It was a somewhat different St. Ciaran’s Ballygawley side from the one that played Holy Trinity earlier in the week that took the field today to face sacred Heart College Omagh in their Markey Cup play-off game. St. Ciaran’s dominated from the start and defeated the Omagh side comprehensively on score line of 4-18 to 1-7.
Played in fine conditions the Ballgawley lads dominated from start to finish and had stars all over the field. Sean Hackett top scored for his team with 2-7 of which all but one point came from play. Elsewhere in the forward line Sean Murphy and Sean T Mc Kenna capped fine performances with a goal and three points and five points respectively. Neill Hagan dominated the midfield battle for his side and landed one huge score from beyond the forty five to round off an outstanding display. In defence St. Ciaran’s worked feverishly to control the Omagh forwards and restrict them to eight scores. Top men today in a very well organised back line were Cathal Owens and James Lennon.
On the back of this very heavy twenty point defeat Omagh must now prepare to face Holy Trinity Cookstown next Tuesday in the final qualifying game of this Markey Cup group.