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Trillick Vs Coalisland – 2015 Tyrone GAA SFC, Semi Final

Trillick became the second time to book their place in this year’s Tyrone SFC final after a comprehensive win over Coalisland in Pomeroy on Sunday evening. It was a very impressive performance from the Trillick players with their county men really leading from the front.

This will be their second championship final in 12 months after reaching the Intermediate final last October which is quite a feat.

Full time score; Trillick 0-13 Coalisland 0-05.

 

The Trillick team before the throw in.

The Trillick team before the throw in.

 

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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.

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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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Carrickmore Vs Coalisland – 2013 Tyrone GAA Senior Club Championship, Quarter Final

Seven days after they played their opening game of the Tyrone SFC against Cookstown Fr Rocks, Carrickmore were in action again in Healy Park against Coalisland na Fianna who enjoyed an easy opening round victory over Derrylaughan two weeks ago. This tie was a repeat of the 2009 Tyrone SFC final tie in which Coalisland eased to victory but that was 4 years ago and both sides have changed a fair bit since then.

Carrickmore started strongly and a quick free kick in the opening 15 minutes found Martin Penrose who was able to take the ball around the Coalisland goalkeeper and hit the back of the net. A huge error between the Coalisland defence and goalie resulted in a second Carrickmore goal when Conor Gormley slapped down Johnny Curran’s attempted clearance and fisted the ball into the net. Coalisland had the chance to narrow the gap before HT but Plunkett Kane’s penalty strike was saved by Oz Mc Callan. At half time, Carmen were comfortably ahead 2-04 to 0-03.

The second half saw the introduction of Coalisland’s Stephen Mc Nally who caused huge problems in the Carmen defence and a Coalisland goal came 2 minutes into the half. The Fianna continued to press and added on a couple more points and then referee Martin Sludden awarded another Coalisland penalty – this time Gerard Toner converted the spot kick to leave it 2-05 apiece. As the minutes counted down, it looked as if the game may be heading to a replay but Carmen added 2 points either side of injury time from Martin Penrose and Caolan Daly to claim the victory….. a brilliant come back from Coalisland but they left themselves with a little too much work to do especially after losing a man in the first half to a straight red card offence.

Full time score; Carrickmore 2-08 Coalisland 2-06.

Carrickmore have progressed to this year's Tyrone SFC semi finals.

Carrickmore have progressed to this year’s Tyrone SFC semi finals.

 

The Coalisland na Fianna senior team line out.

The Coalisland na Fianna senior team line out.

 

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Louis O'Neill keeps hold of Carrickmore's Martin Penrose.

Louis O’Neill keeps hold of Carrickmore’s Martin Penrose.

 

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Coalisland Vs Derrylaughan – 2013 Tyrone GAA Senior Club Championship, First Round

In the last game of the weekend, Coalisland took on neighbours Derrylaughan in the first round of the Tyrone Senior club championship also in Edendork.

Derrylaughan have had a difficult league campaign so far this year in Division 1 and a defeat in this game would definitely have meant relegation to Division 2 football next year. As a result, not many people were giving them much of a chance against Coalisland na Fianna – one of the fore runners for the O’Neill Cup.

Despite that, Kevin Barrys gave Coalisland a decent game in the first half and were very unlucky not to have had scored at least 2 goals only for the quick reactions of Coalisland goalkeeper Johnny Curran. Coalisland did hit the back of the net though in the first half with a strike form Brian Toner. At the break there were only 2 points in it….. Coalisland 1-04 Derrylaughan 0-05.

The game quickly ended as a contest early in the second half when Coalisland struck further goals and points to inflict further misery onto Derrylaughan.

Full time score; Coalisland 4-12 Derrylaughan 0-08.

Peter Donnelly takes a warm up drill with the Coalisland team before the game.

Peter Donnelly takes a warm up drill with the Coalisland team before the game.

 

Derrylaughan Kevin Barrys will now be playing Intermediate football next year.

Derrylaughan Kevin Barrys will now be playing Intermediate football next year.

 

Eoghain Carberry in possession of the ball for Coalisland.

Eoghain Carberry in possession of the ball for Coalisland.

 

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Coalisland Vs Moy – 2013 Tyrone GAA ACL Division 1

Last weekend the Tyrone ACL resumed after all the county action and I attended the Coalisland Vs Moy Division 1 game.

It was a tight game throughout and it was Moy who had the upper hand at half time taking in a 0-05 to 1-04 lead with the advantage of the breeze. The second half continued in the same vain but an unfortunate goal keeping error from Moy resulted in the Fianna scoring a goal to take the lead which they then never let slip.

Full time score; Coalisland 1-10 Moy 1-07.

The Moy team line out before the game.

The Moy team line out before the game.

 

Coalisland na Fianna senior team.

Coalisland na Fianna senior team.

 

Eunan Deeney in action for Moy.

Eunan Deeney in action for Moy.

 

Colm Cavanagh is pulled down.

Colm Cavanagh is pulled down.

