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Clonoe O’Rahillys Vs Errigal Ciaran – 2014 Tyrone GAA SFC, Round 1

Clonoe are through to the Tyrone SFC quarter finals after an epic first round tie against Errigal Ciaran on Friday night in Edendork.

In a repeat of last year’s Tyrone SFC semi-final, Clonoe started the brightest and burst into a 0-06 to 0-01 lead with points coming from the boot of Paul Coney, Dan McNulty, Connor McAliskey and Patrick Doris. Errigal were stunned and they also had to deal with the loss of one of their main attackers, Ciaran McGinley who received the dreaded black card from referee Martin Sludden 10 minutes into the game. However that TOWIE spirit came to life and for the last 15 minutes of the half, Errigal cut the lead back to a single point after points from McDermott, Peter Harte and Darren Canavan. Clonoe were dealt their own bit of bad luck when they too lost Colm Doris before HT after a high challenge but this time Sludden showed a red card.

As the light faded in Edendork, the temperature on the field just got higher and higher. The loss of Doris in midfield was huge for Clonoe and Errigal capitalised on it in terms of winning ball and possession but unfortunately not on sticking the ball between the posts. I think there were in the region of 14 wides for Errigal Ciaran throughout the game and despite taking the lead for the first time in the game with 6 minutes to go with a Tommy Canavan point, the inevitable happened and Clonoe’s Ryan T. O’Neill responded straight after with a well taken goal to give them a 2 point lead that they never let slip.

There were a few ugly scenes after the final whistle in which two more players were shown a red card but all in all this was one of the best Tyrone club championship games I’ve been to in a few years and this was only the first round! Certainly would beat most county matches for intensity and drama.

Full time score; Clonoe 1-10 Errigal Ciaran 0-10.

The Clonoe O'Rahillys senior team for 2014.

The Clonoe O’Rahillys senior team for 2014.

 

The Errigal Ciaran team line out in Edendork.

The Errigal Ciaran team line out in Edendork.

 

Stephen McNulty is tackled on the ground early in the game.

Stephen McNulty is tackled on the ground early in the game.

 

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Carrickmore Vs Errigal Ciaran – 2014 Tyrone GAA ACL Division 1

Errigal Ciaran continued their good run of form with a fine 10 win over Carrickmore on Sunday in St Colmcille’s Park.

In the final league game before the start of the Ulster championship next weekend and then the Tyrone Senior football championship in less than 2 weeks, it will lift the confidence of the Ballygawley men as they face a difficult first round tie against county champions Clonoe.

Errigal Ciaran led for most of the game and despite a Johnny Monroe goal in the second half for Carrickmore which pulled the game close to level, Damian McDermott struck back with a penalty and then Pio McDermott hit another goal to end the game as a contest. Last year’s league champions Carrickmore have a lot of ground to make up this with only 2 points from a possible 10 but I’m sure they will hit form too when they meet Eskra in the first round of the championship.

Full time score; Carrickmore 1-08 Errigal Ciaran 2-15

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John Kelly soars into the air for Errigal Ciaran.

John Kelly soars into the air for Errigal Ciaran.

 

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Errigal Ciaran Minor Team Sponsorship

Looking ahead to this Saturday, Errigal Ciaran minors will take on Ardboe in the Tyrone Minor Grade 1 championship final in Dungannon.

Errigal business man Eamon McCaffrey (The Auction Rooms, Moy) sponsored the boys a set of tracksuit tops – let’s hope they are lucky for them. Good luck to them in the final and my club of Aghaloo in the Grade 2 final before it.

 

The Errigal Ciaran minor team who will play Ardboe on Saturday.

The Errigal Ciaran minor team who will play Ardboe on Saturday.

 

The Auction Rooms Moy's Eamon McCaffrey sponsors a set of training tops to the Errigal Ciaran minor team. Representing the minor squad are players Ciaran O'Hanlon, Peter Cassidy, Mark Kavanagh and Chea O'Neill.

The Auction Rooms Moy’s Eamon McCaffrey sponsors a set of training tops to the Errigal Ciaran minor team. Representing the minor squad are players Ciaran O’Hanlon, Peter Cassidy, Mark Kavanagh and Chea O’Neill.

 

 

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Clonoe Vs Errigal Ciaran – 2013 Tyrone GAA Senior Club Championship, Semi Final

The final of the Tyrone Senior football club championship was finalised on Sunday evening after Clonoe defeated title holders Errigal Ciaran by 6 points in Dungannon.

