Leinster Club SFC: Tyrrell on the double as holders make winning start

October 28, 2018

Moorefield's Adam Tyrrell is tackled by Eddie Moore of Mullingar Shamrocks.

Moorefield got the defence of their Leinster Club SFC title off to a winning start at Mullingar Shamrocks expense in Cusack Park today.

It finished 2-9 to 1-6 in favour of the Kildare champions who now advance to a last eight clash with Portlaoise which is fixed for November 11.

Two first-half goals from Adam Tyrrell sent the winners on the road to their six-point success.

They enjoyed a 2-5 to 0-4 cushion at the break.

The home side pulled a goal back in the 52nd minute through Dean Moore from the penalty spot after Kieran Gavin was fouled but Moorefield held on for a deserved victory.

Moorefield - T Corley; L Callaghan, L Healy, A Sweeney; K Murnaghan, A Durney, J Murray; D Flynn, A Masterson; C O'Connor, A Mullins, E O'Connor (0-3, 2f); R Sweeney (0-1), A Tyrrell (2-4, 0-1f), N Hurley Lynch (0-1). Subs: D Whyte for J Murray, M McDermott for N Hurley Lynch, I Meehan for R Sweeney, E Heavey for A Tyrrell, R Moore for A Masterson, S Dempsey for E O'Connor.

Mullingar Shamrocks - P Shaw; E Moore, K Gavin, K Daly; P Joyce, M Curley, E Siode; D Corroon (0-2, 1f), D Daly; S Quinn, P Fagan (0-1), A Cashman; T Adamson (0-2, 1f), D O'Donoghue, D Moore (1-1, 1-0pen, 0-1f). Subs: B Flynn for P Joyce, A Purcell for A Cashman, C Curley for T Adamson, B O'Reilly for D Daly, R Corroon for P Fagan.

Referee - D Gough.

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