Last Sunday’s 2-24 to 0-18 victory over Thurles Sarsfields has ensured a place for MacDonaghs in the knockout stages of the championship. This is the first senior championship victory over Sarsfields since 1985. There have been some very close struggles in recent encounters. Last year late a Ronan Maher goal snatched victory for Thurles. In 2017 the game went to extra time and in 2015 Sarsfields had a rather flattering six-point victory as there was only a point between the sides as the clock ran down. On this occasion the Magpies were not to be denied and were deserving winners.
Thurles lined out without Pa Bourke and Stephen Maher while MacDonaghs fielded without the injured Conor Doheny. Seamus Hennessy wore the number one jersey. Brian O’Meara came a cropper in the warm-up and Justin Cahill left the field just before the interval with a hamstring injury. Sean McAdams was thrown into the fray when Buggy pulled out and he helped himself to three points in an energetic display. Willie Cleary was introduced instead of Justin. MacDonaghs played against the light breeze in the first half and were full value for their two-point interval lead with the score 0-11 to 0-9 in their favour.
On the resumption MacDonaghs continued to dictate the trend of play and by the 43rd minute led by 0-17 to 0-14. Then came the crucial score of the game. Kian O’Kelly played a deft pass to Conor Cleary who whipped the sliotar to the net. MacDonaghs drew on last year’s painful experience and controlled the game to the end. Cian Darcy capped a fine display when he rifled the sliotar to the corner of the net in the 62nd minute.
No euphoria greeted the final whistle as everybody realised it was just another step in the right direction. Thurles are still not out of the equation and will be dangerous opponents if they emerge through the divisional route. The third round against Annacarty takes place in Templederry on Saturday at 5.00pm. The result of this game will determine first and second places in the group. Annacarty had a nine-point victory over Thurles in April so it will require an improved performance from the Magpies to overcome the westerners. Last Sunday we had great support in Templetuohy and ask all our followers to get to Templederry to drive the team on.
Team: Seamus Hennessy, Eoin Hogan, Darragh Peters, Jack Peters, Justin Cahill, Niall O’Meara, Craig Morgan, Kieran Cahill (0-2), Ray McLoughney, Sean Mcadams (0-3), Cian Darcy (1-14, 1-7 from play), Jerome Cahill (0-1), Thomas Cleary (0-1), Conor Cleary (1-3) and Kian O’Kelly. Subs: Willie Cleary and James Cleary.
Remember the Team
MacDonaghs last victory over Thurles was in the County quarter-final in Semple Stadium on Sunday 15th September 1985. Score: MacDonaghs 2-10 Thurles 2-3.
This was the third successive senior victory for the Magpies over Thurles: 1973 County Championship in Templemore MacDonaghs 4-6 Thurles 1-4 and 1979 County Final MacDonaghs 2-18 Thurles 3-6.
The following team lined out in 1985: Tony Sheppard (Capt), John Cahill, Dinny O’Meara, Seamus Gibson, Michael Hogan, Jim O’Meara, Gilbert Williams, Enda Hogan, Seamus Hennessy (0-6), Ger Williams, Joe Banaghan, Eamon O’Shea (0-4), Jim Williams (1-0), Paddy Williams and Philip Quinlan (1-0). Sub: Ned Darcy. Manager/Coach: Len Gaynor. Selectors: Billy O’Shea and Jim Casey. Dinny Cahill was injured and was unable to line out. This team went on to win County, Munster and All-Ireland titles.
It is said that goals win games. However, despite raising eight green flags MacDonaghs bowed out of the championship after losing to Moneygall/Clonakenny on a 4-26 to 8-9 scoreline in MacDonagh Park. We finished level on points with Silvermines but our inferior score difference cost us a place in the quarter-final. Thanks to the management and players who put in the effort during the year. Team: Kevin McDonald, Paul O’Neill, Louis Kennedy, Eoin O’Meara, Ciaran Coffey, Páidí Williams (1-1 frees), Niosa Minogue, Matthew Moyles, Aaron Morgan (0-4), Nathan Lynch (0-1 free), Kian O’Kelly (1-2), Matthew Spain, Cormac Doheny (2-0), David O’Sullivan (1-0) and Eoin Carroll (3-1). Sub: Oisín Williams
Our teams had mixed fortunes in recent games. In the ‘A’ competition Borris-Ileigh proved too strong while in the ‘C’ competition our second team chiselled out a great victory over Newport on a 3-2 to 1-6 scoreline but lost 5-7 to 5-2 against Portroe.
