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Pomeroy See Off Late Surge From Moy to Win Title

Saturday 28.10.2023
Team Talk Mag
Intermediate Championship


On a wet and slippery Healy Park surface Pomeroy and Moy put on a real battling display of football before the Plunketts emerged winners in the final of the Connolly’s of Moy Intermediate Championship on Saturday evening.

A very impressive first half saw Pomeroy produce a dominant opening thirty minutes where they bounced back from conceding the opening score to lead at the break 0-6 to 0-1. Ryan Coleman converted a free after Colm Cavanagh had been fouled thirty metres from  goal in Moy’s first attack. Unfortunately for Moy their profligacy from placed balls during the first half cost them dearly as Pomeroy seemed to convert every chance they created.

Points from Kieran Mc Geary and Hugh Mc Namee put the Plunketts ahead after six minutes and with the whole team working overtime they opened up a five point lead at the break with scores from the impressive Jude Campbell, Mc Geary and Ryan Loughran.

Moy had to change things up and they came out for the second half with Sean Cavanagh and Eunan Deeney on the field. The light blues were much more focused and intense in the tackle and created numerous chances as the rain continued to pour down. Michael Conroy and Kieran Mc Geary swapped points  before points from Declan and Michael Conroy reduced the gap to three.

Just when it seemed that Moy were building momentum Mc Geary appeared to have steadied the ship when he clipped over a brace of points to stretch the lead to five once more. With thirteen minutes left a high ball into the Pomeroy square was flicked to the net by Ryan Conroy and it was game on.

Only two points separated the teams as Moy began to build a head of steam. Pomeroy looked shaken as their defence became more desperate. They lifted the siege when Ryan Loughran broke from defence and bore down on the Moy goal with only the keeper to beat and Ryan Duffin in support. Hesitancy and the wrong option meant the chance was lost. Things got worse for Pomeroy when within a minute Moy were awarded a penalty. Ryan Coleman’s effort was brilliantly saved by John Mc Court but corner forward Diarmuid Mc Keown pounced on the rebound and hit the net to put Moy in front.

However just when it appeared Moy were on a roll team captain Frank Burns (3) and Jude Campbell stepped up to the plate and hit the last four points of the game to take the title on a final score of 0-13 to 2-4.




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