Hurling - Under 15 County Final
St Joseph's College 2-8 Cashel CC 2-6
St. Joseph’s College, Borrisoleigh 2-8
Cashel Community School 2-6
1991 was the last year St. Joseph’s won the County U15 Hurling title. The squad of 2010 however bridged that nineteen year gap with an excellent display of skill, spirit and determination as they defeated a fancied Cashel C.S. in a superb final. Dr Morris Park in Thurles was the venue for this epic battle and conditions were ideal. To get to the final, St Joseph’s had defeated Comeragh College, Killenaule VS (after extra time) and Ballingarry, but yet they were viewed as underdogs due to the greater number of Cashel players who made Tipperary sides this year.
The game started ominously for St Joseph’s as Cashel gained early supremacy in around the midfield diamond area and rushed into a four point lead after ten minutes. Their centre back Killian Leukman was on top while the speed of their midfield duo was causing problems for Borrisoleigh. Despite conceding an early goal, the St Joseph’s defence refused to buckle and fought courageously to withstand this early Cashel onslaught. The full back line of Sean Kenny, Eoin Stapleton and Odhran Murphy were heroic as they stood firm against the rampaging Cashel side’s wave upon wave of attacks. Borrisoleigh’s rare incursions into their opponent’s territory was yielding very little as Cashel’s defenders looked strong and St Joseph’s forwards were struggling in their respective man to man match ups.
Borrisoleigh’s management of Kevin McCarthy and Pat Crowley made a few key changes in an attempt to stem Cashel’s dominance. Captain Danny Ryan was moved to midfield to curb the impressive Cashel number eight James Casey. Toomevara’s Mark Grace was placed on centre back Leukman, whose influence on the game waned thereafter. Diminutive Jack Hogan was relocated to wing forward, where he successfully battled to outplay the highly rated Brendan Ryan. A fantastic point from play by Jack Delaney and a Mark Grace free brought Borrisoleigh back into the match. The free won epitomised the spirit and teamwork of St. Joseph’s, as Cashel’s centre back Leukman was harassed and pressurised into overplaying the ball. When Grace drilled over the resultant free from fifty yards, the score inspired each member of the team to raise their performance. Midfielder Paul Ryan began to get a stranglehold in midfield and win a lot of possession. He scored St Joseph’s third point after being set up by great work from Jim Shanahan. Borrisoleigh’s half back line of Kieran Maher, Shane Kenny and Kieran Flaherty were now magnificent, while wing forward Liam McCutcheon was impressing with his skill, style and tireless work rate.
The intensity of the game was high octane now as immense battles and great hurling was evident throughout the pitch. Pointed frees on both sides left the half time score Cashel 1-3, St Joseph’s 0-4. While still in arrears by two points, momentum had noticeably shifted in St Josephs College favour. This trend continued at the start of the second half. An early Mark Grace goal was a hugh psychological boost for Borrisoleigh and Cashel were visibly rattled. In their previous games, Cashel had enjoyed facile victories, but now they were in an almighty battle, against a side that had already shown remarkable spirit in overcoming Killenaule in a tight contest after extra time. This experience now stood Borrisoleigh in good stead as they fully took advantage of their period of dominance. In a wonderful fifteen minute period, St Josephs College scored some spectacular points from play. Paul Ryan was outstanding in midfield and Liam McCutcheon scored a fine point. Jack Delaney cut in along the end line and from a seemingly impossible angle scored a sublime point, another inspirational moment enjoyed by Borrisoleigh during a period of class hurling and effort. Cashel players were swamped when in possession, crowded out of it on numerous occasions as Borrisoleigh players produced intensity to their play that was proving impossible to match. Cashel were hanging on, and two long range frees kept them within touching distance. Borrisoleigh’s pressure was now relentless however, and a six point lead was earned when the influential McCutcheon crashed home a goal with fourteen minutes to go.
