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Tipperary GAA Scene
By PRO Jonathan Cullen
FBD Insurance County Championships
Last weekend saw the commencement of the FBD Insurance county senior and intermediate football championships, with a total of 14 games taking place over the weekend. In group 1 of the senior championship, Upperchurch-Drombane got their campaign off to winning ways with a 4 point win over Cahir in Dundrum, while in Fethard on Saturday evening Clonmel Commercials put in a good second half shift to overcome Killenaule in a very well contested game. Commercials winning by 1-14 to 0-09 in the end. In group 2 Rockwell Rovers overcame Drom & Inch by 3-11 to 0-14 in Boherlahan, while in Clonmel Sportsfield Moyle Rovers recorded a comfortable 2-14 to 1-08 win over Kilsheelan Kilcash. In group 3 defending champions Loughmore-Castleiney commenced the defence of their title with a hard fought 0-12 to 0-07 win over Ardfinnan in Cashel. In the same group in Boherlahan, Moycarkey Borris scored 2-09 in an impressive win over Aherlow who ended the game scoring 1-05. In group 4 JK Brackens were made to fight all the way to the final whistle against a determined Arravale Rovers side who eventually had to give way to the mid men by 0-09 to 0-07. In the other game in group 4 Ballyporeen claimed the points thanks to a well deserved 1-11 to 0-09 win over Eire Óg Annacarty in Cahir.
In group 1 of the Intermediate football championship, Golden Kilfeacle started their championship with a 3-11 to 0-13 win over Fr Sheehys , while the second game in the group between Moyle Rovers and Galtee Rovers did not take place as Moyle Rovers could not field a team and conceded the game. In group 2 Ballina had 8 points to spare against Moyne-Templetuohy in Moneygall as they won by 0-11 to 0-03. In group 3 Clonmel Óg defeated JK Brackens by 4-08 to 0-07, while Clonmel Commercials overcame Fethard by 0-14 to 0-11 in Cloneen. In group 4, Grangemockler Ballyneale had a big win over Loughmore-Castleiney, the final score being 3-18 to 0-02.
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