Tullysaran continue winning streak

Tir na nOg 1-9 Tullysaran 1-11

Tullysaran earned a two-point victory over Tir na nOg, picking up their third victory on the trot and their second of the weekend.

Played in blustery conditions, scores were difficult to come by and the deadlock wasn’t broken until the 17th minute.

Paul Carvill fired over a free to get the game up and running, and that was quickly followed by a Tullysaran point from Matthew Kernan.

Mark McKeever then rose high to fist to the net, but the home side responded with four points. Mark Davidson, Oran Power and Conor McCormac all raising white flags.

Gavin Conlon pointed a free kick just on half time but Tir na nOg nosed in front. A Diarmuid Tennyson score put them 0-6 to 1-2 ahead at half time.

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Second half

An early point after the turnaround from a McKeever free kick was cancelled out by the home side to keep ahead.

But Tullysaran hit a purple patch and took control of the game with three points in as many minutes.

Eddie Mallon, McKeever and Kevin Corrigan all split the posts to see Tullysaran regain the upper hand.

Both sides traded scores, with Conlon adding another for Tullysaran. Tir na nOg battled hard, but some poor execution in front of goals was their undoing.

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With five minutes remaining, the hosts reduced the deficit to one, but Tullysaran replied with four on the trot.

Conlon, Aaron Donnelly, Ciaran Mullen and a beauty from McKeever suggested that the visitors were home and hosed.

But there was one last twist in the tale as Tir na nOg netted late on to leave a nervy finish, through Anton Toland.

But Tullysaran held on to complete a perfect weekend for John Devine’s side, who also overcame St Patrick’s on Friday evening by four-points.

Elsewhere in Division 2A, Carrickcruppen nicked a four-point away win over Pearse Og. Cruppen led 6-5 at the interval before opening the gap to four by full time, winning 14-10.