Loughmore (@1.16) vs Aherlow Gaels (@5.0)
12-09-2019

Our Prediction:

Loughmore will win

Loughmore – Aherlow Gaels Match Prediction | 12-09-2019 15:00

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However, their reign was short-lived as Arravale Rovers were worthy winners of the 2013 championship, when they saw off Galtee Rovers in one of the few finals to be played at Lattin, whose new ground development is a showpiece for other clubs to copy. ire g, however fulfilled their ambition in 2012 when they won their inaugural championship, a noteworthy achievement given their dual status and their challenging assignments in the hurling championship. The final was something of an anti-climax as the champions did not have an avenue to progress to the county championship as in former years. Galtee Rovers reached a notable milestone when they won their 25th title on Sunday, 3 October 2014 when defeating ire g Anacarty by 4-6 to 0-7 in the final played at Dundrum.

Subs: D Bourke for Webster (22 mins), W Eviston for Kennedy (52 mins), T McGrath for A McGrath (56 mins), S Hennessy for C Hennessy (59 mins).AHERLOW GAELS: S Leonard; S Russell, J Hennessy, E OMeara; M Hanley (0-1), M OBrien, S Mullins; S Grogan (0-1), T Fahey (0-2); T Hanley (0-2), B Grogan, L Coskeran; S Cunningham, C Dillon, B OBrien (0-3, 0-1 free). LOUGHMORE/CASTLEINEY: D Brennan; T Long, J Meagher, L Egan; T King (1-0), C McGrath, J Ryan; N McGrath, J McGrath (1-9, 1-7 frees, 0-1 45); D Kennedy, A McGrath (0-1), L McGrath; C Hennessy; M Webster, E Sweeney (1-0). Subs: M Russell for Dillon (16 mins), B Hanley for Mullins (38 mins), S Kiely for Cunningham , A Leahy for Coskeran (48 mins), T ODonoghue for S Russell (58 mins).Referee: D OMahoney (Ardfinnan).

Leading 1-4 to 0-5 at the break, Loughmore took control early in the second half with an Aidan McGrath point being followed by John McGraths goal as Aherlow keeper Shane Leonard and defender Sean Mullins failed to deal with the dipping 45-metre delivery which went all the way to the net. Forced to take extra risks to get back into the game, Aherlow left themselves exposed at the back, with Loughmores penetrating runs yielding frees which McGrath converted. Aherlow did manage four points in the final 10 minutes as they played with great spirit but the fact that star man Barry Grogan was kept scoreless by man of the match John Meagher ensured Loughmores place in Tipperary GAA history. The midfielder was also involved in the move for Evan Sweeneys goal in the 50th minute.

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Stephens Day following a replayed County final when the Loughmore-Casteleiny club successfully defended their title against a gallant Cahir team on a score of 0-9 to 2-2. The County championship was eventually decided on St. 2014 proved to be a disappointing year in the administration of the Club Championship as the fixture list was upset because of inter-county hurling commitments which resulted in the County being unable to take part in the Munster Club Football Championship, a fate strangely not visited upon the hurling clubs in the County. 2013 will long be remembered in Loughmore-Castleiney as the Club gained immortality by winning the Senior Football Championship for the 12th time and also won the Senior Hurling Championship for good measure, thus becoming the first club to win both championships in the same year, a feat unlikely to be matched by another club in the foreseeable future. Loughmore-Castleiney's famous victory came at Semple Stadium on Sunday, 3 November, when their three-goal tally comfortably saw off the challenge of Aherlow Gaels which is a combination team representing the Aherlow and Lattin-Cullen clubs in West Tipperary.

While Loughmore had their noses in front, they were doing so through McGraths frees with the goal the only score they managed from play in the half, despite having plenty of promising attacks. Aherlow Gaels scored all bar one of their five first half points from play with Thomas Hanley, Thomas Fahey and Bernard OBrien to the fore.

However, it was Arravale's turn once again to take the laurels after an exceptionally long barren period of 18 years, when they were a goal to the good in the final played at Golden on 25 September. In some years, the emerging champions also advanced to the quarter final of the County Championship. The stranglehold on the championship enjoyed by the Aherlow/Galtee Rovers axis was broken in 2011 and new champions other than these two clubs were crowned for the first time since Knockavilla Kickhams took the laurels in 1998. The West Tipperary Championship has been contested by the same four teams in recent years: Aherlow Gaels (Aherlow & Lattin/Cullen), ire g Annacarty, Galtee Rovers and Arravale Rovers with Galtee Rovers winning their 26th title in 2018 to consolidate their place at the top of the roll of honour which they have maintained since their inaugural win in the championship of 1947. Since 2008 the championship has been a round-robin affair with the top teams qualifying for the final. The 2011 final contestants were the age-old Arravale Rovers of Tipperary Town and the more hurling orientated club of ire g, Annacarty who were making a strong bid to win their first championship at this level and code, having proved their mettle in the senior hurling championship on many past occasions.

Loughmore-Castleiney had earlier won the hurling crown by defeating ire g, Nenagh, and their ability to create goal chances and take them, was the difference between the sides as the champions claimed the trophy for the 13th time and first since 2004. Loughmore-Castleiney made history at Semple Stadium yesterday when recording a comfortable 10-point win over Aherlow Gaels to become the first club in Tipperary to complete a county senior double.

Hats off to the players, they are an unbelievable set of players. Manager Declan Laffan paid tribute to his group of players, the majority of whom had been in action for the seventh consecutive weekend, between both codes. You give out about them when things dont go right, and they didnt go right for us in the Mid championship, but we got back to the field, regrouped Eddie Connollys illness really galvanised us as a unit and we really drove on from there.

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While Loughmore had their noses in front, they were doing so through McGraths frees with the goal the only score they managed from play in the half. Despite having plenty of promising attacks, they always seemed to take one pass too many. Two John McGrath frees had Loughmore off to a swift start and after Mark Hanleys fine response for Aherlow, the Mid Tipp side struck for the only goal of the first half in the seventh minute as Evan Sweeneys superbly weighted pass found raiding wing-back Tom King striding forward and he finished well inside the near post. Aherlow scored all bar one of their five first-half points from play, with Thomas Hanley, Thomas Fahey and Bernard OBrien to the fore.

The first win in 2006 was notable in that the village church bell pealed in the late afternoon of that victory Sunday to herald the news from Semple Stadium. The club has been Tipperary Senior Football champions on two occasions.[2] They won their first ever County title in 2006 and went on to win their second title in November 2010 after a 2-4 to 1-6 win against Loughmore-Castleiney in the final at Semple Stadium.[3][4].

It was very hard not to think of it. Before the game it was on our mind and I thought it wouldnt be; that it was going to be just another football game, a county final, and we are over the moon to be the first club in Tipperary to achieve it, he said. Captain Derek Bourke admitted afterwards that it was impossible to avoid the prospect of the double in the build-up to the game.

You give out about them when things dont go right, and they didnt go right for us in the Mid championship, but we got back to the field, regrouped Eddie Connollys illness really galvanised us as a unit and we really drove on from there. Manager Declan Laffan paid tribute to his group of players, the majority of whom had been in action for the seventh consecutive weekend, between both codes. Hats off to the players, they are an unbelievable set of players.