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Championship Updates – Omagh v Coalisland

Saturday 24.09.2011
Team Talk Mag

Niall Kerr intercepts and the ball is driven long, it breaks to Gerard Toner whose shot comes off the cross bar and Omagh breathe a sigh of relief. Coalisland are reduced to 14 men as Tiernan O’Hagan receives a second yellow and Omagh win 2-16 to 2-10 with Ronan O’Neill and Conor O’Donnell the star men.

Coalisland goal from Mc Neice and the gap is down to six points with two minutes left it is 2-16 to 2-10.

Time is almost up and Coalisland knock another 45 over the bar from Stephen Mc Nally with three minutes of additional time left.

Conan Grugan with a 30 metre free over the bar and goalscorer Conor O’Donnell receives a great round of applause as he is replaced by Shane O’Neill.

Omagh on the attack again and Conor Clarke makes it 2-15 to 1-9 and there is no way back for Coalisland at this stage. Omagh seem certainties to go through to the semi final where they will meet the winners of Ardboe and Dromore.

O’Neill in the thick of it again and he sets up Conor O’Donnell who stretches Omagh’s lead to five points and O’Donnnel nets with the next attack, top left hand corner and it is 2-14 to 1-9 with six left.

A free to Coalisland straight in front of the goals and Brian Toner converts and the gap is now four points with eight minutes left of the second half.

Coalisland win a penalty after a footblock in the Omagh square and Stephen Mc Nally’s penalty is saved but the rebound is scored, it is 1-13 to 1-8 with nine minutes left.

A Philip Toner effort drops into the keeper’s hands as Coalisland continue to pressure but Omagh’s response comes in a long run from Barry Tierney who finds Ronan O’Neill whose score with the outside of the right foot is followed by another point from Conor O’Donnell and it is now 1-13 to 0-8 and the crowd begin to make for the exit.

Gerard Toner comes on for Coalisland midway through the second half and Paddy Mc Neice hits Coalisland’s third point in a row and it is now 1-11 to 0-8 in favour of Omagh.

Omagh have managed to survive one or two moments of madness and the latest when Philip toner came right across the square but his shot went wide.

A free from Mc Nally is taken short and the ball drops to Philly Toner and he pops it over the bar to narrow the gap to seven points and Coalisland are playing better.

A scramble in the Omagh goalmouth and Justin Mc Mahon takes the ball out from under the crossbar, a break in play to deal with the injuries in the Omagh square.

Kerrill Winters makes a brilliant save in the Omagh goal as Stephen Mc Nally played a one two to open up the Omagh defence. Mc Nally converts the resultant 45 and it is now 1-11 to 0-6.

Omagh miss a great chance of  a goal as Cathal Mc Carron hesitates momentarily and the chance is lost, a lot of play coming through O’Neill as he is causing mayhem in the Fianna rearguard.

Omagh very much on top with Ronan O’Neill very impressive for the leaders causing all sorts of problems for the Coalisland defence.

Conan Grugan gets the first point of the half and it is 1-11 to 0-5 for Omagh with five minutes on the clock.

Ronan O’Neill capitalises on slack play in the Coalisland defence to intercept a pass and knock over another point for his side leaving the half time score Omagh 1-10, Coalisland 0-5. Interestingly 1-9 of Omagh’s total has come from play.

Philip Toner picks up a rebound after a great save from Winters in the Omagh goal and Coalisland get their fifth point of the day with the clock ticking towards half time.

Omagh retain the ball well and Cathal Mc Carron receives a ball  out wide but showing considerable skill and composure he knocks over his fourth point of the day and Omagh move 1-8 to 0-4 ahead with two minutes left and Conor O’Donnell punches one over the bar to make it 1-9 to 0-4.

Omagh look very composed in possession but this type of play allowed Coalisland back into the game last day out so they need to be careful not to invite the Fianna onto them.

Conor O’Donnell wins a free on the twenty metre line and Conan Grugan shows considerable composure as he knocks over another score for Omagh and they move 1-7 to 0-4 ahead with five minutes left on the clock in this very entertaining first half.

Coalisland are back into it and with 23 minutes on the clock Philip Toner gets his side’s fourth score of the day.

The Fianna continue to dominate possession and are making Omagh work very hard in defence but a point from Jason Mc Anulla gives his defence temporary reprieve as the gap stretches to six points, Omagh 1-6, Coalisland 0-3.

Coalisland starting to win more possession around the middle of the field and Eoghan Carberry converts another chance and the gap is now five points.

Brian Toner scores Coalisland’s second point of the game from a free and the scoreline now reads Omagh 1-5, Coalisland 0-2 with 18 minutes on the clock.

Ronan O’Neill makes it 1-5 for Omagh and they are playing with great confidence and style as we reach the midway point of the first half.

Plunkett Kane sends over Coalisland’s first point of the day and Malachy Nixon is hauled ashore for Coalisland. However it has no impact on Omagh as they  continue to drive forward and another excellent score this time from Jason Mc Anulla and it is now 1-4 to 0-1.

Within a minute Ronan O’Neill shows great control and presence of mind to round his marker and finish to the net and Omagh open up a six point lead 1-3 to 0-0 after nine minutes.

Mc Carron on target again with his and his team’s third point of the evening as Omagh continue to keep the scoreboard ticking over and they move 0-3 ahead.

Jason Mc Anulla starts in the Omagh attack and he helps set up Omagh’s second score again from Cathal Mc Carron as the St Endas move 0-2 to no score ahead with six minutes on the clock.

Game under way in Pomeroy and Omagh settle quickly with a point from play in their first attack as Cathal Mc Carron strikes over the first point of the game .Omagh lead 0-1 to no score.

We’ll be live from Pomeroy this afternoon to bring you the very latest news from the Power NI Senior Championship Quarter Final replay between Omagh and Coalisland.  Follow the action as and when it happens right here from 5pm



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