Corner forward Jim Shanahan scored a fine individual point to stretch the lead, before Jack Delaney had a goal disallowed for a square ball. Pre match favourites Cashel then showed their class and responded admirably to set up a tense finish. A goal and a couple of points in a three minute spell, meant that nerves were on tender hooks as Borrisoleigh’s advantage was now just a slender two points with five minutes remaining. Heroes on both sides emerged all over the pitch, as every ball was contested for in a very sporting but determined fashion. Cashel reduced the margin to one, and they pushed star player Leukman up front in an effort to equalise. Goalkeeper Cathal O Sullivan was coolness personified in Borrisoleigh’s goal as high balls reigned in on top of him. All six defenders were brilliant especially Sean Kenny and Kieran Maher. Full forward Andy Hayden set up the brilliant Jim Shanahan to score another crucial point for Boris as the game entered injury time, but the drama wasn’t over yet. A free by Cashel was dropped short and deflected out for a 65. The 65 was lobbed in towards the square where Cashel manfully strove to score a match winning goal. Bodies clashed, hurls clashed as the solitary ricocheted around in agonised suspense, before the brave hearted Sean Kenny emerged from the rock with possession, burst through three challenges before he was felled. The ref blew the whistle for a free, and then ended this wonderful game to raucous cheers from Borrisoleigh players, teachers, supporters and parents alike.
Cashel lost nothing in defeat and another possible epic awaits these sides after Christmas in the Munster Championship where they are drawn to meet in the second round. But this was Borrisoleigh’s day as captain Danny Ryan lifted the Cup and brought it back to St Josephs College, after a nineteen year wait!
Scorers for St Josephs College: Mark Grace (1-3), Liam McCutcheon (1-1), Jim Shanahan (0-2), Jack Delaney (0-2), Paul Ryan (0-1), Jack Hogan (0-1)
Team: Cathal O Sullivan (JK Brackens), Sean Kenny (Borrisoleigh), Eoin Stapleton (Borrisoleigh), Odhran Murphy (Templederry), Kieran Maher(Borrisoleigh), Shane Kenny(Borrisoleigh), Kieran O Flaherty(Toomevara), Jack Hogan(Borrisoleigh), Paul Ryan (Toomevara), Mark Grace(Toomevara), Danny Ryan (CAPT) (Borrisoleigh), Liam McCutcheon (Templederry), Jim Shanahan(Toomevara), Andy Hayden(Silvermines), Jack Delaney(Toomevara).
Subs: Mike Kelly(JK Brackens), Darragh Carey(Templederry), Stephen Doolan, Sean Ryan, Micheal Carey (All Borrisoleigh), Pauric & Liam Ryan (Toomevara), Martin Coffey(JK Brackens), Paul Carey (Drom/Inch)
St. Joseph’s Borrisoleigh have had a good start to the year with two wins in the league against
two Clare teams, St. Caimins, Shannon and St. Flannans, Ennis. The first half of the game
against St. Flannans was a close affair with Borrisoleigh leading at half time 2-6 to 2-3. The
girls made no mistakes in the second half, winning comprehensively 6-11 to 2-5. The
game against St. Caimins was dominated by the Borrisoleigh girls from beginning to end,
winning by 9-9 to 2-6 with Aoife Ryan bagging an incredible 5-3.
Two teams competed in the junior 7’s in Charleville where both competed well but
were unfortunate not to reach knock out stages. The junior team were well beaten by St. Flannans
in the 1st round of the championship while the seniors got a bye against St Caimins, Shannon and
with the next round against Presentation, Thurles turning out to be a cracker finishing in a draw,
the replay is expected to be the same.
St. Joseph’s College took part in the Cidona Post Primary Schools Cross County Athletics held in
Clonmel Óg grounds in Clonmel on Wednesday 24th November 2010. St Josephs College entered
7 teams from first year to Senior, boys and girls, and came home with a credible haul of 27
medals. Impressive from St Josephs College were out three individual bronze medal winners, Aisling
Keller (1st Yr Girls), Noel Ryan (3rd Yr boys) and Siobhán McCutcheon (3rd Yr Girls). Apart from that,
medals were awarded to the top teams in each group.
Our teams performed great finishing in the top six of each group with our 3rd year girls
finished second with the scores of Siobhán McCutcheon (3rd), Ciara Dunne (6th), Julie Anne
Burke(7th) and Karen Purcell(11th). The 3rd Yr boys finished 3rd in a tough group consisting of Noel
Ryan(3rd), Seamus Burke(9th), Paidi Scanlon(14th) and Dean Ryan (15th). The second year girls
finished 3rd with the team of Sarah Ryan (8th), Eimear Ryan (13th), Cloda Scanlon (15th) and
Marguerite Ryan (16th). The Senior Boys finished third also and were awarded medals with the team
of Eamon Ryan (8th), Padraig Stapleton (9th), Michael Purcell (16th) and John Larkin (18th).
