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Tara left empty-handed

PUBLISHED: 16:26 10 June 2009 | UPDATED: 13:35 24 August 2010

All Harte: Joe Harte (left) in action for Tara

All Harte: Joe Harte (left) in action for Tara

FRUSTRATED Tara were left to rue a series of first-half wides as TCG emerged from a hard-fought league encounter with a four-point win. Tara started brightly and were two points ahead inside 10 minutes...

FRUSTRATED Tara were left to rue a series of first-half wides as TCG emerged from a hard-fought league encounter with a four-point win.

Tara started brightly and were two points ahead inside 10 minutes when Joe Harte and Cathal Murphy scored a point apiece.

Despite enjoying the bulk of possession Tara had to wait until the 25th minute for another score, when full forward Danny O'Mahony fisted over to stretch the Tara lead to three points.

Both sides scored a further point apiece before TCG launched their fightback. A goal a minute before half-time brought them level, and they took the lead on the stroke of the break.

The second half saw the sides trade points once again before a goal-bound Danny O'Mahony effort was brilliantly saved at point-blank range by TCG keeper Brian McBearty, to prevent Tara taking a two-point lead.

Tara remained in the contest despite the loss of Ollie Coffey with a knee injury and Mark Brady with a shoulder knock, and they trailed by just three points with two minutes remaining.

But just as the equaliser seemed on the cards, TCG broke away to score the killer goal.

Tara captain Paul McDermott replied immediately with a superb solo goal to give his side hope, but TCG snuffed out the fightback with a late security point to seal a four point win for the Gaels.

Tara scorers: Joe Harte 0-3, Cathal Murphy 0-3, Danny O'Mahony 0-2, Paul McDermott 1-0.


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