 14. Clodagh Maher, 15. Laura Lanigan, 16. Bronagh Donnelly, 17. Grace Ryan, 18. Katie Lanigan, 19. Lily Doherty, 20. Grace Callanan, 21. Catherine Tunstall, 22. Claudia Troy, 23. Ruby O Dwyer. Principal  Mrs Joan Doherty, Coaches Ann Ryan, Liam McCullagh, Morgan Lanigan. 


Gaile NS Under 13 Roinn F Camogie team: 1.  Eva Ralph, 2.  Louise Doyle, 3.  Caoimhe Doyle, 4.  Kate Ralph, 5.  Dervla Flanagan, 6.  Emily O'Dwyer, 7.  Maia McCarthy, 8.  Lauren Maher, 9.  Chloe O'Dwyer.   Principal/Coach: Dónal Ryan.  Selectors: Ray Ralph, Pat Flanagan.
















Under 13 D Camogie Portroe 7-07 beat Moycarkey 6-01.


The second match of the opening day to the 2018 Tipperary Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Hurling Finals was to be as exciting as the first. Spirits were high as the both teams emerged from the tunnel with mentors in tow. Portroe were to be the first to notch up a score with a well-aimed point over the bar from a 65 by Sophia Fatnassi. The weather was improving and helped boosts the spirits of Moycarkey players, mentors and supporters. Moycarkey would find the Portroe net before the end of the first half with Chloe Shirley hitting the top corner of the Portroe goals with great effect. Portroe’s Sophie Fatnassi responded for her side with a long ball in and deflected past Moycarkey’s Caoimhe O’Sullivan to set supporters alight and notch up a goal for Portroe. The second half was to be as exciting with skill and determination shown by both sides. Chloe Shorley and Kate O’Keeffe would prove a lethal pair for Moycarkey as they managed to break Portroe’s defence and score 5-02 between them. Caoimhe O’Sullivan fought hard to defend the Moycarkey goal line but it was difficult to compete with the resolve of Portroe to lift the cup. When the final whistle blew, Portroe’s 7-07 would grant them the title. Great credit due to Moycarkey who fought to the very end but it was to be Portroe’s day. A great display of dogged determination from both sides that set the tone for the the rest of the matches to come.


Scoil Mhuire Portroe U13 Roinn D Camogie Team: 1.Kara Madden, 2.Caitríona Finn, 3.Aimee Murphy, 4.Stephanie O'Halloran, 5.Sophia Fatnassi, 6.Nicole Murphy, 7.Molly Dower, 8.Lauren Quinn, 9.Isabelle Dower, 10.Grace Kirby, 11.Kaitlyn Conroy, 12.Emily Ferris, 13.Isabelle Murphy, 14.Ella Savage, 15. Keeley Slattery. Principal: Sheila McCarthy. Coaches: Rachel Ryan & Éamonn Powe


Moycarkey National School Under 13 Roinn D Camogie Team: 1. Caoimhe O'Sullivan, 2. Mia O'Meara, 3. Ellen Maher, 4. Kate O'Keeffe, 5. Chloe Shorley, 6. Lucy Purcell, 7. Shauna Flanagan, 8. Aeidín Johnston, 9. Ella Ryan, 10. Kelly McCann, 11. Kate Dowling, 12. Grace Flanagan, 13. Katelyn Flanagan, 14. Emily Hourihan. Acting Principal : Lucy McGann. Coaches: Morgan Lanigan & Cathy Moloney 

















Under 11 B Camogie Gaelscoil Durlas 9-10 beat Rosegreen 1-02.

As the dust was settling from the previous match, Gaelscoil Durlas and Rosegreen emerged from the tunnel both looking to take home the U11 title. Both teams seemed determined and from the onset it was certain to be an exciting match. Sarah Barry was first to notch up a score for Rosegreen while Caoimhe Stáicliúm answered the challenge with a well-aimed 65 over the bar to claim Gaelscoil’s first score of the day. Gaelscoil seemed to have the edge from early on in the game; Molly Nic Uaid Rís showed her skill with a flick of the ball over the bar for Gaelscoil followed quickly by another 1-01 for her side. Rosegreen didn’t let this dampen their spirits however; Sarah Barry, backed by Rachel Fahey and Nora O’Brien would prove a lethal combination with 0-02 being scored from play in lightning quick succesion. Gaelscoil were certainly fired up entering the second half much to the detriment of Rosegreen. Their backline cemented in Niamh Ní Chradóg managed to keep Rosegreen at bay while their forwards notched up score after score, Maria Raulbh scoring the goal of the match from a masterful aerial catch and long range strike into the back of the Rosegreen net. As the final whistle blew it was to be Gaelscoil Durlas who would lift the shield and claim the title of U11 champions.

St. Thomas the Apostle NS, Rosegreen Under 11 Camogie Roinn B: 1.Sophie Doyle, 2.Niamh Manton, 5.Rachel Fahey, 6.Ava Gillespie, 7.Zara Hallissey, 8.Nora O’ Brien, 9.Maggie Blake, 10.Sarah Barry, 11.Sophie Manton, 12.Aoife Byrne, 15.Jane Corcoran, 16.Chloe Haddon, 20.Katie O’ Brien Principal: Maura Molony. Coaches: Mairéad Morrissey

Gaelscoil Durlas, Roinn B Under 11 Camogie: 1. Leanna Coipingéir, 2. Niamh Ní Chradóg, 3. Niamh Ní Ghormáin, 4. Caoimhe Stáicliúm, 5. Maria Raulbh, 6. Ava Ní Dhuibhir, 7. Kate Stáicliúm (Captaen), 8. Aisling Ní Chradóg, 9. Lauren Nic Aogáin, 10. Siobhán Ní Dhubhda, 11. Pippa Ní Choigligh, 12. Kaelinn Rosaitear, 13. Molly Nic Uaid Rís, Príomhoide: Labhaoise Ní Chuinneagáin, Traenálaithe: Greta Ní Riain, Labhaoise Ní Chuinneagáin, Niall Ó hIfearnáin




















Under 11 E Camogie Ballycahill 8-03 beat Cloneen 2-0.


The heat in Semple Stadium was rising as the Ballycahill and Cloneen teams emerged from the tunnel. Their spirits heightened also; they were fired up by their mentors in the dressing rooms and ran onto the field to the roars of their supporters. Verona Madigan showed Cloneen’s determination from the first whistle with a superb solo run down the field to find the back of the Ballycahill net and notch up a goal for her side. Ballycahill, not ones to bow out, replied to the Cloneen challenge. Sarah Quinlan and Louise McGrath scored 3-02 between them to keep their team mates spirits high. Ballycahill would lead going into the second half following a string of goals. Marissa Meaghar, supported by Siobhan Hogan and Ailise Fitzgerald led the charge against Ballycahill but found it difficult to get past the solid Ballycahill backline. This Ballycahill backline of Cáit Browne and Amber Bannon fought hard to keep out the Cloneen forwards and this was reflected in the second half scoreline. The Ballycahill march was relentless; Ellen Ryan and Louise McGrath would score the final goals for Ballycahill and seal their victory. Ballycahill would go on to lift the U11 shield and claim the title for their side.


Cloneen N.S. U11 Roinn E camogie team. 1. Rachel Kelly, 2. Milly Cleere, 3. Ailise Fitzgerald, 4. Meah Cuddihy, 5. Emaleigh Cuddihy, 6. Siobhan Hogan, 7. Verona Madigan, 8. Ella Corbett, 9. Marissa Meaghar, 10. Matilda Molloy, 11. Abbie Slattery, Principal: Ann Walsh, Coaches: Jerry Kelly, Sadhbh Leamy, Paddy Ivors


Ballycahill NS U11 Roinn E Camogie Team: 1. Isabelle Carr, 2. Cáit Browne 3. Amber Bannon, 4. Louise McGrath, 5. Sarah Quinlan, 6. Emily Flanagan, 7. Ellen Ryan, 8. Stella Carr, 9. Sinead O'Dwyer, 10. Amy Jordan. Principal: Mary Madden Ryan. Coaches: Teresa Kilbane, Denis Ferncombe, Dan Gallagher.























Under 11 A Hurling Holycross 2-07 beat Scoil Ailbhe 1-07. 


