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Tim Liffey Memorial U14 Tournament

posted 23 Sep 2014, 13:50 by Moneygall GAA   [ updated 23 Sep 2014, 13:55 ]
The Tim Liffey Memorial U14 Hurling Tournament took place Saturday in St Flannan's Park and offered up some great hurling.

Moneygall proved too strong for Loughmore in the opener, with Moneygall putting in a very strong team performance.

Kinnitty took on Templederry in the second semi-final with Kinnitty taking an early lead.  Templederry worked hard to reduce the deficit to 2 points in the second half but Kinnitty finished strong with 2 late goals to run out victors.

After the break, Templederry took on Loughmore in the Shield Final.  It was a close call with only a point or two in it early in the second half but Templederry took the initiative scoring some great points, and finished strongly to claim the shield.  Templederry player Sean Ryan was later named as Player of the Tournament.

Moneygall then took on Kinnitty in the Tim Liffey Cup Final.  Kinnitty led by 6 points early in the game but Moneygall soon fired back to reduce the lead to one point.  Scores were exchanged and Kinnitty led 2-4 to 2-3 at half time.  It was a very close second half with the lead changing a couple of times.  Kinnitty had a one point lead in the last few minutes and with a minute to go scored the winning goal to claim the inaugaral Tim Liffey Memorial Cup.

Congratulations to Kinnitty on their victory, and also the Moneygall team and mentors who competed well in both their games.

Thanks to all those who helped with catering on the day and to everyone who provided sandwiches and buns.  Thanks to Michael Sullivan (pitch), Sandra Quinlan (photographs), Ger Hogan (engraving), Philip Bergin (Referee), and all umpires.  Thanks especially to the Liffey Family who sponsored and presented the Memorial Cup and Shield.  Finally thanks to Kinnitty, Templederry and Loughmore for taking part and for making it such a great days hurling.

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