Tempo 1-05 Teemore 0-08

A late Niall McElroy point earned Tempo a share of the spoils against Teemore on Sunday.
Tempo, who were without the likes of Daryl Keenan, Rory Foy, Gary Leonard, Ryan Keenan, Neil Rogers and Ryan Ingram due to injury or work commitments had opened the scoring through a McElroy point before Teemore went 0-05 to one point ahead. Debutant, Sean Doherty got on the scoresheet for Teemore as well as Ryan Maguire, John Fitzpatrick and Ciaran Fitzpatrick.
Niall McElroy got Tempo’s second and final score of the first half but at the break they trailed by three points.
And Teemore could’ve been further ahead but eight wides for the Shamrocks as opposed to Tempo’s three let the home side off the hook.
Indeed, Tempo came out for the second half rejuvenated and hit 1-02 without reply. Liam Donohoe and McElroy got the points before Niall McCusker fisted a high ball to the net, for the only goal of the game.
Declan Fitzpatrick, introduced for the black carded Niall Clarke, brought the sides level with a point before Ciaran Fitzpatrick put the visitors ahead once more. Tempo needed a score and Niall McElroy delivered to salvage a point from the match.
Teemore Manager, Tommy Clarke is happy with how things are progressing;
“We have three points out of four and if you’d said we’d get that from our first two games we’d have been happy enough.  We should have been further ahead at half time but in the end it was a relief to get a point from the game.”
Teemore play Irvinestown tomorrow evening (Friday) and are away to Ederney on Sunday. Clarke is confident they can get something from these games;
“We would be happy if we could get two points out of the weekend, being realistic, having just came up from Division Two.”
Tempo Manager, Sean Breen reflected on the game saying: “The goal we got really earned us the draw. We played well in spurts.”
Breen’s biggest concern is this weekend’s games against Erne Gaels tomorrow evening (Friday) and Derrygonnelly, on Sunday.
“We are trying to get the Belleek game called off. There’s no way some of our players in Dublin and Belfast can make it for a 7.15pm game. We will also be without Ryan Bogue who will be captaining Fermanagh hurlers on Saturday. It puts us at a disadvantage though because Derrygonnelly’s game against Maguiresbridge on Friday night has been called off because of the hurling. There just seems to be double standards.”
However, he adds: “We have no choice but it’s frustrating and we’ll probably field an understrength team. We’ve had two draws but the reality is we want a win.”