Young supporters from New Inn at the recent GAA finals of the County Community Games. Back row: Kate Fitzgerald and Emily Mason. Front row: Helena McCoy, Eliza Hogan and Ellie Fitzgerald.
The Tipperary county finals of Aldi/Bus Eireann Community Games GAA events took place in Holycross on Monday, August 22.
The first final was the U10 mixed football between existing champions Newport v New Inn-Knockgraffon. This was a very good game between two very talented young teams. Newport retained their title after many exciting moments with New Inn who lost nothing in defeat to a very strong team with two years’ experience under their belt.
All of the New Inn players had wonderful games on their way to county decider. It is a great achievement to reach to county final and they will have benefited from the experience. Their parish are so proud of them bringing silver medals back to the village of New Inn and look forward to seeing them back in action next year.
New Inn: Theo O’Dwyer, Fionn O’Dwyer, Conor Mason, Billy Heaney, Cormac Durkan, Philip McCoy, Lorcan Kelly. Killian Brophy, Joseph Heenan, Conor Hogan, Richard Fitzgerald, Sarah Flynn, Shay Boland
Mentors: Kevin Heaney, Stephen Mason, Gerry Hogan, Martin Boland, Anna Heenan and Anita O’Dwyer.
The second final was the U11 hurling decider which turned out to be the match of the season between Mullinahone and Roscrea. The two teams were so evenly matched it was nip and tuck all the way. The teams were level with 10 minutes to go.
Spectators were glued to a nail biting finish which resulted in 3-7 to 2-8 a two point win for Mullinahone to become county champions.
They were presented with the Michael England Shield by Micheal England , Roscrea. Michael was an officer of Community Games for many years and his wife Kitty a former county secretary. His family now carry on the tradition with his grandchildren competing in many events.
County Under 10 Football Champions Mullinahone with mentors.
Back row, from left to right: PJ O’Halloran, Richard Cahill, John Murphy, Des O Mahoney, Eoin Kelly, John O’Grady.
Middle row: Patrick O’Brien, Peter Morrissey, Michael Luttrell, Lewis Ahmed, Patrick Hickey, Harry Vaughan, Jack O’Meara, Jack Murphy. Front row: David O’Mahoney, Cathal Maguire, Conal Kelly, Tom Cahill Capt, Cillian Maher, Cillian Croke.
Mullinahone: Tom Cahill, Captain, Patrick O’Brien, Peter Morrissey, Michael Luttrell, Lewis Ahmed, Patrick Hickey, Harry Vaughan, Jack O’Meara, Jack Murphy, David O’Mahoney, Cathal Maguire, Conal Kelly, Cillian Maher, Cillian Croke Mentors PJ O’Halloran, Richard Cahill, John Murphy, Des O’Mahoney, Eoin Kelly, John O’Grady.
Mullinahone will represent Tipperary at the Munster Finals in Carlow on September 10.
Both finals were refereed by Fergal Horgan. Many thanks to Fergal who is always so supportive of the games.
The third final was the u14 Camogie decider between Boherlahan-Dualla and Holycross and resulted in another title for the reigning champions Boherlahan who once again displayed their skill and stamina in overcoming their near neighbours.
Silver medalists Holycross also had a good game barely missing the net on a couple of occasions. They all enjoyed themselves which is what it is all about.
Thanks to Jason Lyons referee.
Boherlahan: Jayden Carroll, Nessa Dwan, Evanne Gleeson, Leah Hickey, Abbie Horgan, Saoirse Maher, Sarah Meehan, Gabrielle Morrissey, Sophie Moynihan, Sarah Murphy, Aoife O’Donnell, Clodagh O’Dwyer, Abbie Phelan, Grace Power, Brid Quirke, Nicole Tarrent. Manager Seamus Hickey.
Holycross: Amy Lee, Rosie Kennedy, Marilouise Costello, Louise Doyle, Caoimhe Ryan, Sarah Gleeson, Sasha O’Keeffe Aine Browne, Stella Carr, Hannah Molloy (captain), Sinead O’Dwyer, Tara Ryan, Katie Flanagan.
Pitch & Putt
It was a very exciting afternoon at the County finals in Templemore on Wednesday, August 22. Spectators were treated to an excellent display of skill and accuracy by these talented boys in a very close competition which resulted in a play off for Gold.
Final Result Gold Hugo Cloughjordan, Silver Charlie Cloughjordan, Bronze Oisin, Newport, Pewter Stephen, Newport.
Thank you to Holycross and Templemore for use of their facilities. To the volunteers at both venues who are vital in organising the events.
National Finals of Arts & Cultural Events took place in Carlow last weekend. Results of same will be published next week.
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