Tyrone U14 Grade 3B Development Championship Final
Omagh 3-7 Carrickmore 1-9
Omagh U14 Development team are celebrating this evening following victory over Carrickmore in the Grade 3B Championship.
The foundation for their victory was set down in a pulsating second half performance outscoring their opponents 2-5 to 0-4.
Both sides were slow to settle posting five wides between them before Jacob Hassett opened the scoring for the St Enda’s men in the 11th minute.
That advantage was wiped out a minute later as Carrickmore struck back with an excellent Eoin Daly goal. An Aaron McElhone point a minute later extended the lead to three. Dara Sheridan scored the point of the half in the 15th minute as he fired from distance to reduce the gap to two ahead of a Michael Gallaher point for Carmen in the 16th minute.
The sides would be level in the 17th minute after Ronan McAnulla side footed the ball to an empty net following good work from Sheridan. However from there to the break Carrickmore pressed on and three points from Eoin Daly, Oisin McElhone and Ronan Hurson left the Carrickmore men 1-5 to 1-2 ahead at the short whistle.
Carrickmore registered the opening score of the second half with Eoin Conlon kicking a point but that score would prove to be their last score for some 23 minutes. Excellent defending from amongst others, man of the match Sean Cunningham, kept Carmen out. Omagh’s Charlie Bogan clipped over a point in the 33rd minute and that was followed by two St Enda’s goals. Daithi McGinn hitting the net in the 39th minute and Keelan Cunningham adding a second in the 42nd minute.
Cunningham was on the scoreboard with a brace of points in the 44th and 46th minutes and full forward Jacob Hassett hit another point to extent Omagh’s lead to six points with ten minutes to go.
Carrickmore didn’t give up. Two Eoin Daly points were followed up by another one from Aaron McElhone and suddenly the Omagh lead was just three. A Jacob Hassett point in the 60th minute eased Omagh nerves but that wasn’t the end to the drama. A fantastic penalty save from Omagh goalkeeper Ronan O’Neill helped to ensure that the trophy would be heading to Healy Park.