Monthly Archives: October 2013

Eskra Vs Urney – 2013 Tyrone GAA Intermediate Club Championship Final

Eskra became the Tyrone Intermediate champions of 2013 on Sunday afternoon just 12 months after they were on the losing side to eventual All Ireland champions Cookstown Fr Rocks.

In a close game, Eskra scored an early goal in the first half thanks to the boot of Shane Hackett but Urney responded with two goals from county player Johnny Lafferty. After the sides went in level at half time, Urney took the lead with points coming from Jamie Mc Aleer, Stephen Lafferty and Johnny Lafferty but the major turning point in the game came mid-way through the second half when Eskra were awarded a penalty. The Emmetts captain Peter Hughes stepped up and held his nerve to net a decisive goal. Joe McCarroll and Paul Turbitt added further points to give them a historic 4 point win.

Full time score; Eskra 2-09 Urney 2-05.

 

Eskra GFC - Tyrone Intermediate champions of 2013.

Eskra GFC – Tyrone Intermediate champions of 2013.

 

The officials for the Tyrone Intermediate final.

The officials for the Tyrone Intermediate final.

 

Sean Hurson refereed the final with Urney captain Ronan Lafferty and Eskra captain Peter Hughes at either side of him.

Sean Hurson refereed the final with Urney captain Ronan Lafferty and Eskra captain Peter Hughes at either side of him.

 

Johnny Lafferty was a constant danger threat the whole game for Eskra.

Johnny Lafferty was a constant danger threat the whole game for Eskra.

 

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Killeeshil Vs Loughmacrory – 2013 Tyrone GAA Junior Club Championship Final

My good neighbours of Killeeshil St Mary’s defied the odds on Sunday afternoon in Healy Park, Omagh and became Tyrone Junior champions of 2013 after defeating Loughmacrory in an exciting game of football.

A torrential shower of rain began at the throw in of the game which caused further slippy conditions for the players. In a low scoring game, scores from Kevin Hughes and Packie Mc Mullan gave Killeeshil the lead but a Niall Grimes Loughmacrory goal gave them a one point advantage at HT.

Fifteen seconds into the second half, Killeeshil corner forward Rory McCann struck the ball into the net and he added further points to sway the game to their advantage. Loughmacrory will be thinking of the chances they put wide today and as all fifteen Loughmacrory men piled forward into the Killeeshil square for 2 late free kicks, they couldn’t find that winning goal and Seamus McCallan’s side won by 2 points. Well done to this up and coming young team next year in Intermediate football.

Full times score; Killeeshil 1-08 Loughmacrory 1-06.

Below are my photos from the game.

The Killeeshil team celebrate becoming Tyrone JFC champions of 2013.

The Killeeshil team celebrate becoming Tyrone JFC champions of 2013.

 

Brian McCallion stands between Packie McMullan and Ronan Ward.

Brian McCallion stands between Packie McMullan and Ronan Ward.

 

Ciaran O'Neill makes his way up the field for Killeeshil.

Ciaran O’Neill makes his way up the field for Killeeshil.

 

Midfield action from Sunday in Healy Park.

Midfield action from Sunday in Healy Park.

 

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Errigal Ciaran Minor Team Sponsorship

Looking ahead to this Saturday, Errigal Ciaran minors will take on Ardboe in the Tyrone Minor Grade 1 championship final in Dungannon.

Errigal business man Eamon McCaffrey (The Auction Rooms, Moy) sponsored the boys a set of tracksuit tops – let’s hope they are lucky for them. Good luck to them in the final and my club of Aghaloo in the Grade 2 final before it.

 

The Errigal Ciaran minor team who will play Ardboe on Saturday.

The Errigal Ciaran minor team who will play Ardboe on Saturday.

 

The Auction Rooms Moy's Eamon McCaffrey sponsors a set of training tops to the Errigal Ciaran minor team. Representing the minor squad are players Ciaran O'Hanlon, Peter Cassidy, Mark Kavanagh and Chea O'Neill.

The Auction Rooms Moy’s Eamon McCaffrey sponsors a set of training tops to the Errigal Ciaran minor team. Representing the minor squad are players Ciaran O’Hanlon, Peter Cassidy, Mark Kavanagh and Chea O’Neill.

