Trillick booked their place in the last four of the senior championship thanks to a one point win over Edendork in a gripping contest at Carrickmore on Saturday afternoon. It was a superb contest from start to finish despite the poor weather conditions between two well matched sides with it finishing 0-14 to 1-10.
Darren McCurry opened the scoring with a brilliant point from out on the right wing but Trillick hit back with scores from Lee Brennan and Daire Gallagher before a long range Niall Morgan free levelled matters. In the 12th minute the St.Malachys struck for the only goal of the game when an outstanding pass from McCurry picked out Morgan who showed great strength to hold off his marker before finishing in style low to the bottom left hand corner of the net. Peter McCaughey and Liam Gray swapped points with McCurry and Ben Cullen as play swung from end to end. GO Power man of the match Ryan Gray then hit a superb point but that was cancelled out by a quality score from distance from Harry Og Conlon. Ciaran Daly and McCurry then swapped brilliant points as Edendork led 1-6 to 0-7 at halftime.
A mark from Conor Mallon opened the second half scoring for Edendork but with the wind at their backs Trillick lifted their game. Brennan scored from play as well as from a free before Gray sent off a superb equaliser in the 41st minute. Trillick had the momentum at this stage but it was Edendork who got their noses in front again going into the final quarter thanks to a long range Morgan free. Moments later Edendork keeper Dara Mallon denied Trillick a goal with Brennan levelling matters from the rebound.
A Liam Gray mark edged the St.Macartans in front only for Edendork to respond with another well struck Morgan free. With a minute of normal time left to play a surging run from Conn Kilpatrick saw him win a free which McCurry converted but Trillick weren’t finished yet. Richie Donnelly hit an inspirational equaliser from fifty metres out before Brennan won it for the Reds with a converted free from forty metres out with what was his 6th point of the night.