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Mullinahone knock Carrick Davins out of race for South Tipp title

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Mullinahone's Michael Dunne is put under pressure by Carrick Davins' Willie O'Dywer in the South SHC tie at Fethard won by Mullinahone.

Champions Mullinahone proved too strong for Carrick Davins in the South Tipperary senior hurling championship at Fethard, winning 2-17 to 0-15.


Since early in the season the Davins full back line has been a cause of worry to them. In the Carrick derby it was Bill Walsh who exposed them. On Saturday it was the Horan-Kelly duo who struck in the first six minutes. Horan opened the scoring within a minute with a point. A minute later Eoin Kelly placed him for a goal. Horan goaled again in four minutes. Kelly pointed from play and Horan followed suit in six minutes.

The rest of the Mullinahone attack got in on the act and points followed from Sean Curran, Donal Cody and Eoin Fennelly. Eleven minutes gone and 2-6 on the scoreboard with nothing for the Davins.

Fair play to Davins they didn’t throw in the towel. Noel Butler opened their account with two points, but Eoin Kelly came back with one. Noel Butler and Eoin Kelly from a free exchanged points as Davins began to steady. A Davins mini rally was begun with a point from Lee Mackey from a long distance free. Stephen Cronin from distance and Stephen Moroney from a free narrowed the gap. J.J. Butler pointed in 22 minutes to leave the score 2-8 to 0-7.

However, Mullinahone put on a bit of a spurt and points from Sean Curran, Eoin Kelly, Sean Curran and Eoin Fennelly eased Mullinahone towards half time. Half way through the first half J.J. Ryan replaced Richie McGrath who was injured. Liam Mackey moved to full back where he did a fine job of curbing Eoin Kelly.

Mullinahone after their whirlwind start began to stand off Davins and allow them possession. After 26 minutes Davins’ Willie O’Dwyer saw yellow for a personal foul as he stopped Eoin Kelly on his way through. Half time score: Mullinahone C.JK. 2-12, Carrick Davins 0-7.

Davins’ position looked hopeless and got even worse in the fourth minute when Eoin Fennelly pointed. Next Friday Fennelly is in the Tipp U21 panel to play Limerick. Shane Butler pointed in four minutes and within a minute came a significant event - Mullinahone’s first wide of the game. They had gone through the entire first half scoring 2-12 and not having even a single wide.

In seven minutes, Eoin Kelly sent a long distance free wide and two minutes later Shane Butler pointed from an acute angle. Points followed for Davins from a Stephen Moroney free, Noel Butler and Stephen Moroney from play. In 14 minutes Liam Mackey drove a long distance free wide. Perhaps it was an omen. Mullinahone sent on A.J. Cronin and Micheál Dunne. Donal Cody pointed in the 19th minute from a Sean Curran pass to relieve the Kickhams scoring drought.

Two Stephen Moroney points from frees and a point from play by Noel Butler pushed Davins into rallying range. A Donal Cody point steadied Mullinahone. Davins sought goals which they didn’t get with A.J. Cronin and Paul Curran clearing under pressure. Sean Curran caught a fine ball and pointed. Donal Cody pointed again to end the scoring in the 28th minute. A close in free to Davins was saved by Alan Walsh at the expense of a fruitless 65. Stephen Moroney was injured during added time and was replaced by Aaron O’Halloran. In spite of five minutes of added time much of which was taken up by injuries to two players there was no further scoring and Davins couldn’t find that goal which they so badly needed.

Mullinahone: Alan Walsh, Kevin Walzer, Paul Curran, James Connolly, Luke Mullally, Gary Cronin, Philip O’Shea, Edwin O’Meara, Eoin Fennelly, Donal Cody, Niall Cronin, Sean Curran, Cathal Horan, Eoin Kelly, Sean Walzer. Subs used: A.J. Cronin and Micheal Dunne.

Carrick Davins: Adam Foran, Keith Condon, Richie McGrath, Stephen Cronin, Michael Ryan, Lee Mackey, Willie O’Dwyer, Pa Harris, Jim Walsh, Gerry Robinson, Noel Butler, Michael Coady, J.J. Butler, Shane Butler, Stephen Moroney. Subs used: John Joe Ryan and Aaron O’Halloran.