 

 

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Clonoe Vs Carrickmore – 2013 Tyrone GAA Senior Club Championship Final

Clonoe became the champions of Tyrone senior football on Sunday with a deserved 6 point win over Carrickmore in Healy Park in front of a 7000 strong crowd.

The Rahillys were odds on favourite to win the game but there were times that the scales could have tipped in favour of Carrickmore, Brian Gormley’s side coming from behind on a number of occasions to level the game but it was Clonoe’s goals goals which secured them the O’Neill Cup – Paul Coney striking in the first half thanks to brilliant work from Connor McAliskey, Danny McNulty hitting the bottom corner seconds into the second half and PJ Lavery scoring a third goal towards the end of the game.

Carrickmore, looking for their first senior title since 2005, had a number of scorers on the day and outscored Clonoe across the 60 minutes 12 scores til 11 but as the saying goes, goals win matches! Carmen battled throughout in true Carrickmore fashion with Conor Gormley leading from the helm supported by Martin Penrose, Mark Donnelly and Paul McAleer but overall they were up against a stronger, hungrier and more superior side.

Full time score; Clonoe 3-08 Carrickmore 0-12.

There won’t be much time for celebrating for Damien Cassidy’s side however as this Sunday there are up against Derry champions Ballinderry in the Ulster club championship tie.

Clonoe O'Rahillys - Tyrone SFC champions of 2013.

Clonoe O’Rahillys – Tyrone SFC champions of 2013.

 

The Carrickmore team line out.

The Carrickmore team line out.

 

The Clonoe senior team.

The Clonoe senior team.

 

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Stephen Mc Nulty and Conor Gormley shake hands before the game with referee Martin Sludden.

Stephen Mc Nulty and Conor Gormley shake hands before the game with referee Martin Sludden.

 

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Clonoe Vs Errigal Ciaran – 2013 Tyrone GAA Senior Club Championship, Semi Final

The final of the Tyrone Senior football club championship was finalised on Sunday evening after Clonoe defeated title holders Errigal Ciaran by 6 points in Dungannon.

A huge crowd turned out to see the high quality spectacle which was nip and tuck for a large part. Both sides exchanged the lead thanks to score from Clonoe’s Danny McNulty, Connor McAliskey and Dwayne Quinn and Errigal’s Davy Harte, Ronan McRory and Ciaran McGinley but a fantastic penalty save from Errigal goalkeeper John Devine prevented Clonoe moving ahead. However minutes later, a rebounded shot of the post dropped down to Paul Coney who struck the back of the net to give Clonoe a 1-06 to 0-06 advantage.

Clonoe opened the scoring right away in the second half and from then they controlled the remainder of the game. Paul Coney, McAliskey, Stephen McNulty and Sean Hughes all added their names to the scoresheet to give them a 9 point lead before Errigal Ciaran captain Peter Harte struck back with a late goal.

Full time score; Clonoe 1-16 Errigal Ciaran 1-10.

Next Sunday’s Tyrone SFC final between Carrickmore and Clonoe is sure to be a great one, a real East Vs West Tyrone battle. Clonoe will be hoping to make an amends for their late defeat to Dromore in the 2011 final while Carrickmore will be hoping to pick their first senior title since 2005. A hard one to call now!

The Errigal Ciaran team line out in Dungannon.

The Errigal Ciaran team line out in Dungannon.

 

Clonoe captain Stephen McNulty and Errigal Ciaran captain Peter Harte along side referee Eamonn McHugh.

Clonoe captain Stephen McNulty and Errigal Ciaran captain Peter Harte along side referee Eamonn McHugh.

 

Danny McNulty and Michaek McRory tussle for the ball.

Danny McNulty and Michaek McRory tussle for the ball.

 

Midfield action from O'Neill Park, Dungannon.

Midfield action from O’Neill Park, Dungannon.

 

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Killeeshil Vs Killyman – 2013 Tyrone GAA Junior Club Championship, Semi Final

Killeeshil have made it to another Tyrone JFC final after their well deserved 4 point win over Killyman in Dungannon on Sunday afternoon.

In a fairly even first half with Killeeshil’s Shane Mallon and Killyman’s Enda Mc Gahan both getting their name on the scoresheets, it was Killeeshil St Mary’s that made the breakthrough in the first half when Eoghan Donaghy struck a well worked goal. Kevin Hughes, Packie McMullan and Shane Mallon continued to add scores onto the board and after a late red card in the Killyman team, Killeeshil cruised into another final.

