Toomevara retain title

October 11, 2004
Toomevara 4-12 Eire Og / Golden 2-12 Toomevara retained their Tipperary SHC title with a comfortable win over Eire Og / Golden at Thurles on Sunday October 10. Having won six of the least seven Tipperary championship deciders, Toomevara were expected to brush past the challenge of Eire Og / Golden who were appearing in the final at the first time of asking. This wasn't the mismatch that many commentators had feared and Eire Og / Golden contributed to a lively encounter, which yielded six goals. Toomevara came out of the blocks with all guns blazing. Tommy Dunne bagged there first goal. Minutes later paddy O'Brien added a second following a smart passing movement involving Ken Dunne and Frank Devanney. When O'Brien fired over a point after seven minutes a procession looked on the cards. However, Eire Og / Golden dug deep and managed to claw their way back into the game at 2-5 to 1-8 at the break. Toomevara replicated their first half opening and struck the front after 10 seconds of the second half when O'Brien finished to the net. Eire / Og stayed in contention until midway through the second half by a goal and two points from Eoin Brislane effectively ended the contest. Veteran John Quinn bagged his second goal of the afternoon for Eire Og / Golden but it proved too little too late for the west Tipperary combination. Toomevara - J Cottrell, J Boland, T Delaney, P Shanahan, Terry Dunne, B Dunne, D Young, P Hackett, E Brislane 1-2, K Dunne 0-3, F Devaney 0-1, Tommy Dunne 1-2, M Bevans 0-1, P O'Brien 2-2, W Ryan. Subs - B Duff for Shanahan, D Kelly for Ryan, K Cummins for Bevans, B Dunne 0-1 for Terry Dunne, A Ryan for Hackett. Eire Og/ Golden - M Bargary, V Ryan, K McCarthy, P Fogarty, D Carr, L Mooney, J McCarthy 0-2, A Fogarty 0-1, B Fogarty, D O'Brien 0-2, David Fogarty 0-3, Daithi Fogarty 0-1, R O'Brien 0-2, S Stapleton, J Quinn 2-1. Subs - J Tierney for A Fogarty, J Fogarty for Carr, M Harding for Daithi Fogarty. Referee - W Clohessy (Drom-Inch)


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