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

posted 2 Jun 2017, 16:36 by Birt Noe   [ updated 6 Jun 2017, 02:02 ]

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 4-13 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. 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.