Tappers Arcade Bar finds just enough Quarters to Defeat Boss
Two new teams, Tappers Arcade Bar and Bier Brewery, faced off in Round 1 of the Pub League Gaelic Football season, and what a battle it was. Tappers dealt the first blow to the Dankzillas in the opening minutes, but as in all Dankzilla stories, the beasts would not go down without a fight.
Goals from Ty Bremer and Eamonn McGilloway were countered with scoring from Bier’s Tyler Gail and Ian Corbett. Tappers went into halftime with the lead, confident in their game plan (which was something like up, up, down, down, right, left, right, left, kick).
The second half was a demonstration of holding onto a lead, and Coach Shoe knows all about demos. He schooled the opposition in how to play tough, physical defense. Coach Jarlath O’Malley added a further lesson on how to perform a flawless hook kick to put one over the bar.
A debut point for Nick Hoover helped keep Tappers score a step ahead, and a lapse in the Bier defense allowed Tappers half-forward Adam Toner to play pass in front of goal which was pin-balled from boot to post and past the keeper for 3.
Wave after wave of Dankzilla attacks were fended off by Paul Bentley, Gartzke, and Cody Ladd before the final whistle blew, and Tappers could put their initials into the High Score list.