Darcy shines as Tinahely triumph
Published 21/08/2013 | 05:44
AS luck would have it last Friday the football on display was a good bit better than the miserable wet weather that players and supporters alike had to endure.
As luck would have it last Friday the football on display was a good bit better than the miserable wet weather that players and supporters alike had to endure.
While the rain looked like it was going to stay at bay for a good while the conditions became biblical not long after throw in but the game, all in all, wasn't ruined by it.
Tinahely started the brighter and lead 1-5 to 0-3 after ten minutes with the goal coming from Sean Pollard after some marvelous play from Kevin D'Arcy at full forward.
Indeed D'Arcy was the main man for Tinahely and his four first half points had him well on the way to the man of the match award while his link up play was excellent and his full forward line couldn't have been happier with his service.
Ciaran O'Rourke and Timmy Metcalfe worked hard for Dunlavin but supply to the Dunlavin sharp shooters was cut out time and again by quality defending from Tinahely.
The visitors lead 1-7 to 0-6 at the break after Dunalvin did get points from Metcalfe, O'Rourke and Deegan in midfield.
With the heavy rain that fell at half time and the rain that continued to fall scores were always going to be hard to come by but Tinahely won the second half by five points to three.
Dunlavin had a purple patch between the 36th and 46th minute and Fionn Deegan, Jordan Dunne and Timmy Metcalfe got them moving but Tinahely had enough to hold out until the end.