NEVER-SAY-DIE DOOHAMLET DAZZLES

8 June 2012 No Comments by The Northern Standard

DOOHAMLET 0-15
SEANS 1-08
JOHN GRAHAM reports from Clontibret

IF THE theory that a good start and a strong finish are key elements in securing a victory in team sport, then Doohamlet applied that theory in last Sunday evening’s intermediate football championship game between themselves and Sean McDermotts in Clontibret.
Doohamlet started in flying fashion and had three points on the board inside three minutes but thereafter they found themselves in a real dingdong contest as Sean McDermotts belied their league form to push the former senior side until the three-quarter stage and at times it looked as if a surprise was on the cards.
The surprise though did not materialise as Doohamlet rallied in the final quarter to outscore Sean McDermotts by five points to one to wrap up victory with four points to spare. They left Clontibret on Sunday evening however knowing that certain aspects of their play will not be sufficient to win the intermediate football championship outright as Sean McDermotts asked some serious questions off them at various times.

Played at a cracking pace throughout this was a totally absorbing contest between two teams that were at the opposite ends of the league table, Doohamlet in …

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