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Murphy and McDonagh see Tuam through in feisty clash

Wednesday, 13th February, 2019 10:11am
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Murphy and McDonagh see Tuam through in feisty clash

Tuam rugby's Alan Tierney

Murphy and McDonagh see Tuam through in feisty clash

Tuam rugby's Alan Tierney


By Alan Dooley
At Garraun Park

HAVING lost agonisingly at the quarter-final stage this time last year on their home turf, Tuam’s defensive resolve proved decisive in very testing conditions on Sunday afternoon when they defeated Ballina in a full-blooded encounter at Garraun Park.
Ian Murphy’s excellent score in the left corner just before half-time proved to be the only try of a stop-start contest riddled with handling errors, but Tuam were also importantly handed a numerical advantage before Killian McDonagh could attempt the conversion as Ballina’s Alex Quinn was red-carded for a punch, with Tuam’s Alan Finnerty receiving a yellow at the same time.

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