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Week of 15th February 2015

We are holding our table quiz this Friday the 20th February in the Halfway House at 9pm. A great night's entertainment is assured so we appeal to as many as possible to come out and support us. The under 16s get their championship off to a start with a home game versus Lattin Cullen next Sunday in Monroe at 3pm. This is a key game so we  hope as many as possible will come out and support the girls.Best of luck to our management team of Paudie Everard,Miriam Maher,Rachael Lonergan and Andrew Dowling.Preparations are well advanced for the Moyle Rovers Victory Social where our victorious Under 21s and Minor teams will be presented with their medals. Our special guest on the night is Cork dual all Star Breege Corkerry.

Week of 8th February 2015

The Tipperary Intermediate team opened their League campaign against Leitrim last Sunday in Templemore. Leitrim had the advantage of having played the previous week. Tipperary battled hard in the second half but were on the wrong side of a 3-13 to 3-3 scoreline. We had Barbara Ryan, Rosin McGrath, Gillian O’Brien and Sarah Everard on the starting team and they acquitted themselves well. On the panel we had Gemma O’Dwyer and Elaine Butler. The Tipperary Captain was Barbara Ryan and we congratulate Barbara on this great personal and club honour. The Under 16s are getting ready for their championship action, now that the Mock exams are completed. We are in the A championship and compete with Fethard, Brian orus/Ballyporeen, and Lattin Cullen. The top team will go straight to the final with the second and third team contesting the semi final. Reminder we will hold a table quiz in the halfway on Friday night February 20th. Tables of four at €30. Please support as our football season starts.    Best of luck to our county panellists on the Tipperary under 14, 16 and minor panels.

Week of 25th January 2015

Tipperary Intermediates open their league campaign next Sunday February 2nd with an away game to Fermanagh. We wish the team the best of luck and especially our club representatives Gillian O’Brien, Niamh Lonergan, Barbara Ryan, Rosin McGrath, Sarah Everard, Megan Shanahan, Elaine Butler, Gemma O’Dwyer and Caoimhe Bowles. The winning minor and under 21 teams will receive their medals at the Moyle Rovers Club Social which will be held on March 7th in the Park Hotel. Tickets are on sale at €30 each. Music afterwards to Johnny B. A great night is promised. Book early as tickets are limited. Congratulations to the Moyle Rovers boys under 21 s on their great win in the county final. The Quirke household complete a unique achievement as Caroline and Stephen end the 2014 season with county medals at Minor and Under 21 in both Ladies football and hurling. Congratulations also to the Fitzgearld, Norris and   Cronin households where county medals in both Ladies football and Hurling reside after today’s great victory.  Both the Ladies football and Camogie clubs offer their sympathy to the Lyons family Grangemockler on the death of Johnston Lyons. Our sympathies are also with Johnston’s sister Miriam Maher and nieces, Nicole, Ciara, Yvonne, and Cora.

Week of 18th January 2015

The Moyle Rovers Ladies Football AGM was held last Friday night. In his chairman’s address Pat Fahey thanked his fellow officers, players, mentors and all who helped The Ladies Club through 2014. He congratulated all teams especially the victorious Minor and Under 21 teams. Pat also congratulated all club players who played with county teams in 2014 and in particular the Under 16 and Minor girls who won All Ireland medals. In conclusion he said the future was bright for the club if everyone worked together. The secretary’s report was a comprehensive review of the club's activities during 2014. This was an impressive catalogue of the various teams and competitions in which our girls competed. Treasurer Paddy McMeel presented a detailed report of income and expenditure for the year. The following Officers were elected to manage the club's affairs during 2015. President: Marion Power, Chairman: Pat Fahey, Vice chairpersons: Seamus Norris, Helen Cronin. Joint Secretaries: Chrissie Moylan and Sharon O’Connor, Treasurers: Paddy McMeel. Assistant Treasurer: Sharon Crotty, PRO: Paudie Everard, Registrar: Marion Power, Player Welfare Officers: Marion Power and Sharon O'Connor, Development Officer: Edmund Burke, Tommy Campbell also addressed the meeting. He thanked the club for their support during his tenure as County Chairman and wished the club well for 2015.Loreto Clonmel suffered a heart breaking defeat in the Munster B senior Post Primary schools final on Saturday. Leading by nine points with ten minutes to go they looked to have done enough to secure victory. However St. Augustine’s of Dungarvan scored 2-4 without reply to leave the Clonmel girls stunned  at the final whistle, having been caught with the winning goal deep in injury time. Well done to our club representatives who played their hearts out.

Week of 16th November 2014

Moyle Rovers took part in the inaugural Tipperary under 21 competition in Bansha on Sunday. This was a seven aside competition, played in a blitz format, and was a first for this age group for the county. Our first game was against Brian Borus and this was a very tough game for both sides with Brain Borus winning by 3 points. In the second game we took on Clonmel Commercials. Again a tough game but our ladies were fully warmed up at this stage and great scores from Roisin McGrath, Shania Dowling and Elaine Butler put us out in front to win 3:06 to 2:03. After a break and refreshments provided by the Galtee Rovers club it was into a semi-final Vs.  Cappawhite.This was another brilliant performance from our entire panel and we defeated Cappawhite by 5:06 to 3:03. In the final we again met Brian Borus and this was an extremely tough game. After losing to them earlier in the day the game developed a similar pattern with Brian Borus leading for most of the game. Entering the last few minutes we were five points down but our girls dug deep and Aoife Power scored two terrific goals to bring us back level just as the final whistle blew. The final score was 7:04 to 6:07 after a tremendous game. The final was to be decided on a points shoot out and appropriately the winning kick fell to star player Roisin McGrath as Moyle Rovers won the John Donovan cup as Tipperary first winners of the Under 21 competition. Our captain Caroline Quirke stepped up to receive her second piece of silverware in a week from County Chairman Tommy Campbell.  It was a long day but our players, management and supporters were delighted at the outcome. Well done to our history making girls: Caroline Quirke, Gemma O Dwyer, Elaine Butler, Roisin McGrath, Aoife Power, Aoife Cosgrave, Bronagh McGrath, Shania Dowling. Well done also to our team Management of Sean Brosnan, Eamonn Power, Marie Mulcahy and Catherine Delehunty who had just rewards after a lot of hard work and great effort during 2014.

