GAA Clubs - Moyle Rovers, Clonmel Og, Commercials and St. Mary’s

The Carrick Swan team that won the South MHC 'A' title, beating Kilsheelan-Kilcash in the final.



On Saturday afternoon last we took on Clonmel Og in the South Junior B final at Clonmel Sportsfield.

The game was as close contest throughout. Clonmel Og got off to the better starting scoring 1-1 in the first 10 minutes but Rovers eventually got to grip with the game and scored 1-2 in the final 20 minutes, holding Clonmel Og scoreless in that period. At half-time we led by 1-2 to 1–1.

Moyle Rovers went ahead by 1-6 to 1-1 but Clonmel Og never gave up, battled hard and came back into the game scoring three points, to leave just two points between the sides. It was a goal for Clonmel Og that gave them a one point lead which they managed to hold onto despite our best efforts.

Congrats to Clonmel Og on their win.

Well done to our panel of players, and their management team Kevin O’Connor, MJ Browne and Brendan Foley for their efforts throughout thes season

County league - Premier
division semi-final.

Despite our championship season coming to an end with defeat to J.K. Brackens in Boherlahan, we still had the league to play for. We faced Arravale Rovers in the League semi-final at New Inn on Sunday morning hoping to book a place in the decider.

We led all the way throughout the game but then two goals for Arravale Rovers in the closing stages of the game to give them a three point lead. Despite missing a goal chance we still managed to score three point to leave the sides level at full time.

In extra-time Arravale Rovers were much stronger scoring six points while we only managed to score two but again we missed goal chances. For Arravale it was their third successive game to go end in a draw and go to extra-time.

Our thanks to all the team and mentors for their efforts.


Draw Results for 13th October.

Agnes O’Toole c/o Halfway €100.

Seanie Lonnergan, c/o Jim Cahill €50.

Mary English, Rathronan €50. Pat O’Donnell c/o Halfway €25.

This week’s Jackpot now stands at €10,750.


Monroe Card Results October 8th - 42 players, 1st on 11 games Nora O’Donnell and Jimmy Murray, 2nd on 10 games, divided, Seamus Murray and Kevin Sweeney, Tess Maher and Dick Lonergan. Table Prize Michael Ormond and Paddy Maher.

Game every Tuesday night at 8.30, all welcome.

A special game will be held on Tuesday October 22nd. in aid L’Arche, an organisation who run residential and day care services for adults with intellectual disabilities.


Congratulations to Maud Moore on her big win in the County Board Draw.


Sympathy is extended to the Ryan family Scotch Road; to the Kelly family, Ballyvaughan on the recent of Jim Kelly, Ballingeary, Cahir; to the Phelan family Slievenamon Road, Clonmel on the recent death of John.

May they rest in peace.

County Board Draw

The next County Board Draw will be held in the Half Way House, Rathronan on Friday November 1st.


Our next teenage disco will take place Friday, October 25th.

Harty Cup

Clonmel High School went down galliantly to Charleville in their Harty Cup game.

Ladies Football

The minors got their championship off to a winning start over Clonmel Commercials last Saturday evening. This was a very good team performance.

Our girls got stuck in from the word go and put some early points on the board to settle the team.

Playing with the slight breeze our girls made good use of the hard won possession and converted efficiently. At half time we were comfortably ahead by 4-8 to 0-2.

Against the wind in the second half we were not as clinical and conceded four goals but ran out comfortable winners by 6-11 to 4-4.

Team; Rachael Delahunty, Leanne Ryan, Hazel Shanahan, Ciara Ryan, Gemma O’Dwyer (0-1), Aoife Power (0-1), Shania Dowling, Orla Ryan, Rosin McGrath (1-1), Aoife Cosgrave, Sarah Everard (0-4), Laura Grace (0-1), Danni di Ruzza (1-0), Megan Shanahan (2-3), Caroline Quirke (2-0).

We had strong reinforcements from Sinead Kenrick, Abbie Kiely, Sarah McDermott and Bronagh McGrath.

We had strong club representation on the Tipperary under 15 development squads who played in the inter-county Blitz in Mallow last Sunday.

Tipperay Minor selectors are holding county trials on Wednesday for prospective players for next year’s minor team. We encourage as many players as possible to attend.


The under 12s were at home to Carrick Swan on Monday night last and put in a great performance.

Team: Eimear McKeown, Sorcha O’Brien, Makayala O’Donnell, Karen Meehan, Louise Norris, Leah McGarry, Sophie Delaney, Ellen Buckley, Catriona Phelan, Erin Mitten, Alana Dowling, Michelle Cronin, Tara McGrath, Grainne O’Donnell, Aoibhe Browne.

The team travelled to St Mary’s last Saturday. Again we started well and emerged victors in the end.

The U12 team won well and move on to play Ballybacon next week.



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


Kudos to our 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.



The County Senior semi-final against Loughmore Castleiney is fixed for 2.30 p.m. in Cashel on Sunday 20th October.


