It proved to be an historic day for St.Josephs Donaghmore on Friday as they played their first ever game in the MacRory Cup and it proved to be a winning start for them against Tyrone rivals Holy Trinity Cookstown in Galbally.
St.Josephs fielded with eight members of the side who won the MacLarnon and Drummond Cups last year and they were worthy winners. They led 0-5 to 0-2 at the break in foggy conditions with Conor O’Neill, Donnacha O’Neill and Joseph Corrigan among their points, Michael McElhatton and Conor Devlin the Holy Trinity marksmen.
Shea McCann, Eoin Long and McElhatton all pointed in the early stages of the second half to level matters but St.Josephs replied with a Darragh Donaghy point as well as a Mattie McNally major. Karl Wawrynkiewicz got forward to hit two points for Holy Trinity but Conor O’Neill and Noah Grimes helped cancel those scores out and while McElhatton got a goal in the last attack it came too late to deny St.Josephs.