Moyle Rovers under 21s bow out of football championship

Moyle Rovers

Moyle Rovers

Under 21s bow out:

Our under 21 footballers’ campaign came to an end on Saturday afternoon last with defeat to Ardfinnan at Ned Hall Park on a scoreline of 0-14 to 0-9.

We were always going to be up against it facing a strong Ardfinnan side and our cause wasn’t helped by a few late injuries before the game. We battled bravely and even led by 0-6 to 0-5 at half-time. Ten minutes into the second half we were still 9-7 ahead. However, Ardfinnan grew in strength and took control in the final quarter as a young Rovers side tired. In the last 20 minutes we failed to score while Ardfinnan added seven points.

On the day we had some good performances from Eoin O’Connor, Michael Delahunty, Rian Clancy, Craig Condon and scorer-in-chief Liam Boland who accounted for eight of our nine scores. Therein lay our biggest problem on the day.

Moyle Rovers lined out as follows: James Cahill, David Mulcahy, Eoin O’Connor, Michael Delahunty, Luke Boland, Ross Mulcahy, Rian Clancy, Philip Quirke, Craig Condon, Shane Lonergan, Liam Boland, Aidan McGrath, Conor Conneally, Padraig Keating, Rian Boland. Subs: Kevin O’Donnell, Shane Norris.

Sincere thanks to Robbie Boland, Edmund Burke and Brian Mulvihill for their great efforts with the panel.

Premier Division:

Our Premier Division side defeated Aherlow Gaels in horrible weather conditions on Sunday by 1-3 to 0-3. A goal by Jack Lonergan two minutes from time, followed by a great save from Ian Browne secured the win.

Minor League:

The Minor League game against Clonmel Commercials was called off due to weather conditions.

Minor Championship:

Our South Minor Football Championship campaign is scheduled to begin on this coming Saturday, 16th March with Kilsheelan/Kilcash our opponents. The game will take place in Fethard at 3pm.

A trip to the Big Apple?

An all-county table quiz in association with Moyle Rovers will take place in the Halfway House, Rathronan, on this Friday night, 15th March starting at 9 o’clock sharp. The star prize for the county champions is a weekend for four in New York. Entry for a table of four is j40. The quizmaster is Fran Curry of Tipp FM.

Ladies Football:

The U16s got their championship off to a tremendous winning start last Sunday. Played in very difficult weather conditions our girls played with courage and great commitment and overcame the challenge of Mullinahone. From the throw-in Moyle Rovers went about their task with purpose and fought hard for every ball and opportunity. They were soon rewarded with some well-taken scores. The backs defended very well and midfield were on top to supply plenty of scoring chances to our lively forwards.

Our panel on the day was: Rachael Delahunty, Ciara O’Loughlin, Sarah McDermott (1-0), Derbhile Fitzgearld, Shania Dowling, Aoife Power, Clionadh Collins, Michelle McMeel, Andrea Hyland, Lorraine Williams (1-1), Evrena Everard, Megan Shanahan,(1-2), Eimear O’Donoghue (2-1), Bronagh McGrath (1-0), Chelsea Holden, Chloe Boland (2-0), Jenny Everard, Rowena Dowling, Sarah O’Dwyer.

Training for under 7s at 12.00pm every Saturday. New players always welcome, so why not bring your daughter along and give them an opportunity to experience one of the greatest field games in the world.


Outdoor Training returned to Monroe last Friday evening after the winter lay-off. The clash of hurleys clashing was a welcome sound heralding the return to longer evenings and hopefully finer weather.

Training for Under 8s, 10s, 12s indoor at 5.30 pm every Friday evening. Under 14s and 16s and over outdoors at 6.00pm. All welcome.

Draw the Joker:

Results for 10th March.

Congratulations to Gerds Morris, Ballyvaughan who won the Jackpot of €8,300.

Runners up prizewinners were: Tom Lorrigan, Ballyvaughan, €50; Declan Whyte, Tannersrath, €50; Gerard Purcell, Kilmore, €25.

This week’s Jackpot €3,000.

Tipp win in Ennis:

Well done to Tippeary senior footballers on their win over Clare in Ennis on Saturday afternoon last. Clubman Peter Acheson started in the half-forward line and scored a point in the 1-13 to 0-10 win.


U6 Training: Saturday morning from 10am to 11am (Indoor). Football and Hurling on alternative weeks. Contact 087 2436856. Please remember to complete your Player Profile for the Moyle Rovers website.

U8 Training: Tuesday 7pm to 8pm (Indoor) – Friday 6.30pm to 7.30pm (Indoor)

U10 Training: Wednesday 6.30pm to 7.30pm (Indoor - Football) – Friday 7.30pm to 8.30pm (Indoor - hurling)

U12 Training: U12 County Championship matches have started so this will have an impact on Training schedules. Text messages will confirm times.

Well done to the U12A team following a great victory against Carrick Swan on the 8th March.. See Moyle Rovers website for the Match Report.

U16 Training: Wednesday 7.45pm.

First County Championship match will take place on Monday 18th March. Text messages will confirm time.