This group had a very busy week. Last Wednesday our U9s headed to Moatfield to play Lorrha. On Saturday our U9/10s travelled to Newport where we played the home teams in very competitive matches. Thanks to Newport for refreshments afterwards.
Congratulations to Jack Mulcahy who lined out on the Tipperary U14 team that won the Sonny Walsh tournament in Waterford. Oisín Williams and Eoin Carroll were on the Tipperary U15 team that lost out to Westmeath in the John Doyle Shield final.
On Tuesday, 10th September the Liam MacCarthy and James Nowlan Cups will be brought to the parish schools. The timetable is as follows: Ardcroney 9.30am to 10.15am; Kilruane 10.30am to 11.15am; Cloughjordan No 1 11.30am to 12.15pm; and St. Michael’s 12.30pm to 1.15pm.
The club extends sympathy to: Tommy Houlihan and the Houlihan family on the death of Noel Houlihan, Faddenmore, Carrig; the family of the late Catherine ‘Rena’ Cleary (née Fogarty), Behamore, Cloughjordan; and Fr. Tom Hannon on the death of his brother Paul.
INTENTION TO CLOSE R706 AT KILSHEELAN BRIDGE
TEMPORARY CLOSING OF ROAD
ROADS ACT, 1993-2015,
(SECTION 75 OF THE ROADS ACT 1993)
ROADS REGULATIONS, 1994
INTENTION TO CLOSE R706 AT KILSHEELAN BRIDGE
NOTICE is hereby given that Tipperary County Council proposes to make an Order closing:
ROAD TO BE CLOSED R706 (Kilsheelan Bridge) from its junction with the N24 to its junction with the R680.
PERIOD OF CLOSURE: 07.30hrs on Monday 7th October 2019 to 18.30hrs on Friday 8th November 2019.
ALTERNATIVE ROUTES: All traffic will be diverted via the R680 Clonmel to Carrick on Suir Road or the N24 Clonmel to Carrick on Suir. Local access permitted only.
REASON FOR CLOSURE: To facilitate bridge repairs.
Objections to the proposed temporary closure may be submitted in writing to the Director of Services, Roads Transportation & Health & Safety, Tipperary County Council, Civic Offices, Limerick Road, Nenagh not later than 12 noon on Thursday 19th September 2019 or by e-mail to email@example.com
Club Notes 09/09/19
By Mark Dunne PRO
Senior Football: Commiserations to our Senior Footballers who suffered a five point defeat on Sunday last against Arravale Rovers. This ended our interest in the County stages and unfortunately sees us heading into a relegation competition. Full match report as well as details of this is available on the club website. Full time score Moyne Templetuohy 0-14 Arravale Rovers 2-13.
Intermediate: Attention turns to the Divisional Championship this weekend where we face Drom/Inch in the Mid Semi Final. This promises to be an exciting game and it throws in at 12noon on Sunday the 15th in Holycross. All support appreciated.
Junior: It’s a big weekend for our Junior Hurlers who contest the Mid Junior B Final against Drom/Inch on Saturday September 14th at 5.30pm in Castleiney. Again this promises to be a thrilling affair and all support is very much appreciated.
U16: Our U16’s begin their County League this coming Saturday where they face Sean Treacy’s in Templetuohy at 12noon.
U15: Our U15’s begin their league on Monday night where they face Gortnahoe in Gortnahoe at 6.30pm.
U13: Well done to our U13’s who continued their good run of form defeating Loughmore Castleiney in Round 2 of the shield on a scoreline of 0-11 to 1-04. They now face Gortnahoe in Gortnahoe on Thursday at 6.30pm.
U11: Our Group 2 team had a 4 point defeat at the hands of Boherlahan last week. They now face Durlas Óg this Tuesday at 6.30pm in Pairc Na nÓg. Our Group 4 team also had two point loss to Boherlahan. They face Holycross in Holycross on Wednesday at 6.45pm.
U10: Well done to our U10’s who took part in a blitz in Dr. Morris Park last Saturday. Thanks to the coaches and parents for bringing them in.
U6/U8: Both our U6’s and U8’s travelled to Clonakenny for a challenge last Saturday. Thanks to Clonakenny for the games. They kids were also very lucky as they got a Supermacs on the way home. Our thanks to all who helped.
Stewards: Our thanks to all those who stewarded in Templetuohy last Saturday Your help is very much appreciated. On Saturday next we host another double header of Mid action with Drom/Inch taking on Clonakenny at 3.30pm and Boherlahan facing Gortnahoe at 5pm. We once again require stewards to be in place by 2.30pm. While on Sunday we host Loughmore and Moycarkey at 5.30pm. We require stewards to be in place by 4.30pm.
