The future of soccer in alive and well in South Tipperary if the exploits of the county’s u-12 players are a measure.
They have qualified for the Munster regional inter-league final following some superb displays in the qualifiers in Limerick.
They beat Kerry 7-1, Limerick County 9-1 and Limerick Desmond 3-1 before meeting their North Tipperary counterparts in the final game to see who would reach the final.
And despite going behind twice they fought back for a 2-2 draw that was enough to see them through, with the goals from Cian Bargary and Kenneth Cunningham.
All 22 players in the South Tipperary squad played their part over the weekend. They played terrific football and everyone of the players were a credit to their clubs. Clubs with players represented were Vee Rovers, Bansha Celtic, Cahir Park, Clonmel Town, St. Michaels, Peake Villa and Clerihan FC.
Squad; Brian Quirke, Michael Cleary, Dominic Mlynczaek, Sean Butler, DJ Cremins, Luke O’Donnell, Diarmuid Mulcahy, Sean Murphy, Ronan McGuire, Conor Ryan, John Furlong, Rian Quigley, Kieran Lambert, Brian Lacey, Edmond O’Dwyer, Cian Murphy, Cian Bargary, Kenneth Cunningham, Peter O’Dowd, David Jaros, Donal McCabe, Frank McKevitt, James Dillon, Jack O’Donnell.
The final against Waterford is scheduled for Sunday, April 29 at 5pm in Cork Institute of Technology.