Derrylaughan are through to the semi finals of the Ulster Intermediate championship after getting past Cavan champions Drumalee at Breffni Park on Sunday afternoon in a contest that required extra time to decide.
Things weren’t looking that good for the Tyrone champions at the break as they trailed by double scores 0-10 to 0-5 with Fergal McAliskey, Kevin Coary, Craig Sheridan and Darragh Gaffney among the points for their respective sides. Going into the final quarter Derrylaughan were thrown a lifeline when they were awarded a penalty after Ciaran Quinn was fouled, Brendan Quinn making no mistake from the spot to leave just the minimum between the two sides. Gaffney put the Cavan champions two in front but Derrylaughan responded through Seamus Quinn and McAliskey to level matters. Coary then put Derrylaughan in front but a Michael Brennan point meant the contest went to extra time, the Kevin Barrys losing James Quinn to a second yellow card at the end of normal time.
Team Captain Martin McStravog edged the Tyrone champions in front in extra time before Brendan Quinn struck for his second goal of the game. Gerard Reilly and Gaffney traded points with Ciaran Quinn and Colm Robinson as Derrylaughan led 2-12 to 0-14 at the end of the first period of extra time. It was only a matter of holding on to what they had now and they managed to do so comfortably with efforts from McAliskey, Ciaran Gervin and Shay Coney.