Clonoulty (@1.8) vs Eire Og Anacarty (@2.2)

Our Prediction:

Clonoulty will win

Clonoulty – Eire Og Anacarty Match Prediction | 30-09-2019 10:00

Toome led 0-12 to 0-11 qt half time, with Timmy Hammersley hitting five of the West sides points. Clonoulty-Rossmore fared better in the third quarter and had eased 0-16 to 0-15 ahead when OKeeffe scored his quality goal with Tom Butler and Sean Maher adding points. The West side suffered a setback midway through the half when centre forward Thomas Butler had to retire with a damaged shoulder but replacement Tom Butler made a significant contribution to the success.

Aidan Griffin had the last say of the half with a pointed free to see Clonoulty/Rossmore ahead by the minimum 1-24 to 1-23. The game tied up the two Hammersleys Timmy (free) and Conor finished the half as they started it with a point each. Clonoulty/Rossmore were quickly out of the blocks and James and Timmy Hammersley points had them ahead for the first time since the opening few minutes of the game. Donal ODwyer work rate was good and finished with two points. His last with forty seconds to play looked as if he may have won the game for Eire Og but a last gasp point from Jimmy Maher ensured a replay in Golden on Sunday next on a final score of 1-27 each. Clonoulty/Rossmores third from play in the half. Conor OBrien covered an amount of ground and added three points from play. Aidan Griffin twice edged Eire Og ahead in the closing five minutes when he was on target from place balls. Aidan Griffin pointed another free before Conor OBrien added his third of the game to tie up the game with five minutes to play. Ronan OBrien a second half substitute got Eire Ogs first from play in extra-time while Seanie Ryan added another pointed free. Tom Fox did have a goal scoring opportunity when he kicked the sliotar but the post got in the way. Seanie Ryan now on free taking duty pointed for Eire Og but Clonoulty/Rossmore responded through James Heffernan. Eire Og worked tirelessly throughout and had some real leaders all over the field. Eoin Kennedy was solid at full back as was Brian Fox at centre. Aidan Griffin and Seanie Ryan were both reliable from frees and both added from play while Tom Fox took his goal well as was always a danger. Dillon Quirke extended Clonoulty/Rossmores lead with another long range free landing on target.

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Paudie White worked hard while Timmy Hammersley never gave up finishing with 1-15, 1-2 from play. John OKeeffe was strong at centre back with Jimmy Ryan Con also stood out. Clonoulty/Rossmore struggled to get to the pace of the game in the opening half but refused to give in. His goal was crucial in the Clonoulty/Rossmore revival.

The gap now down to three points as the third quarter was drawing to a close. Clonoulty/Rossmore were now causing problems for the Eire Og defence and Timmy Hammersley was punishing them while he also added form play. Aidan Griffin and Timmy Hammersley swapped pointed frees but Eire Og were now struggled in front of the posts. Clonoulty/Rossmore came far more into the game in the second half. Donal ODwyer got just Eire Og second score of the half and first from play after fourteen minutes and the in-form Aidan Griffin quickly followed with another. Dillon Quirke pointed from play while Timmy Hammersley pointed two frees either side of an Aidan Griffin free. Quirke and Hammersley found more space with the latter goaling in the second minute. Frees would settle the remainder of the half with Seanie Ryan and Timmy Hammersley both pointing. Three frees in row one from Timmy Hammersley and two long range ones from Dillon Quirke saw the gap reduced to two points. The latter pointing two minutes into injury time to send the game to extra-time 1-19 apiece.

Few in the big attendance would have imagined a draw at full time no mind extra-time being played such was the dominance of Eire Og Annacarty Donohill in the opening thirty minutes. A Jimmy Maher point in the last puck of extra-time sent the Tipperary Co-Op West Senior Hurling championship Final to a replay for the first time since 2003. Like the Intermediate Final it was Eire Og Annacarty Donohill who had the safety net of having already qualified while defending West and County champions Clonoulty/Rossmore had to win to keep their season alive. Ironically on that occasion it was the hosts of this years West final Galtee Rovers who would go on and win the replay.

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The crucial score was Fiachra OKeeffes beautifully taken 44th minute goal which shot his side four points clear. They quickly added points from Tom Butler and Sean Maher to leave Toomevara with a mountain to climb. Much was expected of this encounter, and while it never reached heart-stopping championship intensity, it was an absorbing contest between two teams who harboured serious championship ambitions with credentials to match.

Eire Og who were working hard struggled to find the range but two frees one from Aidan Griffin and a long range from Goalkeeper Darragh Mooney tied up the game. The sides traded points for the next few minutes with Aidan Griffin, Donal ODwyer and Tom Fox on target for the challengers while Tom Butler and Timmy Hammersley were on target for the defending champions. Eire Og ahead at the break 1-14 to 0-7. Cathal Bourke and Timmy Hammersley (free) opened the scoring as Clonoulty/R seemed to settle quickly. Eire Og Annacarty Donohill playing with a strong breeze were dominant in the opening thirty minutes and were fully value for their ten point lead at the interval. Aidan Griffin edged Eire Og into the lead in the tenth minute with their first from open play. Minutes earlier ODwyer had denied Fox for a goal. Clonoulty/Rossmores main target men of Timmy Hammersley and Dillion Quirke being denied possession. Timmy Hammersley pointed from play but another huge Darragh Mooney free had the Eire Og supporters in full voice. Timmy Hammersley added another pointed free but Eire Og were intent on using every second of the half. Seanie Ryan and Aidan Griffin pointed to put Eire Og seven points up with twenty minutes played. Up front their forwards and midfield were well on top. Paudie ODwyer and Cathal Bourke swapped points but further points from Aidan Griffin and the hard working Conor OBrien extended Eire Ogs lead. Eire Og were working extremely hard with their backs well on top. A minute later Darragh Mooneys puckout landed in the Eire Og full forward line and was picked up by Tom Fox who made no mistake sending the sliotar past Declan ODwyer. Seanie Ryan pointed a free while Conor OBrien added his second of the half.