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Club Newsletter 11th May - Issue 77

posted 11 May 2014, 13:58 by Tullogher Rosbercon   [ updated 12 May 2014, 01:46 ]

1889 First Official Game , 125 years ago this month !

Although the club was officially founded in November 1888, the club fielded a team for its first official game on 26th May 1889. It was in the 1889 Football Championship vs Killamery in Ballyhale. After a disputed score in normal time the referee called the game as a draw , even though Tullogher appeared to be winners on a scoreline of 0-3 to 0-2. After a shake of hands and a short break the teams agreed to play again and Tullogher lost out to another disputed score when a Killamery player threw a sideline ball over the bar ! 0-4 to 0-3 being the official scoreline.

For some reason the clubs first team had a nickname of the "Rough and Tumbles"..

Intermediate Championship
The intermediates played Young Irelands in the 2nd round of the League/Championship in Skeogh on Sunday afternoon. Young Irelands who had won their 1st round game easily must have been confident of continuing their good run.
Tullogher Rosbercon had a good start with 2 frees from Cian O'Donoghue , Gowran replied with another score from a free, before Walter setup Conor Hennessey for a point following a great catch. This was Conor's 1st point in Intermediate Championship hurling. Walter and Conor were causing Gowran all sorts of problems on the right wing and after some great passing Walter broke though to score a goal after 15 mins. score then was 1-3 to  to 0-2.
Tullogher lost Moling Cotterell through injury early on and was replaced by Keith Purcell.
Tullogher extended their lead with a point from Ted cullinane followed by a free from Cian O'Donoghue and another point from Conor Hennessey.Gowran had their only point from play in the 1st half brought the score to 1-6 to 0-3 at half time.
The 2nd half started with a great point from John Barron followed by a Walter "special" from the sideline extended Tullogher lead. Gowran were really struggling to stay in touch as their wide count increased especially from frees.
Cian proved accurate again with 2 further frees and Walter cointnued to hug the sideline with another classic score. Gowran eventually sorted their freetaking out and added 4 2nd half frees but a monster point from Pat Hartley got Tullogher rolling again. Conor Hennessey finished out the game with 1-1 , the goal being created by excellent footwork around 2 gowran defenders.
Final score was 2-13 to 0-9, with the boys only conceding 0-3 from play. 
Next game is vs St Patricks on Friday evening in Bennetsbridge.

Team:  Martin Roche, Anthony Cotterell, John Hartley, Terence Croke, Kevin Hennessey, Pat Hartley(0-1), Moling Cotterell, John Cotterell, John Barron(0-1), Cian O'Donoghue(0-5), James Mullally, Walter Walsh(1-2), Conor Hennessey (1-3), Ted Cullinane(0-1), Brendan Lawlor (sub Keith Purcell for Moling Cotterell Inj)


The U8's played a blitz in St Kierans College on Sat last and played 3 games. The boys had a great day out winning all 3 of their games against, Glenmore, dunnamaggin and John Lockes. 


Our U10's had a busy week. Firstly playing a blitz in windy Fethard-on-Sea last Wed evening. The boys faced Fethard in the 1st game and lost narrowly by 2pts on a scoreline of 3-2 to 3-0, they then faced St Mullins and won easily with a big score.
The lads played The Rower-Inistioge on Sat in the Kilkenny Go-Games. As normal in Kilkenny Go-Games both clubs fielded 2 teams of 10-a-side. The lads played very well and won both games easily..

The U14's played Young Irelands in the 3rd round of the league on Thursday evening in Brownstown. Trained by Pat O'Neill, the Young Irelands lads proved too strong and won out on a scoreline of 5-8 to 1-3.


Our U16's travelled the long journey to Galmoy last Thursday to play the combined Windgap/Galmoy team. The Windgap/Galmoy lads dominated the 1st Qtr with 3 goals and from there on were always in control. After some positional changes the Tullogher/Rosbercon lads put up a brave fight in the second half and the score finished 5-16 to 1-11. 

Schools U13

The schools had 2 games last week. 1st was Castlecomer in the Country Cup on  Friday evening last in Brownstown. Castlecomer won the Country Cup in 2013 and trained by Martin Fogarty they have their sights well set on retaining the title. the local lads played a great game and were very unlucky to come away as losers on a scoreline of 2-3 to 1-4. Some dubious final quarter decisions by the "Reiteoir" from castlecomer didn't help Tullogher's cause and the Roinn A outfit escaped from Brownstown with a narrow victory.

The schools team also played Dunnamaggin in the League/Championship and came away easy winners on a score of 5-11 to 1-5.

Upcoming Fixtures

Friday 16th May 2014
Michael Lyng Motors Intermediate Hurling League Group A
Rd 3 7 30 PM Bennettsbridge Tullogher Rosbercon --- --- St. Patrick's  

Monday 19th May 2014
Duggan Steel Under 14 H.L. Roinn B Tier 1
Rd 5 7 30 PM Tullogher Tullogher Rosbercon --- --- Rower Inistioge