Loughmore-Castleiney achievement catches the eye in a hectic weekend of Tipperary sport

Brian McDonnell


Brian McDonnell


Loughmore-Castleiney achievement catches the eye in a hectic weekend of Tipperary sport

Loughmore-Castleiney captain Liam McGrath pictured accepting the cup from Mid Tipperary Board chairman Joe Kennedy, Peter Gleeson (representing competition sponsors Gleeson Quarries) and Mid Board sec

The extraordinary run of Loughmore-Castleiney continued on Sunday afternoon when Declan Laffan’s men added the Mid Tipperary Senior Football Championship to the hurling title the side won just one week ago - yesterday Loughmore beat Upperchurch-Drombane 1-11 to 1-8 in the Mid football final.

Loughmore also had a tricky county senior football championship tie against Éire Óg Annacarty during the week while Drom & Inch now await Laffan’s men in the county senior hurling championship next weekend.

Meanwhile Kiladangan franked their dominance of the North Tipperary division at MacDonagh Park, Cloughjordan on Sunday afternoon when beating Kilruane 2-18 to 1-17 in the Hibernian Inn North Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship final - this latest success represents the club’s third title in four years.

Meanwhile out West Donach O’Donnell’s Clonoulty-Rossmore saw off Knockavilla Kickhams 2-19 to 0-7 at Leahy Park, Cashel in the division’s senior decider. That contest represented the second part of a well-attended double header - in the curtain-raiser Seán Treacy's beat Golden-Kilfeacle 2-13 to 0-9 in the West Tipperary Intermediate Hurling Championship final.

In the Mid division Gortnahoe-Glengoole beat Drom & Inch (0-19 to 0-12) to win the Thurles Credit Union Mid Tipperary Minor B Hurling Championship final while JK Bracken’s Óg made history when winning the Mid minor A hurling title for the first time thanks to a 0-30 to 2-21 extra-time win over Holycross-Ballycahill. Meanwhile, up North, Borrisokane enjoyed a narrow win over Silvermines in the Ger Gavin Minor B Hurling Championship final.

Moyne-Templetouhy beat Moycarkey-Borris 0-12 to 0-6 to win the AIB Thurles Mid Tipperary Intermediate Football Championship final while down South Cahir beat Kilsheelan-Kilcash 1-15 to 1-12 and Clonmel Commercials saw off Moyle Rovers 1-14 to 1-13 to set up a senior football final between these keen rivals.

There were emotional scenes at Dolla on Saturday evening when Ballinahinch, thanks to a 2-14 to 0-19 win over neighbours Newport, won a first-ever Denis' Meats Intermediate Hurling Championship title.

In rugby, the Ulster Bank League returned on Saturday with mixed results for Tipperary teams in Division 2A - Nenagh Ormond travelled to Belfast Harlequins and won 28-17 while Cashel RFC lost at home to Malone 13-21. It should be interesting when the sides clash on Friday night in Nenagh.

Look out for reports and reaction from all of these games in this week’s edition of the Tipperary Star.