Clonoulty-Rossmore 3-10 Eire Óg 0-9
Clonoulty-Rossmore had no difficulty in beating Eire Óg in a hard-fought game in the Tipperary Co-Op Super Valu senior hurling championship game at Dundrum on Wednesday evening of last week. Their ten-point victory was well deserved.
Eire Óg have nobody but themselves to blame for such a comprehensive defeat. In the first half, with the swirling wind slightly in their favour, they enjoyed two-thirds of the play. Their half-back line was dominant and kept a constant stream of ball into the forward line.
But this is where the problem lay. The Eire Óg forwards were profligate with their chances, both from placed balls and from play and they ended the half with a mere seven points on the scoreboard, to Clonoulty’s 1-3, and twelve wides to boot, most of them good scoring opportunities. They also failed to convert two good goal opportunities.
Clonoulty had to be the happier side going into the dressingroom at half-time.
Sean Maher, who was making his first appearance this year for Clonoulty, opened the scoring with a point in the first minute. Ronan O’Brien and Seanie Ryan replied for Eire Óg. Conor Hammersley levelled the scores with a free after eight minutes and then John O’Neill, following a pass from Paudie White, got the first of his goals in the twelfth minute to give Clonoulty a lead of 1-2 to 0-2 at this stage of the game.
They were to get only one more score in the half and that didn’t come for sixteen minutes. In the meantime Eire Óg dominated the play, enjoyed plenty of possession and had sixteen shots at goals. They succeeded in converting only one-third of their chances and found themselves with a precarious lead of one point at the interval.
It could be said that Clonoulty’s dominance of the second-half was just as great as Eire Óg’s had been in the first. They limited Eire Óg to two points in the course of the half and both scores came from frees, in the 23rd and 27th minutes.
Tom Butler opened up their scoring in the fourth minute with a point. A minute late John O’Neill had his second goal following a delivery from Sean Maher. Five points followed before O’Neill completed his hattrick in the 29th minute, when he finished off a movement involving John Devane and Tom Butler. O’Neill completed the scoring with a point for a final score of 3-10 to 0-9.
Clonoulty will be happy with their second-half performance but will have some questions about how they played in the first half, when their half-forward line was non-existent. John O’Keeffe was outstanding all through, as was John O’Neill, who took his chances very well. Others to impress were Conor Hammersley, Sean Maher and Fiachra O’Keeffe.
Eire Óg have to give serious consideration to their performance. Apart from the missed chances, many of their players performed way below par. Philip McGrath, Conor O’Brien, Brian Fox and Seanie Ryan were about the best,
Clonoulty-Rossmore: Jimmy Maher, Joey O’Keeffe, Ciaran Quirke, Niall Shanahan, John O’Keeffe, Liam Devane, Padraig Heffernan, Conor Hammersley (0-2), Paudie White (0-1), Jason Forrestal, John Devane, Sean Maher (0-1), Fiachra O’Keeffe (0-1), Tom Butler (0-1), John O’Neill (3-2). Subs: Timmy Hammersley (0-2) for Jason Forrestal.
Eire Óg: Darragh Mooney, Philip McGarth, Richard Ryan, Michael O’dwyer, Brian Fox, Conor O’Brien, Tom Fox, Jeremy Furlong, Dan Hogan, Donal O’Dwyer, Kev Fox, Patrick Aherne, Seanie Ryan (0-3), Ronan O’Brien (0-6), Damian O’Brien. Subs: John Quinn for Damian O’Brien, Michael McGrath for Patrick Aherne.
Referee: John McCormack (Kickhams)
P.S. Clonoulty-Rossmore totally ignored the players’ numbers on the teamsheet, showing complete disrespect for the spectators. Equal disrespect was shown by team mentors from both sides, who stood in groups on the sideline at the stand side, cutting off the view of the game to those seated.
Rockwell/Rosegreen pull clear in second half
West MFC ‘B’
Cashel King Cormacs 1-4
Cashel King Cormacs had the better of the exchanges in the opening half of their game with Rockwell/Rosegreen in the Pa Sheehy Butchers minor B football championship, which was played in poor conditions at New Inn on Thursday evening.
