Another three-team play-off required in Tipperary - this time in the intermediate football championship

Brian McDonnell


Brian McDonnell


Another three-team play-off required in Tipperary - this time in the intermediate football championship

While the eyes of the Tipperary GAA fans have been trained on the dramatic three-team play-off between Thurles Sarsfields, Upperchurch-Drombane and Drom & Inch in the Tipperary Water County Senior Hurling Championship it has now emerged that another three-team play-off is required in the Premier County - this time in the Tipperary Water County Intermediate Football Championship.

Loughmore-Castleiney beat Moycarkey-Borris 1-14 to 0-4 on Tuesday night, September 11th meaning that Loughmore-Castleiney, Moyle Rovers and Moyne-Templetuohy all finished level on four points in the group. Unfortunately, scoring difference cannot be employed to determine the final group placings since Moycarkey-Borris presented Moyle Rovers with a walkover earlier in the competition.

So, a three-way play-off is required to settle group two and will feature a contest between Moyle Rovers, Moyne-Templetuohy and Loughmore-Castleiney during the coming weeks with the top two sides progressing to the quarter-finals.

On Saturday Moyle Rovers beat Moyne-Templetuohy by eight points (4-9 to 1-10). Moyle Rovers completed the group stage on four points alongside Moyne-Templetuohy and Loughmore-Castleiney. Moycarkey-Borris finished bottom of the group on zero.

Moycarkey-Borris 0-8 Moyne-Templetuohy 1-7
Loughmore-Castleiney 0-14 Moyle Rovers 1-6
Moyne-Templetuohy 2-12 Loughmore 1-9
Moyle Rovers w/o Moycarkey-Borris scr
Moyle Rovers 4-9 Moyne-Templetuohy 1-10
Moycarkey-Borris 0-4 Loughmore-Castleiney 1-14

Six of the eight quarter-finalists are now known in the Tipperary Water County Intermediate Football Championship - Grangemockler-Ballyneale, Borrisokane and Golden-Kilfeacle progress as group winners and will be joined in the knock-out stage of the competition by Clonmel Commercials, Clonoulty-Rossmore and Rockwell Rovers.

The county intermediate football championship quarter-finals are scheduled to take place on the week-ending September 30th, semi-finals on the week-ending October 14th and the final on the week-ending October 28th.


Group one reached a conclusion on Saturday when Grangemockler-Ballyneale beat Fr Sheehy’s (2-15 to 0-8) at Ned Hall Park and Clonmel Commercials proved too strong for Fethard (3-13 to 3-8) in Monroe. As a result Grangemockler-Ballyneale topped the group on four points and even though Fethard and Clonmel Commercials finished on three points Commercials progress by virtue of their head-to-head record. Meanwhile Father Sheey’s finished bottom on two points.

Father Sheehy's 1-13 Fethard 3-11
Grangemockler-Ballyneale 0-12 Clonmel Commercials 0-12
Fethard 2-7 Grangemockler-Ballyneale 2-7
Father Sheehy’s 2-13 Clonmel Commercials 2-12
Grangemockler-Ballyneale 2-15 Fr Sheehy’s 0-8
Clonmel Commercials 3-13 Fethard 3-8


Borrisokane won group three at The Ragg on Saturday when they beat Clonoulty-Rossmore 1-9 to 0-8. Meanwhile Clonoulty-Rossmore finished second and Cashel King Cormacs third. Clonoulty-Rossmore and Cashel King Cormacs drew their encounter meaning that the final placings between the pair came down to scoring difference (-4 versus -19).

Clonoulty-Rossmore 0-12 Cashel King Cormacs 1-9
Borrisokane 6-6 Cashel King Cormacs 1-2
Clonoulty-Rossmore 0-8 Borrisokane 1-9


On Saturday group four came to a conclusion when Golden-Kilfeacle beat Rockwell Rovers 2-10 to 0-10. Meanwhile Carrick Swans were presented with a walkover by Clonmel Óg. So, Golden-Kilfeacle have won the group with six points, Rockwell Rovers were second on three, Carrick Swans third on two and Clonmel Óg fourth on one.

Carrick Swans 1-5 Golden-Kilfeacle 5-11
Clonmel Óg 0-8 Rockwell Rovers 0-8
Rockwell Rovers 10-21 Carrick Swans 0-5
Golden-Kilfeacle 3-10 Clonmel Óg 2-6
Golden-Kilfeacle 2-10 Rockwell Rovers 0-10
Carrick Swans w/o Clonmel Óg scr


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