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Glenelly Through In Championship
Glenelly are through to the Power NI Junior championship quarter final after beating Dregish in a hard fought encounter at Killyclogher tonight in a contest that saw five players sent off. Below is how the game went.
Its 0-1 each after the opening exchanges with Johnny Doherty giving Dregish an early lead from a free only for Kevin McCullagh to equalise for Glenelly after three minutes. By the tenth minute Dregish had opened up a two point lead thanks to efforts from Peter McCrossan and Doherty. Seamus Harkin converted a couple of frees for Glenelly but Dregish kept their noses in front with efforts from Doherty and Eamon McGovern, the latter hitting the point of the game to leave it 0-5 to 0-3 at the break.
The second half is underway and the sides are level after two converted frees from Harkin while Dregish are down to fourteen men after Mark Catterson was sent off for a second yellow card offence. Dregish retake the lead with a point from Doherty but then Glenelly hit back with a McCullagh goal. Its nip and tuck and a Doherty free reduces the deficit to the minimum. Glenelly though regrouped and going into the final quarter they established a 1-7 to 0-7 lead thanks to points from Harkin and Cathal Nicholas.
There are ten minutes left to play and Glenelly have got in for a crucial second goal when a mistake in the Dregish defence saw McCullagh play the ball to Harkin who finished to the net. Dregish are back in contenton when the move of the match saw them come the length of the field for Cathal Rodgers to score a goal. Harkin points again to keep Dregish at arms length, the Pearse Ogs now down to thirteen men after McCrossan was dismissed for a second booking.
Tensions are growing with Fergus McCrossan scoring a Dregish goal but they are down to eleven men after Doherty [second yellow] and Niall O’Kane [straight red] were both sent off, Glenelly down to fourteen after Joe McCullagh was straight red carded. Its all over and Glenelly are through on a 2-9 to 2-7 score line.