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Colin O’ Riordan Makes His Swans Debut

posted by Friends of Tipperary FootballFriends of Tipperary Football on Mon Jul 16, 2018

Anthony Shelley, the bard and wordsmith of JK Brackens, looks back at Colin O’ Riordan’s Swans debut


“You’ll have to excuse me, I’m as manky as a pony’s hole”. That was the introduction of a friend of ours to legendary Australian sprint coach, Nancy Atherton. Nancy was in Templemore tracing her Irish heritage and our friend had come straight from the bog after saving the turf.
We knew nothing about sprinting and I suspect Nancy knew less about saving turf but somehow the conversation flowed easily all night. She had won a Commonwealth Games gold medal in 1954 as part Australian 4 X 100m relay team. Injury prevented her from participating in the 1956 Olympics Games in Melbourne where her teammates went on to win Olympic Gold. Her father, Pakie Fogarty, had left Curreeny, Kilcommon for Australia in the 1930’s and her aunt, Bridget had settled in Kilawardy, Killea. Although she had achieved a lot in her life, Nancy’s big regret was missing out on the Olympics in Melbourne.
John “Red” Kelly hailed from Moyglass, Fethard. In 1841 he was sentenced to seven years for stealing two pigs and transported to Tasmania. When his sentence was served he moved to Melbourne, married and had seven children including Edward who would later become known as Australia’s most famous outlaw, Ned Kelly. After a promising start to his career, Ned was eventually captured and hanged in Melbourne Jail in 1880.

Ned Kelly

Mick O’Riordan hails from Fethard and settled in Kilawardy Killea. To-date Melbourne had proved an unhappy hunting ground for people with Kilawardy and Fethard roots but on 15th July 2018, all that was about change!
The iPhone rooster woke me at 5:30am. My first thoughts were “feck you Colin O’Riordan, this better be worth it”.
I had planned to watch the game in the O’Riordan household. It’s a house that no visitor has ever left without being fed and although Imelda was in Melbourne to watch her youngest son make his Sydney Swans debut, her second oldest son Kevin, proved that the apple didn’t fall too far from the tree. As I drove the three miles from Templemore to Killea, I purposely connected the phone to the radio and played The Sultans of Ping hit, “Give him a ball and a yard of Grass”. The song title is a Brian Clough quote about former Nottingham Forest winger, John Robertson but I’ve always associated the song with Colin O’Riordan. Not only will he “give you a move with a perfect pass” but he is also, as Clough put it “a nice young man with a lovely smile”.


I mightn’t be the sharpest tool in the box but I was clever enough to realise that good players make good coaches so when thirteen year old Colin O’Riordan rocked up for JK Brackens under-16 training one night, I made a mental note to ensure that I would be involved in any team he was playing on for the next few years. He had it all skill wise, he had speed without being an express, his high fielding was a joy to behold, his will to win was second to none but yet it was his bitterness that I admired the most. He may have being playing against some good friends on the opposition team but for the hour the game was on, friendships were parked and the opposition became the enemy. When the game was over, friendships resumed again. It’s how sport should be and Colin had it down to a tee.
A minor football All Ireland medal went into his back pocket in 2011, followed by a minor hurling All-Ireland medal plus a Munster minor football in 2012 and an under-21 Munster football medal together with under-21 Player of the Year accolade came his way in 2015. A Tipperary senior football debut arrived at just nineteen years of age and such was his skillset that it came as no surprise when Tadgh Kenneally offered him the chance of to try out at the 2015 AFL combine. Before he went, he got himself into the shape of his life spending countless hours learning how to kick and hand pass an Australian football or a Sherrin as the Aussies call it. It was enough to impress Sydney Swans Football Club and a two-year rookie contract was offered.