Credit goes to the pupils coach Michael Halpin for the achievement above and they can all look
forward to the Tipperary Cross Country in late January.
Aisling Keller (1st Yr) won bronze
Michael O Donoghue (1st Yr)
Sarah Ryan and Eimear Ryan (2nd Year)
Noel Ryan (433) (3rd Yr) won bronze
Boys 5 a side Soccer Tournament
St Joseph’s held their annual 5 a side tournament from December 09 to February 2010. It consisted of 25 teams vying for the much sought after Soccer Shield. This tournament is approximately 20 years old and has tragic roots, with one of the original students passing away shortly after the tournament began. The efforts of the students over the years is to honour his memory and any others who died before their time and to play soccer in a sporting fashion.
The 25 teams were divided into 4 groups dependent on their year, with the four group winners progressing to the overall semi finals. The first semi saw brothers do battle as Luke Ryans (3rd Yr) team took on Paul Ryans (1st Yr) team. In what proved to be a dogged match, Luke Ryan emerged victorious.
In the other semi, two of the pre tournament favourites, Eddie Hynes (3rd Yr) squared off against Michael Ryans (PLC) team. Michael Ryan team took the lead and never relinquished it throughout, Eddie Hynes hampered by an ankle injury battled through the pain but could not inspire his troops to rescue the game.
Any outsider watching the match would have put Michael Ryans team in as hot favourites for the final, but a blow to the favourites, with player of the tournament and captain Michael Ryan being unavailable, meant that the final was set up nicely.
With the senior team only allowed to field 4 players against 5 for the junior teams, Lukes team used the spare man well and took an early lead and maintained it to the closing minutes only for Michaels team to draw level at the finish on a scoreline of 4-4. The penalty shootout went the way of the senior side and they were crowned champions for 2010. Stand-in Captain James Ryan accepted the Shield from Tournament organiser and referee Mr Stephen Murphy.
Mr Murphy watches Dean Ryan defend against the oncoming Brian Everard
Mr Stephen Murphy presents the Soccer Shield to James Ryan, Thurles
Winning Team from left Michael Purcell, Brian Everard, James Ryan (Captain), Eddie Hynes, Brendan Hennessy
Ladies Soccer Tournament
St. Joseph’s College held its inaugural Ladies Soccer Tournament in February and March 2010. It consisted of 8 teams battling their way in a Cup format to be crowned Ladies Champions. Each team consisted of 5 girls from a variety of years.
The quarterfinals proved to be tentative with each team sizing each other up. The pre-tournament favourites Lynn Murphys team get off to a terrible start going two nil down early on, only with 5 minutes left did they find their rhythm and equalise late on. A penalty shoot-off ensued and the favourites survived. Noirin Staptelons team can count themselves unlucky to have gotten such a tough draw. The other stand out team of the quarters was Deirdre Flannerys team. The power of Deirdre and Maria Ryan enabled them to 6-1 opening round win.
The semis proved to be totally different to the quarters. Each team had settled and won their opening match and came out guns blazing. Lynns team, having scrapped through their quarter final brushed aside Moira Ryans team with ease to win 6-1. The other semi was Deirdre Flannerys team v Eimear Ryans team. However as in the quarter, the power of Deirdres team proved the difference and they reached the final.
The final was a clash of skill v power. Lynns team consisted of two excellent players, Nicole Walsh and Cliodhna Ryan (1st Yr). Their all action style never gave the opposition the time they were used to in their previous two matches and reduced them to shooting from long distance. However, goalie of the tournament, Marie O Brien was up to their best efforts and Lynns team ran out 3-0 victors. Congrats to Lynn and her team for their fine performance and all teams for the sporting way they played.
Lady of the match: Lynn Murphy
Team of the tournament: Marie O Brien (goalie), Deirdre Flannery, Nicole Walsh, Cliodhna Ryan and Maria Ryan
Thanks also goes to Tournament organiser and referee, Sean O Shea
Under 15 Hurlers 2009/2010
St. Joseph's hurlers has a fine win, storming to an eight point win inside the opening
ten minutes to coast to victory on a scoreline of 4-14 to 1-6. This leaves the boys in a Tipperary semi-final.
