Tullow Tournament FINAL: Clonmore 3-15 Portlaoise 0-4

November 8, 2018

On a balmy evening in Tullow, Clonmore put in a good hour of hard running and fast intelligent football to make this a useful workout in spite of the one sided nature of the game.

Plenty of good performances all over the field with the scoring honours going to David Mulvany who notched 1-4 from centre-forward and Darren McGrath who chipped in with three points from play. At the back, the defensive sextet were solid and drove forward at every opportunity. Gary Byrne in goal was a safe pair of hands and his kick-outs are excellent with a nice low trajectory. Championship V K/C is now 3 weeks away – weekend of 30 July (subject to Carlow's continued progress in qualifiers).

Story of the game:

End Q1: Clonmore 1-3 Port 0-0: Enda (Scotland) goal, Darren, Con & Crock pts

End Q2: Clonmore 2-9 Port 0-2: John McGrath goal, Darren(2), Crock, Enda, David McCarney, Collie

End Q3: Clonmore 3-13 Port 0-3: Crock (1-1), John McGrath, Owen, & Niall 

End Q4: Clonmore 3-15 Port 0-4: Crock & Con free. 

Team: Gary Byrne, David McCarney (0-1), Willie Byrne, Andrew Byrne, Paddy Gahan, Pauric Lawlor, Owen Coleman, Enda McGrath (0-1), Shane McGrath, Enda Scotland (1-0), David Mulvany (1-4), Con Murphy (0-3,3f), Darren McGrath (0-3), John McGrath (1-1), Collie McGrath (0-1). Subs: Paul Byrne for Andrew, Daniel Quigley for Shane McGrath, Larry Doyle for Collie. 

U-21 Subs not used with Championship on 9 July– Francie Whelan, Josh Bowes, Anthony Byrne, Adam Byrne, Cormac Malee.

PHOTO:  Back: Paul Byrne (Selector), Gary Byrne, Adam Byrne, Larry Doyle, Enda McGrath (Scotland), Daniel Quigley, David McCarney, John McGrath, Darren McGrath, Willie Byrne, Collie McGrath, Pauric Lawlor, John Byrne (Selector), John McCormack (Trainer).

Front: Cormac Malee, Francie Whelan, Shane McGrath, Owen Coleman, David Mulvany, Con Murphy (Captain), Josh Bowes, Andrew Byrne, Paddy Gahan, Enda McGrath, Shane Murphy, Anthony Byrne.