Thanks: Fresh from their All Ireland, Conor and Gearoid came down to train our u13/u15’s last week. Our thanks to the boys for a wonderful session and what a role model for these kids to look up to.
Cup visits: Huge excitement this week as both Liam McCarthy and the James Nowlan cups visit our schools. They will first visit Scoil Na Maighne at 9.20am and Templetuohy at 10.30am. All welcome.
Ladies Football: We’re asking everyone to keep the colours up for another week and show your support for Roisin, Muireann and the Tipp intermediate football team in the All Ireland final next Sunday. Best of luck girls! Best wishes to our U14 girls who are in action in Templetuohy on Wednesday evening at 7pm. Finally our U8 girls have a blitz on Monday evening in the Outside field at 6.30pm.
County Board Draw: Congratulations to Sean Everard who won a Car or €15,000 in the September GAA draw.
Match Report: FBD Insurance County Senior Football Championship – Group 1 Round 3
Moyne Templetuohy 0-14
Arravale Rovers 2-13
By Mark Dunne PRO
Round 3 of the County Senior Football Championship took place in Clonoulty on Sunday last and pitted us against Arravale Rovers in a winner takes all game to see who advances to this years County Senior Football Quarter Finals.
The game opened at a frantic pace and Moyne Templetuohy found themselves a point to the good thanks to a superb point from Tom Meade of his right. Arravale didn’t take long to settle and found themselves a point up shortly afterwards with a free from James Hogan followed by a fine score from Stephen Spillane. 0-02 to 0-01, when disaster struck for Moyne Templetuohy; a short kick out from Martin Kelly went astray and found its way to the Arravale full forward who made no mistake. 1-02 to 0-01 after 7mins. Game most certainly on. Moyne Templetuohy responded will with a score from Pierce Meade, followed by an Arravale point, 1-03 to 0-02. John Hassett was next to add to the scoreboard with two frees. Then came a crucial play, Jason Bergin won the ball on the Arravale 45, he took on his markers to go one on one with the Arravale goalie only for Thomas Gleeson to pull off a fine save. Moyne Templetuohy were now at the pace of the game and Tom Meade struck a wonder score from his left. Arravale matched this with a score of their own. John Hassett added another to his ticket with a good score from a difficult angle. Arravale finished the half strongest however with three unanswered scores to go in 1-07 to 0-06 up at the break.
Moyne returned to the field knowing that they must up their game if they were to emerge winners. County U20 stars Conor Bowe and Gearoid O’Connor got the first two scores of the half to reduce the gap to two. Arravale responded with three of their own (two from play and one from a free). Moyne Templetuohy pressed hard and were rewarded with a free which John Hassett duly dispatched. Then another goal opportunity for Moyne; a short kick out from the Arravale Rovers goalie found Jason Bergin who was fouled just before he pulled the trigger. John Hassett converted the resulting free. 0-11 to 1-10, two points between the sides. Arravales game plan in the second half saw them work the lines which resulted in the next two scores coming from fisted points. Four between the teams again. John Hassett added the next two to bring the game to two points again, a margin we just couldn’t seem to reduce. Then came the killer blow, Arravale centre forward James Hogan took on the Moyne defence who tried desperately to intercept him, but Hogan had goal on the mind and goal he got. 2-12 to 0-13. Both teams traded scores in the remaining minutes but at the full time whistle it was Moyne Templetuohy 0-14 Arravale Rovers 2-13.
Moyne Templetuohy will be disappointed. This was a game we could have won, and we came close only for a few unforced errors which were duly punished by the Tipp town side. Thossie Hamill, Tom Meade, Tommy Hassett and Jason Bergin all worked hard for the Mid Tipperary side. As a result of today’s loss we now enter a secondary competition with the format as follows: The bottom two teams of each group go into a secondary competition. The losers of the four games (quarter final) here play a game with the losers playing a final game for relegation.
For the moment attention turns back to the small ball with the divisional Semi Final against Drom/Inch on the cards next Sunday at 12noon in Holycross.
Team and scorers: Martin Kelly, Shane Lowe, Pierce Meade (0-01), Chris Lawlor, Louis Everard, Thossie Hamill, Mark Ryan, Jason Bergin, Tomás Hassett (Captain), Tom Meade (0-03), Donnacha Dunne, Gearoid O’Connor (0-01), Diarmuid Fogarty, John Hassett (0-07 frees), Jack Taylor. Subs used: Conor Bowe (0-02) for Jack Taylor, Niall Russell for Donnacha Dunne, David Lowe for Chris Lawlor.
Referee: Derek O’Mahoney (Ardfinnan)