North Tipperary Schoolchildrens Football League Results and Fixtures

by Bobby Lynch NTSFL PRO

Results to Sunday 10 April
U12 Cashin Cup Munster Final
North Tipperary 1 (1) Waterford 1 (4)
U10 Premier 3
Shinrone A 3 Ballymackey B 0
Moneygall 0 Templemore B 1
U10 Premier 4
Nenagh AFC C 1 Arra A 3
U11 Premier
Ardcroney 0 Templemore 2
Lough Derg 1 Nenagh AFC 3
Templemore 2 Lough Derg 1
U11 Div 1
Lough Derg B 0 Nenagh AFC C 3
Arra 1 Nenagh AFC B 1
Rearcross 2 Nenagh Celtic 3
Nenagh AFC B 1 Arra 1
Lough Derg B 0 Holycross 6
Nenagh Celtic 3 Rearcross 2
Nenagh AFC C 3 Shinrone 3
U12 Premier
Lough Derg A 1 Ballymackey 5
Ballymackey 3 Lough Derg A 1
U12 Div 1
Lough Derg B 3 Cloughjordan 6
Nenagh Celtic 1 Nenagh AFC C 0
Sallypark 3 Shinrone 2
Nenagh AFC B 1 Arra 7
Shinrone 1 Nenagh AFC C 2
U13 Premier
Nenagh AFC 2 Templemore 6
U13 Div 1
Puckane 6 Cloughjordan 0
U14 Premier
Nenagh AFC 4 Ballymackey 1
U14 Div 1
Lough Derg B 3 Rearcross 0
U15 Premier
Ballymackey 0 Nenagh AFC A 3
U10 Premier Cup Quarter-final
Holycross A 4 Nenagh AFC B 2
U10 Category 2 Cup Quarter-Final
Ardcroney B 3 Silvermines 1
U12 Shield
Shinrone 1 Nenagh AFC C 2
Lough Derg B 3 Cloughjordan 6
U15 Cup
Templemore 1 Ardcroney 0
U15 Cup Quarter-final
Templemore 2 Shinrone 1
Holycross 3 Ballymackey 2

Monday April 11
U12 Premier
Templemore v Ballymackey 7pm
U11 Cup Quarter-finals
Ardcroney v Lough Derg 6.45
Arra v Nenagh AFC B 6.45
U11 Shield 6.30
Shinrone v L Derg 6.45
Nenagh Celtic v Puckane 6.45

Tuesday April 12
U10 Premier 4
Lough Derg B v Arra 6pm
U12 Premier
Puckane v Nenagh AFC 7pm
U12 Div 1
Arra v Cloughjordan 7pm
Lough Derg B v Nenagh Celtic 7pm
Nenagh AFC B v Shinrone 7pm
U11 Cup Quarter-final
Ballymackey v Moneygall 6.45

Wednesday April 13
U11 Shield
Templemore v Holycross 6.45
U10 Category 2
Div 1
Nenagh AFC D v Nenagh Celtic 7pm
U14 Div 1/Shield
Lough Derg B v Nenagh AFC B 6.45pm

Thursday April 14
U10 Premier 3
Shinrone v Moneygall 7pm
U12 Div 1
Lough Derg B v Arra 5.45
Cloughjordan v Nenagh AFC C 7pm
Sallypark v Nenagh AFC B 7pm
U13 Div 1
Lough Derg v Puckane 7pm D Ryan
Ballymackey B v Nenagh Celtic 7pm

Friday April 15
U10 Premier Cup Semi-final
Templemore v Ardcroney 6.30
U16 Shield Final
Ballymackey v Nenagh Celtic Islandbawn/Newtown tbc 6pm

Saturday April 16
U12 Norton Cup Last 16
Parkvilla (Navan) v Ballymackey 2pm
U12 Premier
Nenagh AFC v Templemore 12
U10 Premier Cup Semi Final
Holycross A v Nenagh AFC A 12
U10 Premier Shield Semi Finals
L Derg A v Templemore B 12.30
Puckane v Birdhill 11
U10 Category 2 Cup Semi Finals
Nenagh AFC E v Shinrone 1.30
Puckane B v Ardcroney B 12.30
U10 Category 2 Shield Semi Finals
Templemore C v Silvermines 2pm
Nenagh Celtic v fenagh AFC D 11
U12 Cup Quarter-final
Arra v L Derg 1pm
U12 Shield
Nenagh Celtic v Nenagh AFC B 12
U13 Cup Quarter Finals
Ardcroney v Birdhill 11
Cloughjordan v Puckane 1.30
U14 Cup Semi-finals
Nenagh AFC v Lough Derg 2.30
Ballymackey v Nenagh Celtic 11
U14 Shield Semi-final
Shinrone v Arra 11