Under 15 Tipperary Schools Semi Final
St Joseph’s College Borrisoleigh (7-9)
Nenagh Vocational School (3-4)
On a bright and sunny day in picturesque Templederry, the young hurlers from Borrisoleigh and its surrounding clubs produced a terrific display to overcome a talented Nenagh side to qualify for the final of the Under 15 schools championship.
Right from the throw-in the boys in maroon, knuckled down to business with corner back Shane Kenny setting the tone with two early clearances from Nenagh’s initial attacks. Half backs Paul and Danny Ryan were busy too driving forward with the ball at every chance. The first score of the game after five minutes from a Ryan Toohey free and this signalled the start of a high scoring affair. Midfielder Liam Ryan’s point attempt fell short and into the net for a goal and soon after Cathal Kennedy pounced on a Mark Grace delivery and rattled the onion sack. This put St Josephs into a commanding lead but in what was the recurring theme of the game, Nenagh struck back with an expertly taken penalty and two points to give the scoreboard a more balanced look at the midpoint of the half.
Indeed was it not for the brilliance of key defender Seamus Burke in denying Nenagh an almost certain goal at this point then the result may have been a lot different. However this inspired all those around him and with Kieran Maher in goals and Declan Ryan and Philip Kennedy in the full back line making impressive clearances the Borrisoleigh forwards started to get on top of their markers. Ryan Toohey, Thomas Ryan and Luke Ryan hit lovely points and bizarrely two long range Ryan Toohey efforts went directly to the net to leave the score at half time a touch flattering to St Josephs 4-6 to 1-2.
As with every game the first score of a half is important and when Nenagh hit not just a goal but a point in the space of the first minute, it looked like a comeback might be on the cards. However, things soon settled down and with Ciaran Carey settling into his new position of half back and sub Michael Ryan winning a lot of ball in his corner, Borrisoleigh hit back with further pointed frees and a brilliant goal created by Cathal Kennedy and finished by his club mate Luke Ryan.
Again though, Nenagh goaled creating more anxious moments in the maroon backline but captain Philip Kennedy and man of the match Seamus Burke steadied the ship with timely interventions and clearances. Young goalkeeper Kieran Maher was pressed into action during this spell and he made a brace of crucial saves. This marked the end of any Nenagh fight back and substitutes Andrew Hayden, Shane Daniels, Sean Ryan and Kieran Flaherty flourished in the open spaces of the forward line with the later hitting a lovely goal and setting up scores for Ryan Toohey and Cathal Kennedy ended the game on a high. Final score 7-9 to 3-4.
Next up is a final appearance for St. Josephs against Abbey CBS of Tipperary Town. If the trophy is to be heading to the north of the county, the concession of goals at critical times in this game will need to be looked at. All in all however young hurlers of St. Josephs should be proud of their achievements so far in this campaign and it would be a fitting conclusion to see them claim the first schools final of this new decade.
St. Josephs College: Kieran Maher (Borrisoleigh) Shane Kenny (Borrisoleigh) Philip Kennedy (Templederry) Declan Ryan (Borrisoleigh) Paul Ryan (Toomevara) Seamus Burke (Borrisoleigh) Danny Ryan (Borrisoleigh) Liam Ryan 1-0 (Borrisoleigh) Ryan Toohey 2-6 (Silvermines) Mark Grace (Toomevara) Ciaran Carey (Templederry) Thomas Ryan 0-1 (Borrisoleigh) Luke Ryan 1-1 (Toomevara) Cathal Kennedy 2-1 (Toomevara) Dylan Reid (Borrisoleigh) Subs: Kieran Flaherty 1-0 (Toomevara) Andrew Hayden (Silvermines) Michael Ryan (Borrisoleigh) Shane Daniels (Silvermines) Sean Ryan (Borrisoleigh)
Under 15 County B hurling final a cracking contest
On Tuesday, January 21 Dr. Morris Park played host to the Under 15 B Hurling County Final between The Abbey School, Tipperary Town and St. Joseph’s College, Borrisoleigh. The weather was perfect for a game of hurling which proved to be a thrilling contest.
