Minor Footballers win first cup of the year

posted 16 Sep 2012, 14:18 by Moyle Rovers
Tuesday 18th September
South U16 Hurling Final
Moyle Rovers V St Marys in Ned Hall Park at 6-15pm

On Monday 10th Sept our U16 took on Ballingarry in the South Hurling Semi Final.  Straight from the throw in finished with Dara Ryan scoring a goal. Stephen Quirke added 4 points while Ballingarry only replied with 2 points.  Dara Ryan added another point before Ballingarry replied with a goal.  Ian McGrath was quick of the mark with another goal for Rovers and Stephen Quirke added a third goal from a free.  We were well in control in the first half going in with a comfortable lead at half time of 4-7 to 1-5.   Goals from Stephen Quirke & David Roberts in the second half and points from Stephen Quirke gave us our place in the South Final against St Marys.  Best of Luck to the boys and their mentors.

Our Division 1 league team faced Aherlow in the League final on Saturday evening last.   After a tough game of football from both teams.  There was never going to be much between the sides.   The final score reflected this finishing at  Moyle Rovers 1-6  Aherlow 0-10  .  Hard luck to the players and their mentors.

On Sunday is was the turn of our Minor Footballers.  Their opponents were Golden/Kilfeacle in the League final.  This was a fantastic team performance from the very start.  The wet condition on the day brought about some silly mistakes, but didn’t hinder our boys dominance over Golden.  Philip Quirke opened with  a point from a free.   Dominic Walsh was next up but this time it was a goal.  Philip added two more points.  Golden replied with their one and only point of the half.  Andrew Hill replied with a goal and it wasn’t long before Danny Owens added  a third goal.  Philip Quirke finished the half with a point.  Half time score Moyle Rovers 3-4 Golden/Kilfeacle 0-1.  The second half saw a few positional changes which saw  Rovers managing to hit a lot of wide’s.   There were three great points from Rian Boland, Padraig Keating & Dominic Walsh while again Golden only managed a point.  Final Score Moyle Rovers 3-7 Golden/Kilfeacle 0-2.  Well done boys the first cup of the years, also well done to their mentors. 

Also on Sunday morning last saw 2 of U12 hurling team participate in the south finals in Clogheen. 
Again the weather was no help to any of the kids on the day.  Team 1 took on Cahir, this group of boys tried their very best but were defeated on the day by a strong Cahir side.  The 2nd team took on Clonmel Og but were in a similar situation, they were defeated by a much stronger Clonmel Og team.  Well done to all the boys. 
They now have the Mick McCarthy Tournament starting next Friday at 6.30pm.

Ladies Football.
Moyle Rovers are the Junior D Tipperary Ladies Football Champions for 2012 after a comprehensive victory over St.Patricks. last Monday evening in Monroe. The final was played in front of good crowd of supporters from both sides.Both teams were very evenly matched for the first twenty minutes and the half time score of 1-4 to 0-1 did not indicate the run away victory Moyle Rovers were about to have in the second half. The two sides traded points in the first five minutes and both were guilty of some bad wides before Moyle Rovers added two further points . After twenty minutes very little separated the sides but a great save by Rachael Delahunty, under a high awkward ball, was followed soon after by a very well taken goal at the other end by Sinead Kenrick for Moyle Rovers. Danni di Ruzza scored almost immediately from the kick out and from here on Moyle Rovers never looked back. Moyle Rovers resumed the second half where they had left off in the first half and scored an impressive 3-7 in the second half to leave the final score at 4-11 to 0-1. While this was an easy win, County finals are never easily won, and the long hours of training paid off as superior fitness, refined skills and better teamwork won the day. It was a  special evening in Monroe as popular captain Joan O Donnell accepted the cup from County Chairman Tommy Campbell  Well done to management of Keith and Catherine  Delahunty and Anthony Burke. On the night everyone played their hearts out and gave everything to the cause. Congratulations to all the girls who played on the night, those who came on and made their  contributions ,
 other team  members and those who played in earlier rounds of the competition.
Our under 13s play their county Semi Final next Saturday in The Ragg against St Cronan's (Roscrea) at 4.00pm. We hope as many as possible will travel to support these wonderful girls.The inter club league round two was played out on Friday night. Megan Shanahan's team were victorious over Aoife Power's team. Kate Delahunty's team had a good win over Caroline Quirke's team.Megan's team top the table on two wins while Aoife and Kate's team have one win each.Its all to play for in the final round next Friday evening. In the individual skills contest  Caroline tops the table with most points.The Camogie club and ladies football club would like to congratulate all our players on their Junior Certificate results. It goes to show that Sport and study can work well together.