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Trillick Vs Derrylaughan – 2014 Tyrone GAA IFC, Quarter Final

The Tyrone Championship resumed again this weekend and on Sunday evening I attended the Intermediate championship QF game between Trillick and Derrylaughan in Carrickmore.

Played at a relative slow pace for a championship game, Trillick held the lead throughout the match and never looked like letting the game slip from them even after Derrylaughan bagged a Ciaran Gervin goal in the first half. Mattie Donnelly, Niall Gormley and Lee Brennan were Trillick’s three major danger men up front who racked up the majority of the scores which saw them progress into the Tyrone IFC semi finals in a couple of weeks time.

Full time score; Trillick 0-15 Derrylaughan 1-06.

The Derrylaughan Kevin Barrys senior team.

The Derrylaughan Kevin Barrys senior team.

 

The Trillick senior team line out in Carrickmore.

The Trillick senior team line out in Carrickmore.

 

Benny Quinn charges up the field for Derrylaughan.

Benny Quinn charges up the field for Derrylaughan. 

 

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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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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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Killyclogher Vs Derrylaughan – 2012 Tyrone GAA Senior Championship, Quarter Final

Killyclogher have reached the Power NI Tyrone SFC semi-finals after defeating Derrylaughan Kevin Barry’s 0-11 to 0-08 in the second of Friday night’s double header at Healy Park.

Derrylaughan were left to rue some missed opportunities in the first half that would have left them closer to their opponents at the break and only managed to score 2 points in the opening 30 minutes. Killyclogher on the other hand notched up scores in the opening half from Simon O’Neill, Mark Bradley and Leo Meenan to make it 0-07 to 0-02 at the break.

Both sides were guilty of very poor passing and play in the second half which didn’t make for a high entertainment rating overall in the game. Killyclogher perhaps made more of a meal of the game that they needed to in the second period and let Derrylaughan within 2 points from them after scores from Fergal Mc Aliskey and Shea Coney. Derrylaughan could even have levelled the game if it hadn’t had been for a brilliant save from Killyclogher goalie Mark O’Kane but they managed to hold and points from Simon O’Neill meant they are the first club to reach the 2012 Tyrone SFC semi-finals.

Full time score; Killyclogher 0-11 Derrylaughan 0-08.

Killyclogher St Mary’s senior team line out in Healy Park.

 

The Derrylaughan Kevin Barrys senior team.

 

 

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Edendork Vs Derrylaughan

The second round of Tyrone ACL games took place at the weekend and I went to the Division 1 encounter between Edendork and Derrylaughan.

Edendork got off to a strong start when Harry Og Conlon scored a goal in the opening 30 seconds and Stephen Gervin added a second goal before half time to go in with a comfortable 2-03 to 0-02 lead over Derrylaughan Kevin Barrys.

A rejuvenated Derrylaughan side came out in the second half and a few points in quick succession in the opening 5 minutes saw them reduce the Dork lead to 3 points. The decision making of referee Martin Sludden clearly added to Edendork’s frustration as Derrylaughan continued to add scores from free kicks and then level the scoreline. Two red cards later and a growing sense of confidence amongst the Loughshore men saw them take the lead and then eventually win on a scoreline of 2-07 to 0-15.

It’s back to the county scene next weekend for me hopefully as Tyrone play Kildare in the NFL Division 2 final in Croker!!

Ciaran Gervin leaps into action for Derrylaughan.

 

James Kennedy gets away with a handling error in the first half in his goal mouth.

 

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Clonoe Vs Derrylaughan

There was a large crowd at O’Neill Park, Dungannon on Saturday afternoon to see the first Tyrone SFC semi-final. Loughshore neighbours Clonoe and Derrylaughan were competing for a place in the final in 2 weeks time. It was a damp, dullish evening over Dungannon and the pitch was very wet in places. There was a strong breeze blowing too as the players only knew too well with many shots stopping in mid air and falling directly down again into the square or shots blowing hopelessly wide depending on the direction of the wind.

As most people (and pundits) expected, Clonoe dominated most of the game and went in leading 0-09 to 0-01 at half time with scores coming from Stephen Mc Nulty, Colm Donnelly and Conor Mc Aliskey.

The O’Rahilly’s only had a momentary scare at the start of the second half when ¬†Derrylaughan struck the back of the net thanks to Ciaran Quinn, hence reducing the deficit to 5 points. But that was to be the closest the neighbours got to each other as from there on in Damien Cassidy’s men regained full control of the game and went onto win 1-13 t0 1-03.

Last year’s Tyrone Intermediate champions Derrylaughan have to be applauded for making it this far in the championship as many big scalps have already rolled before them. Clonoe however can now look forward to repeating the success of 2008 and bringing back the O’Neill Cup to the parish.

Derrylaughan Kevin Barry's line out in front of the Dessie Slater Stand at O'Neill Park, Dungannon.

 

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Derrylaughan Vs Moortown

The second game at Coalisland on Saturday was disappointing compared to the thriller that preceded it. Loughshore neighbours, Derrylaughan Kevin Barrys and Moortown, took each other on in the N.I. Power Tyrone Senior Championship quarter final in front of a healthy crowd.

In the first half, I felt there was an overall lack of intensity that one would expect from a senior championship game. Both teams exchanged scores and it was Moortown that went in 0-07 to 0-05 up at half time.

The second half was better thankfully. Colm Robinson, Ciaran Quinn and Kevin Coary scored 1-4 between them in the opening 10 minutes and Derrylaughan went 1-08 to 0-07 up. Moortown were shellshocked! Derrylaughan added further scores to go 6 points ahead and it was only a late goal from Moortown’s Peter Devlin that gave them a chance to get back into the lead. However, they couldn’t build on this and although Moortown searched for another goal deep into injury time, Derrylaughan held on for a 1-13 to 1-10 victory and a semi-final tie against the winners of this weekend’s Carrickmore Vs Clonoe replay.

Ciaran Quinn gets a shot in at the Moortown goals in the first half.

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