The Erne Cup team were dispatched from the Reserve A championship on Friday evening when they were well beaten by Derrygonnelly, the game played at Maguiresbridge.The side had an encouraging enough opening half and were to reach the interval just two points adrift though they had conceded a very soft goal. From the changeover onwards it was the Harps who looked the much sharper side especially in attack. They were to make practically all of their scoring opportunities pay while the Tempo forward line on the other hand had to wait until some ten minutes from time before they registered their first point of the half. In the end Derrygonnelly coasted to a quite comfortable victory.
A better result for the under 16 side who scored an emphatic midweek success over St Patricks. For the first time in several game the team on duty was well up to first choice selection and it showed in the overall performance. With,hopefully , a fuller panel now to be available the team should begin to pick up some long overdue league points and more importantly get into the right frame of mind for the championship.
And it is the senior championship which is the key fixture for the club this coming weekend as they head to Derrygonnelly on Saturday evening to face Erne Gaels in the quarter final. The Belleek side have emerged this season as one of the first division’s strongest sides and on league form they will be installed as warm favourites. Without doubt the Maguires face a formidable challenge but their cause can be promoted. It is anticipated that the strongest panel of the season will be present and that means a side with a lot of championship winners on board. It has been a so-so season so far but Tempo are well capable of upsetting the applecart here.
The Lotto jackpot for Saturday August 22nd was not won the numbers drawn being 10 13 20 and 22. Winners of the two £25 prizes were Paddy Porter and Dympna McCusker. Jackpot for this coming weekend stands at £4 700. The team on duty for Saturday August 28th and September 5th is Brian and Conor Flanagan, Paul Dolan and Gary Leonard.
The team for mid September is Shane Breen, Conor Meehan, Cait McCann and Barry McCusker.
Further headway is being made in the direct debit scheme, funds from which will finance the proposed development of a second pitch.