O’Donoghue’s late point seals win for Cashel

Pa Sheehy Butchers Minor B Football Championship

Pa Sheehy Butchers Minor B Football Championship

Cashel King Cormac 2-7

Kickhams 1-9

When this game in the Pa Sheehy Butchers minor B football championship was played on April 9, it was called off five minutes into the second half with Kickhams leading by 1-4 to 0-1, following the collapse of one of the Cashel players, who was removed to hospital but happily is completely recovered.

The sides met again on Tuesday night of last week and it was a very different Cashel performance, reflecting the benefit of a few intense training sessions in the meantime.

However, it was Kickhams who got off to the better start and they had the ball in the Cashel net in the second minute. The Cashel fullback line hadn’t woken up at this stage and Alex Lebret had an uninterrupted kick for the goal following a delivery from Joseph Lonergan.

Cashel came back well after this upset and scored 1-2 without reply. The goal was scored by Padraig O’Donoghue when he finished off a good attacking movement in the fourteenth minute.

Kickhams had the better of the second quarter, scoring three points to Cashel’s one to leave the half-time score 1-3 each.

While Fionn Hogan opened proceedings for Kickhmas soon after the resumption, Cashel followed up with three points to take a 1-6 to 1-4 lead at the end of the third quarter.

A series of points, four in all, by Brendan Ryan, plus one from Padraig O’Carroll put Kickhams well in front, 1-9 to 1-6, as the end approached. Cashel were then thrown a lifeline, a penalty. Martin Browne stepped up but his shot cannoned back off the post, luckily back to Martin who volleyed the rebound to the back of the net, to bring Cashel level, 2-6 to 1-9.

A late Padraig O’Donoghue point sealed victory albeit by the slenderest of margins. In a frantic climax, Cashel had to rely on some stout defending as they held on to claim victory. I

Cashel King Cormacs: Gary O’Dwyer, James Heffernan, Thomas Grogan, Colm Brosnan, Adam Kennedy, Conor Devitt, Brian Fitzpatrick, Shane Murphy, Daniel Bowes, Aaron McCormack., James Cummins, Jonathan Walsh, Martin Browne, Padraig O’Donoghue, Raymie O’Leary. Subs: Pat Muldoon for James Heffernan.

Kickhams: Walter O’Carroll, Evan Hickey, Thomas Hayes, John Ryan, Elliot Thompson, Cillian O’Meara, Brian Hand, Eoghan Heffernan, Fionn Hogan, Brendan Ryan, Alex Lebret, Sean Butler, Mark McGrath, Padraig O’Carroll, Padraig O’Carroll, Joseph Lonergan.

Referee: Richard O’Connor (Arravale Rovers)

Bridge House Golden Minor A Football Championship

David Finane is scorer in chief for combo

Eire Óg/Galtee Rovers 3-9

Aherlow Gaels 3-4

Eire Óg/Galtee Rovers defeated Aherlow Gaels by 3-9 to 3-4 in the Bridge House Golden minor A football championship at Lattin on Wednesday night last

Aherlow Gaels had the better start when they scored a goal after two minutes. However, Eire Óg/Galtee Rovers came back strongly following a goal from a penalty by David Finane, midway through the half and led by 1-4 to 1-2 at the interval.

Eire Óg/Galtee Rovers went further ahead with a goal by Darragh Egan early in the second-half and never looked back after that. Aherlow Gaels got two late goals to give a bit of respectability to the final scoreline of 3-9 to 3-4 in favour of Eire Og/Galtee Rovers.

Eire Óg/ Galtee Rovers: Jamie English, Peter O’Dwyer, Eric Grogan, Michael O’Brien, John Ryan, Shane Power (0-1), Mike Fox, Kevin Power (0-1), Tom Fox (0-1), David Byron, Sean Daly, Michael Bradshaw, Darragh Egan (1-0), David Finane (2-5), Gearóid Lukeman (0-1). Subs: Calum Fanning, Stephen O’Dwyer, Evan Heffernan, Christopher Breen, Kenneth Allen.

Aherlow/Gaels: Patrick O’Donoghue, Michael Mulchrone, Shane McGrath, David O’Heney, James Nash, Liam Cunningham, Stephen Moloney, Mark Russell (1-3), Thomas Ivory (0-1), Jamie Franks, Darren Neville (1-0), Craig Quinn, Conor Maher (1-0), Niall Enright, Neil Ryan

Referee: Sean Bradshaw (Kickhams)

Arravale assume favouritism with dominant display

Arravale Rovers 3-9

Golden-Kilfeacle 0-1

Arravale Rovers easily accounted for Golden Kilfeacle in this Bridge House Golden minor A football clash played in Golden on Tuesday last.

