BY PAUDIE FAHEY
COUNTY FINAL DATES
Dates and venues for the football county finals will be sent to schools shortly. Any schools who have trophies from the previous year are asked to get them inscribed and arranged to be returned to secretary Aodan Wrenn as soon as possible.
U13 FOOTBALL BLITZ LISSENHALL NS V YOUGHALARRA NS & BALLINREE NS
Lissenhall put in two excellent performances against two very committed teams from Youghalarra and Ballinree, to qualify for the Tipperary Allianz Cumann na mBunscol North final against Boher NS. The foundation of our success was in the defence, where Jack Keyes was a tower of strength and Luke O’ Brien made some vital interceptions. Both players also pushed forward to record points in our opening game. Behind them, Darragh Ryan was very assured in goals. Conor McKelvey and Gerard Leamy drove forward from midfield at any available opportunity. Conor’s free-taking was impeccable, especially in the Ballinree game. Aaron Ryan kicked some lovely points and Brian Leamy showed his eye for goal. Mark Leamy was coolness personified during his spell on the pitch. Sean Ryan-Prendeville and Eoin Ryan worked very hard and were vital in linking defence to attack. Micheal Ryan-Prendeville, Jack Grace and David Cunningham all showed great skill and were important players in our win over Youghalarra NS and Ballinree NS.
U13 FOOTBALL ARDFINNAN NS V KILSHEELAN NS
This was a game played in the best of spirits and in the best of conditions at Ardfinnan’s fine Grounds. It was Kilsheelan’s first game in the U13 championship and Ardfinnan’s second. The maroons started brightly and raced into an early lead. Aaron Poliunas had an excellent game from start to finish. Morgan Lambert fought for every ball as did Eoin Wyse, setting up the forwards with a lot of ball. Towards the end of the half Kilsheelan pulled a goal back and scored some well-taken points. They would have been closer to Ardfinnan at half time but for the great chasing back and tackling of Eoin Wyse to deny an almost certain goal. Ben Doyle cleared a lot of ball in both halves. Kilsheelan’s brave goalkeeper, Oisín Lavin, played his part in keeping his team in it. Captain, Adam Quigley, was a great leader throughout. Full back, Micheal Freaney, also showed high skill and work rate. Sub, Liam Freaney, a very young player, caught the eye as a speedy, skilful player . Also on their panel doing their bit were Barre Thompson, Alex Hanrahan, Lauren Boland O’Reilly, Jack Roche, Conor Grant, Ben O’Connell, Cian Roche, Zack O’Loughlin, Thomas O’Connor, Leah Rumble and Eimer Bates. Ardfinnan players like Philip Betts and Kevin Burke, as well as Adam Quirke, put in a huge effort to achieve this first win over Kilsheelan in quite a few years. Liam Burke scored a great point and Sean Cunningham added 2 marvellous ones in the second half. When Cian O’Mahoney came out from the goals early in that half he was central to Ardfinnan pushing on to win well. Also on Ardfinnan’s team/panel were Philip Betts, Tadgh Carroll and Shane Ryan, David Butler, James Kirwan, Jamie Lonergan, Jamie O Regan, Eoin Keane, Dakota Lambert and Tadhg Ryan.
RULE CHANGE REMINDER
All schools are minded that 45’s can now be taken from the ground or from the hand in football. This rule was voted in at Tipperary Allianz Cumann na mBunscol A.G.M. in January 2014.
E-MAIL CONTACT LIST
If you or a colleague would like to be added to the contact list for updates on Tipperary Allianz Cumann na mBunscol activities please contact Paudie Fahey, email@example.com, or Aodán Wrenn,firstname.lastname@example.org, to be added to the contact listings.
As the football season begins schools are reminded of the importance of mouthguards for all children participating in Cumann na mBunscol matches. Both boys and girls playing in Tipperary Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Gaelic football fixtures must wear mouthguards without exception at all times. It would be advised that schools would also use mouthguards when training to allow children to get used to using them and to follow best practice.
REPORTER OF THE WEEK
Schools are reminded and encouraged to send news and updates of their progress in the football championships for the coming season. Reports can be a great writing topic for the classroom and are an opportunity for children to see their work published for a wider audience. In the pre-season championship build-up children could be given the chance to tell about their own training regiments and tips for the coming championship. A Reporter of the Week will be chosen and their work included in the weekly report. Please ensure all reports are a single paragraph in Verdana 10 type. All submissions should be proof-read by the teacher before submission.
For any schools/teachers wishing to access Tipperary Cumann na mBunscol news and updates via Twitter, the Tipperary Cumann na mBunscol Twitter username is @TippCumanNamBun. The following link will enable you to follow us: https://twitter.com/
CONTACT CUMANN NA MBUNSCOL
For match reports, fixtures and school G.A.A. News and events, please email Tipperary Cumann na mBunscol assistant P.R.O. (Football) Paudie Fahey, Clerihan N.S. at email@example.com. Website:http://www.cumannnambunscol.