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Tipperary GAA Scene – October 5th 2022

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Tipperary GAA Scene – October 5th 2022

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It was football all the way last weekend with games being played at senior, intermediate and junior level. In the senior football championship, both semi finals were played in Golden on Sunday afternoon. First into action were South Tipperary neighbours and great rivals Clonmel Commercials and Moyle Rovers, who were both keen to come out on top in this game and claim their place in the final as well as the local bragging rights. The game was played at a very fast tempo with Moyle Rovers taking an early lead, however Clonmel Commercials made a number of changes at the latter stages of the first half and these changes seemed to settle their team and once they got their noses in front there was always only going to be one result. The Clonmel men ended up comfortable 1-14 to 0-09 winners. In the second semi final, reigning champions Loughmore-Castleiney faced an Upperchurch Drombane side who came in to this game on a high having qualified for the hurling equivalent a week earlier. This game was played at a very fast tempo all through as “The Church” set about laying down a marker and this they did in spades. They were clearly the better team on the day and in fairness deserved to be further ahead at the final whistle. That said Loughmore-Castleiney did have several very scorable chances that they did not take which may have altered the final score. In the end Upperchurch Drombane held their composure and more importantly their discipline under intense pressure to claim an historis win on a score line of 1-12 to 1-11 and qualify for their first ever county senior football final.

In the Intermediate football championship semi finals, Littleton played host to both games on Saturday afternoon. The first game saw CJ Kickhams Mullinahone playing Golden Kilfeacle and it was the South Tipp men who emerged victorious by 0-12 to 1-05, Golden Kilfeacle will be disappointed to have exited the competition at semi final stage once again, but they will also be well aware that registering no score in the second half of the game most certenaly did not help their cause. In the second semi final a very well fancied Grangemockler Ballyneale took on Ballina in what was a well contested game that saw Ballina race in to a 1-04 to 0-02 lead after 15 minutes. Ballina had further extended the advantage at the break, going in to the dressing room ahead by 2-05 to 0-06. The South Tipperary side looked shell shocked and seemed to be struggling to deal with the physical strength of their opponents. Things continued in the same vein in the second half as Ballina held on to their lead and held out for a memorable 2-10 to 0-12 win.

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