Football double for Abbey boys at Rockwell blitz

Abbey CBS U-14 Football County Champions

Abbey CBS U-14 Football County Champions

The annual Rockwell Blitz (County U-14 Football Championship) took place recently at Rockwell College. It turned out to be a hugely successful day for the Abbey CBS, Tipperary with the ‘A’ team winning the Cup remaining undefeated through their group games and then beating Comeragh College in the quarter-final, Rockwell in the semi and defending champions Clonmel High School in the final.

Adding to this the Abbey ‘B’ team entered the Shield competition and defeated St. Josephs Borrisoleigh in the quarter-final, Clonmel High School ‘B’ in the semi-final and Scoil Ruáin, Killenaule in the final.

It is the first time that the Abbey had managed to win both the cup and shield in the same year.

The clubs that contributed players to the winning teams included Galtee Rovers, Arravale Rovers, Lattin/Cullen, Galbally, Emly, Éire Óg Annacarty, Kickhams, Pallasgreen, Cappawhite and Oola.

The ‘A’ team was captained by Daire Egan (Galtee Rovers) with vice-captain Josh Ryan (Oola) and the ‘B’ team by Maurice Mulhair (Arravale Rovers) with vice-captain Luke Ashmore (Lattin/Cullen).