U21 Hurlers defeat St Marys in the First round of the Hurling Championship

posted 1 Aug 2011, 08:59 by Moyle Rovers


Wednesday 27th July
Junior “B” Football

Moyle Rovers V Clerihan in Ned Hall Park at 7.30pm


On Tuesday night last our Junior Hurlers took on Newcastle in the first round of the South championship. It was a great first half display with Thomas Hill scoring 0-6 and Shane McCormack adding a goal, while our defence held Newcastle to only 3 points. The second half performance was much of the same with Thomas Hill scoring a further 3 three points, while Eddie Whelan added 1-1, Shane McCormack scored another point and substitute Ger Butler scored 2 points. Newcastle battled a lot harder in the second half and added a further 1-5 to their half time tally. Final Score Moyle Rovers 2-13 Newcastle 1-8.

Our U21Hurlers faced St Mary’s in the first round of the South Championship. As always it was a great game of hurling between these two sides. Denis McGrath was on form, scoring nine points and the goal came late in the second half from Brian Gleeson. Final Score Moyle Rovers 1-14 St Marys 2-7.


Moyle Rovers Ladies recorded a good win in the Intermediate Championship at Monroe on Monday 18th July last when they defeated Moycarkey on a scoreline of 2.12 to 2.4. Having narrowly lost their first match to Cahir by a single point it was important that the girls got back on track with a win. Moyle Rovers duly obliged and got off to a great start with three unanswered points in the first ten minutes including an excellent team score started at full back by Fiona Douglas and finished with a score by AnnMarie McGrath. During this period Moyle had a goal disallowed for a square ball infringement following which Moycarkey broke up the field and scored a goal to level matters briefly after 15 minutes of play.

Moyle forged ahead within two minutes when good play by Nicole Maher and Yvonne Maher ended with the latter finfding the net. Within a minute Gillian O Brien scored an excellent point following good play by Tina Mulcahy. Both sides exchanged a number of points coming up to half time leaving Moyle Rovers ahead at half time by 1.8 to 1.3.

Moyle Rovers were playing against a strong breeze in the second half but managed to increase their lead to 8 points within three minutes of the start of the second half when Yvonne Maher set up Shauna O Brien for a goal. Further points by AnnMarie McGrath, Gillian O Brien and Niamh Lonergan stretched the lead and while Moycarkey got a late goal Moyle Rovers were comfortable winners in the end and in fact could have won by more as they had a another goal disallowed , this time an effort by AnnMarie McGrath in the last minute.

The team was: Ciara O Donoghue (Capt) Aisling Dwyer , Fiona Douglas , Danni Delahunty , Tina Mulcahy , Katie Lyne , Kelly Walsh , Shauna O Brien , Barbara Ryan , AnnMarie McGrath , Gillian O Brien, Niamh Lonergan , Yvonne Maher , Nicole Maher , Nancy Ferris , Lorraine Power , Lydia Ahearne.


U10 Camogie
Our U10 team travelled to Dundrum to participate in the Moira Cahill Memorial Camogie Blitz on Saturday July 23. The parade began at 11am from the Scout Hall to the pitch with our girls decked out in the Moyle Rovers' colours. Our first game was against a strong Ballina side which we lost 2-0. The second game was immediately after against Knockavilla which we won 6-0 with great attacking play from our forwards. Sarah O Connor scored two goals, as did Eimear Mc Keown and a goal each from the O Donnell sisters, Makayala and Grainne. Our third game against Cashel was our closest encounter which we won 2-1. Eimear Mc Keown opened the scoring and when Cashel equalised all the girls from Sorcha O'Brien in goal and the backs Grainne O Donnell, Erin Mitten and Leah Mc Garry worked tirelessly. We also had great displays from Megan Looby and Orlaith Breen. Louise Norris and Karen Meehan were also excellent and worked tirelessly. Our winning goal came from Leah Mc Garry when she was moved to a more attacking role. Well done to all the girls on a great team performance against very respected opposition. Thank you to the parents who supported the girls on the day and helped Aine O Donnell and Karen Fitzgerald.

Our final training session takes place this Friday 29 before our summer break. Our GAA Cul Camp takes place from August 15-19 and we would encourage the girls to sign up.