Kudos to our junior boys after a thrilling one point victory over local rivals Moyle Rover in the Sportsfield on Saturday.
We opened the scoring on four minutes with a lovely point from Peter Kelleher, and this was followed three minutes later by a great move that was finished to the net by Paulie Landers. Rovers came back at us strongly and scored 1.2 without reply to lead by a point at the break, and we were very fortunate that Rovers spurned two clear cut goal scoring chances in the first half. After the restart, Jonathan Donoghue pointed a free to level the game, but our opponents were handed the initiative after we had a man put off for a straight red. In the next 15 minutes Rovers scored four unanswered points and were in the box seat. However, captain David Peters grabbed the game by the scruff of the neck and scored two superb points from play on the 51 and 55 minute marks.
The momentum was now with the Ogs, and after Rovers failed to deal with a free sent in towards the goal, Dean Madigan crashed the loose ball to the net to put us back in front with three minutes remaining. Our defence was magnificent during the remaining minutes and we didn’t give Moyle Rovers a sniff of getting the equaliser. The final whistle was greeted with jubilant scenes by players and spectators alike. Score at the final whistle 2.4 to 1.6. Hats off to the management team of Ivan McMenamin, Christy Aylward and Mally O’ Connor who have invested a lot of time and energy into preparing this team. Over the campaign we have used 30 or so players and everyone has played an equal part in today’s success.
Team: Richie Tobin, Brian Bates (Gerry Cunningham), Aidan Fox, Darren Boland (Dean Madigan), Richie Crowe, David Peters (Capt), Kevin McGrath, Eric Smith, Darren Burns, Terry Kearns, Peter Kelleher (Paddy O’ Donnell), Gino Lonergan, Paul Landers (Conor Arrigan), Paul Cagney, Jonathan Donoghue, Stephen Kearns, Stephen Aylward, Noel O’ Connell, Martin Boland,
Well done to the Clonmel Og girls who travelled to Ennis on Sunday with the Tipperary U12 Football Development Squad along with mentors Tommy Murphy and Trevor Whelan. Emma Murphy, Caitlin McVicker, Erin Ryan, Aine Grace and Courtney Sweetman were all part of the A squad, however pride of place goes to Katie O’ Meara and Leah Hickey who were on the winning B side that defeated Limerick in the Shield Final. Well done girls!
Also, congratulations to Emma Murphy who learned this week that she will be part of the Tipperary U14 panel for 2014
Congratulations to Michael Condon and Eleanor Kirby who were married in Ss. Peter & Paul’s on Friday last. A great day and night was had by all.
LOTTO RESULTS -
Numbers drawn 2, 8, 10 and 12. We had no jackpot winner but well done to Fintan Gillman (seller Christy Aylward) who matched 3 and wins €200