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Tullogher Rosbercon 0-14 to John Lockes 0-11

posted 31 Oct 2012, 10:55 by Unknown user

Tullogher claimed a three point victory over John Lockes (Callan) to maintain their Intermediate status for 2013. Relegation finals are all about winning and are never pretty and this lived up to the billing.


Tullogher looked the better team throughout, but found it hard to break down a strong Callan half back who were aided by the tactic of playing 4 across the line. However when the ball was moved into the full forward, Tullogher benefited with early points for Walter Walsh (2) and Eoin Mullally. As the half time whistle blew Callan had a narrow 0-07 to 0-06 lead.


The introduction of Michael Grennan in the 2nd half was instrumentally in breaking down the Callan half back line and gave Tullogher an attacking platform. Tullogher managed to open a 3 point lead thanks John Barron’s 2nd point and Liam Barron’s accurate free taking. With 10 minutes to go Wally Walsh managed to get free from a swarm of players, unfortunately he lost his hurley in the ruck and had to show his football skills before releasing a handpass to substitute Cian O’Donaghue. Cian was dragged down for a penalty which Liam Barron sensibly pointed. This was followed by a Cian O’Donaghue point from play. Callan could not significantly reduce the gap against the now dominate Tullogher defence. Wally Walsh was denied a goal at the death, when a shot to the bottom corner was foiled by a fantastic save.


Final score was Tullogher Rosbercon 0-14 to John Lockes 0-11. Special mention to Pat Hartley rounded off year with another 5 star performance in the number 6 jersey where we excelled all year.


Team: Martin Roche, Tony Conway, John Hartley, Terence Croke, Moling Cotterell, Pat Hartley, John Cotterell, Peter Meggs, Liam Barron, John Barron, Richard Dollard, Martin Bookle (Michael Grennan), Padraig Ryan (Cian O’Donaghue) Walter Walsh, Eoin Mullally


The Club would like to thank Manager, Liam Fennelly and selectors John Murphy and Martin Bookle for all their work and dedication throughout the year.