Referee: Paddy Ivors (Ballingarry).


Mullinahone CJK 3-16 Carrick Swan 0-13

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Mullinahone CJK 3-16 Carrick Swan 0-13

"Bob Fitzgerald” South Tipp U21A hurling championship

Report by Ricky Sheehan

When referee Noel Cosgrave sounded the final whistle in Anner Park Cloneen on Sat. afternoon in this U21A hurling clash Mullinahone CJK were twelve points ahead of Carrick Swan. This score-line was unfair to the Carrick lads as they were much closer to Mullinahone than the final score suggests. Indeed for periods the young Carrick side hurled much better than their more experienced rivals. However the Swans lacked one vital skill which their opponents used to telling effect i.e. the ability to convert chances into goals. It was the three goals that Mullinahone scored in the game that made all the difference. The first two were scored in a seven minute spell either side of the break and they provided a cushion for Mullinahone all during the 2nd half as Swan sought to come back at them. The third goal scored by county senior panelist Sean Curran in added time only widened the gap between the sides but the game had been won and lost long before then

Conditions were excellent when Noel Cosgrave threw in the ball. An autumn sun was welcomed by the quite large crowd who had come to Anner Park in the expectation of a good game of hurling. Underfoot may have been soft in places due to the recent heavy rains but both sides came quickly to terms with this. Cathal Horan opened the CJK account with a point in the very first minute. Bill Barrett replied. In five minutes Mikey Loughman pointed a Swan free, but Diarmuid O’Halloran levelled from midfield three minutes later. Eoin Fennelly pointed C.J.K into the lead but after another three minutes another Barrett point levelled. We had six minutes without a score but Eoin Fennelly scored the first of four Mullinahone points in 18 minutes.

Cathal Horan from a free, Fennelly from a free for a foul on himself and Jack Shelly were the other point scorers. Then Lee Wall and Diarmuid O’Halloran exchanged points. Sean Curran had been injured sometime previously which resulted in Dean Murphy receiving a yellow card. In the 27th minute Denis Connolly came on as a blood sub for Eoin Fennelly. Within a minute Jack Shelly combined well with Sean Curran and Shelly slammed to the Carrick net. Danny Luttrell was booked and Lee Wall and Mikey Lonergan replied to the Mullinahone goal with points in the run up to the interval. Half time Mullinahone C.J.K 1-08, Carrick Swan 0-04.


Overplay in the fourth minute could have cost Mullinahone but a lucky break saw Tony Treacy get a chance and he duly goaled. Sean Curran followed up with a point. In the sixth minute Richie Walsh in the Mullinahone goal made a good save and cleared well under pressure. In the next minute Mikey Lonergan showed great skill when he cut a line ball over the Mullinahone crossbar. Jack Shelly replied for C.J.K as he began to come more and more into the game. Swan sent on Martin Griffin. Swan got on top around the middle of the field and shot four points in a row from Lonergan (2) Dale O’Mahony and then Bill Walsh. At this stage Mullinahone’s two goal cushion was proving most valuable.

In the 18th and 20th minutes we saw two pieces of great skill from Eoin Fennelly as he knocked down two high balls, the first to Jack Shelly and then to Denis Connolly. Both pointed as Swan began to fade. Evan Hogan came on for Swan. Tony Treacy pointed as did Sean Curran. Bill Walsh who had earlier seen yellow with Gary Cronin then got a second yellow. Jack Shelly placed Sean Curran for a point. Mikey Lonergan replied. Mullinahone added a goal and a point the goal coming from Curran as time ran out. Another Lonergan point closed Swan’s account and Curran’s goal was the last score for Mullinahone. Final score Mullinahone C.J.K 3-16, Carrick Swan 0-13.

As stated, Swan didn’t deserve to lose by 12 points. They played some very skillful hurling around the middle of the field. They were however unable to breach the Mullinahone backline which was well held together by Gary Cronin. Keith Mullally also played well at full back as did George Browning in the 2nd half. The loss of Diarmuid O’Halloran before half-time was a blow but his replacement Denis Connolly certainly staked a first team place. Both teams in this four team group can look forward to their remaining league section games with Moyle Rovers and Ballybacon with a degree of confidence.



