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Wins For Eoghan Ruadh And Shamrocks In Ulster Club Hurling

Sunday 06.10.2013
Team Talk Mag

Ulster Junior Hurling Championship Quarter Final

Strabane Shamrock’s 3-14 Lisnaskea Emmett’s 2-12

Midfielder Mark Kane propelled Strabane Shamrock’s to a richly deserved Ulster JHC Quarter final triumph over Fermanagh kingpins Lisnaskea, at Omagh this afternoon.

The Tyrone representatives looked to be in trouble seven minutes into the second half, when referee Hugo Wallace flashed a straight red card to Dermot Doherty for an off the ball incident, but they rallied in commendable fashion to secure a semi final berth next weekend.
John O’Connor, Conor Gallagher and Neil Holmes were solid in an effective defensive unit that negated the threat of the Skea forward division and, with Kane delivering a man of the match performance in midfield the Shamrock’s demonstrated great character and resolve to etch out a winning result.

The pace of Gerard Gilmore and Alex Murphy troubled Lisnaskea but it was the deployment of stalwart Gary McGettigan to the edge of the square that handed Shamrocks a decisive edge. McGettigan helping himself to two goals – the second one coming on 48 minutes to quell Lisnaskea’s challenge. The Tyrone side even could afford missing a second half penalty.

Swapped goals between Gilmore and Kevin Mohan in the opening stages hinted, at a competitive joust and, so it proved as the sides were level on three separate occasions during the first half. Kane captaining the Tyrone representatives to perfection, as he contributed 0-11 to the winning tally.
He registered all five points as they greeted the interval 2-5 to 1-7 ahead. Shea Curran and Paul McGoldrick among the Skea marksmen. McGettigan with the second major on 11 minutes, at a stage when the Erne men were taking control.

The second period started in sensational fashion with McGettigan kicking a goal chance over before they lost the services of Doherty to a straight red card for an off tangle with Stephen Smith.

Shortly afterwards, Kane saw a penalty superbly saved, but even with numerical advantage Lisnaskea laboured in front of the posts with McGoldrick and Smith managing points before McGettigan netted again for a 3-10 to 1-9 advantage. Kane kept the score board ticking over from frees and, while Mohan bagged a late goal indiscipline saw the Fermanagh men reduced to thirteen men before the close of play.

Ulster Intermediate Hurling Quarter final
Dungannon Eoghan Ruadh 4-21 Na Magha 0-5
Dungannon advanced to the semi finals of the Ulster Intermediate Hurling championship, at Owenbeg on Sunday afternoon courtesy of a comprehensive victory over Derry representatives Na Magha.

The Ruadh men bossed all facets of play to such an extent that the outcome was a forgone conclusion long before the final whistle as they secured a semi final berth against Clooney Gaels next weekend. More details to follow.


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