South Tipperary Bord na nÓg
Following on from the last issue of THE PREMIER , the concluding stages of our Football Championships have taken place at Under 13 and Under 15, while the South – Mid – West U17 Hurling League has commenced in all groups.
Once again thanks to all players, mentors, officials, and clubs for keeping the games going with the pandemic still in our midst. And special thanks to all involved in Bord na Nog for working with clubs, to set fixtures, officials and venues in these busy weeks.
Under 13A Football
In Under 13A Football we had semi finals of Clonmel Commercials v Cahir and Moyle Rovers V Ardfinnan.
After two very competitive semi finals, we had the final of Clonmel Commercials v Moyle Rovers.
The Final which was played in Kilsheelan, saw Clommel Commercials pull away in the second half to take the title.
Under 13B Football
In U13B Football , after very competitive games in both groups, we reached the quarter finals.
In the Quarter Finals , Ballylooby defeated Carrick Swan, Cjk Mullinahone defeated Clonmel Commercials, Killenaule defeated Clonmel Og, and Kilsheelan Kilcash defeated Ballingarry.
On Tuesday July 20th , both semi finals took place.
Cjk Mullinahone defeated Ballylooby, while Killenaule defeated Kilsheelan Kilcash.
This set the final for Tuesday July 27th, and after a very exciting final played in Cloneen Cjk Mullinahone came out on top.
Under 13C Football
After some great games in the league section, Moyle Rovers and Ballyporeen won through to the Divisional final.
In the final played in Kilsheelan on Tuesday July 27th, Moyle Rovers proved too strong on the night.
Under 13D Football
In the Under 13D Football Championship, after after some exciting games of football, Carrick Davins took on Moyle Rovers in the final.
After a great game of football, Carrick Davins won a great title .
Carrick Swan defeated St Patrick’s in the Shield Final.
Congrats to Clonmel Commercials, CJ Kickhams Mullinahone, Moyle Rovers and Carrick Davins on winning Divisional titles , and best wishes from the division as they go forward to the County Championships.
Under 15A Football
In the Under 15A Football, this championship produced some excellent football throughout the league.
Since our last issue of THE PREMIER,
Cjk Mullinahone shocked warm favourites Clonmel Commercials, to defeat them by a point in the semi semi, while in the second semi final Moyle Rovers proved too strong for Fethard on the night.
This set us up for a Moyle Rovers v Cjk Mullinahone final, and while the rovers were warm favourites , the boys from Kickhams town hadn’t read the script, and after a superb game Mullinahone came out on top by 1-6 to 1-4.
It was a great championship for Cjk Mullinahone to win, defeating two football strongholds along the way.
Cjk went on to defeat Ballina, the North Champions in the County semi final and will play Mid Champions and favourites Jk Brackens in the County final on Thursday July 29th. Best wishes from the Division goes with them.
Under 15B Football
The Semi finals in Under 15B , pitted Ballingarry against Kilsheelan Kilcash, and St Patrick’s v Clonmel Og.
After two competitive semis, we had a south final of neighbours Ballingarry v St Patrick’s. This game was played in Davin Park Carrick
on July 15th, and resulted in Ballingarry defeating their near neighbours 1-9 to 1-7. Ballingarry went forward to a County Semi Final v the North Champions, but were defeated by a strong Moneygall side.
In the Under 15 B Shield Final, also played in Davin Park Carrick, Carrick Swan proved too strong on the night for Cahir.
Under 15C Football
The Under 15C Football championship, continued on a 7 team county league.
The semi finals were reached with the pairings as follows,
Clonmel Commercials took on Clerihan, and Ballyporeen took on Galtee Rovers. Clonmel Commercials and Ballyporeen were victorious and they will meet in the Under 15C County Football Final, with no date available going to press. Best wishes to both sides.
Under 15D Football
In the Under 15D , as with the C grade , South sides took part in a 5 team county league. After the league section was concluded, County semi finals were as follows
Moyle Rovers defeated Thurles Gaels , and Jk Brackens defeated Newcastle.
The final took place on Saturday July 24th in Templemore, with Jk Brackens prevailing by three points at the final whistle.
Under 17 Hurling
The new Under 17 Mid / South / West hurling league commenced in recent weeks, with clubs playing without their County players.
In group one, we have South sides St Mary’s and Knockmealdown Gaels, along with Cappawhite Gaels and Durlas Og. After three rounds St Mary’s lead the group with 3 wins. In group two, south sides are Kilsheelan Kilcash and Killenaule, along with Cashel KC and Holycross. Cashel lead this group with 3 points after 2 rounds.
In group three , Moyle Rovers and Cahir are joined by Jk Brackens and Golden Kilfeacle, Jk Brackens top this group with full points after three rounds.
In group 4 , Carrick Swan are the sole south representatives, joined by Arravale Rovers, Boherlahan Dualla , and Moycarkey Borris. Swan top this group with full points after three rounds.
In group 1 , we have Ballingarry, joined by Loughmore, Clonoulty and Drom Inch. Loughmore top this section after early rounds.
In group two, Clonmel Og and Fethard are joined by Rockwell Rovers and Upperchurch Drombabe. Rockwell top this group with full points after three rounds.
In group three, St Patrick’s and Ballybacon Grange represent the South joined by Eire Og Anacarty and Durlas Og. St Patrick’s top this group after three rounds with full points.
In group four, Grangemockler Ballyneale are joined by Knockavilla, Gortnahoe and Moyne Templetuohy, with Gorthahoe leading the way here with full points after three rounds. As always these Under 17 hurling games take place mainly on Monday evenings.
The Under 13 and Under 15 Hurling Championships will be starting next week with Under 13 on Tuesday evenings and Under 15 on Thursday evenings.
As with all fixtures taking place, keep an eye on the Tipperary GAA website for fixtures and also clubs social media outlets, and if you can spread the word and get out to support our young players.
On a final note , congrats to all players who are involved in Divisional and Development squads in both Hurling and Football at U14, U15 and U16, and to all players from the Division who made County minor squads in Hurling and Football in 2021. The County Minor Hurlers defeated Kerry, but were defeated by a very good Waterford side in the Munster Semi Final.
While in Minor Football, the side were defeated by Limerick in a tight contest. Beidh la eile for these young players.