Tulla Put An End To Our Year

Tulla 3-11
Newmarket-on-Fergus 1-09
Venue: Dr Daly Park, Tulla

Tulla booked their place in the final of the U15 B Hurling Championship with an eight point victory over Newmarket-on-Fergus on Sunday morning.

With more threats in attack than their counterparts, Tulla found it easier to get scores and their unrelenting pressure on the Newmarket defence was bound to reap rewards as the game progressed.

Points from Peter Power put the Blues up by three and the sides went on to swap a couple of scores before Tulla struck for goal on the seventeenth minute. The goal coming following a good Cian Foley save but his full-back line were not sharp enough to react and the hosts were only obliged to put the sliotar in the net.

That was the turning point in the game as Newmarket never went in front from here. They added another green flag before the break to hold a 2-04 0-06 lead at half-time.

In their first attack, Tulla rattled the net again to really sink their opponents. Peter Power kept Newmarket’s account ticking over mainly from placed balls while substitute Harvey Cullinan once again added a new dimension to their attack kicking a point not long after his introduction.

Overall Tulla were the more balanced side and Kilmaley now await them in the decider. Their link-up play and ability to turnover Newmarket when under pressure were key features in their win.

Scoring 1-03 from play is rarely going to win games and that was the case for the Blues. As they look to U16s for 2018, hard work on the training field can see Newmarket improve.

Newmarket-on-Fergus: Cian Foley; Dylan Crowe, JJ Hanton, David Morrissey; Feidhlim Barry, Sol Frost, Oisin McInerney; Mark Delaney, Jamie Power; Oisin McInerney (Hurlers Cross), Peter Power (1-08 6f), Seadhna Liddy; Conor Meehan, Conor Freeman, Michael Costelloe. Subs: Harvey Cullinan (0-01) for Meehan (HT), Brian Molloy for Costelloe (52), Phillip Connellan for O McInerney (Hurlers Cross).

Referee: Andy McMahon (Cratloe)

PIC: Martin Connolly

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