Tullamore Court Hotel Offaly Senior Football S/F:

November 8, 2018

There will be a repeat of last year’s Tullamore Court Hotel Senior Football Championship final following Rhode’s defeat of Shamrocks at O’Connor Park on Saturday, 2nd October.

The final – which will be held on Sunday, 10th October – promises to be an exciting decider as Rhode seek revenge for last year’s defeat. Shamrocks got the opening two points, but Rhode then hit back with five in a row. Shamrocks narrowed the gap again but Rhode led by 0-8 to 0-5 at the interval, with Niall McNamee hitting 0-5 (3f) in that period. Shamrocks stayed in touch for the third quarter, but with McNamee and Niall Darby in top form, Rhode progressed through safely.
Rhode Scorers: Niall McNamee 0-7 (3f); Niall Darby 0-6 (2f); Anton Sullivan 1-0; Paraic Sullivan 0-2; Brian Darby 0-1.
Shamrocks Scorers: PJ Ward 0-4 (2f); Nigel Dunne 0-2; Padraic Kelly (‘45’), Anthony Condron, Michael Conroy and Shane Guinan 0-1 each.
Rhode: Eddie McDonald; Declan Murphy, Brian Darby, David Hope; Ciaran Heavey, Shane Sullivan, Robbie Leavy; Roy Malone, Alan McNamee; James Coffey, Paschal Kellaghan, Paraic Sullivan; Niall Darby, Anton Sullivan, Niall McNamee. Sub: Mark Dunne for A McNamee.
Shamrocks: Alan O’Connell; Conor Mooney, Michael Stanbrook, Padraic Kelly; Leonard Mooney, Shane Guinan, Barry Mooney; Shane Heffernan, Brian Monaghan; Michael Conroy, Nigel Dunne, Paul Minnock; Anthony Condron, PJ Ward, Daniel Heffernan. Sub: Rory Kearney for S Heffernan; Brian Kearney for M Conroy; Joe Neville for PJ Ward (inj)