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Tipperary Ladies Football

Published 1 year ago 11th September 2021 by Editor

Tipperary Ladies Football was a hive of activity over the past week with Seven Finals out of a total of eight Adult League Finals were played over the past week. The Finals featured twelve different Clubs, with two of our Clubs, Fethard and Arravale Rovers each had two finals in their respective League Divisions. In Division 3 Plate Final Rockvale Rovers V St. Odhran’s Silvermines has been postponed with the refixture date to be confirmed. Two of our finals the Division 1 Cup featuring Brian Borus and Aherlow and our Division 1 Plate Finals were live streamed by CK Streaming. Tipperary Ladies Football would like to take this opportunity to thank all the Clubs and Tippeary County Board for making available their facilities for these games. We would also like to thank all the officials who took charge of the games.

Tipperary Ladies Football Division 1 Cup Final Brian Borus Claim Frank O’Brien Cup as Aherlow
Reduced To 13

Brian Borus 3-12
Aherlow 1-6

Brian Borus claimed the Frank O’Brien Cup as they defeated Aherlow in an exciting Division 1 Final played in Dr. Morris Park, Thurles on August 30th last.

An exciting affair it had all spills and thrills that come with two great rivals meeting. Aherlow were at a disadvantage from the outset with three of their inter county stars out injured including Caitlin and Anna Rose Kennedy and also Emma Morrissey. However Brian Borus were deserving winners and as captain Tricia Hickey accepted the Cup which as she pointed out was named after one of the founding members of Brian Borus Ladies Football Club.
Aherlow opened the scoring with a point from Grainne Condon putting them into an early lead. Eimear Myles levelled the scores before Eimear Looby put Aherlow back in front and it was nip tuck as the sides scores up until mid-way through the half. However as the first water break beckoned Brian Borus notched up three unanswered points to put Borus 0-7 to 0-3 before Keith Delahunty signalled the break. On the resumption Brian Borus got into their stride putting Aherlow goalie Emer McCarthy to the test. The Aherlow Keeper pulling off a magnificent save from Mairead Morrissey before Eimear Myles finally goaled in the 20th minute. followed quickly by a point from Mairead Morrissey. Aherlow struggled against the wind for scores and only managed to tag on a single point from Una Carew in the run up to half time. Eimear McCarthy keeping her side in it as she saved a penalty from Jennifer Grant who replaced Tricia Hickey just before the waterbreak The score at the break reading Brian Borus 1-9 Aherlow 0-4.

Aherlow again got off to a good start after the break scoring two points one each from Ciara McCarthy and Sara Morrissey. An Alanna English goal in the 37th minute though pushed Brian Borus however widened the gap again. Aherlow fought on and were rewarded with a goal in the 45th minute from Sara Morrissey when Brid Condon soloed through the Brian Borus setting up Morrissey for their much-needed goal. However, it was the last of the score of the game for Aherlow as Brian Borus quickly responded with a point from Cliona O’Dwyer and the game was finally killed off when Alanna English got her second goal of the game just before the second water break to leave the score at Brian Borus 3-11 Aherlow 1-6.

On the resumption Shona Lang put Brian Borus further out of reach with a well taken point to wrap up the scoring for the evening. Aherlow were reduced to thirteen players as first Maire Condon was red carded for an off the ball incident. Minutes later frustration seemed to get the better of Aherlow when Siobhan Condon received her marching orders with a straight red card after a late tackle on Borus Sinead O’Farrell in the dying minutes of the game.

Teams and scorers

Emer McCarthy, Emma Flynn, Laura Ivory, Chloe Frewen, Cliona Reardon, Brid Condon, Kate O’Meara, Siobhan Condon, Ciara McCarthy (0-1), Eimear Looby (0-1), Sara Morrissey (1-1) , Emma English, Maire Condon (0-1), Una Carew (0-1), Grainne Condon (0-1). Subs used Aine Moriarty for C. Frewen, Eleanor Ryan for C. Reardon, Claire Mullins for U. Carew, Megan Fahey for S. Morrissey.

Brian Borus
Nora Noonan, Annette Meaney, Sinead O’Farrell, Nichola Gilmore, Marie Claire Murphy, Laura Morrissey, Shauna Maher, Cliona O’Dwyer (0-2), Eimear Myles (1-2), Caoimhe Ryan (0-1), Mairéad Morrissey (0-1), Helen Burke (0-1), Alanna English (2-2), Patricia Hickey (0-1), Roisin Condon (0-1). Substitutions used Jennifer Grant for P. Hickey, Shona Lang for E. Myles, Maureen Murphy for C.Ryan.
Referee Keith Delahunty

Division 1 Plate
Comprehensive Win For Templemore In Plate Final

Templemore 6-12
Fethard 2-10

Templemore had a comprehensive win as they renewed their rivalry in the Division 1 Plate Final on Tuesday evening last August 31st, in Dr. Morris Park, Thurles.

