North Tipperary & District League Weekly Review
Thurles Town finally got revenge over Cloughjordan in the Greyhound Stadium Sunday afternoon last as they move to outright second place in the table thanks to a strong 2 nil victory. Cloughjordan had the measure of Thurles in recent games, albeit with some late late goals, but they could not contend with the Jordan’s, where Robbie scored midway through the first half and Luke, grabbing the second goal after 60 minutes to all but secure a top four finish and a slot in next seasons John Delaney cup.
First Division Barry Cup Final
Borrisokane was the venue for the Barry Cup final between Moneygall and Ballymackey with the later winning thanks a stunning brace of goals in the final minutes of the game from front man Shaun Kevin. A well attended game saw Moneygall enjoy the majority of possession throughout the game, but they couldn’t break down the stubborn Ballymackey defensive duo of Alan Ryan and Darragh McDonnell. Neither side rarely threatened to score, but when they did, both Patrick Delaney and Mark Moroney in either goal, were well placed to deal with the threat. With matters all square at the break, spectators knew it was going to be a close game with only the minimum between the sides, but when Moneygall failed to take heed from a Denis Haverty effort which was expertly saved by Moroney, it was little surprise in the 85th minute, when they found themselves behind to a superb strike from Shaun Kevin who powered the ball home from 30 yards when he found himself afforded the required space. Moneygall attempted to recover from this sucker punch, and in doing so, committed men forward, meaning when Shaun Kevin found himself one on one with Moroney, he was able to deliver the knockout blow and seal a memorable performance for his Ballymackey side who gratefully received the Barry Cup from NT&DL Chairman Michael Young.