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Derrylaughan Get The Better Of Moy in LCC Senior Championship
Derrylaughan 1-10 Moy 0-11
Derrylaughan are through to a first round meeting with Loughmacrory after they saw off the challenge of Moy at the Eoghan Ruadh Hurling pitch in Dungannon on Sunday evening.
There was little between the two sides throughout with Ciaran Gervin’s opportunist goal in the 52nd minute ultimately proving to be the decisive score for a Kevin Barrys side who finished the contest with thirteen men. Moy were out of the traps quickly with Declan Conroy, Ryan Coleman and Colm Cavanagh all registering points inside the opening thirteen minutes before a Tomas Carney “45” opened Derrylaughan’s account after a quarter of an hour. That was the first of five unanswered points for the Loughshore men as James Donnelly and Carney both scored a brace each. Moy had the final say of the half through a point from fifty metres from Michael Conroy to leave Derrylaughan leading 0-5 to 0-4.
Declan Conroy had the opening score of the second half as well before his brother Michael converted a forty metre free for a 38th minute lead. County midfielder Brian Kennedy really came to the fore in the second half and he levelled matters with a superb score from out near the sideline before Donnelly did likewise in the next attack.
Ryan Coleman exchanged points with Darragh Carney as did Colm Cavanagh and Ciaran Quinn to leave Derrylaughan leading 0-9 to 0-8 at the second water break. Then came the decisive score when Tomas Carney took a mark and while his effort for a point dropped short substitute Gervin reacted first to score the only goal of the game. Declan Conroy narrowed the gap but that point was cancelled out at the other end of the field by Kennedy before Derrylaughan lost Tomas Carney to a second yellow card offence in the 56th minute. A brace from Steve Donaghy halved the deficit but Derrylaughan held out despite having Kennedy sent off for a second booking deep into injury time.