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St.Ciarans Win In Markey Cup
St.Ciarans Ballygawley kept alive their hopes of reaching the quarter final of the U18 Vocational schools Markey Cup when they ended the unbeaten record of Holy Trinity Cookstown at Father Hackett Park Augher on Tuesday afternoon. Holy Trinity were the better side early on and that was reflected on the scoreboard as they raced into a three point lead with Shea Coney scoring a brace and Danny McNulty and Mickey Mills also on target. The rest of the half belonged to St.Ciarans though and points from Cillian Barkey, Sean Hackett and Michael Muldoon coupled with a Conor O’Hagan goal saw them hit 1-5 without reply to lead 1-6 to 0-4 at the interval. It was score for score at the start of the second half before corner forward Sean Murphy scored a crucial second goal to put them 2-8 to 0-6 in front. Holy Trinity then had Barry Potter sent off for a second yellow card offence but despite that setback they closed the deficit to three points with Coney converting a number of frees. St.Ciarans didn’t panic though and a superb point from midfielder Neil Hagan ensured victory on a 2-10 to 0-11 score line. Best for the winners were keeper Paul O’Hagan, Eoin McCaffrey and James Lennon in defence, Neil Hagan and Ryan O’Keefe in midfield and Niall Ward, Cillian Barkey, Sean Murphy and Sean Hackett up front. Holy Trinity were best served by Mickey Mills, Brendan Burns, Conor McAleer, Matthew Hughes and Danny McNulty.