Arles-Killeen comeback stuns Timahoe

Arles-Killeen overturned a two-goal half time deficit to emerge three point victors over Timahoe, leaving Killeen to go forward and contest O’Dempsey’s for progression out of the group.

Arles-Killeen overturned a two-goal half time deficit to emerge three point victors over Timahoe, leaving Killeen to go forward and contest O’Dempsey’s for progression out of the group.

Playing with the aid of a strong wind in the opening half, Timahoe opened the scoring through Ruairi O’Connor’s effort to see them take an early lead. The lead wasn’t to last long however as Arles-Killeen hit back through Billy O’Loughlin to wipe the slate clean.

Using the wind and their own pitch to their advantage, Timahoe added a brace of frees through Ruairi O’Connor before the full-forward increased his tally to 1-3 for the half with a poachers goal on the twelve minute mark.

Arles-Killeen’s Jason Enright came to the aid of his side with a brace of well-taken points to cut the deficit to a single goal, but O’Connor added another point to give Timahoe a four point cushion.

Timahoe pushed out their lead even further as centre-forward, Pa Foyle, split the posts to put five between the sides - only for Donie Brennan to notch his first of the day to keep Killeen within four points approaching the final five minutes of the half.

Timahoe cemented their lead just before the break as Sean Ramsbottom and Ruairi O’Connor combined to play Robbie Foyle through for their second goal of the afternoon. Donie Brennan added his second just before the break to make it a six point game at the interval.

The second half restarted with Pa Foyle and Brennan exchanging points, followed by a quick-fire brace from Enright to leave four points separating the sides. O’Connor went on to slot what was to be Timahoe’s final point of the shortly after as Killeen began to dominate the proceedings.