Young Tipperary stars of the future light up Semple Stadium

Cashel BNS, u-11 B1 hurling winners.
The annual Tipperary Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Hurling and Camogie Finals took place in Semple Stadium Thurles over two days on Thursday, 6th June and Friday, 7th June. Played out in front of large crowds in sweltering tropical conditions, this year’s finals will live long in the memory.

The annual Tipperary Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Hurling and Camogie Finals took place in Semple Stadium Thurles over two days on Thursday, 6th June and Friday, 7th June. Played out in front of large crowds in sweltering tropical conditions, this year’s finals will live long in the memory.

Thomastown NS are not likely to forget these finals in a hurry as they annexed a historic three titles over the two days. The beautiful weather definitely added to the occasion and was in stark contrast to the awful weather conditions we had to endure in 2012. Thanks are due to Semple Stadium custodian David Hanley for the warm welcome he extended to all the schools and to Jimmy Purcell and Andy O’ Gorman for ensuring that everything ran smoothly. A special thank you is also due to our referees Christy McLoughlin, Fergal Horgan, John Bob Ryan and Jimmy Sweeney plus our very capable Transition Year, 2nd Year and 5th year students for their enthusiasm, initiative and energy over the two days. Special praise is also due to Cumann na mBunscol Secretary Aodán Wrenn, Treasurer Jerry McDonnell, Assistant PRO Paudie Fahey and Chairman Paddy Kelly for organising such a successful two days. The Cumann na mBunscol Officers were assisted greatly in coordinating and organising everything prior to and during the finals by GDA Officer Andy Ryan. Andy ensured that both digital scoreboards were in operation during the finals thus adding to the prestige of the occasion for our young players. Half time and full time score updates were tweeted from all twenty eight finals and we had a great response to the games on Twitter from people all over the world. We would also like to thank all the spectators who donated so generously to our ‘voluntary contribution bucket’ over the two days. We were astounded by the generosity and goodwill of people. Most importantly, special praise should also be afforded to all the talented boys and girls who graced the hallowed turf in the cathedral of hurling over the two days. It must have been very difficult at times playing in such sweltering conditions. I would like to thank all the teachers and coaches of the teams for their co-operation preceding and during the finals. All fifty six team lists were submitted on time prior to the big days. Tipperary Cumann na mBunscol are very fortunate to have some of the most dedicated and committed teachers around in our county. They are setting a terrific example for all our young boys and girls. DVDs of the 2013 Hurling Finals are available from Michael Trehy Video Productions and all orders will be taken on 086 2755805. Teachers of the different schools can place their orders with Michael. Prices: Single Match: €20. Double Match Box Set: €25. All match reports and photos of the Finals will be posted in the coming weeks on the Tipperary Allianz Cumann na mBunscol website http://cumannnambunscol.tipperary.gaa.ie/. For further information on all matters relating to Cumann na mBunscol please email Tipperary Cumann na mBunscol PRO John Manley of Dualla NS at pro.cnmb.tipperary@gaa.ie. 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 so successful.

Match 1 Thursday 6th June VENUE: Semple Stadium

U-11 Roinn E1 Hurling Final Drangan ‘B’ 9-01 Leugh ‘B’ 1-0

Referee: Christy McLoughlin

Leugh N.S. met Drangan N.S. in what was the opening match of the Tipperary Cumann na mBunscol inter-schools county hurling finals on a scorching day in Semple Stadium. Both teams came onto the pitch with a sense of calm, ready for a tough match. Drangan won the first clash of the ball but found it hard to penetrate the Leugh defence who put tremendous pressure on. Unfortunately, a near consecutive series of scores by Jamie Brett of 2-0, and helped out by Angus McDonald and Sorcha Ivors saw the half time score 5-1 to 0-0 in Drangan’s favour. After half-time words with coach Shane Hennessy, an upbeat Leugh team returned to the field, determined not to let the first half dampen their spirits. Again though, fortune was with Drangan forwards who braved past Leugh with Angus McDonald delivering 2-0 into the Leugh net. Leugh midfield and forwards worked hard to get the ball up the field with Pádraig Collins putting a magnificence goal past the Drangan keeper from a penalty. It was not enough however, with Drangan claiming victory at the full-time whistle. Both sides gave an excellent performance and a great opener to the county finals.

Leugh NS U11 Roinn E1 Hurling Team: 1. Andrew O’Reilly, 2. Gavin Shorley (Capt), 3. Jimmy Doyle, 4. Padraig Collins, 5. Ben O’Driscoll, 6. Sean Madden, 7. Jay Shorley, 8. David Wall, 9. Max Fitzgibbon. Principal: Louise McCullagh. Coach Shane Hennessy.

Drangan NS U11 Roinn E1 Hurling Team: 1. Luke Butler, 2. Cian Cranitch, 3. Èabha Fitzgerald, 4. Aidan Fitzgerald, 5. Angus McDonald, 6. Jamie Brett, 7. Sorcha Ivors, 8. Áine Ryan, 9. Jessica Strappe, 10. Eoghan Fitzgerald.

Match 2

Thursday 6th June VENUE: Semple Stadium

U-11 Roinn E Hurling Final Anacarty 3-12 Leugh 3-05

Referee: Christy McLoughlin

With the sun beating down, Leugh and Anacarty U-11 players emerged from the tunnel ready for a battle. From the onset both teams were evenly matched having been preparing for this day for weeks. Edmond Connolly and Philip O’Connell worked well together to centre Leugh in the minds of Anacarty players. Edmond scored 1-1 with the goal from a hard-earned free while Philip notched up a respectable 2-0 in the first half. Anacarty, not letting such marvellous scores dampen their spirits, responded with their own great pairing of Paudie Bradshaw and Daniel Kelly. Leugh conceded several frees and were punished by Paudie who scored 0-7, 0-5 from frees. Daniel Kelly backing him up with 1-1 to leave the first-half an even. As the second-half whistle blew, Anacarty looked determined and succeeded with Bradshaw, their top scorer from the first-half, getting the first score for his team to the roars of the Anacarty supporters. Leugh backs responded well working the ball up the field with the result an Edmund Connelly point. However, Paudie Bradshaw again punished Leugh scoring 1-3, with the 0-3 coming from frees. Sarah Bourke this time backed Bradshaw scoring 1-1 to leave Anacarty in a dominant position. Anacarty eventually pulled away from their rivals, a fiercely competitive Leugh side, to lift the U-11 E trophy.

Leugh NS U11 Roinn E Hurling Team: 1. Conor Wall, 2. Michael Scully, 3. Róisín Bambrick, 4. Edmond Connolly (Capt), 5. Daniel Ruddy, 6. Conor Ruddy, 7. Philip O’Connell, 8. Michael Madden, 9. Eoin O’Connell. Principal: Louise McCullagh. Coach: Shane Hennessy.

Anacarty NS U 11 Roinn E Hurling Team: 1. Cian Ryan, 2. Aaron Quinn, 3. Cian Mooney, 4. Daragh O’Brien, 5. Paudie Bradshaw, 6. Daniel Kelly, 7. Seán Ryan, 8. Adam O’Dwyer, 9. Danny Barry, 10. Sarah Burke. Principal: Olivia Ryan.

Coaches: Marian Anderson and Paudie O’Dwyer

Match 3

Thursday 6th June VENUE: Semple Stadium

Referee: John Ryan Bob

U11 A Camogie Final Boherlahan 4-1 St. Mary’s Nenagh 2-1

After a marvellous opening game in the boys’ county hurling finals, it was the turn of the girls’ camogie competition to debut in an excitement-filled Semple Stadium. The roars of the crowd echoed around the field as the girls emerged from the tunnel, ready to face one another in what was to be an immense game of camogie. Boherlahan had a look of determination from the on-set and that was proved by Ciara Dwan who put through an impressive first goal for her team. Clare Canny, again for Boherlahan, followed Ciara before her to deliver the ball into the back of St. Mary’s net from a perfectly executed ground strike. St’ Mary’s weren’t fazed by Boherlahan’s early display however, responding with their own scores. Elle Spain struck a furious goal with Abbie Sheedy backing up her score with a difficult but accurate point. The teams were neck-on-neck finishing the first-half, Boherlahan having a slight scoring-edge over their opponents. Both teams exploded onto the pitch for what was to be a rapturous second-half display. Ciara Dwan set the standard for Boherlahan with a great catch and a drive over the bar and quickly followed with yet another rattle of the Nenagh net to keep her team on track. St. Mary’s backs worked hard to ensure that was her last score of the game. Leah Kavanagh took on St. Mary’s one last time to score a goal from a well defended ground strike to ensure Boherlahan victory. The skill, standard and determination of these two teams ensure a bright future for Tipperary camogie.