The atmosphere in Semple Stadium was heating up as both teams emerged from the tunnel to the roars of the supporters they had brought. The U11 A title was the coveted prize and both teams were going to fight hard to claim victory. Cian O’Dwyer would set the pace for his side, scoring two points in quick succession for Scoil Ailbhe; heaping pressure on Holycross to reply. Tiernán Ryan responded in kind for Holycross with a point from a free followed by a rasper of a goal past the Scoil Ailbhe keeper. Alec Ahearne, Bobby O’Dowd and Saeid Hajjar managed another 1-02 for Scoil Ailbhe while Cathal O’Reilly would score 0-02 for Holycross to ensure they were only a point behind Scoil Ailbhe going into the second half. Tiarnán Ryan knocked a long range point over his shoulder and the Scoil Ailbhe crossbar and in doing so set the pace for the second half. It was sure to be as riveting as the first. Jake Galvin proved too much for the Scoil Ailbhe defence, managing to find the back of the net with ease. Scoil Ailbhe fought hard and managed 0-03 in the second half but the clock was to be against them and their momentum was halted by the full time whistle. Holycross would go on to claim the title after what was one of the most thrilling finals seen in the stadium over the two day event.


Scoil Ailbhe, Thurles Under 11  Roinn A1 Hurling Team: 1.James Burke, 2.Tom Gleeson, 3.John-Joe Ryan, 4.Aleksander Jarzebinski, 5.James Mockler, 6.Cian O'Dwyer, 7.Liam Costello, 8.Alec Ahearne, 9.Bobby O'Dowd, 10.Jack Broderick, 11.Saeid Hajjar, 12.George Barry, 13.Jamie Stapleton. Principal: Brid Ryan. Coaches: Peter Donnelly, Ger Fogarty, Niall McGovern, Denis McCullagh and Barbara Ryan.


Scoil Micheál Naofa Holycross Under 11 Roinn A Hurling Team: 1. Cillian Doran, 2. Dáire Ryan, 3. Cathal Kehoe, 4. Tony Maher, 5. Liam O’Sullivan, 6. Eoghan Hickey, 7. Jake Galvin, 8. Tiarnán Ryan, 9. Cathal O’Reilly, 10. Zack O’Keeffe, 11. Tadhg Ryan, 12. Jack O’Gara, 13. Jamie Fennessy, 14. Joe Joe Ryan, 15. Tadhg Nally, 16. Lewie Cavanagh, 17. Sam Clarke, 18. Seamie Dwan, 19. Harry Bourke, 20. T.J. Ryan, 21. Davis Oja, 22. James Hennessy, 23. Paudie O’Reilly, 24. Pádraig O’Halloran, 25. Seán Lanphier, 26. Will Quinn. Principal: Ger Corbett. Coaches: Tomás McGrath & Dinny Ferncombe.

















Under 13 H Hurling Aglish 8-06 beat Killusty 2-10.


It was the turn of the smaller schools to show their skill in the 2018 Tipperary Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Hurling Finals and Aglish and Killusty were to set a high standard for these competitions from the onset and prove hurling prowess is to be found across all school types. Ciarán Foley set the pace for an exciting match, scoring from a powerful ground strike to find the back of the Killusty net and notch up the first score for his side. Jack Davey and Danny Shelly fought hard to work the ball up the field and attack the Aglish goal but a strong defence grounded in Katie Gohery and Eamon Raleigh halted their advance and allowed Aglish time to regroup. Aglish would prove a challenge for Killusty early on and lead into the second half with super scoring from Ciarán Foley for his side, scoring no less than 5-01 in the first half for Aglish. Killusty responded to the Aglish challenge laid down in the first half and regrouped their defence lead by Andrew Connorton and Jake Coen. This was reflected in the scoreline with Aglish scores coming from points rather than goals in the second half. It was to be Aglish’s day however; the Killusty team made a gallant effort throughout to stop their relentless attack but to no avail. Aglish proved the dominant side and lifted the shield for their school. This final proved as exciting an event as any and set the tone some epic battles to come.


Aglish N.S. U13, Roinn H, hurling team: 1. Brandon Foley, 2. Katie Gohery, 3. Eamon Raleigh, 4. Eoghan Starr, 5. Ciarán Slevin, 6. Ciarán Foley, 7. Cathal Murphy, 8. William Murphy, 9. Emma Molloy, 10. Cathal Blake, 11. Keelan Connolly, 12. Katie Hogan, 13. Jamie Horan, 14. Aoibhín O’ Gara, 15. Aidan Ryan, 16. Oisín Darcy, 17. Jack Slevin, 18. John Torpey, 19. Niamh Murphy, 20. Kieran Gleeson, 21. Niamh McCarthy, 22. Darragh Hogan, 23. Odhrán Blake, 24. Aimee Slevin, 25. Eoghan Gohery, 26. Adam Molloy, 27. Maitiú O’Gara, 28. Bill Torpey, 29. Evan Connolly. Principal Ms Colette Morris. Coaches: Liam O’ Gara, Mike Blake, Vincent Hogan Cathal Whelan & David Coen.


Killusty NS Roinn H U13 Hurling Team: 1. Sam Coen, 2. Andrew Connorton, 3. Jake Coen, 4. Oisín Ryan, 5. Matt Coen, 6. Jack Davey, 7. Danny Shelly, 8. Emily Davey, 9. Seán McEvoy, 10. Amy Morrissey, 11. Freya Bryne, 12. Jake Feery, 13. Grace Coen, 14. Evan Moore, 15. Sarah Moore. Principal: Sarah O’ Sullivan. Coach: Mary Keane.

















Under 11 A Camogie Donaskeigh 3-08 beat Holycross 4-02.


The seventh match of the day was to see a clash of mid versus west as two teams emerged onto the field to contest the U11 A title. Donaskeigh’s Ellen Farrell drew first blood putting a point over the Holycross crossbar from a well-aimed free and set the supporters in the stand alight. Rhianna Cahill responded quickly to the challenge laid down and found the crossbar of the Donaskeigh goal to heap the pressure on Donaskeigh. Sophie Lee, supported by Rhianna Cahill, worked tirelessly to answer Donaskeigh’s challenge and scored 3-00 between them before the half time whistle. Ellen Farrell and Sophie Farrell backed by an on-fire Ruby Kelly diligently tried to close the gap between their side and Holycross scoring 1-05 between them but it was to be Holycross who would lead going into the second half. Donaskeigh were a team renewed coming on for the last leg of the match. The back line of Ava Lynch and Saoirse O’Dwyer put up a solid defence against Holycross while the forward line lead by Caoimhe Hanley  and Millie Kelly would score 2-02 before the final whistle blew. It was to be Donaskeigh’s day as they steamed ahead in the scoreline. Holycross never let their spirits slip but Donaskeigh would claim the title and the shield for their school.


Scoil Micheál Naofa, Holycross, Under 11 Roinn A Camogie Team: 1. Eimear Duggan , 2. Millie Ryan, 3. Faye Healy, 4. Rhianna Cahill, 6. Sophie Lee, 7. Hannah Maher, 8. Sarah Ryan, 9. Elana McGrath, 10. Katherese Allen, 11. Abi Kelly, 12. Niamh Dwan, 13. Eve Dundon, 14. Emily Mills, 15. Amy Kennedy, 17. Sarah McGinley, 18. Hannah Molloy, 19. Kate Kennedy, 20.Anna Lanphier , 21. Danielle Smith. Principal: Ger Corbett. Coaches: Anne Digan & Siobhán O’ Reilly


Donaskeigh NS Under 11 Roinn A Camogie Team 1. Ruby Kelly, 2. Ava Lynch, 3. Saoirse O Dwyer, 4. Millie Kelly, 5. Sophie Farrell, 6. Ellen Farrell, 7. Amy Kennedy, 8. Holly O Connor, 9. Caoimhe Hanley. Coaches: Yvonne Kelly,Marion Lynch. Principal Pat O Carroll.





















Under 11 A-1 Camogie Gaelscoil Nenagh "B" 8-00 beat New Inn GNS "B" 0-01.


The sun failed to break through the clouds that covered Semple Stadium but the stadium was heating up electrifying the teams of Gaelscoil and New Inn who exploded from the tunnel to the roars of their supporters. Gaelscoil were fired up, having worked hard to book themselves a spot in the finals. New Inn were as eager to claim the prize for their side. Emily McGrath scored a marvellous 0-01 on the run to put New Inn into an early lead but Grace Ní Chuinn and Veda Ní Chorcaráin responded with a goal apiece for their side. Gaelscoil would have the advantage going into the second half being several goals ahead. New Inn returned to the field a team refreshed with a halftime pep talk from coaches Brian White and Mary Barlow. Their back line of Rachel Corcoran and Sienna O’Dwyer would work hard to keep Gaelscoil at bay and managed to deny them many scoring opportunities in the second half. Victory was sealed for Gaelscoil girls. Great credit due to New Inn for their efforts but it was not to be their day today.


