Stern test

Muckalee were away to Tullogher/Rosbercon in the first round of the Senior Football Championship in Tullogher. Bryan Byrne opened the scoring after five minutes to which T/R replied , further points from John Maher and Bryan Byrne had the visitors ahead approaching the break then T/B scored a fortuitous goal to leave the half-time score 1-4 to 0-5. On the resumption the Muckalee lads upped their game and built a five point lead but once again T/B were not finished and cut the lead to two points with a fine goal.  Muckalee responded well after a stern test to advance to the next round.A greater spread of scorers and a resolute defence in the second half was key to the success, Brian Coady pointed and goaled after taking a super pass from Patrick Nolan, Thomas Breen chipped in with two points, Joseph Maher, Canice Maher also pointed. John Maher and Bryan added to their added to their first half tally. Final score 1-13 to 2-6.

Team Stephen Murphy, James Maher, Noel Darcy, Shane Kinsella, Mick Morrisey, Patrick Nolan, Jason Shore, Thomas Breen 0-2, Brian Coady 1-1, John Mulhall, Tom Morrissey, Canice Maher 0-1, Sean Maher, Bryan Byrne 0-3, John Maher 0-5,2f.

Subs Joe Maher0-1, Eugene Maher, Darragh Quinlan, Ciaran Fitzpatrick, Conor Mulhall, Daniel Comerford.

Sel. Tom Cullen, Eoin McGrath, Paul Maher

Ref.John McCormack