Galtee Rovers have to be very pleased with their victory of 2-8 to 0-13 over Arravale Rovers in the West Tipperary senior football championship. It didn’t seem possible entering the final minute of normal time as they trailed by three points on a scoreline of 0-13 to 1-7. Then they got the best possible present from Al Daly, who had just been introduced as a sub, when he finished off a good movement by putting the ball in the back of the Arravale net and bringing the sides level.
Things got even better during added time when Tony Egan squeezed over a winning point in the thirty-third minute to give them a winning margin of 2-8 to 0-13. A most unexpected ending!
Without taking from Galtee’s success their victory was a bit of a steal but they will cherish it all the more because of that. Tony Egan was a major contributor to their success and Al Daly has to be given recognition for his vital goal. Andrew Morrissey and Pa Morrissey also contributed well as did Seamus Moloney in the first half and Colin Morrissey when he moved out to centrefield.
Arravale will remember this game as a victory they left behind. They got good displays from Brian Lowry, Timmy Dalton, James Hogan, Donagh Leahy and John Hayes.
Galtee Rovers: Eamon O’Connell, Andrew Morrissey, Conor O’Sullivan, Anthony Boles, Robert Doyle, Vinent Murphy, Adrian Grace, Pa Morrissey, Seamus Moloney, Patrick Ryan (0-1), Mark O’Brien, Michael O’Connell, Robert Doyle, Colin Morrissey, Tony Egan (1-7). Subs: Denis Peters for Mark O’Brien, Al Daly (1-0) for Adrian Grace.
Arravale Rovers: Brian Glasheen, Fergal O’Reilly, Roger O’Connor, John Hayes, Shane Leahy, James Mulhair, Donagh Leahy (0-1), Seanie O’Meara, Robbie Kiely, Stephen Quinn (0-2), Diarmuid Kiely, James Hogan (0-6), Brian Lowry (0-2), Andrew Lacey, Timmy Dalton (0-2).
Referee: David Grogan (Aherlow)