Carrickshock retain St. Molleran’s SH Tournament

St Molleran’s Intermediate football championship match was postponed last weekend due to Adam O’Loughlin’s participation in the Munster Championship for Waterford where he helped the county secure a semi-final place.

St Molleran’s Intermediate football championship match was postponed last weekend due to Adam O’Loughlin’s participation in the Munster Championship for Waterford where he helped the county secure a semi-final place.

Adam is an all round sports man who plays rugby at the highest level and has represented his country in combined rules.

St Molleran’s is lucky to have him as a member and wished him the best in the semi-final against Clare.

The hurlers followed on from their opening championship victory over Clonea with a draw against Erin’s Own last Sunday morning.

The lads now prepare for a second round championship game against De La Salle this Saturday at 7.30pm in Dunhill.

Their junior counterparts face Clonea 24 hours beforehand in the second round of their championship in the neighbouring team’s backyard, which is never an easy task.

Meanwhile, the U-10 footballers participated in a three team blitz in Fews on May 14.

Despite having very little football experience, the Carrickbeg youngsters won both their games.

The U-9 hurlers played a three game blitz in Portlaw last Wednesday. This team once again proved just how well they are gelling as they won two and drew one of their games.

Hurling fans travelled from far and wide to witness a fine display of hurling from Kilkenny club teams Ballyhale and Carrickshock in the Noel Kelly/Carraig Hotel sponsored St Molleran’s Senior Hurling Tournament Final.

It was game that was not short on skill, heart and physicality, and Carrickshock pulled away in the end to retain their title.

At half time former GAA president Christie Cooney was presented with a piece of John Maher Crystal and he in turn presented another fine piece of crystal to St Molleran’s Club President Mikes Fitzgerald in recognition of the many years of fine service he has given our club.

St Molleran’s GAA Club thanks sponsors Azzuri, Noel Kelly and Paul Norris in the Carraig hotel, as well as Senator Denis Landy, Cllrs Bobby Fitzgerald, and Margaret Croke as well as Cllr Joe Brennan of the South Tipperary Co. Board and his counterpart from the Tipperary County board.

Thanks are also extended to John Maher and James Hogan for the fine job they did preparing the field for the game; to Carrick-on-Suir Republican Flute bandm, Clodagh for her half time entertainment and MC Paddy Finucane.