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Emphatic Win For Carrickmore

Tuesday 14.11.2017
Team Talk Mag
Championship Football


Carrickmore 4-19 Lough Oughter Gaels 2-8

The large crowd in attendance in Gardrum Park on Saturday were treated to a feast of spectacular scores as Carrickmore defeated Cavan champions Lough Oughter Gaels by more than double scores in the quarter final of the Paul McGirr U16 Club Champions Tournament.


It was their prolific full forward line who were tormentors in chief accounting for a total of 4-13, but overall Carrickmore were a much stronger side and were in control from start to finish in an impressive performance. Carrickmore will however be concerned with the manner of how they conceded two sloppy goals as they face much sterner tests as the tournament progresses.


Full forward Danny Fullerton, who was orchestrating proceedings playing a deeper role than normal, and man of the match and Captain Stephen Grogan started in spectacular fashion with a goal and three points from Grogan helping them to a 1-6 to 0-1 lead at the end of the first quarter, a well taken Dean Kilkenny point from a narrow angle being the only response from the Cavan champions. Two Lough Oughter Gaels goals, one each from midfielder Owen O’Reilly and Ronan Trainor, both resulting from high balls into the danger zone gave them some hope but Carmen replied in kind with two themselves, Grogan being instrumental in both, scoring one and laying the other off for a tap in from fellow corner forward Ciaran Maguire. Only quick reactions from keeper Jarlath Slane to tip over a rasping drive from the dangerous Jack Trainor prevented a third Lough Oughter goal as Carrickmore went in to the half time break 3-9 to 2-3 ahead.



The Cavan champions remained in contention for the early part of the second half with scores from Trainor (2) and Fintan O’Reilly, but they were never able to curtail the threat of Grogan and his fellow forwards and with the imposing Paddy McCallan controlling the midfield sector Carrickmore went on to put further daylight between the sides as the half progressed. Four points each from Grogan and Fullerton, two of which came from over fifty yards, and three from hard working wing forward Tiernan McGarrity kept the score board ticking over before a fine Fullerton goal put a gloss on the final scoreline. Managers Noel Hurson and Ryan Daly were delighted with their teams display but their charges face a tough seven days with a Tyrone league final to play on Wednesday evening before they face a very impressive Kilcoo next Sunday in what promises to be a cracking semi-final.


Carrickmore – J Slane, O Munroe, S Sweeney, M McCallan, C Cuddy, R Donnelly, B Conway, N Canavan, P McCallan (0-1), J Donaghy, L McGarrity (0-1), T McGarrity (0-4), C Maguire (1-0), D Fullerton (1-5 2f), S Grogan (2-8 3f)– Subs C Munroe for Canavan, M Kerr for O Munroe, T McNally for Maguire, B Collins for Slane


Lough Oughter Gaels – S Cullivan, J English, S Halton (0-1), C Leddy, P Hogan, C Maguire, J McIntyre, D Brady, O O’Reilly (1-0), K McPhillips (0-1), F O’Reilly (0-2), R Trainor (1-0), J Graham, J Trainer (0-2 1f), D Kilkenny (0-1) – Subs C Smith for J English, C McSeain for Leddy, A Hogan for Kilkenny, F Comiskey for P Hogan


Referee – Martin Sludden


picture courtesy of Martin McGlone



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