From start to finish Arravale were completely dominant and totally outplayed Golden. A point from Seanie O Halloran halfway through the first half was Golden’s only score of the game.

In the second half Golden went for goals when perhaps the chance wasn’t on. Overall Golden will need to regroup if they are to have any chance in this competition. Arravale now must be favourites to claim the title on this display.

Arravale Rovers: Paul O Connor, Ciaran Leahy, Pearse Richardson, Ted Lowry, Cian Ryan, Ciaràn Lowry

Ger Halligan, Darragh Coughlan (1.0), Tony Byrnes, Eoghan Lonergan(1.1), Conor Kissane (0.2), Tommy Lowry, James Kinane, Niall Leahy (1.2), Mark Hoban (0.3). Subs: Shaun Barron for Eoghan Lonergan,

Andy Cummins (0.1) for Jame Kinane, Ronan Fogarty for Ciaran Leahy, Diarmuid Hollaron for Cian Ryan

Paul Jones for Tommy Lowry.

Golden-Kilfeacle: Ben Blackford, Dale Collins, Keith Landy, Ethan Rogers, David Wade, James Casey, Conor Ryan, Josh Keane, Ger Barlow, Niall Fogarty, Daniel Currivan , Cian o Connell, Thomas Wade, Seanie O Halloran (0-1), Jonathan Wade. Subs: Evan Hayde for Ger Barlow, Robert Wade for Thomas Wade, Matthew o Keefe for Niall Fogarty

Referee: Phil Ryan (Kickhams).


Rovers dethrone Cashel to claim Peil na nOg title

In ‘The Venue Dundrum’ sponsored Peil na nOg final played in Golden, 
Arravale Rovers captained by Cormac Maher, produced a big second half fight back to edge out Cashel KC with a six point winning margin victory.

Right from the throw in it was the defending champions Cashel who set the pace racing into an early lead with points by Rodrigo Concalves and Ross Bonnar and despite missing a number of good goal scoring opportunities continued to show the way adding three further points through Eoghan Connolly, Ryan O’Sullivan and Rodrigo for a first half tally of five points to Arravale’s solitary point from Cormac Maher.

Any hopes Cashel KC had of building on their first half advantage were dashed early in the second period and those first half missed chances would prove costly as Arravale Rvs struck with two early goals by Michael Sharpe and Jordan Doyle which put them firmly in the driving seat.

Holding their opponents scoreless for the remainder of the game Arravale went on to maintain the upper hand right to the finish increasing their lead with a point by Darren O’Dwyer and a second goal late in the game by Michael Sharpe sealed victory for Arravale Rvs.

For Cashel KC it was a case what might have been but for those wasted early chances and for Arravale Rovers a first Peil Na nOg West title in eight years which they last won in 2005.

Final Score, Arravale Rvs 3-2 Cashel KC 0-5

Arravale Rovers - Mark O’Donovan, Jonathan Ryan, Conor Leahy, Fionn McCall, Jack Lowry, Conal O’Donavan, Matthew Moroney, Darren O’Dwyer 0-1, Fergus Halligan, Jordan Doyle 1-0, Cormac Maher, Capt 0-1, , Michael Sharpe 2-0, Cian Tobin, Nathan Murphy Crowe, Alex Ryan–Wynne. Subs. Sean Smith for Cian Tobin.

Others included Jack Quinlan, Jason Murphy and Christopher Malone.

Cashel KC - Adam Skeffington, Michael Morrissey, Ciaran Quinn, Jack Hayes, Thomas Skeffington, Colin Ryan, Sean Ryan, Eoghan Connolly 0-1, Ryan O’Sullivan 0-1, Rodrigo Concalves 0-2, Luke Quinlan, Ross Bonnar 0-1, Scott Scanlon, Murragh McDermott, Brian Morrissey.

Subs used, Alex Marshall and Gabriel Perreira.

Others, Michael O’Meara, Jamie O’Keefe, Dylan Byrnes, Fearghail O’Donoghue, Evan Hynes, Jack Browne, David Ryan, Tommy Fitzgerald, Luke White, Connor Cagney.

Referee, Phil Ryan (Kickhams).

Emly/Treacys put down a marker

In the TSB sponsored U14B Football League final played in Cappawhite, the Emly/Treacys combination put down a marker for this year’s championship running out the clear cut victors over Clonoulty/Rossmore by a fourteen point margin.