Clonmel Commercials 3-13 Newport Gaels 1-8

The minors were forced to battle hard to get the upper hand on the North Champions in Saturday’s county semi-final at Holycross.  A sluggish opening from Commercials saw Newport gain an early advantage and they led by two points after four minutes. Commercials were back on level terms after ten minutes but already Jake McDonald had three saves made in the Commercials goal. Two points in as many minutes from Pauraic Looram and Paudie White pushed Commercials into the lead and they were now beginning to find their range and play with some fluency.  A point for Newport in the 14th minute was followed by four unanswered points from play by Commercials and suddenly there was daylight between the sides.  Newport narrowed the margin to four with just a minute to the break.  A pass from Kevin Fahey was excellently caught on the 40 by Michael Nugent.  The corner forward turned and passed to Paudie White, who returned the ball to Nugent.  There was but one thought on his mind and his blazing shot gave the keeper no chance.

Commercials opened the second half brightly with two early points and now enjoyed a nine point cushion.  Newport were not about to pack their bags though and by the eighth minute they had reduced the margin to just four points with a goal and a point in a minute.  Commercials quickly responded and soon put the game beyond Newport.  A goal and three points without response was enough to secure the county final spot.  The goal came from Michael Connolly in the 15th minute and effectively killed the game as a contest.  Commercials saw out the final quarter and Pauraic Looram’s goal put the icing on the cake as thoughts began to turn towards the county final against Drom in the coming weeks.

U 6

Our U6’s travelled to play Clerihan on Friday last , in what turned out to be a wonderful footballing treat for all who attended. The club would like to thank Clerihan’s Bernard Brennan for the invitation and also to Robbie Whelan, Colly Condon and John McNamara who took charge of the Commercials team

Team: Colm O’Mahoney, Danny Morris, Cillian Whelan, Aaron Cagney, Joey Browne, Conor Makem, Finn Napier, Alby McNamara, Cian O’Mahoney, Aidan O’Hara, Michael Kolodziejczak, Harry O’Connor, Fiachra Curley, Calum Fahey and Jake Condon.


The draw was held in Kate Ryan’s on Sunday last. There was no winner but 4 shared €200. The jackpot now stands at €1,400.

Fortnightly tickets are available for €2.  Alternatively for a fee of €25 you can join for 6 months or €45 for a year’s subscription. Tickets and brochures are available from committee members and players of both clubs.

Textile Collection

The club is continuing to collect textiles and all items can be brought to training in the Sportsfield or the Poppy Field. The collection date is Saturday 19th October, 2013 between 9.00 a.m. and 11.00 a.m.

Please donate all your clean unwanted clothes also bed linen, towels, curtains, shoes, bags, belts and soft toys. Wearable clothes will be recycled and reused and other items will be recycled for items such as industrial wipes or soundproofing.

Contact Joe at 087-2417381 or any committee member to arrange collection.


Bag Pack Next Weekend

The club will hold a bag pack at Dunne’s Stores, Oakville next Friday and Saturday, 25th and 26th October. This is a major fundraiser for the juvenile section of the club and it’s vital that we have as many volunteers as possible to help out over the two days. The more people that volunteer, the shorter time each individual will have to spend packing bags! Please give your name to John Carew, who will roster you for a suitable time. He can be contacted on (086) 8317591.

Junior B

Unfortunately we exited the South Championship at the semi-final stage against a very determined Cahir team last Sunday in Goatenbridge. Thanks to all coaches and mentors for their commitment and to the players for their efforts.

Under 21s

As we go to press, we don’t have any date for our opening South Championship match. Training continues for all players on Wednesdays and Fridays at the GAA Centre, Clonmel.

Under 10s

The past weekend for the U10s saw us visit Clogheen on Saturday morning with two teams for a mini blitz. The boys all played really well against Ballybacon, Newcastle and the hosts Fr. Sheehy’s.
On Sunday, a long trip to Kilmacud Crokes for their annual blitz was undertaken. Our opponents in Dublin were Cappataggle of Galway, Naomh Olaf and Kilmacud of Dublin, Sixmilebridge from Clare and Dicksboro of Kilkenny.The competition proved really tough and the lads performed extremely well. Our thanks to the coaches and mentors who looked after the lads and to the boys parents who travelled and helped out.

Under 16s

The rescheduled South Semi-Final against Ballingarry is now fixed for Cahir, next Saturday in Cahir. Throw-in is scheduled for 4 pm and extra time will be played if necessary.


John Carew is now taking orders for jerseys and club hoodies in plenty of time for Christmas. John can be contacted at (086) 8317591. Please note that a deposit will have to be paid, as we have been left with a few jerseys that were ordered but never collected.

Get Well Soon

Dylan Murphy of the U10 squad has had a tough year with injury missing nearly all of the season. Hopefully the next year will see Dylan return to action. Speedy recovery Dylan!