St Mary’s Convent Primary Nenagh U11A Camogie: 1.Emily Morrissey (Capt), 2. Ciara Sherlock, 3. Ellie Spain, 4. Lily O Brien, 5. Caoimhe Kennedy, 6. Abbie Sheedy, 7.Orlaith Sheridan, 8. Naoise McLoone, 9. Sarah Hallinan. Extended panel: Síne Morris, Shauna Kennedy, Ellie Walsh, Emma Ryan, Eva Lawlor, Anna Mai Clancy, Chloe Mitchel, Leah Gleeson, Tara Byrne, Hannah Kelly, Jessica Kiely, Emma Conlon. Coaches: Ms Mary Ryan, Ms Lorraine McLoone

Boherlahan Under 11 Roinn A Camogie Team: 1. Sophie O’Shea, 2. Claire Delaney, 3. Aisling Maher, 4. Ciara Dwan, 5. Kate Ryan, 6. Ciara Mulcaire, 7. Clare Canny, 8. Leah Kavanagh, 9. Katie Sherlock, Principal: Mary O’Donnell, Coaches: Liam Phelan, Irene Dwan & Tony Lanigan.

Match 4

Thursday 6th June VENUE: Semple Stadium

U-13 A Camogie St. Mary’s Nenagh 9-1 Holycross 3-1

Referee: John Ryan Bob

With the roaring crowds at their back, St. Mary’s and Holycross girls burst onto the pitch ready for a showdown to claim the overall victory and lift the U-13 A trophy for their schools. An evenly balanced set of teams erupted to life with the first whistle. St. Mary’s Nenagh were the reigning champions from the previous year and while this may have put pressure on a lesser team, Holycross were hungry underdogs. Holycross backs battled bravely but Caroline Brown, Alannah Deering, Clara McGrath and Eva Duggan all found the back of the Holycross net notching up scores for St. Mary’s Nenagh to the delight of their supporters in the stand. Holycross responded well with a very accurate long range shot from Clare McGrath followed by Brooke Slattery rattling the back of St. Mary’s goal. It was to be a first-half of goals. Following what was sure to be intense half-time tactics with mentors, both teams emerged with only thoughts of the final victory and lifting the U-13 trophy. St. Mary’s set the pace with Caroline Brown, who would be St. Mary’s top scorer, outwitted the Holycross defence to notch up a score of 1-1 in the opening minutes of the second half. This score line was answered by Holycross and a strong commitment from their backline to work the ball up the field to both Gemma Dwyer, 0-1, and Katie Ryan, 1-0, to keep Holycross in the game. Unfortunately for Holycross, St. Mary’s were able to answer these magnificent scores with their own from Alannah Deering and Rachel O’Connor with a goal apiece. It would cement St. Mary’s lead and position and allow them to claim the match and the U-13 camogie title for yet another year. A hard fought success with due credit to Holycross who battled bravely to the finish.

St Mary’s Convent Primary Nenagh U13A Camogie Team: 1.Niamh Sheridan (Capt), 2. Saoirse Shanahan, 3. Laura White, 4. Maeve Hassett, 5. Rachel O Connor, 6. Aisling Moran, 7. Lucy Spain, 8. Grace O Flaherty, 9. Clara McGrath, 10. Caroline Brown, 11. Alannah Deering, 12. Eva Duggan, 13. Eva McKeogh, 14. Corina Cantwell, 15. Clare Walsh, 16. Karolina Niedzwiedzka, 17. Siobhan Collins, 18. Becky Boland, 19. Nareman Attia, 20. Jenny O Brien. Coach: Ms Suzanne Meagher. Principal: Peadar O Dwyer

Holycross NS U13 Roinn A Camogie: 1. Róisín Nally, 2. Nancy cox 3. Áine Flynn, 4. Katie Ryan, 6. Julie Brenan, 8. Stephanie Dwan, 10. Claire McGrath,11. Brooke Slattery, 12. Gemma Dwyer, 13. Aoife Butler, 14. Kate Dwan, 15. Jordan Ferncombe, 16. Caoimhe Doyle, 17. Lily Chadwick, 18. Shannen O’Halloran, 19. Siobhan Hennessy, 20. Fiona Hennessy, 21. Mary Kate Cahill, 22. Sophie Cornally Ryan, 23. Mary Ryan, 24. Sarah Woods, 25. Chloe Gleeson, 26. Aisling O’Sullivan

Match 5

Thursday 6th June VENUE: Semple Stadium

U-13 F Hurling Toomevara 6-13 Anacarty 2-07

Referee: John Ryan Bob

Toomevara and Anacarty raced onto the pitch, each hoping to claim dominance in the Tipperary Cumann na mBunscol U-13 F Final. David Fox and Conor Grace each claimed the opening score for their teams, a point a piece for Anacarty and Toomevara respectively. Michael Delaney would help Toomevara pull away from Anacarty notching up 1-1 consecutively. However, this was responded to by David Fox who put 2-0 past the Toomevara goalie to keep Anacarty spirits high and their heads in the game. Anacarty back-line fought hard to keep out Toomevara advances but couldn’t defend against the deadly long range accuracy of Michael Delaney and Conor Grace combined. Going into the second half, Anacarty didn’t lose their cool but rather assisted Aidan Griffin to achieve some marvellous scores and put Toomevara under pressure. Such was the ferocity of the Anacarty attack Aidan Griffin scored 0-3 from frees as Toomevara felt the heat. Some great encouragement from the sideline kept Toomevara organised and set for a comeback of scores. Michael Delaney shot past Anacarty defences to keep the scores notched up for his side with the aid of some superb strikes by Aidan Whyte (0-2), Eamon Whyte (0-1) and David Brady (0-1). Anacarty tried unsuccessfully to keep up with such a ferocious scoreline. All due credit to their midfield and backlines for some great defensive skill. In the final minutes of the game the scoreline would prove to solidify Toomevara’s victory. Michael Delaney, ably assisted by the Toomevara forwards, scored 5-6 (Toomevara’s top scorer) in full time and led them to lift the U-13 F trophy for their school. Great courage was shown by Anacarty to the end and both teams could walk off the pitch with heads held high after a great finish to a great game.

Toomevara NS Under 13 Roinn F Hurling Team: 1. Jack Ryan, 2. Conor Grace, 3. Kenneth Ryan, 4. Conor J. Grace, 5. Aidan White, 6. David Brady, 7. Eamonn White, 8. Michael Delaney, 9. Stephen Darcy, 10. Mary Flaherty, 11. David Corcoran, 12. Adam Guilfoyle, 13. Linda Nolan, 14.Kelsey Kenneally, 15. Michelle Cummins, 16. Conor Clarke, 17. Tinashe Hogan, 18. Thomas Galvin. Principal/Coach George Frend

Anacarty N.S. U 13 Roinn F Hurling Team: 1. Cian Mooney, 2. Sarah Burke, 3. Aidan Griffin, 4. Paul Devlin, 5. Gemma Fox, 6. Stephen McDonald, 7. David Fox, 8. Paudie Bradshaw, 9. Aaron Tuohy, 10. Harry Broadhurst, 11. Ciarán Loughman, 12. Conor Ryan, 13. Aaron Quinn, 14. Rachel O’Dwyer, 15. Jack Kingston, 16. Roseanna O’Donnell, 17. Catriona Coughlan, 18. John Furlong. Principal: Olivia Ryan. Coaches: Marian Anderson and Paudie O’Dwyer.

Match 6

Thursday 6th June VENUE: Semple Stadium

U-11 C Hurling Upperchurch 0-9 Borrisoleigh 0-5

Referee: John Ryan Bob

In a meeting that from the onset was evenly matched with both skill and determination, it looked as though a draw would be declared at full-time such was the commitment and dedication of both teams. The back-lines on both sides held out many attacks with forwards having to work extremely hard to achieve success. Luke Shanahan hit home on two occasions for Upperchurch notching up 0-2 and sending the throng of supporters wild in the stands. Their screams of excited were soon extinguished by Borrisoleigh however and the help of Cathal Hogan who scored a marvellous point to keep Borrisoleigh in the game. Eddie Ryan’s accuracy with a free made it level score going into the second half and it was looking like anyone’s game by then. Upperchurch’s Pádraig Ryan exploded onto the pitch at the second-half whistle scoring two lethal points for Upperchurch and setting the pace for the remainer of an already exciting final. Upperchurch put tremendous pressure on Borrisoleigh’s defensive skills to gain two frees and eventually two points by James Griffin. Eddie Ryan responded with a ball over the Upperchurch crossbar to keep them on their toes. Another two frees against Upperchurch taken by Eddie again would see Borrisoleigh edging closer to lifting the U-11 C trophy. However, a dedicated Upperchurch defence fought back bravely and fed the ball to Luke Shanahan (0-1) and James Griffin (0-1) and set Upperchurch on their path to victory. A close final few minutes saw Upperchurch pull ahead and eventually lift the trophy.

