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Sunday 01.07.2018
Team Talk Mag
Championship Football


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Tyrone Minor Championship Grade 4 Final
Pomeroy 4-7 Galbally 3-8
Clodagh Cunningham’s late 1-1 proved crucial for Pomeroy as they sealed the grade four minor title at the expense of a quality Galbally side who had beaten the Plunketts in their league exchange. Inspired by Catherine Walker the Pearses were impressive through the contest, Walker had opened their account with an early goal but there was no doubting the heart and spirit from Pomeroy as they eventually got over the line.
The Plunketts battled hard and after the initial set back of the Walker goal hauled themselves back into the game with Una Campbell and Ellie Jane Quinn goals. Cunningham was on hand with a couple of fine points although Niamh Rafferty and Oonagh Mc Keown goals gave Galbally a one point lead by the break.
Three points minutes into the second half from Walker pulled the Pearses four clear and they were going well until a great Lauren Cunningham pass was turned to the Galbally net by Mc Nulty, the ball worked out of defence after Walker went close for a goal at the other end.
Galbally pulled away again, Walker and Emer Condon with points to leave two in the tie heading into the final ten minutes of a game played in blistering heat. Cunngham tagged on a sixth Pomeroy point before a Galbally goal was ruled out, a free kick awarded instead and dropped over the bar by Walker.
Into the closing stages Cunningham burst through to lash the ball to the Pearses net from a tight angle to leave the Plunketts a point to the good before the influential attacker added an insurance point as time ran down with Pomeroy winning by two.
There was some superb fielding, defending and scores over the hour and credit to both teams they served up a real thriller in punishing heat.

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Tyrone Minor Championship Grade 1 Final
Carrickmore 2-9 Errigal Ciaran 1-15

Errigal Ciaran made it four Tyrone minor titles in a row at Loughmacrory on Thursday night as they edged to a narrow three point win over Carrickmore, their second win in four days over the Pairc Colmcille girls, many involved in the senior championship tie on Sunday.

Both teams dealt well with the incredibly warm conditions and produced a memorable tie played at real championship pace throughout. Over the hour several players stood out, Carrickmore worked hard, eye-catching displays from Aoibhin Murray and Marie Slane while up front Meabh Mc Garrity and Meabh Mc Callan were a constant threat. Eille Mc Namee, Michaela Moore and Chloe Morrow were among the Errigal scores while Meabh Corrigan kept the defence well marshalled, one of several defenders who had a good night.

Carrickmore had raced into an early 1-3 to 0-2 lead, Shannon Hurson turning the ball to the Errigal net after points from Mc Callan and Gormley. Errigals points coming from Mc Namme and Morrow. Both teams had goal chances in the first half , both racked up a handful of wides but it was Carmen who held a two point advantage at the break. Errigal closing in with some fine points from Moore, Morrow and Mc Namee as Carrickmore’s Hurson and Mc Callan kept the scoreboard ticking over for them.

Both defences impressed and space for attackers was at a premium in the second half although a well worked Carrickmore free did unlock the door and created the opening for Meabh Mc Garrity’s goal on 34 minutes.

After Hannah Mc Girr’s point Eimille Loughran’s goal levelled things, the forward taking on two defenders before getting her shot away. Moore, Mc Namee, Gormley and Hurson exchanged points while an excellent long range point from the left by Murray gave Carrickmore the lead again as the game went into the final quarter.

Morrow rattled the Carrickmore crossbar and then Moore levelled. After several wides and chances dropping short Errigal tagged on two points from Quinn and Eimear Corrigan to leave it a two point game. Goalkeeper Clodagh Munroe who had been very impressive between the sticks moved outfield to add some bite to the Carrickmore attack in the closing stages but despite her influence they hit several wides and saw a great chance plucked from under the crossbar by Orlagh Quinn before Morrow kept her cool to drop over a late free to edge Errigal to safety and a fourth title on the bounce.

Mc Namee finished with 0-5 for the champions, Loughran 1-1 with Morrow and Moore scoring 0-3 apiece in a powerful display.



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