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Intermediate hurling

On Friday night last we took on Ballybacon/Grange in the fourth round of the county hurling championship. At half time the score was Moyle Rovers 0-8 Ballybacon/Grange 1-2. Ballybacon having the wind in their favour for the second half only managed to score four points. Rovers centre back Danny Lyne scored a great point to leave the sides level. Final score Moyle Rovers 0-9 Ballybacon/Grange 1-6. Well done to all the players and their mentor on a fantastic performance on the night. It is now all to play for in the final game of the group.

County scene

Best of luck to Ross Mulcahy and the Tipperary minor hurlers who take on Limerick in Semple Stadium on Wednesday night in the Munster semi final.

Best of luck also to Peter Acheson, Alan Campbell, Brian Mulvihill, Philip Quirke and the Tipp senior footballer who travel to Salthill to face Galway in the first round of the qualifiers on Saturday next.

Wedding bells

Congratulation to Laura Acheson and Niall Dennehy, who are getting married this weekend, hope you have a lovely day. Wishing the young couple a long and happy life together.


Our hearfelt sympathies to the Flannery family, Killough, on the recent death of their young son, Christian, May he rest in peace.

Summer Camp

Final booking for Kellogs Cul Camp are due, so hurry as places are filling up fast, the Camp runs from August 12th. to 17th. for 6 to 13 year old.

Ladies Football

Our under 14 team depart this Thursday for the Feile Competition in Donegal/Derry. Their dedicated management team of Edmond Burke and Frances Ryan deserve great praise for the preparation and effort gone into preparing the team. We will have Feile updates on twitter @moylerovers and on Facebook.

The draw for the Feile fundraiser was held in The Halfway last Saturday night in conjunction with the senior ladies jersey night. There was a great turnout and we thank all who helped organise and all who supported by ticket purchase and attendance on the night.

The winners of the draw were: Aisling and Rosin McCarthy, Cahir, Cherly Moore, Clonmel; Ann Clancy, Drangan; Brenda McNulty, Cork; Ciara O’Donoghue, Clashinaska; Mary Finnegan Burke, Jamestown; Pat Fahey, Kilmore.

Hard luck to Tipperary Under 14 team who were narrowly beaten in the All Ireland C final last Saturday in Nowlan Park. Moyle Rovers had five players on the starting team. The final scoreline of 2-7 to 2-3 flattered Wexford.

Our club representatives were Claire Moore, Orla Burke, Emma Cronin, Chloe Boland, and Kristy Crotty Ryan. Cora Maher was also on the panel but was unable to play due to Injury. Mark Ryan was the team Manager.

The under 8s and 10s travelled to Fethard last Saturday for a fun blitz held in conjunction with Fethard Medieval Festival. By all accounts a very enjoyable day was had by all.

Tipperary Intermediate team opened their Championship against Waterford last Sunday in Dungarvan. Moyle Rovers were represented by Barbra Ryan, Katie Lyne, Niamh Lonergan and Gillian O’Brien. Sarah Everard came on as a replacement and Hazel Shanahan was also on the Panel. Manager Sean O’Donovan can be very pleased with the team performance despite a narrow loss. Best of luck to the girls as they face Limerick in the next round this weekend at a home venue. Victory will qualify them for a Munster final.

Draw The Joker

Results 23/06/2013

Jennie Hannigan c/o Halfway Bar €100; Dorothy Lonergan, Jossestown €50; Michael Morrissey, Rathronan €50; Alan Mullery C/O Medite €25

This week’s jackpot €6,750.

Thanks to everyone for their continued support of our weekly lotto. Tickets can be had from any committee member at €2 each.


Cul Camp

The GAA Cul Camp will run in our pitch from July 1st until July 5th from 10 o’clock each morning. The camp is aimed at children from 6 to 14. It is fully supervised and good fun is guaranteed while at the same time kids improve their hurling skills. The cost for the week is €55 and includes a kit of a jersey, shorts and socks.