source: @sydneyswans

In his first year he made the 2016 NEAFL team of the year before a punctured lung and a broken bone in his back curtailed his progress. 2017 was steady without being spectacular but from the start of the 2018 season it was clear to all that an AFL debut wasn’t going to be far away. Outstanding performance after outstanding performance in the NEAFL meant that Swans first team coach John Longmire simply couldn’t ignore him any longer.
I arrive at O’Riordan’s and Kevin has the house made into a Sydney Swan shrine. I walk into the sitting room where nineteen other early swallows had arrived decked out in the Sydney Swans famous red and white colours. I knew straight away that I was going to be watching the game in excellent company and I wasn’t wrong as the craic proved to be well above the national average.
Shakespeare was a great man for encouraging lads to grab an opportunity when it arose. In Julius Caesar he spoke of a ‘tide in the affairs of men that when taken at the flood leads to great fortune”. All of us who know Colin knew that he wouldn’t let this opportunity pass because he had the skill and the guts to take the tide at the flood. We would not be disappointed. When the stats are totted up at the end of the game Colin in named amongst the best players for Sydney.

William Shakespeare

Maybe it was a hangover from watching two games of Gaelic Football in the not so Super 8’s the day before but the first thing that struck me about the North Melbourne v Sydney Swans game yesterday was the sheer pace of the game and with a fast game you generally get excitement. There is so much we could learn from Aussie Rules that would improve Gaelic football but it appears the powers that be only favour change when it puts a few extra bob in the bank rather than change a few rules that would make our once great game watchable again. The irony is if they changed the rules, banned things like blanket defences, limited the amount of hand passes while increasing the amount of steps you can take with the ball in your hand, the crowds would come back and the extra money would flow.

Blanket defence

Some of the high catching yesterday was textbook stuff including six marks by Colin. But it was the kick passing that impressed me the most. Such was the accuracy of the kick passing I would not be surprised if I heard that William Tell was alive and well and coaching football in Australian schools. Even the hand passing is used as an attacking weapon rather than the “keep ball” tactic it has become in Gaelic Football.
Back in Kilawardy, the octane level rises every time Colin touches the ball and a Swans score is greeted like it’s the winning Tipperary point in an All-Ireland Final v Cork. The women in the room inform us that Buddy Franklin is a fine specimen of a man and interestingly nobody disagrees. All heaven broke loose when he slotted his 900th career goal. Buddy may not have being on our radar before yesterday morning but now he is our favourite sports star in the world.
Colin is sporting a bandage around his head but a mere flesh wound was never going to stop a man, who played the last few minutes of an All Ireland Minor final with a broken pelvis, from performing at his best. There is an old husbands tale that players are ‘born’ footballers. When Colin O’Riordan arrived into the world he didn’t have “footballer” stamped on his forehead but through practice, skill and sheer determination, yesterday he looked like he was born to play Australian Rules Football. In the cauldron that is the AFL, the first gamer, as the Aussie’s call him, looked cool and calm and composed
Swans lead by thirteen points at half time but North Melbourne dominate the third quarter and the early part of the fourth and with just minutes remaining are leading by seven. A Ben Ronke behind in the 27th minute brought the game back to six and a minute later Ronke equalised with his 5th goal of the day. Then with just 1.48 left on the clock Aliir Aliir (so good they named him twice) ran onto a loose ball and slotted home the winner for Sydney.
As we sat down to the fry, we were as happy as small children being taken to their first circus. Carlsberg don’t do perfect mornings but if they did……………

Best of Luck and Congratulations to Colin O’ Riordan

posted by Friends of Tipperary FootballFriends of Tipperary Football on Fri Jul 13, 2018

We extend our best wishes to former Tipperary and JK Brackens player Colin O’ Riordan who makes his senior Sydney Swans debut this weekend


Colin had a glittering underage career with Tipperary winning two Munster minor football medals (2011, 2012), an All-Ireland minor medal in 2011 as well as captaining the county under-21 side to Munster glory in 2015. That same year he won a Allianz Division Four medal with the senior set up. The talented sports star was also well able to hurl and represented the Premier at underage.

