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Derrytresk Vs Pomeroy – 2015 GAA Tyrone IFC, First Round

Derrytresk gave one of the shocks of the weekend in the opening round of the Tyrone IFC on Sunday afternoon in Galbally when they recorded a fully deserved 2-07 to 0-09 win over Pomeroy Plunketts.

Below are some photos from the game.

 

Frank Burns shoots for a point for Pomeroy.

Frank Burns shoots for a point for Pomeroy.

 

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Rock Vs Derrytresk – 2014 Tyrone GAA Junior Football Championship Final (Replay)

Following 120 minutes of football between two games, Rock overcame a valiant challenge from Derrytresk to become the Tyrone Junior champions and seal the double in Fr Campbell Park, Coalisland on Sunday evening in what was another great game of football.

Played in a very sporting yet physical manner, both teams gave it their all and there was very little between the sides the whole way throughout the game. Rock started strongly, similarly to last Sunday, with scores from Martin and Conor McCreesh to put them 0-05 to 0-02 ahead. However, Derrytresk soon found their form and on either side of HT they added scores from the boot of Mickey Rea, Caolan Corr, Cathal O’Neill and Joe McKee to give them a 0-08 to 0-05 lead. The boys from ‘The Hill’ looked comfortable at this stage. But a brave fisted goal from Rock’s Michael McElduff levelled the game for the Rock and Derrytresk soon found themselves down to 14 men after Ronan O’Neill was sent off for an off the ball incident. The tide had now turned in favour of Rock. Derrytresk had chances to snatch a late win but as the game looked to be heading into a period of extra time, a stray ball in the fifth minute of injury time found Rock’s Conor McCreesh who made no mistake and slammed it into the net for the final score of the game and a 4 point win for An Carraig.

 Full time score; Rock 2-08 Derrytresk 0-10

 

The Derrytresk team line out in Fr Campbell Park.

The Derrytresk team line out in Fr Campbell Park.

 

The Rock team line out in Coalisland.

The Rock team line out in Coalisland.

 

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Rock Vs Derrytresk – 2014 Tyrone GAA Junior Football Championship Final

Derrytresk and Rock served up a great game of football in the Tyrone JFC final on Sunday in Healy Park in a game that finished all square.

Rock started the brightest and playing with the strong breeze, they lead by 4 points to no score until the 25th minute when Derrytresk scored their first point with a free from Joe McKee. Aidan McGarrity and Enda McWilliams added further scores for Rock before Derrytresk added two more before half time to make it 0-06 to 0-03.

The second half continued in a similar vein to the first but with Derrytresk playing with the breeze this time it was the men from the Hill who were notching scores on the board, a total of five in a row to take a 0-08 to 0-07 lead. Rock did find an equalising score and although both sides had the chance to win it in the closing 5 minutes, a draw was probably the fairest result in what was a very entertaining game of football. We’ll have to wait until next weekend to see who the junior champions of Tyrone will be.

Full time score; Rock 0-09 Derrytresk 0-09.

Rock line out in Healy Park.

Rock line out in Healy Park.

 

Team captains Aidan Gervin and Joe McKee with referee Shane Meehan.

Team captains Aidan Gervin and Joe McKee with referee Shane Meehan.

 

Diarmuid Carroll in an early attack for Rock.

Diarmuid Carroll in an early attack for Rock.

 

Aidan McGarrity scores an early point.

Aidan McGarrity scores an early point.

 

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Rock Vs Derrytresk – 2013 Tyrone GAA Intermediate Club Championship, First Round

The first Tyrone championship tie on Sunday took place in Dunmoyle when Rock played Derrytresk in the Tyrone Intermediate club championship.

Conditions were very windy but fortunately dry but it had a major impact on the quality of the game. Rock played with the breeze in the first half and made the most of it with points coming from Diarmuid Carroll and Conor Mc Creesh allowing them to take a 0-06 to 0-01 lead in at HT.

In the second half, Derrytresk played with the breeze but failed to use it to the same advantage. Niall Gavin hit an early point for Derrytresk but Rock kept battling too with scores coming from Aidan Mc Garrity and Mc Creesh. In the end, Rock proved too strong in around midfield and it’s Paudge Quinn’s side who progress to the quarters.

Full time score; Rock 0-09 Derrytresk 0-03.

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Eamon Ward attacks for Rock.

Eamon Ward attacks for Rock.

 

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Stewartstown Vs Derrytresk

Stewartstown Harps took on newly promoted neighbours Derrytresk on Sunday in a game that many thought would be a no-contest in favour of the home side. However, the boys from The Hill pulled off a surprise result in an entertaining game of football.

Predictably, Stewartstown made a strong start with Gareth Devlin notching up a couple of points in the opening few minutes. Derrytresk came back with a few points of their own from Niall Gavin and Joe Mc Kee and led 0-04 to 0-03 but another scoring spree from Gareth Devlin, Cathal Devlin and Peter Armour put the Harps in a comfortable 0-09 to 0-05 lead.  Disaster soon struck for the home side before half time when referee Martin Sludden gave Stewartstown’s Mannies Devlin a straight red card for kicking, a harsh decision that caused temperatures to boil from both teams.

