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Moortown Reach Div 2 Playoff Final
Moortown made it through to the final of the Division two promotion playoff on Saturday courtesy of a narrow one point win over a hard working and determined Pomeroy side. The Lough shore team dominated the first half to lead by two at the break but The Plunketts produced a great second half performance almost stealing the game at the end. Indeed there was little between the sides all through the game and when Mark Mc Kenna and Jarlath Quinn looked to be giving Pomeroy the edge Crozier and Quinn in the Moortown defence steadied the ship to ensure the home side held on to win by a point. It was a very competitive and hard fought game that neither side deserved to lose but that will be of scant consolation to Pomeroy who were most displeased with two square ball decisions and Moortown’s winning point which all went against them.
It was a game that was close and exciting throughout and with the tight pitch making space difficult to find there were lots of big hits and fifty fifty challenges. Credit to both sides who never stopped working and although the game was physical there was not a bad tackle throughout the sixty plus minutes that referee John Kerlin played. For Pomeroy it is back to the drawing board and another year in Intermediate football but the Plunketts know that on recent displays they are as good as any side in Division Two and with their youth policy bearing fruit they will approach 2011 in a positive frame of mind. Moortown on the other hand know the dream of senior football for next year is still alive and they will approach the playoff final in confident mood.