Tullamore Crowned Offaly Champions After Fiercely Contested Final

Ferbane came close to taking the Dowling Cup in the dying moments.

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After a brutal, competitive, and weather affected contest, Tullamore have been crowned champions of Offaly.

A deluge of rain before throw-in rendered this year's Offaly Senior Football Championship decider a dog fight.

On a tough afternoon for both club's forwards, it was Tullamore's Luke Plunkett who displayed a moment of composure and accuracy to score the game's only goal in the 13th minute. 

The now 29 times county champions sustained a black card to Oisin Keenan Martin shortly afterwards to reach half time with a two point lead. 

There were to be six futher scores in the second period, three for each side. Ferbane searched desperately for the goal that might see them snatch a famous win.

When the chance came,  Corey White in the Tullamore goal was equal to Ferbane's best effort, saving low with an out-stretched boot. 

Tullamore held on, and reclaimed their Faithful County crown.

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