Andy Fogarty’s round-up of all the news in Mid Tipperary.
Templetuohy Bus & Cab Hire-Junior Hurling League Division 3 Final
In a quiet weekend in the Division last weekend the only game that took place was the Divisional 3 hurling League final between Clonakenny and Moyne-Templetuohy and after the heartbreak of losing the county Intermediate hurling final on county final day Moyne –Templetuohy had better luck this time and had a great win over Clonakenny winning the game by 2-14 to 0-16.
Clean Ireland Recycling County Senior Football Semi-Finals
Both semi-finals of this year’s county senior football championship took place in Cashel last Sunday. Mid champions JK Brackens went down by a single point from a free deep into stoppage time. The final score was Brackens 1-8 Aherlow Gaels 0-12. Commiserations to JK Brackens who put in a great performance . In the second semi-final Loughmore – Castleiney took on defending county champions Clonmel Commercials and in a another outstanding performance defeated the county champions by 0-8 to 0-7 to qualify for the final and keep the dream alive of a possible historic double in hurling and football. Loughmore will play Aherlow Gaels in the final on Sunday weekClean Ireland Recycling County Junior A Football Championship
Congratulations to Drom & Inch who qualified for the county Junior A football final when they defeated Newcastle by 3-16 to 0-5 in the county semi-final last weekend.
Clean Ireland Recycling County Minor A Hurling Championship Final
Mid champions Holycross-Ballycahill took on Nenagh Eire Og in the minor A county hurling final in Semple Stadium last Sunday. This game was a tremendous tussle between two fine sides and with little between both sides throughout the game Holycross went down by a point to their great rivals. This was a heartbreak defeat for Holycross who conceded three goals in the game but each time showed great character in fighting back and were awarded a penalty in injury time but the decision was subsequently changed by the referee and a throw-in followed and Nenagh cleared the ball to safety and held out for victory. Holycross will be very disappointed to lose in such a fashion but this team showed great character and ability and there is no doubt this young side will lay the foundations for senior success for the club in the near future.
Clean Ireland Recycling County Junior A Hurling Championship
Congratulations to Moycarkey-Borris whoovercame a difficult task to reach the county final when they played Toomevara in the county semi-final in Templemore last Saturday. Moycarkey deserved their victory and won the game by 0-21 to 1-13.
AIB Munster Club Championship Quarter- Final
Loughmore Castleiney will play Limerick champions, Na Piarsaigh, in the AIB Munster Club championship quarter final at Semple Stadium on Sunday October 27th. We wish our newly crowned county champions the very best of luck and we encourage everyone to come out and support our county representatives.
Mid Board AGM
The date has been set for the AGM of the Mid Board. It will take place on Friday night December 6th. The venue will be decided shortly.
Planning for the Future
Thanks to all club representatives who attended a Presentation by Denis Floyd and Jimmy Minogue last Thursday evening on how clubs should put in place a plan for their clubs. We express our thanks to Denis and Jimmy for the excellent presentation on the night.
We extend our sympathy to the Stakelum family Holycross on the death of Kit wife of the late Bob Stakelum who won an All Ireland senior hurling medal with the county and referred the 1955 All Ireland hurling final and was a former President of the Mid Board and was awarded the Mid Board ‘’Hall of Fame’’ award in 1999. We also extend our condolence to the McDonnell family ,Roscrea, on the death of Enda who had a lifelong association with Gaelic Games in the division and in the county and was his clubs representative on the C.C.C. committee to the Mid Board for many years. Enda was President of the Munster Ladies Gaelic Football and PRO of the Tipp Ladies Football. May they Rest in Peace.