They were helped by a goal of the soft variety that was scored from a high lobbing ball. Rockwell/Rosegreen came more into the game during the second quarter but Cashel led by 1-3 to 0-3 at the interval.
The second half really belonged to the combo. Michael Wilson and Craig O’Connell got on top at midfield and the hard work of Kevin Hickey and Diarmuid Barron ensured a plentiful number of scoring chances.
They added seven points to their half-time score and even at that wasted a number of good chances. On the other hand Cashel were able to manage only one score for a final scorline of 0-10 to 1-4
Rockwell/Rosegreen: J Ryan, James Walsh, John Keating, Conor Walsh, Danny Fanning, Liam Fahey (0-3), Tony Kerwick, Michael Wilson (0-2), Craig O’Connell, Kevin Hickey, Eoghan Ryan (0-5), Ml Ryan, Diarmuid Quinlan, Diarmuid Barron, Colm Hayde. Subs: Kieran O’Connor and Jonathan Keating.
Cashel King Cormacs: Gary O’Dwyer, Jack Hayes, Thomas Grogan, Padraig Leamy, James Heffernan, James Cummins, Adam Kennedy, Daniel Bowes, Conor Devitt, Cormac Ryan, Aaron McCormack, Martin Browne (0-4), Jonathan Walsh, Padraig O’Donoghue, Raymie O’Leary (1-0). Subs- Brian Fitzpatrick for Padraig Leamy, Colin Brosnan for Cormac Ryan.
Half time Score - Cashel KC 1-03 Rockwell Rosegreen 0-6
Referee: Richard O’Connor (Arravale Rovers).
Kickhams best in low scoring affair
West MFC ‘B’
Kickhams 0-5 Cappawhite 0-2
In a low scoring game Kickhams were the better side in the Pa Sheehy Butchers minor B football championship played at Cappawhite on Thursday last.
In difficult conditions the winners led by a point at the interval, 0-3 to 0-2 and they added two further points in the second-half, while Cappawhite failed to score.
Kickhams: Walter O’Carroll, Phelim Carbery, Thomas Hayes, John Ryan, Evan Hickey, Killian O’Meara, Elliot Thompson (0-1), Fionn Hogan (0-1), Brian hand, Sean Butler, Brendan Ryan (0-1), Eoin Heffernan, Mark McCarthy, Padraig O’Connell (0-2), Dylan O’Brien.
Cappawhite: Cian Moloney, TimMaher, Jim O’Dwyer, Eanna Buckley, David Stapleton, James Ryan, Michael Leahy, Paul Ryan, Eoin Ryan, Brian carew (0-1), Kevin Stapleton (0-1), Rian Doody, Michael Pat O’Neill, Jack Allen, Tom Coughlan.
Referee: Paddy Russell (Emly)
Emly/Sean Treacys win well
West MFC ‘A’
Emly/Treacys 4-16 Aherlow Gaels 4-7
Emly/Treacys had a comfortable win over Aherlow Gaels in the Bridge House Golden minor A football championship at Emly on Sunday morning, having nine points to spare on a final scorline of 4-16 to 4-7.
The winners led by 2-7 to 2-3 at the interval but Aherlow Gaels got two quick goals on resuming to go two points in front. However, Emly/Treacys responded with a goal and this inspired them to go further ahead and they won comfortably in the end.
Aherlow/Gaels: Mikey Power, Michael Mulchrone, Shane McGrath, Dave Ó’Heney, James Nash, Liam Cunningham, Stephen Moloney, Mark Russell (1-4) Anthony Leahy, Jamie Franks (1-5), Niall Enright (0-3), Shane Ryan (0-2), Conor Maher (1-2), Neil Ryan, Kevin Franks (1-0). Subs: Kevin Kinane for Conor Maher, Craig Quinn for Neil Ryan.
Emly/Treacys: Darragh Ryan, Paul Ryan, Andy O’Brien, James Condon, Tommy Lyons, Sean Ryan (1-1), Emmet Ryan, Mattie Feehan (1-0), Darragh Kennedy, Sean Burke, Ger Egan, Brian Carey (0-2), Andrew McGrath (0-1), Andrew Vane (1-3), Tom Ryan (1-0). Sub: Willie Mackey for Andrew McGrath.
Referee: Michael Duffy (Arravale Rovers).
