Tipperary Coiste na n-Og: County titles for JK Brackens , Moneygall and Ballyporeen Skeehenarinky
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County football finals are coming thick and fast as this tight packed season hits top gear. Some clubs making history while others move onto the hurling.
The semi-finals will have been played Tuesday 3rd finals will be fixed for the coming weekend details to be confirmed when finalists are known. In the ‘A’ Durlas Óg play Arravale Rovers for a chance to play Ballina for county honours. In the ‘B’ Moyne Templetuohy face Aherlow/lattin Cullen the winner playing either Toomevara or Mullinahone. In the ‘C’ Eire Óg Annacarty/Donohill take on Durlas Óg while Borrisokane face Moyle Rovers.
Round one in our hurling fixtures:
U15 ‘C’ Group 1
Shannon Rovers Gaels v Eire Óg Annacarty/Donohill in Ballinderry at 7pm
Ballinahinch/Templederry v Portroe in Shallee at 7pm
Galtee Rovers/St Pecaun v Skeheenarinky/Ballyporeen in Bansha at 7pm
U15 ‘D’ Group 1
Thurles Gaels v JK Brackens in Kickham Park at 7pm
Emly v Mullinahone in Emly at 7pm
Brackens win County U15 ‘A’ Football Final
JK Brackens 0-15
Ref: Richard O’Connor
JK Brackens added a county A football title to go with last years hurling. An end-to-endcontest that you couldn’t take your eye off entralled all in attendance.
Mullinahone dominated territory in the first quarter hitting the post, dropping a ball short before Ned O’Meara and Sam Rowen pointed. Brackens were patient, Cian Sheedy got their first point. The brilliant Jamie Ormonde hit three unanswered scores with Dylan Quinlan gettting the last before the water break.
The stoppage did little to relieve the pressure as Brackens extended the lead to six points. Ciaran O’Shea and two more Jamie Ormonde points making for a very lobbed sided scoreline. Mullinahone attacks were more instinctive break aways. On twenty-three minutes one raised a crucial green flag as Colin O’Brien fired home a losse ball. Showing there would be no rolling over Matthew Direen points bookended a Jamie Ormonde score from play to leave two between them at the break 0-9 – 1-4
JK Brackens have a very strong spine however it would be the link up play of corner forwards Cormac Foy & Cian Sheedy that helped them get the vital scores. Both scored and assisted others to go with yet another Jamie Ormonde point for a four-pointlead. Mullinahone got scores at vital stages Alex Britton’s point before the water break cut the lead and filled the lungs. They lay seige on the Mid team'sgoal unfortuantely just missing chances and leaving gaps.
Brackens Dylan Quinlan and Cian Sheedy pointed to once again make it a comfortable lead ten minutes to play. Every tackle and stopped attack was cheered and the game would have one last twist. A long ball in came off a defender's hand Darragh Linnane punched home a goal. Alex Brittons point prior to that gave real hope with minutes to play.
Above: The JK Brackens panel of players
The Brackens boys gathered themselves deservdely holding on for a historic win. Cousins Josh & Dayle Quinlan, Ciaran O’Shea, Cian Sheedy & Cormack Foy lead the way. For Mullinahone Dylan Hennessey, Finn Morrissey, Ned O’Meara, Matthew Direen & Sam Rowen on song. Jamie Ormonde was immense.
JK Brackens Panel: Cormac Bourke, Dayle Hogan, Kyle Whelan, Kieran Martin, Tom Corcoran, Josh Quinlan, Sean Walsh, Dylan Quinlan(.02), Aodhna Barrett J/C, Ciaran O’Shea(.01), Jamie Ormonde(.09 – 4frees), Sean Purcell, Cormack Foy J/C(.01), Jack Marnell, Cian Sheedy(.02), Eoin Collins, Billy Collier, Robert Lee, Callum Patterson, Robert Crampton, Cian Broderick, Tommy bourke, Ewan Patterson
Mullinahone Panel: Dylan Hennessey, Shane McGrath, Eoin Treacy, Cillian Direen, Liam Doyle, Finn Morrissey, Adam Doyle, Cillian O Halloran, Darragh Linnane(1.00), Ned Ó Méara(.01), Mathew Direen(.03), Alex Britton(.02), Philip Dunne, Sam Rowan(.01), Colin O Brien(1.00), Nathan Treacy, Pirece Vaughan, Brian Ó Dwyer, Luke Meagher, Liam Hogan, Jack Dunne, Patrick Phelan, Adam Houlihan, Luke Duggan, Oisín Maher, Philip Lynch, Tom Carey, Sean Moore, John Ó Méara, Darragh Walsh. Mentors: Aidan Morrissey, Joe Ó Méara, Enda Keane, Colin Shelly, Michael Dunne, Aidan Linnane
Moneygall Clonakenny win the county U15 ‘B’ Football Final
Moneygall / Clonakenny 3-10
Moyne Templetuohy 3-5
Ref: Tom McGrath
The North/Mid combo hit early and defended their lead after a game shaped by two Cian Ryan goals in the first two minutes. To be crowned County U15 ‘B’ football champions 2021
If this was the combo’s plan it couldn’t have gone any better, they were eight points up after three minutes. Shay Gleeson & Tadhg Whyte points were quickly followed by two killer goals for Cian Ryan. The pressure on kick outs and good play from the very tricky Oisin Dwyer made the remainder of the game an uphill struggle. The teams traded points before Cian Ralph manage to poke home a loose ball for a goal. Finn Jones pointing for Moyne, Oisin Dwyer the combo. Having a good game Liam Delaney set up Oisin Dwyer before pointing himself, six points up at the water break.
