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TIPPERARY ALLIANZ CUMANN na mBUNSCOL 2017 Tipperary GAA Yearbook Report

posted 8 Nov 2017, 07:38 by Birt Noe



Tipperary Cumann na mBunscol enjoyed another landmark year as an association during 2017. Record numbers attended our hurling finals staged over two beautiful days in Semple Stadium on Thursday, 25th May and Friday, 26th May 2017. Thirty finals were played over the two days with winners and runners up medals for all participating teams. The level of interest in schools in our native games has never been as high. The 2017 football finals are scheduled to take place at different venues around the county at the time of writing. Our 2016 football finals were keenly contested with our finals staged in different venues throughout the county. In handball we once again had a healthy number of schools participating. Sincere thanks once again to all involved in promoting Tipperary Cumann na mBunscol Handball. Approximately 170 schools are currently affiliated to Cumann na mBunscol in County Tipperary with a large number of schools contributing to our website: http://  Match reports, Reporter of the Week, Player of the week and Cumann na mBunscol events and fixtures can all be accessed on the site. Our website has proven very popular among pupils and teachers throughout the county. Our Twitter Account @TippCumanNamBun which we set up over six years ago continues to attract new followers. Our Twitter following is growing steadily and we now have over 1625 followers! Updates, team photos, results, reports, etc. are tweeted on a weekly basis helping schools, parents and friends keep up to date with what is happening all the time. Twitter affords us the opportunity to get our message out instantly to all involved with Tipperary Cumann na mBunscol. The continued financial assistance we receive from Allianz is vital in helping us to promote and market our games. We would also like to extend our deepest gratitude to the Sports Editors of the Tipperary Star, Nenagh Guardian, The Nationalist and South Tipp Today for all the coverage they allocated to Tipperary Cumann na mBunscol in 2017. All these papers once again produced superb supplements of our hurling finals in June. Cumann na mBunscol would like to extend a special thanks to all the teachers for their consistent dedication and commitment to the development and promotion of Gaelic games in Tipperary. There is also significant support from parents, GAA Development Officers and local clubs who provide huge assistance to the schools in their parishes. The County Board are always a terrific support to us too. We sincerely thank all of these people. Finally, best wishes to all the schools involved in this year’s competitions and always remember: “ Mol an óige agus tiocfaidh sí”.


2017 Tipperary Cumann na mBunscol Officers

Chairman: Paddy Kelly, Scoil Eoin Naofa, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary.

Secretary: Aodan Wrenn, Clerihan NS, Clerihan, Co. Tipperary.

Treasurer: Jerry McDonnell, formerly of St Oliver Plunkett's N S, Heywood Rd, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary

PRO: John Manley, Dualla NS, Dualla, Cashel, Co. Tipperary.

Assistant PRO: Paudie Fahey Clerihan NS, Clerihan, Co. Tipperary.

Website: http://

Cumann na mBunscol stands for fair play in Sport.

This is our Fair Play Charter:

We are playing for enjoyment, to be with our friends and to make new friends.
We promise to try our best to improve our skills, to help our team-mates and to obey the rules of the game.
We enjoy having older people watch us play.
We ask that they applaud rather than criticise our efforts and the efforts of our opponents.
Remember that we are learning a game that should give us a lifetime of enjoyment.
We may have to risk making mistakes in order to learn, please give us that chance.
We thank the referee for giving time to take charge of the game.
We promise to respect the referee's decisions.
We ask the older people to do the same.
We promise to respect our opponents.
We shake hands before and after the game.

Young Stars Electrify the Crowds at Epic Tipperary ALLIANZ Cumann na mBunscol County Hurling Finals

By John Manley, PRO Tipperary Cumann na mBunscol & Paudie Fahey Assistant PRO Tipperary Cumann na mBunscol.

The annual Tipperary Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Hurling and Camogie Finals took place in Semple Stadium Thurles over two days on Thursday, 25th and Friday, 26th May 2017. We were blessed with beautiful sunshine over two action-packed days. Huge crowds turned out once again as we were treated to a feast of hurling over the two days in the ‘Cathedral of Hurling’. St. Mary’s CBS annexed another U13 A hurling title as they completed a very impressive two in a row. The U11 D hurling final between Mullinahone and Ardcroney is a game that will be talked about for years to come. Ardfinnan’s historic victory in the U13 F camogie final was another highlight. Thanks are due to Semple Stadium custodian David Hanley for the warm welcome he extended to all the schools and to Andy O’Gorman & Jimmy Purcell for ensuring that everything ran smoothly. A special thank you is also due to all of our referees plus our very capable Transition Year students for their professionalism and energy over the two days. Michael Skehan was also hugely helpful in greeting teams on their arrival. The Cumann na mBunscol Officers were assisted greatly in coordinating and organising everything prior to and during the finals by GDA Officer Andy Ryan. Seeing one’s school’s name up on the digital scoreboard also added to the prestige of the occasion for our schools. Half time and full time score updates were tweeted from all thirty finals and we had a great response to the games on Twitter from people all over the country. Michael Trehy videoed all the games and we thank him for his cooperation throughout. We would also like to thank all the spectators who donated so generously to our ‘voluntary contribution bucket’ over the two days. This money will be used to promote and develop our games. Most importantly, special praise should also be afforded to all the talented boys and girls who lit up a sun-drenched Semple Stadium 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. All sixty team lists were submitted on time prior to the big days. The teachers and coaches are setting a wonderful example for all our young boys and girls. Chairman, Paddy Kelly would like to extend his thanks to Tipperary’s County Board and of course to all those at Semple Stadium who contributed to making the Finals such an unforgettable experience for all the children who were fortunate enough to grace the hallowed turf this year. Roll on 2018!! Ní neart go cur le chéile. 


Day 1 Reports by Paudie Fahey/Day 2 Reports by John Manley


Day 1 Reports by Paudie Fahey Assistant PRO Tipperary Allianz Cumann na mBunscol

Match 1Under 13 Roinn F Hurling Cappawhite 9-09 Gortnahoe 3-04


In the opening match of the 2017 Tipperary county hurling finals, it was to be Cappawhite and Gortnahoe stepping out onto the pitch in Semple Stadium to kick off the two day festival of sport. Cappawhite were the first to claim a score for their side with James Quinlan putting an impressively accurate long range puck of the ball squarely over the crossbar. This was answered in quick succession by Bobby Doheny and Conor Gleeson who scored a point a piece for the Gortnahoe side. It was a close contest between both sides but Cappawhite would lead going into the half-time. Liam Hayes, determined not to let the Cappawhite lead impact his teams spirits, quickly scored a goal in the second half from a free. It was Cappawhite who responded in kind though, scoring no less than five goals in the second half, most coming from the duo of Sam Carmody and James Quinlan. Cappawhite’s lead was ever increasing with Gortnahoe fighting hard to keep up. Despite their effects however, it was Cappawhite’s sheer determination and drive that would see them go on to win the opening match and claim the U13 F hurling title for themselves and their school.


Gortnahoe N.S. Under 13 Roinn F Hurling Team: 1. Liam Hayes, 2. Laura Purcell, 3. Jason Kelly, 4. Bobby Doheny, 5. Conor Gleeson, 6. Damien Corbett, 7. Luke Kavanagh, 8. Patrick Norton, 9. Aoife Lanigan, 10. Kevin Laffan, 11. Eamonn Long, 12. Patrick Brophy, 13. John Hayden, 14. Lorcan Bourke, 15. David Stanley. Principal: David O’Dwyer 


Cappawhite N.S. U 13 Roinn F Hurling team: 1. Denis Collins O’ Dwyer, 2. Sam Carmody, 3. Jamie Buckley, 4. Cian O’ Carroll, 5. James Quinlan, 6. Kyle Walshe, 7. Katelyn Ryan, 8. Paddy O’ Donnell, 9. John O’ Donnell, 10. John Harding, 11. Gráinne Ryan, 12. Chloe Kelly. Principal: Alice Flynn. Coaches: Ger Ryan & Shane O’ Brien


Match 2 U13 Roinn A Hurling St. Mary’s CBS 5-05 Scoil Ailbhe 2-08

As the sun heated up the stadium the teams of Scoil Ailbhe and St. Mary’s emerged from the tunnel, electrified and ready to contest the Roinn A title for the 2017 season. Adam Brannigan claimed the first score of the day for St. Mary’s with a long range ball into the back of Scoil Ailbhe’s net. Aidan Butler scoring the first for Scoil Ailbhe from an accurately placed 65 started Scoil Ailbhe on the scoreboard. The first half of this game was for either team to claim, by the halftime whistle it was level scores of 1-04 for each side. St. Mary’s emerged onto the field for the second half with a determined game face. Shane O’Connor flicking the ball past the Scoil Ailbhe goalkeeper, Adam Brannigan and Ruairí Leahy would follow quickly with goals of their own to give St. Mary’s a convincing lead. Scoil Ailbhe, veterans of the Roinn a final at this stage, didn’t let these scores shake their confidence however. Siya Ndzingani finding the St. Mary’s net with a close range puck of the ball after a powerful run through his opponent’s backline. Three successive points from Aidan Butler kept Scoil Ailbhe spirits high however it was the goal scoring ability of St. Mary’s that would ensure their eventual victory over Scoil Ailbhe to the delight of their supporters and coaches.


St. Mary's C.B.S u13 Roinn A Hurling Team.

1. Cian Corcoran. 2. Dylan Murphy. 3. Darragh O'Connor. 4. Diarmuid Fahey. 5. Alex McSherry. 6. Páraic Bond. 7. Rhys O'Donnell. 8. Conor Parker. 9. Adam Brannigan. 10. James Power. 11. Tadhg Sheehan. 12. Shane Ryan. 13. Ben O'Dwyer. 14. Ruairí Leahy. 15. Shane O'Connor. 16. Shane Bennett. 17. David Hallinan. 18. Jacob Kozuszek. 19. Jamie O'Brien Ryan. 20. Conor O'Loughlin. 21. Cillian McNamara. 22. Sam O' Sullivan. 23. David Traas. Coaches: Emmet Leahy, Paul Curran.


Scoil Ailbhe, Thurles Under 13 A Hurling Team: 1.Sam Cooney-Shorley, 2.James Mockler, 3.Sean Leahy, 4.Rory Fleming, 5. Corey Moore, 6.Niall Dunne(c), 7.Scott Brennan, 18.Jekabs Rusins, 9.Robbie Stapleton, 10.Siya Ndzingani, 11.Aidan Butler, 12.Michael-Anthony McCarthy, 13.Kieran Purcell, 14.Darragh Minogue, 15.Keith Loughnane, 16.James Woodlock, 17.David Purcell, 18.Matthew Raven, 19.Sean Gleeson, 20.Conor Gleeson, 21. Cian Forrestal, 22.Sean O'Dwyer, 23.Liam Foley, 24.Daniel Mockler, 25.Christian Carew-Loughnane, 26. David Ryan 27.Joshua McCarthy, 28. Kyle Fogarty. Principal: Brid Ryan. Coaches: Denis McCullagh, Michael Russell, Barbara Ryan, Peter Donnelly and Ger Fogarty.


Match 3 U11 Roinn C Hurling Birdhill 5-04 Gaelscoil Charraig na Siúire 1-07

The stadium was alive after two thrilling matches when Birdhill and Gaelscoil stepped out onto the field of play and their upcoming Roinn C hurling final was to add to the already heightened atmosphere in the home of hurling. Brian Tobin set up his sides first score of the day with a neat point over the bar for the Birdhill side. Darragh Ó Dúine responded in kind with a goal past the Birdhill goalie to keep his side’s spirits high and their heads in the game. Going into the second half a point separated both sides with Birdhill in the lead. Gaelscoil would find it hard to outpace Birdhill’s lead going into the second half. Stiofán Ó Tóibín landed three long range points in quick succession however the Birdhill backline didn’t allow any more scored after this. The determination of the duo Daniel Ryan and Eoin Heffron ensured scores for Birdhill. In the end Birdhill efforts proved too much for the brave Gaelscoil side. Birdhill raised the U11 c hurling shield with a final victory and a thrilling third match for the 2017 county finals.


