23rd February 2014

posted 24 Feb 2014, 10:06 by Moyle Rovers
Ladies Football. The 2014 playing season began in fine style last Sunday. Our U 16 team travelled to Lisvernane to play the opening game of their championship against Aherlow and came away with two hard earned and very valuable points. Never an easy task for any team to go to “The Glen” and return with a win but that’s what our great girls did on a very soft pitch that drained them of every ounce of energy. The game itself was an excellent game of football with full commitment by both sides. The heavy conditions meant both sides had to work extremely hard for their scores. Moyle rovers had the better of the very tight exchanges in the opening half. We opened with a point   to which Aherlow responded to level. We then scored two points but Aherlow were back in the game with a goal. . Our girls composed themselves and replied with a goal from Jenny Everard. Halftime score was Moyle Rovers 1-4 to Aherlow 1-1. The second half began brightly for Moyle Rovers with Jenny Everard on target with a point. However Aherlow then seized the initiative and hit us for two well worked goals. Scores and scoring chances were hard to come by. The team worked extremely hard to create chances and defended heroically when the Aherlow threatened to pull further ahead .We found ourselves four points down and time running out. Our girls then showed their true mettle and scored a point to narrow the gap. A well worked free in front of goal from Kristy Crotty Ryan to Evrena Everard created the chance for Kristy to hit a powerful shot which rebounded from the back stanchion. Luckily the referee was in the right position to see the score. Draw match as we headed to full time. Amidst great excitement as both sides went in search of the winner Moyle Rovers won a free in front of goal and scored the winning point for a great victory.  This was a victory for determination and courage and not accepting defeat even when it stared us in the face.The panel deserve our admiration and respect for the way they never gave up and in the end Fortune favoured the brave. Well done to all involved on the day. Final score Moyle Rovers 2-9, Aherlow 3-8.Team. Amy Norris, Emma Cronin, Sarah O’Dwyer, Chloe Boland, Orla Burke ,Shania Dowling,Bronagh McGrath, Cora Maher,Derbhile Fitzgearld,Evrena Everard,(0-1),Kristy Crotty Ryan, (1-6, 0-2f) Jenny Everard (1-2),Rowena Dowling, Rachael Browne, Michelle Mc Meel, Rosin Breen, Aine Fitzgearld,Aileen Ryan,Claire Moore (inj),Rachael Timlin (inj). Best of Luck to Tipperary under 14 team who open their Munster championship campaign this weekend as they play Limerick. The match is scheduled for Saturday, March 1st, in Latin at 2.00pm. Good luck to our girls on the panel: Amy and Louise Norris, Aine Fitzgerald and Emma Cronin. Good luck also to team Manager Edmund Burke and selector Francis Ryan. They have put a lot of work into preparing the team and we wish them all best .The ladies football club are holding a table quiz On Friday March 7th in the halfway at 9.00pm. Tables are €20. Always a great night so hope to see as many as possible attending. The Tipperary Under 14 team 2013 received their medals at a function in Monroe last Friday evening. The team, which was managed by Mark Ryan, were extremely unlucky in the All Ireland final against Wexford. We had Kristy Crotty Ryan, (Joint Captain), Claire Moore, Emma Cronin, Orla Burke, Cora Maher, and Chloe Boland to receive Munster and all Ireland Runner up medals. Special guests in attendance on the night were 2013 All Ireland Captain Anne O'Dwyer, and 2014 Tipperary Intermediate Captain Barbara Ryan. Club sympathy is extended to Kay Lyons and family on the death of Kay’s mother Mrs Kathleen Barry of Fethard.