Sunday 25 February 2018

Dromtariffe fancied to better Iveleary again

DROMTARIFFE renew rivalry against Iveleary in a quarter final to the County Junior B Hurling Championship in Coachford on Saturday evening.

When the sides clashed in a second round tussle seven weeks ago, Dromtarffe enjoyed a comprehensive 1-12 to 0-1 triumph in damp conditions. On that occasion, nobody could quibble with the outcome for when required, Dromariffe unleashed a range of skill, grasping the initiative early on, building up solidity and pulling away during the second half.

The contrast was sharp, an understrength Iveleary enjoyed possession yet their shooting was off key to a performance that never came near an encouraging preliminary round win over Gabriel Rangers.

Indeed it has been a roller coaster journey for the Mid Cork side, relying on a Barry Murphy point for their lone score. Subsequently, the Inchigeela based side bounced back to overcome Belgooly and a brillant individual performance from Cork football panelist Cathal Vaughan was central to a four win over Lismire.

It's been a productive campaign for Dromtariffe, prospering from the win over Iveleary to record a follow up round 3 victory over Killavullen.

Dromtariffe parade a young side, prospering from minor level with Conor O'Donoughue, Kevin Cremin, Jack Murphy and Dan Dennehy figuring in defence and midfield. And in attack, Seán Howard, Mark O'Connor and Daniel O'Keeffe are capable of finding the target.

Though Dromtariffe are entitled to wear the favourites tag, expect Iveleary to parade a stronger line up that's sure to be much closer on the scoreboard than that of the initial tussle between the pair in late May.


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