St. Patrick’s B.N.S. Borrisoleigh U-11C Hurling Team: 1. David Delaney, 2. Colm Boyle, 3. Micheál Ryan, 4. Cathal Hogan, 5. Eddie Ryan, 6. Fintan Holland, 7. Oisín Stapleton, 8. Luke Cooney, 9. Cian Stapleton, 10. Adam Galvin. Principal: Kay Ryan. Coaches: Michael Ryan & Michael Small

Upperchurch NS Roinn C U11 Hurling Team: 1. Séan Ryan, 2. Thomas Purcell, 3. Patrick Purcell, 4. Patrick Burke, 5. James Griffin, 6. Luke Shanahan, 7. Michéal McLoughlin, 8. Padraig Ryan, 9. Oisín Treacy 10. AJ Shanahan. Principal: Alma Quinn. Coaches: Michael Corcoran & Tom Kennedy

Match 7

Thursday 6th June VENUE: Semple Stadium

U-11 D Hurling Thomastown 5-04 Kilruane 2-12

Referee: Jimmy Sweeney

As the sweltering sun descended upon Semple Stadium, the atmosphere in the crowd was electric as two teams entered the fray ready to contest the Tipperary Cumann na mBunscol U-11 D hurling final. Robby Byron and Cormac Doheny set the pace each putting the ball over the bar for Thomastown and Kilruane respectively, notching up their teams initial score and setting the pace for the rest of the match. Robby Byron would be called upon again to keep Thomastown with a slight edge over their rivals, first scoring a long range point with lethal accuracy and notching up a goal shortly after. The Kilruane defence had bravely survived an onslaught intact and ready for more. Aaron Morgan and Dylan Morgan worked together to ensure their side didn’t go down and scored 0-3 and 1-2 respectfully to keep Kilruane in contention for the finish-line. On the other side Jack Leamy and Eoin Marnane showed some great skill with fantastic points apiece on the run, it was little the Kilruane defence could do to stop them. Thomastown led Kilruane 3-4 to 1-6 at the half-time whistle. Starting into the second half it was Dylan Morgan and Aaron Morgan who notched up scores edging Kilruane closer to victory scoring 1-3 and 0-3 apiece. Such was the pressure exerted by the Kilruane defence; Thomastown only managed two scores in the second half. However, these two well-placed goals by Robby Byron and Eimear Heffernan sped past the Thomastown keeper and would secure the final victory for Thomastown. Due credit to Kilruane for a marvellous finish and well done to winners Thomastown for a hard fought success over impressive opponents.

Thomastown NS Under 11 Roinn D Hurling Team: 1. Darragh Kennedy, 2. Callum McCarthy, 3. Conor Farrell, 4. Eoin Marnane, 5. Robby Byron, 6. Eimear Heffernan, 7. Jack Leamy, 8. Jack Lonergan, 9. Thomas Fogarty. Principal: Brian Cahill. Coaches: Siobhan Condon & Seanie O’Neill.

Kilruane N.S. Under 11 Roinn D Hurling Team: 1.Jamie Kennedy, 2.Eoin O’Meara, 3.James Loughnane, 4.Dylan Moran, 5.Rory Grace, 6.Aaron Morgan, 7.Cormac Doheny, 8.Bonnie Conroy, 9.Paul O’Neill. Principal: Mairéad Kirby. Coach: Gilbert Williams.

Match 8

Thursday 6th June VENUE: Semple Stadium

U-11 C1 Hurling Borrisoleigh 5-06 New Inn 3-03

Referee: Christy Mc Loughlin

Borrisoleigh and New Inn exploded onto the field to an electric atmosphere as both teams geared up for an impressive clash that would decide the U-11 C1 champions. It was a quick goal for Jack Fitzgerald for Borrisoleigh that spurred on their team and pure enormous pressure on New Inn. Paul McCormack jumped on this opportunity pointing an impressive free followed by a ground shot to the New Inn net to sure foot Borrisoleigh’s great start. New Inn fought bravely in the face of such opposition but were struggling to find the Borrisoleigh goal. Three quick goals from Paul McCormack, Jack Fitzgerald and Darragh Quigley left a dominating Borrisoleigh leading into the second half 4-4 to no score. New Inn charged back onto the field in the second half, determined not to let Borrisoleigh dampen their spirits. Diarmuid Fitzgerald got their first score on the board with an impressive point from play. The Borrisoleigh backs couldn’t but watch on as Luca Fitzgerald followed his lead with a clean point and a sweeping goal into the back of Borrisoleigh’s net to keep New Inn heads in the game. New Inn kept up the pressure, catching Borrisoleigh off guard and allowing Kevin Keating to sink two goals to the delight of New Inn supporters. However, this joy was short-lived for New Inn with a late goal and point from Andrew Tuson and Paul McCormack respectively. As the call sailed over the crossbar and the referee’s watch ticked by, Borrisoleigh edged closer and closer to eventual victory. Great credit is due to New Inn for such a comeback performance but Borrisoleigh would lift the U-11 C1 trophy today.

St. Patrick’s B.N.S. Borrisoleigh U-11 C1 Hurling Team: 1. Daniel Ryan, 2. Aaron Ryan, 3. Bryan Murray, 4. Paul McCormack, 5. Andrew Tuson, 6. Jack Fitzgerald, 7. Darragh Quigley, 8. Ryan Healy, 9. Sean Max, 10. Kevin Conroy, 11. Adam Carr. Principal: Kay Ryan. Coaches: Michael Ryan & Michael Small.

New Inn B.N.S. (B)U-11 Roinn C1: 1.Tom Marnane, 2.Cathal McCarthy, 3.Jason O’Gorman, 4.Diarmuid English, 5.Luca Fitzgerald, 6.Diarmuid O’Brien, 7.Kevin Keating, 8.Conor O’Dwyer Fitzgerald, 9.Mark Flanagan, 10.Eoghan Doyle. Principal: Michael Heffernan. Coach: Tammy Cullen.

Match 9

Thursday 6th June VENUE: Semple Stadium

U-11 C Camogie Rosegreen 4-02 Ballina 2-01

Referee: Jimmy Sweeney

As Rosegreen and Ballina girls entered the field it was clear that a great match was in store for their supporters and a great challenge for their opponents. From the first whistle the level of skill and determination shown by both teams was a tremendous sight to behold. Aoibhinn Fanning, Rosegreen, and Isabel Farnan, Ballina, got a goal and point respectively and set the crowds alight with excitement. Aoibhinn would return again with two impressive long range strikes to score fist a point and then to bury the ball in the back of the Ballina net. Sailing past the Ballina defence, there was little to stop these wonderful scores. However, Ballina didn’t lose heart but rather responded in kind to the Rosegreen threat. Emma Flynn and Kate Clarke each took turns to blast the ball past the Rosegreen keeper and keep their school in contention for the coveted county final victory that was in their grasp. After being encouraged from the sideline, a pride-filled Rosegreen reorganised and with a strong defence behind them, Aoibhinn Fanning would score 1-1 ably assisted by her teammate Kellie Hunt who scored a magnificent goal from a ground strike. The final score ended in Rosegreen’s favour and they would go on to lift the U-11 C camogie trophy for their school. Ballina can hold their heads high as they fought tooth and nail with Rosegreen to the bitter end. Undoubtedly the future is very bright for Aoibhinn Fanning, Rosegreen’s top scorer on the day with 3-2 oh her side’s total.

Ballina Primary School U11 Roinn C Camogie Team: 1.Siobhán Prentice, 2.Aoibheann Ward, 3.Jessica McCarthy Gilligan, 4.Isabel Farnan, 5.Róisín Coakley, 6.Emma Flynn, 7.Kate Clarke, 8.Emily Clarke, 10.Sarah McKeogh.

Principal: Margaret O’Sullivan. Coaches: Mairéad O’Neill, Claire O’Sullivan, Fiona Jones, Anne Sheehy, Brid McMahon.

Rosegreen U11 C Camogie: 1.Méabh Molony Ryan, 2.Jill Murphy, 3.Faye Dowling, 4.Aoibhinn Fanning, 6. Méabh Elle Ryan, 7.Eleanor Tobin, 10.Caoimhe O’ Donnell, 17. Lucy Murphy, 19.Kellie Hunt, 20.Lauren Redmond. Principal: John Lalor. Coaches: Mairead Morrissey & Michelle Crimmins.

