Fermanagh SFC: Tempo end 39-year wait
October 01, 2012
Tempo Maguires captured their first New York Cup since 1973 when they had eight points to spare over Lisnaskea Emmets at Brewster Park on Saturday night.
County star Darryl Keenan scored 0-8 in a final that was overshadowed by the tragic death of Lisnaskea midfielder Brian Og Maguire a fortnight ago. Afterwards, winning Tempo captain Conor Foy paid a glowing tribute to Maguire and the Lisnaskea club for the bravery they have shown since the tragedy occurred.
Tempo held a 0-4 to 0-3 lead at the end of a stop-start first half before Ryan Glancy netted for 'Skea three minutes after the restart. But the winners responded with six points in as many minutes from the Keenan brothers, Darryl and Ryan.
At the other end, Daniel Kille was ploughing a lone furrow for a Lisnaskea side who were physically dominated by opponents who never looked back after the Glancy goal.
"We were playing into the breeze in the first half and we were all over the place and it took a little bit of time to settle down," Tempo manager John McElroy explained to The Irish News.
"We got them in at half-time and got ourselves together, but it really took the Lisnaskea goal just after half-time to get us going. We had to ask ourselves did we want to win it or lose it?"
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