Scoil Mhuire gan Smál, New Inn U11 Roinn A1: 1.Louisa McConnon, 2.Rachel Corcoran, 3.Sienna O’Dwyer, 4.Emily McGrath, 5.Catherine Fitzgerald, 6.Grace O’Dwyer, 7.Derry Matthia, 8.Abigail Moore, 9.Ella Heaney. Principal: Fiona Ryan. Coaches: Brian White & Mary Barlow.


Gaelscoil Aonach Urmhumhan, Under 11 Roinn A-1 Camogie Team:  1. Ella Ní Mhaolrúnaigh, 2. Abbie Mae Nic Craith, 3. Audrey Nic Conmara, 4. Anna Ní Dhuibhir, 5. Sinéad Nic Gearailt, 7. Veda Ní Chorcaráin, 8. Grace Ní Chuinn, 9. Lily Ní Dhufaigh, 10. Grace Ní Chléirigh, 11. Míoda Ní Shé, 12. Grace Nic Giolla Ghannáin, 13. Niamh Ní Bheoláin, 14. Eleanor Ní Bheoláin.























Under 11 D Camogie Ardcroney 7-02 beat Knockavilla 2-01.


As the midday sun peeked out from behind the clouds so too these two sides emerged from the tunnels and onto the field of play, both sides hungry to claim the U11 D title for themselves and their schools. The ref’s blew the starting whistle and it was Aoife Ryan who exploded onto the ball and with a tremendous strike on the run managed to find the back of the Knockavilla net and set the scoreboard alight for her side. Clodagh Shinnors and Orlaith Cleary notched up goals for their side to ensure Ardcroney’s lead going into the first half. Clara Horgan lead the Knockavilla attack and tried to get a score for her side but the Ardcroney defence cemented in Lucy Gould and Sarah Williams kept her at bay and denied her a goal with only a point scored this time. Clodagh Shinnors managed a goal from a powerful strike on the ground for Ardcroney which was followed quickly by an Aoife Ryan goal. Becky Farrell, goalie for Knockavilla managed an epic save as Ardcroney’s attack relentlessly pounded the Knockavilla goalie but Clodagh Shinnors would again find the back of Knockavilla’s net and get the final score for her side. It was to be Ardcroney who would like the U11 D shield and claim victory for themselves. Knockavilla fought hard but Ardcroney were thirsty for victory and it was hard to keep them from claiming it this day.


Knockavilla N.S. Under 11 Roinn D Camogie Panel: 1.Becky Farrell, 2.Mary Ellen Holmes, 3.Niamh Buckley, 4.Megan O’ Grady, 5.Amy Quinn, 6.Ciara Breen Keane, 7.Clara Horgan, 8.Samikshya Sunar, 9.Sophie O’ Dwyer, 10.Abbie Shanahan, 11.Amy Breen, 12.Aoibhe Guilfoyle, 13.Nicole Cahill, 14.Lucy Kate Abbott, 15.Ruby Murphy, 16.Sofia Bondarenko. Principal: Eleanor O’ Dwyer. Coaches: Kevin Moran, Joanne Collins, Denis O’Mahony.


Ardcroney NS Under 11 Roinn D Camogie: 1. Katie Mulcahy, 2. Lucy Gould 3. Sarah Williams, 4. Aoife Ryan, 5. Ella O'Brien, 6. Clodagh Shinnors, 7. Orlaith Cleary, 8. Ciara Barry, 9. Caithlin McGrath, 10. Ava McGrath, 11. Molly Carroll, 12. Amy Keays, 13. Deirdre Costello, 14. Grace Cleary, 15. Chloe Cleary, 16. Keira McSherry, 17. Orla Heffernan, 18. Emma McLennan. 19. Ruby Mae Bourke,20. Aoife Williams Principal: Martin Ryan. Coaches: Breda Conroy & Marie Floyd

















Under 11 C Camogie Corville 0-03 beat New Inn GNS 0-01.


From the onset it was clear that this was a match that was to set the standard high for all others to follow as two teams emerged from the dressing rooms ready for an epic battle. Corville were hungry for their sides first of several finals over the two days. New Inn, aware of this, were determined to stop their advance and claim victory for their side. Ceola Bergin had aerial dominance for Corville from an early lead. New Inn were in danger of being completely denied the ball. Ciara Fitzpatrick would notch up their first score such was the drive New Inn in play. It was a pace Corvile found difficult to keep up with at times, however; Corvile gained an edge and repeatedly broke a strong New In defence once they settled into play. Ceola Bergin, supported by Colleen Stapleton would quickly score two points from play and give Corvilee the confidence they needed. The second half would see New Inn in second place but this didn’t stop their determination. Ciara Fitzpatrick would lead the charge for New Inn once again, supported by Anna O’Donoghue and Cara Hennessy. Corvilee managed to keep a lead all through the second half however and this was to be to New Inn’s detriment. New Inn cheered loudly for their adversaries showing great sportsmanship as Corville claimed their the title of the day lifting the U11 C shield.


Corville N.S. Under 11 Roinn C Camogie Team: 1. Niamh O' Brien, 2. Alicia Murphy, 3. Aoibheann Browne, 4. Ceola Bergin, 5. Aoibhe Matthews, 6. Madison Moloney, 7. Cathy George, 8. Kayleigh Fletcher, 9. Colleen Stapleton, 10. Saoirse Bergin, 11. Molly Hayes, 12. Lilly-Anne O' Meara. Principal: John Slattery. Coaches: Julie Kelly, Amy O' Gorman, Marianne Darcy


Scoil Mhuire gan Smál, New Inn U11 Roinn C: 1.Nessa Moloney, 2.Emily McNamara, 3.Margaret McGrath, 4.Ciara Fitzpatrick, 5.Anna O’Donoghue, 6.Cara Hennessy, 7.Ciara Collins, 8.Katie Durkan, 9.Lucy-Mai Longworth, 10.Ava Harnett, 11.Freya McKenna, 12.Maeve Carroll. Principal: Fiona Ryan. Coaches: Brian White & Mary Barlow.




















Under 13 D Hurling Ardcroney 5-07 beat Upperchurch 3-11.


As these two teams entered the field of play no one could have imagined the epic game that was to be played out. Two of the most skilled schools that would play in Semple Stadium over the two day event, this game was to be one of the best scoring and most thrilling games of the entire 2018 Tipperary Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Hurling Finals. Jim O’Dwyer would draw first blood for Upperchurch and score in quick succession no less that 1-01 for his side to the delight of the supporters present. Jack Gleeson and Michael Cleary responded quick to the challenge laid down and managed 3-01 between them for Ardcroney, heaping pressure on Upperchurch. Paddy Phelan showed the skill of the Upperchurch side however with a point from a free most senior intercounty players would struggle with. Upperchurch was by no means about to roll over. Jack Mulcahy, Jack Gleeson and Michael Cleary notched up 4-04 before the half time that would see Ardcroney leading by a convincing score going into the second half. They would again lead the charge as the second half whistle blew and both teams came into life once. An opening point for Ardcroney was to be their reward. Tomás Ryan broke through the Ardcroney defence of Cian Hayes and Jack Mulcahy and rattled the net to the screams of delight of the Upperchurch supporters. After a hard fought battle the dust settled and it was to be Ardcroney who would claim the title for their side, the second of the day for their school, after some tremendous displays of hurling determination from both sides.


Upperchurch NS Under 13 Roinn D Hurling Team: 1. Richard Ryan, 2. Darragh Noonan, 3. Darragh Carr, 4. Padraig Griffin, 5. Tomás Ryan, 6. Paddy Phelan 7. James Butler, 8. Toby Corbett, 9. Jim O’ Dwyer, 10. Philip O’ Dwyer, 11. Seán Shanahan, 12. Michael Quinlan, 13. Rían Treacy, 14. Paddy Quinlan, 15. Seán McLoughlin, 16. Liam Challen, 17. Hugh Purcell, 18. David Griffin, 19. Seán Griffin. Principal: Alma Quinn. Coaches: Michael Corcoran & Tom Kennedy.

Ardcroney NS Under 13 Roinn D Hurling: 1. Daniel Cahalan, 2. Cian Hayes, 3. Jack Mulcahy, 4. Cathal McIntyre, 5. Billy O'Brien, 6. Shane Cleary, 7. Eamonn Coonan, 8. Jack Gleeson, 9. Brian O'Meara, 10. Michael Cleary, 11. Aaron McGrath, 12. Paul Molloy, 13. Ray Quinlivan, 14. Peter Flannery, 15. Jack McGrath, 16. Stasik Setikas, 17. Tommy O'Meara, 18. Diarmuid Healy. Principal: Martin Ryan. Coaches: Martin Ryan and Breda Conroy














Under 13 E Camogie Ardfinnan 8-05 beat Clonoulty 4-02.