Match 10

Thursday 6th June VENUE: Semple Stadium

U-11 D1 Hurling Rosegreen ‘B’ 3-6 Gaelscoil Carrick ‘B’ 3-6

Referee: Christy Mc Loughlin

As the evening approached in Semple Stadium there was still no end to the summer sun and within the dressing rooms of Rosegreen and Carrick there was no shortage of hunger or desire to lift the U-11 D-1 trophy for their schools. Tom Tobin pounced on the ball and send it over the ball to secure Rosegreen’s first point of play. Ríain Breathnach kept Carrick in the game sending a point over Rosegreen’s goalie and lifting the spirits of the supporters in the stand. Rosegreen’s back-line fought hard to block any Carrick advance as was evident by their low score count for the first half. Carrick were under tremendous pressure with Tom Tobin finding the back of the net and splitting the posts on numerous occasions giving him a scoreline of 3-2 in the first half alone. As the half-time whistle blew it was hard for Carrick to keep their nerve but they returned for the second half a rejuvenated team spirit. Ewan O’Ríain, who managed a point in the first half for his side, gave a mighty exhibition of scoring in amassing 1-3 for his side. With a solid score line and a strong work ethic, Carrick would take the fight the Rosegreen to come back level. A Callum Breathnach goal for Carrick and on the opposite side a point apiece for Adam Ryan and Tom Tobin for Rosegreen would see the full-time score of 3-6 to 3-6. The next battle for these two hurling championship teams will be the coin-toss that dictates who holds the trophy for the first six months!

Gaelscoil Carraig na Siúire U11 D1 Hurling: 1.Aaron Ó’Duinnshléibhe, 2. Riain Breathnach, 3. Taylor Pléimeann, 4. Ewan Ó’Riain, 5. Reece Ó’Mathúna, 6. Callum Breathnach, 7. Cian Breathnach, 8. Conor Ó’Corcoráin, 9. Charlie Ó’Finn, 10. Tomaí Ó’Cinnéide, 11. Cian Ó’Donnachadha

Rosegreen ‘B’ U11 D1 Hurling: 1.Dion Gleeson, 2.Lee Gleeson, 3.Jake Phelan, 4.Tom Tobin, 5.Adam Ryan, 6.Sean Ryan, 7.Sean Lonergan, 8.Brian Óg O’Dwyer, 9.Elio Bonelli, 10.Neil Ryan. Principal: John Lalor. Coach: John Lalor

Match 11

Thursday 6th June VENUE: Semple Stadium

U-11 A1 Camogie Ayle ‘B’ 4-02 Rosegreen ‘B’ 1-0

Referee: Jimmy Sweeney

With the sun going down, there was no let-up in the excitement that was unfolding in Semple Stadium. Two teams emerged from the tunnel to face one another for the title of Tipperary Cumann na mBunscol U-11 A1 camogie county champions. Ayle and Rosegreen sprinted onto the pitch for a ferocious battle of skill. A Róisín Dee goal exploded into the back of the Rosegreen net to set the crowd alight and give her team a massive boost. Rosegreen attempted to respond but found themselves at the mercy of Róisín again who succeeded in rattling the Rosegreen net yet again. Rosegreen backs got their heads back in the game after some helpful advice from the sideline and worked tirelessly to feed the ball to their forward line. They unfortunately found a strong Ayle defence in their path and struggled to notch up scores. Amey Purcell punished Rosegreen with two impressive long range strikes to claim a goal and point for her side. Rosegreen didn’t lose heart and came out fighting in the second half but again found it difficult to penetrate the Ayle back-line. A late goal by Jessica Irving and point by Danielle O’Mahoney would seal Ayle’s victory. Great credit is due to Rosegreen players who never lost spirit throughout the match and gave a great display for all those present on the day.

Rosegreen ’B’ U11 A1 Camogie: 1.Nicole Vaughan, 2.Ava Murphy, 3.Emma Ryan, 4.Shania Gleeson, 6.Kateanna Molony Ryan, 7.Rachel Ryan, 10.Lauren Hally, 12.Sarah Maher, 17.Maeve O’ Donnell, 19.Aléana Blundell, 20.Ella Rose Whybrow. Principal: John Lalor. Coaches: Mairead Morrissey & Michelle Crimmins.

Ayle N.S. U-11 Roinn A-1 Camogie Team: 1. Katie Barry, 2.Amey Purcell, 3. Jessica Irving, 4. Róisín Dee, 5.Danielle O’ Mahoney, 6.Katie O’ Dwyer, 7.Róisín O’ Neill, 8. Sinéad O’ Brien, 9.Shauna O’ Dwyer, 10. Katie Mai Irving, 11.Molly Ryan. Manager: Pat Buckley. Principal: Seán Hennessy.

Match 12

Thursday 6th June VENUE: Semple Stadium

U-13 C Camogie Cashel G.N.S. 5-04 Ardcroney 1-04

Referee: Christy Mc Loughlin

Ardcroney and Cashel girls ran out into the evening sun for what was to be a tough clash for both sides and a long forty minutes of hard work and commitment to secure the U-13 camogie title. Cashel produced some solid scores in the opening few minutes of the game thanks in no small part to the efforts of the midfield and forwards who worked tirelessly to feed the ball to star player Caoimhe Perdue. Caoimhe successfully got the opening score for Cashel, burying the ball in the back of the Ardcroney net. Laura Shinnors responded in kind notching up a point for Ardcroney. Great credit must go to Ardcroney backline and especially Orla Molloy who denied Cashel a certain goal as half-time approached. The crowd was jubilant soon after, however, as Caoimhe again amassed some magnificent scores for her side, putting another goal into the Ardcroney net as well as scoring two points. As the teams re-entered the pitch for the second half, Ardcroney spirits were not dampened and they came back out ready for a fight. With yet another tremendous save from Orla Molloy, Laura Shinnors and Katie Morris succeeded in working the ball up the field and securing 0-1 and 1-2 respectively to keep Ardcroney in the game. It was not to be Ardcroney’s day however, as two goals by Jessica Fitzell and Jill Shanahan secured Cashel’s eventual y victory over Ardcroney.

Cashel GNS Under 13 Roinn C Camogie Team: 1. Kate Gayson Molloy, 2.Molly Burgess, 3.Nora Quinlan, 4.Abi Muldoon, 5.Clodagh O’Dwyer, 6.Sorcha Ryan, 7.Laura McGrath, 8.Caoimhe Perdue, 9.Jill Shanahan, 10.Millie Keane, 11.Laura Donovan, 12.Meabh Dowling, 13.Kate Purcell, 14.Jessica Fitzell, 15.Megan Hahessy. Principal: Mary Andrews. Coaches: Pauric Murray, Laura Maher

Ardcroney N.S. U13 Roinn C Camogie Team: 1. Orla Molloy, 2. Aoife Coffey, 3. Katie Morris, 4. Amy Hill, 5. Laura Shinnors, 6. Ali Mulcahy, 7. Cliodhna Nevin,
8. Mickela McGrath, 9. Megan Morris, 10. Katie O Meara, 11. Clodagh Healy, 12. Leah Heffernan, 13. Sinéad Dillon. Principal: Martin Ryan, Coach: Helen O Brien.

Match 13

Thursday 6th June VENUE: Semple Stadium

U-13 B Hurling St. Mary’s C.B.S. 0-07 Two Mile Borris 0-04

Referee: Fergal Horgan

As Two Mile Borris and St. Mary’s C.B.S. emerged from the tunnel, there was a calm in the air. This could only be described as the calm before the storm as both teams tore into the game from the starting whistle. In a testament to the defensive skills and determination of both teams, the scoring throughout was remarkably low but nonetheless this clash proved to be a riveting final from start to finish. Darren Flood produced a marvellous strike on the run to achieve the first score on the board for Two Mile Borris. Diarmuid Maher followed suit with another point. This would be the last score for Two Mile Borris in the first half of an epic contest. Each point for Two Mile Borris was answered respectfully by St. Mary’s with Corey Kelly taking the lead with an impressive score from a difficult angle on the wing. This was followed up by Sean Leahy, 0-1, and Ben Owens, 0-4, to see St. Mary’s going into the second half on a slightly more confident footing than Two Mile Borris. As the second half whistle sounded, St. Mary’s were put under pressure by a resolute and upbeat Two Mile Borris who were determined not to let a county title slip through their hands. David flood got the first score of the half from a free while Max Hackett shot a beautiful point over the head of St. Mary’s Keeper. Not bowing out without a fight however St. Mary’s fought hard. Two Mile Borris went deep into St. Mary’s territory however, a strong St. Mary’s defence hampered their advance. It was not to be Two Mile Borris’ day however as they could not peg back the deficit. It would be St. Mary’s who would lift the U-13 B trophy.

Two Mile Borris Under 13 Roinn B Hurling Team: 1.Liam McDonagh, 2.Conor Cummins, 3. Kevin Hayes, 4.Jack Morrissey, 5.Michael O’Donnell, 6.Darren Flood, 7.Max Hackett, 8.Diarmuid Maher, 9.Michael Maher, 10.Pat Hackett, capt, 11.David Ryan, 12.Bill Hackett, 13.Owen Byrne, 14.Brian Long, 15.Andrew Alexander O Shea, 16.Owen Byrne, 17.Lewis Kearney, 18.Sean Tunstall, 19.Michealla McKelvey, 20.Nicole Gleeson, 21.Jack Fitzgerald, 22.Adam Cantwell, 23.Liam Hayes, 24.Sean Mockler, 25.Tom Maher, 26.Andrew Kavanagh, 27.Jack Ryan, 28.Shane Burke. Principal: Joan Doherty, Coaches: Liam McCullagh & Paddy Moore.

