Offaly defeated Waterford by 0-13 to 1-4 in Round 2 of the Allianz Football League Division 4 on February 8th at O’Connor Park, Tullamore.
Offaly profit from solid defensive display against Waterford
Offaly 0-13 Waterford 1-4
Report from the Irish Times newspaper
A very solid defensive display laid a powerful foundation as Offaly recorded a second league win yesterday. Having conceded just 1-2 in London the previous week, Offaly kept Waterford to 1-4 in Tullamore and an improved attacking display saw them pull away for a comprehensive victory.
The introduction of Niall McNamee early in the second half provided the spark for Offaly to push on. Offaly were level, 0-6 to 1-3, when McNamee came in and the Rhode man kicked two superb points as the home side put the boot down. Waterford played most of the game with fourteen men after midfielder Shane Aherne was sent off for a second yellow card after nineteen minutes. They competed well in very foggy conditions in the first half and Michael Curry’s punched goal gave them a 1-2 to 0-4 lead in the 27th minute. Waterford were a point up, 1-3 to 0-5 at half time, but Offaly were a vastly superior outfit in the second half, restricting them to just one point and adding eight themselves.
OFFALY: A Mulhall; D Brady, P McConway, J O’Connor (0-1); C Donohue, J Maloney, D Hogan (0-2); G Guilfoyle (0-1), R Allen (0-1); K Mullally, P Sullivan, N Bracken; B Allen (0-1), N Dunne (0-3, one free), W Mulhall (0-2, one free)
Subs: E Rigney for O’Connor (bc, 36 mins), N McNamee (0-2) for Mulhall (bc, 41 mins), A Sullivan for Bracken (44 mins), N Geraghty for Mullally (59 mins), C McNamee for A Sullivan (bc, 59 mins), J Ledwith for Brady (65 mins).
WATERFORD: S Enright; D Crowley, R O’Ceallaigh, T O’Gorman; T O’hUllachain, M O’Gorman, C Phelan; S Aherne (0-1, f), T Prendergast; M Curry (1-0), M O’Halloran (0-1), P Hurney (0-1); M Fercombe, J Veale, G Nugent
Subs: P Whyte (0-1, free) for Veale (22 mins), O Keevers for Curry (46 mins), N Walsh for Whyte (64 mins), JJ Hutchinson for Ferncombe (62 mins), J Curry for Nugent (66 mins).
Referee: S Joy (Kerry)
Sun 08 Feb
Allianz Football League Roinn 4 2015 Round 2
Venue: O Connor Park, Tullamore
Offaly V Waterford 14:00
Ref: Sean Joy
Waterford Senior Football team to play Offaly in O’Connor Park, Tullamore on Sunday has been named following training tonight.
1. Stephen Enright Ballinacourty
2. Dean Crowley St. Saviours
3. Ray Ó Ceallaigh An Rinn
4. Thomas O’Gorman (CAPT) Nire
5. Tadhg Ó hUallacháin An Rinn
6. Maurice O’Gorman Nire
7. Conor Phelan Brickey Rangers
8. Shane Aherne Stradbally
9. Tommy Prendergast Kilrossanty
10. Michael Curry Rathgormack
11. Michael O’Halloran Ballinacourty
12. Patrick Hurney Ballinacourty
13. Mark Ferncombe Ballinacourty
14. Joey Veale Kilrossanty
15. Gavin Nugent Rathgormack