On Sunday night last, Commercials were crowned South Senior Champions when they defeated Kilsheelan by nine points on a scoreline of 1-12 to 0-6 in Monroe. Having opened well and playing with the aid of a stiff breeze, Commercials led by 4 points to nil, thanks to scores from points from Ian Fahey, Michael Quinlivan and two from Ian Barnes. Commercials dominated proceedings in the opening 20 minutes and but for some poor shooting and shot selections, should have been further ahead. At half-time we lead 0-4 to 0-3.
A blistering opening 10 minutes by Commercials put this game beyond reach for Kilsheelan. With Michael Quinlivan now operating at centre forward and Colman Kennedy gone nearer the goals, Commercials had a better shape in their attack. Ian Barnes pointed twice in the opening two minutes and further points from Quinlivan and Richie Carroll saw Commercials lead by five points just seven minutes after the restart. Colman Kennedy then struck the decisive goal following great work from Ian Fahey, John Harney and Richie Carroll.
Donal Lynch at full-back was a tower of strength all through the match and was ably assisted by Kevin Fahey and Jamie Peters. Ian Fahey turned in a superb performance at midfield and was duly awarded the “Man of the Match”. In the forwards, John Harney, Richie Carroll, Ian Barnes and Michael Quinlivan stood out.
Scorers: Ian Barnes 0-07 (4F), Colman Kennedy 1-0, Michael Quinlivan 0-2 (1F), Ian Fahey, Niall Kelly and Richie Carroll 0-1 each
Commercials: Evan Comerford, Fergal Condon, Donal Lynch, Kevin Fahey, Jamie Peters, Seamus Kennedy, Luke Moore, Kevin Harney, Ian Fahey, Jason Lonergan, Colman Kennedy, John Harney, Richie Carroll, Michael Quinlivan,Ian Barnes
Subs Used: Paraic Looram, Ciaran O’Connell, Niall Kelly, Alan Lonergan and Conal McCullagh
The intermediates are down to play Grangemockler/Ballyneale next Sunday 8th September at 12.00 noon in Kilsheelan. Th ereferee for the game is Keith O’Brien. The winner of this game will qualify for the South Intermediate championship.
The under 10s took part in the mini games on Sunday evening in Monroe at half time during the South Senior Final against their counter parts from Kilsheelan. A memory that will be treasured by these young players and maybe these two groups of players could be tussling for senior honours in ten years time.
Panels: Luca Dennehy, Oisin Power, Gearoid Daly, Rory O’Dowd, Fergal Gaughran, Rory Maher, James Morris, Ross Slattery, Samuel McGowran, Sam Johnson, Billy Judge, Charlie O’Connor, James Hewitt, Ruairi Leahy, Kian O’Reilly, Shane Ryan, Adam Brannigan, Conor Parker, Oisin Forristal, Paraic Bond, David Traas, Rhys O’Donnell, David Cagney, Sean Cagney.
The latest lotto draw was held in Eldons on Sunday night last after. There was no outright winner but two people matched 3 numbers so received €100 each. The jackpot now stands at €2,200.
Fortnightly tickets are available for €2.
The club would like to extend its sympathies to the Dunphy and Leo family on the sudden death of Peter Dunphy. Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a Anam Dílis.
Our under 13 team travelled to The Ragg last Thursday evening to contest the county semi final. We came up against a very strong Ballingarry team. It was a tough game for our young girls but they lost nothing in defeat as they played their hearts out.
Emma Tobin has to be commended for her brave work in the goalmouth where the defence of Clare O’Dwyer, Amy Norris and Sarah Clarke battled hard all through.
The half back line of Yasmin Quirke, Louise Norris and Sophie Delaney constantly chased and put pressure on the Ballingarry forwards.
Áine Fitzgerald played a captain’s role in midfield along with Emma Cronin who covered great ground.
Karen Meehan, Ellen Buckley and Erin Mitten played their part when introduced in the second half.
Emer Ryan got the second half off to a great start with a well taken goal.
The half-forwards of Leah Mc Garry and Sarah Hickey were constantly challenging and supplying the full forward line with ball.
The full forward line had to give way to a physically bigger full back line from Ballingarry. Despite this Caitriona Phelan and Sarah O’Connor were not deterred!
