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Derrylaughan Impress In Win Over Stewartstown
The large crowd that gathered at Father Campbell Park expecting a closely fought local derby was disappointed as Derrylaughan clinically ended last year’s All Ireland junior finalists hopes of Intermediate glory.
On a lovely evening for football Derrylaughan exploded from the boxes and within 11 minutes they led by 5 points with all five scores coming from five different players as Tomas Carney, Shane Scullion, Ciaran Gervin, Stephen McGrath and James Donnelly all hit the target Even at this early stage it was evident that Stewartstown were struggling to cope with the Kevin Barry’s movement and pace.
By the mid point of the half, the lead was out to seven before Tiernan Rush opened the Harps account with a fine effort from long range.
Scullion grabbed a second and Carney a fourth as Derrylaughan took total control with only Gareth Devlin offering any resilience with a brace of scores.
Colm O’Hagan concluded the first half scoring as the Kevin Barry’s led 12-4 at the short whistle.
Stewartstown needed a good start to the second half but it was the victors who continued to dominate with Brian Kennedy impressive in midfield. James Donnelly registered his third point with further scores from Gervin, Quinn, and Kennedy as the advantage extended.
Credit to Stewartstown who kept fighting and on another day could have had a couple of goals while scoring ace Gareth Devlin showed all his quality finishing with 5 points.
Go Power man of the match Tomas Carney brought proceedings to a close with his seventh score enabling Derrylaughan to run out convincing winners on a score line of 0-20 0-10.
Derrylaughan can now look forward to a quarter final tussle with Gortin in Omagh on Sunday evening, and with some more of their injured players returning, the Kevin Barrys could be timing their run nicely.