Birdhill NS, Roinn C, Under 11 Hurling Team: 1. Keith Hogan, 2. Shane Flanagan, 3. Cathal Hannon, 4. Michael Hewitt, 5. Brian Tobin, 6. James Tobin, 7. Eoin Heffron, 8. Daniel Ryan, 9. Seán McHugo, 10. Eoghan Flynn, 11. Tom Ryan, 12. Colin Caplis, 13. Adam Hayes, 14. Adam Kiely, 15. Jack McCarthy, 16. Daragh Mackey, 17. Sam Seymour, 18. Callum Poole, 19. Ryan O’Neill, 20. Jack Houlihan. Teacher: Marie McKeogh. Coaches: Pa Floyd & James McKeogh


Gaelscoil Charraig na Siúire Under 11 Roinn C Hurling Team: 1.TJ de Róiste, 2. Tadhg Ó Laighin, 3.Kevin Kimindiri, 4.Charlie ó Ceallacháin, 5.Bobby Ó Druacháin, 6.Seán Ó Foghlú, 7.Stiofán Ó Tóibín, 8.Darragh Ó Duinn, 9.Cormac Ó Coimín, 10. Ronán Mac Réamoinn, 11. Riain De Paor, 12. Chloe Ní Cheallaigh, 13.Óisín Ó Duinn, 14.Fionn Ó Gliosáin, 15.PJ Ó Dundain. Príomh Óide: Máirtín Ó Ríordáin, Coaches: Séamus De Róiste, Neasa Ní Shúilleabháin.












Match 4 U11 A1 Hurling Scoil Ailbhe 2-05 St. Peter & Paul’s 1-06

Conor Makim and Cian Ralph led out the St. Peter & Paul’s and Scoil Ailbhe teams respectively. Each side was geared up to claim the U11 A1 title for themselves and it was a sight to see at the whistle blew to start this match. The first score was a Tommy Ryan goal for Scoil Ailbhe shot past the keeper form close range. Harry Lawlor managed a point in responses for his side and would go on to land another two points clean over the crossbar from two frees. Going into the half time Scoil Ailbhe had a clear lead but St. Peter & Paul’s didn’t let this beat their spirits. After some insightful half time management advice both sides re-emerged more determined than ever. Harry Lawlor, his sides scorer of the day, would go on to land another point for St. Peter & Paul’s and put the fight to Scoil Ailbhe. The lightning duo of Tommy Ryan and Jack Ryan proved too much for St. Peter & Paul’s however, notching up 1-03 between them. Scoil Ailbhe claimed the U11 A-1 title after a gripping 30 minutes of play on day one of the county finals.

Scoil Ailbhe, Thurles Under 11 A1 Hurling Team: 1.Cian Ralph, 2.Nathan Foley, 3.Ronan O'Dwyer, 4. Sean Treacy, 5.Ben Moroney, 6.Jack Ryan, 7.Kyle O'Dowd, 8.Thomas Commins, 9. Jamie O'Meara, 10.Tommy Ryan, 11.Michael Ryan, 12.Jamie Stapleton, 13. Alec Aherne, 14.Cian O'Dwyer, 15.Liam Costello. Principal: Brid Ryan. Coaches: Barbara Ryan, Peter Donnelly and Ger Fogarty.

Ss. Peter & Pauls CBS Under 11 Roinn A1 Hurling Team: 1.Conor Makim, 2.Dale O’Regan, 3.Kyle Power, 4.AJ O’Brien, 5.Jimmy Stokes, 6.Luke Hannigan, 7.Jamal Yousif, 8.Harry Lawlor, 9.Joey Brown, 10.Jake Walsh, 11.Jack Tynan, 12.Josh Ryan, 13.Michael James O’Reilly, 14.Oisin O’Malley, 15.Dennis O’Reilly, 16.Kacper Borczuch. Principal: Yvonne Moran. Coaches: Christopher Ryan & Darragh Kearney.



Match 5 U13 Roinn B Hurling SN Béal an Átha 2-09 St. Peter & Paul’s 0-02

The sun was high in the sky as both teams emerged from the tunnel. It was clear from their warm-up drills that both sides had prepared to the utmost for their impending clash and the U13 Roinn B title was going to be a hard-fought and well-earned prize. Jack Collins started his side on the scoreboard with a deadly accurate long range point in the opening seconds of the game. SN Béal an Átha supporters erupted with delight at Jack's efforts. St. Peter & Paul’s were not shaken by the quick score but rather were determined to respond in kind. The duo of Conor Guiry and Alex Creed worked hard to move the ball through the SN Béal an Átha backline and their efforts paid off with a point a piece for their side. As the half-time whistle blew however, SN Béal an Átha held an impressive lead over their opponents. Going into the second half St. Peter & Paul’s didn’t allow this to unnerve them however. They battled bravely against SN Béal an Átha but failed to get past a strong backline of Charlie Grace and Kevin McMahon. Béal an Átha would notch up a considerable score line in the second half, securing their victory over St. Peter & Paul’s and claiming the U13 Roinn B shield for their school.

Ss. Peter & Pauls CBS Under 13 Roinn B Hurling Team: 1.Rhys Lonergan, 2.Pearse McNamara, 3.Nathan Terry, 4.Alan Quigley, 5.Julian Kerton, 6.Owen Quigley, 7.Niall Deely, 8.Conor Guiry, 9.Rocky O’Reilly, 10.Alex Creed, 11.Kyle Grant, 12.Joe Higgins, 13.Jack Lawlor, 14.Eoin Condon, 15.Jamie Ryan, 16.Alex Greene, 17.Tadhg Quinn, 18.John O’Connell, 19.Cormac Lynch, 20.Killian Owens, 21.Jimmy Stokes, 22.TJ Corbett Flynn, 23.Kyle Dargan. Principal: Yvonne Moran. Coaches: Michael Ring & Padraig Larkin.

S.N. Béal an Átha – u13 Roinn B Iománaíocht: 1. Shane O’Connell, 2. Charlie Grace, 3. Kevin McMahon, 4. Jack Quinn, 5. Daniel Fogarty, 6. Jack Collins, 7. Oisín Pepper, 8. Braoin Cleary, 9. Billy Collins, 10. Cillian O’Connor, 11. Charlie King, 12. Cian Molloy, 13. James Dooley, 14. Brian Bourke, 15. Evan Carey, 16. Sam Foley, 17. Daniel Furey, 18. Cathal Mullane, 19. David Power, 20. Conor Neill, 21. Max Ryan, 22. Turlough McLoughlin, 23. JP Mbokha Tansia, 24. Seán Lyons, 25. Luke Power, 26. Dónal Houlihan 27. Cian O'Donoghue. Príomhoide: Bernice O’Connell. Múinteoirí: Adrian Ó Donnabháin & Dónal Neville.


Match 6 U13 Roinn B Camogie Cashel GNS 3-08 Ballina 1-00

The first of the camogie county finals featured two strong and determined teams that both proved the future is bright for the sport in Tipperary. Cashel GNS emerged from the tunnel and exploded onto the field, Grace Moloney scoring the first point of the day from a long range and deadly accurate shot over the crossbar. Ballina were in hot pursuit with their forward line of Sienna Skelly and Emma Meskell working the ball up the field, putting pressure on the Cashel GNS side and keeping their team in contention. Going into the second half Cashel GNS had a convincing lead, however Ballina kept their heads and the forward line of Grace Moloney and Keeva O’Donoghue away from their goal line. Despite their dogged determination however, Keeva found the back of the Ballina net in the last minutes to secure their sides victory of Ballina. Cashel GNS lifted the shield and claimed the U13 Roinn B title for themselves and their school.

Ballina Primary School Under 13 Roinn B Camogie team: 1. Koleta Baczkowska, 2. Éabha Reynolds, 3. Zara McFerran, 4. Ava Coyne, 5. Zoe Loughran, 6. Tova McMahon, 7. Sienna Skelly, 8. Ellen O’ Shaughnessy, 9. Emma Meskell, 10. Niamh Pateman, 11. Kate Ryan, 12. Ellen O’ Donnell, 13. Alannah O’ Donovan, 14. Sarah Schutz, 15. Sarah McEvoy, 16. Ellie McEvoy, 17. Róisín Mockler, 18. Lucy Donnelly, 19. Cam Ly Byrne, 20. Caoimhe Maguire, 21. Kelly Donnellan, 22. Alex Brennan. Principal: Bernice O’ Connell. Coaches: Claire O’ Sullivan, Ciara Slattery, Carmel Bradshaw, Anne Sheehy.

St. John the Baptist GPS Cashel, Roinn B Under 13 Camogie Team: 2. Katie Muldoon, 3. Ciara Moloney, 4. Lily Fahie, 5. Keeva O Donoghue, 6.Anna Fahie, 7. Grace Moloney, 8. Wiktoria Lisiak, 9. Sophie Dunne, 10. Ella O Dwyer, 11. Emilie Borowski, 12.Sharvi Shekhar, 13. Rosie Donovan, 14. Sophie Rea, 15. Oliwia Sieja, 16. Ellie Butler, 17. Anna O’Dwyer, 18. Evelyn Gayson Molly, Principal: Mary Andrews. Coaches: Frances Horan, Pauric Murray.




Match 7 U11 Roinn B-1/C-1 Hurling Scoil Iosef Naofa 8-03 Powerstown 2-03

As the sun rose over the stadium in Thurles, the atmosphere was electric as Powerstown and Scoil Iosef Naofa emerged from the players’ tunnel and out onto the field of play. The ref’s whistle sounded the start of play and Matthew Buckley was first out of the traps for Powerstown, finding the back of the Scoil Iosef net no less than twice in quick succession. Aaron Mulready responded in kind for Scoil Iosef with the help of Seán Nolan and Brody Lee. The trio worked the ball up the field past the Powerstown backline and Aaron Mulready pucking the ball past the keeper for a spectacular finish. Brody Lee went on to score another three goals before the half-time whistle to put his side into the lead. Powerstown came back onto the pitch renewed for the second half. Tadhg Buckley and Jack Kealy worked hard to find the score line but the Scoil Iosef defence was rock solid. The lethal pair of Aaron and Brody would return again to find goals apiece for their side and cement their victory over Powerstown in a convincing fashion. Powerstown, not ones to drop out early, battled bravely until the end but it was to be Scoil Iosef Naofa’s day with their captain accepting the U11 Roinn B-1/C-1 shield for their school.

Powerstown N.S. U11 Roinn B1/C1 Hurling team: 1. Bill Looby, 2. Ralph Kerry, 3. Michael O' Reilly, 4. Fred Hackett, 5.  Brennan, 6. Matthew Buckley, 7. Tadhg Buckley, 8. Jack Kealy, 9. Matthew Downey, 10. Daniel Charles, 11. Fred Perry, 12. Adhvaith Divakaran, 13. Louis Carroll, 14. Jack O' Connor, 15. Conor Phelan, 18. Alex Nash. Principal: Eugene Fogarty. Coaches: Billy Hewitt & Diarmuid Burke

Scoil Iosef Naofa Under 11 Roinn C1 Hurling Team: 1. Harry Loughnane, 2. Liam Dunphy, 3. Conor Murphy, 4. Matthew Moore, 5. Sam Dooley, 6. Ceola Bergin, 7. Brody Lee, 8. Aaron Mulready, 9. Sean Nolan, 10. Michael Hanley, 11. Bobby McGann, 12. Declan Walsh, 13. Dan O' Brien, 14. Callum Bourke, 15. Daniel Hogan, 16. Jack Searson, 17. Bailey Loughnane, 18. Noah Van Wyk, 19. Keelin Begley, 20. Levente Kunos. Principal John Slattery. Coaches: Colm Darcy, Liam Phelan and Tom Stapleton.


