Inaugural U-16 Holycross Tournament a Huge Success

Superb Day of Hurling in Holycross

Superb Day of Hurling in Holycross

The inaugural Holycross Ballycahill under 16 7 a-side hurling tournament on Saturday last proved a huge success, with teams from all four divisions providing a feast of fast flowing hurling for over five hours. Under warm sunshine, both pitches at St. Michael’s GAA grounds were abuzz with action all afternoon, with skilful attacking hurling the order of the day.

Promoted by Andy Ryan, Dinny maher and their Tipperary Gamrs Development colleagues, and organised by the local Holycross Ballycahill club, the open draw in the John Doyle Centre at noon threw up some mouthwatering groups before the action got underway. In Group 1, honours were very even and despite some beautiful point scoring by a smooth striking Silvermines outfit, Dúrlas Óg, Holycross Ballycahill and Moycarkey Borris finished deadlocked at the top, but scoring averages saw the local team advancing to the semi finals with Moycarkey qualifying for a quarter final spot.

Meanwhile in Group 2, a real North South battle had emerged, with top class games involving Borrisoleigh, Carrick Swans, Killenaule coached by John O’ Dwyer and Ken Dunne and Denis Kelly’s Toomevara advanced to the semis with Carrick Swans skilful outfit taking second place to claim a quarter final spot.

See this weeks Tipperary Star for full report.