St. Marys, Clonmel U13 B-Final: 1. Enda Dunphy, 2. Ben Norris, 3. Joshua Ryan, 4. Corey Kelly, 5. Simon Farrell (c), 6. Gavin Byrne, 7. Ben Owens, 8. Christopher Grogan, 9. Seán O’Connor, 10. Seán McCullagh, 11. Ryan Power, 12. Donal McCabe, 13. Seán Leahy, 14. Ben O’Sullivan, 15. Adam Hassett, 16. Brian Lynch,

17. Leigh Carroll, 18. Ryan McCullagh, 19. Neil Gonzalves, 20. James Wright, 21. Riain Patterson, 22. Max Eppert, 23. Ian Brennan

Match 14

Thursday 6th June VENUE: Semple Stadium

U-13 G Hurling Lorrha 5-10 Rossmore 5-09

Referee: Fergal Horgan

The hunger of both Lorrha and Rossmore was evident as the players poured out of the tunnel and onto the pitch in Semple Stadium. The support for these two teams fuelled them before the ball was thrown in. Both got off to a flying start with Séan Ryan scoring 0-2 for Rossmore. But it was the efforts of Colm Fogarty that set the pace for an exciting clash between two schools that were hungry for victory. Delivering 2-0 past the Rossmore keeper it seemed Lorrha had the upper hand. Rossmore did not shy away however with Jack Ryan giving them a healthy scoreline of 1-1 and keeping them in contention for success. Colm Fogarty and Daniel O’Donoghue supported amply by their midfield and forward lines managed to answer Rossmore with 1-2 and 0-2 respectively. Lorrha to lead at the half-time mark 3-7 to 1-6. Rossmore fought hard in the second half not letting a score difference get the better of them. Great credit is due to their back line and the enormous pressure being put on Lorrha. Daniel O’Donoghue would step up to the mark for Lorrha in this half scoring 0-2 while Colm Fogarty returned to help keep his side in the game notching up 1-2. Rossmore responded to Lorrha’s scores with equal ferocity. The Ryans were out in force as Patrick Ryan pulled off a magnificent save for Rossmore while Cathal Ryan and Sean Ryan both notched up scores in retaliation for their side. In the last minutes of the game it looked to be a certain Lorrha victory however, ever the optimists, Rossmore exploded back into action with a last minute goal by Eoin Gallagher. With a score of 5-10 to 5-8 to Lorrha, Rossmore got a second chance with a free in front of the Lorrha goal line. Fortunately for Lorrha it sailed over the crossbar to the sound of the final whistle and thus securing a hard earned victory for Lorrha.

Rossmore National School Under 13 Roinn G Hurling Team: 1. Patrick Ryan (L), 2. Thomas Croke, 3. Cathal Ryan, 4. Óisín Fryday, 5. Sean Ryan, 6. Dillon Maher, 7. Jack Ryan (Casey), 8. Aidan Slattery, 9. Ryan Davern, 10. Mikie Spillane, 11. Sean Ryan (H), 12. Danny Slattery, 13. Stephen Ferncombe, 14. Will Ryan, 15. Ryan Greene, 16. Matthew Davern. Acting Principal: Mary Shanahan. Coaches Mark Greene & Denis Wade.

Lorrha/Redwood Under 13 Roinn G : 1.Tom Duggan, 2.Daniel Madden, 3.Jack Moran, 4.Daniel O’ Donoghue, 5.Alan O’ Meara, 6. Michael Houlihan, 7.Colm Fogarty, 8.Clodagh McIntyre, 9.Michelle Mannion, 10.Mary Houlihan, 11.Donna Milne, 12.Cormac Sheridan, 13.Eoin Gallagher, 14.Stephen Sullivan, 15.Courtney Houlihan, 16.Dylan Mannion, 17.Michaela Young, 18.Julia Boons, 19.Niamh Moran, 20.Caolán Bennett, 21.Adam Walsh, 22.Ronan O’ Meara, 23.Ronan Shewbridge, 24.Ryan Clarke, 25.Cian Mannion, 26.Luke Heenan, 27.Avie Darcy, 28.Keeva Duffy, 29.Hannah O’ Meara, 30.Caoimhe Claffey, 31.Daniel Buglar. Principals: Olive O’Meara, Michelle Hogan. Coaches: James Dunne & Michael O’ Carroll.

Match 15

U13 D Camogie: Lissenhall 5-04 Dunkerrin 2-01.

Referee: Fergal Horgan.

The Under 13 D Camogie decider was a pulsating contest from start to finish. Scoil Muire Dunkerrin have been regular visitors to the stadium in recent years under the stewardship of former Down star Peter Jennings. Lissenhall also possess a very talented crop of players at present. Dunkerrin got the perfect start with a well taken Aisling Carroll goal. Lissenhall responded in kind with Hannah Slattery scoring a lovely point off her right hand side. Both sides continued to trade scores in a frenetic opening half which saw Lissenhall end the half with a two point lead. Lissenhall emerged a very hungry side on the resumption and a Hannah Slattery goal soon added to their lead. Further scores from Hannah Slattery, Sarah Madden and Emer Tuohy ensured that the Lissenhall lead would not be overturned. Both teams served up an enthralling contest. For Lissenhall, Hannah Slattery again lit up Semple Stadium with her vast array of skills for the second year in succession. She was well assisted by her team-mates and in particular Player of the Match Emer Tuohy. Dunkerrin’s Aisling Carroll is also a player with a very bright future. Dunkerrin will be disappointed but their consistency in reaching frequent finals will surely be rewarded with title success in the not too distant future..

Scoil Muire, Dunkerrin Under 13 Roinn D Camogie Team: 1. Brianna Troy, 2. Emma Carey, 3. Niamh McCormack, 4. Aisling Carroll, 5. Lauren Maher, 6.Rachel Earley, 7. Andrea Kieran, 8. Emily McNamara, 9. Caitlín Carroll, 10. Janina Kennedy, 11. Áine Gleeson, 12. Kate McNamara. Principal: Peter Jennings. Coach Kevin McCormack.

Lissenhall N.S. Under 13 Roinn D Camógie Team: 1. Áine Tuohy, 2. Orla Maher, 3. Katie Murphy, 4. Emer Tuohy, 5. Sarah Madden, 6. Hannah Slattery, 7. Ciara Grace, 8. Rachel Shanahan, 9.Claire Ryan, 10.Caoimhe Ryan Moran, 11.Laoise Vuyk, 12.Saoirse McKeogh, 13..Amy Reale. Principal: Donncha Ó Tuathail. Mentors: Martin Ryan, Anthony McGrath, Ciaran Timmons

Match 16

U13 A Hurling Scoil Ailbhe 6-05 St. Colmcilles Templemore 1-02

Referee: Fergal Horgan.

Scoil Ailbhe retained their Under 13 A hurling title with a display that will live long in the memory. Templemore have made terrific strides in recent years and their breakthrough at A level is surely not that far away. Scoil Ailbhe were a very well balanced outfit with stars sprinkled throughout their team. They played a lovely brand of hurling and secured their victory with a ruthless and clinical first half display. Arthur Geronimo got Scoil Ailbhe off to the perfect start with a great point in the second minute. They cemented their lead soon after when ‘Man of the Match’ Ronan McGuire goaled following a superb save by Templemore custodian Nick Keane. Like many great Thurles teams before them, Scoil Ailbhe now went for the jugular and following some direct running from Ronan McGuire, Eoin Purcell goaled from close range. Purcell followed this up with two more well crafted majors as half time approached. Darragh Doyle then stemmed the tide with two points for Templemore. The half was concluded when Jack Lanigan bisected the posts after receiving a sublime pass from goal-getter Purcell. Templemore’s fading title hopes were effectively killed off when Jack Lanigan batted the ball to the net shortly after halftime. Ronan McGuire then slotted a superb point following a lung bursting solo run through the heart of the valiant Templemore defence. Martin Bergin managed to get a goal back for Templemore with five minutes remaining. Ben Murphy then applied the coup de grace for Scoil Ailbhe with a great goal from close range. This was as good a Scoil Ailbhe team as any of their teams that have graced the stadium in recent years. They had a ferocious work rate allied to serious resources of skill. Templemore are certain to return to the top table in the future given the strength of their U11 A title winning side. For now though the challenge for all teams at Under 13 A level is to see if they can reach the standards set by a terrific Scoil Ailbhe team.