Borrisoleigh started the stronger but The Abbey survived their opponent’s early attacks until a free was converted by Borrisoleigh’s Ryan Toohey. He then went on to get another point from a free and his teammate Andy Hayden then slotted over a point to put St. Joseph’s three points to the good. The Abbey boys then began to settle a Colin Ryan point and two points from Jason Ryan brought the Abbey right back into the game. Again St. Joseph’s piled on the pressure but the Abbey fullback line kept them out. A point apiece from Ryan Toohey and Andy Hayden put St. Joseph’s back into a two point lead coming into the closing stages of the first half. This game was a game of real intensity and both teams playing great hurling and competing for every single ball. The Abbey’s full forward Mark Russell ended the half with a point which left the score at halftime, St. Joseph’s 5 points and The Abbey School 4 points.
The Abbey School started the second half very strongly and upped their game even further. The Abbey struck the first score of the second half with a pointed free from Colin Ryan. Then two quick fire goals by Ger Barlow and a cracker from John Kearns put the Abbey in to a strong position. Mark Russell added his second point of the day to put the Abbey 2-6 to St. Joseph’s 0-5. James Kinnane then slotted in another goal for the Abbey but this game was far from over. St. Joseph’s had a never say die attitude and they gradually clawed their way back into this thrilling encounter. They scored a great goal and two points followed in quick succession from Ryan Toohey and Cathal Kennedy. Following a scramble around the Abbey goal St. Joseph’s managed to prod the ball to the net. James Kinane then got an outstanding point off his left side to leave four points between the sides. St. Joseph’s responded when Ryan Toohey notching another two scores leaving the score The Abbey 3-7, St. Joseph’s 2-8. St. Joseph’s piled on the pressure but the Abbey boys held out to win by two points. It was a thrilling contest between two very committed and skilled teams. The Abbey School boys were over the moon at the final whistle. Congratulations to both teams and very well done to The Abbey School who continued on the success of the school who had earlier in the year won the Under 14 County B Hurling Title.
The Abbey Team: Eoghan MacNamara, Liam Cunningham, Ciaran Lowry, Tony Byrnes, Daragh Coughlan, David Finnane, Darren Neville, Ger Barlow, Jason Ryan, Conor Kissane, David Cussen, Colin Ryan, John Kearns, Mark Russell, James Kinane.
Subs: Daragh Fanning(David Cussen), Niall Enright(John Kearns), Brian Fanning(Colin Ryan)
St. Joseph’s Borrisoleigh Team: Kieran Maher, Shane Kenny, Philip Kennedy, Michael Ryan, Paul Ryan, Seamus Burke, Danny Ryan, Ryan Toohey, Liam Ryan, Andy Hayden, Ciaran Carey, Dylan Reid, Luke Ryan, Catahal Kennedy, Kieran Flaherty.
1st Yr Basketball
2nd Yr Basketball
Borrisoleigh 1st and 2nd year girls played their first round of basketball games against Borrisokane CC. The first years had a very tough match losing 12-44. Second years had a great match proving to be the stronger side. The match ended 35-17 to Borrisoleigh.
Camogie Munster Junior A Final (Champions) 2010
St.Josephs Borrisoleigh 3.11 St.Marys Charleville 2.08
St.Josephs College Borrisoleigh upset the queens of schools camogie, St Marys Charleville, by winning the Munster junior A final on Saturday January 23rd played in Ballyhea. It was a very tightly fought game played in very foggy conditions which made it difficult for players and supporters alike.
Borrisoleigh settled quite quickly into the game and were four points ahead before Charleville registered a score.Borrisoleighs' Aoife Ryan was clinical with her free taking but Charleville had similar qualities with Louise O'Flynn surprising Borrisoleigh with a quickly taken free ending up in the back of the net to set them off on a scoring spree. Charleville were awarded a penalty which was saved by Edel Ryan but they piled on the pressure and were leading at half time 2.6 to 0.5.
