TIPPERARY MINOR CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL
Ned Hall Park Clonmel was the venue for the Tipperary Ladies Football Minor A County Final on Sunday last as the 2012 champions Cahir looked to retain their title against Moyle Rovers. Despite the blustery conditions, this game promised to be an exciting one and it lived up to the billing from the moment referee Derek O’Mahoney threw in the ball. Cahir settled well with Kirsty Downey scoring a goal within ninety seconds of the throw in. Moyle Rovers responded well to the early set-back with points from Sarah Everard (2) and Megan Shanahan (free) to bring the sides level after eight minutes. In the following minutes Cahir’s Aisling Moloney would score two points with Niamh Brennan responding with a single point. In the seventeenth minute Moyle Rovers would take lead by two points when Niamh Brennan lobbed the ball over the Cahir goalkeeper’s head into the back of the net. Moyle Rovers were now on top as Sarah Everard and Niamh Brennan added further points before Roisin McGrath would find the back of the Cahir net to put Moyle Rovers in to a comfortable lead of seven points. Roisin Howard, Cahir narrowed this by a goal and a point in the last five minutes of the first half so their deficit at half time was just three points – 2-6 to 2-3
Cahir started the second half well with Aisling McCarthy and Roisin Howard adding points before Roisin would score her second goal to give Cahir back the lead. Moyle Rovers were quick to reply when Everena Everard tapped a short ball into the back of the net. Cahir did not let this deter them and in the ninth minute they took back the lead when Aoife Corcoran lobbed the ball into the net. This time they did not let Moyle Rovers back into the game and held them scoreless for the next five minutes while they added a further four points to their own scoreline increasing the gap by six points before Moyle Rovers would manage to find the posts with a Megan Shanahan point. Both teams scored another point each before the referee blew the final whistle declaring Cahir Minor A Champions again for the second year in a row. Cahir 4-10 Moyle Rovers 3-8
Cahir Team: Niamh Murphy; Kirsty Arbuckle, Emma Buckley, Roisin Costigan; Carol Casey, Megan Burke, Lorna McEniry (Captain); Aisling McCarthy (0-3, 0-2 frees), Aoife Corcoran (1-0); Grainne Quirke, Aisling Moloney (0-2, 0-1 free), Katie Farrell; Dervla Buckley, Roisin Howard (2-3), Lauren Noonan
Subs: Keely Halpin, Aoife O’Donnell, Roisin McCarthy, Rachel O’Donnell, Kailee Burke, Shauna Burke, Lauren Fitzgerald, Kirsty Downey (1-2), Emma Corcoran
Moyle Rovers Team: Rachael Delahunty; Sarah McDermott, Hazel Shanahan, Ciara Ryan; Aoife Power, Shania Dowling, Gemma O’Dwyer (Captain); Roisin McGrath (1-0), Derbhile Fitzgerald; Laura Grace, Sarah Everard (0-3), Everena Everard (1-0); Niamh Brennan (1-2), Megan Shanahan (0-3, 0-2 frees), Caroline Quirke
Subs: Claire Moore, Orla Ryan, Aoife Cosgrove, Danni Di Ruzza, Sinead Kenrick, Leanne Ryan, Abbie Kiely, Sinead Cosgrove, Ruth O’Dwyer, Bronagh McGrath, Emma Cronin, Michelle McMeel.
2014 COACHING TUTOR TRAINING
The Ladies Gaelic Football Association are delighted to announce details of our 2014 Coaching Tutor Training Programme. There are two coaching tutor positions available and full details on the position and how to apply are available on www.tipperaryladiesfootball.ie
2014 GAELIC4GIRLS PROGRAMME
Gaelic4girls is a nationwide programme offered by the Ladies Gaelic Football Association to clubs for girls aged between 8 and 12. It is now open and receiving applications from clubs who would like to be part of the 2014 programme. For further details and application forms check out www.tipperaryladiesfootball.ie
MUNSTER POST PRIMARY COMPETITIONS
Coláiste Dun Iascaigh, Cahir defeated St. Mary’s, Macroom in the Senior A Cup Semi Final last Wednesday on a scoreline of Colaiste dun Iascaigh, Cahir 3-7 St Marys Macroom 2-7. They now look forward to the Final in January.
St Anne’s (Tipperary) are looking forward to a Senior D Plate Final in the New Year after they beat Coláiste Craoibhin, Fermoy. Their Junior D team will play a Semi Final in the Junior D Cup Competition.
Scoil Mhuire Carrick overcame St. Brigid’s, Killarney in the Junior C Cup Semi Final on Thursday last. They will play Ardscoil na Deise in the Final on the weekend of February 1st/2nd.
Rockwell College departed from the Munster Post Primary Competition this week. They had entered in the Junior D Cup and Senior D Cup and drew Tarbert Comprehensive in both competitions.
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