Tullamore conquer Rhode in Offaly SFC final replay

November 14, 2021

Rhode's Shane Sullivan and Aaron Leavy of Tullamore compete in the air. ©INPHO/Bryan Keane.

Tullamore dethroned Rhode to land their 28th Offaly SFC success in today's replayed final at Bord na Mona O'Connor Park.

Four successive points from Johnny Moloney, Diarmuid Egan, Nigel Bracken and John Furlong down the final stretch secured a hard-earned 0-9 to 1-4 victory for the county town outfit in front of a crowd of 4,629 spectators.

Eager to avenge their 2020 final defeat to the record holders, Niall Stack's men led by the minimum at the break, 0-4 to 0-3, after Ruairi McNamee opened the scoring for Rhode. McNamee was the only scorer for the champions in the first-half.

Moloney and Anton Sullivan traded points on the resumption before Tullamore stole a march after the second drinks break to move five clear. Offaly star Anton Sullivan dispatched a 64th minute penalty but his Rhode side came up short in the end.

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