Week of 9th November 2014

Hurrah for Moyle Rovers minor football team who created history on Sunday by winning the Minor A county final for the first time in the club’s history. This was a hard fought and thoroughly deserved victory and called on all the team’s reserves of courage, energy and determination to get us to the winners enclosure. The game threw in at 2.00 pm in Duneske and co-incided with a heavy rain shower that lasted twenty minutes. Moyle Rovers started well with a well taken point by Sarah Everard. The sides were soon level and on ten minutes Evrena Everard had a well worked goal to give us a lead we never relinquished. Brian Borus had employed a sweeper and scores were very hard to come by. A pointed free and a further point from Sarah Everard sent us the break leading by 1-3 to 0-2. Of concern was the fact we had enjoyed the majority of possession but we were unable to convert this into scores. However there was no faulting the sheer determination and commitment of every Moyle rovers player on the pitch and if they re-emerged with the same attitude there could be only be one result. We started the second half with a well taken point from Megan Shanahan. Brian Borus responded shortly in kind. We then had a long scoreless period where we again had plenty of possession but could not convert. Points from Sarah Everard and Rosin McGrath broke the deadlock and stretched the lead but it was still too close for comfort. Caroline Quirke then had a point to help allay our fears. As the game was heading for closure Brian Borus had a goal. The Moyle Rovers response was magnificent as our players found reserves of energy to close down further chances. Good work by Caroline Quirke found Jenny Everard who slotted to the net to put the result beyond doubt. Final score Moyle Rovers 2-8 Brian Borus 1-3. No doubt about it the better team won the day as our girls battled for and won most of the possession. The final whistle was greeted with emotion, and great joy. This win was a long time coming and was especially sweet for the “oldies” of the team who won the under 12 A county final in 2006. It was a long wait for their next county final at A level but it arrived just in time as they leave underage competition. County Chairman, and clubman, Tommy Campbell had the delightful task of presenting the William Walsh cup to team Captain Caroline Quirke who thanked her super panel  and the fantastic management team of Edmund Burke, Frances Ryan, Helen Cronin and Gillian O’Brien. They received valuable assistance from Mark Ryan and others along the way .This was a magnificent team performance. In goal Kirsty Crotty Ryan dealt capably with all that came her way and her well placed kick outs helped get numerous attacks under way. Laura Grace, Hazel Shanahan and Derbhile Fitzgearld were magnificent in the full back line. The low score against them speaks for itself. Shania Dowling, Orla Burke and young Emma Cronin were all excellent on the half back line breaking up attack after attack and then turning defence into our own attacks. At centerfield Rosin McGrath and Aoife Power won this key battleground and this was the platform for victory. They covered acres of ground up and down the field helping defence and carrying superbly into attack. On the half forward line Megan Shanahan, Sarah Everard and Evrena Everard worked tirelessly all through the game and landed important scores at key times in the game. Up front Jenny Everard and Cora Maher were extremely hard working all through and out in front for the ball while inspirational captain Caroline Quirke won lots of hard earned possession and set up crucial scores with clever layoff. The team was well backed up on the line with a large panel of girls who had pushed the starting team all the way for places. Some of these girls had given sterling displays in the C competition and this ensured there was no complacency in the preparations, all of which was crucial on the day. On reflection this was a great day in the progression of ladies football for the club. We remember all those who have helped lay the foundations for this great victory. We spare a thought also for Brian Borus who contributed hugely to this absorbing contest. However the day belonged to our girls who were ecstatic at the final whistle after playing thier hearts out in typical Novemeber conditions.. And so as the curtain comes down on another playing season it is appropriate to thank all those who made the season so entertaining and enjoyable. The club, its officers and volunteers who provide the structures to make the whole thing happen.  All our management teams who take their responsibilities seriously and gave generously of their time and efforts. The players who commit to the great sport that is Ladies football and finally thanks to the parents and supporters who make the sacrifices and provide the support to the players. Our winning team and Panel were: Kirsty Crotty Ryan, Laura Grace, Hazel Shanahan, Derbhile Fitzgearld, Shania Dowling, Orla Burke, Emma Cronin, Aoife Power, Rosin McGrath (0-1), Evrena Everard (1-0), Sarah Everard (0-4,1f), Megan Shanahan (0-1), Jenny Everard (1-1), Caroline Quirke(C) (0-1), Cora Maher. Panel: Leanne Ryan, Ciara Ryan, Sarah McDermott, Sinead Cosgrave Abbie Kiely, Bronagh McGrath, Sarah O’Dwyer, Rachael Browne, Eimear O’Donoghue, Danni DI Ruzza, Rachael Delahunty, Claire Moore. Chloe Boland, Amy Norris, Louise Norris, Sarah O’Dwyer, Cathy O’Dwyer, Roweena Dowling, Rosin Breen, Rachael Browne, Rachael Timlin, ,Sophie Delaney, Kellie Ryan, Aileen Ryan, Aine Fitzgearld, Emma  Moore Kelly.

Week of 2nd November 2014

Both our minor teams played their county semi finals last Saturday in Monroe under lights. First up were the B team who took on Arravale Rovers. Forced to make some last minute changes our girls were slow to settle and with the wind they needed to maximise this advantage.  Arravale scored an early goal while Rachael Browne responded with a goal for us. Arravale then struck for another goal and they were leading 2-3 to 1-1 when Aine Fitzgearld struck a good goal to close the gap. We led briefly before Arravale hit a third goal to leave the Half time score   2-4 to 3-4 in favour of Arravale. The second half was a challenge to which the girls rose to magnificently. They won great possession but the desire for goals would prove our undoing. We had plenty of chances and plenty of time but too often we took the wrong option seeking a goal when a point might have been a wiser option, not helped by in an in form Arravale keeper. Arravale tacked on some points and after a sustained period of pressure we had hauled the deficit back to two points. From here Arravale found renewed vigour and kicked on with some well taken points and a late goal to leave the final Score Moyle Rovers 2-8 to Arravale 4-10.  Well done girls on a fine performance. Team :Bronagh McGrath, Sophie Delaney, Amy Norris,  Abbie Kiely, Rosin Breen, Louise Norris, Rachael Timlin ,Danni Di Ruzza(0-1f),Chloe Boland (0-1),Aileen Ryan, Rachael Browne (1-1),Rowena Dowling(0-1),Aine Fitzgearld(1-1),Emma Moore Kelly (0-3),Kellie Ryan .Substitutes; Sarah O’Dwyer Cathy O’Dwyer ,Rachael Delahunty. The A team then took to the field against Templemore. Playing with the wind we were slow to settle with some early misses. Templemore scored a goal against the run of play and suddenly our girls realised they were in a county semi final. A pointed free and then a Cora Maher Goal had us back in the game. In form Megan Shanahan added a point. Evrena Everard was fouled and the resultant penalty came back off the crossbar. Was it going to be one of those games? Before halftime Evrena Everard made a good run and scored a goal and quickly followed with a point to send us in at half time 2-5 to 1-3 in front. Would it be enough into the wind for second half? We needed have no such fears as the girls came out and gave a tour de force display for the second half. We opened with two points from Rosin McGrath. The backs played magnificent as they dealt with the Templemore attacks. They neutralised the Templemore threat by being first out to the ball and turning defence into attack. Our girls were very good on the ball and carried well into wind and controlled the game. The scores followed. Goals from Shania Dowling and Sarah Everard and some great points. Goalie Kristy Crotty Ryan saved a penalty late in the game to kill off the Templemore challenge.Final score Moyle Rovers 4-10 Templemore 1-5  Team; Kristy Crotty Ryan, Derbhile Fitzgearld Hazel Shanahan, Laura Grace,  Emma Cronin, Orla Burke, Shania Dowling, Aoife Power , Rosin McGrath(0-3),Evrena Everard (1-1), Sarah Everard (1-4,2f), Megan Shanahan,(0-2), Jenny Everard, Caroline Quirke (1-0), ) Cora Maher,(1-1), Replacements. Sinead Cosgrave. Leann Ryan, Sarah McDermott, Ciara Ryan, Rachael Delahunty. It was a very busy evening for the management team of Edmund Burke, Frances Ryan, Helen Cronin, and Gillian O’Brien with assistance from Mark Ryan. They deserve great credit for entering two teams in the competition where the main focus was games for girls who want to play. We wish them all the best in the final against Brian Borus who have beaten Cahir in the other semi final. Well done to our club representatives who travelled to Mallow to take part in the intercounty under 16 Development squad Blitz. We had Sarah O’Dwyer, Jenny Everard, Rosin Breen, Roweena Dowling, Orla Burke.

Week of 27th October 2014

It was off to Templemore bright and early last Sunday morning for our remaining minor A qualifier. Our girls elected to play with the strong breeze in the first half. We settled well and were running strongly at the Templemore backs. We were rewarded with some points and plenty of missed opportunities. Templemore hit back with a goal and a point. On twenty minutes we had a goal from Sarah Everard and shortly afterwards Rosin McGrath, following a great solo up the field, delivered the score of the game, a peach of a point off the trusted left boot. Rosin followed up with another and we went to the break 1-6 to 1-1. Facing into the wind we had to work very hard which our girls did. Ciara Ryan and Sinead Cosgrave added fresh impetus. Our scores were very hard to come by and each time we stretched the lead Templemore hit back with a goal. Going into the last few minutes we defended the dangerous lead of two points to close out the game and come away with well deserved and well earned points. Final score 2-9 to 4-1. Great credit to all the girls involved especially the hard working midfield players Rosin McGrath and Aoife Power. With the preliminary games over its now down to serious end of the competition with the semi finals up next and they will finely balanced. Best of luck to our team management and girls. Team. Shania Dowling, Leann Ryan, Hazel Shanahan, Derbhile Fitzgearld, Sarah McDermott, Orla Burke, Laura Grace, Aoife Power , Rosin McGrath(0-2), ,Emma Cronin, Sarah Everard (1-5,2f), Cora Maher, Jenny Everard, Caroline Quirke (1-0), Megan Shanahan,(0-2) . Replacements, Ciara Ryan. Sinead Cosgrave.

