Our last game in the league section of the championship against Templeglantine was played last Sunday night in Tour. We had already qualified for the quarter finals and the automatic semi-final spot was between ourselves and Tour, as we both entered our last game equal on points.
We elected to play against the fresh breeze in the first half and started reasonably well, winning ball in most areas of the field. Scoring opportunities were limited for both sides as the backs dominated the proceedings. Templeglantine got the first scores but Jason got us back on level terms. It was score for score over the next fifteen minutes and then we had a let off as a shot from a Templeglantine forward hit the post and went wide. Shortly afterwards we got our first goal courtesy of a ground shot from Noel. The half time score was Monagea 1-6 Templeglantine 0-6.
The second half started at a slow pace and we added a point to our score. Then Templeglantine struck for their goal with a good overhead pull. For the next ten minutes the game was evenly poised but we gradually increased our lead to three points. With ten minutes to go, Shane got the vital second goal and we held this advantage until the finish.
The final score was Monagea 2-13 Templeglantine 1-11. With Tour winning their game against Adare by twenty-nine points, they finished on a slightly better scoring difference than us and took the automatic semi-final spot. We now play Feenagh on the weekend of the 12th August.