Carrick Davins’ U-14 hurling team won the club’s first juvenile hurling title in some time by defeaing Clonmel Óg in the South final in Kilsheelan last week.
Playing conditions were perfect for hurling and both teams delivered an excellent display.
The Davin team got off to a great start scoring 2-2 without a reply from the Clonmel team. But Clonmel Óg’s physical strength came to the fore and they enjoyed the lions share of the posession for the last ten minutes of the first half. The Davin team were fortunate to be still in the lead at half time.
The Davin players showed more composure in the second half. They made life difficult for Clonmel Óg and never looked like being beaten.
Final score was 6-9 to 3-7.
The Club congratulates all the players, their parents, mentors and supporters, who made this a memorable night for all in the club.
Thanks also to the Kilsheelan club for the wonderful condition of the playing field and Clonmael Óg for their part in a great game.
The team went on to beat North Tipp champions Lorrha/Dorrha in The Ragg in the U-14 county semi-final last Saturday.
Lorrha/Dorrha couldn’t cope with the Davin team’s pace and firepower in the forwards. The Carrick team took control of the game soon after it began and won comfortably.
The team now face Rosegreen in the county final next Saturday. The Club urges its supporters to come out in force to cheer on the team at the game.
U-14 team captain Michael Whelan, incidentally, recently represented Tipperary in the Tony Forrestal/Sonny Walsh Tournament in Waterford.
Meanwhile, the U-16 South Hurling Final has been postponed until the U-14 championship is over.
U-16 players will be notified by text of training dates.
The minors also await their hurling and football county semi-finals. It is important that all players make every training session for the remainder of the season.
There is only a couple of weeks left now and the rewards for any hard work that will be put in are huge.
U-6s and U-8s will train for football every Monday from 6pm to 7pm and they will play hurling every Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm.
The Davin Club congratulates Gerry Walsh of the Swan Club on winning the Intermediate All-Ireland Hurling title as a member of the Tipperary team wishes the Tipperary minor panel the very best for their All-Ireland final replay against Dublin.
The Club lotto draw wasn’t won last week.
Numbers drawn were 2, 5,18 and 23. Five match 3 winners each received €40.
The Club extend sympathy to the Hackett family of Clonmel and Carrick-on-Suir on the death of Eileen Hackett, née Flynn and also to the O’Keeffe family of Carrick-on-Suir on the death of Margie.
Sympathy is also extended to the Roche family, Treacy Park,on the passing of Jimmy, who was a great Davin Club man and a fine hurler.
Jimmy won six South medals, two county medals and a Munster club medal as a Davin Club players.
He also won numerous tournaments as he played on probably one of the greatest hurling teams that south Tipperary has ever seen.
Jimmy was an instrumental part of this great team and he even turned down a call to the Tipperary senior hurling panel so he could give his all to the Davin Club.
He will be missed by all the hurling community. RIP.