Borroway Rovers travelled to Nenagh on Sunday morning to play Nenagh B in division 2 league game. Borroway started this game with only a win on their minds and had the Nenagh side on the back foot right from the start. The pressure paid off when David Keane was brought down in the box for a penalty wich Al O Brian stepped up to take but Nenagh brought off a great save. Wayne Keane had another chance a few minutes later but was unable to finish. Borroway finally broke the deadlock with 21 minutes gone when David Keane scored a great goal after some brilliant play from Damien Troy. Keith Moore was well on top of his game and scored on 30 minutes to make it 2 for the Thurles side. It remained 2 0 at the break. Nenagh started the better side in the second half and only with some brilliant work from JJ Gleeson, and Shane Ryan we kept the Nenagh side scoreless. Borroway had some great chances to put the game out of reach but failed to finish. Nenagh broke their deadlock on 76 minutes when they scored from a corner. Borroway responded well and some great work by Michael Doyle put man of the match Damien Troy trough and blasted to restore a 2 goal lead. Nenagh tried hard to pull one back but the Borroway lads defended well, Nenagh got a consolation goal right on at the end. Borroway played well and still have a chance of premiership football next season, we play Cloughjordan next Sunday in Cloughjordan, players will be notified of time at training on Thursday evening.
Peake Villa FC
U/14 Schoolboys League: Cahir Park 0; Peake Villa 4
Villa continue to move up the league table with this win in Cahir last Saturday. Mattie Stakelum gave Villa an early lead and Gavin Doyle made it two before half time. Villa continued to dominate in the second half and further goals from Mark Lennon and Stakelum again saw Villa run out deserving winners.
U/12 Schoolboys League: Clonmel Celtic 1; Peake Villa 2
Villa had to battle right to the finish to claim all three points in this exciting game played in Clonmel last Saturday morning. Matthew McKevitt gave Villa a first half lead but the home side equalised early in the second half. Both sides had chances to go in front but it was Villa’s Sarah McKevitt who scored the all important winner with five minutes remaining to seal the win.
U/10A Schoolboys League: Clonmel Celtic 3; Peake Villa 2
Villa suffered only their second defeat in the league when a late goal from the home side decided the game. Villa fell behind twice but goals from Conor Ryan and Frank McKevitt saw them draw level until a late winner for Celtic saw them through.
U/10B Schoolboys League: Cahir Park 1; Peake Villa 4
A hat trick from Cormac Flynn was the highlight of this first away win in the league for Villa in Cahir last Sunday. This was a good team performance with all players playing their part. Frank McKevitt was the other goal scorer for Villa.
Fixtures: On Saturday Villa’s U/13 team are away to Clonmel Town in the league while the U/15 side are at home to St. Kevins in the first round of the cup. Both U/10 teams have games on Saturday also with the A side away to Cashel in the Cup while the B team play Clonmel town at home in the league. On Sunday Villa seconds travel to play Clerihan in a league game.
The club would ask people to support our players as they seek sponsorship for the Johnny Giles “Walk of Dreams” taking place in Thurles on the 27th. March.
Thurles Town F.C.
Thurles Town had a fine 4-0 away win over Moneygall after a well contested Premier Division League game played in Moneygall on Saturday last. In a scoreless opening half Town showed great determination with some fine moves that only lacked a finish in front of goals. Moneygall also had their moments but found a solid Town defence difficult to break down. In an well-contested second half Town played their best football of the season with slick passing they continued troubled the Moneygall defence and got the vital break-through 15 minutes after the restart when Owen Dorney hit an unstoppable shot to the back of the net. Town continued to apply the most pressure and went 2 up in the 66th minute when Robbie Jordan set up Owen Dorney who finished the move with a well-taken goal. Moneygall made a big effort to reduce arrears but great defending from Tom Dorney and Ben Brophy at the heart of Towns defence allowed few clear-cut chances. Town went 3 up when great work from Robbie Jordan created the chance for Tom Kirby to hit a brilliant volley from outside the area. With 10 minutes remaining Town went 4 up when the Moneygall Keeper could only parry a Pat Lawlor shot that went in off a defender.
On Sunday next Thurles Town are home to Arra Rovers in the 4th Round of the Tipperary Cup kick-Off 2pm. Players are requested to report to the Greyhound Stadium at 1pm.
Lough Derg F.C.
There were four Lough Derg FC teams involved in League and Cup action last weekend. In the league there were some excellent results starting with the U10A team playing at home, winning 2-1 against Nenagh AFC C, the Lough Derg FC goal scorers were Ronan Barrett and Oisin Cooke. Playing away from home the U10C team had a 0-0 draw with Arra in a very close match, the Lough Derg FC man of the match was Kieran Bourke. Finally, the U14B had an excellent 4-2 win away to Nenagh Celtic.
The U16 team had a big Cup 8-2 win playing at home against Ballymackey and will move onto the next stage of the NTSFL Cup. The Lough Derg FC goal scorers were Noel McInnerney and Jason Comley both contributing hat-tricks, with Chris Monaghan and Sean Hickey scoring a goal each.
The U6 and U8 Academy will finish for this season on the 26th of March, the U8 Futsal blitzes will continue into April.