Week of 19th October 2014

Our second minor team played Holycross in Monroe under lights last Monday night. The girls produced a heart warming display that ended with a late surge to overtake Holycross and claim a well deserved victory. Moyle Rovers enjoyed plenty of possession in the first half but were unable to convert this to scores. A Sarah O’Dwyer penalty, three points from Chloe Boland and a Rowena Dowling point helped us to 1-5 to 1-2 lead at halftime. Holycross were quick out of traps in the second half and drew level with a goal. They went in front with by two points. Rachael Timlin had a goal to put us back in front. Holycross then scored a goal and a point to regain the lead. With time almost up were behind by one point when Aine Fitzgearld hit a super goal to put us in the lead and the same player and Chloe Boland followed up with well taken points to seal a great win. This was a very lively and entertaining game as both sides were evenly balanced and gave full commitment in search of victory. Great credit to Moyle Rovers who were probably on average two years younger than their counterparts, what they lacked in physical size they certainly made up for  in skill, commitment and work rate. On the night we had heroes all over the field as they refused to concede and the tide turned in their favour as the game was ending. Final score Moyle Rovers 3-8 to Holycross 3-4. Team: Rachael Delahunty,  Sophie Delaney, Sarah O’Dwyer(1-0), Abbie Kiely, Eimer O’Donoghue, Amy Norris, Cathy O’Dwyer Louise Norris(0-1), Bronagh McGrath, Rachael Timlin (1-0),Chloe Boland (0-4),Aine Fitzgearld,(1-1) Rowena Dowling(0-1), Emma Moore Kelly(0-1),Kellie Ryan ,Aileen Ryan. The A minor team were in action on Sunday against Brian Borus in Clogheen. The strong wind was in our favour in the first half. Aoife Power opened the scoring with a well taken point following a great run at the Brian Borus defence. From here on it was a fairly even game with Moyle Rovers leading at half time by 0-8 to 0-4, playing with the advantage of a strong wind. Sarah Everard with two frees and Megan Shanahan with three nice points from play and Rosin McGrath with a point. The second half started well for Moyle Rovers Sarah Everard had two points from play, Aoife Power added another and then we had a well taken goal by Caroline Quirke. Brian Borus had some scores to keep in striking distance. Evrena Everard then had a goal and point and we were seven points ahead and ten minutes to play. It looked like we were home and hosed but helped by the strong wind Brian Borus fought back with a goal and two points to narrow the gap. Moyle Rovers held out to win by 2-11 to 1-11. This was a very competitive and high quality game of football. Both sides have very good players and can look forward to the closing stages of the championship with ambitions. Team: Kristy Crotty Ryan, Leann Ryan, Hazel Shanahan, Derbhile Fitzgearld, Sarah McDermott, Orla Burke, Laura Grace, Aoife Power (0-2), Rosin McGrath(0-1),Megan Shanahan,(0-3) Sarah Everard (0-4,2f),Emma Cronin, Jenny Everard ,Caroline Quirke (1-0),Evrena Everard (1-1).Replacements Cora Maher, Ciara Ryan.

Week of 12th October 2014

The Minors got their A championship off the ground on Sunday with a home game against Cahir. This “Old firm” clash lived up to its expectation and we were treated to another top class competitive football game. Our girls had a very good start and a Caroline Quirke goal about five minutes in had us in firmly in the driving seat. We continued to create and convert good chances to maintain a cushion of a few points lead through the first half. Jenny Everard had a well taken goal before half time and we went to the break deservedly in the lead by 2-7 to 0-8. We were very unlucky to be denied another Caroline Quirke goal soon after the restart but it was deemed a square ball. This handed the initiative to Cahir, now with the advantage of the breeze, they soon found their stride with a string of unanswered points to draw level and then go in front for the first time in the game. They extended their lead to five points but great credit to our girls they refused to surrender and fought back with well worked hard earned scores. A third goal from Evrena Everard left a point in it. Both sides played all out in search of victory. We had some chances but were unlucky on the day to lose by a solitary point. There was top class football from both sides and great credit to our girls for forcing themselves back into the game and kept up the high intensity work rate right to the final whistle. They can be very proud of their performance. Final Score Moyle Rovers 3-12 Cahir 2-16. Team; Kristy Crotty Ryan, Leann Ryan, Hazel Shanahan, Derbhile Fitzgearld, Sarah McDermott, Orla Burke, Laura Grace, Aoife Power, Rosin McGrath(0-2),Megan Shanahan,(0-1) Sarah Everard (0-7,2f),Cora Maher (0-1),Jenny Everard (1-0),Caroline Quirke (1-0),Evrena Everard (1-1), Sub Emma Cronin. Tipperary County Board are holding a 40th year celebration dinner in the Horse and Jockey on the 18th October when former All Ireland winning players from 1974/75 will be honoured and last year’s all Ireland Intermediate team will be presented with their medals. We congratulate all our Club representatives involved. Moyle Rovers Ladies football club would also like to congratulate Aisling Moloney on being selected 2014 Munster LGFA Young player of the year. This is a great honour for Aisling and we salute her great achievement.

Week of 5th October 2014

The minors got their championship off to a winning start on Saturday evening with a comprehensive win over slievenamon in the C Competition. The management team are to be complemented on entering two teams into the Minor championship to accommodate as many girls as possible with games. This was a12 aside game and meant plenty of running and hard work from our players. This they did with great energy and enthusiasm. Caroline Quirke set the tone with an early goal and Moyle Rovers established superiority all over the field and went on to establish a commanding lead at halftime. The result was never in doubt as Moyle Rovers ran out emphatic winners by 4-20 to 1-1.Team ;Rachael Delahunty, Amy Norris, Sarah O’Dwyer, Abbie Kiely, Rachael Timlin (1-1),Chloe Boland (0-1),Jenny Everard, Kristy Crotty Ryan ,Emma Cronin (0-2 1f),Rachael Browne (0-1),Bronagh McGrath(1-3),Caroline Quirke (1-8),Rowena Dowling(0-1),, Cathy O’Dwyer(0-1),Kellie Ryan (0-2),Louise Norris. The A Competition was due to be played also on Saturday but Aherlow were unable to field a team. The U12 girls finished off their season in great style on Sunday last with the finals of an in-house tournament between the U12s and U10s. On a desperately wet and windy evening 36 girls showed up to take part in what proved to be two very exciting games, with all girls eager to conquer their team mates and win the coveted prizes of cup and shield. In the end all four teams showed excellent ability and demonstrated well the skills they had learned throughout the year. It was great to see such a large turnout and we hope that they will all return when training starts up again in 2015. Many thanks to all the coaches and mentors, in particular, Keith Delahunty, Kevin O'Connor, Andrew Tynan, Tom Moylan and Sharon O'Connor for all their efforts throughout the year. 

Week of 21st September 2014

Our junior team were beaten in the county final played in Boherlahan last Saturday. There was no fairy tale ending this time as we were overtaken by a stronger and superior Thurles team in the last quarter of the game. Thurles had a dream start when they scored a goal after just two minutes. Credit to our girls they regained their composure and scored four unanswered points, Cora Maher leading the way with two from play, to go into the lead. Thurles then responded with another goal. After this we had the better of play but missed a number of chances. We were very unlucky when Evrena Everard was through on goal to be denied by a fine save from the Thurles keeper. Just before half time Thurles added their third goal. Each time we established superiority and scores Thurles hit back with a goal which neutralised our hard work. The half time score was Thurles 3-2 to Moyle Rovers 0-7. Against the breeze in the second half we made a number of changes at half time. Cora Maher came to centerfield to partner Liza Corcoran. Derbhile Fitzgearld went to Centre back. Evrena Everard out on the wing with Orla Burke going to Centre forward. On the restart we swapped points then Thurles extended their lead to six. We then had a goal from Orla Burke to leave three points between the sides and hopes for our girls to kick on and overtake Thurles. However when things looked to be going our way two high quality goals from Sarah McKevitt of Thurles, midway through the second half, effectively put the game out of our reach. We battled bravely and showed great commitment to try and cut the deficit but Thurles were now in winning mode and two further goals put the game beyond doubt. Evrena Everard converted a late penalty to leave the final score Thurles Sarsfields 7-8 to Moyle Rovers 2-9. Team: Claire Moore, Maebh Corr, Danni Delahunty, Ciara Ryan, Sinead Cosgrave, Orla Burke (1-0), Aoife Cosgrave, Lisa Corcoran, Derbhile Fitzgearld Cora Maher (0-2), Sinead Kenrick (0-1), Bronagh McGrath, Evrena Everard (1-1), Orla Ryan (0-1), Rita McGrath (0-4,4f) Subs, Fiona Keating, Rachael Delahunty, Jenny Everard. Sinead Heffernan, Sarah O’Dwyer Panel: Rowena Dowling, Jean O’Connor, Caroline Quirke, Leanne Ryan, Michelle McMeel. Nothing was lost in defeat as our girls gave their all and this young team will certainly have their day. On behalf of the club and team we thank the management team of Sean Brosnan, Marie Mulcahy, Eamonn Power, Irene Codd, Paddy Kenrick and Catherine Delahunty for their great dedication and commitment through the year. The minor championship is the last reaming competition of the year and best of luck to the minor team and their managements the serious preparations begin. On Wednesday last our U 14s played host to Thurles Sarsfields in the knock out stages in the summer league. We had to give way to a strong and determined Thurles performance and bowed out of the competition. Many thanks to Seamus Norris, Liam Cronin and Cheryl Moore for all their work with the girls this year. Team: Aoife Mc Entaggart, Clare O'Dwyer, Amy Norris, Michelle Cronin, Eve Ryan, Emma Cronin, Karen Meehan, Louise Norris, Sophie Delaney, Ellen Buckley, Cathy O'Dwyer, Áine Fitzgerald, Kelly Ryan, Emma Moore Kelly, Sarah O'Connor, Lizzy Ryan. Our Congratulations and good wishes for a happy life together to Anthony Burke and Maria Ahearne who were married recently.

