March 11th, 2023
Tummery first team travelled to lisnagirr road today to take on mountjoy on what could only be described as a bitter cold wet march afternoon on a playing surface in pristine condition. Tummery without player manager Ryan Hanna took to the field under the guidance of Gerry McCullagh looking to bounce back from last weeks cup exit at the hands of killen rangers. Colm Garrity starting at centre midfield with Kevin McAleer and Tommy Mullan returning to the starting eleven at wing back.
Michael Hynes got proceedings underway an the rain an snow coming down for the first ten minutes didn’t distract tummery as they started with a point to prove an pressed mountjoy further an further in to there own half with Emmet mcnabb and Adrian McCaffrey having early shots at Barbour in the home net. On 10 minutes Martin Hughes grabbed his first of the game when Emmet mcnabb set McCaffrey through on goal and he chipped Barbour who had committed early with Martin Hughes making sure it went in finishing it from the goal line. Mountjoy had a half chance on 15 when Marc Davis shot from the right hand side of the box but Niall McCrory gathered comfortably. On 24 minutes the goal deficit was doubled when Emmet mcnabb found the corner of Barbours net from just inside the 18 yard box. On 26 minutes Martin Hughes grabbed his second of the game heading past the keeper. On 28 minutes the game was over as a contest when Emmet mcnabb released a venomous shot from the edge of the 18 yard box taking a wicked deflection of Andrew phair and wrong footing Barbour ultimately ending in the mountjoy net to leave tummery 4 to the good. Tummery had several more chances to increase there advantage with the tireless Colm Garrity driving in to the box from midfield placing a shot narrowly wide, Tommy Mullan whipping in some defence splitting crosses, and Emmet mcnabb testing Barbour again on two occasions and Martin Hughes going close as well. On 43 minutes the goal of the half an the game was scored by Colm Garrity, mcnabb picked up the ball of the right wing and played a first time ball over the top which was deftly headed by Adrian McCaffrey to the feet of Garrity who hit it first time in to the roof of the net a great team goal an a great assist by McCaff. With no injury time added whistler hynes brought proceedings to a halt to retreat to the heat of the mountjoy dressing rooms.
Both teams took to the field maybe hoping they hadn’t stopped for a break with the driving rain and cold in the first half was made worse by the heat in the dressing rooms. But tummery took to the field looking to reinforce there standards. There was a slower start to the second half and understandably so with the conditions. But on 57 minutes Martin Hughes grabbed his first hat trick in a tummery shirt when he finished to the back of the mountjoy net sending Barbour the wrong way when through on goal. On 61 minutes tummery worked a training ground corner with mcnabb teed up from the edge of the box an finished in to the corner of the mountjoy net first time to make it 7.
Tummery introduced Kyle McCrory and Paudi Dillon for Martin Hughes and Paul McHugh who both worked tirelessly all game McHugh having one great chance to get on the score sheet but Barbour was equal to his effort.
On 65 minutes Adrian McCaffrey got a goal that he throughly deserved for his work rate an performance, from a tummery corner Barbour punched clear and aidy rifled the ball in to the top of the net to make it 8. Colm Garrity made it 9 on 72 minutes pouncing on a mistake by Barbour palming a shot out to Garrity who finished in to the net. With Kyle an Paudi pressing the mountjoy rearguard their work would be rewarded surely. Blain Campbell rattled the cross bar late on with a free kick from 25 yards with the mountjoy keeper rooted to the spot a great strike.
On 79 minutes the only blotch on Tummery’s copybook was when a ball wasn’t cleared and substitute Davis finished to the net to leave it 9-1.
On 84 minutes substitutes Kyle McCrory and Paudi Dillon linked up and Paudi Dillon turned inside the defender and slotted the ball in to the far corner of the net to make it 10-1. Tummery had several chances after that with a penalty shout for mcnabb when taken down by Phair in the box but it was waved away.
Referee Hynes brought proceedings to a halt on 90 minutes with both sets of players glad to see the warmth of the dressing rooms a good solid performance from tummery with great displays all over the pitch. On to athletic next week and will need the same performance and more next week.
Finty’s reserves took on maguiresbridge at home and recorded a 3-1 victory goals from Michael Williamson, James Speight, and Oisin Teague a great result and performance from a youthful tummery line up