In Slieverue last Friday night the Junior A’s were beaten in the Quarter Final of the Junior A South Championship by the Rower Inistioge. Within 15 minutes of the start Tullogher had lost 3 players, Joe McCarthy and Kieran Barron to ankle injuries and Padraig Ryan to a straight red card. The 14 men regrouped and fought bravely for the remainder of the half against the previously unbeaten Rower team to trial 0-09 to 0-07. The points coming from Martin Bookle (2), Mark O’Brien, John Hartley and 3 frees.
The second half started as the first finished with Tullogher battling for every ball. However midway through the 2nd half the Rower struck the sucker punch when a good shot nestled in the corner of the Tullogher net. Requiring goals Tullogher pushed forward and were rewarded when Martin Bookle found the net from a rebound. The Rower’s luxury of having an extra man in defence prevented Tullogher from reducing the gap further. The game and the Junior A season ended on a scoreline of the Rower Inistioge 1-19 to Tullogher Rosbercon 1-10.
Team: Eoin Ryan, Joe McCarthy (James Murphy), Bob Forristal, Terence Croke, Anthony Cotterell, Kieran Barron (John Murphy), Ian Power, John Hartley, Tony Conway, Mark O’Brien, Michael Grennan, James Mullally (David Manning), Brian Aylward (Willie Ryan), Martin Bookle, Padraig Ryan.
Subs: Mark Malone, Patrick Ryan, Michael Ryan, Billy Ryan