This was to be an epic battle of skill and determination as two teams calmly walked from their dressing rooms ready to fight hard to claim the victory for their side. Clonoulty, coming from the hurling stronghold were sure to be favourites compared to Ardfinnan who were coming from the football south and while Clonoulty attacked first the Ardfinnan goalie Rebekah Coughlan kept them at bay with a superb save for her side. An over the shoulder point form Molly Purcell, one of many scores from her during this match, would put Ardfinnan on the scoreboard and heap pressure on the Clonoulty side. Aoife Bourke and Rebecca Riordan would show their sides determination and lift Clonoulty spirits with a goal apiece in quick succession. Ardfinnan spirits didn’t faulter however, Clodagh Bourke and Katie O’Connor scoring point after point for Ardfinnan to the dismay of the Clonoulty side. A Clodagh Bourke point just before the half time whistle gave Ardfinnan the lead but only just. It was still all the play for. Clonoulty would return refreshed going into the second half and heap the pressure onto Ardfinnan. The lethal combination of Aoife Bourke, supported by Emma Ely would strike time and again for Clonoulty. Ardfinnan would respond in the shape of Isabelle Cuddihy, Clodagh Bourke and Molly Purcell, each managing to rattled the Clonoulty net for their side. The Clonoulty points seemed unstoppable but Ardfinnan goals would win the day. As the final whistle blew it would be an Ardfinnan victory  to the roars of their supporters.


Ardfinnan N.S. Under 13 Roinn E Camogie Team: 1. Rebekah Coughlan, 2. Éabha Lambert, 3. Ellie McNamara, 4. Katie O’Connor, 5. Molly Purcell, 6. Isabelle Cuddihy, 7. Clodagh Bourke, 8. Kaylagh Condon, 9. Molly O’Neill, 10. Kayleigh O’Leary, 11. Sadbh Carrigan, 12. Siobhán O’Mahoney, 13. Rachel Shine. Principal: Mairead Condon. Coaches: Niamh Molumphy, Liam O’Sullivan & Gráinne Bourke.


Clonoulty National School Under 13 Camogie Roinn E: 2. Andrea Quirke, 3. Aoife Bourke, 4. Sophie Maher, 5. Rebecca Riordan, 6. Clodagh Ryan, 7. Emma Ely, 8. Lyla Murphy, 9. Aoife O Donoghue, 10. Niamh Brennan, 11. Robyn O Donnell, 12. Carmen De La Pverda Doyngcz. Principal: Tom O Brien Teacher/coach Cora Hennessy















Under 13 C Hurling Powerstown 5-05 beat Golden 0-06.


As the day was drawing to an end on day one on the 2018 Tipperary Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Hurling Finals the boys of Powerstown and Golden were to take to the field and prove that the future was bright for Tipperary hurling. Jake Forristal took to the field quickly for Powerstown, rocketed past the Golden defence and rattled the back of the net to the roars of the Powerstown supporters. A combination of Jack Bergin, Gavin Dalton and Jack Dalton responded with 0-03 for their side and kept Golden in the game. Going into the half time it was to be a Powerstown lead. Upon their return to the field of play both sides were determined that it would be their side to lift the U13 C shield when the final whistle blew. Ben D’Arcy, supported by Thomas Charles and Liam McGrath would score no less than 1-01 for Powerstown. Aaron Colohan led the charge for Golden and earned a trio of points for their efforts. Such was the skill and determination of both sides that the game was to go right down to the wire. As the final whistle blew it was to be only a few points that separated both sides. Powerstown would go on to lift the shield and claim victory for their side.


Powerstown National School Under 13 Roinn C Hurling Team: 1.Peter Boland, 2.Lucas Sheil, 3.Darragh McDonagh, 4.Michael O’ Reilly, 5.Michael Phelan, 6.Ben O’ Donovan, 7.Thomas Charles, 8.Liam McGrath, 9.Harry O’ Keeffe, 10.Cathal O’ Gorman, 11.Jake Forristal, 12.Ben D’Arcy, 13.Jack Brennan, 14.Cianan Power, 15.Ralph Kerry, 16.Conor O’ Gorman, 17.Patrick McGarry, 18.Matthew Buckley, 19.Davy Brennan, 20.Cian Flaherty, 21.Bill Looby. Principal: Mr. Eugene Fogarty. Coaches: Mr. Billy Hewitt & Mr. Diarmuid Burke


Golden N.S. u13 Roinn C hurling team: 1. Daniel Quealy 2. Ryan McKnight 3. Ciarán Byrne 4. Tyler Barry 5. Padraig Dalton 6. Jack Bergin 7. Jack Dalton 8. Jamie Moloney 9. James Finn 10. Aaron Colohan 11. Harry Fogarty 12. Gavin Dalton 13. Conor Ryan 14. Mikey Taylor 15. Sean White 16. Barry Molumby 17. Eoghan White 18. Cillian Burke 19. Lauren Dalton 20. Conor Smith 21. Evan Ryan 22. Paddy Corcaran 23 Rian Moloney Principal/Coach: Thomas Lyng


















Under 13 G-1 Hurling Moyglass 10-02 beat Monard 3-03. 


As these two teams entered the field of play no one could have imagined the epic game that was to be played out. Two of the smaller schools that would play in Semple Stadium over the two day event, this game was to be one of the highest scoring and most thrilling games of the entire 2018 Tipperary Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Hurling Finals. Tomás Ryan would draw first blood for Moyglass and score in quick succession no less that 1-02 for his side to the delight of the supporters present. Tristan Stokes and Dara O’Hora responded quick to the challenge laid down and scored 2-01 between them for Monard, heaping pressure on Moyglass. Pádraig O’Dwyer showed the skill of the Moyglass side however with a point from a free most senior intercounty players would struggle with. Monard was by no means about to roll over. Darragh Moloney notched up an impressive goal for his side in the second half that would keep Monard spirits high. David McCormack, supported by James Barry broke through the Monard defence and put points over the bar to the delights of the Moyglass supporters. After a hard fought battle the dust settled and it was to be Moyglass who would claim the title for their side after some tremendous displays of hurling determination from both sides.


Moyglass NS Under 13 Roinn G 1 Hurling Team: 1. Shane Ryan, 2. Tom Smyth, 3. David Mc Cormack, 4. Luke Ryan (c), 5. Pádraig O'Dwyer, 6. Tomás Ryan, 7. John Lacy, 8. James Barry, 9. Tadgh Burns, 10. Páraic Heffernan,  11. Louis Ryan, 12.Evie Smyth, 13. Ciara Hogan, 14. Robert Hayde, 15. William McCarthy. Principal: Michael Hayes Coaches: Michael Hayes  and Anthony Doyle 


Monard NS Roinn G 1 Under 13 Hurling: 1.Charlie Kingston, 2.Ciara O’Hora, 3.Evan Ryan, 4. Tristan Stokes, 5.Darragh O’Hora,6.Faolan Doyle, 7.Jonathan Ryan, 8.Darragh Moloney, 9.Javier Serrano Martin. Principal: Mary O Dwyer Coaches: Philip Mullins and Mary O Dwyer.



















Under 13 E Hurling Loughmore 2-15 beat Boher 1-15.


As evening fell on the first day of the 2018 Tipperary Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Hurling Finals it was to be the turn of some of the Roinn E schools in the county to take to the field and though they were the last of the day they were by no means least, both teams proving themselves giants in skill and determination as the whistle blew to signal the start of the last game of the day. Joey Quinn scored a long range point to claim the first score for Loughmore. This was quickly responded to by Zak Egan for Boher. It seemed that both teams were evenly matched and that the game would come right down to the final whistle. Joey Quinn, supported by Ethan Walsh and Mickey Ryan, heaped pressure on the Boher side putting the ball over the bar no less than six times in the first half. Simon Grace, Boher’s scorer of the day, tried gallantly to keep pace scoring 0-04  from play for his side and it was Boher who would lead into the second half. Colm Gleeson didn’t let this dampen his sides spirts however; Loughmore emerging onto the field for the second half refreshed and ready for a battle. He would go on to score 1-01 for Loughmore with his hard work. Cillian Ryan fought back for Boher and supported by Simon Grace managed an impressive point. These scores were not enough however to stop victory for Loughmore. Boher fought hard until the final whistle but as it blew so too did the winds of fortune for Loughmore. They would go on to claim victory for their side and claim the title for their side. It was a triumphant end to a great day of hurling prowess in Semple Stadium.