The Killea man appeared to have a glittering Gaelic football career ahead of him before switching to the oval ball in Australia in October 2015.

Colin wont be alone this weekend as Sydney Swans have kindly flown out his parents Michael and Imelda to watch him make his debut against North Melbourne in the Etihad Stadium.

You can read an interview with Colin on the Sydney Swans website here.

Colin will also be interviewed by Ronan Quirke this Monday evening on Extra Time on Tipp FM and we look forward to hearing him discuss how his first senior match for the Swans went.


Tremendous Weekend Shows the Future is Bright

posted by Friends of Tipperary FootballFriends of Tipperary Football on Tue Jul 10, 2018

This weekend saw our county under-14, under-15 and under-16 footballers take part in their various tournaments with numerous positive results highlighting the quality work taking place in the Premier.

©Steven Lynch


Tipperary under-14 panel

The Tipperary under-14 football squad traveled to Dungarvan last Saturday to compete in the Jim Power Munster tournament, the results of which would determine whether we would compete in the cup or shield finals on July 28th again in Dungarvan. We were drawn in a group of three with Limerick and Cork Mid-West.

Our first game against Limerick was a rather one sided affair as we lead 2-4 to 0-0 at half-time. We brought all our substitutes on and conceded three late goals but ran out easy winners 5-7 to 3-0.

Our second game was against a very strong Cork Mid-West team was a very different affair. In a brilliant game of football we were 1-7 to 1-5 behind at half-time and with five minutes to go we were four points down but our boys never gave up and fought back to win by four. It was a brilliant result as on such a warm day we had to play our games back to back while Cork Mid-West had a break while we played Limerick, we topped our group and now join the elite of Munster football in the cup finals.

Panel: Shane Ryan Clonmel Commercials, Tom Bourke JK Brackens, Eoghan Doyle Rockwell Rovers, James Cody Mullinahone, Odhrain Donaghy Durlas Óg, Stephen Dee Solohead, Jamie Carroll Emly, Conor Wall Durlas Óg, Michael Ryan Ballingarry, Ben Ryan Arravale Rovers, Philly Hayes Durlas Óg, Oisin Maher Cahir, Sean Ryan Upperchurch Drombane, Eoghan Craddock Holycross, Orrin Jones Knockavilla Kickhams, Paul Mullen Drom & Inch, Darragh Minogue Durlas Óg, Vanson Worrell Moneygall, Sean Leahy Cahir, Conor Farrell Knockavilla Kickhams, Jack O’ Neill Ardfinnan, Darragh McVickers Clonmel Óg, Brian Quinn JK Brackens, JP Anglim Rosegreen, Ciaran Woodlock Durlas Óg, Tristan McCormack Ryan Moycarkey Borris, Ben Currivan Golden Kilfeacle, Tadhg Gould Holycross, Alex Moloney Durlas Óg, Donnacha O’ Mara Lorrha & Dorrha, Conor Parker Clonmel Commercials, Adam Brannigan Clonmel Commercials.

Tommy landers        Knockavilla Kickhams
Anthony Shelley      JK Brackens
Shane Hodgkin.       Knockshegowna
Trevor Creed.           Clonmel commercials
Derry peters.            Aherlow.


The Tipperary under-15 panel

The under-15 side had a brilliant win the Shield Final defeating Clare 5-9 to 0-12. They had previously lost their opening game to Kerry South by one point, 2-10 to 3-6 which sent them into the shield competition. There they beat Limerick in the semi-final 3-10 to 1-5 before accounting for The Banner in the final. Well done to team captain Jamie Durcan, vice-captain Emmet Butler, the entire panel and management.