Further details and application forms can be had from any of our Juvenile coaches. The camp is open to all children from Clonmel and its environs. If you have not received a form don’t worry you can register on the morning of July 1st.

St. Mary’s own camp

St Mary’s will run their own camp each week from July 8th onwards each Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm. Enquiries to 0868317591

Juvenile games

Last weekend we had a good workout with our under 12 A and B teams with Knockavilla Donaskeigh Kickhams. Our under 6’s and 8’s participated in challenge matches with Ballybacon at a field day last Sunday. Both teams gave a good account of themselves and we would like to thank the parents and mentors for their help

Intermediate Hurlers

This weekend we are playing Kilsheelan/Kilcash. This is an important game for our lads and we would ask all St Mary’ s supporters to come along and support. Please see South fixtures for venue, etc.


Thanks to everyone who bought tickets for our first club lotto and to all our sellers who went out and sold them. A special word of thanks to the organising committee from both clubs who got it up and running. Thanks to Eldon’s Pub who hosted our first draw. The jackpot was not won but we had four winners in the confined draw for €200. They were Karen Power, Sean Shanahan, Tony McNamara and Eddie Harris, and Sean Ward. Each won €50. Our next draw is in two weeks time. You can buy a yearly ticket for €45 or six months for €30. Tickets are available from and committee member or players from both clubs.


Lotto jackpot won again

We had a our second lotto jackpot winner in three weeks on Monday 17th June. Well done to Patrick Egan who scooped a very tasty €1400 for his trouble, and to seller Glen O’Meara. The numbers drawn were 03, 12, 21, & 23

Mixed results all round

An up and down week for our U12 girls. On Monday 17th we had a great victory away to Arravale Rovers in the County Quarter Final. However, in the semi-final on Saturday we suffered a one point defeat at home to Boherlahan/Dualla after extra-time. Our girls gave their all but the rub of the green eluded them. Hard luck and a big thank you to all the parents and club members who provided vocal and enthusiastic support on both nights

Our U16 footballers were also beaten in the South Final on Saturday by a very good Ballyporeen team. We didn’t start the game well and were eight points adrift at half time. However, inspired by a powerhouse display from Philly Lambe, the comeback was on, and we reduced the deficit to five points and were pressing hard with six minutes remaining. Concession of another soft goal put paid to our chances. It’s a pity we didn’t play for the full 60 minutes but credit to our boys who never gave up.

Best on the night were Philly Lambe, Dean Slattery, Damon Gregory and Paul Fitzgerald.

We have no upcoming senior football or junior hurling championship fixtures to report. However the seniors played a useful challenge away to Rathgormack on Friday night. Big thanks to all who made the effort.

Well done to our U14 hurlers who travelled to Limerick to play a fancied Na Piarsiagh side in a challenge on Saturday afternoon and recorded a comfortable win.

Summer Camp

Reminder re Summer Camp 2013. A great number have already registered for the Summer Camp but application forms are still being distributed at training so if you need a form please contact one of your coaches. The camp runs from July 2nd to 5th.


We extend our deepest condolences to the Flannery Familiy and Clerihan Club on the tragic death of young Christian. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.


U16 Boys

Our U16 team retained the U16 South Title in Kilsheelan on Saturday last, against a very strong Moyle Rovers team and in the process created history in winning the divisional title for the 5th consecutive year. From the throw in, this was a very sporting and competitive game. Commercials played with great team spirit and led at half time on a score line of 1-6 to 0-4. While Moyle Rovers battled hard, Commercial’s never say die attitude, contributed to a great finish where they retained their lead, aided by a great penalty save by goalie Liam Powell. The sound of the final whistle was met with huge relief and delight, by the Commercial panel and supporters alike. It would be wrong to single out any player as having contributed more than any other, as this was a great team achievement. Final score Commercials 1-10 Moyle Rovers 0-10.

