Cappincur hold off Tubber to claim Offaly Senior B Football crown

By Offaly Express Reporter


By Offaly Express Reporter


Offaly Senior B Football Final

Cappincur 0-11
Tubber 0-10

After scoring six points in a row midway through the second-half, Cappincur ultimetely had to hold off a fast finishing Tubber side to claim the Offaly Senior B Football title on Saturday afternoon.

It was the second title in two years for Cappincur who claimed the Offaly Intermediate Football title in 2015.

Entering the final quarter, Cappincur led by 0-11 to 0-7 off the back of an impressive scoring streak but Tubber had one last burst which got them back within one but, unfortunately for them, time ran out before they could at least draw level.

There was little to chose between the sides early in the game with Bernard Allen and Peter Daly exchanging early points.

The sides continued to match each other score for score and were locked at 0-3 apiece after 17 minutes with Ger Treacy drawing Cappincur level. Veteran Ciaran McManus kicked Tubber in front with a trademark '45 and Tubber held the one point advantage to the break going into the dressing rooms with a 0-6 to 0-5 advantage.

Tubber extended that lead to 0-7 to 0-5 thanks to Bernard Allen but after that, it was all Cappincur for the next 15 minutes as they hit six points without reply to take a four point lead.

Brian Norris hit the first three to get his side in front with Barry Mooney adding another to put Cappincur 0-9 to 0-7 ahead after 38 minutes.
Kevin Minnock and Brian Norris again found the target to put Cappincur 0-11 to 0-7 ahead entering the final quarter.

However there was one last surge in Tubber and Kevin Rafferty and Brian Kelly pointed to get them back within two entering the final five minutes.

With three to go, Bernard Allen reduced the deficit to one but Tubber couldn't manufacture an equaliser as Cappincur held on for the win which puts them into the top flight next year.