Boherlahan Dualla Community Games had two teams representing Tipperary and Munster in the All-Ireland Community Games teams finals in UL on Saturday 9th August.
U14 Girls Camogie Team.
Capping off a tremendous season for this talented group of girls, our U14 girls were crowned All Ireland Community Games Camogie Champions!
Boherlahan Dualla Community Games U14 Camogie Team; Sarah McLoughlin, Mya Hickey, Leah Hickey, Doireann Ryan, Brid Quirke, Abbie Horgan, Sophie Moynihan, Evanne Gleeson, Abbie Phelan, Clodagh O Dwyer, Jayden Carroll, Dearbhla Casey, Neasa Dwan, Margaret Keane, Niamh McCarthy, Leah Maher.
The girls received a bye directly into the final as the Ulster team withdrew, so the girls were able to see their potential final oppositions in action as Glenmore-Tullogher, Rosbercon of Kilkenny took on Woodford-Tynagh of Galway. The Kilkenny girls prevailed and set up a Tipperary v Kilkenny All Ireland Final.
From the start, the girls’ fantastic skills were evident and very quickly they had overwhelmed their opposition. Across the field, the interplay between the players was textbook and really showed the results of all the honest work they have put into their training and the great coaching they have received. At the final whistle, there were great scenes of joy as they were awarded their gold medals – the well deserving All Ireland Champions. They have been brilliant ambassadors for Boherlahan Dualla and great role models for younger players following them. Many thanks to the girls and their families for their commitment, and to their coaches Seamus Hickey, Thomas Quirke, Martha Quirke, Laura Hickey and Eileen McLoughlin for their positivity and encouraging training with the girls.
U11 Boys Hurling Team.
An early start in the houses of the boys U11 Hurling team as they had a semi-final at 9am against Ulster Champions, Bawn-Latton of Monaghan. The boys were comprehensive winners over the Monaghan boys and had to regroup to face a much tougher opponent in the Final. In the other semi- final, it was Galway v Kilkenny, with Beagh of Galway taking on Piltown. After a closely fought semi-final, Beagh emerged.
Thus, it was Tipperary v Galway battling it out for the All Ireland Final. The boys put up a great fight and were 1 point down at half time, but as has happened in so many matches, the third quarter was the decisive factor and Beagh pulled away. Despite playing their hearts out, the boys lost by 7 points.
All Ireland Silver medals were awarded to the boys – a terrific achievement. They were a credit to their families and to their coaches Garret Mcloughlin, Brian Gleeson, Mairead Hayes, Martha Quirke, Laurence Hickey and Liam Burke who put in huge energy and commitment into the team.
Boherlahan Dualla Community Games U11 Hurling team; Dara Crosse, Harry Ryan, Niall Quirke, Jake Gleeson, Cian O Donnell, Jamie Maher, Albert Maher, Cian Fogarty, Gearoid Horgan, Jack Maher, AJ Power, James Carthy, Dunnacha Harrington, Phillip Ryall, Luke Keane, Robert Mulcahy.
On Saturday 25th September, we had three athletes competing in the All-Ireland athletics track and field events at Carlow IT. Roisin Heffernan and Rory Crosse were representing Tipperary in U14 Javelin. Both threw very well and enjoyed the experience of competing in a major athletics competition. In the long puck, Sarah McLoughlin performed superbly and finished in 4th place, which earned her a Pewter medal – one of only eight athletes to medal for Tipperary. Congratulations to all!
Huge thanks and congratulations to all our young participants who did Boherlahan Dualla proud in every competition they have entered. Our thanks to all the coaches and team managers for their commitment and enthusiasm. Thank you to the parents and families of the competitors who provided such support and positive encouragement. Finally, thank you to the Boherlahan Dualla Community Games committee and to the Tipperary Community Games committee for your hard work on behalf of all the young participants.