Moyle Rovers maintain unbeaten run with 10 points to spare

Moyle Rovers maintained their unbeaten run in Group 4 of the County SFC with a comfortable win over Thomas MacDonaghs in Kickham Park, Thurles on Saturday evening last.

Moyle Rovers maintained their unbeaten run in Group 4 of the County SFC with a comfortable win over Thomas MacDonaghs in Kickham Park, Thurles on Saturday evening last.

The North Tipperary team opened impressively and led 0-2 to 0-0 after four minutes with points from George Hannigan and Brian O’Meara. However, for the remainder of the opening period the Powerstown/Lisronagh outfit took control. At the break the South division side led 0-8 to 0-2 after points from Liam Boland (3F), Craig Condon (2), David McGrath, Liam Clancy and Brian Mulvihill (F).

Further points on the resumption from Condon and Mulvihill stretched the advantage to eight before Jason Fitzpatrick pointed for the 2011 county champions - their first score in almost half an hour. Andrew Austin then goaled for MacDonaghs to narrow it to four but that was as close as it got.

Moyle Rovers regained control with further points from Thomas Hill (2), Mulvihill, Paul Shanahan and Boland (F) before a goal from Mulvihill in the 58th minute sealed the win.

Moyle Rovers: I. Browne, R. Desmond, A. Kelly, E. Burke, R. Mulcahy, D. Nolan, L. Boland, B. Mulvihill (1-4, 0-1F), A. Campbell, T. Hill (0-2), L. Boland (0-4)F, D. McGrath (0-1), C. Condon (0-3), P. Shanahan (0-1), R. Clancy (0-1).

Thomas McDonaghs: J. McDonnell, C. Dooley, P. O’Meara, E. Forde, G. Harding, N. O’Meara, C. Forde, G. Hannigan (0-1), L. England, An. Austin (1-0), A. Hannigan, T. Hogan, B. O’Meara (0-1), D. Young (0-2, 0-1F), J. Fitzpatrick (0-1).