Loughmore NS u13 Roinn E Hurling Team: 1. Richard Morris, 2. Oisin Sweeney, 3. Gerad Kirby (c), 4. Paul Cormack, 5. Joey Quinn, 6. Colm Gleeson, 7. Mikey Ryan, 8. Ethan Walsh, 9. Cathal Ryan,10. Oisin Connolly, 11. Philip Connolly, 12. Kevin Kelly, 13. Jake Bohan, 14. Oran Breen, 15. Cathal Ryan, 16. Richard Bourke Morris. Principal: Angela Dunne. Coaches: John Meagher.


Boher N.S U13 Roinn E Hurling Team: 1. Conor Shanahan, 2. Ger Sage, 3. Cillian Ryan, 4. Callum Black, 5. Simon Grace, 6. Niall Hannon, 7. Zak Egan, 8. Paul McKeogh, 9. Thomas Shanahan, 10. Adam Butler, 11. Trevor Fitzgerald, 12. Finn Dillon, 13. Joseph Kearney, 14. Tadgh McKeogh, 15. Shane Conroy, 16. Sean Hayes, 17. Luke Mckeogh, 18. Gary Slevin, 19. Elitza O Connor. Principal: Una Kennedy. Coaches: Christine Ryan, Michael Kennedy, Sean Collins and John Sage.




Match 16: Under 13 C Camogie Borrisoleigh 3-03 Boherlahan 6-12

The first match of day two of our finals threw together the pairing of two powerhouses of the camogie game in Boherlahan and Borrisoleigh. An early Emma Horgan free settled the nerves for the Boherlahan girls. An early Emma Maher free kept the Borris girls in touch. The response however from the Boherlahan girls was emphatic as they went on a scoring spree before half time with goals from Anna Murphy (2) and Danielle Ryan (1) leaving them in a commanding 3-06 to 0-01 halftime lead. Borrisoleigh were much more competitive in the second half with a hat trick of goals from Aoife Fitzgerald being a notable highlight for her determined team. ‘Player of the Match’ Danielle Ryan, Anna Murphy and Emma Horgan shared the scoring duties for Boherlahan in the second half as they finished resounding winners.

Scoil Naomh Cualán, Borrisoleigh U13 Roinn C Camogie: 1. Lisa Carr, 2. Tara Kennedy, 3. Emma Maher, 4. Gabrielle Hodgins, 5. Aoife Fitzgerald, 6. Alesha Fanning, 7. Niamh Ryan, 8. Chloe Carroll, 9. Nicole Colgan, 10. Eve Maher, 11. Kalyn Treacy, 12. Therese Groome, 13. Anna Fitzgerald, 14. Aisling Boyle. Principal Kay Ryan. Coach Frances Kenneally.

St. Isidores Boherlahan Under 13 Roinn C Camogie Team: 1. Molly Gilmartin, 2. Rachel O’Dwyer, 3. Paula Quirke, 4. Emer Dwan, 5. Danielle Ryan, 6. Emer Dwan, 7. Anna Murphy, 8. Mya Hickey, 9. Rachel Ryan, 10. Annmarie Ryan, 11. Ella Coppinger, 12. Katie Norbury. Principal: Mary O’Donnell. Coaches: Tom Dorney, Sharon McCullagh & Irene Dwan.

Match 17: Under 13 B Camogie Ballylooby 1-03  Ardcroney 2-05

Ballylooby NS U13 Roinn B Camogie Team: 1. Ali O’Donnell, 2. Rosaleen O’Gorman, 3. Grace Sheehan, 4. Sadhbh Coffey, 5. Venessa O’Leary, 6. Anna French, 7. Holly Fox, 8. Leah Caplice (Captain), 9. Isobel O’Donnell, 10. Keighley Dwyer, 11. Lily Langton, 12. Sarah Lonergan, 13. Keisha Condon, 14. Ciara Nolan, 15. Michaela Meehan, 16. Aisling O’Donnell, 17. Kayla Klonowski. Principal: Anna Sampson, Mentors: Aoife Neville, Eimear Myles, Marguerite Furlong

Ardcroney NS Under 13 Roinn B Camogie:1. Katie Mulcahy, 2. Lucy Gould, 3. Sarah Cleary, 4. Leanne Gould, 5. Aoife Williams, 6. Ali O'Kelly, 7. Aoife Ryan, 8. Ella O'Brien, 9. Emma Williams, 10. Aoibhe Spillane, 11. Orlaith Cleary, 12. Annarose Scott, 13. Molly Carroll, 14. Ciara Barry, 15. Caithlin McGrath, 16. Ava McGrath, 17. Kayla O'Gorman, 18. Clodagh Shinnors, 19. Sarah Williams, Principal: Martin Ryan. Coaches: Martin Ryan, Breda Conroy.

Ballylooby and Ardcroney served up the proverbial classic in our second game of day two of our finals. This game pitted two teams at the very top of their game against each other. Leah Caplice from Ballylooby and Leanne Gould from Ardcroney produced ‘Player of the Match’ displays for their respective sides that will live long in the memory. Early on, Isobel O’Donnell scored a terrific goal from a free for Ballylooby NS to send their fans into frenzy. Clodagh Shinnors responded with a well taken goal for Ardcroney NS. Ardcroney led by the bare minimum at halftime. The second half was closely contested with little separating the sides until a wonderful goal from Aoibhe Spillane ensured that this year’s U13 B camogie title would be making its way to Ardcroney NS.


Match 18: Under 13 B Hurling Borrisoleigh 1-08 Holycross 2-11


Scoil Naomh Cualán, Borrisoleigh Roinn B U13 Hurling: 1. Harry Groome, 2. Razuk Atik, 3. Lochlainn Hodgins, 4. Lar Stapleton, 5. Tom Delaney, 6. Cian Murphy, 7. Cathal Rabbitte, 8. Ben O’Donnell, 9. Archie Devaney, 10. Patrick Brett, 11. Eamon Groome, 12. Luke Preston, 13. Darragh Chute, 14. Will Cooney, 15. Patrick Ryan, 16. Donnacha Ryan, 17. Evan Ryan, 18. Eoghan O’Hagan, 19. Robert Moore, 20. John Kinnane, 21. Chloe Carroll, 22. Aoife Fitzgerald, 23. Niamh Ryan, 24. Nathan Hogge, 25. Luke Ryan, 26. Evan Nagle, 27. Pierce Ivors, 28. Conor Murray, 29. Cillian O’ Brien, 30. Aaron Young

Scoil Micheál Naofa Holycross Under 13 Roinn B Hurling Team: 1. Cillian Doran, 2. Conor O’Sullivan, 3. Dáire Ryan, 4. Conor A. O’Sullivan, 5. Tony Maher, 6. Cathal O’Reilly, 7. James Doyle, 8. Cian Ryan, 9. Jake Galvin, 10. Robbie Ryan, 11. Tiarnán Ryan, 12. Pierce Briody, 13. Billy McCarthy, 14. Audie Lohan, 15. John Dwan, 16. Paddy Scally, 17. Mark O’Gorman, 18. Josh Ryan Lanphier, 19.Cian McGrath, 20. Odhran Lanphier, 21. Enda Wickham, 22. Gerard Duggan, 23. Tadhg Ryan, 24. Liam O’Sullivan, 25. Eoghan Hickey, 26. Tadhg Nally, 27. Joe Joe Ryan, 28. Jamie Fennessy. Principal: Ger Corbett. Coaches: Tomás McGrath & Dinny Ferncombe.

Match 18 of our finals was a game for the ages. Two giants of the primary school game collided when Borrisoleigh and Holycross met in this U13 B hurling decider. An early Luke Preston goal for Borrisoleigh had the Borrisoleigh supporters up off their seats. Holycross were happy to keep the scoreboard ticking however and their point taking in the first half saw them ahead by 0-06 to 1-01 at the break. A wonder score from Billy McCarthy was the pick of their first half scores. The second half was end to end as both teams really threw off the shackles. Eamon Groome’s free taking for Borrisoleigh was unerring throughout the second half. The ability of the Holycross forwards to find the net was the major deciding factor in this game as goals from Billy McCarthy and Robbie Ryan saw the U13 B hurling title heading to this mid Tipperary hurling stronghold for 2018!