Scoil Ailbhe U13 Roinn A Hurling Team: 1. Kevin Bracken, 2. Cillian Donaghy, 3. Seán Butler, 4. Conor Stapleton, 5. Kieran Costello, 6. Kieran Moloney, 7. Cian Quirke, 8. Fred Crowley, 9. Frank McKevitt, 10. Arthur Geronimo, 11. Jack Lanigan, 12. Ronan McGuire, 13. Eoin Purcell, 14. Joe Dwan, 15. Eoghan Cagney, 16. Ben Murphy, 17. David Mawe, 18. Brian O’Halloran, 19. Jamie Donovan, 20. Shane Kerrigan, 21. Connor Bailey, 22. Jack McGrath, 23. Sam Rapoport, 24. Brandon Sheedy, 25. Kyle Cully, 26. Jordan Fahey, 27. Stephen Dorney, 28. Aaron Fogarty, 29. Shane Kerrigan, 30. Conor Fogarty, 31. Christopher Buckley, 32. Shaun Kennedy, 33. Darren Hackett. Principal: Miriam Butler. Coaches: Norma Harrington, Barbara Ryan, Claire Grogan, John Anderson, Denis McCullagh, Fergal O’Reilly.

St.Colmcille’s N.S Under 13 Roinn A Hurling: 1. Nick Keane, 2. Paddy Martin, 3. Ben Collins, 4. Jack Nevin, 5. Diarmuid Delaney, 6. Ciarán Hoctor, 7. James Corcoran, 8. Ciarán Byrne, 9. Cillian Coonan, 10. Conor Cadell, 11. Darragh Doyle, 22. Lorcan Roche, 13. Kuba Beben, 14. Mark Newman, 15. Martin Bergin, 16. Ali Aissou, 17. Aaron Quinlan, 19. Troy Costelloe, 21. Eoin Quinn, 23. Hugh Maher, 24. Jack Prout, 25. Niall Sheedy, 26. Conor Keating, 27. Alec Kubon Principal: Mr. Kieran Healy. Coaches: Conor Doyle, Denis Kelly, Michael Delaney.

Match 17

Friday 7th June VENUE: Semple Stadium

U-13 E Hurling Thomastown 5-08 Ardcroney 5-05

Referee: Fergal Horgan

It was another scorching hot morning in Semple Stadium as the Tipperary Cumann na mBunscol inter-schools county hurling finals got underway for a second day and like the opening match on Thursday, the curtain raiser promised to be a cracker. Thomastown and Ardcroney arrived for an early morning clash, both seeking desperately to lift the U-13 E trophy. Seán McAdams put the first score on the board for Ardcroney, launching the ball into the back of the Thomastown net. This was returned in lightning quick speed by Tony Byron with a point shot over the bar on the run for Thomastown to keep his side in the game. It looked to be an Ardcroney dominated match however, as Devlin Courtney, after a great solo run, found the back of the Thomastown net yet again for the Ardcroney side. Andy Byrnes, who made his debut for Tipperary on the primary games football team against Kerry in the recent meet in Killarney, responded for his side scoring 2-1. Seán McAdams would score another 2-1 for Ardcroney accompanied by Michael Holland and Kian O’Kelly with a point apiece to keep their side in the game. Ardcroney had a scoring edge facing into the second half but with great testament to the Thomastown backline they would find it hard to keep up their scoring prowess. Devlin Courtney would find the back of the net on two occasions. At the other end of the field Thomastown had no easier path as Ardcroney fought fiercely. Andy Byrnes would step up again to score 2-1 accompanied by Robbie Byron notched up 1-1 in the dying minutes of the game as Thomastown came back fighting to catch and then surpass the scoreline set down by Ardcroney. As Kevin Hall, with pin-point accuracy, put one over the Ardcroney crossbar, a Thomastown victory was assured. The final whistle was sounded within seconds and Thomastown lifted the U-13 E trophy. An exciting finish to an impressive match for the start of day two in Semple Stadium.

Thomastown NS Under 13 Roinn E Hurling Team: 1. Niall Hogan, 2. Conor Farrell, 3. Brian Barlow, 4. Lee Esmonde, 5. Tony Byron, 6. Alan Flannery, 7. Robby Byron, 8. Kevin Hally, 9. Andy Byrnes, 10. Eoin O’Sullivan-Ryan, 11. Jack Kennedy, 12. Richie Crowe, 13. Darragh Kennedy, 14. Jamie Collins, 15. Eoin Marnane, 16. Callum McCarthy, 17. Eimear Heffernan, 18. DJ Cleary, 19. Cameron Marnane, 20. Billy Ashford. Principal: Brian Cahill. Coaches: Siobhan Condon & Seanie O’Neill.

Ardcroney N.S. U/13 Hurling Team: 1.Cian Spillane, 2. Katie Morris, 3. Kian O’Kelly, 4. Laura Shinnors, 5. Sean McAdams, 6. Matthew Spain, 7. Michael Holland,
8. Devlin Courtney, 9. Mickela McGrath, 10. Conor Ryan, 11. Daniel Costello, 12. Matthew Hodgins, 13. Keelan McGrath, 14. Nathan Moroney. Principal: Martin Ryan,
Coaches: Len Gaynor & Niall O Meara.

Match 18

Friday 7th June VENUE: Semple Stadium

U-11 B1 Hurling Cashel ‘B’ 7-05 Gaelscoil Dúrlas ‘B’ 1-0

Referee: Fergal Horgan

The first match of a double header saw the meeting of Cashel and Gaelscoil Dúrlas. As the teams emerged from the tunnel the excitement of the first game was still in the air and only served to entice these two teams further as to what was in their grasp. As the ball was thrown in Corey Hynes, after tremendous effort, secured a goal from a ground strike to launch Cashel into action. This was quickly followed by consecutive points from A. White and a point from Andrew Burke. Dúrlas were feeling the heat as the pressure mounted on them to break through a massive Cashel defence and get a score they so desperately sought after. It would be Cillian Ó Reachtaire who would eventually get his team on the board launching a magnificent goal into the back of the Cashel net from a free. Cashel responded in king with quick goals from Seán O’Neill and A. White to give them a clear lead going into the second half. Dúrlas, with great courage and commitment tried to notch up the scores, however, it was not meant to be as a steadfast Cashel backline blocked down their every attempt and fed the ball the a hungry midfield and forward line. Dúrlas would fail to score in the second half as a dominant White again launched a series of attacks on the Dúrlas goals scoring 3-0 for his side. All credit due to Dúrlas who didn’t back down in the face of such scores but instead fought bravely to make an eventually victorious Cashel work all the way to the end for their ultimate success.

St. John the Baptist BNS, Cashel Under 11 Roinn B1 Hurling Team: 1. Hermann O’ Donoghue, 3. Christopher Corbally, 4. Sean O’ Neill, 5. White, 6. Cian Moloney, 7. Andrew Burke, 8. Alex Dunne, 9. Corey Hynes, 10. Sami Safiullah, 11. Colin Forgarty, 12. Ross Minogue, 13. Cathal Quinn, 14. Donal Ryan. Principal: Will Ryan. Manager: Jennie O’ Farrell. Coaches: Paddy Moloney & Joe McGrath.

Gaelscoil Durlas U11 Roinn B1 Hurling Team: 16. Lorcán Ó Coimín, 12.Josh Ó Haicéid, 13. Connor Ó Ceannuain, 14. Tristan Loughman Ó Tuama, 15. Cillian Ó Reachtaire, 17.Danny Ó Treasaigh, 23. Aodhán Ó Ciardha, 18. James Ó Cathasaigh, 20. Eoin Ó Coscair, 21. Adam Ó Fainnín, 22. Stiofán Ó Seachnasaigh. Príomhoide: Seamus Ó Dubhagáin Coaches : Labhaoise Ní Chuinneagáin, Eamonn Ó Fainnín, Caoimhín Ó Gormáin

Match 19

Friday 7th June VENUE: Semple Stadium

U-11 A Hurling Templemore 6-04 St. Peter & Paul’s 2-04

Referee: Christy McLoughlin

In the second match of the first double header of the day, Templemore squared up against St. Peter & Paul’s in the U-11 A decider. With massive support behind them both teams erupted onto the pitch each ready lift the trophy after 30 minutes. David Barry and Martin Bergin would set the pace for the rest of the match, each driving the ball past the goalie and notching up a goal for St. Peter & Paul’s and Templemore respectively. Cathal Daly would keep his side’s scoreline healthy putting two wonderful long strikes over the Templemore crossbar. These were answered by a strong Templemore side with Martin Bergin, Conor Cadell and Darragh Doyle side stepping the P&P’s defence and sinking the ball in the back of the net. Templemore edged closer and closer to a final victory but a determined Peter & Paul’s fought on with spirits high. Cathal Daly would again score 1-1 while Jimmy Doyle scored a point with lethal accuracy for Peter & Paul’s. It was not to be however, as the duo of Martin Bergin and Diarmuid Delaney secured several scores for their side and secured an ultimate Templemore victory.

