With the exit of the county from the championship, the club scene will now take centre stage for the remainder of the season.This coming weekend will see the senior side in action on Friday and on Sunday both games away from home. First up is the Friday night trip to Ederney and on Sunday the fixture is in Belleek.The team has begun to stitch together a run of good results, five league points collected from the last three games and this has generated belief that relegation can indeed be avoided.So there should be an optimistic frame of mind heading into the weekend contests despite the fact that both games are on away territory. A win against Erne Gaels would be an especially important result given the fact that the Belleek side are currently propping up the table.Lotto jackpot for last weekend was not won the numbers drawn being 2 8 13 and 25.Winners of the two £25 prizes were Daryl Keenan and Kathleen Meehan. Jackpot for next weekend now stands at £2 200. Team on duty for Saturday July 14th is Sean Breen, Rory McCaffery, Declan McStravick and Niall McElroy. Team on duty for Saturdays July 21st and 28th is Stephen Jackson, Ryan Breen and Tiarnan Bogue.Cúl camp preparations are now well advanced and it will be held over the final week of July.Weekly Games session on Thursdays continues with the first game timed for 9-00 pm. Top prize that can be won is £5 000 on game ten. Admission is £10 single or £15 double. Attendances have been reasonable of late but again club members are urged to give even occasional support to this important fund raiser for the club.Work on the new pitch development continues apace and everything is looking good for completion for next summer.
Third win of the league campaign for the senior side, their second in three outings and last Sunday’s victory over St Patricks will give renewed hope that in the end escape from the relegation zone can be achieved.
This contest with the Donagh visitors was to be an entertaining sixty minutes, the two sides well balanced and in the end Tempo had to play a spell of possession to fend off a late St Patricks rally.
An early goal had given the team a platform and they were to reach the break holding a lead but that was immediately dismantled by a Donagh surge on the restart.
However there was to be a determined Tempo rally, five points on the bounce and they duly held out for an excellent win.#
Not so good though for the Erne Cup side who continue to struggle in their campaign. On Friday evening they had Enniskillen as the visiting opposition and they finished the match well adrift.
A decent enough performance over the opening half and with points tagged on by Thomas Dunne they were not all that far off the pace on the turnover just three points in arrears. But things went rapidly downhill from there on with Enniskillen pushing out more comfortably in front with a penalty goal and as they increased the pressure the Gaels duly added a second goal, ten minutes from time.
The Paul and Orla Bogue annual underage tournament was held on Saturday in splendid weather conditions and it was again a successful event, this the eleventh year.
The boys under 12 competition was won by Derrygonnelly who defeated Fintona in the decider while in the minor girls Tempo were victors defeating Enniskillen in that decider.
Winner of the home prize for top player was Ben Warnock for the boys side while Blaithín Bogue picked up the award for best girl player.
The Lotto jackpot for last weekend was not won, the numbers drawn being 5 8 18 and 27. Winners of the two £25 prizes were Maurice Cassidy, Coa and Michael McCarney, Toneyglaskin. Jackpot for next weekend stands at £2 100 and the team on duty for Saturdays July 7th and 14th is Sean Breen, Rory McCaffery, Declan McStravick and Niall McElroy. Team on duty for July 21st and 28th is Stephen Jackson, Ryan Breen and Tiarnan Bogue.
Congratulations go to the ladies senior side who scored a convincing victory over Belcoo at the weekend in their intermediate championship quarter final tie.
Always the more convincing side, the team held control in most areas of the park and they finished with a high score on the board. On the goal trail for them were Zoe Leonard, Blaithin Bogue, Megan Hamilton and Roisin McCusker. All four also chipped in with points with Cadhla Bogue also on the scoresheet.
Back in the defence there was an excellent contribution from Molly Flynn at number six with Shannon McQuaide featuring in the midfield. Next up for the girls is a semi final pairing against Enniskillen, that game not scheduled for a couple of weeks.