Borrisoleigh began the second half full of fighting spirit and with Julie Ann Burke moving to the half back line Charleville found it very difficult to win any decent possession. Teresa Ryan worked tirelessly at mid field with Aoife Ryan passing in quality ball to Cliodhna Ryan who scored a fine goal as did her name sake Cliona Ryan soon after.Charleville had no answer to the work rate and determination of the Borrisoleigh girls who are a credit to their clubs, Toomevarra, Silvermines, Templederry,Drom and Borrisoleigh.Having made history last year by winning the All Ireland Junior B championship for the first time it was a tremendous achievement to win this title.
Scorers: Borrisoleigh Aoife Ryan 1.7 Maria Ryan0.2 Elaine Murphy0.1 Cliodhna Ryan 1.0 Cliona Ryan 1.0 Julie Ann Bourke 0.1 Charleville Louise O' Flynn 1.4 Aoife Twohill 0.2 Sinead Dennehy 1.1
Under 14 South East Cup - Soccer
(BR)Sean O Shea (Coach), Dylan Reid, Cathal Kennedy, Luke Ryan, Danny Ryan, Dean Ryan, Liam Ryan,Seamus Bourke,Paidi Scanlon, Michael Scanlon, Ciaran Carey, Kian Hearty
(FR)Ryan Toohey, Colm O Brien, Jack Hogan, Andy Hayden, Paul Ryan, Kieran Maher, Odhran Murphy, Thomas Ryan,Declan Ryan, Shane Daniels
St. Joseph’s College kick started their history of 11 a side soccer by entry into the Under 14 South East Cup. It consists of teams from Tipperary and Waterford.
St. Joseph’s College, Borrisoleigh 1 Cashel Community College 1
St. Joseph’s began the campaign with a home game against Cashel CC. St. Joseph’s knew that this match would test what standard they were at, as Cashel had a good underage soccer structure in the town. The match proved engaging with Borrisoleigh battled every inch. Our defence was well marshalled by Luke Ryan (captain) and with Cathal Kennedy and Liam Ryan operating effectively in midfield, St Joseph’s were more than a match for Cashel, Borrisoleigh through Liam Ryan took the lead when he converted a penalty in the first half. Cashel responded strongly and equalised. Second half sub Paul Ryan, scored what was a perfect goal at the far post only for it to hit a divet behind the goalline and bounce back out. The ref deemed the ball to have hit the post and played on. Borrisoleigh kept pressing but just could not break down a resolute Cashel defence. With minutes left, Cashel broke and with a strong strike from outside the box destint for the far corner, a Borrisoleigh defenders outstretched hand diverted the ball away from goal. Cashel were awarded a penalty but blazed it wide. Minutes later the match ended with both teams sharing the points.
Scoil Mhuire, Ballingarry 1 St. Joseph’s College, Borrisoleigh 3
St. Joseph’s came into this game on the back of a good performance against Cashel CC and were confident of gaining victory against Scoil Mhuire. With two changes from the Cashel game, St Joseph’s left winger Andrew Hayden was causing a lot of damage with his all out attacking style. However, with barely 15 minutes gone a bad tackle left Andrew being replaced by Thomas Ryan. Thomas continued where Andy left off and turned out to be the star man on show. His corners and crosses created numerous chances for his teammates. With the pressure Borrisoleigh were exerting on Ballingarry, our forwards wayward shooting was the main reason that Borris failed to take the lead at half time. Queue the second half and the Ryan show began, two goals and an assist gave Borris a three one victory. All over the pitch Borris were dominant, so much so that the Manager took the time to blood younger players, Kieran Maher came on for Dylan Reid and Dean Ryan came on for Paidi Scanlon. Late on Paul Ryan picked up a knock and that gave Odhrán Murphy a chance to show his skill. His run across the box deceived the Ballingarry goalie allowing Thomas Ryan to score direct from a free. As impressive as St. Joseph’s were, there are still lots of work to do. A more clinical team than Ballingarry would have punished St Joseph’s more severely. Borrisoleigh are awaiting the outcome of the Cashel v Ballingarry match to see which of the three teams tops the group.
With this win St Joseph’s are guaranteed a next stage match. Well done to all players on emerging from the group.
Munster & All Ireland Junior B Champions 2009
Munster Junior B Champions 2009
Run to the Munster Final
St. Joseph’s College Borrisoleigh, have reached the Junior B Camogie Munster Final.