St. Peter & Pauls CBS Under 11 Roinn A Hurling Team: 1. Fabian Kerton, 2. Conor Leo, 3. Jack Moore, 4. Niall Barry, 5. Jamie Doyle Cairns, 6. Olamide Williams, 7. Cathal Deely, 8. Sean Fitzpatrick, 9. Anthony Keely, 10. David Barry, 11. Shay Hanton, 12. Ben Kearns. Principal: John Hickey. Coaches: Michael Ring & Paddy Burke

St.Colmcille’s N.S Under 11 Roinn A Hurling: 1. Ali Aissou, 2. Stephen Cahill, 3. Darragh Doyle, 4. Niall Moloney, 5. Diarmuid Delaney, 6. Conor Cadell, 7. James Corcoran, 8. Eoin Quinn, 9. Martin Bergin, 10. Jack Nevin, 11. Ewan Scott, 13. Killian Fennell,14. Luke Ormond, Principal: Mr. Kieran Healy. Coaches: Conor Doyle, Denis Kelly, Michael Delaney.

Match 20

Friday 7th June VENUE: Semple Stadium

U-11 A1 Hurling Carrick on Suir ‘B’ 3-02 Templemore ‘B’ 1-02

Referee: Christy McLoughlin

The two teams emerged from the tunnel with great enthusiasm as the crowd erupted behind them. If they had any nerves they certainly weren’t showing as both teams were ready for a battle to the end, in their sights was the U-11 A1 trophy. Kevin Sheedy was the first man to put a score on the board for Templemore and lift the spirits of his side. This was answered by Zac Murphy for Carrick on Suir who put an equally skillful point over the Templemore crossbar. Zac would return to claim a goal from the Templemore goalie followed in quick succession by a point to put his side ahead. Templemore feeling the pressure didn’t buckle but rather fought hard to regain lost ground. A point by John Francis Donoghue would sure up the Templemore side and get their heads back in the game. A great defensive effort came from the Templemore backline and Carrick on Suir found it hard to breach it. However, this all changed when Zac Harris, supported by a hungry forward line found the back of the Templemore net not once but twice to put his side in the lead. It was a late goal for Templemore by Corey Morrissey that gave his side the boost they needed. But as the seconds counted down it was all but too late for a brave Templemore team. It would be a victorious Carrick on Suir who would lift the trophy much to the delight of their supporters in the stands.

St.Colmcille’s N.S Under 11 Roinn A1 Hurling: 1. Adam Collins, 2. Reece Gillick, 3. Marco Quinlan, 4. Gavin Coleman, 5. Patrick Moloney, 6. Kevin Sheedy, 7. John Francis Donoghue, 8. Cory Morrissey, 9. Shane Sweeney, 10. Patrick Donoghue, 11.David Quinn, 13. Kane Conneely, 14. Jordan Collins, 15. Luke Egan Principal: Mr. Kieran Healy. Coaches: Conor Doyle, Denis Kelly, Michael Delaney.

Carrick-on-Suir CBS U11 Roinn A1 Hurling Team: 1. Michael O’Donovan, 2. Sean Power, 3. Nigel O’Keeffe, 4. Adam Kerwick, 5. Owen Dunne-Harrigan, 6. Taylor Hanlon, 7. Zac Harris, 8. Tim Treacy, 9. Nathan Huntenburg, 10. Senan Campbell. 11. Callum O’Meara, 12. Zac Murphy, 13. Conor McGrath, 14. Kyle Walsh, 15. Kyle Quinn. Principal: Denis Cotter. Coaches: Tony Hogan, Gerry Houlihan, Michael Waters.

Match 21

Friday 7th June VENUE: Semple Stadium

U-11 B Hurling Cashel 8-07 Gaelscoil Dúrlas 5-02

Referee: Fergal Horgan

Cashel and Gaelscoil emerged from the tunnel evenly matched in stature, skill and determination. This contest proved to be one of the most exciting clashes of the day in Semple Stadium. Jake Cotter got his side underway putting the bar clear over the bar and notching up a point for Cashel. This was followed quickly by an Evan Moloney goal that sent the crowds hearts soaring. James Tréanlamhach quickly brought them back down to Earth however, helping his side to gain some lost ground and taking 1-2 for Dúrlas past the Cashel defence. Daniel Moloney responded in kind scoring 1-1 for Cashel in the first half. A pair of goals from Jake Cotter and Jack McGrath would see Cashel keep the pressure on Dúrlas. Dean Ó Fainnín kept his head and rounded the Cashel backs to find the back of the net for Dúrlas and keep them sharp. Cashel would lead going into the second half. James would return for Dúrlas in the second half and along with Urban Ó Nuallain would score a goal for Dúrlas mounting pressure on the Cashel side. With some solid sideline advice Cashel would regroup and emerge the dominant second half team however. Jack McGrath would emerge as their top scorer this half landing 1-2 for his side. Cashel had a series of goal chances foiled by a dedicated Dúrlas backline but as the points notched up on the scoreboard Cashel victory seemed certain. As the time slipped away a ferocious Dúrlas couldn’t match their Cashel opponents who would eventually go on to claim ultimate success and secure the U-11 B trophy.

St. John the Baptist BNS, Cashel Under 11 Roinn B Hurling Team: 1. Ross Whelan, 2. Tomás Burke, 3. John Ryan, 4. Conor O’ Dwyer, 5. Ethan Gayson Molloy, 6. TJ Barron, 7. Aaron Moloney, 8. Jack McGrath, 9. Evan Moloney, 10. Eoghan Murphy, 11. Daniel Moloney, 12. Jake Cotter. Principal: Will Ryan. Manager: Jennie O’ Farrell. Coaches: Paddy Moloney & Joe McGrath.

Gaelscoil Durlas U11 Roinn B Hurling Team: 1. Toby Ó Luain, 2. Danny Ó Lonagain, 3. Darragh Mac Cathaigh, 4. Dean Ó Fainnín, 5. Darragh Stáicliúm, 6. James Tréanlamhach, 7. Jack Ó Fógartaigh, 8. Luke Ó Fógairtaigh, 9. Oisín Ó Briain, 10. Urban Ó Nuallain, 12. Eoin Ó Cradóg, 12. Dylan Mac Lochlainn. Príomhoide: Seamus Ó Dubhagáin Coaches : Labhaoise Ní Chuinneagáin, Eamonn Ó Fainnín, Caoimhín Ó Gormáin

Match 22

Friday 7th June VENUE: Semple Stadium

U-11 B Camogie Lissenhall 7-7 New Inn G.N.S. 1-1

Referee: Fergal Horgan

Under the heat of the midday sun in an already boiling Semple Stadium cauldron, it was the turn of the camogie stars to enter the pitch on what was the first of a double header of camogie matches on the second day of the Tipperary Cumann na mBunscol inter-schools county finals. New Inn’s Anneka Maxwell produced a promising start for her side landing the ball in the back of the net. It would not be New Inn’s day however as a determined Lissenhall opened up their attack. Emer Tuohy first with a goal and then Claire Ryan, Sarah Madden and Rachel Shanahan supported by a strong midfield, notching up the scores for Lissenhall. The half time score stood 5-4 to 1-0 to Lissenhall. Determined not to let their first half influence them, New Inn came out fighting with a beautiful point from Anna Downey. Yet again a punishing Lissenhall rounded on New Inn’s goal line and the lethal team of Emer, Sarah and Rachel would return. New Inn backs put in a great effort against such strong opposition but it was Lissenhall who would emerge as the victorious side. New Inn can keep their heads high as they didn’t waver against such opposition. Lissenhall lifted the trophy to rapturous applause from the crowd.

