All the GAA news from Mid Tipperary this week.
It was a busy and important weekend of fixtures for a number of our clubs in the division. At stake was a place in the county final in senior, intermediate and minor A & B in hurling for Loughmore, Moyne-Templetuohy, Holycross & Boherlahan respectively and for Drom & Inch and Upperchurch they were playing for a place in the minor A & B football final. Also Moycarkey were attempting to retain the Junior A hurling title where they faced Drom & Inch in the final.
Roskeen Construction Junior A Hurling Championship
The Mid Final of the Junior A hurling championship between Moycarkey & Drom took place in Templetuohy last Saturday. Moycarkey last year’s winners continued on the great form they showed when beating Sarsfields in the semi-final and lead by 0-12 to 1-4 at half-time. However in the second –half they put in a superb performance to run out winners by 3-18 to Drom’s 1-7. Well done and congratulations to Moycarkey.
Thurles Wholesale Cash & Carry Junior B Hurling Championship
Last Friday evening in Templetuohy Killea & Knock met in this year’s semi-final of the Junior B hurling championship with a place in the final at stake. In front of a great crowd Killea had a fantastic win with the final score Killea 1-18 Knock 2-8.
Clean Ireland Recycling Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship
Congratulations to Loughmore – Castleiney on reaching the county senior hurling final after defeating Borris-lligh in Semple Stadium last Sunday by 1-17 to 2-12 in the semi-final. Loughmore who lost out in extra-time in last year’s county semi-final to Drom & Inch will be delighted with this win and although they still have not reached the heights they are capable off have improved with every outing since their defeat to Drom in the Mid Final. Congratulations to the team and management team on their victory and we hope everything goes well for them as they prepare for the county final.
Clean Ireland Recycling Tipperary Intermediate Hurling Championship
Nine points down mid-way through the first half after a terrible start Moyne – Templetuohy booked their place in this year’s county intermediate hurling final with a tremendous display of courage, determination, hard work and ability. This victory over Newport will do wonders for the club who lost out in extra-time last year to eventual county champions Silvermines at the same stage. Every member of the team and the subs introduced during the game gave it their all to carve out this great win and their fight back from what looked like a big defeat speaks volumes of the character of the team. Congratulations and well done to all. Final score Moyne – Templetuohy 1-14 Newport 1-13.
Clean Ireland Recycling Tipperary Minor Championship
Holycross defeated in last year’s county semi-final made no mistake this time with a powerful performance against Eire Og Anacarty winning the game by 10-15 to 1-5 for Eire Og. In the B county hurling semi-final Boherlahan made no mistake either with a tremendous victory over Emly-Treacy’s with the final score Boherlahan 3-17 Emly-Treacy’s 3-6.
Our two football representatives were in action also last weekend. Both teams had difficult assignments to overcome to reach the final. Drom & Inch had a magnificent win against Arravale Rovers in the A semi-final with one point to spare at the end Drom 0-11 Arravale Rovers 1-7. In the B county semi-final Upperchurch made it a clean sweep for the Mid when they defeated Rockwell / Rosegreen by 3-8 to1-8. Congratulations to all four teams on reaching their respective county finals which is some achievement.
Tipperary Minor Hurling & Under 21 Hurling Management Appointments
Congratulations to Liam Cahill (Ballingarry) who has been appointed as manager of the Tipperary Minor Hurling team and to TJ Connolly (Cashel King Cormacs) on his appointed as manager of the Tipperary Under 21 Hurling team, we wish them both every success.