Club Notes 20.08.18

Still in the senior championship thanks to a drawn clash against Erne Gaels in the opening fixture of the 2018 competition, the game played under the Brewster Park lights on Friday evening.

A draw a fair enough result in the end, for neither side was able to sustain any significant spell of command and both were to be guilty of frittering away quite a number of scoring opportunities.

Biggest miss as far as Tempo was concerned was the failure to even notch a point from a first half penalty, the shot smacking back off the upright.

That miss however was counterbalanced by a number of poor shots from Erne Gaels in the middle stages of the second half and in the end the sides will have to battle it out once again.

A game which both sides will pragmatically look back on and acknowledge that it could have been won or lost, so a deserved second bite for both.

Replay details are not yet finalised but it is understood that the game will not be this coming weekend.

On the underage front there is much encouraging news with both the under 13 and under 17 sides doing well in their respective leagues.

The former had a terrific victory last midweek over Enniskillen, eleven point winners and they held the opposition scoreless over the closing thirty minutes. They remain unbeaten after three rounds and on this form they should be on their way to qualifying for the league decider.

The under 17 have had one defeat, this to Lisnaskea, but they came back to winning way after that reversal by delivering a fine team display to overcome Teemore by a slender margin.

Again, judging by the form shown, the team clearly have a strong chance of also qualifying for their league final and the strong performances from both squads is a more than welcome fillip to club morale, given the disappointments in other grades.

The club hosted a double championship fixture progamme on Saturday evening and thanks are extended to all those who ensured that all went smoothly.

Lotto jackpot for last weekend was not won the numbers drawn being 1 5 19 and 24. Winners of the two £25 prizes were Peadar McNabb and Christine Ingram.

Team on duty for August 25th is Paul Colgan, Darragh Traynor and Brendan McGrade. Team on duty for September 1st and 8th is Eamon Fee, Declan Connolly and Paul McCann.

U17s Tempo 3-9 v 2-8 Teemore

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.

Club Notes 13.08.18

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.