Match 8 U11 Roinn B Hurling Scoil Mochaomhog Naofa 3-10 SN Béal an Átha 1-04

Two Mile Borris and Ballina were squaring up for their epic Roinn B final from the moment both teams emerged onto the pitch for their warm-ups. Both sides steely determination evident from their meticulous pre-match preparation. As the referee’s whistle sounded the start of the game both Tom Ryan and Billy Collins notched a point on the scoreboard for Two Mile Borris and Ballina respectively.  Billy Collins continued to notch up the scores for Ballina in the first half finding the crossbar twice more with deadly accuracy. Going into the second half however, it was Two Mile Borris who took a strong lead after two Jack Hayes goals before the whistle. Ballina were determined to push back against a string Two Mile Borris side. JP Mbokha Tansia scored 1-01 for the Ballina side to the delight of the Ballina supporters. Two Mile Borris were hard to shake however and Jack Hayes maanges another 0-04 from play with the support of David Costigan and Aaron Dwyer. Two Mile Borris opened up a lead that Ballina found hard to close. When the full-time whistle blew it was to the roars of Two Mile Borris team and supporters as their captain walked towards the presentation area to lift the shield for his side.

Scoil Mochaomhog Naofa Under 11 Roinn B Hurling Team: 2.Killian Cantwell, 3.Louis Coughlan, 4.Sarah Corcoran, 5.Tom Ryan, 6.David Costigan, 7.Jack Hayes, 8.Aaron Dwyer, 9.Eamon Ryan, 10.Tristain Troy, 11.Cathal Clancy, 12.Rory Heffernan, 13.Mikey Carroll, 14.Mark Drohan, 15.Molly O Dwyer, 16.Shane Crowe Doyle, 17.John Mulligan, 18.Sean O Dwyer. Principal: Joan Doherty. Coaches: Liam McCullagh & Morgan Lanigan.

S.N. Béal an Átha  - u11 Roinn B Iománaíocht: 1. William Bennett Quaid, 2. Conor Stritch, 3. Charlie Grace, 4. JP Mbokha Tansia, 5. Ruadhán O’Callaghan, 6. Billy Collins, 7. Seán Lyons, 8. Luke Power, 9. Dónal Houlihan, 10. Callum Foley, 11. Paddy Dowling, 12. Callum Deegan, 13. Alex Quinn, 14. Cian O’Donoghue, 15. Beck Beddows. Príomhoide: Bernice O’Connell. Múinteoirí: Adrian Ó Donnabháin & Dónal Neville.



Match 9 U11 Roinn C Camogie Moycarkey 7-01 Scoil Iosef Naofa 1-00

The second camogie match of the 2017 finals would prove to be no less of a battle than the first and as both Moycarkey and Scoil Iosef Naofa emerged from the players’ tunnel it was clear they were ready to battle it out to the bitter end. Sarah Murphy proved this dogged resolve with a burst through the Scoil Iosef backline to kick the ball past the keeper and into the back of the net. Caoimhe O’Sullivan and Ellen Maher would prove a lethal combination for Scoil Iosef and heaped on the pressure scoring 4-01 between them to put Moycarkey in a commanding lead. Ceola Bergin, not wanting to let her sides’ spirits dip, fought bravely with the support of Abbi Vozzi to find the back of the Moycarkey net and give Scoil Iosef their first goal. Though Scoil Iosef never relented in their grit and determination, the Moycarkey lead was simply too great. Moycarkey went on to claim the U11 Roinn C title for themselves and their school in style.

Scoil Iosef Naofa Under 11 Roinn C Camogie Team: 1. Tori Spencer, 2. Sarah O' Toole, 3. Ceola Bergin, 4. Abbi Vozzi, 5. Madison Moloney, 6. Niamh, O' Brien, 7. Aoibhe Matthews, 8. Ava Nash, 9. Cleo Carroll, 10. Jessica Ryan, 11. Katelyn O' Rourke Morgan, 12. Emma Beck, 13, Chloe O' Donoghue, 14. Cathy George, 15. Ruby Mitchell. Principal John Slattery. Coaches: Marianne Darcy, Maria Butler, Julie Kelly and Tom Stapleton.

Moycarkey N.S. Under 11 Roinn C Camogie Team: 1. Lucy O' Keeffe, 2. Mia O’ Meara, 3. Ellen Maher, 4. Shauna Flanagan, 5. Caoimhe O’ Sullivan, 6. Kate O' Keeffe, 7. Caoimhe Fitzgibbon, 8. Lucy Purcell, 9. Kate Dowling, 10. Sarah Murpghy, 11. Victoria McCormack, 12. Evie Ryan, 13. Aoife Maher, 14. Ella Ryan, 15. Kelly McGann Principal: Robert White.  



Matvh 10 U11 Roinn B Camogie Donaskeigh 5-00 Cashel GNS 1-00

Donaskeigh emerged from the players’ tunnel followed by a purposeful Cashel side. The air was electrified as they took to the field to the screams of their supporters. As the ref’s whistle started the game, Grace Lynch powered down the field for Donaskeigh and found the back of the Cashel net in seconds with great determination and effort. Cashel responded in kind with Grace Flanagan scoring her own goal from a high ball in over the heads of the backline of Donaskeigh. It was all to play for as both sides entered into the second half. Up to this point they had stayed level with everything to play for. It was Donaskeigh who managed to pull away from their opponents after a half-time talk from their coaches. Millie Kelly, Holly O’Connor and Sophie Farrell would prove a lethal trio to Cashel GNS efforts. Each girl managed a goal, the result was Donaskeigh surpassing Cashel GNS in a convincing style. Cashel fought back bravely with great efforts from Aibhe O’Dwyer and Mia Doherty but it was to be Donaskeigh’s day when the final whistle blew. The Donaskeigh captain collected the shield for their side.

Donaskeigh NS u 11 Camogie Roinn B 1.Amy Kennedy 2. Ellen Farrell 3. Saoirse O Dwyer 4. Grace Lynch 5.Millie Kelly 6.Ruby Kelly 7.Ava Lynch 8.Sophie Farrell 9.Holly O Connor. Principal: Pat O Carroll. Coaches: James McCarthy,Yvonne Kelly

St. John the Baptist GPS Cashel, Roinn B Under 11 Camogie Team: 2. Cailey Peters Cullen, 3. Allie Corcoran, 4. Aibhe O’Dwyer, 5. Emilia Fitzgerald, 6. Carrie Anne Ryan, 7. Grace Flanagan, 8. Anna O’Brien, 9. Mia Doherty, 10. Clara Brosnan, 11. Marina Aguirre, 12. Hannah Butler, Principal: Mary Andrews. Coaches: Frances Horan, Pauric Murray.


Match 11 U11 Roinn A-1 Camogie Scoil Mhuire Gan Smál, New Inn 12-03 Cashel GNS 1-00

The previous  camogie matches of the county finals of day one featured strong and determined teams that proved the future is bright for the sport in Tipperary. New Inn emerged from the tunnel and exploded onto the field, Cara Hennessy scoring the first goal of the day from a long range and deadly accurate shot into the back of the Cashel net. Cashel were in hot pursuit with their forward line of Ines Aguirre and Annessa Moore working the ball up the field, putting pressure on the New Inn side and keeping their team in contention. Going into the second half New Inn had a convincing lead, however Cashel kept their heads and the New Inn forward line of Ciara Collins and Hannah Dalzell away from their goal line. Despite their dogged determination however, Emily McGrath found the back of the Cashel net in the last minutes to secure their sides victory of New Inn. Scoil Mhuire Gan Smál, New Inn lifted the shield and claimed the U11 Roinn A-1 title for themselves and their school.

St. John the Baptist GPS Cashel, Roinn A1 Under 11 Camogie Team: 2. Leah O’Dwyer, 3. Maja Grygiel, 4. Oliwia Grygiel, 5. Lucy Burke, 6. Caitlin Murphy, 7. Ines Aguirre, 8. Annessa Moore, 9. Emily Moloney, 10. Ella Butler, 11. Tara Quinn, 12. Lorna Ryan, 13. Ella Begley, 14. Eadaoin Bonnar, 15. Orla Ryan. Principal: Mary Andrews. Coaches: Frances Horan, Pauric Murray.

Scoil Mhuire Gan Smál, New Inn Under 11 A1 Camógie Team: 1. Niamh Marnane, 2. Cathe Richardson, 3. Aisling Fitzpatrick, 4. Ciara McCarthy, 5. Margaret McGrath, 6. Ciara Collins, 7. Cara Hennessy, 8. Hannah Dalzell, 9. Ava Harnett, 10. Emily McGrath, 11. Catherine Fitzgerald.Principal: Fiona Ryan. Coaches: Brian White & Mary Barlow


Match 12 U11 Roinn F Hurling Rathcabbin 4-05 Skeheenarinky 3-04

As the sun settled high over the stadium in Thurles, the atmosphere was electric as Rathcabbin and Skeheenarinky emerged from the players’ tunnel and out onto the field of play. The ref’s whistle sounded the start of play and Jack O’Brien was first on the scoreboard for Skeheenarinky, finding the crossbar of the Rathcabbin goal line. Nicola Kelly responded in kind for her side Rathcabbin with the help of Robert Duffey and Paul Calahan. The trio worked the ball up the field past the Skeheenarinky backline and Paul Calahan pucking the ball past the keeper for a spectacular finish. Lee Hogan went on to score another two goals before the half-time whistle to put his side Rathcabbin into the lead. Skeheenarinky came back onto the pitch renewed for the second half. Cormac Vaughan and Jack O’Brienworked hard to find the goal line of Rathcabbin and were rewarded with three goals between them. The lethal pair of Robert Duffy and Killian Fitzgerald would return for Rathcabbin to find points apiece for their side and cement their victory over Skeheenarinky in a convincing fashion. Skeheenarinky, not ones to drop out early, battled bravely until the end but it was to be Rathcabbin’s day with their captain accepting the U11 Roinn F shield for their school.

Skeheenarinky N.S. Under11 Roinn F Hurling Team: 1. Gavin Canty, 2. Josh Kearney, 3. Cathal Maher, 4. Ben Walsh, 5. Cormac Vaughan, 6. Jack O’Brien, 7. Katie Kelly, 8. Erinn Brennan, 9. David Connolly, 10. Oisin Power, 11. Sarah Delaney, Principal: Catherine Doyle, Coach: Eddie Maher

Rathcabbib NS: 1.Conn O'Meara. 2.Lee Hogan. 3.Celine Guinan. 4.Liam Donoghue. 5.Robert Duffy. 6.Paul Cahalan. 7.Nicola Kelly. 8.Nicholas Perry. 9.Dean Naylor.
10.Sarah Gorman. 11.Emma Deegan. 12.Maria Heenan. 13.Grace Dooley Reid.
14.Darragh Duffy. 15.Killian Fitzgerald. 16.Jason Clancy. 17.Noah Hayes.
18.William O'Meara. Principal/coach : Conor D'Arcy


Match 13 U13 Roinn A Camogie Anacarty 10-04 Holycross 0-01

The stadium had been electrified all day with high calibre games from every Roinn and as the teams of Anacarthy  and Holycross emerged from the tunnel, enthusiastic and ready to contest the Roinn A camogie title for the 2017 season the supporters lifted the roof. Cora Heffernan claimed the first score of the day for Anacarthy with a long solo into the backline of Holycross and a determined puck of the ball into the back of the Holycross net. Michelle Dwan responded in kind, scoring the first for Holycross when an accurately placed long ball over the bar started Holycross on the scoreboard. The first half of this game was for either team to claim. Anacarthy emerged onto the field for the second half with a determined game face. Orla O’Brien flicking the ball past the Holycross goalkeeper, Cora Heffernan would follow quickly with goals of her own to give Anacarthy a convincing lead. Holycross, veterans of numerous county finals at this stage, didn’t let these scores shake their confidence however. Again however, Cora Heffernan, supported by Ella Cummins, finding the Holycross net with a close range puck of the ball after a powerful run through her opponent’s backline. Three successive goals from the Anacarthy side would ensure their eventual victory over Holycross to the delight of their supporters and coaches.