Seamus McCallan’s side will be hoping to avoid the disappointment of the 2011 final defeat to Derrytresk but they will be very much the underdogs against title favourites Loughmacrory. We’ll know all by the 20th October.

Full time score; Killeeshil 1-11 Killyman 0-10.

Enda McGahan tries to make his way around Kevin Hughes.

Enda McGahan tries to make his way around Kevin Hughes.

 

Kevin Hughes contends the ball in the air.

Kevin Hughes contends the ball in the air.

 

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Carrickmore Vs Moy – 2013 Tyrone GAA Senior Club Championship, Semi Final

Moy made it to their first semi finals of the Tyrone SFC in over 50 years on Saturday and their opponents were one of the title favourites, Carrickmore.

The match took place in sunny conditions in Pomeroy although there was the occasional breeze which made shooting difficult. In a tame enough first half, Carrickmore took in a 4 point lead thanks to a goal on the stroke of HT from Martin Penrose. Moy pulled the game back to a single point with 15 minutes remaining with some tremendous play and shooting from Sean Cavanagh but at the other end of the field Mark Donnelly bagged a second goal for Carmen and Paul McAleer finished the game with a third goal.

Perhaps the final score doesn’t reflect how much of an entertaining game it was but no one could argue with who the better team was.

Full time score: Carrickmore 3-09 Moy 0-09.

Carrickmore are now the first side through to this year’s Tyrone SFC Final, their first final since 2010.

The Carrickmore senior team have made it to their first Tyrone SFC final since 2010.

The Carrickmore senior team have made it to their first Tyrone SFC final since 2010.

 

Moy seniors pictured before the game.

Moy seniors pictured before the game.

 

Captains Tomas McNicholl and Conor Gormley with referee Sean Hurson.

Captains Tomas McNicholl and Conor Gormley with referee Sean Hurson.

 

Philip Jordan stands for the national anthem in Pomeroy.

Philip Jordan stands for the national anthem in Pomeroy.

 

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Clonoe Vs Eglish – 2013 Tyrone GAA Senior Club Championship, Quarter Final

After 3 weeks since their first round Tyrone SFC win over Greencastle, Eglish were up against Clonoe in the quarter finals on Sunday evening in Dungannon.

It was a fairly one sided affair with Clonoe’s nippy forwards of Paul Coney, Danny McNulty and Connor McAliskey creating all sorts of problems in the first half for Eglish. Danny McNulty scored the only goal of the game giving them a 1-09 to 0-04 lead at HT. The second half continued in the same vein as Connor McAliskey added further points for the Rahillys giving them a comprehensive 8 point win.

Full time score; Clonoe 1-17 Eglish 0-12.

Clonoe O'Rahillys are now in the Tyrone SFC and will face Errigal Ciaran this weekend.

Clonoe O’Rahillys are now in the Tyrone SFC and will face Errigal Ciaran this weekend.

 

The Eglish team line out in O'Neill Park, Dungannon.

The Eglish team line out in O’Neill Park, Dungannon.

 

Shane O'Hagan moves away from the Eglish pack.

Shane O’Hagan moves away from the Eglish pack.

 

Paul Coney gets around Eglish goalkeeper Steven Colton.

Paul Coney gets around Eglish goalkeeper Steven Colton.

 

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Stewartstown Vs Brackaville – 2013 Tyrone GAA Intermediate Club Championship, Quarter Final

In Dungannon’s O’Neill Park, Stewartstown Harps took on Brackaville in the quarter finals of the Tyrone IFC on Sunday afternoon.

Both sides would probably admit that they each made a lot of errors and were guilty of poor shooting resulting in a poor enough spectacle for the crowd. Stewartstown were dominant in and around midfield thanks to Peter Armour and Mickey Mulgrew and they lead for whole game with Harps’s Cathal Devlin getting the goal towards the end of the game which ended the contest.

Full time score; Stewartstown 1-11 Brackaville 0-07

Mickey Mulgrew takes on Brackaville's Sean Corr.

Mickey Mulgrew takes on Brackaville’s Sean Corr.

 

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