Week of 14th September 2014

The Juniors had a hard fought and hard earned victory in the County semi final against Gortnahoe played in Gortnahoe, last Sunday evening. In a very tense finish  we overturned a four point deficit to qualify for the county final due to be played this week end. Moyle Rovers had the better of the opening quarter but a lot of hard won possession did not convert to scores and we waited until twelve   minutes for the first score of the game, a well taken point by Cora Maher. Moyle Rovers then added three further points to lead by 0-4 to no score and things were going nicely our way. Gortnahoe then began to establish control of the game and levelled with four points before extending their lead with a goal and a point. With half time approaching Moyle Rovers had a well taken goal from Evrena Everard to bring them back into game and just two points down at half time 1-6 to 1-4. Derbhile Fitzgearld was introduced at half time and Derbhile made a big impact on proceeding, winning vital possession and followed by strong running from centerfield. The momentum however was still with Gortnahoe and both sides traded scores as the second half unfolded. With ten minutes to go it was Gortnahoe in the lead by four points. From here our girls dug deep and ground out the scores for a grandstand victory. Jenny Everard had a goal to bring us right back into the game. All the girls raised their intensity and commitment and were not leaving without the win. Their determination and courage has to be praised and saluted as we pushed on with further points to win by 2-12 to 1-11. The game was a tough physical encounter and our girls played themselves to a standstill especially in the last quarter when the need was greatest. This was a great victory for heart and determination and never say die attitude. We wish them all the best in the final. Team: Claire Moore, Maebh Corr, Danni Delahunty, Ciara Ryan, Sinead Cosgrave ,Orla Burke ,Aoife Cosgrave, Cora Maher (0-1), Lisa Corcoran, Sinead Kenrick (0-1), Bronagh McGrath, Sinead Heffernan (0-1f),Orla Ryan (0-2), Evrena Everard (1-2),Rita McGrath (0-4,3f) Subs, Rachael Delahunty Derbhile Fitzgearld, Jenny Everard (1-1). Rowena Dowling, Jean O’Connor, Sarah O’Dwyer.

Week of 31st August 2014

An out of sorts senior team played Cappawhite last Wednesday evening in Monroe in the senior championship. This was a one sided victory for Cappawhite who probably had the greater incentive for the win as this would give them a place in this year’s county final having already beaten Brian Borus. We lost Caoimhe Bowles early on to injury and this seemed to unsettle our efforts. Cappawhite started with great intent and kicked some smart points followed by a goal on fifteen minutes to leave the score 1-5 to nil. Moyle Rovers then had their opening score a point from Shauna Ryan. Two good goal chances were spurned which might have pulled us back into the game. The half time score was 1-7 to 0-1. A more committed and improved second half  did not however realise the scores that maybe were deserved  and the full time score of 2-12 to 0-2 reflected Cappawhite’s superiority on the night and a very flat Moyle Rovers performance. We now play Brian Borus in the county semi final on Monday evening (September 1st). This was a below par performance, the team maybe   still suffering the aftershock of the ice bucket challenge. We allowed Cappawhite into an early lead and were unable to make inroads on the scoreboard during the game .We know they are capable of so much better and the best of luck to all involved in  the knockout game on Monday evening. Hearty congratulations to Tipperary Under 16 team who captured the All Ireland B title in Nenagh last Sunday. They defeated Laois by 3-16 to 2-6. In a closely contested opening quarter very little separated the sides but Tipperary then established a grip on the game and kept up the pressure with the wind to lead by thirteen points at half time. Tipp kept up the intensity in the second half to effectively close out the game. Our club had seven players on the Tipperary panel and this was a fantastic achievement for these girls, their families and our club. We congratulate them on winning the coveted All Ireland medal. Our “magnificent seven” were: Claire Moore, Shania Dowling, Orla Burke, Derbhile Fitzgearld, Michelle McMeel, Kristy Crotty Ryan and Evrena Everard. Congratulations also to club man Paddy McMeel who was a selector for Tipperary and put in a lot of hard work and commitment over the last year in an effort to land the title. Another local connection Aidan Bradshaw was team physio and was wonderful in getting some of the injured players right for the day. The Under 12 girls have had a very busy summer with plenty of league matches and blitzes. Many of the girls are also taking part in the U12 County Academy. Their most recent league match was Thursday last against St. Pats in Cloneen and the girls acquitted themselves very well with the game ending in a draw at 1-4 to 2-1.

Photo attached and names as follows: Back Rachel O'Connor; Mia Duggan; Emma Bates; Riona O'Sullivan; Sorcha O'Brien; Lauren Hurley; Grace Quinn, Grainne McEntagert; Doireann O'Sullivan; Ellie Devaney; Ava Collins Front: Tara McGrath; Dearbhla McDonagh; Lucy Holohan; Claire Moylan; Michelle Cronin; Sarah O'Connor; Alana Dowling; Robyn Tynan; Eimear McKeown; Rachel Cooke.

Week of 24th August 2014

Our senior team played Brian Borus last Saturday evening in Monroe. Played in ideal conditions this was an excellent game of football in which both sides are to be commended for their full commitment to the game. Moyle Rovers had a dreadful start and were beaten all over the field. We were ten points down after fifteen minutes, no score registered and prospects looked very bleak. However the girls rallied magnificently for the remainder of the half and went to the break level having scored 1-7 to a single point for Brain Borus. Shauna O’Brien opened the scoring with a point and the same player was involved later to finish the ball to the net after a well worked move down the field. Half time score 1-7 to 2-4. Our supporters had reason to be optimistic about the second half following our great display in the last quarter of the first but it was Brian Borus who again started well and had two points on the board before Elaine Butler responded with a pointed free. From here on very little separated the teams as both sides went in search of scores to give them the advantage. In the end Brian Borus held on to win by three points while Moyle rovers were left to  rue some poor shooting in front of goal. Final score 2-10 to 1-10.We now play Cappawhite on Wednesday evening with a possible county semi final next Saturday. Best of luck to team and management. Team: Rachael Lonergan, Gemma O’Dwyer. Hazel Shanahan, Claire Clancy, Barbara Ryan, Aoife Power, Laura Grace,Rosin McGrath(0-1),Gillian O’Brien (0-2,1f).Caoimhe Bowles, Yvonne Maher, Sarah Everard, Ann Marie McGrath (0-2), Shauna O’Brien (1-1), Elaine Butler (0-4,1f). Substitutes Megan Shanahan, Niamh Foley. Fethard was the venue last Friday for the U14 football team's game in the summer league. As always there is never much between the two sides and we lost by two points at the final whistle. Team: Clare O’Dwyer, Michelle Cronin, Amy Norris, Ellen Buckley, Emma Cronin, Louise Norris, Eve Ryan, Cathy O'Dwyer, Sophie Delaney, Sarah O'Connor, Áine Fitzgerald, Emma Moore Kelly, Kelly Ryan. The county under 12 blitz took place in Bansha last Sunday. Our under 12s reached the plate semi final.

