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Late Scores Help Dromore Claim Reserve Title

Thursday 18.08.2022
Team Talk Mag
Championship Football


Tyrone SFC Reserve Final
Dromore 2-10 Carrickmore 2-8

A little bit of extra energy and know how helped Dromore over the line in Beragh on Thursday evening as they secured the 2022 Tyrone SFC Reserve title.  The win had looked in doubt six minutes into the second half as Carrickmore successfully overcome an eight point deficit to go two points ahead.

Played in front of a packed stand in the brilliant surroundings of the newly redeveloped Beragh the crowd were entertained to some excellent football from the two sides.  Indeed such was the quality of the game that the first wide of the game didn’t arrive until the 32nd minute of the opening half.  Dromore raced into a four point lead inside the opening eight minutes.  Two Caolan McCarron points were followed up by an excellent Eoin McShane goal during that opening spell with Carrickmore having to settle for a Stephen Gorgan point from play.

By the 19th minute Dromore had extended the led to 2-5 to 0-3 thanks to a second goal from the industrious Colm McCrory and points from the boot of Caolan NcCarron.  Carrickmore needed scores quickly and their prayers were answered with a long range free from goalkeeper Ryan McGarrity and a close range goal from Stephen Grogan following a Conor Gormley shot and excellent Damian McGale save.  Further scorer from Grogan and Tiernan McGarrity narrowed the Dromore lead to two points at the break.  Dromore 2-6 Carrickmore 1-8.

Dromore opened the second half scoring through Declan McNulty ahead of a second Carrickmore goal.  Mark Donnelly racing in from the right to slide the ball home after some quick movement from a free.  That scorer propelled the St Colmcille’s side into the lead. 2-8 to 2-7.  Both sides then swapped points with Cahir Munroe, substitute Aidan Fullerton and Conor Gormley getting on the scoreboard for Carmen and Caolan McCarron and Declan McNulty landing scores for the St Dympna’s men.

With ten minutes to go the sides were level at 2-9 apiece.  Dromore pushed on for the win though in the closing stages and further points from Colm McCrory and Declan McNulty sealed the victory.

Final Score – Dromore 2-11 Carrickmore 2-9

Referee – Conor McGahan (Killyman)

 

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