St Molleran’s retain Lory Kiely Tournament title

St Molleran’s U-13 hurlers retained the Lory Kiely trophy for a second year after a hard fought victory over Kilkenny side Carrickshock last Saturday.

St Molleran’s U-13 hurlers retained the Lory Kiely trophy for a second year after a hard fought victory over Kilkenny side Carrickshock last Saturday.

This was a very exciting game from the throw-in and there was very little between the sides at half-time.

St Molleran’s gained the upper hand in the second half despite the best efforts of their skillfull opponents.

This was a game that will be remembered for the sporting manner in which it was played.

Final score: St Molleran’s 4-07, Carrickshock 2-04.

Siobhan Kiely, daughter of the late Lory Kiely, and Waterford Senior Hurler Gavin O’Brien awarded the trophies and medals to the players of both teams.

Siobhan Kiely praised St. Mollerans GAA Club and the talent shown by both teams on the day.

“My father would have been very proud of you and it is great to see the club coming on as it is,” she said.

Her father was one of the founder members of St. Molleran’s GAA Club in 1941 and gave lifelong commitment to his club and county.

He was described as a ‘Great Waterford man and a great Carrickbeg man” and the annual Lory Kiely Memorial Hurling Tournament is a fitting tribute in his honour. The tournament is now in its 2nd year following a five year break.

‘Man of the Match’ was awarded to St. Molleran’s Team Captain Paul Moore whose hunger to win inspired his team mates to battle hard for the title against the swift equally determined Kilkenny team.

Gavin O’Brien presented the trophies and medals and encouraged the young players to listen to their coaches and to keep up the practice and play.

Paul Kane, Chairman of St. Molleran’s GAA Club Juveniles Section thanked the special guests for attending on the day and for their support of the tournament and praised team coach Michael Mulcahy for his great work over the year.

All players, coaches and guests were treated to refreshments at the club house

While many people helped to make this tournament a great event, special thanks must go to the Kiely family for their kindness.

The juvenile academy finished with an end of season blitz prior to the tournament final on Saturday.

It was a fun filled finale, with the U-6s, U-8s, and U-10s providing the huge crowd with a marvellous afternoon of entertainment. Each of the club’s stars of the future received refreshments and Waterford star Gavin O’Brien presented them with medals. Wrapping up the day, academy chairperson Aiden Reade thanked everyone and looked forward to the future with great confidence. He had a special word for the coaches and the effort they put in all year.

The annual flag day takes place this weekend. Anybody willing to lend a hand should contact any committee member.

Now that the juvenile season is winding down, the Club committee thanks the academy, juvenile and camogie committees for the effort and dedication they have shown. The continued work carried out by all three is a joy to behold and the Club looks forward to 2013 with optimism and expectation.

Meanwhile, the Club’s intermediate hurlers qualified for the league final with a hard earned victory over Erin’s Own last Tuesday night. The team were short a few regulars through injury and work commitments so the starting 15 and their replacements showed the selectors have a though job heading into the final.

The Club wishes a belated congratulations to club dual player James(Jip) Hogan on his recent new arrival.

St. Mollerans U/13’s Secure ‘Lory Kiely Memorial Hurling Tournament’ Trophy

On the final academy day of the season last Saturday 29th September, St. Mollerans GAA Club hosted the ‘Lory Kiely Memorial Hurling Tournament’ for the U/13’s. Following a tense match against visitors ‘Carrick Shock’ from Kilkenny, St. Mollerans claimed the title for the 2nd consecutive year with a final score of 3.7 to 2.4. Present at the match were Siobhan Kiely and Waterford Senior Hurler Gavin O’Brien who awarded the trophies and medals to the players of both teams. Siobhan Kiely who is the daughter of the late Lory Kiely, was delighted to attend and she praised the St. Mollerans GAA Club and the talent shown by both teams on the day. “My father would have been very proud of you and it is great to see the club coming on as it is,” she said. Her father Lory Kiely was one of the founder members of St. Mollerans GAA Club in 1941 and gave a lifelong commitment to his club and county with passionate loyalty. He was described as a ‘Great Waterford man and a great Carrickbeg man and the annual Lory Kiely Memorial Hurling Tournament is a fitting tribute in his honour. The Tournament is now in its 2nd year following a five year break.

‘Man of the Match’ was awarded to St. Mollerans Team Captain Paul Moore whose hunger to win inspired his team mates to battle hard for the title against the swift equally determined Kilkenny team. Waterford Senior Hurler Gavin O’Brien presented the trophies and medals and spoke of ‘great hurlers on both teams’ he encouraged the young players to listen to their coaches and to keep up the practice and play. Paul Kane Chairman of St. Mollerans juveniles thanked the special guests for attending on the day and for their support of the tournament and praised team coach Michael Mulcahy for his great work over the year.

All players, coaches and guests were treated to refreshments at the club house