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Killyclogher Book League Final Appointment

Saturday 10.09.2022
Team Talk Mag
All County League


Tyrone All County League Division 1 Semi Final
Killyclogher 0-10 Errigal Ciaran 0-9

A case of what might have been and what might well be for Errigal Ciaran who lost out to Killyclogher in Ballinamullan on Saturday afternoon.  The home side turned the tables on an Errigal team that had registered a one point victory the last time that the two sides met at the same venue back in July.  Errigal’s eight wides to Killyclogher’s two tells its own story.  Killyclogher will point to two brilliant goal chances in the opening half.  Both sides will find enough in the result and performance to work on as they look forward to their respective championship openers in a few days time.

This low scoring contest took a while to get going with the first score only registered in the 11th minute.  Darragh Canavan escaping the clutches of a mean Kilyclogher defence to pop over a point from play.  A Peter Harte mark doubled the lead in the 14th minute and by the 19th minute Errigal were three up thanks to a Tommy Canavan point from play. Killyclogher might well have hammered home two goals during that period but Gavin Potter and Mark Bradley were both denied by some robust defending by the home side.  Killyclogher didn’t open their account until six minutes from the break through a Mark Bradley free. Darragh Canavan put Errigal three up again with his first free of the afternoon in the 26th minute before Bradley landed two points from play ahead of the short whistle.  Half Time – Killyclogher 0-3 Errigal Ciaran 0-4

Killyclogher opened the second half scoring through another Mark Bradley free but the score was wiped out with another point from Peter Harte who clipped one over from a narrow angle.  By the 35th minute Killyclogher had secured the lead for the first time in the game.  Points from Conal McCann and brilliant point from substitute Ben Armstrong easing the St Mary’s men ahead 0-6 t0 0-5.

It took Errigal only four minutes to regain the lead.  Darragh Canavan finding space to split the posts and Joe Oguz finding the range for the first time in the game.  Killyclogher fired back into action.  Two Conal McCann points one from a free, restored the narrow advantage for the home side.  A Tommy Canavan point levelled the contest again but the wide count was also mounting for the visitors.  Killyclogher energised by Errigal’s wayward shooting pushed for home.  Two late Tiernan McCann frees in the 57th and 60th minute proving just enough in the end as they limited Errigal to a late Darragh Canavan point from play.

Final Score – Killyclogher 0-10 Errigal Ciaran 0-9

Killyclogher – O Grimes, G Sludden, D Gorman, M Rafferty, M Devlin, L Murnaghan, N O’Neill, O McCann, N Donnelly, T McCann (0-2, 2F), C McCann (0-3, 1F), M Flanagan, M Bradley (0-4), G Potter, E McFadden

Subs – A Kelly and B Armastrong (0-1)

Errigal Ciaran – D McAnenely, C Quinn, A McCrory, C Quinn, C McGinley, N Kelly, P McCartan, E Kelly, J Oguz (0-1), P Trainor, T Canavan (0-1), C Corrigan, P Harte (0-2, 1M), D Canavan (0-5, 2F), O Robinson

Subs – P O’Hanlon, P McGirr, M Kavanagh, A McAneley, N McCartan

Referee – Gary Gormley (Drumquin)

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