West Tipp Bord na nOg
In last Saturday’s U15 and U16 Inter Divisional Hurling tournaments, West Tipp were defeated by North Tipp at Semi Final stage in both tournaments but emerged winners with five points to spare over Mid Tipp in Roger Ryan U15 Hurling Shield Final.Roger Ryan U15 Inter Div. Hurling
Semi Final, North Tipp 2-12 West Tipp 0-7;Shield Final, West Tipp 4-4 Mid Tipp 1-8
Garda Cup U16 Inter Div. Hurling
Semi Final, North Tipp 3-15 West Tipp 0-8; Shield Final, Mid Tipp 1-10 West Tipp 0-7
U16A Football Championship
Arravale Rvs 3-13 Rockwell Rvs 0-1
U16B Football League
Lattin/Cullen 2-4 Rosegreen 1-6; Emly/Treacys (WO) Eire Og
Feile Na Gael (Group 2)
Arravale Rvs 3-8 Cashel KC 1-4; Clonoulty/Rossmore (WO) Cashel KC
U12A Football League (Round 6)
Kickhams 5-7 Cashel KC 1-2
U12B Football League (Round 5)
Cappawhite 5-1 Golden/Kilfeacle 3-2; Eire Og 1-9 Rockwell Rvs 1-2; Lattin/Cullen 3-6 Rosegreen 0-5
U12C Football (Round 5)
Emly 2-5 Kickhams 2-4
U12D Football (Round 6)
Rosegreen 5-7 Galtee Rvs 0-1; Kickhams 8-9 Cashel KC 0-9; Clonoulty/Rossmore 6-2 Sologhead 1-2
U12E Football (Round 1)
Arravale Rvs 7-6 Eire Og 3-4; Cappawhite 0-10 Rockwell Rvs 0-2
Wednesday April 24
Feile Na Gael Semi Final
Kickhams v Clonoulty/Rossmore, Annacarty 7pm, Paddy Russell
Feile Na Gael Plate Final
Eire Og v Rosegreen, Dundrum 7pm, Willie Kennedy
Thursday April 25
U12A Football Semi Finals
Dundrum 7.30pm, Willie Kennedy
Sean Treacy Pk 7.30pm, Eoghan Lonergan
(Pairings not confirmed at time of writing)
U12B Football Semi Finals
Cappawhite v Lattin/Cullen, STPk 6.45pm, Eoghan Lonergan
Eire Og v Rockwell Rvs, Dundrum 6.45pm, Willie Kennedy
U12D Football (Round 7)
Sologhead v Arravale Rvs, Sologhead 7pm, David Grogan
Rosegreen v Clonoulty/Rossmore, Rosegreen Comm. Field 6.30pm, Kieran Barrett
U12E Football League (Round 2)
(Home Club appoints young whistler)
Eire Og v Rockwell Rvs, Annacarty 7pm
Cappawhite v Rosegreen, Cappawhite 7pm
Rosegreen (U12C) v Arravale Rvs , Rosegreen Comm. Field 7pm
Saturday April 27
U14B Football Championship (Round 1)
Golden/Kilfeacle v Cappawhite, Annacarty 2.30pm
Clonoulty/Rossmore v Rockwell Rvs, Annacarty 4pm
Rosegreen v Emly/Treacys, Dundrum 2.30pm
Lattin/Cullen v Eire Og, Dundrum 4pm
Feile Na Gael West Final
(Complete details unavailable at time of writing)
Monday April 29
U12C Football Semi Finals
Emly v Kickhams, STPk 6.30pm
Aherlow v Cashel KC or Sean Treacys, STPk 7.30pm
U12D Football Semi Finals
(Full details unavailable at time of writing)
U16A Football Championship (Round 5)
Kickhams v Galtee Rvs/Aherlow, Dundrum 7pm
Cashel KC v Arravale Rvs, Cashel 7pm
Clonoulty/Rossmore v Rockwell Rvs, Clonoulty 7pm
U16B Football League (Round 5)
Rosegreen v Golden/Kilfeacle, Rosegreen Comm. Field 7pm
Eire Og v Lattin/Cullen, Annacarty 7pm
Cappawhite v Emly/Treacys, Cappawhite 7pm.