Tullow return from Lonford unbeaten

Emma Jane Hade

Published 23/10/2012|14:49

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TULLOW'S success in the Leinster League remains uncontested, with their fourth consecutive win in the campaign.

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The Slaneysiders travelled to Longford on Sunday, and faced a difficult battle at CPL Park.

Tullow faced a very difficult battle in the first half, conceding 10 penalties.

However, one of the squad's youngest members, Sean McCarthy, touched down with the first try of the game after the 25th minute. McCarthy received the ball after a movement from a lineout.

Ten minutes later, a penalty in Tullow's favour brought their score to eight, trailing four points behind before the interval.

The second half remained an uphill battle for Tullow. Longford continued putting scores on the board, bringing it to a lead by seven.

However, Daniel O'Brien began the comeback for Tullow when he touched down in the corner, bringing the visitors to 16, just edging away from Longford.

Canavan kicked yet another penalty to bring Tullow to 19-15.

In the 65th minute, Daniel O'Brien ran 70 metres to secure a try, to bring Tullow to confident lead of 29-15. However, the Slaneysiders let the home team in, in the last few minutes to make the final score 29-22.

Team coach and player, Massey Tuhaks was very pleased with the result. He told the Carlow People that he believes "Tullow aren't just a Towns Cup team, we can also compete in the league".

He also said that they "take one game at a time, and it seems to be working".

He has been very impressed with the huge numbers at training and believes that Tullow can "go forward under the guidance of Sean O'Brien".

Tuhaks was also very impressed with the structure of the youth and mini's in the club saying "it is solid", and that with the hope of "the Seniors leading by example, we'll have the talent coming through".

Tullow are currently top of the table in division 1B in the Leinster League, leading by six points.

Tullow: L. Kilcoyne, S. Corrigan, A. Burns, F. Murphy, N. Keane, W. O'Brien, R. Porter, S. Smith, K. Bloomfield, W. Canavan, S. McCarthy, M. Tuhaks, A. Turner, D. O'Brien, A. Daly.

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