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Greencastle Vs Eglish – 2015 GAA Tyrone SFC, First Round

Greencastle recorded their first ever win in the Tyrone SFC when they defeated Eglish by the narrowest of margins in a windy Galbally on Sunday afternoon on a scoreline of 2-09 to 1-11.

Below are photos from the match.

The Eglish team line out for the team photo.

The Eglish team line out for the team photo.

 

Greencastle's John Mc Cullagh attacks.

Greencastle’s John Mc Cullagh attacks.

 

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2014 Campa Chormaic Tyrone

Last week I was privileged to help out the terrific Campa Chormaic team and take some photos from one of their hugely successful summer camp days in Donaghmore. As I have said before on my blog, this summer camp is the best out there for teenagers nowadays who want to learn a cupla focal of Irish, play some football, hurling and camogie etc and for those who want to learn how to live in the spirit of the late great Cormac McAnallen.

The Campa Chormaic team also organise the best guests out of all the summer camps in Tyrone and the day I attended was no different when Dublin senior football stars Stephen Cluxton and Johnny Cooper travelled up especially to meet n’greet the 150 children at Donaghmore GFC along with Tyrone’s Joe McMahon…. what a great afternoon’s snapping! Click below for lots of photos.

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The second week’s attendants at Campa Chormaic Tyrone pictured outside St Joseph’s Grammar, Donaghmore.

 

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Eglish Vs Donaghmore – 2014 Tyrone GAA SFC, Round 1

Eglish progressed to the quarter finals of the Tyrone Senior championship on Friday night after defeating Donaghmore St Patricks in Edendork.

In an even first half, both sides went in at HT level on 5 points each following some great long range points from Eglish’s Damien Jordan, Ciaran Colton and Conor McKenna while Matthew McGahan and Niall McKenna struck for Donaghmore. Eglish pulled away from the start of the second half however and never let the lead slip with scores coming from McKenna, Gregory Jordan and Damien Jordan. Eglish were reduced to 14 men towards the end of the game but by then they had the game in the bag and in the last minute of the game Emmett McKenna palmed in a goal for a deserved 7 point Magpies win.

Full time score; Eglish 1-14 Donaghmore 0-10.

The Eglish team line out in Edendork.

The Eglish team line out in Edendork.

 

Matthew Ace in possession of the ball for Donaghmore.

Matthew Ace in possession of the ball for Donaghmore.

 

Damien Jordan shoots from the sideline.

Damien Jordan shoots from the sideline.

 

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Clonoe Vs Eglish – 2013 Tyrone GAA Senior Club Championship, Quarter Final

After 3 weeks since their first round Tyrone SFC win over Greencastle, Eglish were up against Clonoe in the quarter finals on Sunday evening in Dungannon.

It was a fairly one sided affair with Clonoe’s nippy forwards of Paul Coney, Danny McNulty and Connor McAliskey creating all sorts of problems in the first half for Eglish. Danny McNulty scored the only goal of the game giving them a 1-09 to 0-04 lead at HT. The second half continued in the same vein as Connor McAliskey added further points for the Rahillys giving them a comprehensive 8 point win.

Full time score; Clonoe 1-17 Eglish 0-12.

Clonoe O'Rahillys are now in the Tyrone SFC and will face Errigal Ciaran this weekend.

Clonoe O’Rahillys are now in the Tyrone SFC and will face Errigal Ciaran this weekend.

 

The Eglish team line out in O'Neill Park, Dungannon.

The Eglish team line out in O’Neill Park, Dungannon.

 

Shane O'Hagan moves away from the Eglish pack.

Shane O’Hagan moves away from the Eglish pack.

 

Paul Coney gets around Eglish goalkeeper Steven Colton.

Paul Coney gets around Eglish goalkeeper Steven Colton.