Anacarty N.S. Under 13 Roinn A Camogie Team:  1. Áine O’Dwyer, 2. Áine Ryan, 3. Ciara Fleming, 4. Amie Kelly, 5. Shauna Heffernan, 6. Ella Cummins, 7. Orla O’Brien, 8. Cora Heffernan, 9.  Jennifer Heffernan, 10. Aoife Ahern, 11. Aoife Fleming, 12. Nicole Barry, 13. Ciara Jackman.  Principal: Olivia Ryan. Coaches: Marian Anderson, Mairéad Ryan and Mary O’Dwyer.


St. Michaels N.S Holycross Under 13 Roinn A Camogie Team: 1. Ava O Shea,  2. Alison Fitzgerald, 3. Ciara Ryan, 4. Aoife O’ Reilly, 6. Robbyn Fitzgerald, 7. Emma Dwyer , 8. Michelle Dwan, 9. Caoimhe McGrath 10. Leah O Keefe, 11. Rhianna CahilL, 12. Holli Maher, 13. Amy Fennessy, 14. Gráinne Condon, 15. Roisín Dwan, 17. Roisín Hickey, 18. Roisín Ryan, 19. Hannah Clarke, 20. Sophie McDonall, 21. Miah Bourke, 22. Megan Kelly, 23. Aimee Fogarty Ryan. Principal: Ger Corbett. Coaches: Siobhá Doran & Deirdre Corcoran



Match 14 U13 Roinn E Hurling Ardcroney 2-09 Clonmore 3-05

As the day was drawing to an end on day one on the 2017 Tipperary Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Hurling Finals the Ardcroney and Clonmore sides were to take to the field and prove that the future was bright for Tipperary hurling. Jack Gleeson took to the field quickly for Ardcroney and rocketed past the Clonmore defence and rattled the back of the net to the roars of the Ardcroney supporters. A combination of Robert Lee and James Ryan responded with 0-05 for their side and kept Clonmore in the game. Going into the half time it was to be a very close game. Upon their return to the field of play both sides were determined that would not be the case when the final whistle blew. Jack Mulcahy, supported by Eamon Coonan and Seán Hayes would score no less than 1-03 for Ardcroney. Tomás Collier would be one of his side’s top scorer for Clonmore with the help of James Ryan  and Patrick Hickey. 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 point that separated both sides. Ardcroney would go on to lift the shield and claim victory for their side.

Ardcroney NS Under 13 Roinn E Hurling team: 1. Daniel Cahalan  2. Sean Hayes, 3. Jack Ryan, 4. Jack Mulcahy, 5. Eamon Coonan, 6. Michael Cleary, 7. Jack Gleeson, 8. Eoin Carroll, 9. Brian O'Meara, 10. Ray Quinlivan, 11. Cian Hayes, 12. Paul Molloy, 13. Aaron Mcgrath,  14. Peter Flannery, 15. Diarmuid Healy, 16. Lucas Jones. Principal: Martin Ryan. Coach: Martin Ryan. 

Clonmore N.S. Under 13 Roinn E Hurling Team: 1. Ciarán O’Shea, 2. Daniel Joyce, 3. Tomás Collier, 4. Jamie Bergin, 5. James Ryan, 6. Denis Noonan, 7. Patrick Hickey, 8. Robert Lee, 9. Donnacha McPherson, 10. Hannah Delahunty, 11. Stephen Shaw, 12. Aaron Burke, 13. Kenneth Butler, 14. Aoife Bergin. Principal: Brian Kenny. Coaches: Brian Kenny & Liam Treacy.


Match 15 U13 Roinn G-1 Hurling Clonoutly 5-08 Ballyporeen 2-06

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 2017 Tipperary Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Hurling Finals. Keelan Ryan would draw first blood for Clonoulty and score in quick succession no less that 1-02 for his side to the delight of the supporters present. Cillian Hacket and Charlie English responded quick to the challenge laid down and scored 2-04 between them for Ballyporeen, heaping pressure on Clonoulty. Jack Ryan-Murphy showed the skill of the Clonoulty side however with a point from a free most senior intercounty players would struggle with. Ballyporeen was by no means about to roll over. Cillian Hackett notched up 0-02 in the second half that would keep Ballyporeen spirits high. Finbarr Ryan and Abbie Ryan broke through the Ballyporeen defence and put points over the bar to the delights of the Clonoulty supporters. After a hard fought battle the dust settled and it was to be Clonoulty who would claim the title for their side after some tremendous displays of hurling determination from both sides.

Clonoulty N.S. Under 13 Roinn G1 Hurling Team: 8. Laura Egan, 2. Richard Ferncombe, 6. Aoife Bourke, 7. Keelan Ryan, 3. Finbarr Ryan, 5. Tomás Taylor, 4. Abbie Ryan, 9. Jack Ryan Maher, 14. Andrea Quirke, 13. Kyle O'Donnell, 11. Daniel Murphy, 16. Jack Wade. Principal: Tommy O'Brien. Coach: Cora Hennessy. 

Scoil Teampall Toinne Ballyporeen Under 13 Roinn G-1 Hurling Team: 1. Eoghan O'Dwyer, 2. Seán Lynch, 4. Aaron Hickey, 9. Charlie English, 10. Cillian Hackett, 11. Evan Hickey, 13. Conán Roche, 15. Abi Ryan, 16. Jack O'Callaghan, 18. Corey O'Gorman. Principal: Bernard O'Connell. Teacher / Coach: Shane Molan


Match 16 U13 Roinn G Hurling Ballycahill 10-10 Lisronagh 2-08

As evening fell on the first day of the 2017 Tipperary Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Hurling Finals it was to be the turn of some of the smallest schools in the county to take to the field and though they were small in number they were giants in skill and determination as the whistle blew to signal the start of the last game of the day. Jimmy Lahart scored a long range point to claim the first score for Ballycahill. This was quickly responded to by Jack Lane for Lisronagh. It seemed that both teams were evenly matched and that the game would come right down to the final whistle. Jim Ryan and Sam Malone heaped pressure on the Lisronagh side rattling the back of the net five times in the first half. Dire Luttrell and Killian Butler tried gallantly to keep pace scoring 1-01 from play for their side but it was Ballycahill who would lead into the second half. Dire Luttrell didn’t let this dampen his sides spirts however; emerging onto the field for the second half refreshed and ready for a battle. He would go on to score 1-02 for Lisronagh with his hard work. Jimmy Lahart fought back for Ballycahill and supported by Jim Ryan and Sam Malone managed a goal each. These scores would go on to seal victory for Ballycahill. Lisronagh fought hard until the final whistle but as it blew so too did the winds of fortune for Ballycahill. 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.


Lisronagh N.S. Under 13 Roinn G Hurling Team: 1. Paddy Whyte, 2. D. C. Hayes, 3. Gerard McGrath, 4. Killian Butler, 5. Dire Luttrell, 6. Cillian O’Halloran, 7. Cian McCarthy, 8. Nicole Delaney, 9. Jack Lane, 10. Julina Cronin, Darragh Cronin. Principal: Angela McGrath. Coaches: Catherine O’Brien & Carmel Armstrong.

Ballycahill NS U13 Roinn G Hurling Team: 1. Aaron Holland, 2. Evan Morris, 3. Dylan Chan, 4. Séan McGrath, 5. Jim Ryan, 6. Sam Malone, 7. Jimmie Lahart, 8. Dan O’Connell, 9. Bill Bannon, 10. Jack O’Dwyer, 11. Jack Lahart, 12. Jack Finn, 13. Séan Ryan. Principal: Mary Madden Ryan.  Coaches: Dan Gallagher, Padraic Hennessy & Michael Maher



DAY 2 Reports by John Manley, PRO Tipperary Allianz Cumann na mBunscol.


Match 17: U13 H Hurling Killea 8-5 Kilkeary 4-10

Kilkeary N.S. Under 13 Roinn H Hurling Team: 1.Evan Doyle, 2.Jack Harford, 3.Michael Gleeson, 4.Tadhg Gleeson, 5.David O'Brien, 6.David Conway, 7.Ben O'Dwyer, 8.Christopher O'Dwyer, 9.Conor Doran, 10.Cuilean McGovern, 11.Maura Gleeson, 12.Aoibhinn Murphy, 13.Katie Ryan, 14.Abbie Fogarty, 15.Kate Mulligan Hoare, 16.Abbie Forde, 17.Aimee Armstrong, 18.Shauna Fogarty. Principal Kieran Grace.

Killea NS Under-13 Roinn H Hurling Team:  1. Tom Bourke, 2. Shaun Jordan (Captain), 3. Don Devine, 4. Katie Burke, 5. Aodhna Barrett, 6. Kyle Whelan, 7. Michael Coffey,  8. Eoin Fogarty, 9. Gráinne Russell, 10. Donnchadh Broderick, 11. Kevin Bourke, 12. Joss Devine, 13. Jack Burke, 14. Tommy Burke, 15. Paudie Barrett.  Principal: Bríd Coffey. Teacher: Kate Lupton. Coaches: Kevin Nolan, John Coffey, Willie Whelan.

The U13 H hurling final brought together Kilkeary NS and Kilkeary NS in what was an intriguing spectacle from start to finish. This was a very high scoring spectacle with both sides finding their rhythm from the very start. An early Michael Coffey goal settled any nerves the Killea players may have had as he dispatched a fine ground stroke to the Kilkeary net. David Conway responded with a fine point for Kilkeary. When Michael Coffey banged in another goal for Killea from close range, it looked as if the game had the potential to get away from a fine Kilkeary side. Kilkeary had other ideas however and came thundering back into the game to leave a half time score of Killea 7-02 Kilkeary 3-07. The second half was no less entertaining and two great points from Aodhna Barrett and Michael Coffey put the seal on a famous factory for a superb Killea side. No doubt this fine young Kilkeary side will be back in the stadium in the very near future. Ben O’Dwyer and David Conway were two players who really caught the eye for a superb Kilkeary side while Michael Coffey turned in a ‘player of the match’ display for Killea.


Match 18: U13 C Hurling Borrisoleigh 7-07 Tipperary CBS 3-03

U/13 Roinn C The Monastery School Tipperary Town: 1. Ben Dudley 2. Caolan Halligan(captain) 3. Liam Kinnane 4. Colm Power 5. Peter Ryan 6. Eoin Doocey 7. Ben Ryan 8. Gavin O'Meara 9. John Paul Lohan 10. Cormac Donovan 11. Matthew Kavanagh 12. Shane Quigley 13. Gavin Cussen 14. Aaron Mulcahy 15. Ronan O'Connor 17. Dion O'Brien 18. James Kinnane 19. James Kilmartin 20. Philip Delaney 21. Michael Moloney 22. Marcus Kinnane 23. Matt Russell 24. Erikas Laiva 25. Daniel Facalet. Principal: Pat O'Halloran, Coaches: Paudie Reale, John Hennessy 

Scoil Naomh Cualán, Borrisoleigh Under 13 Roinn C Hurling 1. Harry Groome, 2. Razuk Atttik, 3. Seán Young, 4. Michael Kennedy, 5. Patrick Brett, 6. Tom Delaney, 7. Cathal Rabbitte, 8. Cian Murphy, 9. Pádraig Mc Cormack, 10. Archie Devaney, 11. Darragh Chute, 12. Eamon Groome, 13. Kian Young, 14. Dylan Fahy, 15. Shane Maher, 16. Emma Kelly, 17. Jane Delaney, 18. Luke Preston, 19. Aoife Fitzgerald, 20. Lochlainn Hodgins, 21. Eoghan O Hagan, 22. Robert Moore, 23. Aaron Young, 24. Tadhg Stapleton. Princiapl: Mrs Kay Ryan, Coach: Michael Small.

