Last Gasp Templederry Earn a Draw

Borris-Ileigh 1-18

Borris-Ileigh 1-18

The top of the table clash between Borris-Ileigh and Templederry Kenyons in Group 2 ended in stalemate in Nenagh on Sunday evening. In an entertaining contest, Borris looked to have the job completed as time ran out but a last minute smash and grab from Eanna Murray snatched a draw for the Templederry men.

Jack Bourke was on top form in the Borris goal and could not be faulted for the two that passed him. Sean Maher was tight at the back and Paddy Stapleton continues to impress at centre back although often visits his colleagues to help out in attack. Benny Maher and Conor Kenny caused all kinds of difficulties for Templederry with their movement on and off the ball while William Donnelly and Dan McCormack worked hard. Borris used the bench wisely and substitutes David O’Connor, Vinny Stapleton and Mark Bourke all made a massive impact on their introduction.

Templederry, without the injured Matthew Ryan, lined out Paul Murray between the posts for a successful senior debut in that position. The backs had a tough time coping with the Borris forwards but Adrian Ryan was prominent at centrefield. John Kennedy continues to be deadly accurate from placed balls and, although curtailed for long periods by Philip Maher, Padraig O’Leary escaped to fire over three points in a row and lift Templederry spirits at a vital time midway through the second half. Apart from the equaliser, Eanna Murray had a great hour while Gearoid Ryan worked hard all through.

See this weeks Tipperary Star for full report.