C.J.K. Mullinahone - Richie Walsh Jack McCarthy Keith Mullally Paul Gayson David Walzer Gary Cronin Luke Mullally Eoin Fennelly Diarmuid O’Halloran Danny Luttrell Sean Curran Jack Shelly Tony Treacy George Browning Cathal Horan

Carrick Swan - Colm Lonergan John Joe Ryan Dale O’Hanlon Dean Murphy Jamie Long Jack Walsh Colm Loughnan Mikey Loughman Dale O’Mahony Damian McCarthy Bill Barrett

Referee Noel Cosgrave (Marlfield)



Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship Quarter-Final - Loughmore-Castleiney 0-22 Mullinahone 2-11

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Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship Quarter-Final - Loughmore-Castleiney 0-22 Mullinahone 2-11

posted 22 Sep 2012 14:12 by sites tipperary

Loughmore-Castleiney 0-22 Mullinahone 2-11

Round-up by Ed Donnelly

A dominant third quarter performance proved enough for Loughmore-Castleiney to book their semi-final place at the expense of Mullinahone at Semple Stadium on Saturday evening. The South champions started the game strongly, racing in to a four point lead after just six minutes. Loughmore recovered gradually and by the 19th minute, the sides were level at 0-5 each. There was little between the teams at this stage but indiscipline by the Loughmore rearguard resulted in two 20 metre frees in front of goal. That is a bad idea with Tipperary star Eoin Kelly around and he duly buried both frees to leave Mullinahone in front by 2-7 to 0-11 at half-time.

Mullinahone appeared to have the aid of the breeze in the second half but it was Loughmore who upped the ante straight from the throw-in. With Noel McGrath in fine form, Loughmore began to pick off the points while the Mullinahone forward division were now getting no change at all from the much tighter Loughmore defence. In the first 20 minutes of the second half, Mullinahone were reduced to one Eoin Kelly free while Loughmore added 7 points, 5 from play to turn the half-time deficit in to a four point lead.

Mullinahone made the last 10 minutes interesting as a Sean Curran point from play and 2 Eoin Kelly frees kept them within a score of Loughmore. However, the required Mullinahone goal never looked like coming and Loughmore hit the insurance points in injury time to run out 5 point winners. Noel McGrath finished as top scorer for Loughmore with six points from play while Liam McGrath added four points, three from frees. Eoin Kelly scored 2-8, all from frees while Sean Curran added two points from play.




Mullinahone survive Davins fight-back

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South Tipp senior hurling championship


Mullinahone survive Davins fight-back


Mullinahone CJK 1-21   Carrick Davins 1-13


Since they entered senior hurling ranks in 1992 Mullinahone CJK have consistently thrown up a player who could manage huge scores in interclub games. First it was John Leahy and then the mantle passed to Eoin Kelly. On Sat.night in Clonmel when Kelly wasn’t available up stepped Tipp’s midweek U21 hero to the plate. Sean Curran scored 0-12 with 0-08 from play. Seven of his points came from the nine CJK scored in the 2nd half when they were under pressure. Such was the under 21’s impact on the game. Without him his side could have been in serious trouble. Curran scored his fifth point in the 24th minute. A minute later Carrick lost Shane Butler to a straight red for a foul on Paul Curran. At this stage the score stood Mullinahone CJK 1-11 Carrick Davins 0-04. When Curran tacked on another point in 28 minutes it looked curtains for Carrick but it was Mullinahone rather than Carrick who faded out of the game. Davins scored three points before half-time and four more in the first nine minutes of the 2nd half to CJK’s one to cut the gap to only five points. A goal from Gerry Robinson in 19 minutes cut the lead to four but then Mullinahone revived somewhat and won the final 12 minutes by 0-06 to 0-02 as Davins tired. The final result coupled with the surprise one earlier from Monroe means that Ballingarry, Killenaule and Mullinahone are in the semi-finals with the last league section game between Davins and Swan being a winner takes all one. The winner will be in the South semi-finals while the loser is off to the O’Riain Cup and possible relegation playoffs.


