Goals proved decisive for Killenaule as they beat Galtee Rovers 2-10 to 0-10 in the County Tipperary Senior Football championship preliminary round at Cashel
Killenaule had a marvellous attacking half back line of Niall Bergin, Paddy Codd and Kieran Bergin which made a major contribution to their victory. Galtee Rovers played Seamus Moloney as a third midfielder to good effect but the Rovers forwards were not able to use the space up front and poor finishing was their downfall. Killenaule were also guilty of poor finishing at times.
The Killenaule goals came from Gerry kennedy and Michael Doyle.
It was a fine team effort from Killenaule with Tony Doyle, John O’Dwyer and Gerry Kennedy all giving stellar performances up front.
For Galtee Rovers they did their best and the Morrisseys, Andrew, Pa and Colin worked hard. Colin O’Sullivan and Adrian Grace tried hard in defence as did Seamus Moloney at midfield. They must now win the Divisional championship if they want get back into the county championship.
Killenaule: Robert Hall; Declan Ryan, Michael Fitzgerald, Stephen Browne; Niall Bergin, Paddy Codd,Kieran Bergin; Niall O’Dwyer,Cathal Bergin; John O’Dwyer (0-3)(0-1f), Tony Doyle (0-3)(0-1f), Jonathan Gleeson; Gerry Kennedy (1-1), Michael Doyle (1-1), Declan Fanning (0-1).Subs - Peter Kennedy(0-1)for Declan Fanning, Joseph Meagher for Jonathan Gleeson, Paul O’Dwyer for John O’Dwyer, Kenneth Browne for Gerry Kennedy.
Galtee Rovers: Eamon O’Connell; Andrew Morrissey, Conor O’Sullivan,Robert Doyle; Adrian Grace, Vinny Murphy, Damien Burke; Pa Morrissey, Patrick Ryan (0-1); Michael O’Connell (0-2), David Morrissey(0-1), Christopher Doyle; Seamus Moloney, Colin Morrissey (0-2), Tony Egan (0-3)(0-1f). Subs: Denis Peters (0-1) for Christopher Doyle, Mark O’Brien for Seamus Moloney.
Referee; Michael Duffy.