Panel: James Griffin Upperchurch Drombane, Shane Ryan, Conor Neville Kilsheelan Kilcash, Niall Duffy Newport, Daniel Slattery Clonoulty Rossmore, Toby Lambe Holycross Ballycahill, Eoin O’ Dwyer Mullinahone, Stephen Cahill JK Brackens, Emmet Butler Kilsheelan Kilcash, Oisin Treacy Upperchurch Drombane, Kyle Bourke Rockwell Rovers, Sam McGawran Clonmel Commercials, Edward Meagher Loughmore Castleiney, Pa Ryan Upperchurch Drombane, Stephen Ferncombe Clonoulty Rossmore, Michael Ryan Burgess, Jack Kennedy Clonoulty Rossmore, Jack Leamy Golden, Jamie Durcan Knockavilla, Luke Shanahan Upperchurch, Luke Galvin Holycross, Conor Dooley Inane Rovers, Tony Cahill Drom & Inch, Eoin Grace Burgess, Eoghain Lonergan Arravale Rovers, Rian O’ Halloran Moyle Rovers, Jack Buckley Cahir, Peter McGarry Moyle Rovers, Rory Collins Moyle Rovers, Tom Downey Rockwell Rovers.

©Steven Lynch


The Tipperary under-16 panel

The under-16 side acquitted themselves extremely well winning three out of their four games.

They defeated Cork Red 1-3 to 0-11, Waterford 2-12 to 1-4, before overcoming the challenge of Clare by seven points but unfortunately came unstuck against Cork Red in the final.

Panel: Adam Quigley Kilsheelan Kilcash, Adam Ryan Ballinahinch, Ben Comerford Grangemockler, Ben O’ Connell Kilsheelan Kilcash, Conor Shanahan Inane Rovers, Darragh McCahey Loughmore Castleiney, Dominik Mroczerk Inane Rovers, Dylan Hogan Inane Rovers, Ed Connelly Loughmore Castleiney, Francie Delaney Cahir, Jack Lillis Drom & Inch, James Armstrong Durlas Óg, James O’ Sullivan Cashel, Jimmy Mullen Drom & Inch, Kevin Cleary Rockwell Rovers, Leon Kennedy Grangemockler, Liam King Ballina, Luke Seacy Inane Rovers, Mark O’ Connor Clonmel Commercials, Martin Paul O’ Dwyer Boherlahan Dualla, Mathew Power Ballina, Ryan Walsh Fethard, Sean Harnett Inane Rovers, Shane Sweeney JK Brackens, Tadhg Condon Clonmel Commercials, Tom Tobin Rockwell Rovers, Tomás Burke Boherlahan Dualla, Donagh Hickey Arravale Rovers, Christy McDonagh Cahir, Kyle Shelly Moycarkey Borris, Paddy Creedon Durlas Óg, Jamie Holloway Carrick, Conor Donovan Inane Rovers, Dara King New Inn.

©Steven Lynch

Anthony Shelley Looks Back at Yesterday’s Heartbreaking Defeat to Mayo

posted by Friends of Tipperary FootballFriends of Tipperary Football on Sun Jun 24, 2018

“T’was on the 23rd of June the day before the fair”

The year was 1992 and my first visit to Crusheen in Co Clare would prove to be an eventful one. After being fed and watered and fed again by my host for the weekend, a wonderful lady called Mary O’Brien, we headed to Fogarty’s Thatched Pub where at two in the morning I became, what used to be known as a “found on”.  The Guards raiding the pub would usually mean the end of the night but not in Crusheen, Co Clare. No Siree, the night was only beginning.