Our other under 11 members on the panel Michelle Cronin, Sorcha O’Brien and Alanna Dowling are to be commended as they played their part too in this campaign and we look forward to watching them play for another two years at this grade.
This team has given us great enjoyment and have shown great spirit throughout to get to this stage of the competition. The team deserve great credit for their performances in reaching a county semi-final.
Thanks to John Ryan, Karen Fitzgerald and Anne Mc Garry who have worked with these girls. The support from parents and Pat O’Connor, who always has the pitch in top condition for our home games, is also appreciated.
Team: Emma Tobin, Clare O’Dwyer, Amy Norris, Karen Meehan, Yasmin Quirke, Louise Norris, Sophie Delaney, Áine Fitzgerald, Emma Cronin, Sarah Clarke, Leah Mc Garry, Sarah Hickey, Emer Ryan, Caitriona Phelan, Sarah O’Connor, Erin Mitten, Ellen Buckley, Sorcha O’Brien, Michelle Cronin, Alanna Dowling
Best of luck to Tipperary Intermediates next Saturday in Semple Stadium as they take on Fermanagh in the All Ireland semi final. The game throws in at 2.15 and all under 16s free
Best of luck to Manager Sean O’Donovan, selector Kay Lyons and our club representatives Gillian O’Brien, Niamh Lonergan, Barbara Ryan, Katie Lyne, Hazel Shanahan and Sarah Everard.
Our minor hurlers took on Mulliinahone in our third game of the South championship and were alway in control in this game. They ran out convincing winners on a final scoreline Moyle Rovers 6-23 Mullinahone 2-15.
BUSY WEEKEND IN MONROE
On Saturday last Monroe was one of the venues for the U16 All Ireland Hurling Tournament.
Thank you to venue co-ordinator Marie O’Connor, also to all the ladies making sandwiches and tea all day and to all who help out with the staging of the event.
A special thanks also to go to our younger helpers. The boys who were working as linesmen and umpires: Dara Ryan, Conor Bates, Darragh O’Connor, Aaron O’Connor and Tommy Morrissey. And finally to our programme sellers Colm McKeown, Cillian Crowe and Sean Hackett.
On Sunday evening Monroe was the venue for the South Senior Football Final between Clonmel Commercials and Kilsheelan/Kilcash. Thank you to all stewards on duty on Sunday evening. Congratulations to Clonmel Commercials on winning this year’s South Senior Football title.
DAVID BOLAND ANNUAL BLITZ
The annual U8 David Boland tournament in aid of Crumlin Children’s Hospital will be held on Saturday 7th September in Monroe starting at 11.00. All donations greatfully accepted on the day
Well done boys
Well done to both Stephen Quirke and David Robert who were on the Tipperary team who reached the final of the All-Ireland under 16 ‘A’ championship only tolose out to Kilkenny in the decider played in Clonmel on Saturday last.
Well done also Morgan Irwin and Tadgh Fitzgerald who were on the ‘B’ panel.
DRAW THE JOKER
Draw results for 1st September.
Fergus Dower, c/o Barne Lodge €100; Lorna and Luke Ryan c/o S. Delahunty €50; John Phelan c/o Halfway €50; Neilie Hall, c/o Fethard Electrical €25.
This week’s jackpot now stands at €9,250.
Lotto results from Monday Night. Numbers drawn: 6-7-9-21. No jackpot winner and two ‘Match 3s’: Anne Hallihan and Laura Barrett.
BACK IN ACTION
It was quiet enough on the playing fields for the juveniles last week but our U12A hurlers are back in action on Wednesday night in their re-scheduled South Championship group game against St. Marys. We await details of an U16 fixture.
JUNIOR FOOTBALLERS WIN
The JFB footballers recorded a very good win against Cahir on 24th August to maintain our 100% record after four games in the South Championship. We lead by 0-4 to 0-2 at half time thanks to some stout defending, and good forward play - though also assisted by some wayward shooting by our opponents.
Cahir had the perfect start to the second half when they got in for a goal within 30 seconds of the restart. They followed this up with a point to go two ahead. However points from Terry Kearns and Jonathan Donoghue drew us level, and a Richie Crowe goal put us back in front. Further points from Jonathan Donoghue and Paul Cagney extended our lead to four, but Cahir finished strongly and when the final whistle went, we were in front by a score of 1-9 to 1-8.
