A strong second-half showing from Tullamore secured their place in the Tullamore Court Hotel Offaly Senior Football Final as they overcame a highly fancied Clara side.
Tullamore Court Hotel Senior Football Semi-Final
There was nothing to chose between these great rivals in the first-half and they went to the break level at 0-5 apiece.
Tullamore had opened up and early 0-3 to 0-0 lead but Clara fought their way back scoring the next five points to move into the lead. Tullamore restored parity before the break with two points in the last five minutes.
The second-half started the same as the first with Tullamore scoring the first three points but this time they only allowed one in reply and that score proved to be Clara’s only score of the second-half.
Tullamore were four points ahead entering the final minutes when an Adam Shelley goal late in the day removed any doubt over the result. Tullamore will now face Rhode in the County Final.
Scorers: Tullamore: Kevin Williamson 0-3 (f), John Moloney 0-3, Adam Shelley 1-0, Shane Dooley 0-1f, Ciaran Maloney 0-1, Ger Ward 0-1, Johnny O’Donoghue 0-1. Clara: Matthew Mitchell 0-2 (0-1f, 0-1 45’), Thomas Deehan 0-1f, Joseph Quinn 0-1, Graham Guilfoyle 0-1, Luke Kelly 0-1