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Under 14 Championship Wrap Up
Killeeshil overcame a gallant effort from the Killyclogher B side this morning at Dunmoyle in the first of the double header of fixtures. The final score of 5-8 to 1-4 in favour of the men in green and white fails to tell the story of what was a huge effort from the young lads from Killyclogher. Mark Flanagan got his team’s goal from the penalty spot but the bigger stronger Killeeshil lads had too much physical size and power and were deserving sixteen point winners as they became the first side through to the grade four under fourteen final. Killeeshil led at half time 2-02 to 0-4 and managed to restrict their opponents to a single score in the second half. Ronan Rafferty, Ruairi Winters and John Connolly battled hard in defence for the defeated side while Mark Flanagan and Jake Kilmurray made life difficult for the Killeeshil rearguard. Killyclogher scorers on the day were Mark Flanagan 1-02, Rian Mc Caul 0-1, Paul Kelly 0-1.The Killyclogher lads will now turn their attention to the league play offs where they will face Drumquin.
Tattyreagh stay on course for a championship and Feile double following their twelve point win over a gutsy and determined Stewartstown side. It was the Tatts ability to take scores that proved the difference in the end as they ran out 4-15 to 4-3 winners on the day. Tattyreagh have run up some big scores in all competitions this year and once again they delivered an energy packed high scoring performance with ace marksman James Darcy registering 3-4 for his side. Eoin Murray chipped in with 1-8 while Brian Callaghan and Peadar Mullan completed the scoring for their team with a point each.
Dromore have ended Moortown’s interest in this year’s under fourteen championship with a six point win over the Loughshore lads. They will meet Coalisland in the final after the Fianna side defeated Galbally by two points in a very tight game at Dungannon. Dromore managed to see off a very determined Moortown side in spite of trailing by five points with fifteen minutes of the game left. At that stage Paul Devlin’s team led 1-8 to 1-3 and looked destined for the final. However Dromore produced a last fifteen minutes of character and determination which saw them hit two goals and five points without reply. Ciaran Mc Cormick netted twice with Decky Mc Nulty scoring his team’s other goal. Ronan Rafferty was outstanding in goals with several superb saves while Ronan Slevin was another to star for the winners. Gerard Woods got a Colaisland goal and Tiarnan O’Hagan featured among the points as the Fianna led 2-5 to 0-2 at the break but the Pearses produced a sterling second half performance with Patrick Quinn getting a goal and Colin Campbell and Mark Quinn supplying points but Coalisland held on to reach the decider. Owen Roes defeated Pomeroy 4-6 to 3-7 with Michael Dooher [1-4], Ryan McAleer [2-1], Sean Kelly [1-0] and Barry McDaid [0-1] their scorers in a fine all round team display.
Drumquin made it through to face Killeeshil in the Grade Four Final courtesy of a hard fought 1-4 to 0-4 win over a highly committed Clan na Gael side. Conditions made good football difficult but both teams battled manfully throughout and although scores were few and hard to come by the quality of football and closeness of the game made it even more enjoyable. James Mc Donagh scored his side’s goal while Cormac Rodgers 0-3 and Conor Mc Hugh 0-1 were responsible for the remainder of the winners scores. The real hero for his side was goalkeeper Stephen Mc Bride who saved the day for his team when he stopped a penalty. Drumquin now remain on course for a league and championship double.