GAA: Tempo back on winning track

Div 1 Tempo v Teemore

BACK ON TRACK… Tempo’s Daryl Keenan looks for a way past Teemore’s Damian Lee

Tempo 0-16  
Teemore 0-7

After two successive defeats Tempo got back to winning ways with this facile nine points home success over Teemore.

The  Maguires were fielding a much stronger lineout than they had been able to do so of late and the difference was evident as they more or less controlled this contest from start to finish.

Teemore in fact were to put up only limited resistance and they were to be outgunned in most sectors of the park.

At the break the Shamrocks were five points adrift on a scoreline of 0-9 to 0-5 which left them technically still in the hunt but they were a shade fortunate to be that close as Tempo had had enough possession to be further ahead.

In the second half there was to be a similar story with Tempo basically dominating the attacking play and they steadily headed into a more commanding lead.

Teemore had to wait until the threequarter mark before they were able to add to their interval tally and they were not to score again until half forward Patrick McManus nicked two scores in the final minutes.

Tempo were soon in front with a couple of quick scores from a Daryl Keenan 45 and a score from play from Ruairi McCaffery and it was a lead they were never to surrender.

Teemore had Declan O’Reilly clipping over a free for their opening success but over the next ten minutes they drifted well behind as Tempo established command around the middle of the park.

Points were to be collected by  Daryl Keenan,  Ruiari McCaffery, Niall McElroy and Damian Kelly and the home side appeared to be heading for a comprehensive win.

But they became less accurate and in the lead up to the break the game did become more even as Teemore did enjoy a decent share of possession.

The visitors were to notch points from  Declan Fitzpatrick, Declan O’Reilly and Patrick McManus but remained in arrears as Tempo sporadically added to their tally from Niall McElroy, Ryan and Daryl Keenan.

The lead was to be stretched immediately on the resumption with three more scores, the Keenan brothers again on the mark and full forward Thomas Campbell gliding over a fine shot to open up an eight points lead.

The game essentially over at this stage with Teemore showing little enterprise and two more Tempo scores one from half back Conor Foy underlined the dominance of the home team.

Teemore finally responded with a score but it was a game now well beyond them though they did manage a two point burst from Patrick McManus before an assured Tempo side rounded off a solid enough hour’s work with a closing score from Ryan Keenan.

For Teemore there was to be only isolated moments from Joey Donegan, Patrick McManus and Jason McCaffery while for Tempo there was a welcome overall sense of improvement both in a defence which was never troubled  and an attack which in the end racked up a sixteen points tally.

Referee; James Lewis ;Newtownbutler.


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