One man down, Stewartstown still had a 4 point lead at the break but  Niall Gavin soon reduced this as his mostly accurate free kicks reduced their lead to one point. Martin Sludden was soon writing again when a high tackle from Derrytresk’s Seamus O’Neill saw him getting a straight red card too. With 10 minutes remaining Stewartstown were hanging onto a 0-13 to 0-11 lead. The Harps looked to be holding onto the slender victory in injury time when a dubious 45 was awarded to Derrytresk by Martin Sludden. Joe Mc Kee stepped up and took it off the ground and somehow…. nearly in slow motion…. the ball sailed into the Stewartstown net to give them a goal and seal their first victory in Division 2 football. Full Time score; Stewartstown 0-14 Derrytresk 1-13.

Stewartstown's Gareth Devlin circles Derrytresk's Kevin Campbell to score a point in the opening few minutes.

 

Peter Armour makes gains for the Harps.

 

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Derrytresk Vs Cremartin

Derrytresk topped their recent Tyrone Junior Championship success just over a month ago by becoming the 2011 Ulster Junior football champions at the Athletic Grounds, Armagh on Sunday. Derrytresk followed the footsteps of Rock GFC and Greencastle GFC to become the third Tyrone team in recent years to lift the Paul Kerr Cup. This is an incredible achievement for “Tyrone’s smallest gaelic football club” and now they are only two games away from becoming the All-Ireland junior football champions!

Conditions in Athletic Grounds were almost perfect and although there was a slight chill in the air, it was a sunny and pleasant afternoon for an afternoon of football.

The first half was generally a poor game of football with both team’s passing leaving a lot to be desired. Derrytresk found it difficult to get into a flow and were guilty of some poor kicking in front of the posts. Cremartin took advantage of this and after 25 minutes went 0-04 to 0-02 ahead. However, the tide turned for Derrytresk at the end of the half when Caolan Corr slotted the ball into the corner of the net to leave it level. At the end of the 30 minutes, referee Gregory Walsh sent off Cremartin’s Neil Flanagan following a double booking.

The second half was similar to the first…. Derrytresk went through a lengthy 10 minute spell when they kicked numerous scoreable frees wide while Cremartin converted the chances they had to go ahead by 2 points after 50 minutes. But just like the first half, a sensational solo effort from Mickey Rea resulted in him curling the ball around the Cremartin goalkeeper to put Derrytresk 1 point ahead. Niall Galvin added another point and the boys from ‘the Hill’ managed to hold their nerves in injury time for a slender 2-05 to 0-10 win.

Most will agree that it wasn’t Derrytresk’s finest 60 minutes of football of the year but that doesn’t matter as they are now the Ulster Junior champions of 2011!

 

Derrytresk line out on a sunny afternoon in Morgan Athletic Grounds, Armagh.

 

Kevin Quinn challenges for the ball early in the game.

 

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Derrytresk Vs Killeeshil

The Power N.I. Junior Championship final took place at Healy Park, Omagh on Sunday between Division 3 league champions Killeeshil and Derrytresk. I hadn’t seen Derrytresk all year before this but I heard that they were a formidable team and after knocking out Dungannon Clarkes earlier in the year, they were serious contenders. A lot of pundits fancied them too after teamtalkmag.com held a straw-poll last week … out of the 16 Tyrone GAA ‘experts’ that were asked across the county, an amazing 15 went for Derrytresk to lift the Junior Cup!

It was a lovely clear day for Sunday’s game and Healy Park was in perfect condition for the first of the two games.  From the very outset, Derrytresk’s passing and control of the ball was first class and you could tell that Killeeshil were slightly overcome with how organised and slick Derrytresk were in moving the ball forward and rarely giving it away.

Derrytresk went 3 points up in the opening 10 minutes but Killeeshil had their chance to equalise when Aaron Mc Kenna was brought down in the square… however Packie Mc Mullan’s penalty was saved and Mickey Rea and Niall Gavin added more points for Derrytresk leaving them 0-07 to 0-03 up at half time.

Killeeshil knew they failed to show up in the first half and they started reasonably brightly in the second half with Gary Reilly and Shane Mallon adding scores cutting the deficit to 3 points again. Killeeshil tried to move forward in search for a goal but The Hill’s full back and half-back line continued to clean up possession and move it out of danger. The clock ticked down however and further points were added by Niall Gavin to conclude the game on a final scoreline of 0-15 to 0-09.

Derrytresk fully merited the title and it was a great achievement for the club who picked up their first piece of silverware in over 50 years.

Killeeshil and Derrytresk captains, Kieran Magill and Cathal O'Neill, shake hands for the pre-match photo.

 

Rory Mc Cann tries to move the ball forward for Killeeshil.

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