Emyvale played their first round of the Intermediate Football Championship against
Tyholland in Truagh on Saturday, June 12th. They were defeated by 1 - 16 to 2 - 6
and at times it looked as if it would be a much greater margin. This was a game between
neighbours and was always going to be keenly contested. However in an effort to keep
play flowing far too many dangerous tackles and fouling was allowed go unpunished
while more minor infringements were penalised. Serious injury could have resulted
and that is not good for the game or the GAA. Emyvale got off to a bad start and were
frustrated by not getting frees, where they expected them. Tyholland were hungry
and showing greater composure in most sections of the field and getting their scores.
Emyvale put some good moves together but the mountain was getting bigger all the
time. Then Emyvale seemed to settle down and began moving forward with greater purpose.
They began taking points and narrowing the gap. One opportunity at goal ended with
a point but the three points could have made the difference for the remainder of
the game. In the end Tyholland forged ahead again and finished the stronger side. Well
done to hosts, Truagh, who had everything well organised. Below we have some photos
but you can get a full report and more photos onwww.drumlinsport.com