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YOUTH| Dromore Win Opening Paul Mc Girr Fixture

Saturday 31.10.2015
Team Talk Mag
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Dromore and Enniskillen got the Paul Mc Girr tournament up and running on Saturday afternoon in front of a large and appreciative crowd at Gardrum Park. Played in splendid conditions the teams served up an exciting game that swung one way and then the other before the Tyrone champions eventually sealed the win 1-14 to 2-7.

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Playing with the aid of a strong breeze Enniskillen opened the scoring on two minutes with a free from Ronan Beattie but Dromore began to dominate the midfield exchanges and with Cahir Goodwin and Mark Mc Grade in outstanding form they were soon 0-4 to 0-1 ahead. However Enniskillen reduced the gap to two with a brace of points from impressive full forward John Rehill.

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The sides exchanged further points before an own goal put the Fermanagh men in front for the first time. Dromore recovered from that setback and scores from Mark Mc Grade and Caolan Mc Carron tied the scores with five minutes of the half remaining.

Enniskillen were growing in confidence and struck for a second goal following some fine creative play from their forwards. The ball eventually made its way to the edge of the Dromore square where Ronan Beattie applied the finishing touch to put his side 2-4 to 0-7 in front. Conor Love extended the lead with a nice point but back again came Dromore and late points from Cahir Goodwin and Nathan Mc Carron left only a point between the teams at the break.

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Dromore’s recent run of competitive games stood to them in the second half as they camped in their opponents’ half for most of the third quarter. An opportunist goal from John Mac Rory followed by two points from the boot of Oran Sludden put the blues in a strong position as the game entered the final quarter. Enniskillen eventually awoke from their slumbers but found the Dromore defence a tough nut to crack. Caolan Slevin, Ruairi Teague and Padraig Quinn worked very hard to deny the Fermanagh side time on the ball. Enniskillen did reduce the gap to a single point with thirteen minutes left but it was the Tyrone side that finished strongest with points from Mark Mc Grade, Caolan Mc Carron and Pearse Mc Nabb sealing a 1-14 to 2-7 win.

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