There has been a turnaround in form for the men’s senior side as they came late in the hour to salvage a point in their home game on Saturday evening with high flying Kinawley. This was their third league point from the last two items and generates hope that over the second half of the campaign that an escape from the relegation zone can be achieved.
Disappointment for everyone on Sunday’s heavy defeat in the Ulster final and especially for our own club man Aidan Breen. It will be a tough ask to get the side back into a good frame of mind for the next challenge a fourth round qualifier tie, this due the week after next.
Lotto jackpot for last weekend which was £3 000 was won, the numbers being 1 11 14 and 17. Lucky winner was Eugene Meehan , Clogher. Jackpot for next weekend resumes at £2 000.
Team on duty for Saturday June 30th is Damian Breen, Conor King and Eamon Cassidy.
Team on duty for Saturdays July 7th and 14th is Sean Breen, RoryMcCaffery , Declan McStravick and Niall McElroy.
After the disappointment of being unable to field a side the previous week the senior side bounced back in encouraging fashion last Friday evening to score a deserved away victory over Lisnaskea.
This was just the second league win of the season but it will boost morale and instil belief that with a few more successes the climb out of the relegation zone can be made.
The key to the win was a whirlwind restart to the second half, five points inside a blistering five minutes. ‘Skea did pull level with just a short time to go but Tempo finished off on a strong note.
Not so good though for the Erne Cup side who slipped to another defeat, they went down to visiting Teemore on Saturday evening.
Damage done in the opening half as they coughed up a hat trick of goals. There was an improved showing on the resumption, two goals collected to narrow the gap but Teemore always held the edge and had plenty to spare at the end.
Saturday June 30th will see the running of the annual Paul and Orla Bogue underage tournament. Preparations are well advanced for a tourney which has proved to be exceptionally successful since its inception over a decade ago.
And the club has been busy making preparations for the upcoming Ulster final, the village bedecked with green and white flags and streamers.
In particular best wishes go to Aidan Breen who has been playing a significant role in Fermanagh’s progress to the final and obviously all in the club earnestly hope that he and his team colleagues will have a triumphant afternoon in the St Tiarnach’s cauldron in Clones.
Because of the final there will be no Tempo Og programme this Sunday.
An information meeting to update members on the progress of the lower pitch development scheme was held on Monday night last, the works have been advanced considerably over the past four to five weeks.
Lotto jackpot for last weekend was not won the numbers drawn being 6 8 16 and 25. Winners of the two £25 prizes were Paul McNally and Kate Donnelly. Jackpot for the coming weekend now stands at £3 000.
Team on duty for Saturdays June 23rd and 30th is Damian Breen, Conor King and Eamon Cassidy.Team on duty for July 7th and 14th is Sean Breen, Rory McCaffery,Declan McStravick and Niall McElroy.
The Erne Cup side travelled to Derrygonnelly at the weekend but lost out to the home side by a narrrow margin. They had been under the cosh for the opening half and were adrift at the interval but on the changeover there was a distinct pick up in their play and they were able to make significant inroads into the Harps lead.
However a penalty goal for Derrygonnelly got the leaders bak on track and though Tempo did notch an answering goall, this came a shade too late to have an impact on the final result.
There was disappointment that the senior side had to call off their Sunday fixture with Kinawley, circumstances dictating that a side could not be fielded. A team meeting saw a commitment from the panel that a fresh start would be got underway beginning with what will probably be a double fixture list this coming weekend.
Lotto jackpot for last weekend was not won,the numbers drawn being 1 19 23 and 27. Winners of the two £25 prizes were Teresa McNabb and Jamie Campbell. Jackpot for next weekend now stands at £2 900.
Team on duty for June 16th is Gerald Fee, John Pakenham and Daryl Keenan.Team on duty for June 23rd and 30th is Damian Breen, Conor King and Eamon Cassidy.
Those interested in attending the upcoming Ulster final should contact secretary Conor Meehan as soon as possible in regard to purchase of tickets. Mobile number is 07841133837.