O’Connor inspires Tullogher to victory
Tullogher Rosbercon 6-6 2-8 Conahy Shamrocks
Scorers: Tullogher Rosbercon: Thomas O’Connor (2-4, 0-4 frees), Frank Power (2-0), Frank Murphy (1-1) Dylan Morrissey (0-1).
Conahy Shamrocks: Vincent Brophy (2-4, 0-1 free) Darragh Dooley (0-3 frees), Conor Blanche (0-1).
Tullogher Rosbercon finally exorcised their demons of past U-14 final defeats when they defeated Conahy Shamrocks in this Duggan Steel Roinn C county final played at Danesfort.
The Southern men got off to a flying start with Dylan Morrissey, Frank Power & Thomas O’Connor all pointing early before Frank Power bundled over a goal.
Conahy came roaring back into contention when Tommy Hennessy made a searing solo run up the field before Vincent Brophy flicked the ball to the roof of the net which was quickly followed by a Daragh Dooley pointed free.
Tullogher then upped the ante again with Frank Murphy sending the green flag waving with O’Connor helping himself to two quick minors.
As half time approached Conahy seemed to have weathered the storm & the elements with Dooley & Brophy both grabbing points but then Tullogher made their run for glory with Thomas O’Connor blasting home two goals with a Frank Power goal sandwiched in between to leave them 5-6 to 1-3 up at the break.
It would have being very easy for Conahy Shamrocks to have thrown in the towel but right from the start of the second half they gave it everything with Brophy goaling straight from their first attack but a number of missed chances probably ended their hopes of a comeback with Dooley, Conor Blanche & Brophy all pointing in the second half.
Tullogher’s only score of the second half was a thing of beauty with O’Connor slicing through the heart of the Conahy defence to goal.
Teams: Tullogher Rosbercon: Anthony O’Connor, Ronan Moore, David Walsh, Kyle Bookle (C), Niall O’Beirne, Shane Lyng, Richard Aylward, Dylan Morrissey, Thomas O’Connor, John Kehoe, Liam Furness, Mark McGrath, Terence Lawlor, Frank Murphy, Frank Power.
Sub: Coleman O’Sullivan
Conahy Shamrocks: Cian Harding, Thomas Rice, Karl Downey, Ciaran Rice, Conan Dunne, Frank Gunner, Tommy Hennessy, Laurence Feehan, Geoffrey O’Shea, Darren Cuddihy, Conor Blanche, Ethan Butler, Darragh Dooley, Vincent Brophy, Eoin Cahill.