Lineout: Liam Powell, Matt Barlow, Gavin Ryan, Daragh Phelan, Calvin Boland, Kyle Peters, Cian Fitzgerald, Eoin Hoctor, Jack Kennedy, Dan Ver Der Waal, Michael Morrissey, Ross Peters, Ryan Lambe, Kyle Farrell, Dylan Kennedy Subs: Conor O’Sullivan, Jamie Ahearne, Shane Nee, David Leo, Dean McLoughlin , Adam Peters( Missing for this game Michael O’Reilly,  Keith Fahey, Adam O’Ceallaigh).   


Leading by 10 points to 1-04 with seven minutes remaining, all looked good for the seniors in their second county championship game.  However a storming finish from the Éire Óg/Annacarty side saw the men from the west, outscoring Commercials by 1-04 to a point in the closing minutes, as Commercials saw all three league points slip away.  While enjoying some fine periods of possession during the game, Commercials looked possible winners throughout. Unable to breakdown a stubborn defence, Commercials never threatened to goal during the hour and the concession of two goals proved ultimately the team’s undoing.  All is not lost however, and with two more group games remaining, Commercials are more than capable of making amends and qualifying for the latter stages of this competition. Final Scoreline:

Commercials 0-11 Éire Óg/Annacarty 2-8.

U8 Boys

The U 8 boys travelled to Fethard last Saturday morning and retained the Danagher cup. In the group stages they played games against St Patrick’s Drangan, Killenaule and Fethard winning all three games and qualifying for the final. In the final St. Patrick’s Drangan were the opponents, but a superb performance by these young boys in green and gold yielded a much deserved win. The cup was presented to Joe Higgins, team captain.

Team: Jamie Power, Michael Connellan, Joe Higgins, Jack Beckett, Ben Cooney-Fahey, Tadgh Sheehan, John Buckley, Alex Creed, Cian Corcoran, Matthew O’Ceallaigh, Darragh O’Connor, Paul Maher, Niall Deeley, Jamie Ryan and Cillian McNamara. Missing on the day were Jamie O’Brien- Ryan, Sam O’Sullivan, Adam Cooney and Ben Tierney

U9 and u10 Boys

Sat June 22nd Clonmel Commercial’s U9 and U10 teams travelled to Killarney at the invitation of Dr. Crokes to participate in a blitz with John Mitchels from Tralee, Kilmurray Ibricken from Clare and the host club Dr. Crokes.

The U9s won all three games beating John Mitchels by 5-5 to 0-1, Kilmurray Ibricken by 1-4 to 0-2 and Dr. Crokes by 6-2 to 0-2.

The U10 results were losing to John Mitchels 1-8 to 4-1, beating Kilmurray Ibricken 5-3 to 1-1 and Dr. Crokes 3-7 to 2-4, one of the many highlights of these games was seeing some of the attacking play by the backs resulting in a number of scores by them.

U9: Shane Ryan, Paraic Bond, Adam Brannigan, Ruairi Leahy, Dylan Murphy, Oisin Forristal, James Hewitt, Conor Parker, Conor Guiry, Eoghan Walsh, Sean Cagney, David Cagney, Shane O’Connor, Ben O’Dwyer, Rhys O’Donnell.

U10: Mark Guiry, James Morris, Eddie Dunphy, Niall Barry, Gearoid Daly, Patryk Remiasz, Rory O’Dowd, Dean Cagney, Ross Slattery, Sam Johnson, Rory Maher, Luca Dennehy.

The club would like to extend its thanks to the Dr. Crokes club for its hospitality after the game and for inviting our club to such a prestigious event.

Textile Collection

The club will hold a textile collection on Saturday 29th June at the Poppy Field from 9.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. Please drop off all items between 9.00 a.m. and 11.00a.m. or alternatively bring your bags to training in the Sportsfield or the Poppy Field.

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.


The first draw was held in Eldon’s on Sunday night with a jackpot of €1,000 available. On this occasion there was no outright winner, but four ticket holders shared €200, thus receiving €50 each. Sean Ward, c/o Alan Ward; Tony McNamara and Eddie Harris, c/o Tom Ryan; Karen Power, C/O Michael Boland and Sean Shanahan, c/o Pat Bond