– Home team must text results to Fixtures Secretary Denny Ryan to 087-9162948 by 7pm on game day
– Pitch inspections must be done by 9am on game day and fixtures secretary notified
– League website:
– Congrats to Holycross who won U11 div 1 and Templmore who won u13 Premier last weekend
– Good luck To Ballymackey U12s in SFAI Norton Cup Last 16 v Parkvilla, Sat 16 2pm, Navan


Match report from Sun 10 April

U12 Norton Cup Last 16
Parkvilla (Navan) v Ballymackey 2pm

North Tipperary lose to Waterford in U12s Munster final

North Tipperary suffered the heart ache of a penalty shootout defeat to the Waterford Schoolboys league in the SFAI Inter league Under 12 Cashin Cup Munster Final in Charleville, Co Cork on Sunday 10 April 2011.

North Tipperary made a slow start to the match and fell a goal behind in the second minute when Waterford’s centre forward scored with a spectacular overhead kick after Waterford opened up the Tipp defence with a great move down the right wing.
Goalkeeper Tommy Holland kept North Tipperary in the match moments later with a great save when a defensive mistake saw a Waterford player one on one with the Tipp
net minder.

This was a whirlwind start for the Waterford lads but with Stephen Nolan starting to get on the ball in midfield Tipperary grew into the game. Cian Darcy went close to an equaliser after a great lay off from Dan O Meara as North Tipperary started to ask questions of the Waterford defence. Tipperary started to take the ascendency in the possession stakes with some clever passing and good movement.

The last 15 minutes of the half saw a flurry of chances for the Tipp lads with the Waterford defence scrambling one effort of the line with their goalkeeper bet and another North Tipp strike crashing off the right hand upright.

The second half started with a now confident North Tipperary pushing the game in search of an equaliser. Josh McCarthy saw his great free kick crash off the crossbar with the rebound falling kindly for the Waterford defence to clear. It was starting to look like one of those days as Waterford held out to the North Tipperary pressure as the second half reached the mid point. The North Tipp lads stuck to there task and when some more great pressure forced a corner captain David Kelly crashed home the equaliser from a great delivery.

North Tipperary pushed on in search of an winner and created several chances. The Waterford goalie produced a fantastic save from Cian Darcy after Dan O Meara’s well timed pass put him true on goal. O’ Meara also went close but his effort hit the side- netting, and in the last few minutes the ball just failed to fall right for Kevin Connelly inside the Waterford box.

So the game finished in a one all draw and the resultant lottery that is a penalty shoot out, saw Waterford emerging as Munster Champions.

The disappointment was all the harder to take for North Tipperary because it was quite clear it was a failure to take their chances in a game most neutral observers said they dominated that cost them the match.

North Tipperary do though have a considerable consolation for the effort in the form of an All Ireland semi-final in May against the winners of the Ulster / Connaught play off between Mayo and Donegal.

This was another great performance from the Tipp lads where the strength in dept of this panel was one again demonstrated as North Tipperary had Kealan Floyd, Eoin Grace and Edward Burke, 3 key players missing due to injury and illness.

It was another team effort with all players performing excellently; Tommy Holland kept Tipperary in the game at a vital stage, Dylan Kennedy produced a fine performance having waited patiently for a start in this team. Josh McCarthy, David Kelly and Jason McKenna were assured at the back in defence; Stephen Nolan continues to maintain a level of consistent excellence in midfield; Declan McGrath provided great defensive cover to his defenders, Harry Sheehy one again offered creativity and hard work in his midfield role. Adam Healy on his confirmation day ran himself into the ground producing one of his finest performances for North Tipp; Dan O’Meara led the line well and his clever play brought others into the game. Cian Darcy continues to terrorise defences with the wood-work and good goalkeeping all that stood between him and the goal his efforts deserved and Kevin Connelly on his introduction made sure North Tipperary saw out the game in the ascendancy.

Subs on the day were Daniel Meehan, Patrick Carey, Cathal Floyd, Jake Ryan, Jake Flynn, Connor Sheedy and Oisin Conaty. Illness prevented Jack Maloney and Adam Carey from travelling. Once again North Tipperary had great travelling support and this is much appreciated.

Mike Gavin and his coaching staff are immensely proud of this talented group of players for their efforts in all their qualifying games and their application to training week in week out. North Tipperary one of the smallest schoolchildren’s league in Ireland sit proudly and deservedly as one of the last four leagues left Nationally in this prestigious competition having played consistently excellent football throughout their qualifying campaign.

An undoubted huge effort will be put in by coaches and players alike over the next few weeks as preparations are made for North Tipperary’s historic first appearance in a National final stage. North Tipperary’s preparations will undoubtedly be helped with Irish Under 15 manager Niall Harrison and International underage coach Colin O’ Brien attending North Tipperary’s upcoming Easter Camp to put the players through their paces.

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