I’m not sure who drove. Whoever it was probably shouldn’t have but to paraphrase the opening line of LP Hartley’s novel The Go-Between, “The past was a foreign country, they did things differently back then”.  Twenty minutes later, we joined a crowd who were singing and dancing around a bonfire on the side of the road.  My capacity for drinking fine ale and strong liquor wasn’t what it is now and my state could best be described as halfway between inebriated and transmoglified so my decision to sample poitín for the first time wasn’t the best one I ever made.
Just as I was thinking I was after burning a hole in my oesophagus, seanchaí Eddie Lenihan rose to his feet to tell us a story about bad luck that befell a bunch of misfortunates who cut down a fairy tree in a place called The Hand near Milltown Malbay.  Because I had a few on me, I didn’t like to say it at the time but, I suspect Eddie wasn’t telling the truth.
At breakfast the next afternoon, Mary informed me that I had attended the St. John’s Eve celebrations on Spancil Hill. It was a tradition I hadn’t been aware of up until that point but it certainly explained how Johnny was able to meet his friends and neighbours, the tailor Quigley and get the shift from Ned the farmers daughter all in the one flying visit home from California.
26 years later, I’m sitting at home hoping that the 23rd June 2018 will be every bit as eventful when the phone rings and “No Caller ID” appeared on the screen. No good can come from answering those calls so I didn’t.
Two minutes later a text came through. “Well Shel, do you want a free ticket to the match tonight”
It was a welcome text but an awkward moment. The sender knew me well enough to call me Shel and offer me tickets, but yet I didn’t have his or her name in the contact list on my phone. Under the circumstances, I thought it would be rude to ask who was texting so I replied “Sound, where will I meet you?”
A couple hours later I’m standing outside Mackeys pub awaiting the rendezvous with the mystery caller. A car pulls up, the window is rolled down and I await the password exchange. “Crackling Rosie get on board” came the voice from the car. “Play it now, play it now” was my reply. A white envelope is passed through the window and the car moves off.
There are still two hours to throw in so there is nothing for it only to pop in to see Larry Mackey and sent a couple of Diageo’s finest down the red lane. I fall into conversation with some alarmingly knowledgeable football men and the better halves.
We spoke about everything and yet we spoke about nothing. For example, one of women informed us that the mother of Michael Nesmith from the sixties pop band, The Monkee’s, invented Tipex or Liquid Paper as it was originally known. At first I thought she was messing but then I saw her face………………….
And so via been a “found on” in a pub in Clare, chopped down fairy trees, mystery phone callers and Monkee’s with tipex, I took my place in the stand for the re-match of the 2016 All Ireland semi final between Tipperary and Mayo.
The Westerners made the brighter start and played with a pace and a power that had even the most optimistic Tipperary supporter fearing the worst. Two Cillian O’Connor frees and points from Aidan and Seamie O’Shea saw them four points up after eight minutes.

Philip Austin opened the Tipperary account and two minutes later Michael Quinlivan, the most feared attacker since Billy the Kid was in his heyday, fisted to a high ball into the box from Josh Keane to back of the net. Another Austin point puts us 1-02 to 0-04 and suddenly the nightmare start has turned into a dream.

Despite this there was still a worry in every Tipp supporters mind. It was clear that referee Maurice Deegan was going to make us to work harder for frees than Mayo. The slightest contact by a Tipp player and Maurice would indicate that he was playing the advantage rule. I have watched John Wayne movies where the baddies didn’t have their hands in the air as often as Maurice had yesterday when Mayo were on the ball and yet strangely it seemed that the Tipperary players had to fouled two or three times before a free or advantage would be given.

Bill Maher and Brian Fox in particular are the best players on show in the opening period. Time and time again the took the fight to Mayo but on a day as warm as yesterday one wondered how long they could keep that pace up. Our decision to concede the Mayo kick out in order to have numbers behind the ball, was a tactic that worked well but it also sapped the energy because as every small boy and girl knows, it’s easier play with the ball that without it and we possibly could have pushed up on one or two just to give Clarke something different to think about.

Liam McGrath and Conor Sweeney add points and McGrath got his second of the day shortly after a brilliant David Clarke save denied Quinlivan his second goal. Shortly before half time, a brilliant catch and turn and shot by Quinlivan keeps the Hawkeye man in gainful employment and he signals his approval with a .

