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Newsletter - 26 Oct

posted 26 Oct 2014, 13:23 by Tullogher Rosbercon   [ updated 26 Oct 2014, 13:35 ]

Intermediate Championship

The Intermediates bowed out of the Intermediate championship after a brave fight today in Nowlan Park. Only an extra time score denied them a place in the County Final after a Conor Hennessey point had gave them a 61st minute lead.

The game started with Tullogher Rosbercon playing against a strong breeze and the teams traded scores early on with Cian settling well with a great score from play after 3mins. Walter Walsh and Moling landed further scores to keep the scores level 0-4 each after 15 mins. It was a fast moving game at this stage with nothing between the sides. Mullinavat then got 3 points in a row with Tullogher's only response being a free from Cian O'Donoghue. 2 great saves from Martin Roche in the second quarter kept us in the game.Mullinavat added 2 more points before Tullogher responded well with a point from Conor Hennessey followed by another from Ted Cullinane. 

Score at half -time was Mullinavat 0-9 , Tullogher Rosbercon 0-7 and although Mullinavat had scored 0-7 from play (the strong breeze made a big difference), Tullogher Rosbercon could be happy enough with the first half performance and indeed could have had a goal with Conor Hennessey hitting the post from a tight angle.

Mullinavat extended their lead at the start of the 2nd half with a free and a point from play. Cian responded with a free and Walter added a great point from play. former Kilkenny start Willie O'Dwyer then goaled for Mullinavat and it looked like they might pull away. However a brave Tullogher Rosbercon team refused to die and great play from the backs especially Pat Hartley kept Mullinavat at bay. Tullogher got back into the game with 3 long distance frees from Cian O'Donogue. 

The introduction of Kevin Hennessy made a difference at this stage his speed got him on the ball 3 or 4 times.  Mullinavats only response was point from a "soft" free which game them a 3 point lead with a few mins left. Walter Walsh then made a great run up the right wing and crossed to Cian O'Donoghe who finished a brilliant ground shot to the back on the net. Almost immediately Conor Hennessey put us a point up with a great score from 60 yards. 1pt up in the 62nd minute !! In a last throw of the dice Mullinavat got possession of the puckout and scrambled a match winning goal in the last puck of the game.

Thanks to the team, subs and mentors for a great year's entertainment, losing only 2 league games (by 1pt and 2pts) and with todays 2pt loss, shows how much improvement there has been this year. With the introduction of several young players and with plenty more on the way, things are looking up.

Team : Martin Roche, Anthony Cotterell, John Hartley, Terence Croke, Moling Cotterell (0-1), Pat Hartley , Donnacha O'Connor, Brendan Lawlor  , John Cotterell, John Barron, Walter Walsh (0-2), Liam Barron , Conor Hennessey (0-2), Ted Cullinane (0-1), Cian O'Donoghue (1-7, 0-6 Frees)  sub: Kevin Hennessey for John Barron)

Minor Championship Quarter Final
Playing with a strong wind, Cian O Donoghue opened the scoring with a handful of frees and Tullogher Rosbercon were using the wind to good effect and dominating the game.  The first goal arrived when Conor Hennessy flicked on a Cian O'Donoghue delivery and the second goal came after good work by Tullogher Rosbercon saw Cian cut through and a well timed handpass gave Daire McGrath a goal scoring chance which he took.   

Half time Tullogher Rosbercon 2.09 Dunnamaggin 0.03.  

Playing with the wind Dunnamaggin came strong in the second half but good defending helped them to points from frees and a few from play.  Cian (3)  and Conor (1) kept a good lead going in the second half but with a few minutes remaining, Dunnamaggin won scrappy ball and despite quick reaction from the lads, Dunnamaggin scored a goal but the lads held on for a deserved win.  They will play the Slieverue in the semi final on November 1st.  

Tullogher Rosbercon- Paudie Walsh, Mark Forristal, Donnacha O Connor (capt) Chris McKeown, David Walsh, Paudie McGrath, Stevie Lawlor, Tarek O Connor, Jason Sheily, Richard Gill (0-01) Cian O Donoghoe (0-09) Thomas O Connor, Darragh McGrath (1-00) Conor Hennessy (1-03) Jack Byrne, Paul Manning (replaced Jack Byrne at half time) Shane Lyng, Ned Berry, Frankie Power.   

Leinster Colleges Final

Congratulations to Thomas O'Connor (midfield) and Richard Gill (half back) who  were part of the Good counsel College who won the Junior Leinster Final (U16) on Friday vs St Peters College. Both the lads played a major part in bring the Fr Cosgrave Cup back to Good Counsel for the 2nd time in 3 years. Having beaten St Kierans and Kilkenny CBS in earlier rounds Good Counsel won the final on a scoreline of 1-12 to 2-7, with Thomas scoring Good Counsel's goal.

Development Draw

The October Development Draw has been deplayed by 1 week to allow for promoters to ensure all annual payments are collected.

The U12's finished the year with losses to Rower Inistioge and Dunnamaggin. The game vs Dunnamaggin was played for the Richie Young Shield as a full tournament wasn't played this year due to the late withdrawal of the other teams.