Match 19: Under 11 D Hurling Ardcroney 7-02 Lisnamrock 2-05

Ardcroney NS Under 11 Roinn D Hurling: 1.Ray Quinlivan, 2. Shane Cleary, 3. Paul Molloy, 4. Billy O'Brien, 5. Cathal McIntyre, 6. Brian O'Meara, 7. Michael Cleary, 8. Tommy O'Meara, 9 Jack McGrath, 10. Stasic Setikas, 11. Evan Comerford. Principal: Martin Ryan. Coaches: Martin Ryan and Breda Conroy

Lisnamrock N.S. Under 11 Roinn D Hurling Team: 1. Bill Cahill, 2. Jack Tuohy, 3. Tommy Blackmore, 4. Jack Cahill, 5. Darragh Pollard, 6. Séan Kelly, 7. Daniel Byrne, 8. Zoe Kealy, 9. Sarah Byrne, 10. Maria Kerwick, 11. Aideen O’Donnell, 12. Jack Ryan, 13. Orán Goldsboro, 14. P.J. Ryan. Principal: Triona Murphy. Coach: Paddy Ivors.

The U11 D hurling decider between Ardcroney NS and Lisnamrock was another high scoring contest with spectators on the edge of their seats throughout. First half Ardcroney goals from Paul Molloy and Brian O’Meara (2) really set the tone for this superb young team. Two good points from the sticks of Bill Cahill and Jack Cahill were first half highlights for Lisnamrock. Ardcroney came out of the blocks very quickly at the start of the second half with their potent attacking play a very impressive feature of their play. Michael Cleary is unlikely to forget this game in a hurry with his second half hat trick of goals playing a crucial part in ensuring the U11 D hurling title was added to the previous three titles Ardcroney had won over the course of two memorable days for them at this year’s finals. Two Bill Cahill goals in the second half were the highlight for a Lisnamrock team that fought to the bitter end. Ardcroney’s achievement in winning four different titles is really the stuff dreams are made of.


Match 20: Under 11 C Hurling Upperchurch 6-04 Corville 1-05


Upperchurch NS Under 11 Roinn C Hurling Team: 1. Richard Ryan, 2. Rían Treacy, 3. Michael Quinlan, 4. Seán Griffin, 5. Tomás Ryan, 6. Toby Corbett 7. James Butler, 8. Philip O’ Dwyer, 9. Liam Challen, 10. Hugh Purcell, 11. David Griffin. Principal: Alma Quinn. Coaches: Sinéad Butler & Tom Kennedy.

Scoil Iosef Naofa Under 11 Roinn C Hurling Team: 1. Harry Loughnane, 2. Matthew Moore 3. Billy Hayes 4.Cathal McDonald 5. Josh Loughnane 6. Liam Dunphy 7. Ceola Bergin 8. Brody Lee 9. Sean Nolan 10. Declan Walsh 11. Calum Mitchell   Principal John Slattery. Coaches: Colm Darcy, Liam Phelan and Tom Stapleton.

Match 20 of our finals involved two teams who are no strangers to the stadium. The first half was hugely entertaining with Upperchurch really seizing the early initiative through goals from James Butler (2) and Tomás Ryan. Some good point taking from Liam Dunphy and Ceola Bergin kept the Corville boys in touch at the break. The second half saw Upperchurch build on their good work of the first half and further goals from the outstanding James Butler and Hugh Purcell ensured that the U11 C hurling title would reside in Upperchurch for 2018! No doubt Tipperary Manager will be keeping a very close eye on the emerging talent in his native parish! Corville never wilted in the face of serious adversity in the second half and their ‘Player of the Match’ Billy Hayes gave a performance that he and his wonderful teammates could be very proud of. Brody Lee’s goal was another significant highlight for the Corville boys.
Match 21: Under 13 A Camogie Holycross 4-01 Anacarty 3-11


Scoil Micheál Naofa, Holycross, Under 13 Roinn A Camogie Team: 1. Roisín Dwan, 2. Alison Fitzgerald, 3. Leah O’ Keefe, 4. Aoife O’ Reilly, 6. Sophie Lee, 7. Rhianna Cahill, 8. Miah Bourke, 9. Robbyn Fitzgerald, 10. Roisín Hickey, 11. Elana Mcgrath, 12. Megan Kelly, 13. Hannah Clarke, 14. Aimee Fogarty Ryan, 15. Sophie McDonnell, 17.Holli Maher, 18. Rachel Hevey, 19. Sarah Ryan, 20. Millie Ryan, 21. Lucy Joyce, 22. Faye Healy, 23. Eimear Duggan. Principal: Ger Corbett. Coaches: Anne Digan & Siobhán O’ Reilly

Anacarty NS Under 13 Roinn A Camogie Team: 1.Zoe Ryan, 2.Áine O’Dwyer, 3.Amie Kelly, 4.Áine Ryan, 5.Idemae Loughman, 6.Shauna Heffernan, 7.Jennifer Heffernan, 8.Lucy Heffernan, 9.Libbe Quinn, 10.Ciara Jackman, 11.Molly Looby, 12.Katie Ryan, 13.Ava Ryan, 14.Zoe Barry, 15.Laura Kelly. Principal: Olivia Ryan. Coaches: Mairead Ryan & Marian Anderson.

The U13A camogie title was up for grabs in Match 21. The first half was action packed as the girls from Holycross and Anacarty treated us to a hugely entertaining spectacle. The standard was very high with both teams very clinical when scoring opportunities presented themselves. Rhianna Cahill’s three first half goals for Holycross had her side’s supporters in a state of delirium at different stages of the first half. A brilliant Shauna Heffernan goal for Anacarty plus some superb point taking from Jennifer Heffernan kept Anacarty in touch when Holycross were in the ascendancy. An epic second half still could not separate these two teams. Spectators could not wait for what extra time had in store. Ultimately it was the ability of the Anacarty girls to pick off points from distance that guaranteed another camogie title for this powerhouse of the camogie schools game in Tipperary. Aoife O’Reilly from Holycross and Shauna Heffernan from Anacarty were the ‘Players of the Match’ for their respective schools in a game that was a wonderful advertisement for all that we have grown to cherish about camogie.

Match 22: Under 11 A-1 Hurling Scoil Ailbhe "B" 3-02 Cashel BNS "B" 2-02

Scoil Ailbhe, Thurles Under 11  Roinn A1 Hurling Team: 1.James Burke, 2.Tom Gleeson, 3.John-Joe Ryan, 4.Aleksander Jarzebinski, 5.James Mockler, 6.Cian O'Dwyer, 7.Liam Costello, 8.Alec Ahearne, 9.Bobby O'Dowd, 10.Jack Broderick, 11.Saeid Hajjar, 12.George Barry, 13.Jamie Stapleton.

Principal: Brid Ryan. Coaches: Peter Donnelly, Ger Fogarty, Niall McGovern, Denis McCullagh and Barbara Ryan.

St John the Baptist BNS Cashel, Under 11 Roinn A1 Hurling Team:  1. Kieran O’Neill, 2. Eddie Thompson, 3. Patric O’Donoghue, 4. Evan Ryan, 5. Konrad Janasek, 6. Lucas Morrissey, 7. David Matias, 8. Jason Croke O’Sullivan, 9. Kyle Cully, 10. Denis O’Callaghan, 11. Éimhín Ryan, 12. Donncha O’Sullivan 13. Harry Butler, 14. Tudor Verdes, 15. Michael Conor O’Brien 16. Cian Fitzgerald, 17. Conor Flanagan, 18. Paddy Kelly, 19. Keane McGrath, 20. Jamie Ybarra. Aya  Principal:  Will Ryan.  Coaches:  PJ Dunne, Pat Molloy & Will Ryan.

This U11A1 hurling decider really hung in the balance until the game reached its final act. Scoil Ailbhe started the stronger and goals from Bobby O’Dowd and Cian O’Dwyer left them in a commanding position at the interval. The Cashel boys emerged a different team in the second half and really attacked the ball with great tenacity and endeavour. Goals from Lucas Morrissey and David Matias saw Cashel thundering back into the game. With the game in the melting pot, the response from Scoil Ailbhe was emphatic. A late goal from Aleksander Jarzebinski ensured that the U11 A1 title would reside in Scoil Ailbhe for 2018. Scoil Ailbhe’s John Joe Ryan and Tom Gleeson were two players who really caught the eye with ‘Player of the Match’ Lucas Morrissey and Denis O’Callaghan producing heroic displays for Cashel BNS.