As we approach the tea break, Colm Clarke body checks a Robbie Kiely run for a text book black card offence but amazingly while issuing the black card, Maurice Deegan doesn’t award Tipp the free but opts to throw in the ball instead.

And so and eventful and brilliant first half ends with Tipp leading 1-07 to 0-08.

Half Time at a Tipp match is a great place to eavesdrop in on conversations. I overheard Tipperary fans expressing worry about our energy levels. Others worried about a few sloppy wides we had and hoped they would come back to haunt us while almost everyone worried about how hard we had to work to be awarded a free. We seemed to worry about everything other than Mayo! And rightly so I believe. Tipperary don’t need to bend the knee to any team and the first half had proved that they could stand toe to toe with the best.

Mayo were quickly out of the blocks in Act 2 and were level within a couple of minutes. Tipperary’s response was swift and brilliant. Points from Quinlivan, Sweeney and McGrath had us three in front with a little over fifteen minuets to play.

And then came the turning point of the game or if you like the turning goal. There seemed to be little danger when James Durcan collected the ball. Even James wasn’t confident that there was anything on. He hit a half hearted shot more in hope than in expectation and amazingly it dropped into the far top corner of the net.


Napoleon said his most formidable opponent was a general called Luck. Yesterday in Thurles, the Tipperary footballers were defeating all before them until the came up against General Luck.

The Durcan goal seemed to collectively suck the life out of the Tipp players and crowd and from there to the end of the game Mayo bossed the proceedings and ran out eight point winners on a score line of 1-19 to 1-11.
And so the Tipperary football year is over. Like the ancient mariner I suspect Liam Kearns came away from Thurles yesterday a sadder but wiser man. Sadder because the 2018 targets weren’t achieved but wiser because the way he set up his team yesterday made us tighter at the back and with better and quicker transition of the ball from defence to attack, he knows that we are now capable of competing with the best.

Mayo Defeat Brave Tipperary After Tremendous Battle

posted by Friends of Tipperary FootballFriends of Tipperary Football on Sat Jun 23, 2018

Mayo Defeat Brave Tipperary After Tremendous Battle

After a fantastic battle, brave Tipperary bowed out of the championship this evening in glorious sunshine in Semple Stadium and while this team has gone well past the stage of celebrating moral victories, they can be proud of the fact that they left absolutely everything and more out on the pitch.

Tipperary 1-11

Mayo 1-19

There’s no doubt that Mayo have been the second best team in Ireland in recent years and the Premier had them in all sorts of bother and looked at many stages as if they would march onto the next round of qualifiers but unfortunately, the craft and guile gained over recent campaigns stood to the Westerners as they ran out eight point victors in front of 11,257 spectators.

By the 52nd minute Tipperary were deservedly three points in front and it could have been more but for wayward shooting and then Mayo landed a sucker punch, a fortuitous James Durcan goal, a bodyblow from which the Premier just could not recover.  Last year’s beaten All-Ireland finalists reeled off seven more points as they glided home for victory, secure in the knowledge that their name would be added to the drum in Monday’s qualifier draw.

At the break Tipperary led 1-7 to 0-8 with Tipperary’s goal coming courtesy of Michael Quinlivan, a badly needed tonic at the time as Mayo had taken a 0-4 to 0-0 lead and things looked bleak from the Premier’s point of view.

Upon the resumption Tipperary scored three points through Quinlivan, Sweeney and McGrath to give the home supporters something to roar about before Mayo gained control.

The result ends Tipperary’s year, a year which saw them secure another season in Division 2 and the manner of today’s game certainly gives the players and management plenty of reasons to go at it again in 2019 with confidence and belief.

Tipperary: Evan Comerford, Shane O’Connell, John Meagher, Alan Campbell, Bill Maher, Robbie Kiely, Jimmy Feehan, Jack Kennedy (0-01), Steven O’Brien, Josh Keane, Brian Fox, Philip Austin (0-02), Conor Sweeney (0-02), Michael Quinlivan (1-02), Liam McGrath (0-04, 2f).

