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Sunday 24.06.2018
Team Talk Mag
Championship Football


 

Senior Football Championship

St Macartans 11-17  Aghyaran 2-8

Chloe Mc Caffrey racked up 5-6 as the champions eased through to the last four of the senior championship. The scoreline doesn’t really tell the story of the game although the quality of the Macs was clear throughout the hour.

Aghyaran were in touch with Macartans for the best part of the first half with Sasha Byrne and Amy Coyle rattling in two fine goals but a flurry of late scores including a well angled major from Cathy Maguire gave Macartans a big half time lead.

The St Davogs worked tirelessly but could not cope with the superior firepower of their opponents. Mc Caffrey, Niamh Mc Girr and Maguire were among the second half goals and they eased to a big win, maintaining their push to retain the Jarleth Kerr Cup.

 

Intermediate Football Championship

Omagh 3-18   Dromore 2-13

1-5 without reply in extra time of a pulsating game at Cappagh saw St Enda’s book their place in the intermediate championship semi-final as they eased to an eight point win over Dromore. There were some outstanding individual battles, Louise Moynagh, Orla Mc Namee and the Mc Cullagh sisters were superb for Omagh while Christiane Hunter and Dromore’s Emma Smyth were on top form, both county players among vital scores for their respective sides.

It turned out to be a thrilling contest in perfect conditions with both teams enjoying periods of dominance. Omagh were profligate in attack at times hitting eleven wides in normal time with Ciara Mc Mahon slotting home two penalties for Dromore, the second coming deep into injury time to take the game to extra time.

Omagh purred into a 4-1 lead with Colleen Mc Cullagh, Danni Brown and Christiane Hunter among the early St Enda’s points after Shauna Mc Nabb opened the Dromore account. The impressive Emma Smyth and Louise Mc Cann tagged on Dromore points but it was Omagh who pulled away and led by five on twenty minutes.

Omagh squandered several chances and were punished when Smyth and 1-1 from Mc Mahon brought Dromore back to leave it a one point game by the break. It was nip and tuck in the third quarter. Smyth added 0-4 as Terri Mc Cullagh fired home an Omagh penalty. Hunter and young Caiomhe Grugan adding Omagh points.

Three points separated the sides with 15 minutes to go. Orlagh Lagan turned in an Omagh goal after excellent work from Emma Collins. St Enda’s kept their noses in front until the death when they conceded the second penalty, dispatched to the net by Mc Mahon. Smyth finished the tie with 0-8.

Extra time was required and Omagh showed great heart to dominate as they landed four points in the first period all from play. Terri Mc Cullagh, Colleen Mc Cullagh, Niamh Mc Canny and Emma Collins on target while in the second period Collins tagged on a point as Hunter crashed home a goal in the closing minutes.

A quality encounter in front of a big crowd, Omagh now face Donaghmore.

 

Clonoe  3-10  Clann Na nGael 4-11

Despite conceding 3-10 Clann na nGael turned in a battling performance to secure a semi-final spot in the intermediate championship. Inspired by Mairead Conwell who hit 1-6 the North Tyrone side worked hard for their victory.

They may have the worst defensive record in division two but with Conwell leading the charge they created several excellent chances to beat a quality O’Rahilly’s who at times looked like easing home. On this performance Clann will feel they are well placed to progress all the way. Clann will now face an improving Castlederg side that got the better of Cappagh.

 

Castlederg 9-21        Cappagh 4-8

Laura Mc Sorley and Roisin Devlin were on top form as Castlederg booked their place in the intermediate semi-final with a powerhouse showing against a weakened Cappagh at Newtownstewart.  In reality with the Ballinamullan side missing several key players this was a non contest as Mc Sorley hit 4-9 and young Devlin tagged on an impressive  3-2.

Castlederg were always on top, comfortable at the back and potent up front. It was a night when everything went their way as they progressed to a clash with North Tyrone neighbours  Clann na Gael.

Junior Football Championship

Trillick 1-14  Fintona 1-5

Billed as one of the games of the round and it certainly did not disappoint as both sides, eager to progress to the last four served up an entertaining tussle at Pomeroy.  The Pearse’s got off to a flier racking up three early points without reply.

The Reds quickly settled into their groove getting to grips with the game and nullifying the scoring threat of Donnelly and tagging on eight points to lead at the break by five. Fintona came out of the blocks flying after the restart and had secured a penalty on forty minutes. A goal at that stage would have been crucial but Trillick keeper Maura Barrett made a great save.

From that turning point Trillick kicked on. Emma Brenna hit 0-4 which helped to settle them. A Fintona goal failed to dent the Reds confidence and they pushed for home with Fiona Owens adding an excellent late goal to ease them home by nine points. Owens finished with 1-4 and county star Brennan accounted for 0-6 of her team’s total.

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