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Fr. Tom Marley - A proud Armaghman whose memory will live with us

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Moyle Rovers

Late Fr. Tom Marley

Fr. Tom Marley, a member of the Rosminian community in Ferryhouse for many years, passed to his eternal reward recently. During the 1970s, the proud Armaghman played senior and junior football with Moyle Rovers. Though slight in stature he was a forward of great ability, a doughty competitor, well able to make and take his scores. On completion of his period in Ferryhouse he served on the missions in Tanzania for many years before returning to Ireland as Mission Secretary for the Rosminian Order. He also served for many years in St. Oliver’s Parish in Clonmel.

For those of us who recall Fr. Tom’s involvement with us, we recall a fine human being, a lovely man. His memory will live with us.

May he rest in peace.

Draw The Joker:

Results for 19th May.

John O’Connor, c/o Rathkeevan Hall, €100; Caroline Boland, Lisnatubrid, €50; Eddie Phelan, Mullinarinka, €50; Chris Morrissey, Beechwood Drive, €25.

This week’s Jackpot stand at €5,500.

We gratefully appreciate the continued support of our our patrons towards our weekly lotto. You can play any week for just €2 with a ticket from any of our committee members.


Club condolences go to the Skehan and Purcell families on the recent death of Annie Skehan.

Our mighty minors:

Congratulations to all concerned with the Tipp Minor Footballers on reaching the Munster Final for a third year in a row, a special congrats to Ross, Luke, Danny, Stephen and Shane who are all part of this year’s county panel.

County Board Draw:

The draw has been put back to May 31st. Promoters are doing the rounds and are getting a very positive response.

Break the Ice Disco:

Our next Break The Ice Disco is on Friday 31st. May. All stewards are asked to be in Monroe at 8 pm to organise new traffic arrangements.

Intermediate footballers win:

Our ntermediate football team had a great win over Clonmel Commercials in the South championship. Paudie foley at centre-field was outstanding. Others to shine were county minor Shane Lonergan and Thomas Hill in the forward line while David Conway and Ciaran Lorrigan were best in defence.

Good luck to Tipp seniors:

Best of luck to Tipperary senior footballers who face a huge task when taking on Kerry in Killarney on Sunday. We wish the Moyle Rovers contingent of Peter Acheson, Brian Mulvihill and Alan Campbell the very best.

Ladies Football

The seniors played Cahir in Monroe last Sunday. The game itself was a total mismatch as Cahir could only field 12 players. With a place in the County League final at stake our girls went about their business with purpose and intent. By half-time the game was effectively over as the numerically stronger Moyle Rovers were 3-8 to 0-2 in front.

There was very little to take from this game apart from the important fact that we have qualified for a final against Cahir due to be played the June Bank Holiday weekend.

Later on Sunday evening again in Monroe our under 14s played Brian Borus in their second championship outing. The girls played very well and were comprehensive winners against a strong and physical Brian Borus’s side. Final score 5-10 to 2-4.

Their reaming game is due to be played against Cahir this Tuesday (21st).

The semi-finals are due to play this weekend and the final the following weekend all going well.

The Under 12s opened their championship against Mullinahone in Monroe on Monday 13th. Playing against a strong wind in the first half and unfortunate to concede two early goals the Moyle Rovers girls were up against it. They played on with great determination and although defeated gave everything they could against a strong Mullinahone side.

Moyle Rovers scores came from Sophie Delaney, Sarah O’Connor and Alannah Dowling.

Their next match was away against Thurles. Thurles proved a very strong opposition and our girls were beaten by a stronger team on the night.

The inaugural Post Primary schools Inter-County Blitz was held recently in Rockwell and proved a great success. Congratulations to Loreto Clonmel who won the A competition. Our club was very well represented here. Led by Captain Orla Burke we also had Claire Moore. Chloe Boland, Kristy Crotty Ryan, Derbhile Fitzgearld, Jenny Everard, Rosin Breen, Shania Dowling, Roweena Dowling, Cora Maher, Aileen Ryan, Emma Tobin.


The honour of representing Tipperary ladies football at this year’s Feile in Derry has fallen to Moyle Rovers and we take take this great honour very seriously. The cost of organising a team to travel and stay over almost four days is quite significant. We currently have a very attractive draw with some great prizes and are actively selling tickets to raise much needed funds. Your generous support is appreciated. Tickets are €5. Our host club has been confirmed as Lifford in County Donegal.


Our under 12s play Cahir this Thursday evening in the County semi-final in The Ragg. The match is timed for 7.30 and hopefully we will be well supported. Best of luck to the team and management.


South Football Championship Qualifier

Moyle Rovers 1-6 Ardfinnan 0-6

The U12A team played Ardfinnan in a league match on a windy Monday night in Ardfinnan. Rovers, playing against a strong breeze in the first half, started slowly. Ardfinnan dominated the early minutes of the match and were three points up before Daniel Quigley scored Rover’s opening point. This seemed to wake Rovers up as the entire team lifted their game and thanks to a Cian Walsh goal and points from Brian O’Dea and Brian McKeown, Rovers lead by a point at half time on a score of 1-3 to 0-5. The second half was evenly fought with goal chances at both ends. Rovers can be grateful to Aidan Lonergan in goal for making a couple of fine saves and Josh Power, who normally plays up front, played very well in the full back line in place of the injured Harry Phelan. Brian O’Dea also had an excellent game at midfield. Rovers came out on top with a final score of 1-6 to 0-6 thanks to second half points from Ciaran Casey (2) and Conor Og Ryan.

Rovers remain undefeated in the South this season as they face into the final league stage game against Clonmel Commercials.

U6’s Training continues every Saturday morning 10am to 11am. Football and Hurling on Alternative Weeks. Any queries contact 087-2436856

U8’s Training every Tuesday night at 7-8pm and Friday night at 7-8pm

U10’s Training on Tuesday 7-8pm (Football) and Friday 7-8pm (hurling) both in Purcell’s Field.

U12’s Training Monday 7-8pm, Thursday 7-8pm. See Moyle Rovers website for recent match reports.

U14’s See Moyle Rovers website for recent Match reports.

U16’s Training Monday at 7.45.

Any queries regarding Juvenile Club, contact Eileen @ 086 344 2895.

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