 

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Derrylaughan Vs Coalisland – 2013 Tyrone GAA ACL Division 1

The Tyrone ACL Division 1 tie between Derrylaughan and Coalisland took place on Sunday evening at the Loughshore.

The game, played in very blustery and often wet conditions, was a poor enough contest with Coalisland’s Paddy Mc Niece, Stephen Mc Nally and Brian Toner creating problems for the Kevin Barrys from the start of the game. The Fianna went in at the break 4 points ahead and this lead increased further in the second half to leave it a 11 point win for Coalisland.

Full time score; Derrylaughan 1-09 Coalisland 3-14

Stephen Mc Nally keeps the ball away from Derrylaughan's Mark Robinson.

Stephen Mc Nally keeps the ball away from Derrylaughan’s Mark Robinson.

 

Brian Toner shoots for Coalisland.

Brian Toner shoots for Coalisland.

 

Patrick O’Farrell in action for the Fianna.

 

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Coalisland Vs Greencastle – 2012 Tyrone GAA Senior Championship

The second game in Dungannon on Sunday was the Tyrone Senior Club Championship tie between Coalisland Fianna and Greencastle. Many people have been tipping Coalisland for favourites to lift the O’Neill Cup this year but this meant very little to a determined and gritty Greencastle side I’m sure.

Both sides exchanged points in the first half with John Mc Cullagh and Mark Carson scored for Greencastle whilst Eoghan Carberry and Paddy Mc Niece split the posts for the Fianna to leave it 0-06 all at HT.

Greencastle’s Sean Warnock scored a point at the beginning of the second half to give them a one point lead but again this was cancelled out by Paddy Mc Niece and then Plunkett Kane. The real breakthrough of the game came in the second half when Paddy Mc Niece scored the only goal of the game and this gave Coalisland a 5 point cushion. The bite soon left the game as Peter Herron and Damian O’Hagan’s side won on a full time score of …… Coalisland 1-12 Greencastle 0-10.

 

Stephen Mc Nally shoots for Coalisland Fianna.

 

Midfield action from O’Neill Park, Dungannon.

 

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Coalisland Vs Dromore (Reserves)

Saturday saw the Tyrone Senior reserve championship final take place in Galbally between Coalisland na Fianna and Dromore. The weather on Saturday was pretty awful with constant rain that was blowing across the field and into my lens covering the glass which obviously doesn’t make great photos – you can see how grey of a day it was from the pictures below.

Due to the colour clash of the two teams, Coalisland kept their traditional blue jerseys while Dromore kitted out in their ‘away’ yellow kit. A Fianna supporter told me that their senior reserves  form hadn’t been great all year but they did make it to the final.

Dromore took a commanding lead in the first half and went in 2-05 to 0-06 at half time. It was a poor second half, made no better by the conditions, and there were few scores. Dromore held onto their lead and became Senior Reserve champions 2011 on a final scoreline of 2-08 to 0-09.

Can their senior team do the same next weekend!?

Below are a few photos from the game.

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Coalisland Vs Omagh

A large crowd braved the autumnal elements on Sunday evening in Dunmoyle to see Coalisland na Fianna take on Omagh St. Endas in the quarter final of the Tyrone SFC.

Omagh started terrifically with a well worked move from Ronan O’Neill which ended in a goal from Cathal Mc Carron inside the first 2 minutes.  Paddy Mc Niece and Eoghan Carberry soon added points for Coalisland and Conor Clarke picked up two points of his own for Omagh to leave the half time score; Omagh 1-03 Coalisland 0-04.

As the light fell in the second half and the wind continued to howl, Coalisland made the brighter start following points from Brian Toner and Stephen Mc Nally but they were dealt a blow when team captain, Peter Donnelly, was sent off for an off the ball incident. Ronan O’Neill continued to get more scores on the board for Omagh but a Paddy Mc Niece free kick deep into injury time  levelled the sides 0-10 to 1-07 and resulted in yet another drawn Championship game this weekend.

Omagh's Hugh Gallagher and Coalisland's Peter Donnelly shake hands before the throw-in.

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Coalisland Vs Killyclogher

In the second game on Friday night, reigning Tyrone senior champions Coalisland took on Killyclogher…. a relatively straight forward tie for na Fianna but they were made to work for their victory.

A large crowd had gathered into Healy Park for this tie and the temperature was starting to drop as the sun set after the 8.30pm throw-in…… the summer is definitely on the way out (but was it ever here in the first place!?).

Killyclogher played impressively in the opening half and Coalisland were frustrated by their poor decision making and shooting and it was the boys from the west of Tyrone that went in 0-07 to 0-05 up at half time.

This continued in the opening 10 minutes of the second half  as Killyclogher added to the scoreboard and were 0-09 to 0-07 up but the current champions showed their potential and turned it around thanks to a scoring display of 0-08 from Fianna’s Paddy Mc Niece. Killyclogher never got a hold of the game from here on in and the game ended 0-16 to 0-11 to current champions Coalisland.

 

Coalisland na Fianna huddle together before the throw in with manager Damian O'Hagan pictured far right.

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