With only a point separating the sides at the end of the first half with the ‘Combo’ ahead on the scoreboard by 1-3 to Clonoulty/Rossmores 1-2, the winners led by their captain Paul O’Heney went on to add a further 3-5 without reply in the second half to finish deserving winners.

In a well contested opening period we had an early exchange of points before the ‘Combos’ Michael Feehan fired home the first goal after ten minutes which was quickly cancelled out by Clonoulty/Rossmores Cathal Bourke who found the net from a free.

Points by Conor Phibbs (2) and Michael Feehan (1) completed the Emly/Treacys first half scoring while Cathal Bourke accounted for his side’s tally of 1-2.

An explosive start to the second half by the ‘Combo’ saw them stamp their authority on the game and the introduction of Emly’s Aidan O’Heney was to pay dividends with an early goal and with points to follow by Pat O’Toole, Aidan O’Heney and Dylan Farrelly, they never looked back.

Continuing to apply the pressure, Emlys Danny Cunningham found the net for his side’s third goal while Michael Feehan and Conor Phibbs were also on target with well taken points.

To round off a big second half performance by Emly/Treacys, wing forward Steven Carr with two minutes remaining put the icing on the cake with a fourth goal to secure a well earned U14B Football League West title.

Others to stand out for the winners included Aaron Ryan, Christopher Egan and goalie Eamonn Carr.

Final Score, Emly/Treacys 4-8 Clonoulty/Rossmore 1-2

Emly/Treacys - Eamonn Carr (Sean Treacys), Gerard McCarthy (S/T), Conor Burke (Emly), Dan O’Connor (E), Conor Phibbs (E) 0-3, Aaron Ryan (S/T), Christopher Egan (S/T), Michael Feehan (S/T) 1-2, Sean McGrath (E), Pat O’Toole (S/T), Paul O’Heney (E) 0-1, Stephen Carr (S/T) 1-0, Brendan O’Dwyer (S/T), Danny Cunningham (E) 1-0, Anthony Hammond (E).

Subs, Conor Nolan (S/T) for G.McCarthy, Dylan Farrelly (E) 0-1 for B.O’Dwyer, Aidan O’Heney (E) 1-1 for A.Hammond.

Others included Kevin McGrath (E), Donal Quigley (S/T), James Rochford (S/T), Darragh McAuley (E), Phillip Deegan (S/T), John O’Brien (E), Dean Heffernan (E).

Clonoulty/Rossmore - Jack Moriarty, Aaron Kennedy, Aidan Loughman, Sean Ryan, Cathal Ryan, Jack Ryan, Oisin Fryday, Cathal Bourke 1-2 (1-1 frees), Donnacha Quirke, Patrick Kennedy, Nathan Slattery, Tommy Ryan, Aaron Kerins, Anthony McCarthy, Thomas Croke.

Subs. Evan Donnelly, Cian Quirke, Jack Ryan (Con), Aidan Slattery, Mike Spillane.

Referee, Eoghan Lonergan (Arravale Rovers)

Holycross was the venue last Saturday for the County Semi Finals and Final of Peil Na nOg and despite their best efforts on the day, West Champions Arravale Rovers failed in their bid for county honours.

Having run out comfortable Semi Final winners over Inane Rvs, the County Final proved a bridge too far for Arravale as a multi talented Clonmel Commercials side emerged deserving victors with fourteen points to spare at the finish.

In the Michael Martin & Associates Tipperary sponsored U12A Football semi Finals played last Thursday, Galtee Rvs proved too good for Clonoulty/Rossmore and in what promises to be a cracking West Final will go head to head with the Kickhams who were equally impressive winners over Arravale Rvs in their Semi Final.

The P.P. O’Dwyer Hardware Dundrum sponsored U12B Football is also heading to a conclusion and into the West Final are Cappawhite who saw off the challenge of Lattin/Cullen and their opponents in the final will be Eire Og who had a six point margin semi final victory over Rockwell Rovers.

In the Kala Electrical Tipperary U12C Football League, Aherlow, Sean Treacys, Emly and the Kickhams are all in contention for West Final places and at Semi Final stage in the Fitzpatrick Printers U12D Football League are Arravale Rovers, Clonoulty/Rossmore, Rosegreen and the Kickhams.

The Galtee Rovers/Aherlow combination are setting the pace in the AIB Tipperary U16A Football Championship with Clonoulty/Rossmore and Arravale Rvs in hot pursuit while Lattin/Cullen and the Emly/Treacys combination are the pacesetters in the U16B Football League.