It was a very good team performance in the absence of a number of regulars and the victory was deserved on the balance of play. Kevin McGrath did very well in his first game since 2010, and we are putting together a strong panel.
Team: Cianan O’ Sullivan, Shane Fehilly, Aidan Fox, Darren Boland, Kevin McGrath, David Peters, Ivan McMenamin, Eric Smith, Darren Burns, Richie Crowe, Terry Kearns, Peter Kelleher, Paul Cagney, Jonathan Donoghue, Gino Lonergan, Noel O’ Connell, Stephen Aylward, Barry Hanley, Martin Boland, Andrius Kvedaravicius.
WELL DONE CIARAN
Congratulations to Ciarán Barrett and his South Tipp team mates on their victory in the Munster U15 tournament on Saturday. Ciarán is already a fine player and is an example to his club mates.
Well done also to the Clonmel Og members of the U12 Development Squad that travelled to Galway on 1st September. Caitlin McVicker, Leah Hickey, Emma Murphy, Erin Ryan, Katie O’Meara and Aine Grace all represented their club and families with great distinction. Emma, Erin and Caitlin were part of the victorious Div 3 winning team after defeating Galway B in the final. Congratulations to all and to Tommy Murphy who was a part of the selection team
UNDER 21 TRAINING
U21 hurling training continues on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Numbers have been good, and we also have welcomed back a few old faces.
CORRECT DECISION MADE
Finally, the CCC has decided not to proceed with a senior football relegation match between Clonmel Og and Fethard. This was the correct decision and credit where it’s due. It was a difficult year for us; we adopted a new playing system and these things take time to implement and perfect. We played well in all our matches but the results did not reflect the hard work put in or the quality of our play. However, these things happen and we are already looking forward to the 2014 campaign. Hats off to the playing squad and the management team of Mark Gregory, Stephen Aylward and John Crotty.
Our U/14s were narrowly beaten by Carrick Swans in the South final in Cloneen on Thursday last. A tremendous effort was put in by all and we just came up short after an epic battle in extra time. The lads should be complimented for the great effort and hopefully success for this group will follow in future years. A special word of thanks to the mentors and the parents for their support throughout.
In the ongoing South Championship our lads had a convincing win against Kilsheelan Gaels in Monroe last Wednesday. Our next match in the round robin series is against local rivals Moyle Rovers. The match is due to take place in Ned Hall Park, Clonmel this Wednesday evening, September 4th, at 6.15 pm. All support would be really appreciated.
Tipperary hosted the All Ireland series for U/15s and 16s last weekend, and St. Mary’s was well represented. Ross Peters lined out for the Tipperary U/16 A’s, and they were narrowly beaten by Kilkenny in the final. Matt Barlow proudly captained the Tipperary U/16 B team, and both Gavin Ryan and Kyle Peters played with the Tipperary U/15 A team. Well done to all four in their ambassadorial role in representing their county and their club. The future is bright!
The lads had a nice win against Ballybacon/Grange in Goatenbridge last week in the South Championship. Their next match will have taken place against Killenaule by the time you read this.
Under 12 Group 1 Hurling
Our under 12s will take on Cahir in the Duneske Centre, Cahir next Saturday at 12 noon. Best of luck to all.
The numbers drawn in the joint St. Mary’s/Commercials club lotto last Sunday were 8, 10, 11, 27. The jackpot was €2000 but, sadly, remains elusive! However, both Donal Kennedy and Anne O’Dwyer had three numbers each, and share €200 between them! Peter Egan wins the sellers prize.
Well done to our sister club, Commercials, on winning the South Senior Football Championship on Sunday last. Some of our Intermediates were part of the victorious team, including Feargal Condon, Seamus Kennedy, the Lonergan brothers, Alan and Jason, Luke Moore, Ciaran O’Connell and Jamie Peters. Well Done to all, and I hope I haven’t left anybody out!
The club extends its sympathy to the family of the late Michael Kiely, Cherrymount who died last week. Michael’s grandson, Conor, plays with St. Mary’s.
May he rest in peace.
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