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Carrickmore Vs Augher – 2014 Tyrone GAA SFC, Quarter Finals

Carrickmore progressed to the semi finals of the Tyrone SFC on Saturday evening after overcoming a valiant effort from Augher in Dunmoyle.

Augher looked to have the result in the bag and were certain to cause a major upset in the championship after 55 minutes when they lead by a single point, however they just fell short of the finish line after Carmen’s experience saw them finish off the game with 2 points to spare. Augher were the better team on the day and could have been further ahead at HT if they took their chances but it’s Carrickmore who progress to the semis next weekend when they meet Ardboe.

Full time score; Carrickmore 0-10 Augher 0-08.

The Carrickmore team line out in Dunmoyle.

The Carrickmore team line out in Dunmoyle.

 

The Augher St Macartans team.

The Augher St Macartans team.

 

Colm McGurk in action for Carrickmore.

Colm McGurk in action for Carrickmore.

 

Martin Penrose scores an early point.

Martin Penrose scores an early point.

 

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Augher St Macartans Vs Clonoe – 2014 Tyrone GAA ACL Division 1

Today Augher took on Tyrone SFC champions Clonoe O’Rahillys in Fr Hackett Park in the fourth round of the Division 1  Tyrone ACL.

Unfortunately it was another defeat for Augher who were up against it from the very start from a very strong Clonoe side. Connor McAliskey scored an early goal for Clonoe and Dan McNulty, Dwayne Quinn, PJ Lavery and Colm Doris added more points. Eleven points down at HT, the second half continued in a similar vain with PJ Lavery bagging a second goal for the Rahillys.

Full time score; Augher 0-03 Clonoe 2-24.

 

The Augher team stand for a minute's silence.

The Augher team stand for a minute’s silence.

 

Clonoe's PJ Lavery on the attack in Fr Hackett Park.

Clonoe’s PJ Lavery on the attack in Fr Hackett Park.

 

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Augher St Macartans Vs Eskra – 2014 Tyrone ACL Division 1

Eskra Emmetts celebrated their very first win in the Tyrone ACL Division 1 with a narrow one point win over Augher in Fr Hackett Park this afternoon.

Augher started well with a goal in the opening 30 seconds from Aidan Cassidy and the home side took a comfortable 4 point lead in with them at HT on a scoreline of 1-07 to 0-06. Eskra however came out with their heads held high and went on a 10 minute scoring spree with scores coming from Peter Hughes, Cormac Arkinson and a Niall Marlow goal to give them the lead. Darragh Kavanagh and Aidan Mc Elroy kept Augher within contention and they levelled on a couple of occasions but the Eskra defence held out in the last few minutes and they picked up their first two league points of the year.

Full time score; Augher 1-11 Eskra 1-12.

Action from Fr Hackett Park between Augher and Eskra.

Action from Fr Hackett Park between Augher and Eskra.

 

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Errigal Ciaran Vs Augher – 2013 Tyrone GAA Senior Club Championship, Quarter Final

Errigal Ciaran took on Augher in the quarter finals of the Tyrone SFC on Wednesday night, just 4 days after defeating Dromore in their first round replay.

Many people thought this quick turnaround could have been to Augher’s advantage but it wasn’t to be as Errigal sweeped the opposition aside in a very one sided game which was at the opposite end of the entertainment scale compared to both Dromore games. Top scorers for Errigal on the night were Ciaran McGinley, Peter Harte and Mark Kavanagh while Augher’s Colly McKenna scored a late consolation goal for them.

Full time score; Errigal Ciaran 4-15 Augher 1-04

Errigal Ciaran will now play the winners of this weekend’s Clonoe Vs Eglish game.

Daire Kavanagh gets space for Augher.

Daire Kavanagh gets space for Augher.

 

Paul Quinn is pulled down on the ball.

Paul Quinn is pulled down on the ball.

 

County player Aidan Cassidy bursts through the defence.

County player Aidan Cassidy bursts through the defence.

 

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GAA Football Stars of the 80s Team

Just before the All Ireland senior football final took place on Sunday, the GAA Stars of the 80s team were recognised and Tyrone had two representatives on the team – Augher’s Eugene McKenna and Ardboe’s Frank McGuigan, two great players of their time.

Here are a few pics of them.

 

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Eugene McKenna from Augher GFC was recognised on Sunday.

 

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Frank McGuigan from Ardboe GFC was recognised.

Frank McGuigan from Ardboe GFC was recognised.

 

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The GAA Stars of the 80s team.

The GAA Stars of the 80s team.

 

Tyrone's two representatives on the Stars of the 80s team.

Tyrone’s two representatives on the Stars of the 80s team.

 

 

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Cookstown Fr Rocks Vs Augher – 2012 Tyrone GAA Intermediate Football Championship

The top Power NI Tyrone club championship double header of the weekend took place at Errigal Ciaran’s home ground of Dunmoyle on Sunday afternoon. The first game saw Cookstown Fr Rocks take on Augher in the first round of the Tyrone Intermediate Championship and although Cookstown were the favourites for the game, nobody could really rule out an upset from Augher.