The Feile Na Gael Skills and Long Puck competition which took place in New Inn on Friday evening last resulted as follows. . .

Skills Winner - Cathal Bourke (Clonoulty/Rossmore), 2nd Paul O’Heney (Emly),

3rd Niall Heffernan (Golden/Kilfeacle).

Long Puck Winner - Sean O’Connell (Rockwell Rvs), 2nd Arnlod O’Dwyer (Eire Og), 3rd Nathan Murphy Crowe (Arravale Rovers).


Feile Na Gael Semi Finals

Arravale Rovers 3-9 Emly/Treacys 1-4; Kickhams 3-6 Clonoulty/Rossmore 0-12

Peil Na nOg

Co. Semi Final, Arravale Rovers 3-7 Inane Rovers 1-2

County Final, Clonmel Commercials 2-10 Arravale Rovers 0-2

U16A Football Championship (Round 4)

Galtee Rovers/Aherlow 5-10 Clonoulty/Rossmore 0-5

Cashel KC (WO) Kickhams (Withdrawn)

U16B Football League

Rosegreen 6-8 Cappawhite 2-4; Lattin/Cullen 4-15 Golden/Kilfeacle 0-5

U14B Football Championship (Round 1)

Eire Og 3-4 Lattin/Cullen 3-1; Emly/Treacys 5-10 Rosegreen 2-3; Cappawhite 5-7 Golden/Kilfeacle 2-4; Clonoulty/Rossmore 4-6 Rockwell Rovers 1-3

U12A Football

Kickhams 2-7 Galtee Rovers 1-6; Clonoulty/Rossmore 4-3 Arravale Rovers 2-2

Semi Final, Galtee Rovers 2-9 Clonoulty/Rossmore 0-1

Semi Final, Kickhams 4-7 Arravale Rovers 0-3

U12B Football Semi Finals

Cappawhite 5-6 Lattin/Cullen 0-1; Eire Og 5-5 Rockwell Rvs 4-2

U12C Football

Sean Treacys 5-2 Cashel KC 1-1

U12D Football

Clonoulty/Rossmore 3-3 Arravale Rvs 1-1; Kickhams 4-5 Galtee Rvs 0-1; Clonoulty/Rossmore 6-4 Rosegreen 4-0; Arravale Rvs 7-8 Sologhead 4-4


Wednesday May 1

Feile Na Gael West Final

Arravale Rvs v Kickhams, Golden 7pm, John Ryan (Bob) Extra Time

Thursday May 2

U14B Football Losers Group Semi Finals

Golden/Kilfeacle v Lattin/Cullen, Sologhead 7pm, Michael Duffy

Rosegreen v Rockwell Rvs, Golden 7pm, John Ryan (Bob)

U12E Football

(Home Clubs appoints young whistler)

Rockwell Rvs v Kickhams, New Inn 7pm

Eire Og v Cappawhite, Annacarty 7pm

Saturday May 4

U12 Football Shield Qt. Final

Lattin/Cullen v Cashel KC, Lattin 2.30pm, Eoghan Lonergan

U12E Football (Round 4)

Kickhams v Rosegreen, Dundrum 2.30pm (Home club appoints young whistler)

Monday May 6

U12A Football West Final

Kickhams v Galtee Rvs, Golden 7.30pm (Extra Time) Ref. TBC

U12B Football West Final

Cappawhite v Eire Og, Golden 6.30pm (Extra Time) Ref. TBC

U12C Football West Final, Golden 5pm

U12D Football West Final, Golden 4pm

(Full details on both U12C and U12Dfinals unavailable at time of writing)

U16A Football Championship Semi Finals

Arravale Rvs v Clonoulty/Rossmore, Dundrum 3pm, (Extra Time) Paddy Russell

Aherlow/Galtee Rvs v Group 4th, S.T.Pk 3pm (Extra Time) John O’Brien

U16B Football Championship Semi Final

Lattin/Cullen v Rosegreen, Sologhead 7pm (Extra Time) R.O’Connor

U16C Football Championship West Final

Eire Og v Golden/Kilfeacle, Dundrum 4.30pm (Extra Time) Michael Duffy.

U12E Football (Round 2)

(Home club appoints young whistler – all games 12noon)

Arravale Rvs (U12E) v Rockwell Rvs (U12B), New Inn,

Rosegreen (U12D) v Eire Og (U12D), Rosegreen Comm. Field

Cappawhite (U12B) v Rosegreen (U12C), Cappawhite