Cumann na mBunscol 2012

County Football Finalists 2012



In football this year Moycarkey National School entered 4 Cumann na mBunscol competitions. The boys and girls had both Under 13 and Under 11 teams.

The Under 11 teams had their competitions in Blitz format in October. Both teams equipt themselves very well in their respective competitions with the girls making it all the way to the Blitz final before being narrowly defeated while the highlight for the boys was  a victory over neighbours Two Mile Borris in a Battle of the Parish.

The Under 13 girls competition was also in Blitz format this year and was played at the Durlas Óg GAA pitch on Friday October 5th. There were some fantastic footballers on display and the team competed well in every match and their never give up attitude was rewarded with one victory.

The Under 13 boys competiton was run in the tradtional format with Moycarkey being in a group with Grange and Killenaule. First up was Killenaule in Littleton. This was a tightly contested game in the first half with both teams finding their feet in the competition however the second half belonged to Moycarkey and they ran out deserved victors in the end. Next up was Grange. This game took place in Cashel and was a very close game throughout. On the day Moycarkey had the rub of the green as they got the early goals while Grange conspired to hit the crossbar and posts on numerous occassions. With that win under their belts the team then went on to face Rathkeevin in the County Semi Final. This game was rather one sided with Moycarkey winning handily in the end. This win led to the team making the County Final in Cashel against the previuosly defeated Grange, who had won their semi final. Unfortunately for the team it was to prove a total reversal of fortunes from the previous encounter as this time is was Grange who made all the early running and raised the green flag while Moycarkey could not find the back of the net, instead coming up against a Grange goalkeeper in top form and the frame of the goal time and time again. The team showed great heart and commitment throughout the game and kept battling to the very end but at the final whistle the Moycarkey players, though bitterly disappointed, readily admitted that on this day the better team had won.

Overall, despite the diappointment of losing the a County Final the school is very happy with their teams efforts in the various competitions this year. The players showed great skill, determination, committment and sportsmanship in every game and were a credit to their school, their families and themselves throughout.