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Busy Times For Sigersons

Tuesday 04.07.2017
Team Talk Mag
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Sigersons under 14’s won the first ever Eddie Curran tournament on Tuesday past (27th June) after defeating Badoney 9-16 to 4-9.

A massive thanks to Dean Molloy and the Sigersons Under 14 management team of Sean Barkley, Dermot McGrath and Mickey Quigg for organising the tournament.

Thanks to the competing teams in the tournament  Badoney, Aghyaran and Castlefin for their commitment and respect shown throughout.

Thanks to the referees Sean McIntyre and Eugene Kelly, also a special mention to the grounds committee for having the facilities in excellent condition. A special word of thanks to Tom Brown who was always on hand to help out and have the changing rooms and pitches ready.

Thanks to the under 14’s boys’ parents who provided refreshments for the competing clubs.

Thanks to the Curran family for sponsoring the beautiful shield in memory of their late father and grandfather who was a former Vice-President and club stalwart who dedicated his life to the club.

Finally, congratulations to the Strabane Sigersons Under 14 team who are the first winners of the tournament and it was even more special that two of the Strabane players Alex Bishop and Joe Bishop are grandsons of Eddie.

 

UNDER 16’S WIN AIDEN O’KANE MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT IN CLANNA NGAEL

On Saturday morning Sigersons Under 16 footballers travelled to Aughabrack for the annual ’Craic in the Brack’ sevens tournament and came away victorious after defeating Craigbane in a brilliant final. Connor O’Hagan was the captain on the day and was delighted to collect the shield for the third time in the competition’s history while Gavin O’Kane was also named player of the tournament after some excellent performances and showing real leadership throughout.

 

Strabane Squad in Total Scored (13-40);

Liam McElhinney (0-1), Anton McGowan (0-1), Dylan Edwards (0-12), Gavin O’Kane (0-6), Eunan McNulty (5-6), Jack Quinn (3-1), Connor O’Hagan (1-3), Jordan Gallagher (2-10), Shane Rouse (2-0).

 

In the group stages Strabane had four games with four out of five teams qualifying so it was essential that the Sigersons started well. Firstly they defeated Craigbane 2-8 to 1-6, then beat neighbours Clan na nGael 4-5 to 0-5 before being pushed all the way by Steelstown but managed to win that one 0-10 to 2-1. Their only defeat came against Claudy in their fourth game but the Sigersons lads extracted revenge beating the Derry lads 4-5 to 4-4 in the semi final.

Strabane 4-5 4-4 Claudy – Semi Final

Strabane again faced Claudy in their Semi Final and gave an outstanding performance to win by the minimum. Sigersons trailed at half time 1-3 to 1-1 with a Shane Rouse goal on the stroke of half time vital. Strabane pulled the game level before two Claudy goals pushed the Derry side six ahead before an incredible ninety seconds from Strabane produced three goals. The first came via Jack Quinn before two excellent finishes from Eunan McNulty put Strabane three ahead. However, Claudy levelled the game again with another goal but a stoppage time free kick from Eunan McNulty won the game for Strabane and secured a place in the final.

Liam McElhinney, Anton McGowan, Dylan Edwards (0-1), Gavin O’Kane, Eunan McNulty (2-2), Jack Quinn (1-0), Connor O’Hagan, Jordan Gallagher (0-2), Shane Rouse (1-0).

 

Strabane 3-10 2-10 Craigbane – Final

The final saw Strabane up against Derry opposition again only this time it was Craigbane. Strabane began the final the quicker and led 1-5 to 0-1 with the Strabane major coming via Eunan McNulty and a superb performance from Gavin O’Kane saw him grab three points. Liam McElhinney also came out of goal to tap over as well as a Jordan Gallagher point however Craigbane rallied back to level 1-5 apiece at half time.

The second half was equally dramatic and Strabane edged in front by a point before Jordan Gallagher extended that lead to four with a goal after two brilliant saves from the opposition goalkeeper. The Derry lads came back with a goal of their own but points from Eunan McNulty, Connor O’Hagan, Jordan Gallagher and two scores from Dylan Edwards left the scores 2-10 apiece with the game looking set for extra time. However up popped Jack Quinn who received a pass from Jordan Gallagher and squeezed the ball into the net to win it for Strabane.

Liam McElhinney (0-1), Anton McGowan, Dylan Edwards (0-2), Gavin O’Kane (0-3), Eunan McNulty (1-1), Jack Quinn (1-0), Connor O’Hagan (0-1), Jordan Gallagher (1-2), Shane Rouse.

Strabane Sigersons would like to thank the Clan na nGael club for the invitation to this brilliant tournament once again held annually in memory of Aiden O’Kane.

 

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