 

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Eglish Vs Greencastle – 2013 Tyrone GAA Senior Club Championship, First Round

The Tyrone senior club championship got underway on Friday night in Healy Park, Omagh with the first round tie between Eglish and Greencastle – two clubs that have had mixed fortunes in the league so far this year.

In a quiet first half, neither team shone and after each side hit a few wides they both went in at HT 0-03 apiece.

Eglish moved into a higher gear in the second half however with Brendan Donnelly, Ryan and Conor Mc Kenna and Peter Mc Cann excelling in the attacking third of the field. They were soon rewarded with a goal from Greg Jordan and then a second fisted goal from Damien Jordan. Greencastle did strike a series of late points towards the end of the game but it was Eglish that emerged comfortable winners and they have progressed to the quarter final stages of the senior championship.

Full time score; Eglish 2-10 Greencastle 0-11.

The Greencastle senior team.

The Greencastle senior team.

 

Eglish seniors line out in Healy Park, Omagh.

Eglish seniors line out in Healy Park, Omagh.

 

Eglish's Gregory Jordan keeps moving forward.

Eglish’s Gregory Jordan keeps moving forward.

 

Midfield action from Friday night.

Midfield action from Friday night.

 

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Eglish Vs Errigal Ciaran – 2013 Tyrone GAA ACL Division 1

The second round of league games were played across the county at the weekend and on Sunday evening I attended the Eglish and Errigal Ciaran Division 1 tie. Both teams secured wins in their opening league games 2 weeks ago, Eglish with a big win over Carrickmore and Errigal Ciaran defeating Donaghmore so this was always going to be a close encounter.

Playing with a considerable breeze in the first half, Errigal Ciaran built up a 0-07 to 0-04 lead with scores coming from the boot of Ryan Lynch, Ronan McRory and Shane Hackett but in truth there was very little between the sides. The second half was a very entertaining game with both teams giving 100% and it had a Championship feel about it with some hard tackles going in by both sides. Eglish gradually started pulling back the scoreline with points from Pete McCann and Gregory Jordan while Errigal struggled at times to get the ball into the Eglish half. The turning point in the game came when a stray Errigal Ciaran free out went into the Eglish sub Eugene Daly’s arms and he hit the ball into the net to give them a 2 point lead. The Magpies tried hard to hold onto the lead but a big free from Thomas Canavan in the last couple of minutes of the game levelled the scoreboard and each team went home with a point, a fair result.

Full time score; Eglish 1-07 Errigal Ciaran 1-10.

Ryan McKenna clears up the loose ball for Eglish.

Ryan McKenna clears up the loose ball for Eglish.

 

Ryan Lynch on the attack for Errigal Ciaran.

Ryan Lynch on the attack for Errigal Ciaran.

 

County team mates Aidan McCrory and Ryan Mc Kenna were on opposing sides on Sunday.

County team mates Aidan McCrory and Ryan Mc Kenna were on opposing sides on Sunday.

 

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Stewartstown Vs Eglish – 2012 Tyrone GAA Minor Grade 2 Championship Final

Stewartstown Harps minors completed the double on Saturday when they overcame Eglish in the Tyrone Grade 2 minor championship final in Edendork.

After an open first half, both sides went in level on a scoreline of 1-04 to 0-07 apiece but the second half couldn’t have been more different as only 3 points were scored – Stewartstown having the advantage of 2 points to 1 thus making them the Tyrone Grade 2 minor champions. Well done to them and commiserations to a valiant Eglish team who could also so easily have won it.

Full time score; Stewartstown 0-09 Eglish 1-05.

Below are a mixture of action and post-celebration photos.

 

The Eglish minor team line out in Edendork.

 

The Stewartstown minor team pictured before the game.

 

The Eglish minor team in the team huddle before the game.

