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Championship Wins For Omagh And Trillick

Saturday 30.08.2014
Team Talk Mag
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There were victories in the Tyrone senior and intermediate championship semi finals for Omagh and Trillick this evening at Carrickmore. Played in front of a large crowd but in difficult conditions the two West Tyrone teams enjoyed contrasting performances but hugely satisfying wins.

Trillick produced a very well organised and cohesive display as they eased to a 3-15 to 1-8 victory over Pomeroy. Three goals and twelve points of their total came from play on a day when Lee Brennan, Stephen O’Donnell and Daire Gallagher showed they are well capable of carrying their share of the attacking responsibility. Gallagher bagged his team’s first goal while O’Donnell hit the second to help his team reach the break 2-7 to 1-4 in front.

Pomeroy’s goal came from the fist of midfielder Brendan Cunningham but the Plunketts will regret the missed chances they had to narrow the gap even further in the first half. Pomeroy began the second half well with points from Chris Colhoun, Hugh Mc Namee and John Loughran to reduce the lead to four. However once Mattie and Ritchie Donnelly took control around the middle of the field there was only going to be one winner and the Reds eased to victory by a margin of thirteen points.

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Omagh and Dromore produced a thrilling and compelling second half of football which went right to the wire before a late punched goal from Jason Mc Anulla won the game for St Endas.

Dromore looked destined for a place in the final after moving two points clear late on with Omagh down to fourteen players following a second yellow card for county man Ronan O’Neill. However the county town side showed considerable self belief and team spirit as they fought back to plunder the win right at the death.

The first half was a fairly turgid affair with both defences on top and scoring opportunities few and far between. Dromore came closest to snatching a goal midway through the half when Ruairi Sludden set up Conor O’Neill but the full forward was  denied by a brilliant Ryan Clarke save.

Conan Grugan and Jason Mc Anulla were on target for Omagh in the first half while veteran Colm Mc Cullagh, Conor O’Neill and Ruairi Sludden hit points for Dromore as the teams reached the break level at 0-3 apiece.

The game improved considerably after the break but both teams found the slippery conditions difficult to cope with. Chances continued to be created and missed and the match remained low scoring as it reached the closing minutes. Ronan O’Neill drew the sides level on fifty seven minutes but then received a second yellow card following an off the ball incident.  Dromore landed two fine scores and seemed destined for the win before Mc Anulla’s late intervention which ensured it would be Omagh who would be celebrating at the end following a narrow 1-7 to 0-9 late, late win.

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