Monthly Archives: September 2014

Coalisland na Fianna 25 Year Jubilee Winning Team

During half time of the Tyrone SFC final, the players from the victorious 1989 winning Coalisland na Fianna team were honoured in Healy Park.

Managed by Brendan Hampsey and Tommy Woods, the team defeated some club called Ballygawley (!!) 1-11 to 0-06 to lift the O’Neill Cup.

Click below for further photos of the presentation.

 

Players and representatives of players from the successful 1989 Coalisland na Fianna O'Neill cup winning team.

Players and representatives of players from the successful 1989 Coalisland na Fianna O’Neill cup winning team.

 

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Tommy Woods shakes hands with his players from 25 years ago.

Tommy Woods shakes hands with his players from 25 years ago.

 

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Omagh St Endas Vs Carrickmore – 2014 Tyrone GAA SFC Final

Omagh St Endas became the champions of Tyrone senior football on Sunday for the first time in 26 years following a one point win over last year’s defeated finalists Carrickmore.

A lot of people, including myself. found it hard to call what way this game was going to go and even when the game started, there was very little between the two sides. Carmen were unlucky not to score a goal in the first half from Niall Loughran when the ball struck the post and then rolled along the line. Paul McAleer scored some fine scores in the first half however for Carrickmore and Omagh struck back too with scores from Ronan O’Neill, Barry Tierney and Jason McAnulla but it was Carrickmore who had the advantage at the break going in 0-08 to 0-06 ahead.

The second half continued like the first with both sides playing it reasonably safe and the chances of a draw were looking more and more likely. Carmen were dealt with the blow of losing Johnnie Munroe to a second yellow card which allowed Omagh to pull it back to a draw but as the clock struck the 60th minute a huge Martin Penrose point put Brian Gormley’s side one point ahead with only injury time remaining. It looked to be all over for St Endas but a long Cathal McCarron ball from the wing found danger-man Ronan O’Neill who somehow managed to tussle his way inside the square and beat goalkeeper Plunkett McCallan to give them a 2 point lead and send Healy Park into eruptions. Carrickmore battled in the final 90 seconds of injury time for a goal but it wasn’t to be as Omagh captain Hugh Gallagher lifted the O’Neill Cup for Omagh for the first time since 1988.

Full time score; Omagh St Endas 1-10 Carrickmore 0-12

Hugh Gallagher leads his team onto the field.

Hugh Gallagher leads his team onto the field.

 

The Omagh St Endas senior team line out in their homeground of Healy Park.

The Omagh St Endas senior team line out in their homeground of Healy Park.

 

Conor Gormley leads the Carmen army onto the pitch.

Conor Gormley leads the Carmen army onto the pitch.

 

The Carrickmore senior team were back for another Tyrone SFC final.

The Carrickmore senior team were back for another Tyrone SFC final.

 

Team captains Conor Gormley and Hugh Gallagher with referee Sean Hurson.

Team captains Conor Gormley and Hugh Gallagher with referee Sean Hurson.

 

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Donaghmore Vs Drumragh – 2014 Tyrone GAA U21 Grade 2 Championship Final

Donaghmore became Tyrone U21 Grade 2 championship winners in the warm-up game to the Tyrone SFC final in Healy Park, Omagh on Sunday.

It took the the St Patricks side mid-way through the second half to see the game off and they could have won it by more if they took their chances but in the end they had a comfortable 9 point margin. Well done to them.

Full time score; Donaghmore 1-11 Drumragh 0-05.

Here are a few pics from the game.

 

The victorious Donaghmore U21 team.

The victorious Donaghmore U21 team.

 

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St Macartans Vs Carrickmore – 2014 Tyrone Ladies GAA SFC Final

St Macartans became the senior ladies champions of Tyrone after a narrow 1 point victory over Carrickmore in Killyclogher on Sunday evening.

Played in a lovely September’s evening, the two power-houses of ladies football in Tyrone served a fantastic game in front of a large crowd. Although the scores during the 60 minutes of football were few and far between, there was plenty of drama on the field as both sides had the lead at different stages in the game. There were some fantastic performances in the St Macartans team including the McQuaid sisters, Joline, Maria and Cathy Donnelly, Maura McMenamin, Rebekah McCaughey and their goalkeeper Niamh McKenna who undoubtedly kept them in the game in the first half.

Carmen had an equal amount of talent too with players like Gemma Begley, Lynette McShane, Kathy McAleer and Dearbhla McCallan. Perhaps the Carrickmore girls could have felt that they could have scored four or five goals during the course of the game but it wasn’t to be their day as a late St Macartans comeback in the final 5 minutes saw Joline Donnelly and Niamh McGirr tie the game for the Clogher valley side and as a draw looked imminent, forward Colleen McQuaid kicked over a late free to give the club a one point victory much to their delight.

Full time score; St Macartans 0-09 Carrickmore 1-05.

Well done to them and good luck in the Ulster series.

The Carrickmore ladies senior team.

The Carrickmore ladies senior team.

 

The St Macartans ladies senior team line out in Killyclogher.

The St Macartans ladies senior team line out in Killyclogher.

 

The team captains Aideen Loughran and Shauna McQuaid line out with the officials.

The team captains Aideen Loughran and Shauna McQuaid line out with the officials.

 

Katriona McQuaid looks for help.

Katriona McQuaid looks for help.

 

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