Week of 17th August 2014

The seniors travelled to Duneske on Saturday evening for their opening game of the Championship against Cahir. Cahir forfeited the game in advance and both sides then played a challenge. The game was finely balanced all through with Moyle Rovers getting a deserved one point win in the end. While the game lacked championship intensity it was a useful work out for both sides. Some very nice points were scored by both teams. Team: Kate O’Sullivan, Tina Mulcahy, Hazel Shanahan, Claire Clancy, Laura Grace, Barbara Ryan, Gemma O’Dwyer, Aoife Power, Rosin McGrath (0-1), Sinead Kenrick (0-2), Sarah Everard (0-2), Ann Marie McGrath (0-1), Marie Kelly (0-2), Megan Shanahan (0-2), Elaine Butler (0-2).  Caoimhe Bowles, Rita McGrath, Niamh Foley, Kate Lyne, Final score Moyle rovers 0-13 Cahir 2-6.Tipperary Under 16s travelled to Kinnegad last Sunday to play Monaghan in the all Ireland semi final. Tipperary recorded a very accomplished victory to win by 6-16 to 4-6. Our club was well represented on the field of play with Shania Dowling Orla Burke, Derbhile Fitzgearld, Evrena Everard with Michelle McMeel joining the fray and ready to support were Claire Moore and Kristy Crotty Ryan. These girls now look forward to an all Ireland final against Laois on weekend of 30th August. We wish them all the best in advance. The ladies football Club and the Camogie club express their sympathy to Claire and Niamh Lonergan and the Mocklair Family Ballinlough Lisronagh on the death of Jack Mocklair.

Week of 10th August 2014

Best of luck to Tipperary Under 16s who contest the all Ireland semi Final next Sunday in Kinnegad against Monaghan. We have strong club Representation on the panel as follows: Claire Moore, Orla Burke, Kristy Crotty Ryan, Derbhile Fitzgearld, Michelle McMeel Shania Dowling and Evrena Everard, Also good luck to Selector Paddy McMeel. Tipperary intermediates played Limerick last Saturday in Tipperary Town. Having being beaten by Limerick in the Munster championship earlier Tipperary set out to atone for that heavy defeat.  In the end they they were beaten by two points 3-12 to 2-13. Tipperary started well and the sides were level on 15 minutes. After this Tipp lost their way and Limerick went into a nine point lead before Tipperary hauled them to six at the break with some well taken points. Tipperary tried hard in the second half to catch Limerick and we had an exciting finish as Tipperary created a number match winning chances but Limerick held out to win the day. We had a number of club players on duty on the field of play, Barbara Ryan (Captain), Gillian O’Brien, Gemma O’Dwyer, Sarah Everard, Caoimhe Bowles with Hazel Shanahan and Rosin McGrath being introduced into the game. On the panel also were Lisa Corcoran and Megan Shanahan. This ends Tipperary’s involvement in the championship for 2014 and attention will now turn towards the club competitions where Moyle Rovers will endeavour to win a first ever Senior Club county title and we wish the management and team all the best in the weeks ahead. Winners in the guess the score competitions of weekend July 28th were Eamonn Quirke Ballyvaughan (hurling) and Jack Tynan Jossestown (Football).


Week of 3rd August 2014

The juniors travelled to Grangemockler last Tuesday evening and were rewarded with an impressive victory over St.Pats. Played in ideal summer conditions the Moyle rovers girls asserted their authority on the game and were rewarded with two first half goals from Orla Ryan. Moyle Rovers played a nice brand of fast free flowing football and the Management team can very pleased with the team’s performance on the night. Final score Moyle Rovers 3-12 St.Pats 2-2. Team: Claire Moore Ciara Ryan, Danni Delahunty,Maebh Corr,Sinead Cosgrave,Orla Burke,Aoife Cosgrave, Cora Maher, Lisa Corcoran, Sinead Kenrick,Yvonne Maher(0-2),Niamh Foley(0-4),Rita McGrath,(0-3), Orla Ryan(2-1),Sinead Heffernan(0-1). In addition Fiona Keating, Rachael Lonergan,Evrena Everard (1-0),Jenny Everard, Leanne Ryan, Jean O’Connor Caroline, Quirke, Rowena Dowling, Michelle McMeel. On Wednesday evening the senior team had a very useful workout with a challenge against the county under 16 sides. Moyle rovers came out on top in a good game of football that will have served both sides very well.  The Tipperary Minor team travelled to Crettyayd last Saturday seeking a win in   the All Ireland Minor B final.  The match was played in very wet conditions and the result was a resounding victory for a fabulous Tiipperary team who really turned on the style for the big day to overwhelm Offaly by 7-15 to 1-3. Congratulations to our club Players Sarah Everard, Hazel and Megan Shanahan. For Sarah and Hazel victory was very sweet as they were both contesting their fifth All Ireland final in five years. Having suffered defeat in the previous four finals - 2010 U14, 2011 & 2012 U16, 2013 Intermediate, this is a well deserved medal. Both girls were involved in the action on the day and acquitted themselves very well. For Megan this is her second All Ireland medal having won U14 in 2011.Our many Club mentors and coaches who helped theses girls over many years to develop their skills and football game can also share in the victory knowing that their contributions have helped our girls achieve All Ireland glory. On behalf of the girls they are thanked for their help and guidance over the years. Best of luck to Tipperary intermediates, and our club representatives,  who face Limerick this Saturday in Tipperary town. U14 Tipperary Ladies Football Blitz. On Sunday August 3rd Cahir hosted an all county U14 ladies football blitz at11am which was organised by the county development officer. Moyle Rovers were drawn in the group with St Pat's, Brian Borus and Clonmel Commercials. Our group games were 10 minutes a side with a three minute interval. St Pat's were our first opponents and we won on the scoreline of 3-6 to 0-3. Scorers Emma Cronin 1-1, Sophie Delaney 1-2, Áine Fitzgerald 1-0, Louise Norris 0-2, Leah Mc Garry 0-1. Our next game was against Brian Borus and we won 6-3 to 1-5. Scorers Emma Cronin 2-1, Áine Fitzgerald 2-1, Louise Norris 1-0, Sophie Delaney 1-0, Leah Mc Garry 0-1. Our final group game was against our near neighbours Clonmel Commercials. Our girls got off to a slow start and five or six foot saves by the Commercials keeper saw us behind at half time 2-3 to 0-2. Our girls showed more grit and determination in the second half but in these short games there was too much to do and we lost by 3-4 to 1-6. Scorers Emma Cronin 0-5, Michelle Cronin 1-0, Louise Norris 0-1. Two wins from three games saw us qualify for the Shield semi-final against Cahir. This was tight affair with Cahir getting off to a better start getting a goal. Emma Cronin soon equalised with a rasper to the back of the net shortly afterwards followed by another point. Good team work from Robyn Tynan set Sophie Delaney up for a well taken point. Áine Fitzgerald finished off the second half with a goal to see the half-time score 2-2 to 1-2. Our defence of Hannah Mallekote, Amy Norris and Michelle Cronin stood solid and kept a clean sheet for the rest of the game. Áine Fitzgerald got a hat trick in the second half. The game finished on the scoreline 5-5 to 1-3. Scorers Áine Fitzgerald 4-1,Emma Cronin 1-2, Sophie Delaney 0-2. Brian Borus awaited us in the Shield Final. Borus opened the scoring by getting a point in the opening minute. Defensive play from Eve Ryan saw us advance up the field and Emma Cronin take her point. Brian Borus replied with a point. Good combination play in the forward line from Robyn Tynan set Sophie Delaney up for a point. Emma Cronin finished off the second half for us with a converted free to leave the half time score 2-1 to 1-2. All was to play for in the second half where the girls had to draw on all their reserves for the final half. Sophie Delaney got a lovely point and Brian Borus fought back with a goal and a point. Long relieving kick outs from our goalie Hannah Mallekote fed the forward line and Emma Cronin hit the back of the net shortly followed by two goals from Áine Fitzgerald. Our dogged defence held firm in particular determined Michelle Cronin and Louise Norris were solid throughout. There was great relief and delight when the referee blew the full time whistle and we had won our first piece of silverware which was accepted by team captain Áine Fitzgerald on behalf of the team and team management of Séamus Norris and Liam Cronin. Well done girls. Photo attached .

Team: Hannah Mallekote, Eve Ryan, Amy Norris, Michelle Cronin, Louise Norris, Emma Cronin, Leah Mc Garry, Áine Fitzgerald, Sophie Delaney and Robyn Tynan.


Week of 27th July 2014

The juniors travelled to Cappawhite Monday 21st and were beaten by a stronger home side. On Tuesday night, 29th they continue their Championship with an away game against St.Pats. A number of our under 12 girls attended a very successful County development academy held in Duneske last Saturday. The day was an outstanding success. Congratulations to Tipperary Intermediates who defeated Wicklow in the opening round of the All Ireland qualifiers. Winning by 1-114 to 1-11 they now progress to play Limerick in the next round. Club players Barbara Ryan, Gemma O’Dwyer, Niamh Lonergan, Gillian O’Brien Elaine Butler, Sarah Everard, Lisa Corcoran, Hazel and Megan Shanahan are all members of the Tipperary Panel. Best of luck to Tipperary minors who contest the All Ireland final this Saturday in Crettyyard against Offaly.