Both sides exchanged points in the opening 15 minutes but Cookstown found another gear in the last 15 minutes of the half and took a mighty 6 point lead in with them at half time thanks to scores from Owen Mulligan, Shea Mc Garrity, Jason Quinn and Marty Murray. Half time; Cookstown 0-08 Augher 0-02.

Augher started stronger in the second half with 2 points from Jamie Donnelly and Patrick Treanor and then Aidan Mc Elroy struck a goal to cut their 6 point deficit at half time to only 1 point. Sub James Mc Gahan and Shea Mc Garrity scored points to build a wider margin between the sides but another blistering Augher goal, this time from Sean Hackett, levelled the scoreboard. However a determined Cookstown side kept their cool and James Mc Gahan scored 2 injury time points to see them progress to the next round. A great game of championship football to watch and snap! Full time score; Cookstown Fr Rocks 0-14 Augher 2-06.

The Cookstown Fr Rocks team line out in Dunmoyle.

 

The Augher senior team 2012.

 

Shea Mc Garrity had an early goal opportunity for Cookstown.

 

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Ryan Tierney GAA Memorial Tournament

On Sunday I attended the Ryan Tierney Memorial Tournament in Ryan’s home parish of Clogher, Co Tyrone. I knew Ryan since I was 4 years old and played football at his house during the school holidays for many years with his twin brothers Mark and Paul so it was a great shock when I heard of Ryan’s passing 10 years ago after a car accident. Ryan was an active member of Clogher Eire Og GFC and his memory now lives on in the annual minor football tournament set up in his name.

Sunday was a great day for football with temperatures soaring and the sun shining.  Teams from both sides of the border took part in the tournament including Gael Naomh Padraig (made up from players from the Augher and Clogher area), Eglish, Ardboe, Dromore, Loughmacrory, Emyvale, Truagh and Scotstown.

It was a great afternoon of football with Ardboe winning the Ryan Tierney Cup and Scotstown winning the Ryan Tierney Shield (both games AET) and it was also great for me to catch up with some of Ryan’s family again.

Below are some photos from the day.

Michael Lynn, captain of the Ardboe minor team, accepts the Ryan Tierney Memorial Cup from Paul Tierney, Ann Tierney and Ciaran Mc Kenna (Clogher GFC chairman).

 

The Ardboe minor team and management celebrate after winning the Ryan Tierney Cup.

 

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Augher Vs Dungannon (U21 Grade 2 Final)

On Sunday past, Fr Hackett Park in Augher was the venue for the final two games of gaelic football for me in 2011 as the Under 21 Grade 1 and 2 finals double header took place.

It’s been a long year since the first GAA match of 2011 (which took place in very sad circumstances in January when Tyrone met Donegal in Edendork) and since then I have been up and down the country following Tyrone and also the Tyrone clubs so it’s nice to get a month’s break, especially when the temperatures drop down to this low!

The first game on Sunday saw home side Augher take on Dungannon Clarkes. It was very much a game of two contrasting halves as Dungannon played some good football in the first half and should have been further ahead than the 0-07 to 0-05 lead they had at the break.

However, the second half saw a complete turnaround in the game as Augher completely dominated and prevented the Clarkes from scoring at all. Augher on the other hand managed to tally up 3-10 in the second half leaving a final scoreline; Augher 3-15 Dungannon 0-07.

It was a joyous occasion for my neighbouring parish following their defeat in the final last year and the boys thoroughly deserved it.

 

 

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Stewartstown Vs Augher

The Power N.I. Tyrone Intermediate championship quarter finals got under way on Friday night in Healy Park with Stewartstown Harps taking on Augher. The Harps have been on a high the past few weeks following the opening of their clubrooms, their narrow first round championship victory over Gortin and then their youth team won the Ulster Óg Sport title only last weekend.

It was Augher though that made the brighter start taking a 1-01 to 0-00 lead after 5 minutes. But Stewartstown got onto the score board thanks to a goal from the penalty spot by Ryan Devlin and points from Gareth ‘Mannies’ Devlin to give them a 1-5 to 1-2 lead at half time.

The two sides continued to exchange points early in the second half until Stewartstown conceded a penalty in the 49th minute and when Liam Connolly netted from the spot, it gave Augher a slender 2-5 to 1-7 lead. However, this happened to be Augher’s last score of the night as Stewartstown’s Gareth Devlin, Anton Coyle and Peter Armour added further points to ensure went out 1-12 to 2-05 winners.

This game was a test for the Mullaghmoyle boys but one which they overcame comfortably in the end and they will be glad to be the first team through to the Intermediate Championship semi-finals.

Sean Hackett scored something of a wonder-goal in the opening 3 minutes of the game thanks to a wonderful solo display.

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