Rosegreen juveniles have been busy over the last 4 weeks playing numerous games.
Rockwell/Rosegreen Under 12’s played their last match in the round robin part of the West Tipperary Under 12B tournament. Their opposition were Cappawhite Gaels. Both sides needed to win this game to ensure a place in the semi-finals of the competition. This game was played in Cappawhite on the 17th of July. Mark Jordan was in charge of the game. Both sides were anxious to make the semi-finals, this was a tight game and with a few minutes left Cappawhite Gaels were ahead by two points. Rockwell/Rosegreen needed a goal to make the semi-final and that is exactly what they got, following a goal mouth scramble. This goal put Rockwell/Rosegreen ahead and thankfully at the final whistle they had taken the two valuable points to ensure a place in the semi-final. Fair play to all of the Rockwell/Rosegreen players for showing true grit and determination to win this game and make the semi-final.
The semi-final was played on the 7th of August in Dundrum. In the semi-final they played Lattin/Aherlow who had defeated them earlier in the championship. Rockwell/Rosegreen had improved and were hoping to make the Under 12B final. The first half of the game was tight and after the twenty minutes Lattin/Aherlow led on a score line of 1-4 to 0-3. It was all to play for in the second half, although Rockwell/Rosegreen felt at half time that a number of missed goal opportunities would be costly by the full time whistle. The second half was exciting with Rockwell/Rosegreen managing to close the gap, but two late goals from Lattin/Aherlow proved decisive, with Lattin/Aherlow running out winners on a score line of 3-7 to 1-5. This was a very good effort by Rockwell/Rosegreen who should be proud of their performance against a strong Lattin/Aherlow team. This team now look forward to playing Clonoulty/Rossmore in the shield semi-final in the next week. Reaching a shield final is well within their grasp. Well done to the players and mentors for their efforts to date.
Panel: David Bergin, Ryan Corcoran, Adam Gearon, Oisin Cummins, Padraic Ryan, Patrick Colville, Colin Bourke, Peter Heaney, Jack Moloney, Karol Geraghty, Cian O’Brien, Brian Byrne and John Bergin.
The Under 12B team await a quarter final in the Under 12F competition on Monday the 14th of August when they play Lattin/Aherlow in Rosegreen. Best of luck to the players in the quarter final.
Rockwell/Rosegreen Under 14’s have been busy in the Under 14B Hurling Championship. On the 20th of July they travelled to Lattin to play Lattin/Aherlow in the last game of the round robin series. Rockwell/Rosegreen proved too strong running out clear winners on a score line 3-5 to 0-4. This ensured that Rockwell/Rosegreen had made the semi-final where they were set to play their near neighbours Cashel King Cormacs.
The West Tipperary Under 14B semi-final was played in Dundrum on the 9th day of August. Fergal Horgan was in charge of the game which promised to be a close encounter. The sides had met on three occasions this year with Cashel winning two encounters narrowly and the other game ending in a draw. Rockwell/Rosegreen were clearly up for the game scoring five points without reply. At the interval Rockwell/Rosegreen had taken a commanding lead on a scoreline of 1-9 to 0-2. The second half was tight, Cashel missed a number of goal opportunities which proved costly, Cashel were unable to close the gap and at the final whistle Rockwell/Rosegreen had ran out convincing winners on a scoreline of 1-12 to 0-5. This was a good performance from Rockwell/Rosegreen who were now in the final against Arravale Rovers.
The West Tipperary Under 14B final was played in Cashel on Saturday the 12th of August. Arravale Rovers had defeated Lattin/Aherlow in the other semi-final. The game was played in perfect conditions under the watchful eye of Sean Bradshaw. Arravale Rovers started far better and scored five points without reply. At this stage Rockwell/Rosegreen needed to respond and that is what they did, scoring four unanswered points. Both sides added points to their tallies and at the interval Arravale Rovers led on a scoreline of 0-8 to 0-6. Rockwell/Rosegreen had the assistance of the breeze in the second half, but unfortunately conceded a goal early in the second half. Rockwell/Rosegreen responded with 1-3 without reply, now they were a point in front, the goal was well finished by Tyler McCormack. Rockwell/Rosegreen did not build on this lead allowing Arravale Rovers to score four unanswered points. Both teams exchanged a number of points in the closing stages but Rockwell/Rosegreen could not close the gap and Arravale Rovers ran out winners on a scoreline of 1-15 to 1-11. This was a good performance by Rockwell/Rosegreen and the players can be proud of their efforts on the day.
Panel: Colin Geraghty, Gerard O’ Dwyer, Ben Corcoran, Danny Doherty, Jason O’Gorman, Dion Gleeson, Luca Fitzgerald, Tom Downey, JP Anglim, Daniel Keating, Kyle Burke, Tom Marnane, Joseph Lawrence, Diarmuid O’Brien, Tyler McCormack, Padraig Quinlan, Eoghan Doyle, Kyle O’Brien, Dylan Adcock, Conor Hennessy, Senan McMahon, Jake Phelan and Sean Downey.
Mentors: Enda Brady, Fergus English, Michael Downey, TJ Phelan, Paddy Anglim and Conor English
Rockwell/Rosegreen’s Under 16’s travelled to Lattin on the 7th of August to play Lattin/Aherlow in the Under 16B West Championship. Rockwell/Rosegreen proved too strong on the night running out clear winners on a scoreline of 1-17 to 1-4. This was a win that Rockwell/Rosegreen needed and in their last game they play Emly/Treacys in New Inn on Monday the 14th of August. A win in this game will guarantee Rockwell/Rosegreen a semi-final place. Rockwell/Rosegreen will be hoping for a good performance to gain the two points to make the semi-final.
Rosegreen Field Day
The Rosegreen Field evening took place on Saturday the 5th day of August. An under six and eight hurling blitz took place in the field. This was an excellent evenings hurling prior to the epic hurling semi-final between Tipperary and Galway. Rosegreen Community would like to thank the following GAA Clubs who supported our field evening – Knockavilla/Donaskeigh Kickhams, Golden/Kilfeacle, Durlas Og, Fethard, Clonoulty/Rossmore, Rockwell Rovers, Ballyclerihan and Boherlahan/Dualla. Cashel and Fethard camogie Clubs also attended and many thanks to both camogie clubs.
On Tuesday the 25th of July Rockwell/Rosegreen under 12’s travelled to Semple Stadium for a provincial blitz. The team played three games on the “Field of Legends” competing well in all of the games. The team also met Tipperary Senior Hurler John McGrath who fielded many questions from our young players. Many thanks to the number of parents who volunteered to accompany the children on the day, making the outing possible.
The Rosegreen GAA Draw for 2017 will begin with the first draw on Friday night the 1st day of September in Dansies Bar, Rosegreen. The draw is vital for the funding of the activities of Rosegreen GAA Club. Promoters will be contacting the participants in the next week or two. Should anyone be interested in joining please contact any of the Clubs Officers or the Draw co-ordinator Matt Geraghty.