The Wolfe Tones travelled to Urney today in a game both teams needed to win to ease their relegation fears in the fiercely competitive Division II League. As expected, it turned out to be a closely-contested match and in the end the teams couldn’t be separated, finishing on 0-12 each. The Tones started the better and after twenty minutes were leading 0-6 to 0-2, with their points, all from play, coming from Enda McAleer (2) Mattie McGuigan (2) Philip Lennon and Johnny Connolly. The home team staged a late recovery with three unanswered points to leave a half-time score of Urney 0-5 Kildress 0-6.
Kildress controlled the third quarter and with Mattie McGuigan hitting two further points, and Eoin Brannigan and Philip Lennon weighing in with points apiece, moved into a three-point lead. That seemed to be the signal for an Urney purple patch and by the 60 minute-mark they had taken a two-point lead. However, not for the first time this season, Kildress refused to wilt and came storming back in injury time with Philip Lennon winning and then converting a free before a good move involving at least half a dozen Kildress players ended with a cool finish from Adam Connolly in the last minute. Kildress had good performers in Dean McNally, Tiarnan McNamee and Johnny Connolly in defence, Enda McAleer in midfield while Mattie McGuigan was always to the fore in attack and was best supported by Philip Lennon and Adam Connolly.
The Tones ‘off-the-field’ team was also very significant today with a fine travelling support providing great backing for the team.