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Derrytresk Last “Men” Standing After Quarter finals.
Ulster Junior Championship Quarter final
Doire Trasna 0-6 Derrytresk 2-11
DERRYTRESK are now the only Tyrone club remaining in the Ulster provincial race after the Fir an Chnoic got the better of Derry City side Doire Trasna at Celtic Park this afternoon.
The Tyrone side dominated throughout with strong performances coming from the likes of Cathal O’Neill, Sean Slater, Ronan O’Neill, Niall Gavin and veteran Mickey Rea who tormented the Pearse’s defence in a competent showing which if replicated for the duration of the title race could well take some beating.
Trasna battled gamely at the start of the second half after they had slipped 7-2 arrears. Joe McKee, Gavin and Rea contributed two points each after Michael Robinson had popped over the opening score on 9 minutes. The Waterside based club replying from the boot of Conor Houston and Ciaran McKenna but their inability to win primary possession was causing them alarming problems as Derrytresk threatened to run riot at various stages.
However whatever was said to the Derry lads at the break worked a treat because they reeled off the opening four points inside ten minutes of the restart through Paul Quigley, who provided arguably the point of the entire game when he raced clear before belting over from distance. Quigley added a second with Michael McNutt and Darryl Harkin as they reduced the deficit to a single point, before the game turned irreversibly in the Hills favour. Referee Niall Cullen dismissing corner back Darryl McDermott following a second yellow card infraction.
In his absence Trasna failed to score again as they struggled to penetrate the extra defensive strength of Derrytresk and, with Mickey Rea and substitute Patrick Campbell grabbing two goals in the final ten minutes the Tyrone representatives eased into the Ulster semi finals.