The sides have met at Under 21 and in the early stages of the league recently and would be very familiar. They were also our Senior B Finalists last year with Fethard winning out on that occasion. However Fethard’s ranks were depleted on this occasion with Niamh Hayes and Lucy Spillane absence most notable. Credit though where credit is due and Templemore were the better of the sides getting off to a dream opening half.

The opening quarting featured six goals in total with emplemore scoring two from Kate Delaney and one each from Kate Cashman and Dani Ryan and Emma Fitzpatrick with Fethard recording one from Kate Davey. Templemore also recorded four points in the quarter leaving the score Templemore 5-4 Fethard 1-0 at the first waterbreak. Fethard though were playing onto a strong wind and despite this came out fighting in the second quarter and notching 0-6 to Templemores 0-2 in those final fifteen minutes of the half. The half time score now reading Templemore 5-6 Fethard 1-6.

It was all to play for in the second half and Fethard got the restart they needed with Jess Gleeson in the second minute of the half to put just nine points between the sides. Fethard were on the ascension or it seemed but up stepped second half substitute Shauna Quirke who scored two points in quick succession followed by another from Emma Fitzpatrick to put 12 points back again between the sides. Fethard tried too hard but there was just too much between the sides and a late goal giving Kate Delaney a hattrick sealed the victory for Templemore.

Aoife Morrissey, Lilly O’Mahony, Maggie Fitzgerald, Jessie McCarthy, Ciara Spillane, Lauren Dowling, Kelly Ryan (0- 2), Anna Prendergast (0-1), Nell Spillane, Heather Spillane, Megan Coen, Muireann O’Connell, Kate Burke, Kate Davey (1-5), Leah Coen (0-2). Substitutions used Jess Gleeson (1-0) for K.Burke , Meabh Elle Ryan for L. O’Mahony

Ruth Johnston, Iris Kaiser, Maria Curley, Emma Curley, Grainne Gleeson (0-1), Ava Ormond, Maria Connolly, Ruth Butler, Neassa Towey (0-1), Kate Cashman (1-1), Elaine Fitzpatrick, Kate Delaney (3-1), Jill Johnston, Emma Fitzpatrick (1-3), Dani Ryan (1-2).
Substitutions Shauna Quirke (0-3) for J. Johnston, Aine Greed for Elaine Fitzpatrick, Katie Burke for K.Cashman, Grace Martin for M. Connolly
Referee B. Cummins

Congratulations to all our League Cup and Plate winners the results for the remaining games are as follows

Division 2 Cup Winners

Boherlahan/Dualla Division 2 winners

Boherlahan over came Mullinahone in Solohead on Monday last August 30th on a scoreline of Boherlahan 2-15 Mullinahone 1-10

Division 2 Plate Winners

Cappawhite Division 2 Plate winners

Cappawhite saw off the challenge of Moycarkey Borris in this Division 2 Plate Final played in Templemore on Monday evening last August 30th. Moycarkey had the better of the opening half registering 2-1 to Cappawhites 1-2. However Cappawhite battle back in the second were eventual winners on a final scoreline of Cappawhite 4-2 Moycarkey Borris 3-4

Division 3 Cup Final

Arravale Rovers Division 3 Cup Winners

Arravale Rovers claimed this Cup Final when they defeated Holycross/ Rapparees on scoreline of Arravale Rovers 4-12 Holycross/Rapparees 2-3 in Annacarty on Monday August 30th

Division 4 Cup Final

Moyne Templetouhy Division 4 Cup winners (1)

Moyne Templetuohy’s second team had a very comprehensive win over the Fethard’s second time in this Cup Final. The final score was Moyne Templetuohy 5-11 Fethard 1-6.

Division 4 Plate Final

And finally in our Division 4 Plate Final featured Thurles Sarsfields second team defeated Arravale Rovers second team on a scoreline of Thurles Sarsfields 5-23 to Arravale Rovers 4-8.

Camida Adult Championship

And so we begin our Adult Championship with many of our Clubs already with a game under their belts. We wish all our Clubs the very best in their Championship endeavours and we look forward to some very exciting games.

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