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Champions Tempo stroll into last eight

July 29th, 2013

Belcoo shock Emmetts

Fermanagh Senior Football Champions Tempo strolled into the last eight of the Fermanagh Championship with an 11 point win over an outclassed St. Pat’s Donagh in Brewster Park on Sunday.

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After an even opening 15 minutes, Tempo pulled away with ease and led by five at the break before a Niall McCusker goal finished the game as a contest 10 minutes into the second half.

Prior to that Ciaran McElroy, Damian Keenan, Ryan Keenan and Daryl Keenan had all been to the fore as Tempo took control of the game.

McCusker added a couple of points to his goal and Tempo won with ease and will now meet St. Joseph’s, Ederney in the last eight.

The controversy of the day came in the opening game as Belcoo deservedly edged out Lisnaskea Emmetts following a tempestuous affair packed wth plenty of good points and action.

Ian Corrigan seemed to be shown a second yellow card with five minutes to go but was not dismissed from the field of play, in saying that, Belcoo were leading at the time.

The decisive score of the game was Paul McGrath’s superb goal following a super pass from Shane McCabe which fired Belcoo into a three point lead they were not to relinquish.

Tempers frayed near the end and the second yellow card did add controversy although Belcoo did deserve their win over the 60 minutes following a tight game.

Belcoo now play Erne Gaels.

On Saturday evening, Division Two’s Teemore Shamrocks defeated Division One’s Devenish in another excellent game while Erne Gaels had a one point win over Kinawley to set up a clash with Belcoo.

The Shamrocks will now play Derrygonnelly Harps and Roslea play Newtown in the other quarter-final with the games down for decision on the weekend of August 16.

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