These girls have had a successful campaign to date remaining unbeaten in all their matches. Their first opponents were the Ursuline, Thurles were an historic victory was achieved as St. Joseph’s were victorious for the first time in many years.
St. Joseph’s girls opened the scoring and this set the tone of the match. Maria Ryan scored an excellent point this was quickly followed with scores from Nicole Walsh and Aoife Ryan. Sheila Ryan, Teresa Ryan, Michelle Ryan, Louise McLoughlin, Niamh O’Donoghue worked tirelessly creating scoring chances. The defence were quick to smother any attack from the opposition. The score line finished in favour of the Borrisoleigh girls 4-14 to 0-2.
The next opponents were Colaiste Cholim, Ballincollig, Co. Cork. The Borrisoleigh were relentless in their pursuit of victory with a star performance from the 1st year student Maria Ryan with a personal tally of 4-6.
The semi-final was then played on Tuesday the 16th of December in Templederry in atrocious conditions. The opponents on this occasion were Borrisokane Vocational school. This was a much tighter affair with both teams battling against wind and rain. The marking was tight as points were registered from both teams. The score line finished once again in favour of St. Joseph’s college 2-7 to 1-3.
This team also represented Munster in the All-Ireland 7’s competition in Dublin in early October. They played teams from Mallow, Cashel and Fermoy in their division to reach the All-Ireland.
This team is made up of players from Toomevara Camogie Club: Moira Ryan (captain), Geraldine Kelly, Sheila Ryan, Claire Ryan, Teresa Ryan, Aoife Ryan, Michelle Ryan, Nicole Walsh, Moira Ryan, Julie Anne Bourke, Regina Cleary, Karen Kenny.
Silvermines : Edel Ryan, Maria Ryan, Louise McLoughlin, Elaine Murphy, Vivienne Glesson.
Burgess: Niamh O’Donoghue
Killea: Katie O’Meara
Drom and Inch: Karen Purcell
Borrisoleigh: Miriam Dunne
Munster Colleges Camogie Junior B Final
St Josephs 4-07 St Flannans 0-03
On Saturday the 24th January, St. Joseph’s College and St. Flannan’s College, Ennis competed in the Munster Colleges Camogie Junior B Final. St. Joseph’s travelled to Éire Óg in Ennis and in near perfect conditions put on a superb display of hurling. The Borrisoleigh defense had their work cut out for them as they hassled and harried the Clare girls. The match was very close with nothing between the two teams. Borrisoleigh took the lead in the first half, a lead they never relinquished.
St. Joseph’s: Edel Ryan, Katie O’Meara, Geraldine Kelly, Moira Ryan (captain), Claire Ryan, Sheila Ryan, Louise McLoughlin, Teresa Ryan, Niamh O’Donoghue, Nicole Walsh, Michelle Ryan, Aoife Ryan, Moira Ryan, Maria Ryan, Julie-Anne Bourke, Elaine Murphy, Karen Kenny, Karen Purcell, Vivienne Glesson, Ceri Healy, Miriam Dunne, Regina Cleary.Subs: Elaine Murphy for Claire Ryan, Ceri Healy for Niamh O’Donoghue.Scorers: St. Joseph’s College – Sheila Ryan (0-1), Niamh O’Donoghue (1-2), Nicole Walsh (0-2), Aoife Ryan (1-0), Moira Ryan (1-0), Julie-Anne Bourke (1-2)
St. Joseph’s College Borrisoleigh Camogie team All-Ireland bound.