Borrisoleigh and Tipperary CBS served up another classic in this absorbing U13 Roinn C Hurling decider. An early point from Tipperary Primary Game star Paddy McCormack got Borrisoleigh off to a good start. He soon followed this up with a superb goal which gave Tipperary CBS goalie Ben Dudley no chance. Soon after this Matthew Kavanagh rifled a superb shot to the Borrisoleigh net to send the Tipp CBS supporters into dreamland! Borrisoleigh were to have the better off the opening half from this point on however and entered the half time interval with a comfortable eleven point cushion. To their eternal credit Tipp CBS continued to put it up to their North Tipp rivals but could never get close enough to exert serious pressure on this star studded Borrisoleigh side. Eoin Dooley turned in a ‘player of the match’ display for Tipp CBS while the aforementioned Paddy McCormack was well supported by Eamon Groome and Darragh Chute among others for Borrisoleigh. 


Match 19: U13 C Camogie Ballylooby 6-12 Borrisoleigh 1-00

Scoil Naomh Cualán, Borrisoleigh Under 13 Roinn C Camogie: 1. Lisa Carr, 2. Anna Mc Grath, 3. Aoife Fitzgerald, 4. Anna Harkin, 5. Jane Delaney, 6. Emma Kelly, 7. Emma Maher, 8. Rhona Lyons, 9. Hope Bergin, 10. Chloe Carroll, 11. Niamh Ryan, 12. Alesha Fanning, 13. Tara Kennedy, 14. Natasha Kennedy. Principal: Mrs Kay Ryan, Coach: Michael Small

Ballylooby NS Under 13 Roinn C Camogie Team: 1. Holly Fox, 2. Megan Coffey, 3. Kacey Meehan, 4. Emer Curry, 5. Jill Ryan, 6. Aisling Ryan (Captain), 7. Danielle Whelan, 8. Clara English, 9. Shauna Morrissey, 10. Anna Sheehan, 11. Leah Caplice, 12. Sadhbh Coffey, 13. Lily Langton, 14. Rosaleen O' Gorman.  Principal: Anna Sampson. Coaches: Eimear Myles, Aoife Neville, Donal McCarthy

This game got off to an explosive start when team captain Aisling Ryan buried the ball to the net from 20 yards out to settle early nerves for this superb Ballylooby side. Ballylooby gave what could only be described as almost the perfect team performance with all their players contributing handsomely to the victory. Borrisoleigh never gave up however and fought valiantly to the bitter end. Aisling Ryan and ‘player of the match’ Clara English did the most of the scoring for this superb Ballylooby outfit. They were ably supported by their terrific teammates. A first half goal from Hope Bergin was one of the highlights for this promising Borrisoleigh side. Borrisoleigh’s Emma Kelly and Jane Delaney gave ‘Player of the Match’ performances for Borrisoleigh.



Match 20: U11 A Camogie Holycross 4-02 Boherlahan 3-00

Boherlahan NS Under 11 Roinn A Camogie Team: 1.Molly Gilmartin, 2.Rachel O’Dwyer, 3.Paula Quirke, 4.Anna Murphy, 5.Eimear Dwan, 6.Rachel Ryan, 7.Maria Murphy, 8.Kate McCarthy, 9.Mia Hickey, 10.Ella Coppinger, 11.Annmarie Ryan, 12.Katie Norbury, 13.Hayleigh Butler Cuddihy, 14.Éabha Ryan. Principal: Mary O’Donnell. Coaches: Tom Dorney, Anne O’Dwyer & Irene Dwan.

St. Michaels N.S Holycross Under 11 Roinn A Camogie Team: 1. Roisín Dwan,  2. Alison Fitzgerald, 3. Holli Maher, 4. Aoife O’ Reilly, 6. Robbyn Fitzgerald, 7. Miah Bourke , 8. Rhianna Cahill, 9. Megan Kelly 10. Sophie McDonall, 11. Hannah Clarke, 12. Tess Allen, 13. Rachel Hevey, 14. Sarah Ryan, 15. Millie Ryan, 17. Kelly Hannigan, 18. Lucy Joyce. Principal: Ger Corbett. Coaches: Siobhán Doran & Deirdre Corcoran.

Two giants of the Tipperary camogie world collided in this absorbing U11 A camogie decider. This game was eagerly anticipated as very little had separated the teams in an earlier group game. Holycross appeared to be cruising early on but a fine goal from Anna Murphy gave the Boherlahan girls renewed hope as they entered the half time interval. The second half was no less entertaining with both teams throwing caution to the wind. Another Anna Murphy goal for Boherlahan kept her team in touch but two late goals; including one clinical finish from Holycross’ Megan Kelly secured victory for this star studded Holycross side. Eimear Dwan produced a ‘Player of the Match’ display for Boherlahan and was ably assisted by her impressive teammates. 


Match 21 U 11 D Camogie Burgess 4-09 Ardfinnan 2-03

Burgess U11 Roinn D Camogie Team: 1 Stephanie Grey, 2. Aisling Kennedy, 3.Iris Grace, 4.Laura Kennedy, 5. Marie Ryan, 6.  Áine Grace, 7. Emma Kennedy, 8. Rena Ryan, 9. Lily McDonnell, 10. Kayla Tokarska. Principal: Bríd Slattery Coaches: John Hogan & Breda Floyd

Ardfinnan N.S. Under 11 Roinn D Camogie Team: 1. Rebekah Coughlan, 2. Katie O'Connor, 3. Ellie McNamara, 4. Isabelle Cuddihy, 5. Zara Casey, 6. Clodagh Bourke, 7. Sinéad Mason, 8. Cleo Burke, 9. Emer O'Mahoney, 10. Kayleigh O'Leary, 11. Rachel Shine, 12. Sadhbh Carrigan, 13. Siobhán O'Mahoney, 14. Charlie Landy. Principal: Mairéad Condon. Coaches: Niamh Molumphy, Gráinne Bourke & Liam O'Sullivan.

Burgess arguably saved their performance of the year for the biggest stage of all when they overcame a very impressive Ardfinnan side. Both schools produced terrific displays which will live long in the memory. Burgess’ Laura Kennedy (4 points) and Marie Ryan (goal) exchanged first half scores with Ardfinnan’s Clodagh Bourke (2 points) and Rebekah Coughlan (1 point) to leave four points between the teams at half time. The second half produced some superb free flowing play with both sides playing with complete abandon. Emer O’Mahoney’s goal from a ground stroke had ‘The Maroon’s’ fans in a state of brief delirium. However late scores from Lily McDonnell and Laura Kennedy secured a famous victory for a superb Burgess team. Laura Kennedy was nominated as ‘Player of the Match’ for Burgess NS.


Match 22 U11 A Hurling Templemore 2-12 Cashel 2-11

St John the Baptist BNS U11 Roinn A Hurling Team:  1.  Blake Doyle Carroll  2.  Oisín O’Donoghue 3.  Tiernan Ryan  4.  Aidan Skeffington  5.  Adrian Gayson Molloy  6.  Mikey Gayson  7.  Conall Moloney  8.  Eoghan Dunne  9.  Colm Ryan  10.  Adam McGrath  11.  Bríain O’Donoghue  12. Callum Butler Buckely  13.  Paul Cummins  14.  Evan O’Neill.

St. Colmcille's Templemore Under 11 Roinn A Hurling Team: 1.Ned Delaney, 2.Josh Quinlan, 3.Cormac Foy, 4.Cian Sheedy, 5.Michael Cahill, 6.Jack Marnell, 7.Tom Corcoran, 8.Jamie Monaghan, 9.Jamie Ormond, 10.Glen Fennell, 11.Dylan Quinlan, 12.Cormac Bourke, 13.Dayle Hogan. Principal: Kieran Healy. Coaches: Conor Doyle & Denis Kelly.

St. Colmcille’s Templemore and St John the Baptist BNS Cashel served up the proverbial humdinger in this U11 A decider. These teams traded blows like gladiators in the colosseum in what was a frenetic opening half!! This was a game for the ages between two teams who have dined regularly at the top table in recent years. The level of skill on display from both teams was of a particularly high standard. Cashel BNS were a terrific stick passing outfit and their ‘heads up’ style of play had them on the front foot for much of the opening half. Templemore were equally impressive and their high fielding was obviously something they have worked plenty on in training. Nine points from the stick of Oisín O’Donoghie and an Aidan Skeffington rocket into the top corner of the Templemore net were first half highlights for the Cashel boys. Templemore had a more even spread of scores throughout the game however with seven different players getting on the score sheet. This was arguably a crucial factor in tipping the scales in their favour by the very minimum after a ferociously contested period of extra time. Cashel’s Oisín O’Donoghue is definitely a young player with a very bright future. He gave an exhibition of point scoring throughout. In a star studded Templemore side, Ned Delaney produced a ‘Player of the Match’ display in goals. Another young player with a bright future no doubt!


Match 23 U 11 E Camogie Clonoulty 2-11 Littleton 3-02

Littleton N.S. U-11 Roinn E Camogie Team: 1. Aoife Shelly, 2. Aimee Slattery, 3. Rachel Ralph, 4. Ciara Shelly, 5. Caitlin Shelly, 6. Sophie Delaney, 7. Tara O'Brien, 8. Rebecca O'Donoghue, 9. Paige Thackaberry, 10. Kelsey Conway, 11. Ella Lee, 12. Chloe Delaney, Principal: Christy Clancy, Coaches: Christy Clancy, Noreen Delaney & Shane Dempsey.

Clonoulty N.S. Under 11 Roinn E Camogie Team: 10. Sophie Maher, 2. Lyla Murphy, 3. Clodagh Ryan, 6. Aoife Bourke, 4. Andrea Quirke, 5. Rebecca Riordan, 7. Emma Ely. Principal: Tommy O'Brien. Coach: Cora Hennessy. 

This U11 E camogie decider was keenly contested from start to finish. Littleton were back in a county final for the first time in years and brought a ferocious work-rate and desire on the day. On this occasion however, they came up against a very hungry Clonoulty side who were just a little more clinical on the day. Ciara Shelly produced a performance that Littleton supporters are unlikely to forget in a hurry and her final tally of 3-02 was all the more impressive having amassed it against such a resolute Clonoulty defence. Former Tipperary camogie player Cora Hennessey had obviously put in the work on the training field with the Clonoulty girls and after entering the interval 7 points in front, it provided them with enough of a cushion to see the game out in the face of some serious pressure being exerted by a super Littleton side. ‘Player of the Match’ Aoife Bourke’s second half scores were instrumental in securing the title for a superb Clonoulty side.


Match 24 U 13 F Camogie Ardfinnan 9-01 Kiladangan 1-00

Ardfinnan N.S. Under 13 Roinn F Camogie Team: 1. Rebekah Coughlan, 2. Éabha Lambert, 3. Anna Mae Walsh, 4. Caoimhe O'Mahoney, 5. Abbie O'Leary, 6. Molly Purcell, 7. Katie O'Connor, 8. Clodagh Bourke, 9. Sinéad Mason, 10. Erin Ruth, 11. Ellie McNamara, 12. Molly O'Neill, 13. Kaylagh Condon, 14. Isabelle Cuddihy, 15. MollyAnne Hackett, 16. Caoimhe Ward, 17. Aoife O'Neill. Principal: Máiréad Condon. Coaches: Niamh Molumphy, Gráinne Bourke & Liam O'Sullivan.

Kiladangan NS U13 Roinn F Camogie Team: 1. Aoife Gleeson, 2. Chloe Culhane, 3. Laoise ní Riain, 4. Olivia Mulhall, 5. Emma Cahalan, 6. Charlotte Collier, 7. Cara Mulcahy, 8. Anna Schweitnitz, 9. Ally Ryan, 10. Kate Ryan, 11. Roisin Connolly, 12. Ellie Courtney, Principal. Darragh Egan. Coaches: Patricia Hogan and Patrick Gallagher.

This was another entertaining game involving two very skillful teams. Kiladangan had plenty of possession on the day but didn’t have that little bit of luck you sometimes need when it comes to converting chances on county final day. Ardfinnan in sharp contrast took the vast majority of scoring opportunities on offer to run out convincing winners in the end. A first half hat-trick from Caoimhe O’Mahoney saw the Maroons take a ten point lead into the interval. Charlotte Collier’s strike to the roof of the Ardfinnan net was a wonderful first half highlight for the Kiladangan girls. Ardfinnan continued to take their chances in the second half and scores from Molly Purcell, Katie O’Connor and Clodagh Bourke laid the foundations for a historic victory for the Maroons.