Week of 20th July 2014

U 16s win Mary and Molly Tournament. Well done to our Under 16s who brought home the Mary and Molly cup as Tournament winners last Saturday in Abbeyside. Seven teams competed for the trophy which commemorates the memories of Mary and Molly Cusack of Abbeyside Ladies Football club. Our day began with an opening game against Bride Rovers of Cork. We won this game 1-4 to 0-1. Next up were Ballymacarbery and again our girls were victorious, holding the opposition scoreless while our girls scored 2-2. The final Group game was against Dungarvan and we were behind at half time but asserted control in the second half and emerged victorious by 1-5 to 0-3. As group winners we met Abbeyside in the semi final .We had a comfortable win to advance us to the final against neighbours Fethard who has also had an unbeaten run to the final. Played in a fantastic competitive and sporting manner Fethard had the upper hand in the opening exchanges. Our girls fought very hard and were duly rewarded when a deceptive shot wound up in the net. This goal settled Moyle Rovers and we went on to win 1-4 to 0-1. Just reward for our girls who worked hard and played honestly in every game of the tournament and were the only team to return home unbeaten during the course of a thoroughly enjoyable day. Captain Shania Dowling accepted the Cup on behalf of a very tired but extremely happy team. Our Thanks to Abbeyside Ladies Football club and the Cusack and Walsh families who organised the Tournament. Thanks to all who supported us on the day. Well done to team management of, Rachael Lonergan, Miriam Maher Andrew Dowling Paudie Everard and to Catherine Delahunty who provided First aid. Team; Claire Moore, Rosin Breen, Sarah O’Dwyer, Amy Norris, Chloe Boland, Orla Burke, Emma Cronin, Cora Maher, Shania Dowling (C),Jenny Everard, Kristy Crotty Ryan, Rachael Timlin, Rowena Dowling, Cliona Collins, Rowena Dowling, Cathy O’Dwyer, Louise Norris. (Photo Attached). Well done to all who helped and participated in the Munster under 12 Blitz held in Monroe last Saturday. Congratulations to Tipperary minors who have advanced to an All Ireland final against Offaly due to be played  on Saturday August 2nd. Best of luck to Tipperary Intermediates who play Wicklow in the All Ireland Intermediate championship next Saturday in Birr at 2.00pm. Best of luck to all our club representatives on both teams. The club have a “guess the score competition” in advance of Tipperary Football and Hurling teams in action next week end. €2 per line your support would be appreciated.


Week of 6th July 2014

Our u12 girls were in action  this weekend with a challenge match against the Nire in Ballymacarbury on Sunday. Playing  against the wind in the first half our girls fought valiantly but at  half time  our opposition were ahead. The girls came into their own in the second half with Robyn Tynan scoring two points and Sarah O'Connor's adding another point. Some hard work from our backs and mid field brought the ball up to Dearbhla McDonagh who deftly put the ball in the back of the net. It wasn't enough to put us ahead though and the Nire came out the winners on the day. Team: Eimear Mc Keown, Sophie Tomlin, Grace Quinn, Rachel O'Connor, Grainne McEntagart, Alana Dowling, Michelle Cronin, Claire Moylan, Kate Moore, Sarah O'Connor, Lucy Holohan, Robyn Tynan, Ella O'Keeffe, Dearbhla McDonagh, Ellie Devaney, Emma Bates


Week of 29th June 2014

As runners up in the Feile final we qualified for theU14 Munster Regional Feile Blitz 2014 inaugural competition which was hosted in Caherline GAA, Co Limerick. We were drawn in a group with Mungret / St Paul's and Wolfetones. We had an early start and our first game was against Mungret/ St Pauls's. They were first to score and a cracking save shortly after by Eimear Mc Keown kept their lead to a minimum until Emma Moore Kelly equalised with an excellent pass from Robyn Tynan. Points were exchanged by both teams as Emma Cronin expertly converted a free. A Louise Norris' point saw us lead at halftime by a point. At the start of the second half, we got off to a bad start as a high ball lobbed our keeper's head to the back of the net. Emma Cronin soon negated the score when Áine Fitzgerald passed her a ball which Emma drove to the back of the goal. Kelly Ryan also raised a green flag with a well taken score. This was to be our last score as Mungret /St Pauls' fought back and won by two points. Final score Moyle Rovers 2-3 to Mungret / St Paul's 3-2.Our next game saw us line out against Woltetones. In this game our girls' combination play saw excellent scores from Emma Moore Kelly (4-9), Kelly Ryan (1-1), Sophie Delaney (1-0), Robyn Tynan (0-1). Final Score Moyle Rovers 6-11 Wolfetones 2-1. This win meant we now qualified for the Shield Final against the Banner girls. Our girls' character was to be tested in this game as we went a goal and a point down before Emma Moore Kelly converted a free. We were dealt another blow with a goal against us. Emma Moore Kelly put over a free before half-time to leave the half-time score 0-2 to 2-1 against us. Our girls came out for the second half more determined than ever. Having conceded a goal early on to leave eight points between the two sides, the writing looked to be on the wall for us. Our defence of Grace Quinn, Amy Norris and Michelle Cronin brought the ball out of defence time and time again. Leah Mc Garry and Lizzy Ryan made vital interceptions to feed the hard working midfield pairing of Sophie Delaney and Louise Norris. Our girls dug deep and two goals in quick succession from Emma Cronin and Áine Fitzgerald lifted the team as we now were back in contention. Lizzy Ryan, Aoife Mc Entaggart and Sarah O' Connor continued their work rate in the forward line. Emma Cronin, who defended and attacked as required, only had one thing on her mind as she headed for the goal and struck the ball to the back of the net to equalise. What a finish by our girls! The girls had to draw on all their reserves to play two extra five minutes halves. Once again, Eimear Mc Keown made saves to keep a clean sheet for the first half ably assisted by Claire Moylan who made a great defensive block to stop a certain goal. Amy Norris with her long kicks relieved the pressure at the back. We led at half time by a point from Emma Moore Kelly. In the second half, we kept up the work rate but the energy sapping heat and only a limited panel available on the day began to tell and in the dying moments two goals saw our dream of bringing home the silverware fade. A stop for refreshments on the way home was indeed welcome after a long day. Our girls again showed their heart, drive and commitment to give of their best and are to be commended for how they conducted themselves during the tournament. Many thanks to the parents and supporters who travelled to Limerick and special thanks to Liam Cronin, Cheryl Moore and Séamus Norris who have worked with these girls all year. Panel: Eimear Mc Keown, Grace Quinn, Amy Norris, Michelle Cronin, Claire Moylan, Emma Cronin, Sarah O’Connor, Leah Mc Garry, Louise Norris, Sophie Delaney, Lizzy Ryan, Áine Fitzgerald, Aoife McEntaggart, Emma Moore Kelly, Kelly Ryan and Robyn Tynan. (Photo attached) . Tipperary Intermediates opened their Munster championship campaign against Limerick last Saturday with six Moyle Rovers girls on the starting team. Conceding six goals in the first twenty minutes provided the uphill battle that Tipperary bravely fought for the reminder of the game. Our players Gemma O’Dwyer, Barbara Ryan (Captain),Gillian O'Brien Niamh Lonergan, Sarah Everard and Elaine Butler gave their all for the cause and be rightly proud of their efforts. Final score 6-13 to 1-13.The club had a very pleasant function in the Halfway last Saturday evening. The occassion was to make a presentation to Kay Lyons in recognition of her many years service to club as Treasurer. Kay gave the club great service and support over many years and was warmly praised for her contribution to Moyle Rovers ladies football club.


Week of 15th June 2014

U12 Football - Our U12 girls kicked off their championship 
Thursday June 5th, playing away to Clonmel Commercials in what was a dry but windy evening. We had a slow start and our defence found themselves under pressure with Commercials earning a lead of 1-3 before a great team effort by Grace Quinn, Claire Moylan and Michelle Cronin drove the ball down to a waiting Sarah O'Connor who passed deftly to Ellie Devaney who popped in into the net to score our first goal. This left us four points down at half time. In the second half Mia Duggan and Lauren Hurley played valiantly in mid field while Triona Ryan put two more goals in the net. Eimear McKeown made some great saves but the final score was 4-6 to 3-0. Last week we put two more matches under our belt, playing Clerihan last Wednesday and Boherlahan on Sunday. Although we were defeated on both occasions we acquitted ourselves well and showed great character, gaining valuable experience from each game. Panel: Eimear McKeown, Rachel Cooke, Grace Quinn, Alana Dowling, Mia Duggan, Michelle Cronin, Claire Moylan, Sarah O'Connor, Lauren Hurley, Emma Bates, Robyn Tynan, Ella O'Keeffe, Triona Ryan, Ellie Devaney, Dearbhla McDonagh, Lucy Holohan, Kate Moore, Rona O'Sullivan, Grainne McEntaggart, Orlaith Breen. Sorcha O'Brien,Roise Flaherty, Tara McGrath, Sophie Timlin, Rachel O'Connor, Clara Weight, Nicole Fee, Doireann O'Sullivan, Ava Collins, Niamh Kennedy.

