There was league action today that saw victories for Killeeshil and Derrytresk in Division three and Errigal Ciaran in Division One. The game at Dunmoyle was a real game of two halves as the wind played a huge role in the outcome of this one. The home side played with the elements in the first half and made great use of them as they led 1-11 to 0-2 at the break. Errigal were truly dominant in this spell and flame haired attacker Peter Harte was in devastating form as he registered 1-5 in the opening thirty minutes of football. Trillick struggled against the wind and found Caolan Tierney, Ronan Mc Rory and Harte in outstanding form. There were few among the spectators who were expecting the Reds to turn it around in the second half.
However that is exactly what they did as, driven on by the inspirational Richard Donnelly they set about reducing the gap. As dominant as Errigal were in the first half so were Trillick in the second. Donnelly scored several spectacular points including one enormous kick from the sideline and when Philip Mc Gread goaled for Liam Donnelly’s team to reduce the gap to four points midway through the second half, it really was game on. With time almost up there were three points between the sides when another Peter Harte score afforded Errigal further breathing space. However referee Martin Mohan played eight minutes of additional time and Trillick kept coming as the Donnelly brothers drove them forward.
Unfortunately for Trillick time ran out and although Mattie Donnelly scored the final point of the game Peter Cananvan’s side moved to the top of the first division courtesy of this hard fought, wind assisted victory over Trillick on a score of 1-14 to 1-11.