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Murphy’s Gaelic Gloves Championship Latest

Tuesday 10.09.2019
Team Talk Mag
Championship Football


Murphy’s Gaelic Gloves Tyrone Senior championship

An historic first senior final appearance for Fr Rocks was the prize after a battling performance and win over Sperrin Og at the weekend but the Cookstown side now face a massive challenge in that decider as they attempt to dethrone the four in a row chasing champions St Macartan’s who brushed aside Errigal Ciaran at Killyclogher.

St Macartan’s 3-13

Errigal Ciaran 0-8

The Cookstown girls witnessed a powerhouse display from the Macartans who had led 1-4 to no score against Errigal before the Dunmoyle side got on the scoresheet some 18 minutes into the contest, Maria Canavan with a free. Paula Donnelly fired in a St Macs goal on thirteen minutes and tagged on another before the break as the reigning champions led 2-8 to 0-3. Points from Joline Donnelly, Chloe Mc Caffrey, Colleen Mc Quiad and Tara Meabh Mc Carroll emphasised the champions dominance.

Lycrecia Quinn, Canavan and Michaela Moore points gave Errigal some hope after the break while Aine Canavan battled to spark her team into life. Unfortunately for Errigal there was no catching  the Macs with Shauna Mc Girr adding a third goal before the end. A quality performance from Macartan’s in all sectors of the park. Mc Caffrey finished with 0-4 leaving her with 3-14 in this year’s championship.

Fr Rocks   3-8

Sperrin Og  1-7

Caiomhe Meeke saved a first half penalty to deny Niamh O’Neill a goal that could well have changed the outcome of this entertaining opener at Killyclogher. At that stage Fr Rocks led by two points thanks to scores from Laura Mc Gillion, Mairead Mullan and a brace from Aiobhinn Devlin.  Sperrin Og edged ahead despite that penalty save by the 26th minute as O’Neill finished the half with three points, Devlin levelling things just before the break.

Sperrin Og got off to the best possible start to the second half when Claire Touhey steered home a goal to leave it a three point game. Caioleann Conway cleared from the back to send O’Neill on a great run before the county star teed up Touhey for the goal.

Both teams had chances to stamp their authority on the tie, goal chances at both ends with Annie Nugent having a great chance to snatch a Fr Rocks goal as points from the impressive Devlin left one between the teams with ten minutes to go.

A blistering finish to the contest produced three Fr Rocks goals. A Devlin penalty gave Cookstown the lead, then a speculative Aimee Mc Glone effort from forty metres dropped over Cait Clarke to the Sperrin Og net as Nugent finished well after a tidy pass from Lucy O’Neill who had combined with Devlin.

The senior county final promises to be a novel pairing this year. Rank outsiders Fr Rocks will face what look likes an unstoppable St Macartan’s but the new girls on the block will be well prepared and determined to get their hands on the Jarleth Kerr Cup.

Niamh O’Neill’s 0-4 leaves her also with 3-14 in the top scorer race.

Murphy’s Gaelic Gloves Intermediate championship

Trillick    1-13

Clonoe     1-10

Emma Brennan hit 1-5 as Trillick reached back to back county finals. Last year’s junior champions were pressed all the way in a thrilling semi-final against Clonoe but with Brennan impressive throughout and with Fiona Owens also deadly accurate up front the Reds progressed. Orlagh Gavin hit seven points for the O’Rahilly’s who will take so many positives from this championship campaign despite this heartbreaking exit.

Trillick led by three at the break. Brennan and Brona Mac Oscar scored first half goals while Gavin was very assured for the East Tyrone girls.  Both teams created second half chances. Points from Meabh O’Neill, Meave Mac Oscar and Gavin kept the O’Rahilly’s very much in the tie as scores from Brennan, Kelly, Grace Mc Guinness and Owens helped see Trillick over the line with just the three points to spare.

Ardboe  0-4

Killeeshill  5-14

Killeeshill will face Trillick in the intermediate final after they eased to a massive win over an Ardboe side that failed to really get into the game at Stewartstown on Monday night. Always in control the St Mary’s tagged on five goals with Grainne Rafferty top scoring with 1-7.

Bronagh Mc Kenna, Catherine Mc Cusker, Alannah Donnelly and Shannon Stevenson also found the net with Chloe Collins and Shauna Stevenson also among the scores on a night when everything went right for Killesshill. Emma Mulgrew had another good performance at the back for the winners who will certainly go into the final as favourites on the back of this performance and their unbeaten run in the league.



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