Week of 4th May 2014
The U16s had an easy and very comprehensive win over Cappawhite in the county semi last Sunday.In  a one sided game our girls ranout comprehensive  winners.We awiat the winners of Aherlow and Cahir. The U14 competition for Féile 2014 took place on Easter Bank Holiday Monday in Bansha. Six teams participated and we were in a group with Fethard and Clonmel Commercials with the top team from each group to qualify for the final. Fethard provided our first opposition and we were two points down before Cathy O'Dwyer got our first point. This was followed by points from Emma Moore-Kelly, Áine Fitzgerald and Amy Mulcahy which saw us win by two points. We faced our near neighbours Commercials in the next game. We got off to a great start with goals from Emma Moore-Kelly and Lizzy Ryan. Commercials replied with two goals and a point which saw us behind by a point at halftime. Our girls took to the field with great determination in the second half where Emma Moore-Kelly got a point followed by a goal from Lizzy Ryan. Emma Cronin converted a free and Áine Fitzgerald followed with a point. Emma Moore- Kelly and Sophie Delaney took their goal opportunities well. This qualified us for the final against Thurles. Our girls started magnificently in the first half and there was great flow to their play starting with Kelly Ryan in goal who made great saves throughout the day. She was ably assisted by the full back line of Hannah Mallekoote, Amy Norris and a determined Michelle Cronin. Clare O' Dwyer, Eve Ryan and Ellen Buckley worked hard throughout. Emma Cronin commanded the centre with Louise Norris and Áine Fitzgerald making surging runs. We led at half time 1-2 to 1-1 with points from Emma Moore-Kelly and Áine Fitzgerald and a goal from Leah Mc Garry. Thurles came out of the traps with great intensity in the second half and scored a goal and three points without reply. Emma Moore-Kelly settled us again with a goal. Amy Mulcahy showed her pace on the wing and set Aine Fitzgerald up for a point. Thurles answered with two more goals and two points. Our girls never gave up and we finished our scoring with Áine Fitzgerald popping over a point. Our girls had given their all and the dream of going to Féile was over. This year there is a new dimension to Féile as the runners up qualify for a regional Féile tournament on Saturday June 28th. Panel: Kelly Ryan, Hannah Mallekoote, Amy Norris, Michelle Cronin, Clare O'Dwyer, Louise Norris, Emma Cronin, Sophie Delaney, Cathy O' Dwyer, Áine Fitzgerald, Leah Mc Garry, Lizzy Ryan, Amy Mulcahy, Emma Moore-Kelly, Eve Ryan, Ellen Buckley, Niamh Kennedy, Aoife Mc Entaggart, Lucy Houlihan.Sarah O’Connor (Inj).

Week of 27th April 2014
The U14 competition for Féile 2014 took place on Easter Bank Holiday Monday in Bansha. Six teams participated and we were in a group with Fethard and Clonmel Commercials with the top team from each group to qualify for the final. Fethard provided our first opposition and we were two points down before Cathy O'Dwyer got our first point. This was followed by points from Emma Moore-Kelly, Áine Fitzgerald and Amy Mulcahy which saw us win by two points. We faced our near neighbours Commercials in the next game. We got off to a great start with goals from Emma Moore-Kelly and Lizzy Ryan. Commercials replied with two goals and a point which saw us behind by a point at halftime. Our girls took to the field with great determination in the second half where Emma Moore-Kelly got a point followed by a goal from Lizzy Ryan. Emma Cronin converted a free and Áine Fitzgerald followed with a point. Emma Moore- Kelly and Sophie Delaney took their goal opportunities well. This qualified us for the final against Thurles. Our girls started magnificently in the first half and there was great flow to their play starting with Kelly Ryan in goal who made great saves throughout the day. She was ably assisted by the full back line of Hannah Mallekoote, Amy Norris and a determined Michelle Cronin. Clare O' Dwyer, Eve Ryan and Ellen Buckley worked hard throughout. Emma Cronin commanded the centre with Louise Norris and Áine Fitzgerald making surging runs. We led at half time 1-2 to 1-1 with points from Emma Moore-Kelly and Áine Fitzgerald and a goal from Leah Mc Garry. Thurles came out of the traps with great intensity in the second half and scored a goal and three points without reply. Emma Moore-Kelly settled us again with a goal. Amy Mulcahy showed her pace on the wing and set Aine Fitzgerald up for a point. Thurles answered with two more goals and two points. Our girls never gave up and we finished our scoring with Áine Fitzgerald popping over a point. Our girls had given their all and the dream of going to Féile was over. This year there is a new dimension to Féile as the runners up qualify for a regional Féile tournament on Saturday June 28th. Panel: Kelly Ryan, Hannah Mallekoote, Amy Norris, Michelle Cronin, Clare O'Dwyer, Louise Norris, Emma Cronin, Sophie Delaney, Cathy O' Dwyer, Áine Fitzgerald, Leah Mc Garry, Lizzy Ryan, Amy Mulcahy, Emma Moore-Kelly, Eve Ryan, Ellen Buckley, Niamh Kennedy, Aoife Mc Entaggart, Lucy Houlihan.Sarah O’Connor (Inj).The under 16 semi final is now fixed for Monroe Next Sunday at 11.30 am. Our U14 footballers travelled to Lattin to play the next round of the championship on Sunday April 27th. We got off to a slow start conceding two goals and a point before Emma Moore Kelly registered our first score. We were down at half time 3-2 to 0-3. Our girls came out all guns blazing in the second half and Aoife, Hannah, Amy and brave Michelle defended strongly. Clare, Amy and Cathy left no room for the Lattin forwards. Our midfield of Aine and Louise set up many attacks. Emma Cronin who covered great ground got in on the scoring action and got a well deserved goal and point. Our forwards of Leah, Sarah and Emma worked well together. Lady luck did not shine on us on the day and many scoring chances went wide but the girls kept up their intensity to the end and are to be commended. Final score 3-4 to 1-7. Team: Aoife Mac Entaggart, Hannah Mallekooote, Amy Norris, Michelle Cronin, Clare O'Dwyer, Emma Cronin (1-1), Eve Ryan, Louise Norris, Áine Fitzgerald, Eve Ryan, Cathy O'Dwyer, Lizzy Ryan, Leah Mac Garry (0-1), Emma Moore Kelly (0-5, 0-2 f) Sarah O' Connor. Best wishes to Sophie Delaney for a speedy recovery from injury.  The Under 16 county Semi Final vs. Cappawhite is fixed for next Sunday at 11.30 in Monroe.Best of luck to all involved. Congratulations to Tipperary Under 16 team and management who won the Munster B final in great style last Saturday evening in Cahir. Limerick were completely outclassed in a one sided final that showed the strength of the Tipperary outfit. Moyle Rovers had six girls on the winning panel, Shania Dowling, Derbhile Fitzgearld, Evrena Everard, Kristy Crotty Ryan, Orla Burke and Michelle McMeel. We congratulate our girls on winning Munster medals. Congratulations also to clubman Paddy McMeel who was a member of the management team. Best of luck to Amy and Louise Norris, Aine Fitzgearld and Emma Cronin who are members of the Tipperary under 14 team who play Clare next week end in the Munster C final. Best of luck also to Edmund Burke, Manager and Frances Ryan, Selector.Tipperary Minors contest the Munster A final vs. Cork next week end also. Good luck to our girls Hazel and Megan Shanahan and Sarah Everard. Tipperary Intermediates had a difficult day out last Sunday, being overwhelmed in the league semi final against Armagh. A number of our girls were involved in the action. This ends Tipperary’s involvement in the League.

