Vee Rovers Win Division Two
Vee Rovers concluded a successful season last week with a victory over Rosegreen to win division two in the 2015/2016 season. This is an excellent result for the club having been promoted from division three last season. It now leaves them in Division One for the 2016/2017 season, just one step from Tipperary’s Premier Division. This is a remarkable achievement over a short period of time.
The games have come thick and fast for the juniors in the last couple of weeks and the consistency shown throughout the season was maintained. Wins at home against Donohill and Cashel along with a hard fought victory away to Peake Villa ensured that Vee Rovers stayed in the hunt for league honours. The only glitch was an away defeat to Suirside and this set up a nail-biting finish to the last home game of the season at Scart Park on Tuesday May 17th against Rosegreen. Needing a point to clinch the title Rovers fell a goal behind early on, but the evergreen Warren O Brien levelled the game with twenty minutes to go and Darren Hannigan put the icing on the cake in the 32nd minute when he scored from the edge of the box. There were scenes of unbridled joy when Warren lifted the cup to send Vee Rovers back to the first division after a number of years’ absence. Great credit is due to both management and players for sticking to their task throughout the season and they were justly rewarded on Tuesday night.
A speedy recovery is wished by all to Shane McGrath who suffered a serious injury the previous Sunday in the semi-final of the Paddy Purtill Cup where Rovers had to give way to Cahir Park on a 3-2 scoreline.
Congratulations are also extended to Cian Murphy, son of Seamus and Honora, who represented Ireland under-17s with distinction in a recent tournament in Hungary.