A great win last night against Teemore 3-9 to 2-8. Horrible conditions and against a tight breeze in 1st half and the lads dug deep in the 2nd half. The 2nd half was probabaly the best we’ve played all year collectively. keep it going lads! we play lisnaskea away next thursday 23rd.
The club committee and membership extend sympathy to the Breen family on the death of ‘Big Jim’ who was a colossal figure in virtually every aspect of club activity over the past six to seven decades.
Starting as a player who manned the defensive barricades for a lengthy playing career, he then went on to give outstanding service in many other capacities among which was a tenure as club chairman. His final official office was that of club president.
Tempo Maguires and the Breen family are synonymous and nowhere was this more evident than the massive contribution Jim made to the development of the club over the decades with his total commitment to the well being of the club.
It may be a cliché but clichés generally have the ring of truth, “ We won’t see his like again”.
The game goes on and over the weekend there was action on two fronts beginning with a Saturday afternoon league tie for the under 13 side. They travelled over to Ederney and returned with a very convincing victory under their belts.
In this game they were to prove to be much too strong for the opposition and they finished more than comfortably ahead.
On Sunday lunchtime the reserve team were to lose their championship quarter final clash with Roslea at the Brookeborough ground.
The team came into the fray as distinct underdogs, Roslea had recently captured the league crown.
But Tempo were to put in terrific effort and were by no means overwhelmed. In fact they were to snatch the lead some ten minutes into the second half.
It was a shortlived lead, Roslea quickly heading back out in front by three points but the spirited Maguires struck back with three levelling points to make it a grandstand finale. However it was the pre match favourites who finished in style, rifling over a trio of late points without reply .
It had however been a smashing effort from the unfancied Maguiires.
Next championship assignment is this Friday when the senior side take on Erne Gaels in their semi final, this scheduled for Brewster Park.
Lotto jackpot for last weekend was not won the numbers drawn being 9 19 26 and 28.
Winners of the two £25 prizes were Frank Howe and Jimmy McElroy, the jackpot for next weekend now standing at £2 700.
Team on duty for August 18th and 25th is Paul Colgan, Daryl Traynor and Brendan McGrade. Team on duty for September 1st and 8th is Eamon Fee, Declan Connolly, Paul McCann.
Final game of the senior league campaign on Friday evening and it was to be a winning finale, the team scoring a five point home victory over Irvinestown.
They still remain in the relegation zone and will have a make or break fixture with Lisnaskea after the championship is over in several week’s time. The scenario to avoid the drop is that they have to beat the Emmett’s and then defeat the losers of the other relegation play off tie.
All that some time ahead however and the immediate focus is now on the championship quarter final clash with Erne Gaels, this scheduled for Brewster Park on Friday August
First blip for the under 17 side came in midweek when they lost out to visiting Lisnaskea. This was a well contested tussle and there will be disappointment that a win was not secured. Certainly there was the opportunity to do so but the defeat doesn’t rule the side out of the reckoning and the squad looks to be strong enough to qualify for the divisional decider some weeks hence.
The reserve side have their championship opener with Roslea at the weekend.
Lotto jackpot for last Saturday was not won the numbers drawn being 3 12 21 and 24. Winners of the two £25 prizes were Gerald Fee and Paul McQuaid , Dromore.
Jackpot for this coming weekend stands at £2 600 and the team on duty for August 11th is Brian McCaffery, Marian Corry, Liam Keenan and Brenda McGarrity. Team on duty for Saturdays August 18th and 25th is Paul Colgan, Daryl Traynor and Brendan McGrade.
In a very close hard fought game, in which the lead changed hands a few times, lisnaskea were victorious with a goal being the difference. next up is belnaleck at home 730pm wednesday 8th august