A hugely impressive second half display at O’Neills Healy Park saw Trillick become the first team into this season’s LCC Senior championship semi finals when they overpowered Killyclogher.
When these two sides met in the championship twelve months ago it took extra time and penalties to decide and while the final result was the same here again it was a lot more comprehensive from the St.Macartans. The winners hit the opening three points through Lee Brennan, Mattie Donnelly and Liam Gray before Conall McCann got Killyclogher up and running. McCann then reduced the deficit to the minimum before Trillick took a grip on proceedings.
A brace each from Brennan and man of the match Sean O’Donnell as well as one from attacking half back Daire Gallagher had Trillick well in control. Mark Bradley and James Garrity traded points before Killyclogher finished the half strongly. Nathan Donnelly and Bradley kicked eye catching scores before the latter found the net at the second attempt with the last kick of the half after Trillick keeper Ryan Kelly had saved his penalty.
Unbelievably Killyclogher only found themselves a single point in arrears at the break but they were soon level on the restart thanks to a fine individual score from defender Matthew Murnaghan. Amazingly though that proved to be Killyclogher’s last score of the contest as Trillick took over. Brennan converted a free before his brother Rory reacted first to a shot from Garrity coming off the post to blast the ball to the roof of the net.
Mattie Donnelly, who was a major influence throughout for the winners, then played the pass of the night to put O’Donnell in on goal and he finished in style to the net. The same player then fisted a point with Lee Brennan, Gray and Garrity tagging on scores either side of a second Rory Brennan goal as Trillick won with plenty to spare.