Week of 20th April 2014
The under 14s played Cahir last Monday evening away and secured a well deserved win. The first half was close with the halftime score 1-4 to 1-1 in favour of Moyle Rovers. Our girls turned on the style in the second half and ran out comfortable winners 5-12 to 2-2. Scorers: Emma Moore Kelly 2-4, Aine Fitzgerald 1-6, Emma Cronin 1-0, Karen Meehan 1-0, Sophie Delaney 0-1, Cathy O'Dwyer 0-1.The under 16s play their county semi final vs Cappawhite next Sunday in Monroe at 6.00pm.Best of luck to all involved. Tipperary 16s had a resounding victory over Clare last Wednesday to qualify them for a Munster Final vs. Limerick to be played next Saturday in Hospital Co. Limerick. Level at half time Tipperary turned up the pressure in the second half and Clare could not live them after this. Final score 7-19 to 4-4. We had Shania Dowling, Derbhile Fitzgerald and Evrena Everard on the starting team and they were joined in the game by Orla Burke and Kristy Crotty Ryan. All our girls acquitted themselves very well. Remaining panellist Michelle McMeel was out through illness. Tipperary Minors had a fantastic win over Kerry last Saturday in sun drenched Bansha. Very much underdogs for this game the Tipp ladies played a confident and impressive game to win by 2-16 to 1-10. On the team were Hazel Shanahan and Sarah Everard who both played very well. Megan Shanahan is also on the panel. The next game is this Wednesday evening against Limerick at a Tipperary venue. The Tipperary Intermediate team travel to St.Peregrines Park, Blanchardstown, Dublin to play Armagh in the league semi final Sunday April 27th at 2.00pm. We   have Gillian O’Brien, Niamh Lonergan and Barbara Ryan (captain).Best of luck to all involved. Reminder to all that all players will have to be registered for the playing season or they will not be allowed play. We are holding a special registration night Friday April 25th at 7.30 at which we will complete registrations for 2014.

Week of 13th April 2014
The seniors played their second league match last Sunday morning in Monroe. Cahir were the opposition and the Moyle Rovers emerged worthy winners by 3-5 to 0-4. The opening exchanges were fairly even as both sides had good scoring chances which they failed convert. Moyle Rovers had the opening score from a Niamh Lonergan point. Moyle rovers then settled and began to convert their chances. They went into a commanding lead of 3-2 to 0-2 at half time.  This was a good performance from the team who worked hard all over the field to secure the win. Credit to the backs and midfield who took on their opposite numbers and carried the ball well up the field to create scoring chances which were well taken by the forwards. Team: Rachael Lonergan, Hazel Shanahan, Tina Mulcahy, Claire Clancy, Gemma O’Dwyer, Aoife Power, Niamh Foley, Barbara Ryan, Niamh Lonergan (0-1),Rosin McGrath, Sarah Everard(1-0), Ann Marie McGrath (1-2),Rita McGrath, Megan Shanahan, Laura Grace (1-0). Liza Corcoran, Yvonne Maher (0-1), Caroline Quirke, Nicola Lyons, Aisling O’Dwyer (0-1). The Under 14s opened their championship campaign against last year’s under 12 county A champions Aherlow. This game was played in Monroe last Monday evening and we had an entertaining game of very good football. The first half was very evenly matched with excellent score taking on both sides. The teams were level at halftime on 2-4 apiece and it was all to play for in the second half. It was Aherlow who got the scores while Moyle Rovers missed some chances that would have kept them in contention. Eventually Aherlow got the upper hand and they maintained their grip on the game to win by 6-7 to 2-5.Team: Aoife McEntaggart, Leah McGarry, Amy Norris, Michelle Cronin, Claire O’Dwyer, Hannah Mallode, Karen Meehan, Louise Norris, Emma Cronin(0-1),Aine Fitzgerald (1-3),Cathy O’Dwyer(1-0),Sophie Delaney, Eve Ryan, Emma Moore Kelly(0-1),Sarah O’Connor. Ellen Buckley, Lizzy Ryan, Shauna Fee, Kellie Ryan, Erin Mitten. Our U12s took part in a County Blitz which was held in Monroeon Saturday last. We fielded two teams (Thanks to camogie who adjusted their fixture). Each team played five games with the emphasis being on skills development and of course fun! Well done to Edmund Burke, our county and club development officer, who organised this large and very successful blitz. The under 16s are scheduled to play the county semi final Sunday April 27th at home against Cappawhite. The Tipperary under 16s play Clare this Wednesday at 3.00pm in Lattin. A win will qualify them for the Munster Final. Tipperary under 14s play the Munster C final on May 3rd. Tipperary minors open their championship against  Kerry away on April 19th and Tipperary intermediates play their league Semi final on April 26th.We have strong club representation on all teams and wish all involved the very best of luck. Reminder to all that all players will have to be registered for the playing season or they will not be allowed play. We are holding a special registration night Friday April 25th at 7.30 at which we will complete registrations for 2014.

Week of 6th April 2014
Our u12s played a challenge match against Fethard in Monroe last Thursday night. This was their first match of 2014. We had a very big panel but all girls got to play. The game ended in a draw which was a fair result. There was great effort from all concerned. Our under 14s are due to open their championship this Thursday night against Aherlow. Hopefully good things to report next week. The senior team had a very useful challenge game against Clashmore last Saturday evening in Monroe, Our girls ran out comfortable winners. Well done to Tipperary under 16 team who defeated Limerick in their opening Championship game last Sunday in Bansha. Four of our girls, Shania Dowling, Derbhile Fitzgearld, Evrena Everard and Kristy Crotty Ryan started the game and were joined later by Orla Burke and Michelle McMeel. All the girls showed great commitment and played extremely well. The match was a close affair with Tipperary pulling ahead in the end to win by 6-14 to 3-9. Tipperary were captained on the day by Evrena Everard. Well done also to our clubman Paddy McMeel who is a selector. Next up are Clare where a victory would ensure a Munster Final place. Reminder to all that all players will have to be registered for the playing season or they will not be allowed play. We are holding a special registration night Friday April 25th at 7.30 at which we will complete registrations for 2014.

Week of 30th March 2014
It was a proud day for Moyle Rovers ladies Football as our Club Player Barbara Ryan led out the Tipperary Intermediate team to take on Longford in a crucial league game for both sides. The pitch was in immaculate condition and looked extremely well thanks to the great work of Pat O’Connor. The day held fine and we were entertained to a fast lively competitive game of ladies Football. Tipperary came away with a well deserved win which should see them qualify for a league semi final. Well done and thanks to all involved in making it a very successful day for club and county.

Week of 23rd March 2014
The Under 16s had a very good win over Cahir in their final group game at Monroe last Sunday morning. We led by 3-6 to 0-4 at half time and by 6-10 to 4-11 in the end. Having topped our group we now await the semi final which will be a home venue.
Our seniors played their opening game of the league against Brian Borus in Clogheen last Sunday morning. This proved a difficult encounter for our girls and they were well beaten by the home opposition.
The Under 14s open their championship next Sunday against Cahir in Cahir at 4.00pm. All the best to the girls who have prepared very well.
Well done to Loreto Clonmel on winning the Munster Junior B Ladies Football final last Thursday in Bansha, beating St. Flannan’s of Ennis by  5-14 to 3-7.
Tipperary Intermediates host Longford next Sunday in Monroe. Moyle Rovers player Barbara Ryan is the Tipperary Captain and the Monroe fixture is recognition of the great honour bestowed on our club. We hope as many as possible will turn out to cheer on the Blue and Gold.

Week of 16th March 2014
Last week was a quiet one on the club scene. There is plenty of action scheduled for this weekend. The Under 16s are due to play Cahir at home this weekend in the final group game to decide semi final pairings. The seniors kick off their league campaign with an away game against Brian Borus on Sunday at 3pm. Best of luck to both teams and managements. The Under 14s had a very useful workout in a challenge game against Rathgormack last Sunday. On the county scene the Tipperary under 14 team suffered a one point defeat to Clare in Cashel Saturday. The team now contest the All Ireland C competition.
Both the Ladies Football and Camogie club congratulate Andrew and Mairead Dowling on their marriage last Friday. Andrew and Mairead have always been great supporters of Moyle Rovers Ladies Football and Camogie teams over the years and we wish them all the best for long life and happiness.

Week of 23rd February 2014
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 McMeel, 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.

Week 9th February 2014
The draw for the Under16 championship has been made. Moyle Rovers are in the A group with Cahir,Aherlow and Cappawhite. The opening game is away to Aherlow scheduled for the weekend of February 23rd.Our remaing games are at home. Best of luck to the team and management.

                                        New Club Chairman Pat Fahey made a presentation to Tommie Campbell
                                               on becoming new Chairman of County Tipperary Ladies Football

                County U12 "A" Ladies Football Champions 2011 at their presentation of medal in Monroe