Rosegreen’s juveniles have been busy on the playing fields over the past week or two.
On Monday the 3rd of April our second under 12 team played their first competitive game this year. This game took place in Rosegreen against Arravale Rover’s third team. The weather conditions on the evening deteriorated during the first half which made football extremely difficult for both teams. Arravale Rovers got the better start and were 5 scores up at half time. Rosegreen improved in the second half and scored 4 times, Arravale Rovers were the better side on a difficult night, on a scoreline of 11 scores to 4. On Monday the 10th of April this team were in action again where they travelled to Kilcommon to play Sean Treacy’s second team. The weather conditions were kinder on this occasion and after an entertaining game Sean Treacy’s came out on top on a scoreline of 20 scores to 7. This Rosegreen second under 12 team are very young and are improving with each match. All of the children look forward to further games in the West Tipperary Under 12 E/F competition in the coming weeks.
Rosegreen’s first under 12 team were in action on Friday evening last the 7th of April in Rosegreen. This was the second round of the West Tipperary Under 12C competition. On this occasion Sean Treacy’s were the opposition. This game was played in excellent conditions in Rosegreen under the watchful eye of Ruairi Ryan. This game was a close affair with both teams giving their all. Rosegreen were ahead for the majority of the game and looked like that they would close the game out. Sean Treacy’s did not give up and managed in the closing minutes to score two goals and managed to win by two points. This was a game that maybe Rosegreen could have won but fair play to Sean Treacy’s who never gave up. Both teams now look forward to the final group games in the next week or two.
The combination of Rockwell Rovers and Rosegreen were in action on Wednesday the 12th of April in the West Tipperary Under 14B Féile semi-final. This game was played in Leahy Park, Cashel with the opposition being Cashel King Cormac’s. Sean Bradshaw was in charge of this game which was played in perfect conditions for hurling. Rockwell/Rosegreen were the better team in the first half, the highlight of which was a well taken goal by JP Anglim. The score at halftime read Rockwell/Rosegreen 1-4 and Cashel King Cormacs 0-2. An entertaining second half awaited those present at the match. Rockwell/Rosegreen began the half well by adding one point but that was to be their total for the evening. Cashel fought back with three points to leave a goal between the sides. A goal for Cashel would level the match and their persistence paid off, with a green flag eventually being raised. The game ended level on 1-5 each, a most entertaining game, the sides will have to meet again to determine who will reach the West Tipperary Under 14B Féile final for 2017. Fair play to both sides for their efforts in this sporting encounter.
Rockwell/Rosegreen under 16’s were in action on Monday the 10th of April in the under 16B West Football Championship. Having defeated Clonoulty/Rossmore in their first game they looked forward to their second outing against the combination of Emly and Sean Treacys. This game was played in Rosegreen, refereed by David Grogan. This game proved to be a one sided affair unfortunately. Rockwell/Rosegreen played the better football in the first half and took a commanding lead at halftime on a scoreline of 3-11 to 0-1. Rockwell/Rosegreen played some good football working together as a team. Emly/Treacys improved in the second half and added 1-5 to their tally. The game eventually finished on a scoreline of 5-14 to 1-6. Rockwell/Rosegreen having won both of their games qualify for the West final.
Under 16 Panel – Christopher Geraghty, Eoin McSweeney, Cian Hayde, Jake Fitzgerald, Harry Fitzgerald, John Marnane, Patrick Hickey, Tom Tobin, Michéal Quinlan, Adam Ryan, Lee Gleeson, Brian Og O’ Dwyer, Seán Ryan,
Conor O’ Neill, Kevin Cleary, Diarmuid English, Finbarr English, Kyle Burke and Diarmuid O’Brien.
The GAA Easter Camp was a success in Rosegreen on the 11th, 12th & 13th of April. The children who attended had great fun over the three days, the weather was kind to all, the children all left on Thursday with their Football and Sliotar to practice at home. A big thank you to Louise Brennan and others for their good work over the three days.