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Weekend sports review

December 201209th


Weekend sports review

Nenagh Ormond

The senior side suffered a heart-breaking defeat away to Navan in Division 2B of the Ulster Bank League on Saturday. A Shane O’Callaghan try helped Nenagh Ormond into a 12-0 first half lead and while Navan hit back with a penalty prior to the break the Nenagh lads looked well capable of winning at Balreask Park. Indeed, when the sides traded penalties (15-6) early in the second half Nenagh were still performing well. Navan, however, struck for a try (15-11) before a second converted try helped the home side toward a 18-15 win. That defeat sees Nenagh Ormond drop to fifth in the Division 2B table and seven points behind leaders Rainey Old Boys. There is, however, a long way to go and Nenagh now eagerly look forward to their next outing in the league when they host Thomond at New Ormond Park on Friday, January 18th (7.30pm). The club’s annual table quiz takes place in the Dapp Inn on December 14th. 


Meanwhile Donnacha Ryan was outstanding in Munster’s 15-9 Heineken Cup win over Saracens at Thomond Park on Saturday evening. Ronan O’Gara accounted for all of Munster’s points in a narrow win. Munster led 9-3 at the break and will now face into their trip to London next weekend for the return game with their Heineken Cup destiny in their own hands.

Gaelic Games

Toomevara will face Kilruane MacDonagh’s in the North Tipperary under-21A hurling final. This afternoon, in a bed-tempered affair, Toomevara got the better of Burgess. Extra-time was required to separate the sides in Templederry. At full-time the scoreline read Burgess 0-12 Toomevara 1-9, but in extra-time Toomevara gained an upper hand and won 2-12 to 0-15.

Meanwhile Kildangan will now face Roscrea in the North Tipperary under-21B hurling final. In their respective semi-final Roscrea led Ballinahinch 1-12 to 0-4 after a one-sided opening half. Ultimately Roscrea proved far too strong for Ballinahinch and won 2-17 to 0-8. Kildangan’s semi-final against Portroe proved similarly lop-sided. At half-time Kildangan led 1-11 to 0-5 before progressing to win by twenty-three points (2-24 to 0-7). The North Tipperary GAA Board Convention takes place in the Nenagh Éire Óg Complex on Monday evening at 8pm.

Junior Soccer

Nenagh AFC’s FAI Junior Cup campaign came to an end at Brickfields (pictured above) this afternoon when Limerick’s Pike Rovers handed the home side a 2-0 defeat. 

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