St. Joseph’s College 4-8
Borris Vocational School 1-2
On Saturday 7th of March St. Joseph’s College, Borrisoleigh and Borris Vocational School, Carlow contested the All-Ireland College’s Camogie Junior B Semi-Final in Templederry. The first half started at a furious pace with St. Joseph’s playing into a strong wind. Carlow scored a point from play as they settled into the game. Sheila Ryan snapped the dropping sliotar from Edel Ryan’s puck out, crossing the ball to Teresa Ryan. Teresa spotting Niamh O’Donoghue passed the ball to her. Niamh was fouled and Nicole Walsh stepped up to take St. Joseph’s first free. Nicole positioned on the half-way line, dropped the ball into the forward line to the waiting Moira Ryan, catching the ball superbly Moira scored St. Joseph’s opening score a goal. The Borrisoleigh defense were under pressure as Carlow put up a huge battle. Captain Moira Ryan took charge of the back line and assisted by full-back Geraldine Kelly and corner-back Katie O’Meara the three girls created a formidable line of defense working the ball out to the mid-field. Sheila Ryan, Claire Ryan and Louise McLoughlin were hassling the opposition making every attempt to breach the defense almost impossible. Louise took a side-line ball, Michelle Ryan had the ball in her hand passing it across the field to the ever vigilant Aoife Ryan, Aoife passed to Maria Ryan and spotting Julie-Anne Bourke running laid the pass in Julie-Anne took her chance a goal to St. Joseph’s. Carlow replied with a goal and quickly followed this up with a point. Teresa Ryan was first to collect the puck out laying on for Aoife Ryan. Aoife controlled the sliotar perfectly and with an injection of speed passed two Borris defenders. Aoife passed the ball into Julie Anne Bourke, she was fouled and Nicole Walsh was on hand to score her second free of the day. As the half time whistle blew St. Joseph’s were 2 points up. The second half opened at a blistering pace. The rain had stopped but the wind was still a factor. Nicole Walsh scored an excellent point from a side-line ball. Borrisoleigh were getting on top despite Carlow’s best efforts. Sheila Ryan, Teresa Ryan and Niamh O’Donoghue were completely dominating in the centre of the field continuously winning the puck outs. Nicole Walsh received a great pass from Niamh O’Donoghue, Nicole was fouled and once again her sharp shooting saw St. Joseph’s put another point on the score-board. Louise McLoughlin won the breaking ball passing it to Julie Anne Bourke who had moved out the wing. Niamh O’Donoghue received the pass and leaving defenders in her wake crossed the ball to Moira Ryan. Moira with assured accuracy scored her second goal of the day. Louise McLoughlin was fouled, Moira Ryan took the free Niamh O’Donoghue won the ball passing it on to Michelle Ryan, Michelle scored a perfect point from a tight angle. Niamh O’Donoghue was first to win the puck out driving the ball up to the forwards. Aoife Ryan laid in the sliotar to Moira Ryan and Borrisoleigh had another goal. Niamh O’Donoghue was fouled allowing free taker Nicole Walsh to score another excellent point. Carlow continued to battle however Geraldine Kelly was on hand to stop their efforts getting the ball out to Katie O’Meara. Katie put her football skills to good use driving the ball to Sheila Ryan. Maria Ryan caught the pass and scored the last point of the game.
St. Joseph’s College would like to thank Templederry GAA for the use of their facilities. They would also like to extend their grateful appreciation to the Toomevara Camogie Club for the use of their jerseys.
St. Joseph’s Team: Edel Ryan (Templederry), Katie O’Meara (Killea), Geraldine Kelly(Toomevara), Moira Ryan captain (Toomevara), Claire Ryan (Toomevara), Sheila Ryan (Toomevara), Louise McLoughlin (Templederry), Teresa Ryan (Borrisoleigh), Niamh O’Donoghue (Burgess), Nicole Walsh 0-5 (Borrisoleigh), Michelle Ryan 0-1 (Toomevara), Aoife Ryan 0-1 (Toomevara), Moira Ryan 3-0 (Templederry), Maria Ryan 0-1 (Silvermines), Julia-Anne Bourke 1-0 (Toomevara), Elaine Murphy (Templederry), Karen Kenny (Borrisoleigh), Karen Purcell (Drom-Inch), Vivienne Gleeson (Templederry), Ceri Healy (Nenagh), Miriam Dunne (Borrisoleigh), Regina Cleary (Toomevara).
Will all parents/students keep a constant eye on the updated school calendar.
Mock Exams 4th Feb-22nd Feb
Midterm Break 11th Feb-15th Feb
is back on for 15 weeks until end of May 2013. Letter available from school containing dates & cost.
5th Yr & TY 6th Feb 16.45pm
2nd Yr 1st March 1.45pm
Upcoming GAA fixtures
Under 17 Hurlers v Clonmel
Under 14 Football Blitz Rockwell - May '13
SPORTS HALL - to rent
St. Joseph's College are renting the Sports Hall in the evenings. If interested in renting contact Sean O Shea at 0504-51215
Under 15 Hurling County Champions and Munster Champions 2012
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