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21/09/2021

Two wins for Tullamore teams in Offaly JFC

Two wins for Tullamore teams in Offaly JFC

Tom Furlong was in great form for Tullamore juniors in their win over Ballinagar.

TULLAMORE look like they are going to have a big influence on the Tullamore Court Hotel Junior Football Championship and their two teams had impressive wins at the weekend.

Their first junior side had a convincing 5-8 to 1-9 win over Ballinagar in group 1. They took control of the game early on, playing fine attacking football and cutting through for goals. Offaly U-20 star Morgan Tynan did not start for Ballinagar as he had been sick during the week and he got a late consolation goal for the losers, who kept fighting to the final whistle.

Tullamore are warm favourites to win this championship while their second team, called An Tulach Mhor had a 1-9 to 1-8 win over Kilclonfert in group 2. Tullamore won the 2020 Junior “B” Football Championship and decided to go up to junior, even though it means there is a possibility of them clashing in the knockout stages. Players can't play for both teams in this and An Tulach Mhor's win puts early pressure on Kilclonfert – Kilclonfert challenged strongly for this championship for a few years but now look to be in decline.

In group 1, Rhode had a good 1-12 to 2-8 win over Clara while Doon did well to beat Edenderry, 1-7 to 0-5, in the other group 2 game.

In round 2, Rhode play Tullamore and Ballinagar meet Clara in group 1 while Kilclonfert take on Doon and Edenderry play An Tulach Mhor in group 2.

The top team in each group goes into the semi-finals while the next two go into two quarter-finals.

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