AIB Tipperary West Junior A Football Championship

Arravale Rovers too strong for Cappawhite in West Tipp

Ambush at Solohead

Arravale Rovers too strong for Cappawhite in West Tipp

Darren Lowry (Arravale Rovers) about to be challenged by Ross Dunne (Cappawhite) when the sides met in the AIB Tipperary West Junior ‘A’ Football Championship at Solohead on Friday evening last.

AIB TIPPERARY West Junior A Football Championship


Arravale Rovers comfortably saw off the challenge of Cappawhite in this AIB Tipperary West Junior A Football championship encounter on Friday evening in Solohead.

Arravale Rovers were quickest out of the blocks and lead 1-3 to 0-1 after eleven minutes of play through points from Stephen Quinn, Brian Jones and Andy Lacey with Quinn raising their first green flag.

Gerard Ryan P opened the Cappawhite account.

The next ten minutes of the game saw Cappawhite come more into it taking the game to Arravale Rovers reducing the gap to two points at stages. Arravale Rovers were leading 1-4 to 0-5 after twenty minutes.

The pick of the Cappawhite scores were well taken points by William Barry and Jerry O’Neill.

Willie Barry (Cappawhite) fires off an effort at a point as Richie Lohan (Arravale Rovers) attempts to block during the AIB Tipperary West Junior ‘A’ Football Championship game played at Solohead.

Arravale Rovers always looked more comfortable in possession and had the ability to really drive on. James Hogan (free) and Brian Jones tagged on points before Michael Ryan was set free to grab home their second goal. Pakie Bourke then grabbed a third goal just before the break as Arravale lead 3-7 to 0-6 before the interval.

Arravale Rovers continued their good form as the second half resumed and added further points from James Hogan (play and sideline) before Stephen Quinn struck for his second and Arravale Rovers fourth goal. Jerry O’Neill got Cappawhite off the mark in the second half with a pointed free but they struggled to add to this.

Arravale added further points from Darren Lowry, Stephen Quinn, Pakie Bourke, Brian Jones and Cian Ryan as they comfortably lead before David Buckley scored a late consolation goal for Cappawhite. Arravale Rovers running out winners 4-15 to 1-8. 

Arravale Rovers: Nicky Cummins, Gerard O’Dwyer, John Hayes, Richie Lohan, Michael Ryan (1-0), Darren Lowry (0-1), Karl Lowy, Cian Ryan (0-2), James Hogan (0-3, (0-1f)), Brian Jones (0-4, (0-1f)), Andy Lacey (0-1), Fergus Halligan, Cormac Roche, Pakie Bourke (1-2), Stephen Quinn (2-2)

Subs Used: Darren O’Dwyer, Conor Leahy, Mark O’Brien, Michael Sharpe, Jordan Doyle.

Cappawhite: Declan Costello, Thomas Coughlan, Michael Buckley, Noel Ryan, Paddy Julian, Eoghan Ryan, Donagh Heffernan, Kevin Mullins, John McGrath, William Barry (0-2), Ross Dunne, David Buckley (1-0), Gerard Ryan P (0-1), Jerry O’Neill (0-4, (0-2f)), Eanna HeffernanSubs Used: Tom Treacy, Thomas Costello, Fionn Brady (0-1), Eanna Heffernan

Referee: Seanie Peters (Aherlow)