er All-Star hurler, Declan Fanning banged home five goals as Killenaule romped to an impressive victory over a depleted Moyne-Templetuohy in the first round of the county senior football championship at Littleton on Friday evening.
In what was a virtuoso performance by the veteran, he added a further two points from play as the team, in which he is also involved in the backroom as a selector, powered their way to the easiest of wins in a one-sided game.
More than many clubs, Moyne-Templetuohy have suffered the ravages of emigration and in simple terms just were not up to the mark here. The result was a freak one however, in that on another night, the margin of their defeat would not have been anything like this. The Mid side deserve full credit for a game performance that deserved much better, and their refusal to throw in the towel right to the finish.
However, it was Declan Fanning’s night. He grabbed his first goal after eighteen minutes when Tony Doyle created the opening, to put Killenaule 1-3 to no score clear. Ronan Ely opened Moyne-Templetuohy’s account four minutes later and Odhran Lloyd added another point in the 24th minute to raise their hopes. See this weeks Tipperary Star for full report.