Substitutes: Liam Boland for Austin (58), Liam Casey for Kennedy (60), Kevin O’Halloran for McGrath (64), Kevin Fahey for Feehan (65), Jason Lonergan for Keane (68), George Hannigan for O’Brien (72).

Mayo: David Clarke, Keith Higgins, Ger Cafferkey, Patrick Durcan (0-01), Chris Barrett, Colm Boyle, Stephen Coen, Seamus O’Shea (0-01), Lee Keegan (0-01), Kevin McLoughlin (0-03), Aidan O’Shea (0-01), James Durcan (1-02), Jason Doherty (0-03), Cillian O’Connor (c) (0-05, 5f), Andy Moran (0-01).

Substitutes: Diarmuid O’Connor for S O’Shea (30), Cian Hanley for Boyle (41, bc), Evan Regan for McLoughlin (38-46), Eoin O’Donoghue for Barrett (56), Evan Regan for C O’Connor (68), Conor Loftus (0-01) for Moran (69), Danny Kirby for D O’Connor (72).

Referee: Maurice Deegan (Laois).


The Tipperary Side to Face Mayo

posted by Friends of Tipperary FootballFriends of Tipperary Football on Fri Jun 22, 2018

Liam Kearns has revealed the starting fifteen for tomorrow’s qualifier clash with Mayo in Semple Stadium

As Tipperary get set to play Mayo in the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Round 2 qualifier tomorrow evening, Saturday 23 June, at 5pm, in Semple Stadium, manager Liam Kearns has announced the same team as that which started against Cork in the recent Munster Semi-Final.

The Tipperary team therefore lines out as follows;

1. Evan Comerford – Kilsheelan-Kilcash
2. Shane O’Connell – Golden-Kilfeacle
3. John Meagher – Loughmore-Castleiney
4. Alan Campbell – Moyle Rovers
5. Bill Maher – Kilsheelan-Kilcash
6. Robbie Kiely (Capt.) – Carbery Rangers
7. Jimmy Feehan – Killenaule
8. Liam Casey – Cahir
9. Steven O’Brien – Ballina
10. Josh Keane – Golden-Kilfeacle
11. Jack Kennedy – Clonmel Commercials
12. Brian Fox – Éire Óg Annacarty-Donohill                                     
13. Conor Sweeney – Ballyporeen
14. Michael Quinlivan – Clonmel Commercials
15. Liam McGrath – Loughmore-Castleiney
16. Ciarán Kenrick – Moyle Rovers
17. Kevin O’Halloran – Portroe
18. Liam Boland – Moyle Rovers
19. Kevin Fahey – Clonmel Commercials
20. Paddy Codd – Killenaule
21. George Hannigan – Shannon Rovers
22. Philip Austin – Borrisokane
23. Jason Lonergan – Clonmel Commercials
24. Colm O’Shaughnessy – Ardfinnan
25. Luke Boland – Moyle Rovers
26. David McGrath – Moyle Rovers


Meanwhile Mayo have also announced their starting fifteen:

1. David Clarke – Ballina Stephenites
2. Chris Barrett – Belmullet
3. Ger Cafferkey – Ballina Stephenites
4. Keith Higgins – Ballyhaunis
5. Colm Boyle – Davitts
6. Stephen Coen – Hollymount/Carramore
7. Patrick Durcan – Castlebar Mitchels
8. Seamus O’Shea – Breaffy
9. Lee Keegan – Westport
10. Kevin McLoughlin – Knockmore
11. Aidan O’Shea – Breaffy
12. Cian Hanley – Ballaghaderreen
13. Jason Doherty – Burrishoole
14. Cillian O’Connor – Ballintubber(Captain)
15. Andy Moran – Ballaghaderreen

Action from the Mid minor football clash between Thurles Sarsfields and Moycarkey Borris