Moyle Rovers under 14 Ladies football team played Kilkenny city in the All-Ireland Feile Final last Sunday in Derry. Kilkenny won the final but our girls lost nothing in defeat showing great determination and courage all through the match.
Our opening game of Feile was on Friday against our host club Lifford and we ran out easy winners by 5-9 to 0-0.
Our next encounter was against Buncranna on Saturday morning when we won by 5-7 to 0-0.
The last game in the group was against Cavan champions Baileboro who just shaded a great game by 1-6 to 1-5.
We were devastated but then The Gods smiled down on us as we got a lifeline via the best group runner-up team. So it was on to Letterkenny and a play-off against Mungret of Limerick and victory which sealed a semi-final place for the girls.
The semi final was against fancied Dunboyne of Meath and here we stunned ‘The Royals’ with a 2-5 to 0-5 victory.
We were now into an All-Ireland final and excitement among the girls and supporters who travelled the long journey was fever pitch.
Celtic Park in Derry was the venue and Kilkenny provided the opposition, but it wasn’t to be and Kilkenny emerged champions by 3-2 to 1-1.
The girls played in six matches over three days and were exhausted at the final whistle.
This was a full panel effort and all members of the panel contributed to the great run we had.
Well done to managers Edmond Burke and Francis Ryan for the hard work and effort put into the Feile preparations. They were assisted over the weekend by many people who were willing to help at all times.
We are especially grateful to our host club Lifford and our presentation to them Sunday morning was reflective of our appreciation for their hospitality and kindness.
We were represented by in the skills competition by Kelly Ryan who performed very well.
The Moyle Rovers Feile panel, all of whom played in various games during the competition, were as follows with their cumulative scores over the weekend. Claire Moore, Emma Tobin (0-1), Louise Norris, Sarah O’Dwyer, Amy Norris, Lizzie Ryan, Sarah Garrett, Rosin Breen, Chloe Boland(0-1), Jenny Everard, Cora Maher (0-3),Orla Burke (2-3), Aine Fitzgerald, Rachael Timlin (2-0), Rowena Dowling (1-2), Emma Moore Kelly (1-1), Emma Cronin (1-1), Rachael Browne (3-5), Aileen Ryan (1-1), Kristy Crotty Ryan (2-12), Amy Broderick, Amy Mulcahy, Kellie Ryan (1-0), Cathy O’Dwyer.
Orla Croke travelled with the panel to help and support.
Under 12s County Final
In other club news the under 12s contest a county final this Wednesday evening in Templemore against Templemore. They played themselves into the final against the odds last Tuesday evening. Having suffered a heavy defeat to Thurles earlier in the competition they travelled to New Inn with hope and they came away with a great win. Best of luck girls.
World record attempt
Please support the Tipperary County Board effort to enter the Gunniess Book of Records by creating the largest football mosaic in the world. The event takes place in Moyle Rovers GAA pitch next Saturday at 12.00pm.
Best of luck to Tipperay intermediate team who qualified for the Munster final against Waterford on July 13th by virtue of a fine win over Limerick 4-16 to 2-10. This was super game of football and we wish the best t of luck to our club representatives and Management Sean O’Donovan and Kay Lyons.
The annual bag pack will take place in Dunnes Stores, Davis Road on Friday, 19th and Saturday, 20th July between the hours of 10.a.m - 6 p.m. all help welcome.
The under 13 league begins shortly and we wish this team the best of luck. Karen Fitzgearld and John Ryan are the managers.
Our Intermediate footballers played Grangemockler Ballyneale in the South championship last week and recorded a win on the score of Moyle Rovers 2-9 Grangemockler/Ballyneale 0-13.
Munster minor football final
Best of luck to Luke Boland, Ross Mulcahy, Danny Owens, Stephen Quirke and Shane Lonergan and the rest of Tipperary minor footballers when they take on Kerry in the Munster final on Sunday next.
Draw the Joker
Results for 30th June: Paul Byrne , €100; Connie Cuddihy €50; Jack O’Neill €50; Seanie Lonnergan €25.
This week’s jackpot will be €7,000.
Results of Confined Co. Board Draw: Prize 2 All Ireland Hurling Final tickets plus overnight accommodation won by Martin Hurley; 2 All Ireland Hurling Semi Final tickets won by Andy and Gail McGrath. 2 Munster Football Final tickets Won by Seamus Norris. Family trip to Dublin Zoo won by Jimmy Looby. Family trip to Fota Island won by Michael Morrissey, Beechwood Drive. Family your of Croke Park won by Richard Strang, Waterford Road.
Congratulations to Laura Acheson and Niall Dennehy who were married last Friday.