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Championship Wins For Gortin And Edendork

Saturday 29.09.2018
Team Talk Mag
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Friday evening’s history making LCC Championship double header at Healy Park produced two hard fought and entertaining games. On a night when Tyrone GAA launched their streaming service Gortin and Edendork emerged victorious over Eglish and Galbally respectively.

In the opening fixture Gortin fell behind to a couple of early scores but recovered to lead 0-7 to 0-6 at the break with forwards Sean Óg Mc Aleer and Kieran Brolly showing well. Eglish created lots of opportunities but failed to convert numerous chances through inaccuracy or poor decision making.

Ruairi Keenan, Brian Mc Garvey, Fiachra Mc Nulty, Shane Clarke and Peter Keenan were outstanding for the winners as they repelled continuous periods of Eglish possession. Emmett Mc Kenna, Joey Jordan, Peter Mc Cann and sub Ethan Jordan did all they could to turn the game in their team’s favour. Late scores from Peter Mc Cann and Caolan Daly tied the game at 0-10 apiece before Sean Óg Mc Aleer landed a match winning free to take his team through to the last four.

With live streaming occupying the minds of many around the county Galbally will look back at their Friday night championship exit with considerable regret following their two point loss to Edendork.

The Pearses were very impressive in the opening fifteen minutes creating numerous chances but their profligacy in front of the posts meant they reached the break three behind 0-6 to 0-3. Sean Murphy (2) and Liam Rafferty landed the Galbally points while a more efficient Edendork outfit had Darren Mc Curry, Niall Morgan, Paul Donaghy and Conor Mallon to thank for their half time lead.

The second half was every bit as competitive as the first with Galbally’s young team again creating chances but not capitalising on them. Credit to Edendork they were much improved after the break controlling possession and taking scores. Morgan was outstanding for the winners covering every inch of the park while himself and Mc Curry showed the Pearses how to make the most of possession and chances.

Edendork had moved seven points clear by the time the game entered the closing ten minutes and seemed set for a comfortable win. However Galbally threw caution to the wind out scoring their opponents 1-4 to 0-1 to reduce the gap to a single point. The Pearses created chances to draw level but with time running out Morgan broke up the field and landed a superb score to see his team home on a final score of 0-15 to 1-10.

 

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