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Senior Football Moyle Rovers V Fethard

posted 20 Mar 2011, 15:14 by Moyle Rovers   [ updated 20 Mar 2011, 15:15 ]

South Senior Football Championship

Moyle Rovers V Fethard

On a Sunny St Patrick’s afternoon, we saw last years south Champions Moyle Rovers take on Fethard in the first round of the Clonmel Oil South Senior Football Championship. In a bid to defend their title, they got their year off to a good start with a win , despite Fethard’s best effort. Within the hour Both Team were awarded penalties but we saw both goalkeepers, Fethards Paul Fitzgerald & Moyle Rovers Ciaran Kenrick pull off spectacular saves. In the end in was yet again Declan Browne scoring ability that was the difference between these two team, scoring a total of 1-7.

It was Declan Browne got the opening score of the game, with a goal for Moyle Rovers. This Fethard side settled into the game and replied with a point from Eoin Fitzgerald from a free. Diarmuid Foley quickly added a point for the Rovers men. Then a great movement of play in the 11th minutes by Moyle Rovers saw Brian Mulvihill pulled down in the square, a penalty. Declan Browne stood up to the mark but a fantastic save from Paul Fitzgerald rebound out and Sean Carey scored a point. With the Moyle Rovers side looking very much in control at this point in the game, Declan Browne scored two more points before Fethard Karl Maher replied with a point. Karl Maher added another point to Fethard tally but the Powerstown/Lisronagh sides quickly responded with a point each from Liam Boland & David McGrath within a minute of play. Then a high ball sent into the Kenneth O Donnell saw the Fethard side receive a penalty, but the Rovers Goalie Ciaran Kenrick also saved the penalty sending it over the bar for a point for Fethard. David McGrath added a second point to his tally while Eoin Fitzgerald replied with a point from a free to leave the score Moyle Rovers 1-7 Fethard 0-5 at Half Time.

Fethard came out fighting in the second half, with Cian Maher & Alan O’Connor scoring a point each within the first two minutes. Declan Browne responded with a point for Rovers. Martin Dunne & Declan Browne added a further 2 points, before Fethards Kenneth O Donnell responded with a point. Declan Browne pointed from a free, again Fethard Alan O’Connor replies with a point. Brian Mulvihill is next to add a point to Moyle Rovers tally, but Fethards Eoin Fitzgerald replies this time with a point from a free. Declan Browne finished the game with two more points. Final Score Moyle Rovers 1-14 Fethard 0-10.

Fethard’s Team: Paul Fitzgerald, Shane Alyward, Aiden Lonergan, Gavin Fitzgerald, Peter Gough, Chris Sheehan, Johnny O’Halloran, Declan Doyle, Cian Maher, Dylan Fitzgerald, Michael Dillon, Eoin Fitzgerald, Karl Maher, Kenneth O’Donnell, Alan O’Connor

Moyle Rovers Team: Ciaran Kenrick, Darren Nolan, Liam Cronin, Shane Heffernan, Niall Fitzgerald, Alan Campbell, Martin Dunne, Daniel Lyne, Brian Mulvihill, Diarmuid Foley, David McGrath, Liam Boland, Declan Browne, Sean Carey.