Battling qualities of Galtee Rovers shine through in the end

The meeting of near neighbours Galtee Rovers and Cahir in Cashel on Saturday evening last did little to enthuse the small band of loyal supporters present.

The meeting of near neighbours Galtee Rovers and Cahir in Cashel on Saturday evening last did little to enthuse the small band of loyal supporters present.

Both sets of forwards were wasteful from frees and placed balls, but the Galtee Rovers sextet were the more guilty. Cahir too must be asking themselves how the managed just one point from play over the hour in this stop-go game.

However Galtee Rovers were the better side, leading with points from Shane Egan and Stephen McGrath, to Benny Hickey’s pointed free after ten minutes. Cahir, remarkably, did not raise a flag for the rest of the half despite creating some very good chances. Further points from Shane Egan, Michael O’Connell and Tony Egan left Galtee Rovers leading at the break 0-5 to 0-1.

At the end of the game there were weary feet on both sides from whole hearted efforts, but the battling qualities of the Galtee Rovers men shone through.

Galtee Rovers; E. O’Connell; R. Doyle, V. Murphy, A. Morrissey; D. Bourke, P. Morrissey, T. O’Brien; S. McGrath (0-1), Ma. O’Brien; N. Daly, D. Peters, C. Higgins; T. Egan (0-5)(0-3f), M. O’Connell, S. Egan (0-4)(0-1f). Subs; P. O’Brien for N. Daly.

Cahir; A. Wall; C. Crowe, R. Hennessy, G. Hally; S. O’Connor, R. Costigan, (Capt), N. McKenna; D. Tarrant, E. Meehan; L. Casey, P. O’Flaherty, J. McGrath; S. Murphy, A.Casey, B. Hickey(0-4). Subs: M. O’Connor for C. Crowe, J. McMahon (0-1) for S. Murphy; E. Quinlan for Paddy O’Flaherty

Ref: S Lonergan (Moyle Rovers).