DURLAS OG ARE UNDER 12A COUNTY
Durlas Og Under 12s bridged a 21 year gap with a
well deserved 9 point win over a fancied
Clonmel Commercials team in the County Football final in Templetuohy.
often the case, this game was won as
much on the training ground as on the pitch. Our extremely well coached boys
played an outstanding brand of football to clinch the County title for the first
time since a young Lar Corbett helped our boys to County honours in 1993.
resolute defense of Stephen Donovan, Conor Fogarty, Conor Stapleton, Luke
Fogarty and Daniel Ruddy laid the foundation for victory with a solid first half
performance against the wind. James
Armstrong and Paddy Creedon were on top in midfield and the forward interplay of
Oisin O’Brien, Conor Ruddy, Jack Kelly,
Daragh Stakelum, Conor Whitehead and Urban Nolan was a joy to watch.
credit is due to the mentors, Fergus O’Brien, Richie Stapleton, Danny Ruddy,
David Fogarty and Sean O’Connell who had the team expertly coached and playing a
wonderful style of attacking football.
Team and scorers:
Durlas Og: Steven
Donovan, Conor Fogarty, Luke Fogarty, Conor Stapleton, Daniel Ruddy, James
Armstrong, Paddy Creedon (2-4), Jack Kelly, Darragh Stakelum, Oisin O'Brien
(1-3), Conor Ruddy (0-1), Urban Nolan (0-1), Conor Whitehead.
victorious team were heralded through the town with the customary blowing of
horns and were greeted at Pairc na Nog by a large crowd who welcomed home the
newly crowned County Champions. Well done boys.
For full match report and
photographs (thanks to John Smith and John O’Loughlin) go to our website
www.durlasog.tipperary.gaa.ie , which
also has a photograph of the victorious team from
Hurling blitz in Dr. Morris Park
this Wednesday 28th May. Boys are asked to be in Dr. Morris Park at 6.45 and we
expect to be finished before 8.30. Boys should bring hurley, helmet, boots and
Durlas Og top if possible.
Training as usual on Saturday
morning at 10.00. Football training on Wednesday evening at
number of our U14 Panel were involved in an U13 tournament in St Finbarrs Cork
on Saturday. It was a very enjoyable day. We topped our group defeating
Middleton, Blackrock and drawing with Glen Rovers. In the semi final we came up
against St Finbarrs and after a great contest we lost out by a single point.
Finbarrs went on to win the final. The following day we hosted Ballygunner from
Waterford and both our A and B teams had excellent workouts. Training continues
for all panel members as the Mid Championship draws
Monday we drew sith Moycarkey in the mid final in a thriller in Templemore. We
lost the replay on Saturday in the Ragg. Well done to all players.