The game settled a lot more mainly due to North champions diligent defending. There were still able to strike punishing a poor kick out. A super Chris Dunne save came off the post Liam Delaney fired home, half time 3.06 – 1.03.
Moneygalll Clonakenny did have the wind against them in the second half yet still drove on. Extending the lead to eight points from Bobbie Gleeson and Tadhg Whyte. There was plenty of time on the clock and yet it was still Moneygall Clonakenny’s to lose. They only added two further points to their final tally. The challenge was put to the Moyne boys to break them down. They gave it their all, a brilliant Finn Jones tackle set up Eoghan Sumners goal.
Another attack was deemed to be halted illegally the penalty fired home by Finn Jones. Finn was doing well to have an influence on the game with Oisin Dwyer on his tail. The combo finished stronger Tadgh Whyte accurate all day hit two points one of which hit the cross bar and over. At the final whistle you couldn’t argue the result and a credit to a group of players so young to stick to the task so well against a team that knew its way to goal.
Captain Tadgh Whyte collected the trophy from Mid-Chairman PJ Bowden the good attendance from both parishes will celebrate a memorable win. The preparations for the hurling can get under way.
Moneygall/Clonakenny: Paddy McCormack, Sam Carey, Joe Stapleton, Andrew Murray, Killian Toohey, Cormac Hoolan, Adam O’Brien, Cian Ryan(2.00), Eoghan Doughan, Seán Stapleton, Tadhg Whyte (C)(.05 - 3 frees), Daire Ryan, Liam Delaney(1.01), Shay Gleeson(.01), Bobbie Gleeson(.01), Jamie Sayers, Oisin Dwyer(.02), Brian Toohey, Patrick Sheedy, Keelan Ryan. MENTORS: Patrick Whyte, Noel Ryan, Michael Kirwan, Delacey Byrne, Matthew O’Sullivan.
Moyne Templetuohy: Chris Dunne, Jimmy Campion, Mark Fox, Leo Cleere, Jack Reddan, David Doyle, Sean Lyons, Eoghan Sumner(1.0, Ben Moore, Cathal Guilfoyle(.02 – 1free), Cian Ralph(1.00), James McBreaty, Conor Campion, Finn Jones(C)(1.04 – 1 penalty 3free), Kevin Ryan, Frank Doyle, Cody Doyle, John Cleere, Adam Spillane Lane, Paul Maher. Selectors: Dermot Campion, Tom Guilfoyle, Brian Lyons, Conor Bowe, Eoin Gorman, Mindy Doyle
Ballyporeen Skeehenarinky claim County U15 ‘C’ Football
Clonmel Commercials 3-9
Ref: Andrew Purcell
In front of an appreciative crowd, both teams delivered an epic contest that had everyone enthralled deep into the final quarter. Clonmel Commercials started the more settled and a well taken goal emphasised their early dominance.
As Ballyporeen settled to their task they ended the first quarter with a goal of their own from Sam McGrath which meant that both sides were level at the first water break. After the break both sides traded scores with Ballyporeen scoring two goals from the boot of Oisin Power and two well taken points from Jack Hanrahan. To their credit Commercials matched every score with some well taken efforts of their own and notched up 1-06 in the same period to leave the Clonmel side one point up at half time on a score line of 2-07 to 3-03.
The Ballyporeen side started the second half with a solo goal straight from the throw in from Oisin Power who added a second before the second water break. A penalty and two points from Commercials kept them in touch and at the second water break the sides remained deadlocked on a score line of 5-03 to 3-09.
Seven unanswered Ballyporeen points from six individual players after the water break finally broke the Clonmel resistance and when referee Andrew Purcell blew the final whistle the score was Ballyporeen\Skeheenarinky 5-10 to Clonmel Commercials 3-09. Both sides gave everything, and the game was an entertaining spectacle from start to finish.
While Ballyporeen took the spoils huge credit needs to go to the Commercials side who fought right to the end. Ann Fleming was on hand to present the Cup to winning co-captains Corey O’Gorman and Josh Kearney amidst jubilant scenes.
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