Scoil Mhuire Gan Smál, New Inn, Under 11 Roinn B Camógie Team: 1.Éabha Carroll, 2.Laura O’Gorman, 3.Rachel O’Grady, 4.Éabha Burke Shanahan, 5.Anna Downey, 6.Ciara Moloney, 7.Róisín Doyle, 8.Anneka Maxwell, 9.Claire Ryan, 10.McKayla O’Dwyer, 11.Evie Grogan, 12.Róisín Whelan, 13.Aoife Ryan, 14.Ellie Pollard, 15.Eadaoin Prendergast, 16.Teresa O’Halloran. Principal: Fiona Ryan. Coaches: Brian White, Mary Barlow, Paul Perry & Taylor Ryan

Lissenhall N.S. Under 11 Roinn B Camógie Team: 1. Áine Tuohy, 2. Orla Maher, 3. Katie Murphy, 4. Emer Tuohy, 5. Sarah Madden, 6.Rachel Shanahan, 7.Claire Ryan, 8. Caoimhe Ryan Moran. Principal: Donncha Ó Tuathail. Mentors: Martin Ryan, Anthony McGrath, Ciaran Timmons

Match 23

Friday 7th June VENUE: Semple Stadium

U-11 D Camogie Thomastown 4-02 Dunkerrin 1-01

Referee: Christy McLoughlin

In the second match of a double header camogie hurling final, the skill and intensity of the first was more than matched with the clash of Thomastown and Dunkerrin. As the girls emerged from the dressing rooms and onto the pitch the atmosphere was electric as both teams sought to lift the U-11 D trophy and claim a county title. Lauren Maher produced a magnificent point for Dunkerrin. Thomastown were quick to respond with a point and quickly followed this with two consecutive long range goals to the Dunkerrin net. All three scores were tactfully shot by Rebecca Farrell. This didn’t dampen the spirits of Dunkerrin who fought back with ferocity. Their back line kept Rebecca out after that and fed the ball to Lauren Maher yet again who sank it into the Thomastown net to claim a score and keep Dunkerrin spirits high. Thomastown quickly regrouped and reorganised. Eimear Heffernan emerged this time to drive the ball past the Dunkerrin goalie not once but twice, an action which undoubtedly guaranteed a Thomastown victory. Dunkerrin battled on putting tremendous pressure on Thomastown all over the field but it was not to be their day. Thomastown succeeded in establishing a commanding lead and held it throughout the game. This would lead to Dunkerrin’s downfall and to the Thomastown side claiming the title.

Thomastown NS Under 11 Roinn D Camogie Team: 1. Jane McLaughlin, 2. Kate Flannery, 3. Leonie Farrell, 4. Rebecca Farrell, 5. Eimear Heffernan, 6. Molly Keane, 7. Aisling Lonergan, Rianna Marnane, 9. Lucy Fogarty. Principal: Brian Cahill. Coaches: Siobhan Condon & Seanie O’Neill.

Scoil Muire, Dunkerrin Under 11 Roinn D Camogie Team: 1. Caitlín Carroll, 2. Niamh McCormack, 3. Kayleigh O’Meara, 4. Andrea Kieran, 5. Lauren Maher, 6. Kate Hogan, 7. Áine Gleeson, 8. Enya Hogan, 9. Kate McNamara, 10. Maria Maher. Principal: Peter Jennings. Coach Kevin McCormack.

Match 24

Friday 7th June VENUE: Semple Stadium

U-13 C Hurling Moycarkey 3-6 Kildangan 1-12

Referee: Christy McLoughlin

Just past midday on the second day of the Tipperary Cumann na mBunscol inter-schools county hurling finals and it was clear from the intensity of both emerging players and the crowds in the stand that this would be one of the most impressive finals of the season. Kyle Shelly opened the game with a spectacular point for Moycarkey. This was followed in quick succession by yet another Shelly point as well as one from John Kirwan. Moycarkey were looking to dominate from the onset. Kildangan were not going to give Moycarkey all their own way however, as Marc O’Glaisáin scored their first point from a free which was quickly followed by a point from Seán O’Meara. It was to be Moycarkey who proved the dominant side in the first half with John Kirwan driving home a goal while John Coffey volleyed a superb point past the Kildangan defence. As the second half opened up Seán Ó hAodha set the pace getting a free almost instantaneously for Kildangan and set the pace for his side. Conor Ó Catháin was quick to follow first with a goal and then a point. Moycarkey came back hard with some impressive saves by the goalie, Rhys Shelly. Rhys Shelly is definitely a star of the future and his cat-like reflexes were reminiscent of a young Brendan Cummins. With the sun blinding him in the second half, he certainly could not be faulted for any of the Kildangan goals. These were backed up by a determined backline and several quick points by John Kirwan, Zack Jackson, John Coffey and Kyle Shelly to bring Moycarkey right back into the game. Two late Kildangan goals by Marc O’Glaisáin and John Mac Craith levelled the scoreline. With the clock fast running out it was anyone’s match as both sides were even in skill and determination. The ball lingered in the Moycarkey half for what seemed like an eternity for their supporters. After working the ball furiously up the pitch however, Moycarkey were blocked down by a fierce Kildangan backline. As the final whistle this titanic battle ended in a draw. After such a hard fought contest it was well deserved. Both sides will now hold the trophy with pride for six months. The next clash will be the coin toss to see who gets it first!

Moycarkey National School Under 13 Roinn C Hurling Team: 1. Rhys Shelly, 2. Brendan Looby, 3. Brian O’Callaghan, 4. Dean O’Brien, 5. Dylan Shaw, 6. Bill Maher, 7. John Kirwan, 8. Zach Jackson, 9. John Coffey, 10. Stephen Fitzpatrick, 11. Kyle Shelly, 12. Aidan Scott, 13. Ben O’Dwyer, 14. Daniel Brown, 15. Bill O’Keefe, 16. Sean Kavanagh, 17. Daragh Fitzgibbon, 18. Patrick Doyle, 19. Kieran Carew, 20. Robert O’Donoghue, 20. Dylan Stapleton. Principal: Ms Lucy McGann. Coaches: Elaine Brady & Kevin O’Riordan

Kildangan U13 Roinn C Hurling Team: 1.Daniel O Dálaigh, 2.Darragh de Buitléir, 3.Cathal O Riain, 4.Caitríona Ní Fhógartaigh, 5.John MacCraith, 6.Seán O hAodha, 7.Medhbh Ní Riain, 8.Seán MacThréinéir, 9.Conor O Cathláin, 10.Seán O Meadhra, 11Marc O Gliasáin,(captaen), 12.Stiophán O Maolmhichíl, 13.Roibeard O Cléirigh, 14.Aoife Ní Shearcaigh, 15Grace Ní Chonnachtaigh, 16.Neil O Cathalláin, 17.Noel O Gliasáin, 18.Seán O Conghaile, 19.Aodhán O Riain, 20.Eoin O Briain, 21.Cian O Riain, 22.Dylan Mac An Ridire, 23.Darragh O Riain, 24.Jack O Duibhir, Príomhoide: Paul O Dulaoich, Coaches: Niall McGrath and Eoin Butler.

Match 25

Friday 7th June VENUE: Semple Stadium

U-13 B Camogie Boherlahan 5-04 Presentation Thurles 1-00

Referee: John Ryan Bob

In the early stages of a red hot summer afternoon, two teams stepped onto the field in Semple Stadium. Backed by legions of loyal supporters in the stands, they were ready to battle it out to see who would claim the U-13 B camogie title. It was Boherlahan who would draw first blood with Ellie Ryan landing a goal past the Presentation keeper in what could only be described as unstoppable fashion. This was soon followed by a terrific Ciara Dwan strike. Ciara Dwan emerged as a real star of the finals over the two days. She combined immense work-rate with sublime skill to constantly frustrate her determined opponents. Ever the optimists, Presentation did not back down but rather took the fight to Boherlahan. Amy McGovern and Anna Dunne along with the rest of the Presentation midfield and forward lines worked tirelessly to get the ball up the field and put some pressure on Boherlahan for a change. There were some magnificent strikes of the ball but the Presentation ladies found it hard to make contact with the Boherlahan goals. After a tireless first half Boherlahan had a convincing lead and seemed to be the dominant power on the field. Presentation returned for a fight in the second half but again found it difficult to penetrate the Boherlahan defensive lines. A Clare Canny goal for Boherlahan sealed the faith of Presentation Thurles and ensured a Boherlahan victory in what was an absorbing contest.

Scoil Mhuire Presentation Primary, Thurles Under 13 Roinn B Camogie Team: 12. Zoe Lanphier, 2. Kate Sheridan, 3. Aoife Costello, 4. Lillian Loughnane, 6. Clodagh Fallon, 7. Amy McGovern, 8. Aoife Gleeson, 9. Patrycja Goryczko, 11. Anna Dunne, 13. Rachel Nevin, 14. Jennifer O’Mara, 15. Ellen Hyland, 16. Tasha Tully, 17. Sarah Hayden, 18. Dorrianne Kelly, 19. Emma Moore, 20. Chloe McCarthy. Principal: Anne Lanigan. Coach: Louise Healy.

Boherlahan Under 13 Roinn B Camogie Team: 1.Sophie O’Shea, 2. Niamh O’Dwyer, 3. Sarah Delaney, 4. Sarah O ‘Connor, 5. Casey Hennessy, 6. Ellie Ryan, 7. Ciara Dwan, 8. Claire Delaney, 9. Aoife Linehan, 10. Aisling Maher, 11. Sarah Wade, 12. Clare Canny, 13. Ciara Mulcaire, 14. Ciara Trainor, 15. Emma Marshall, 16. Kerri Fitzgerald, Principal: Mary O’Donnell, Coaches: Tina Roche& Tony Lanigan.

Match 26

Friday 7th June VENUE: Semple Stadium

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