 

 

 

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Eglish Vs Trillick – 2012 Tyrone ACL Division 1

You know it’s coming near the end of the GAA year when you need to wear an extra layer of clothes and you’re checking to see if you have brought a pair of gloves and a hat along with everything else for a game. Well Sunday was the first of those days for me…. in a break from the Tyrone Championship football which has been going on the past few weeks, a round of league games were played across the county and it was the perfect opportunity for teams who are fighting relegation or hoping to make the promotion play-offs to gain a couple of points.

I travelled down to Eglish to see their ACL Division 1 tie against Trillick, both these sides were looking to gain points to leave them in a comfortable position for Division 1 football next year. Trillick played with a very strong wind in the first half and made the most of it thanks to an early goal from Richard Donnelly and points from Emmett Mc Fadden, Shane Corry, Niall Gormley and Ritchie Donnelly. Half time score; Eglish 0-04 Trillick 1-08.

Eglish started brightly in the second half and came within 4 points from Trillick only for Niall Gormley to respond and score a wonder goal into the top corner of the Eglish net from a narrow angle. This killed off the Eglish comeback and despite scores from Pete Mc Cann and Ciaran Colton, they could not use the breeze the same way Trillick did in the first half. Liam Donnelly’s side scored a third goal soon afterwards while Peter Mc Cann pulled a goal back for Eglish but by this stage it was too little, too late. Trillick came away with a valuable 2 points which now brings them above Eglish in the Division 1 table for now.

Full time score; Eglish 1-10 Trillick 3-10.

Daire Gallagher shoots for a point for Trillick.

 

Ritchie Donnelly celebrates his first half goal.

 

 

 

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Dromore Vs Eglish – 2012 Tyrone GAA Senior Championship

Dromore started the defence to their 2011 Tyrone Senior Football Championship title with a first round tie against Eglish in Carrickmore. Like last weekend’s Carrickmore Vs Trillick game in Fintona, the light was beginning to fade fast after the 7.30pm throw in so I only stayed for the first half of the game.

Dromore looked to be comfortably ahead at half time with a 1-5 to 0-03 lead over the Magpies with scores coming from Conor O’Neill and Niall Sludden. It took Eglish a considerable time to get their opening score of the game but eventually got up and going with scores from Pete Mc Cann and Gregory Jordan.

I hear the second half was a lot closer affair but Dromore held on for a 2-9 to 1-9 victory and they progress on to meet old adversaries Ardboe in the quarter final.

Eglish GFC senior team.

 

The Dromore senior team.

 

Referee Fergal Ward speaks to team captains Ryan Mc Menamin and Ryan Mc Kenna before the throw in.

 

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Eglish Vs Carrickmore

I returned to the new Páirc Chormaic, Eglish on Sunday evening for the first senior gaelic football fixture to be held there. Eglish faced the difficult tie against Carrickmore who have been playing well this year in Division 1.

The game had a 7.30 pm throw in and the sun was beginning to set over the new field after a glorious day’s sunshine. The Brantry Pipe Band led both teams onto the field and action was soon underway. Carrickmore started very strongly with a well taken Caolan Daly goal but Eglish responded soon after with a goal of their own from Ciaran Colton. Great work from Martin Penrose towards the end of the half resulted in Mark Donnelly flicking the ball into the net to make it; Eglish 1-04 Carrickmore 2-05 at the break.

Eglish continued to play some good football in the second half but Carrickmore were always one step ahead of their counterparts thanks to terrific work rate from their captain Conor Gormley. Eglish came close to adding a couple of goals in the second half but it was to no avail as Carrickmore comfortably won 2-11 to 1-09.

The final result may have tarnished what was the conclusion to a wonderful weekend of events for Eglish GFC but they should be very proud of what they have achieved.

 

The Eglish and Carrickmore teams walk out for the first senior gaelic football match on Páirc Chormaic. I took this on the wide 10mm lens, keeping it low on the ground and shooting into the sun which gave a little bit of flare.

 

Again I shot into the sun for this photo creating a partial silhouette effect of the Eglish players warming up before the game.

 

The Branty Pipe Band led the players onto the field.

 

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