Match 25 U13 D Camogie Corville 8-03 Rossmore 3-00

Scoil Iosef Naofa Under 13 Roinn D Camogie Team: 1. Tori Spencer, 2. Ava Nash, 3. Niamh O' Brien, 4. Shauna Egan, 5. Molly Dooley, 6. Ceola Bergin, 7. Khya Lynch, 8. Madison Moloney, 9. Abbi Vozzi, 10. Samantha O' Toole, 11. Katelyn O' Rourke Morgan, 12. Aoibhe Matthews, 13. Leah Walsh. Principal John Slattery. Coaches: Marianne Darcy, Maria Butler, Julie Kelly and Tom Stapleton.

Rossmore N.S. Under 13 Roinn D Camogie Team: 1. Orla Ryan, 2. Kate Ferncombe, 3. Angela Ryan N., 4. Lorna Ryan, 5. Lucy Kinane, 6. Therese Ryan, 7. Suzie Ryan, 8. Michelle Slattery, 9. Niamh Igoe, 10. Gemma Fitzgerald, 11. Dervla Wilson, 12. Becky Barry, 13. Amy Horan. Principal: Teresa O’Connor. Coaches: Denis O’ Mahony & Mary Rainsford


The opening half of this U13 D camogie decider was action packed with some superb shooting on display from both teams. ‘Player of the Match’ Khya Lynch was a player who really caught the eye for Corville in the opening half as she finished the half with 2-01 to her name. A Lorna Ryan strike on the run and a ground stroke from Kate Ferncombe produced two superb goals for the Rossmore girls. Corville came out of the blocks very quickly at the start of the second half and further goals from Khya Lynch and Ceola Bergin ensured a famous victory for the Roscrea girls. A volleyed goal from Kate Ferncombe was the highlight of the second half for an excellent and determined Rossmore team.


Match 26 U 13 D Hurling Golden 3-10 Corville 1-03

Scoil Iosef Naofa Under 13 Roinn D Hurling Team: 1. Matthew Bergin, 2. Sean Purcell, 3. Cian Carey, 4. Cormac O' Connor, 5. Lee Loughnane, 6. Alex Morrisey, 7. Cillian Bergin, 8. Devin Loughnane, 9. Brian O' Rourke, 10. Ryan Thompson, 11. Leon Byrne, 12. Luke Fletcher, 13. Conor Murphy, 14. Aaron Mulready, 15. Bobby McGann, 16. Patrick Moloney, 17. Billy hayes, 18. Cathal McDonald, 19. Sam Dooley, 20. Harry Loughnane, 21. Josh Loughnane, 22. Matthew Moore, 23. Michael Hanley, 24. Khya Lynch, 25. Molly Dooley, 26. Shauna Egan, 27, Darragh Fletcher, 28. Liam Dunphy. Principal John Slattery. Coaches: Colm Darcy, Liam Phelan and Tom Stapleton.

GOLDEN NS U13 D Hurling: 1. Ciarán Byrne 2. Jack Dalton 3. Billy Loveridge 4. Cian Ryan 5. Ben Currivan 6. Daniel O Dwyer 7. Pádraig Dalton 8. Jack Bergin 9. Gavin Dalton 10. Éanna Ormond 11. Lee Hayes 12. Jason Morey 13. Aoife White 14. Aaron Colohan 15. Jamie Moloney.

Green Jerseys (Extended panel. Just togging and not playing)1. Tyler Barry 8. Mario Morales Blanco 9. Daniel Quealy 10. Ryan McKnight 11. Conor Ryan  Cathal McCarthy (injured) Mikey Taylor (injured). Coaches: Thomas Lyng (Principal), James McCarthy.

This was another terrific spectacle which exhibited everything we have come to love about our nativce games. Both teams produced some sublime moments of skill in the opening half. When Ryan Thompson cut through the Golden defence like a knife through butter to finish to the back of the Golden net, things were looking ominous for the Golden boys. Nevertheless, they responded well with some terrific scores from Tipperary Primary Game star Ben Currivan to ensure Golden were very much in the hunt entering the half time break. The second half saw the Golden defence get to grips with the Corville attack and further scores from Gavin Dalton, Ben Currivan and Billy Loveridge ensured a famous victory for a Golden side who laid the foundations for this victory over the previous few years with some excellent performances in the U11 competitions in recent years. Corville contributed hugely to this game and ‘Player of the Match’ Cian Carey produced a superb display which won’t be forgotten anytime soon!


Match 27 U11 D Hurling Mullinahone 2-11 Ardcroney 3-07

Ardcroney NS Under 11 Roinn D Hurling Team: 1. Ray Quinlivan, 2. Eamonn Coonan, 3. Cathal McIntyre, 4. Shane Cleary, 5. Brian O'Meara, 6. Billy O'Brien, 7. Michael Cleary, 8. Paul Molloy, 9. Cian Hayes, 10. Diarmuid Healy, 11. Peter Flannery, 12. Aaron McGrath, 13. Lucas Jones, 14. Evan Comerford, 15. Stasic Setikas, 16. Eoghan Dunne, 17. Scott O'Brien, 18. Jack McGrath,19. Raymond Dunne, 20. Tommy O'Meara Principal : Martin Ryan. Coach: Martin Ryan.

Mullinahone N.S. Under 11 Roinn D Hurling Team: 1. Ned O’Meara, 2. Cillian Direen, 3. Adam Doyle,

4. Matthew Direen, 5. Sam Rowan, 6. Liam Doyle, 7. Pierce Vaughan, 8. Philomena Gillman, 9. Finnian Morrissey.


This was another match that was eagerly anticipated by both neutrals and involved parties alike. Both teams entered the final on the back of some very encouraging recent displays. The opening half was end to end as both teams peppered each other’s goals with powerful shots. When Nenagh Éire Óg rising star Billy O’Brien fired a rocket of a shot to the top corner of the Mullinahone net, the large Ardcroney contingent celebrated loudly in the old stand. Sam Rowan scored an equally impressive first half goal for Mullinahone as he raced half the field with the ball on his stick before striking the ball to the top corner of the net. Mullinahone led by one point at the half time interval. The second half was no less entertaining as both teams played with great freedom. A kicked goal from the superb Michael Cleary had Ardcroney believing they had one hand on the title but late scores from the mercurial Sam Rowan and Matthew Direen wrestled the title away from them. This was one of the best under 11 finals we have ever seen. Ardcroney were very gracious losers and no doubt will return to the winner’s enclosure in the very near future. Mullinahone are a terrific team and in ‘Player of the Match’ Sam Rowan, they had a player of great promise who was arguably the difference between the two teams on the day.


Match 28 U11 E Hurling Gortnahoe NS 5-10 Donaskeigh 5-08

Gortnahoe N.S. Under 11 Roinn E Hurling Team: 1. Lorcan Bourke, 2. Patrick Norton, 3. Jason Kelly, 4. Conor Gleeson, 5. Damien Corbett, 6. Kevin Laffan, 7. Eamonn Long, 8. David Stanley, 9. Lee Norton. Principal: David O’Dwyer 

Donaskeigh NS Under 11 Roinn E Hurling team 1. Sean Farrell 2.Donnacha Cleary 3.Joseph O Dwyer 4.Adam Daly 5.Philip O Neill 6.Sean Cannon 7. Evan Slattery 8. Michael Ryan 9. David Kingston.

This U11 E hurling decider had everything the purists would like to see with first time hurling, superb fielding in the air and unerring accuracy a strong feature of both school’s performances. An early Damien Corbett goal really settled the Gortnahoe boys. The response from Donaskeigh was emphatic with goals from Evan Slattery and Joseph O’Dwyer signalling their early intent. Donaskeigh led by three points at the break. Two second half goals from the stick of Philip O’Neill threatened to secure the title for a superb Donaskeigh side but a late Damien Corbett goal following a clean catch and strike ultimately secured a historic title for the boys from Gortnahoe. It was an absorbing contest between two really skilful teams.


Match 29 U11 D1/E1 Hurling Lisvernane 5-06 Clerihan 0-07

Clerihan N.S Under 11 'B' Roinn D1 / E1 Hurling Panel: 1. Cormac Brennan, 2. Evan Hennessy, 3. Cillian Begley, 4. Aidan Freir, 5. John Cronin, 6. Adam Tobin Purcell, 7. Ryan O'Sullivan, 8. Sean Wall, 9. Rory Keeley, 10. Aaron Mullins, 11. Aaron O'Dwyer, 12. Michael Dempsey, 13. Jake Feehan.

Principal: Padraig Fahey. Coaches: Aodan Wrenn, Seamus Heffernan, Shane Luby. 


Lisvernane NS U11 RoinnD1/E1 Hurling team 1. Joe Howard, 2 Tomás O’Shea, 3. Michael Russell, 4. Cillian Barlow, 5. Sean Bourke, 6. Paddy Chapman, 7. Paudie Bourke, 8. Paul Cunningham, 9. Paddy Russell, 10. Cian Guerin, 11. Padraic O’Brien. 12. Donnacha O’Shea. Principal: Patricia English. Coaches: Paul Sexton, Tom Howard & Mary Kelly.

Lisvernane entered the final as raging hot favourites following a very impressive showing at a blitz in Golden prior to this final. The boys from Clerihan NS had not read the script however and really matched their impressive opponents in the early first half exchanges. The Clerihan full back line were under considerable pressure in the opening half but withstood most of what was thrown at them with supreme composure. Young 3rd class goalie Cormac Brennan pulled off a string of fine saves to keep Clerihan NS well in contention at the break. A superb Paudie Bourke goal was the highlight of the opening half for this superb Lisvernane side. Lisvernane were an inspired team in the second half and clinical scores from Paddy Chapman, Cillian Barlow and Sean Bourke ensured wild celebrations at the final whistle as they celebrated a landmark day in the cathedral of hurling. ‘Players of the Match’ Cormac Brennan of Clerihan NS and Paddy Chapman of Lisvernane NS were ably supported by their terrific teammates.


Match 30 U13 E Camogie Fethard 5-04 Gortnahoe  1-01

​​​​​Holy Trinity N.S. Fethard Roinn U 13 E Camogie Team: 1.Ciara O' Meara, 2.Lily O' Mahony, 3.Grainne Murray, 4.Ciara Spillane, 5.Kelly Ryan, 6.Heather Spillane, 7.Gillian Burke, 8.Aine Connolly, 9.Sarah Smith, 10.Kaycie Ahearne, 11.Shakira Bradshaw, 12.Holly Hayes. Principal: Triona Morrison. Coaches:Rebecca Meagher, Eileen Fitzgerald, Tommy Sheehan.

Gortnahoe N.S. Under 13 Roinn E Camogie Team: 1. Ellen Norton, 2. Aoife Rochford, 3. Therese Rochford, 4. Laura Purcell, 5. Aoife Lanigan, 6. Niamh Lanigan, 7. Louise Bergin, 8. Claire O’Meara, 9. Rachel Sheedy, 10. Eimear Nolan, 11. Rachel Slattery, 12. Kayleigh Moore, 13. Dolores Laffan, 14. Debbie Meaney, 15. Áine Power, 16. Chloe Kenny, 17. Aoibhe Mhuire Lawlor, 18. Sophie Lawlor, 19. Ava Maher. Principal: David O’Dwyer

In our final match of the 2017 Tipperary Allianz Cumann na mBunscol hurling finals a fine Fethard side got the better of a very determined Gortnahoe team. Fethard had the better of the opening exchanges and two Gillian Burke goals saw them head to the break with an eight point lead. It was a lead they would never relinquish. An amazing goal from Gortnahoe’s Laura Purcell briefly stemmed the tide but it was the Fethard girls who finished stronger and two goals from Heather Spillane and a late Kelly Ryan point were the icing on the cake for the girls from Fethard as they finished the game out in style. There were star performers all over the field for both teams. ‘Players of the Match’ Lily O’Mahony (Fethard) and Claire O’Meara (Gortnahoe) are two players we’re sure to hear much more about in the years to come. It was a landmark day for all associated with Holy Trinity N.S. Fethard.




