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Four Masters win with 'puke football'

Aodh Ruadh 1-6
Four Masters 2-5
Steven Perry reports.

Puke football is how some described Tyrone’s style in pursuit of Sam in 2003, unfortunately it was also evident in Fr Tierney Park on Sunday. It was certainly a game of two halves, with the Donegal town men starting very poorly. In fact the vomiting of a Four Masters’ corner forward was the only real action which took place in front of Gary Walsh’s goal in the opening period. Four Masters accuracy was so poor, that they made Antrim look a team with a potent strike force.

Aodh Ruadh to their credit, created some decent chances in the first thirty minutes, points by Vaughan, Perry and Loughlin put the Ernesiders in front in the opening period. A fine solo goal by Steven Perry added to the woes of the away side, Aodh Ruadh went into the break 1-4 to 0-0 up.

While Four Masters were poor in the first half, Aodh Ruadh were worse in the second. An early penalty sprung life into the away side as the heaped on the pressure. Its fair to say as the half drew on Aodh Ruadh were second best all over the park. Not even the introduction of a man as old, ahem, experienced as Gerard McGloin could save Aodh Ruadh as they slipped to their first league defeat. The home side only managed to chalk up a modest two points in the second period.

There were few positives to be taken from this game with a much bigger effort required from the third team platoon next time out. One positive however, the fine individual goal scored by Steven Perry which is sure to be a contender for goal of the season!

Vital Statistics
Aodh Ruadh
Aodh Ruadh: Gary Walsh; Rory McGloin, David O’Donnell, Simon Gillespie; Paul Connolly, Gerry McManus, Daniel Grimes; Kenny Vaughan (0-1), Pauric Loughlin (0-2); Aiden Warren (0-1), Diarmuid Keon, Dermot Slevin; Daniel McManus (0-1), Paddy Kelly, Steven Perry (1-1).
Subs Used
Jonathan Dolan, Brian Gillespie, Gerard McGloin.

Report Filed: 28 April 2005