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Agonising One Point Defeat For Derrytresk In All Ireland Final

Sunday 12.02.2012
Team Talk Mag

Forget about everything that has been written or spoken about over the last three weeks. Sunday 12th February is ‘the’ most historic day in the history of Derrytresk Fir na Chnoic. has been with them every step of the way and we’ll be LIVE from Croke Park on Sunday afternoon to chart their biggest ever day.

Join us LIVE from 1.30pm for all the build up to the All Ireland Junior Football Club Championship final at 2pm. Come on ‘the Hill’ !!

It is all systems go in Croke Park. We are perched high in the Hogan Stand and are surrounded by rows and rows of empty seats as we look down on the hallowed ground. They are expecting around six thousand spectators for this historic occasion as the “Hill” go in search of an historic club title. We will bring you all the action from 2:00pm.

Well the moment has arrived and Derrytresk are out on Croke Park, short several players mind you, but backed by a large travelling band of supporters. They are wearing the Tyrone colours and look like men on a mission. Sizewise they are dwarfed by their Galway opponents but that won’t bother the Tyrone and Ulster champions. We are fifteen minutes away from throw in. History beckons.

0-01 to no score point from Joe Mc Kee from thirty metres.

Chance of an equaliser for the Galway men and corner forward Joyce levels the game with a 20 metre free. Ten minutes played 0-01 each. Derrytresk working very hard as usual.

Conor O’Neill sends over a wonder score and Joe Mc Kee follows it up with a fine left footed strike. 13 minutes in and Derrytresk lead 0-03 to 0-01.

Penalty to Derrytresk!!!!! Niall Gavin sends the keeper the wrong way. 15 gone 1-03 to 0-01.

Another penalty as Niall Gavin is upended. this time the keeper saves it. Let off for the Galway lads. Joe Mc Kee is wide with the resultant 45.

18 minutes in and a needless free given away for over carrying by Conor O’Neill gives Joyce a second point. 1-03 to 0-02.

21 minutes in and another free to Galway. Joyce makes it 0-03 to him and his side with all three scores coming from frees.

First yellow card of the day goes to Joe Mc Kee. 25 minutes gone and Naomh Padraig hit their first wide of the game.

Niall Gavin from a free makes it 1-04 to 0-03 with 27 minutes of the first half played.

There is 1 minute of additional time.

Seamus O’Neill picks up a knock but seems okay. One attack left and then it should be half time.

The referee blows the whistle and Derrytresk will be very happy with that opening thirty minutes as they lead at the break 1-04 to 0-03. Had Niall Gavin converted the second penalty it could well have been all over at this stage.

The Galway lads are out on the field. Derrytresk will be shooting into the Canal End for this second half. they stand thirty minutes away from being crowned all Ireland champions.

Naomh Padraig are on the attack in the opening seconds but miss badly with the first effort of the second half. Yellow card Seamus O’Neill for Derrytresk.

Alan Kyne hits the net for Naomh Padraig after the Derrytresk defence fail to clear their lines. four minutes gone and there’s a point between the sides. !-04 to 1-03, a real test of character for the men from the hill.

Niall Gavin sends a lovely free over the bar and makes it a two point game with 37 minutes played.

Score of the game full length of the pitch and Gavin again to make it three between them with 40 minutes played.

Brave play from Conor O’Neill earns a 13 metre free which Gavin bangs over the bar to cancel out Naomh Padraig’s goal and it is now 1-07 to 1-03 with 43 minutes played.

Midfielder Eamon O’Cuiv gets Naomh Padraig’s first point from play 44 minutes gone.

Midway through the second half and it is now a two point game following a fine 45 metre free from Joyce. 1-07 to 1-05. Conor Gavin replaced by Niall Hanna.

Centre back Trevor Lydon closes the gap to a point with a fine shot. 46 on the clock. and the same player is inches away from drawing the sides level.

Into the last ten minutes and a free for Derrytresk forty metres out is worked short to draw another free from the 20 metre line but Gavin misses to the right.

A free thirty metres out for Naomh Padraig and Joyce is wide with 7 minutes to play the Tyrone champions still lead by a point.

Into the last five and still a point in it. Four to go.

58 minutes gone and it is level after a fine score from David Wallis for Clonbur.

The Galway men lead with a minute left Liam Kearney the scorer.

Into the last minute and it looks like heartbreak for the hill. clonbur down to 14, 2 minutes of added time.

clonbur defending desperately several yellow cards and a free for Derrytresk forty metres out.

The free goes wide and The referee blows the final whistle as Derrytresk players fall on their knees distraught at losing by a point. The journey is over and Derrytresk miss out on a final scoreline of 1-08 to 1-07.


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