Under 13 Football.


A. Scoil Ailbhe beat Templemore.


Wednesday the 26th of October saw the completion of the under 13 A Football championship for 2016. Neighbours Colm Cilles of Templemore and Scoil Ailbhe of Thurles went head to head in The Ragg in the all Mid-Tipperary county final. The Thurles side were looking to bridge a 29 year gap since their last title in the grade while the opposition were looking to add to their recent successes. After conceding the first score Scoil Ailbhe settled quickly with Aidan Butler and Robbie Stapleton dictating the tempo up front. The latter stroking over a brace of points while the former teeing up a goal each for his colleagues in the full forward line, Michael-Anthony McCarthy and Sean Gleeson. McCarthy quickly added a third goal to the Scoil Ailbhe tally as their midfield of Corey Moore and Darragh Minogue continued their dominance in the crucial middle third.

The Templemore boys showed their resolve, scoring a goal and a point to drag themselves back into the contest as the half drew to a close. Defenders Sean Leahy, James  Mockler and Josh Connolly using all their determination and skills to limit the losses at this stage. Half time score 3-3 to 1-2.

 A good start to the second  half was vital for both sides in what was proving to be a fantastic contest. When it was most needed Scoil Ailbhe's  powerful wingbacks, Jekabs Rusins and Siya Ndizingani provided the leadership to cut out the Templemore attacks and keep the supply of ball flowing to their dangerous  forwards.  Scott Brennan, a constant link between defence and attack flicked on to the flying Gleeson who carried the ball astutely from flank to centre before finishing a great goal. Rory Fleming was next to turn provider, using his vision to tee up the excellent Aidan Butler for a much deserved goal.

The half following the pattern of the first saw Templemore come back into the contest. A much needed goal was followed by a chance to narrow the gap further from the penalty stop. However a fantastic save from the Thurles  keeper David Purcell kept the opposition at arm's length. Templemore kept going and followed up with 1-2 in the closing exchanges. Scoil Ailbhe brought on Sean Costello and Kieran Purcell  to add fresh impetus to the forward line. While Andrew Keegan Cian Forrestal and Conor Gleeson helped steady the ship in midfield. Darragh Minogue sealed the victory with a sublime goal in the last quarter. Roared on by the inspirational support of the school from the packed stand, rock solid centre back Niall Dunne carried the ball out of defence for the last time. Referee Johnny Butler signalled the end of a tremendous final. The Scoil Ailbhe boys, mentors, staff and families celebrated  the historic win. Huge credit to coaches Barbara Ryan and Michael Russell together with the support of Denis McCullagh, Claire Grogan, Peter Donnelly , Ger Fogarty  and Principal Brid Ryan for getting the panel to this stage.

Naomh Colm Cille's principal Kieran Healy presented the winning captain, Corey Moore with the county shield. Kieran paid tribute to both sides on the quality of football on show and to Willie Clohessy  for providing the venue for the final. Finally credit to referee Johnny Butler for facilitating a very entertaining and free flowing county final.


                          COLM CILLES TEMPLEMORE  3-4


PANEL: David Purcell, James Mockler, Sean Leahy, Josh Connolly, Siya Ndizingani, Niall Dunne, Jekabs Rusins, Darragh Minogue, Corey Moore, Rory Fleming, Robbie Stapleton, Scott Brennan, Sean Gleeson, Aidan Butler, Michael-Anthony McCarthy, Sean Costello, Kieran Purcell, Cian Forrestal, Andrew Keegan, Niall Connors, Mark Davis, Conor Gleeson, Sean Keane, Josh McCarthy, Liam Foley, Dylan Casey, Jack Ryan, Tommy Donoghue, Daniel Mockler, Dylan Skehan, Adam Leahy, James Woodlock and Matthew Raven


B. Powerstown beat Two Mile Borris.

C. Ballina beat Gaelscoil Clonmel.

D. Kilsheelan beat Newport BNS.

E. Corville beat Lisnamrock.


The Corville N.S. U13 boys played a tough county-final on Tuesday the 8th of November. They played against a very good Lisnamrock side. Corville’s captain, Alexander Morrissey, played alongside a very talented team with plenty of strong players in each line. In goals for Corville was Matthew Bergin who pulled off some great saves at important times. The backs were Leigh Loughnane, Cian Carey and Sean Purcell; midfielders were Brian O’Rourke and Ryan Thompson and the forwards were David Feehan, Alex Morrissey and Devin Loughnane. Corville had great support on the day and brilliant coaches in Mr. Slattery, Mr. Phelan, Mr. Darcy and Mr. Conlon. Corville got going right from the start and made an early score through Alex Morrissey. Lisnamrock kicked out the ball, trying to get a point back but our defence stood their ground and Devin Loughnane scored a fine point created by Ryan Thompson. Lisnamrock  came forward again and scored a point. Corville scored a crucial goal straight after this with some beautiful team play involved. By the half time break Corville had managed to build a nice lead, but it was important to stay focused for the second half as we were sure Lisnamrock would come out strong. Thankfully the second half went just like the first half and we managed to increase our lead. This allowed us to bring on our subs who all contributed nicely when the chips were down late in the game. At the final whistle, it was smiles all round as Corville had won the final. Corville would like to thank Lisnamrock for the great game and wish them all the best in the future. 


F. Cappawhite beat Cloughjordan.


It was a cold and wet Friday morning on the 11th of November, the day of the Roinn F County Football final in Littleton, Co. Tipperary. The Cappawhite supporters had travelled by bus and were out in full force to support their team in blue and white. So too were the Cloughjordan fans and as the two teams took to the pitch for the coin toss, the atmosphere was becoming tense. Cappawhite won the toss, and Captain James Quinlan elected to play against a strong breeze for the first half. Having the experience of playing and winning county finals in football and hurling last year, Cappawhite settled quickly into the game and slotted over 2 points through the boot of corner forward Kyle Walshe. Cloughjordan responded instantly however with a fantastic goal that rattled the back of the net. Cappawhite, having been in a similar situation against an excellent Tankerstown side earlier in the group stages, knew not to panic. The team in blue and white replied with a 30-yard free scored by James Quinlan. 10 minutes into the first half and the sides were level in a thriller, the growing crowd had got what they came for! The Cappawhite team then dug their heels in once more and worked the ball up the field through Jamie Buckley, Sam Carmody, James Quinlan and Cian O’ Carroll, with the latter sending a perfectly-weighted pass to corner forward John O’Donnell who superbly slotted the ball into the back of the Cloughjordan net. Going in at the break the score read Cappawhite 1-3 Cloughjordan 1-0, just a kick of a ball between the teams.

Cappawhite were forced into 2 changes for the second half, Goalkeeper Denis Collins O’ Dwyer had to be substituted after injuring himself while making a brave save. Having scoring a goal in the first half, John O’Donnell was now asked to defend the goals in the second. Katelyn Ryan now slotted into the corner forward position for the west Tipperary side. Again Cappawhite got off to a good start from the throw-in with James Quinlan lofting over another pointed free. Cloughjordan were putting more and more pressure on the Cappawhite midfielders however, and scored a further 2 points. They narrowly missed a goal opportunity too but thanks to the excellent defending of Sam Carmody and Jamie Buckley, Cappawhite were still in the game. The Cloughjordan goalkeeper produced a number of outstanding saves early in the second half and it looked as if the game was going down to the wire! However a break-through goal eventually came for the Cappawhite side. Great pressure from the midfield trio of Chloe Kelly, James Quinlan and Cian O’Carroll turned the ball over and through a slick move, Kyle Walshe was the clinical finisher once more. 2 more goals from Cian O’Carroll were to follow as the Cappawhite team were beginning to grow more and more in confidence, with Buckley and Carmody in fine form at the back, the blue and white midfielders and forwards were allowed to move into more advanced positions. James Quinlan added 3 more points to his personal tally for the day, and Cian O’Carroll with another 3 points also. Cloughjordan were determined to the last minute, fighting for every ball and making the Cappawhite team work very hard for their scores. As the final whistle blew however, it was the Cappawhite team who clinched victory and completed a historic treble, much to the delight of their onrushing supporters! The team returned to school with a thunderous welcome from staff and pupils who celebrated the day with a party! Final score on the day: Cappawhite 4-11 Cloughjordan 1–3 Ceapach na bhFaoiteach abú!


Cappawhite team: Denis Collins O’Dwyer, Jamie Buckley, Sam Carmody, Chloe Kelly, James Quinlan (0-5), Cian O Carroll (2-3), Kyle Walshe (1-3) , John O Donnell (1-0), Katelyn Ryan, John Harding, Conor Gantley, Tommy Costello, Brian Gerard Buckley, Kian O’ Donoghue, Sean Hayes


G. Boher beat Donaskeigh.

H. Gurtagarry beat Grangemockler.

I.   Killusty beat Kilvemnon.


Under 13 Ladies Football.


A. Ballylooby beat Sisters of Charity.

B. Annacarty beat Clerihan.


On Friday 11th November Clerihan and Annacarty faced each other, in the Tipperary Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Under 13 Roinn B Ladies Football County Final.  The Final took place on a wet morning in Leahy Park in Cashel. Fergal Horgan was the referee and he threw in the ball at 10.00 am.


Annacarty were first to settle and set a blistering pace to proceedings. Clerihan worked hard to keep up with the Annacarty flyers. Annacarty went into a strong early lead and were playing mighty football. The Clerihan girls were very brave and tried with all their might to stay in touch. Both sides displayed great skill and there were wonderful scores from both teams. Annacarty were in command at half time. The Clerihan girls kept battling in the second half and fought to the end. They were rewarded with some lovely scores.


The Annacarty girls were physically stronger than Clerihan and this helped them on a wet day, in difficult conditions. Annacarty had some exceptional players on view. The Clerihan girls though fought like lions and had they taken a few more chances they would have been very close at the final whistle.  As it was, at the final whistle, Annacarty were the County Champions. They won by 9 points, on a score line of 3-12 to 2-3.


It was a great day Annacarty NS. But it was also a special day for Clerihan. To reach a County Final is an excellent achievement and they gave of their very best. That's all that can be asked of them.


Well done to Annacarty and hard luck to the brave young girls from Clerihan. They did their school and families proud, by reaching County Final day and by playing so gallantly on the day itself.


Clerihan Under 13 Ladies Football Panel:


Caoilinn Casey. Anna Chirubvu. Grainne O'Connor. Amy Doyle. Erin McMahon. Mya Clancy. Laura Cooney. Aoibheann Casey. Amy O'Donnell. Madalyn Griffin. Jessica Moloney. Sophia Anderson. Mia Rose O'Sullivan. Caoimhe Keeley. Ella Hennessy. Ellen Houze. Aoibheann Brennan. Aoibheann Griffin.


C. Gaelscoil Clonmel beat Two Mile Borris.

D. Cashel GNS beat Corville.


The Corville u13 girl’s football team travelled down to Leahy Park, Cashel for an extremely tough county final. They played against a very strong and determined Cashel GNS team. Corville were eager for a reversal of fortunes after a loss against the same team in the county camogie final last April. The Corville team was captained by Khya Lynch. It was very cold but luckily the rained stayed away for the match. Corville started the game well and scored the opening goal. They were very competitive against a bigger Cashel team but once Corville’s energy levels dropped Cashel began to take over. The Cashel team proved worthy winners after a very hard game. The Corville team played extremely well and battled right to the end. The team were very disappointed after the game because it meant so much to them but they were cheered up by the coaches and parents who told them how well they played. It was a very good and bad day for us but we are really proud of our efforts. A big well done to the Cashel side that played really well. Big thanks to Mr. Scully, Mr. Conlon and Mr. Slattery for encouraging us all to play football for the school and pushing us to our limits in training.


