Tullamore & Rhode Into SFC Final Again
Reigning champions Tullamore and 2021 winners Rhode will again battle it out for the Dowling Cup in O’Connor Park on Sunday, 25th September.
On Saturday evening, Rhode came through a dramatic penalty shoot-out against Ferbane (3-2) after their semi-final ended deadlocked after extra-time. The final score after 80 minutes of intense football was Rhode 0-17, Ferbane 1-14.
Then, on Sunday afternoon, ‘The Blues’ came through comfortably against Edenderry by 1-14 to 0-10, having finished strongly.
It sets up another crunch tie between the two most successful clubs in Offaly football.
There were also semi-final clashes at Senior ‘B’, Intermediate and Junior ‘A’ grades, and these were some of the main results of the weekend:
SFC S-F: Rhode 0-17 Ferbane 1-14 (a.e.t. Rhode win 3-2 on pens); Tullamore 1-14 Edenderry 0-10.
SFC ‘B’ S-F: Clonbullogue 2-17 Tubber 1-12 (a.e.t.); Bracknagh 3-11 Walsh Island 0-12 (a.e.t.).
IFC S-F: Ballycommon 0-13 Tullamore 1-08; Raheen 1-11 St Brigid’s 0-07.
JFC ‘A’ S-F: Ballinagar 0-15 Edenderry 0-08; Kilcormac-Killoughey 0-11 Rhode 0-07.