Match 23: Under 11 B-1 / C -1 Tipperary CBS "B" 4-09 Corville "B" 2-04

The Monastery School, Tipperary Town Under 11 Roinn B1 Hurling Team: 1. Adam Keogh, 2. Santiago Perez de Guzman Lanus, 3. Sean Kinnane, 4. Denis Cremins, 5. Mark Ryan, 6. Robert O'Brien, 7. Declan Cotter, 8. Jaye Clivinas, 9. Donnacha Quigley, 10. Ahmed Aidi, 11. Tony Ryan, 12. Tomas Hannigan, 13. Eoin Ryan, Principal: Mary Donovan, Coaches: Paudie Reale, John Henessey

Scoil Iosef Naofa Under 11 Roinn B1/C1 Hurling Team: 1. Calum Bourke 2. Michael Dooley 3. Oisin O' Shea 4. Jack Hayes 5. Jayden Loughnane 6. Calum Duinan 7. Jack Ryan 8. Levente Kunos 9. Christopher Wright 10. Jack Walsh 11. Fionn Hayes 12. Christopher Bahon 13. Ben Leamy 14. Torres Mcleish 15.  Andrew McAlister 16. Patrick Ostrowski. Principal John Slattery. Coaches:Liam Phelan, Colm Darcyand Tom Stapleton.

Match 23 saw the clash of Tipperary CBS and Corville and this game definitely lived up to expectations. A Sean Kinane goal from a free established an early lead for the boys from Tipp Town. Corville responded well with a well taken Levente Kunos goal. Indeed the Tipperary CBS team had four different scorers in the first half which was a major factor when they led by 1-05 to 1-01 at the break. The second half was a superb contest with Tipperary CBS finally getting the upper hand as the game reached its closing stages. Donnacha Quigley was on fire in the second half for Tipp CBS and his second half contribution of 1-05 was a decisive factor in this game. Corville threw the kitchen sink at it in the second half and a brilliant Jack Ryan goal was just reward for all their heroic efforts. This was a game for the ages; a wonderful spectacle served up by two outstanding teams.


Match 24: Under 11 B Hurling Nenagh CBS 9-05 Tipperary CBS 3-06

Nenagh CBS Primary U11 Roinn B Hurling Team: 1. Phelim Creagh, 2. Caylum Fogarty 3. Ben Walshe 4. Jake Donnellan Houlihan 5. Eoin Garrigan 6. Dylan McKenna 7. Cillian Maher Mullane 8. Daniel Connolly 9. Emmet Jones 10. Michael Ryan 11. Valters Janitens 12.Séan Walsh Principal: Sheila Brophy Coach: George Hannigan

The Monastery School, Tipperary Town Under 11 Roinn B Hurling Team:, 1. Ben Greene-Kennedy, 2. Jack Garrett, 3. David Ryan, 4. Alfie O'Halloran-Hayes, 5. David O'Brien, 6. Adam Ryan, 7. Michael Esmonde, 8. Conor O'Donoghue, 9. Ciaran Kelly, 10. Adem Aidi, 11. David Moloney, 12. Jack O'Keefe. Principal: Mary Donovan. Coaches: Paudie Reale and John Hennessy.

Nenagh CBS arrived at the stadium looking to secure the school’s first hurling title in any grade since 2008. Under the watchful eye of Tipperary footballer George Hannigan, one could see they meant business from the start! First half goals from Dylan McKenna, Caylum Fogarty (3) and Michael Ryan saw them finish out the first half leading by 5-04 to 1-03 with the Tipp CBS goal coming from the stick of David Ryan. The Thurles CBS TY students operating the scoreboard were very busy in the second half as both teams played with great freedom and expression. Not a sweeper in sight! Brilliant goals by David Ryan and Conor O’Donoghue were highlights for the Tipp CBS boys. However, it was the Nenagh CBS boys who finished the strongest and further goals from Emmet Jones (2), Daniel Connolly and Michael Ryan (2) applied the coup de grace on a landmark day for this famous hurling town!

Match 25: Under 11 E Hurling Rossmore 3-05 Toomevara 3-08

Rossmore N.S. Under 11 Roinn E Hurling Team: 1.Gavin Ryan (L), 2. Michelle Slattery, 3. Kaelem Maher, 4. Alex Carroll, 5. Danny Ryan, 6. Conor Ryan, 7. Shane Davern, 8. Cody Maher, 9. Conor Kennedy, 10. Caoimhe Carroll, 11. Ava Ryan (N). Principal: Teresa O Connor, Coach: Joe Carmody,  Dennis O Mahony.

Toomevara NS Under 11 Roinn E Hurling Team: 1. Michael Ryan, 2. Cormac Frend, 3. Adam Whyte, 4. Eimhear Troy, 5. Liam Hackett, 6. Jack Hogan, 7. Patrick Hackett, 8. Darragh Kelly, 9. Darek Hickey, 10. Dylan Hogan-Delaney, 11. Culann Hassett, 12. Charlie Galvin, 13. Shane Clarke, 14. Chloe Whyte. Principal: George Frend. Coach: Pa McCormack.

This U11 E hurling decider was arguably one of the games of the finals with its outcome in doubt right up until the final whistle. The stick passing and first touch from both teams was hugely impressive in this pulsating contest. With George Frend at the helm for Toomevara, their hunger was never going to be in question. Indeed the Rossmore coaches must have been very proud of their young side as they showcased their vast array of skills. Patrick Hackett shot the lights out in the first half for Toomevara. Rossmore had goals from the sticks of Conor Ryan and Alex Carroll which kept them within touching distance of Toomevara at the interval. Both teams threw caution to the wind after the break as the game reached its climax. A wonder goal from Conor Kennedy had the Rossmore fans believing the title was theirs only for Toomevara to wrestle control back in clinical fashion with two late goals from the stick of the outstanding Patrick Hackett. This was an epic contest from start to finish and all those who witnessed it, can count themselves lucky.


Match 26: Under 13 A Hurling Templemore 4-07 v Cashel BNS 1-06

St. Colmcille's PS, Templemore Under 13 Roinn A Hurling Team: 1. David Kinnane, 2. Eddie Corcoran, 3. Cian Sheedy, 4. Cormac Foy, 5. Billy Collier, 6. Ned Walsh, 7. Tom Corcoran, 8. Josh Quinlan, 9. Michael Cahill, 10. Dayle Hogan, 11. Ned Delaney (Capt.), 12. Jamie Ormond, 13. Jack Marnell, 14. Daniel McAlister, 15. Eoin Kelly, 16. Cormac Bourke, 17. Jamie Monaghan, 18. Dylan Quinlan, 19. Seán Walsh, 20. Robert Crampton, 21. Glen Fennell, 22. Edvin Zvirblis, 23. Eoin Collins, 24. James Moran, 25. Ryan Stone, 26. Oscar Duggan, 27. Stephen Tuohy, 28. David Prout, 29. Shane Monaghan, 30. Daniel Devanney, 31. James Martin. Principal: Kieran Healy. Coaches: Conor Doyle & Denis Kelly

St John the Baptist BNS Cashel, Under 13 Roinn A Hurling Team:  1. Evan O’Neill, 2. Tiernan Ryan, 3. Eoghan Dunne, 4. Adam Adcock, 5. Calum Byrnes, 6. Oisín O’Donoghue, 7. Blake Doyle Carroll, 8. Anthony Walsh, 9. Calum Butler Buckley, 10. Bríain O’Donoghue, 11. David McGrath, 12. Conor Wheston, 13. Paul Cummins, 14. Colm Ryan, 15. Mikey Gayson, 16. Kieran O’Neill, 17. Adrian Gayson Molloy, 18. Jack O’Dwyer, 19. Patric O’Donoghue, 20. Willie Harty, 21. Eddie Thompson, 22. Kyran Carroll, 23. Borja Ybarra Aya, 24. Lucas Morrissey, 25. Denis O’Callaghan, 26. Evan Ryan, 27 Éimhín Ryan, 28. Cian Fitzgerald Principal:  Will Ryan.  Coaches:  PJ Dunne, Pat Molloy & Will Ryan.

Both schools in the U13A decider have enjoyed great success in recent years. Coaches Denis Kelly and Conor Doyle have both been instrumental in all the recent hurling successes enjoyed by St. Colmcille’s with Cashel’s Will Ryan and his team of coaches also enjoying their fair share of success in recent years. Templemore got off to a whirlwind start and once they gained the upper hand early on, it was clear they were never going to relinquish it. First half goals from Jamie Ormond, Ned Walsh and Jack Marnell saw Templemore lead at the break by 3-03 to 0-01. Cashel, to their credit, were much more competitive in the second half and they can take solace in the fact that they outscored their talented opponents in the second half. A well struck goal from an Anthony Walsh free was the standout moment for the Cashel boys in the second half. A late goal from Daniel McAlister provided the finishing touch to a superb team performance from Templemore. Cashel were competitive all the way to the end which will give them some consolation when they return to action next year.