E. Moyne beat Ballyneale.

F. Kilcash beat Youghalarra.


Under 11 Football.


A.   Templemore beat Carrick CBS.

A1. Templemore B beat Powerstown B.

B.    Two Mile Borris beat Clerihan.


The venue was Leahy Park in Cashel. It was a cold, wet morning. It was Friday 11th November 2016 and it was County Final day. Clerihan and Two Mile Borris were set to collide in the Tipperary Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Under 11 Roinn B County Football Final. Fergal Horgan was the referee and he threw in the ball at 10.50 am.


The game started at a great pace. Both teams looked evenly matched at the start. Both sides settled and began to play some good football. The conditions weren't the best but the players didn't seem to mind. Both teams showed lots of composure and played with confidence. However Two Mile Borris scored 2 goals in quick succession to take command of proceedings. Clerihan replied with 2 good points. Despite being ahead on the score board Two Mile Borris weren't having things all their own way. Clerihan were pushing hard for scores and had a few narrow misses. Two Mile Borris got another goal and were in a good position at half time. They led by 3-0 to 0-2 at the interval.


Two Mile Borris played with great style in the second half and showed that they are a superb outfit. Clerihan never gave up though and demonstrated that they too were a team to be reckoned with. The play went up and down the field and both teams contributed to an exciting contest. Clerihan created a few goal chances but unfortunately they didn't find the back of the net, on those occasions.  Clerihan did get a goal during the second half but Two Mile Borris responded with 2 goals and a point of their own. At the final whistle Two Mile Borris were champions. The final score was 5-1 to 1-3.


Two Mile Borris were worthy champions and fully deserved their victory. But the young boys from Clerihan played their part in an exciting and entertaining game. The standard of football was very high. The skill level on view was high, as well. Even though they were defeated Clerihan showed great character to keep going until the final whistle. Clerihan also played some fine football. Unfortunately for them Two Mile Borris were that little bit better overall. Clerihan can be very proud of reaching the County Final though. These young lads will be back stronger next year and will be a force to be reckoned with, in 2017, at under 13 level.


Well done to Two Mile Borris, their coach Liam McCullagh and all who contributed to their great win. They're an excellent team.


Clerihan Under 11 Football Panel.


Daniel Buckley. Michael O'Connell. Cian O'Sullivan. Ciaran Fitzpatrick. Odhran McGrath. Mark Corcoran. Eoin Feehan. Brian Mordaunt. Himansh Kalluholematam. Ryan O'Sullivan. Cillian Begley.


B1.  Clerihan B beat St. Oliver’s B.


The County Under 11 B1 Football Final Blitz took place in Clerihan on Wednesday 9th November. 4 teams took part in the Blitz - Clerihan, Cashel BNS, St. Oliver’s and Rosegreen.  This Blitz was for the school's second teams at under 11 level, so the players were all very young. The standard of football on view was very high, despite the inexperience of the players.


Clerihan beat Cashel BNS and Rosegreen NS in their opening two games. St. Oliver’s also accounted for both schools in their opening 2 games. That meant that the final game of the blitz, between Clerihan and St. Oliver’s, was essentially The County Final. Whoever would win this game would be crowned County Champions. The match was a gripping contest, with the outcome in question right up to the end. The quality of football on view was outstanding. Both teams played with flair, skill and style. There were wonderful goals and majestic points scored.  At the final whistle Clerihan were County Champions. The final score was Clerihan 5-9 St. Oliver’s 6-1. It was a great game. Well done to the Clerihan lads. Bhí sibh go h-iontach. Hard luck to St. Oliver’s. Beith la eile agaibh, gan dabht.


Clerihan Under 11 B1 Panel:

Evan Hennessy. Aaron Mullins. Aaron O'Dwyer. Conor Cooney. Aiden Freir. Sam Fleming. Adam Tobin Purcell. Jake Maher (captain). John Cronin. Cormac Brennan. Kalle Hogan. Rory Keeley. James Cleary. Ewan McKell.


C.    Corville beat Gaelscoil Clonmel.


Corville played a tough county final against Gaelscoil Clonmel on the 11th of November in Leahy Park, Cashel. Corville were captained by Mathew Bergin and he made some top class saves to keep Corville in front. We started the game well and by half time we had built a good lead. After half time we had a chance to bring on all our subs to sample the county final atmosphere. It was a great team effort from Corville. In the forwards were Patrick Moloney, Aaron Mulready and Cormac O'Connor. Our forward line worked very well and picked off some lovely goals. The midfield line consisted of Brian O'Rouke, Leon Byrne, Billy Hayes and Cathal MC Donald who all had superb games. The backs were Sean Purcell and Leigh Loughnane, they were a very strong pair and stopped the other team from scoring much. Our coaches Mr. Slattery, Mr. Phelan and Mr. Darcy gave us a lot of encouragement to get us going on what was a cold day for football. Corville would like to thank Clonmel for the amazing game. Clonmel were a great team with a bright future but just came up against a better team on the day. 


C1.  Corville B v Thomastown B. (To be Played)

D.    Birdhill beat Mullinahone.


On Friday the 11th of November, Birdhill N.S played Mullinahone N.S in the under 11s D County Football Final. The match took place in Littleton at 10.30am. Mullinahone scored the first point of the match. Birdhill came back with a point from a free taken by Brian Tobin. Mullinahone scored a second point putting them back in the lead.  The ball was kicked to Eoin Heffron from Birdhill and he scored the first goal of the match. This was followed by a second goal from Daniel Ryan. A penalty awarded to Birdhill resulted in another goal. Just before half-time Eoin Heffron scored two points. It was 3:3 to 0:3 at half-time.

 The half time subs for Birdhill were Cathal Hannon and Seán McHugo for Daniel Ryan and Michael Hewitt. At the start of the second half Cathal Hannon scored a goal. Then Mullinahone came back with two goals and a point. Thanks to goalkeeper Keith Hogan and defenders Brian and James Tobin Birdhill managed to stay ahead. Halfway through the second half Adam Kiely came back on for Shane Flanagan. Despite being under serious pressure from a very strong Mullinahone team, In the end Birdhill began to pull ahead thanks to a goal and a point from Cathal Hannon and Brian Tobin. The final score was 5:4 to 2:5 to Birdhill. It was a brilliant performance from both teams. Birdhill made school history by winning their first under 11s County Football Final.

Team: Adam Kiely, Brian Tobin, Cathal Hannon, Daniel Ryan, Eoin Heffron, James Tobin, Michael Hewitt, Sean McHugo, and Shane Flanagan.


D1.  Mullinahone B beat Borrisoleigh B.

E.    Donaskeigh beat Ballinree. 

E1.  Donaskeigh B beat Templemore C.

F.    Tankerstown beat Killenaule.

F1.  Dualla B beat Golden B.

G.    Lisnamrock beat Monard.


Under 11 Ladies Football.


A.    Powerstown beat Ballylooby.

A1.  Powerstown B beat Sisters of Charity B.

B.    Corville beat Donaskeigh.


Corville played in the U/11 county final on Tuesday, November the 8th in Littleton. They played against a very good Donaskeigh team but they were able to come out victorious in the end. Corville were captained by Ceola Bergin who had a great game in the middle of the pitch. Up front, Madison Moloney and Ava Nash both had excellent games and scored some nice goals. In midfield, we had Ceola Bergin and Abby Vozza who ran their hearts out from start to finish. In defence, we had Niamh O’Brien and Sarah O’Toole, both girls were very solid and gave nothing away. The Corville team built up a decent lead at half time and were able to add more scores in the second half to run out winners in the end. The Donaskeigh team kept battling to the final whistle and we are sure they will come back better than ever next year. We would like to thank the Donaskeigh team for a very good match. Finally, we would like to thank our coaches Mr. Scully, Mr. Conlan and Mr. Slattery for pushing us hard over the last few months.


B1.  St. Josephs Templemore B beat    Cashel GNS B.

C.    Tankerstown beat Two Mile Borris.

D.    Littleton beat Cloneen.




2017 Tipperary Primary Go Games Ladies Football Team v Cork

1.    Caoilínn Casey, Clerihan NS

2.    Chloe Ní Bhroin, Gaelscoil Bhríde

3.    Nora Martin, Kilcash NS

4.    Jill Johnston, St. Joseph’s PS Templemore

5.    Helen Cleere, Scoil Na Maighne

6.    Kelly Ryan, Holy Trinity NS Fethard

7.    Kate Moore, Powerstown NS

8.    Clara English, Ballylooby NS

9.    Khya Lynch, Corville NS Roscrea

10. Abi Ryan, Ballyporeen NS

11. Meadbh Mulcahy, Rathkeevin NS


Roghnoirí – Eimear Myles (Ballylooby NS), Shane Luby (Clerihan NS), Mary O’Dwyer (Anacarthy NS), John O’Heney (Tankerstown NS)


2017 Tipperary Primary Go Games Football Team v Cork

1.    Eoin Horgan, Knockavilla NS

2.    Aidan Wells, St. Mary’s CBS, Carrick-On-Suir

3.    Tom O’Dea, Rathkeevin NS

4.    Shaun Bonfield, Newport Boys NS

5.    Conor Martin, Ayle NS

6.    Conor Parker, St. Mary’s CBS, Clonmel

7.    Charlie King, Ballina NS

8.    Dean Mulcaire, St. Isidore’s NS

9.    Jamie Cashin, Poulacapple NS

10. Gavin O’Meara, The Monastery School, Tipp town

11. Adam Hall, Bishop Harty NS, Ballinree


Roghnoirí – Pádraig Fahey (Clerihan NS), Séamus Heffernan (Clerihan NS), Shane O’Brien (Cappawhite NS), Orry Ryan (Slieveardagh NS)



Tipperary Primary Game Hurling Team v Cork on May 21st, 2017. 


1.    Bobby Doheny Gortnahoe NS 

2.    Tom Delaney Cahir Boys NS

3.    James Quinlan Cappawhite NS 

4.    Paddy McCormack Borrisoleigh NS 

5.    Christopher O'Donnell Ballylooby NS 

6.    Jack Collins Ballina NS

7.    Ben Currivan Golden NS 

8.    Orrin Mac Sheoin Gaelscoil Thiobraid Arann

9.    Stephen Walsh Two Mile Borris NS 

10. Darragh Fitzpatrick Inch NS 

11. Jimmy Moloney Lahart Ballycahill NS 

ROGHNÓIRÍ: Pat Buckley Ayle NS, John Manley Dualla NS, Paddy Kelly Scoil Eoin Naofa NS Roscrea, Joe Carmody Ballagh NS


Primary Game Camogie Team 2017, Tipperary v Cork, May 21st.

1. Kacey Meehan, Ballylooby NS

2. Charlotte Collier, Kiladangan NS

3. Abbie Ryan, Clonoulty NS

4. Lisa O’Connor, St. Isidore’s NS, Boherlahan

5. Kellie Seacy, Dromakeenan NS

6. Niamh Costigan, Our Lady of Mercy, Cahir

7. Robyn Ní Fhainín, Gaelscoil Dúrlas

8. Orla O’Brien, Anacarty NS

9. Katelyn Ryan, Cappawhite NS

10. Abbie Lenihan, Lackamore NS

11. Gráinne O’Donnell, Gaelscoil Chluain Meala


ROGHNÓIRÍ: Michelle Kelly Clonoulty NS, John Coughlan Scoil Eoin Naofa Roscrea, Siobhán Condon Thomastown NS, Michael Delaney St. Joseph's Templemore. 


Tipperary Cumann na mBunscol Handball Finals 2017

Tipperary CNB winners 2017

BU11S  Stefan Tobin   C-O-Suir 

GU11S Christine Percy Kilruane

BU11D Joe Finn/Sean Lyons Ballina 

 GU11D Katie Mulcahy/Clodagh Shinners Ardcroney

BU13S Jack Mulcahy Ardcroney

GU13S Hanna Grace Kilruane 

BU13D Evan Carey/Brian Bourke Ballina 

GU13D Kate Maher/Abi Ryan Ballyporeen