Next Sunday Tullamore meet Boyne for the third year in a row in the Cup. Boyne have won the last two matches which were classic finals in all respects. Boyne have already won the Leinster League Division 1A this season which qualifies them for the AIL next season.
They want to go out with a hat trick of Towns Cups but Tullamore are determined to stop them.
Boyne have basically the same side this few years and Tullamore are the younger side. If Tullamore can learn from the last two final defeats they can win this game. Last Sunday they proved that they can score and if they tighten up the defence this is a 50/50 game.
After an ordinary season this Tullamore side is coming good at the right time. Again a big support from Tullamore will be vital in Muliingar next Sunday.
Tullamore made it through in a thrilling a final game of the season in Spollenstown last Sunday as they finished finished the stronger in a second half that fluctuated every few minutes.
After being 11 points up at one point in the second-half, Tullamore somehow found themselves eight points down and a man down entering the closing stages.The home side had to call on all their cup experience but they eventually clawed their way back in front to eventually win the game.
The referee allowed seven minutes injury time but Skerries kept the ball alive for a further four minutes and this cumilative eleven minutes seriously worried the large home support.
(See this week’s Offaly Express for full report on the Town’s Cup quarter-final)