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Derrytresk Are Crowned Power NI Junior Champions 2011.

Sunday 16.10.2011
Team Talk Mag

Meanwhile in Dromintee Omagh St Endas Ladies win 2-08 to 0-04 and are through to the Ulster Intermediate final where they will meet Fermanagh champions Lisnaskea.

The full time whistle sounds and Derrytresk are crowned Junior Champions for 2011 after producing a fabulous team performance to deservedly lift the title. Captain Cathal O’Neill becomes the first Derrytresk man to lift The Junior Cup following their six point win over a gallant Killeeshil side.

Niall Gavin gets points number 7 and 8 with with a fabulous pair of scores and it is now 0-15 to 0-9. We are deep into injury time and there in no way back for Killeeshil as Cathal O’Neill continues to drive his side forward.

Killeeshil respond with another attack and Rory Mc Cann scores Killeeshil’s ninth point and the gap is down to four but we are into 30 minutes of play.

Corner back Caolan Corr replaced by Liam Slater with the clock now reading three minutes left. Another chance of  a goal but Micky Rea’s shot comes off the bar and breaks to Conor O’Neill whose shot is over the bar and Derrytresk lead by five.

There are six minutes left on the clock and shane Mallon has another chance to add to his total and he puts it over the bar and the gap is once again three points. Both sets of supporters begin to get nervous but the players are oblivious as Conor O’Neill gets Derrytresk’s 12th point.

The lead is back to four points after another fabulous finish from Niall Gavin with 8 minutes left on the clock and Derrytresk continue to fight for every ball.

Ten minutes left on the clock and the gap is now three points in favour of Derrytresk as Shane Mallon knocks over a twenty metre free for Killeeshil.

18 minutes on the clock and four points between the sides. You get the feeling that a goal for either side will have a huge bearing on the game.

Half way point in the second half and Derrytresk still lead by four. Can they hold on for what would be a historic win for the men from the hill? what a shot from Micky Rea but the ball just hits the side netting and will that miss prove costly?

Darragh O’Neill replaces Aarron Mc Kenna with 14 minutes of the second half gone.

Yellow card John Mc Mullan. Niall Gavin picks out Micky Rea and Rea is hauled to the ground just as he was heading towards goal. A yellow card for Shane Mallon and Niall Gavin watches Rea get to his feet and sends the ball over the bar for a four point advantage once again.

Gary Reilly knocks one over with 9 minutes on the clock and the gap is now back to four points and they can reduce the deficit further with a free now on the 13 metre line. Shane Mallon makes it a three point game 0-9 to 0-6 for the men from the hill.

Niall Gavin converts a 21 yard free to extend his side’s lead to nine points to four and then Joe Mc Kee has a chance of a goal but the ball misses narrowly

A high ball into the square and as it drops in on top of the goals Aidan Quinn does well to deflect the ball away and Conor O’Neill clears the ball and Ciaran Bannon then shoots wide from twenty five metres. 6 minutes on the clock.

After lots of waiting and looking the umpires signal a point  for Killeeshil from the boot of Packy Mc Mullan but Niall Gavin replies with a fine left footed score for Derrytresk. 0-8 to 0-4 for Derrytresk.

Second half ready to start with Derrytresk playing with the breeze in the second half and Killeeshil start with a bit of pace but their first two attacks end in wide balls.

Omagh Ladies lead Dromintee 2-06 to 0-02 in the semi final of the Ulster Club Intermediate series and at the break Augher Scor na nOg instrumental musicians are providing the entertainment for the crowd.

Shane Mallon replies with his second point from a long range free and Gary Reilly adds a third and with 32 minutes played it looks like Derrytresk will reach the break four ahead. Half time score Derrytresk 0-07, Killeeshil o-03.

Score of the half as Caolan Corr comes from corner back and sends the ball over from out wide on the right as Derrytresk now lead 0-07 to 0-01 with 30 minutes on the clock.

Joe Mc Kee is fouled but Niall Gavin misses with a kick from almost 50 metres but the pace and intensity of the game is such that Killeeshil are chasing shadows at times. James Morris picks up a yellow card. 28 gone.

A break in play but it really is all Derrytresk at this stage and Killeeshil just have not started.

Niall Gavin races through but the ball slips as he prepares to shoot and keeper Ciaran Reilly claws the ball away and denies the Hill men a goal but with 24 minutes on the clock they lead 0-06 to 0-01.

things don’t get any better for Killeeshil when Shane Mallon is wide with a free and almost immediately Rea and Gavin combine for Derrytresk’s fifth point and straight from the kickout Joe Mc Kee knocks over point number 6 with 22 minutes on the clock.

18 minutes in and Killeeshil get a lifeline after  Aaron Mc Kenna was fouled and a penalty is awarded, Packy Mc Mullan lines up to hit it but it is saved brilliantly by keeper Aidan Quinn

A fabulous score from play from the left foot of Niall Gavin as he dances inside the Killeeshil defence and lands his second and his team’s fourth point as they now lead four one after 15 minutes.

11 minutes on the clock and Shane Mallon slots the opening score for Killeeshil with a free kick from twenty metres 0-3, 0-1 for Derrytresk.

Niall Gavin with a free from twenty five metres makes it 0-3 to no score with nine minutes on the clock and they come close to a goal but the ball just evades the outstretched hands of Michael Robinson.

Killeeshil’s first attack with 8 minutes gone ends with a free out after the ball is touched on the ground.

Joe Mc Kee with a great strike makes it 0-2 to no score after 6  minutes.

Four minutes in and the first score comes for Derrytresk and a well worked point from Micky Rea. 0-1 to 0-0 for the men from the hill and their hard work wins them the first forty five.

The game is under way and the first two minutes have been all Derrytresk even though they are playing into the breeze.

Both teams are out on the pitch with Derrytresk receiving a rousing reception from their supporters. The weather is sunny, bright and warm, well at least in here it is but there is quite a strong breeze blowing from the town side.

There are two late changes in the Killeeshil side with Niall Mc Donald 16 replacing Earl Gormley at fullback and Aaron Mc Kenna replaces Darragh O’Neill at corner forward.

Killeeshil will line out as follows Ciaran Reilly,Martin Curran, Earl Gormley, Michael Mc Mullan, Kieran Magill (captain), James Morris, Brian Mc Kenna, Kevin Hughes, John Mc Mullan, Shane Mallon, Gary Reilly, Patrick Mc Mullan, Rory Mc Cann, Ciaran Bannon, Darragh O’Neill.

As history beckons for Derrytresk on the trail of their first ever Junior Championship title their team lines out as follows: Aidan Quinn, Seamus O’Neill, Kevin Campbell, Caolan Corr, Eoin Rea, Cathal O’Neill (captain), Jay Dillon, Conor Gavin, Ronan O’Neill, Michael Robinson, Joe Mc Kee, Conor O’Neill, Niall Gavin, Kevin Quinn, Michael Rea. Michael Robinson will wear number 18 and Michael Rea will wear number 17.

It’s the biggest day in Tyrone Junior Championship Football and will be all over the clash of Derrytresk and Killeeshil. We’ll bring you right up to date with every score and incident in what is sure to be a real ding dong battle. Can Derrytresk end years of famine and go into Intermediate football in 2012 or will Killeeshil complete the double. Join us from 1.30pm for all the latest team news.



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