Both games on Sat. evening had referees from outside the division. Knockavilla’s John McCormack was in charge of the whistle in Clonmel and did well to control possible outbreaks of trouble due to some simmering niggle. Davins started very well and inside a minute had a point from a free. Mullinahone responded with a vengeance and Sean Curran set up Paul Kelly in the 2nd minute and the net billowed. Curran tagged on a point but Gerry Robinson replied. Kevin Walzer, Alan Curran and Sean Curran from a free eased Mullinahone five points clear by eight minutes. Another two points by Curran, the first from a free and another from Oz bound Adrian Doheny  gave CJK an eight point advantage after 16 minutes. Michael Hackett in the Davins goal saved well from Sean Curran. At the other end his opposite number Alan Walsh who had a good game in goal was tagged and conceded a free which Noel Butler pointed for Davins fourth. Adrian Doheny pointed in reply after a goal attempt had been saved. Paul Kelly added two more CJK points and Sean Curran another in the 24th minute. Then came the sending- off. Alan Curran pointed when placed by Jack Shelly. Davins responded before half-time with thee Butler points with No. 4 Brendan even joining in. Half time Mullinahone CJK 1-12 Carrick Davins 0-07


J J Butler, Noel Butler(2) and Willie O’Dwyer continued the Davins revival with a single reply from Sean Curran in four minutes. At this stage Richie McGrath was driving on the Davins to great effect from the half back line. Noel Butler picked up a yellow card. Just afterwards Ml. Hackett made another very good stop in goal for Davins. Sean Curran pointed twice as Carrick brought on Mark Roche. Both teams were now somewhat wayward in their shooting as Ml.Coady got a yellow card. Gerry Robinson’s goal raised Davin hopes but Jack Shelly and Sean Curran took the harm out of it with points in the 20th and 22nd minutes. Davins introduced Mark O’Dwyer. Curran pointed again in 24 minutes. In 26 minutes Davins had the miss of the match and a goal chance went begging. It probably  didn’t matter but who knows? Edwin O’Meara got on the score-sheet before Curran pointed a free in 27 minutes. Noel Butler replied for Carrick. In 30 minutes Curran pointed a long distance free but the last score went to the Davins when a pointed free left the final score Mullinahone CJK 1-21 Carrick Davins 1-13.


Playing two senior games at separate venues didn’t really work out as the attendance in Clonmel was rather small. Both sides will take some comfort from the game though for both there will be as many negatives as positives. Tipp supporters will worry about the non appearance of Eoin Kelly and rejoice at the display of Sean Curran. They will also be glad that the county captain seemed okay after his “injury”. “Thank God” as one said “for face guards”. Davins will be pleased with their response to adversity when they were down to 14 players. The speed of some of the Davins seemed to trouble a lethargic Mullinahone. Had Davins goaled again during their rally we could have had a different result but they never solved the problem of Sean Curran. For them now it all goes down to the final league section game against the Swan. Mullinahone will be stronger come semi-final time but too many of those on duty on Sat. night seemed prepared to sit back and let others do the hard grafting. This will not do in a knockout semi-final. However management now have a break to turn attitude around. For the Kickhams Alan Walsh, AJ Cronin,Philip O’Shea and Jack Shelly showed up as well as their name players. Davins had good shows from Ml.Hackett, Stephen Cronin, Richie McGrath, Ml. Coady and Noel Butler.




Mullinahone C.J.K. Alan Walsh, Gary Cronin, A J Cronin, Brian Treacy,James Connolly, Paul Curran, Philip O’Shea, Edwin O’Meara, Donal Cody, Kevin Walzer, Alan Curran, Sean Curran, Jack Shelly, Paul Kelly, Adrian Doheny


Carrick Davins Ml.Hackett, Keith Condon, Stephen Cronin, Brendan Butler, Jim Walsh, Richie McGrath, Owen Power, Michael Coady, Willie O’Dwyer,Ml.Whelan, Stephen Moroney, Shane Butler, GerryRobinson, Noel Butler

Subs used Mark Roche, Mark O’Dwyer


Referee John McCormack (Knockavilla Kickhams)


Report by Ricky Sheehan


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