Match 27: Under 13 G Hurling Dualla 5-11 Lisvernane 8-6

Dualla NS Under 13 G Hurling: 1. Brian Keane, 2. Cian Toomey, 3. Darragh Leahy, 4. Bobby Power, 5. Thomas Breen, 6. Patrick Gahan, 7. Jack Ryan, 8. Brian Gleeson, 9. Colm Toomey, 10. Amy Moloughney, 11. Mia Gleeson, 12. Amy Gleeson, 13. Áine Devitt, 14. Sylvan Matthia, 15. Jennifer Hughes, 16. Kathlyn Lahart, 17. Éibhleann Flanagan, 18. Cillian Nash, 19. Andrew Breen. Principal/Coach: John Manley

Lisvernane N.S. Under 13 Roinn G Hurling Team: 1. Joe Howard, 2. Michael Russell, 3. Tomás O'Shea, 4. Seán Bourke, 5. Cillian Barlow, 6. Conor Grogan, 7. Jack Cunningham, 8. Paudie Bourke, 9. Paddy Russell, 10. Paddy Chapman, 11. Kevin Stanley, 12. Tom Howard, 13. Stephen Carey, 16. Paul Cunningham. Principal: Patricia English. Coaches: Paul Sexton and Mary Kelly.

This U13 G decider between Dualla and Lisvernane was your proverbial humdinger. It was a game you could not take your eye off such was the accuracy of the players on both teams. A couple of early scores from Bobby Power, Jack Ryan and Patrick Gahan had the large Dualla crowd in fine voice early on. Goals from Stephen Carey and the outstanding Kevin Stanley saw Lisvernane thundering back into the game. A point separated the teams at the break with everything still to play for! The second half was frenetic with the momentum changing hands on several occasions. Midway through the second half, Lisvernane’s Player of the Match Kevin Stanley went on a scoring spree when scoring 5-01 in the space of six minutes to see his team build up a huge lead. The Dualla NS team continued to fight and scores from the outstanding Bobby Power, Player of the Match Patrick Gahan and a terrific goal from the talented Thomas Breen brought them right back into the match. Ultimately Lisvernane were able to get their scores that little bit easier and in Stephen Carey and Kevin Stanley, they have two brilliant players with very bright futures. An absorbing contest between two fine teams.



Match 28: Under 13 F Hurling Birdhill 3-08 Gaelscoil Carrick 3-10


Birdhill NS Under 13 Roinn F Hurling Team: 1. Keith Hogan, 2. Cathal Hannan, 3. Shane Flanagan, 4. James Tobin, 5. Brian Tobin, 6. Eoin Heffron, 7. Daniel Ryan, 8. Michael Hewitt, 10. Seán Mc Hugo, 11. Eoghan Flynn, 12. Jack Mc Carthy, 13. Callum Poole. 
Principal: Miriam Kennedy. Coaches: Seamus Hogan & Pa Floyd.

Gaelscoil Charraig na Siúire Under 13 Roinn F Hurling Team: 1.Darragh Ó Duinn, 2.T.J. Ó Nualláin, 3.Tadhg Ó Laighin, 5.Cian de Paor, 6.Bobby Ó Druacháin, 7.Harry Ó Laoire, 8.Stefan Ó Tóibín, 9.Ronán Mac Réamonn, 10.Seán Ó Foghlú, 11.Fionn Ó Gliasáin, 12.Chloe Ní Cheallaigh, 15.Charlie Ó Ceallacháín, 16.Kevin Kimindiri. Principal: Linda Nic an Bháird. Teachers/Coaches: Séamus de Róiste, Neasa Ní Shúilleabháin agus Aaron Ó hAllúráin.

Match 28 was another outstanding tussle between two superbly drilled teams. Early scores from Eoin Heffron and Brian Tobin settled the early nerves for Birdhill NS. Gaelscoil Carrick responded well however with Seán Ó Foghlú their key talisman in the opening half. The second half was all action as both forward lines sought to unlock the opposition’s defences. Goals from Cathal Hannan and Brian Tobin had the Birdhill fans in ‘Dreamland’ only for late scores from Gaelscoil Carrick’s Bobby Ó Druacháin and that man Seán Ó Foghlú wrestling the title away from them. ‘Player of the Match’ Cian de Paor served up a master class for Gaelscoil Carrick. He was ably supported by his terrific teammates. Birdhill NS played superbly and no doubt we will see this fine school back competing for more honours in the not too distant future!


Match 29: Under 11 F Hurling Skeheenarinky 5-04 Gurtagarry 2-11

Skeheenarinky N.S Under 11 Roinn F Hurling Team: 1. Gavin Canty, 2. Josh Kearney, 3. Oisín Power, 4. Jack O’Brien, 5. Cormac Vaughan, 6. Jack Kearney, 7. Jason King, 8. Ben Walsh, 9. Conor Dennehy, 10. Katie Kelly, 11. Oisín O’Donnell, 12. Kaydin O’Brien, 13. Charlie Boland, 14. Méabh Reilly McGrath, 15. Amy Kate O’Brien. Principal: Catherine Doyle. Coach: Eddie Maher

Gurtagarry NS Under 11 Roinn F Hurling Team: 1. Ciarán Troy, 2. Tony Dunne, 3. Jack Ryan, 4. Billy O’Brien, 5. Seamus Farrell, 6. Adam O’Brien, 7. Aaron Doyle, 8. Jack Carroll, 9. Lily Evans, 10. Cian Tierney, 11. Caleb Ryan, 12. Mollie Ryan, 13. Mia Cummins, 14. Isabel Cummins, 15. Suzanna Ryan, 16. Jack Fitzpatrick, 17. Seonaid McGuigan, 18. Orla Brislane, 19. Amy Ryan, 20. Mya McCool, 21. Aoibhe Doyle, 22. Danny Powell, 23. Eibhlín O’Brien, 24. Conor Tierney. Principal: Margaret Harty. Coaches: John Ryan & Colm McGrath.

Our penultimate game of the finals threw up the unique pairing of Skeheenarinky and Gurtagarry. Although the heavens opened, it did not dampen the spirits of all those fortunate enough to take in this clash of the titans. It was a game that pitted the long range accuracy of Gurtagarry against the goal taking precision of the Skeheenarinky attackers. With former great Terry Dunne watching from the stands, the Gurtagarry boys were more than up for the fight under the watchful eye of John Ryan (Curaheen) and Colm McGrath. The work of Skeheenarinky coach Eddie Maher on the training ground reaped rich dividends early on as they scored at will from the sticks of Cormac Vaughan (two goals) and Ben Walsh (one goal). Gurtagarry stayed in the game through beautiful point taking from players such as Billy O’Brien and Seamus Farrell. The second half took on a similar pattern to the first with Skeheenarinky’s ability to find the net at will ultimately proving decisive in such a tight contest. Late goals from Cormac Vaughan ensured the U11 F hurling tiltle would reside in Skeheenarinky for 2018.


Match 30: Under 11 D-1 / E-1 Hurling Dualla "B" 8-07 Clerihan "B 4-05

Dualla NS Roinn U11 D1/E1 Hurling: 1. Eoin Kennedy, 2. Conor Kennedy, 3. Conor Fogarty, 4. John Keane, 5. Ronan Graham, 6. Aaron Toomey, 7. Fionn Ivors, 8. Brian Devitt, 9. Cian Lawrence, 10. Mathieu Sauvage, 11. Mel Ryan, 12. Euan Matthia, 13. Brian Hade, 14. Adam Dempsey, 15. Adam Browne Souza. Principal/Coach: Mr. John Manley.

Clerihan N.S. Under 11 Roinn D1 / E1 Hurling Team: 1. Jake Feehan, 2. Keith Cooney, 3. Zack Palmer, 4. Shane Cooney, 5. Darragh Noonan, 6. Roan Halley, 7. Harry Hickey, 8. Luke Mordaunt. Principal: Padraig Fahey. Coaches: Aodan Wrenn and Shane Luby. 

The last game of our finals saw two recent winners of this competition collide in what was a really entertaining and high scoring contest. ‘Player of the Match’ John Keane opened the scoring for this really young Dualla side. The outstanding Shane Cooney responded in kind for Clerihan NS. Three goals in quick succession from Brian Devitt, Fionn Ivors and the brilliant Aaron Toomey saw Dualla race into a commanding lead. Clerihan fought back superbly in the second half and enjoyed a purple match early in the second half which saw them cut the lead to seven points. Dualla responded well and further goals from Conor Kennedy and Aaron Toomey ensured that the U11 D1/E1 would be returning to Dualla for the first time since 2015. This was an enjoyable contest which was played in a superb spirit and was a fitting way to draw the curtain on what was another memorable two days of hurling.