Clonmel Commercials sound a warning to all pretenders to their Tipperary football throne

Brian McDonnell


Brian McDonnell


Clonmel Commercials sound a warning to all pretenders to their Tipperary football throne

Defending county senior football champions Clonmel Commercials sounded a warning to all pretenders to their throne on Sunday afternoon in Cahir when comprehensively seeing off the challenge of Ardfinnan - Commercials won with a whopping twenty-four points to spare (3-22 to 0-7).

Six other games featured in the opening round of the Tipperary Water County Senior Football Championship on Sunday afternoon - in Templemore Moyne-Templetuohy edged a hard-fought contest with Moycarkey-Borris (1-7 to 0-8) while Moyle Rovers enjoyed a six-point win over Arravale Rovers (1-14 to 1-8).

Borrisoleigh hosted the meeting of Killenaule and Kiladangan which the South men won 4-14 to 4-7 while Kilsheelan-Kilcash beat JK Bracken’s with a point to spare at Cashel (1-11 to 1-10).

Ballyporeen enjoyed an eye-catching ten-point win over Cahir (3-16 to 1-12) while Aherlow Gaels beat Éire Óg Annacarty with a goal to spare (1-9 to 0-9).

The championship was launched on Friday night at The Ragg when Loughmore-Castleiney saw off the challenge of neighbours Drom & inch (1-19 to 1-9). Then, on Saturday, Upperchurch-Drombane got their campaign off to a winning start when beating Galtee Rovers 1-11 to 1-7.


There was also plenty of action in the Tipperary Water County Intermediate Football Championship over the weekend.

On Saturday Clonoulty-Rossmore and Cashel King Cormacs drew (0-12 to 1-9) while Golden-Kilfeacle walloped Carrick Swans (5-11 to 1-5). The following day Fethard beat Fr Sheehy’s 3-11 to 1-13 and Clonmel Óg and Rockwell Rovers had to settle for a share of the spoils (0-8 apiece). Grangemockler-Ballyneale and Clonmel Commercials also battled to a stalemate (0-12 apiece) while Loughmore-Castleiney proved too strong for Moyle Rovers (0-14 to 1-6).


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