Slow Start for Templederry

My local hurling club have made a disastouros start to the County Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship. We were placed in group containing reigning North Champions Kiladangan, county finalists Nenagh and South champions Mullinahone.

Our first game was against Mullinahone wear we were raging hot favourites for victory. the favourite tag must of went to the players heads as we were beaten convincinly on the night. We were beaten by four points on the night put in truth it could of being a lot worse. Mullinahone wanted this game more from the word go. Templederrys case wasnt helped with a couple of vital players hampered with injures. Mullinahone had a team mixed with experience and youth. With former county greats like Eoin Kelly, Paul Kelly and Paul Curran in their team its was naive of Templederry to underestimate them.

They led 10 – 07 at the break with the aid of a strong breeze with Eoin Kelly being lethal from placed balls.Templderry never showed up in the second half and only due to a catalogue of wasteful shooting from the opposition in the second half the game would of being over much earlier.

The defeat leaves Templederry in a very tough position. They must now beat both Nenagh and Kiladagan to have any hope of advancing to the last 16 of the county championship.

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