A huge crowd turned out to see the high quality spectacle which was nip and tuck for a large part. Both sides exchanged the lead thanks to score from Clonoe’s Danny McNulty, Connor McAliskey and Dwayne Quinn and Errigal’s Davy Harte, Ronan McRory and Ciaran McGinley but a fantastic penalty save from Errigal goalkeeper John Devine prevented Clonoe moving ahead. However minutes later, a rebounded shot of the post dropped down to Paul Coney who struck the back of the net to give Clonoe a 1-06 to 0-06 advantage.

Clonoe opened the scoring right away in the second half and from then they controlled the remainder of the game. Paul Coney, McAliskey, Stephen McNulty and Sean Hughes all added their names to the scoresheet to give them a 9 point lead before Errigal Ciaran captain Peter Harte struck back with a late goal.

Full time score; Clonoe 1-16 Errigal Ciaran 1-10.

Next Sunday’s Tyrone SFC final between Carrickmore and Clonoe is sure to be a great one, a real East Vs West Tyrone battle. Clonoe will be hoping to make an amends for their late defeat to Dromore in the 2011 final while Carrickmore will be hoping to pick their first senior title since 2005. A hard one to call now!

The Errigal Ciaran team line out in Dungannon.

The Errigal Ciaran team line out in Dungannon.

 

Clonoe captain Stephen McNulty and Errigal Ciaran captain Peter Harte along side referee Eamonn McHugh.

Clonoe captain Stephen McNulty and Errigal Ciaran captain Peter Harte along side referee Eamonn McHugh.

 

Danny McNulty and Michaek McRory tussle for the ball.

Danny McNulty and Michaek McRory tussle for the ball.

 

Midfield action from O'Neill Park, Dungannon.

Midfield action from O’Neill Park, Dungannon.

 

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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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Errigal Ciaran Vs Dromore – 2013 Tyrone GAA Senior Club Championship, First Round Replay

Errigal Ciaran and Dromore served another fantastic game of football on Saturday afternoon in their Tyrone SFC first round replay in front of another great crowd in Carrickmore.

Ronan Mc Guckin’s defied the sceptics and put in another brilliant performance with Shane Hackett, Ronan McRory, Eoin Quinn, Paul Quinn and Sean McKenna all putting in fine performances to name a few but this really was a team effort again. The first half was a very similar affair to last weekend except this time round the sides were both level at 0-05 each at HT.

Dromore got a massive boost in confidence when Ryan O’Neill scored a goal in the opening seconds of the second half to give them the lead but minutes later Mark Kavanagh scrambled the ball into the net past Peter Ward to tie the game again. Damien McDermott came off the bench to score a couple more points and Ronan McRory sealed the game for Errigal as Dromore were reduced to 14 men following the sending off of Eoin McCusker.

It’s no let up for Errigal Ciaran though as they are back in action on Wednesday night taking on Augher in the quarter finals.

Full time score; Errigal Ciaran 1-13 Dromore 1-09.

Dromore captain Ryan McMenamin, referee Cathal O'Hagan and Errigal Ciaran captain Peter Harte.

Dromore captain Ryan McMenamin, referee Cathal O’Hagan and Errigal Ciaran captain Peter Harte.

 

A farmer carries on with his work as the match takes place in Carrickmore.

A farmer carries on with his work as the match takes place in Carrickmore.

 

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Paul Quinn collects the ball in the air for Errigal Ciaran.

Paul Quinn collects the ball in the air for Errigal Ciaran.

 

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Errigal Ciaran Vs Dromore – 2013 Tyrone GAA Senior Club Championship, First Round

Errigal Ciaran and Dromore met again on Sunday night’s first round game in a repeat of last year’s Tyrone SFC championship final. A huge crowd turned out in Carrickmore for the clash of the titans and those who braved the dark, wet and windy conditions were rewarded with a great battle.

Right from the very start both teams gave it their all, and although a weaker side on paper following the retirement earlier this year of Enda Mc Ginley, it was Errigal Ciaran who took an early 2 point lead in the game. Dromore then got onto the score board but although the scores were at a premium, there was plenty of action on the field to keep the crowd entertained and on their toes. At HT it was Errigal who took a 0-04 to 0-03 lead in with them.

Conditions worsened very quickly across Carrickmore in the second half and with no floodlights available, it made it very difficult to see the play on the field. In order to get any sort of decent photos on my camera I had to increase the ISO to 4000 to achieve a shutter speed of 1/320 (a setting I have never had to go up to in over 4 years of shooting GAA – it was that bad!) The poor light didn’t keep Dromore’s Eoin Mc Cusker finding where the posts where though and with a few minutes remaining, it was Dromore who took a 0-06 to 0-07 lead. As things on the field got even hotter, a well cool and composed Errigal move resulted in experienced midfielder Cormac Mc Ginley firing over the equaliser and that’s how it ended….. until the replay this Saturday anyway! A great game of football….. one of the best in this year’s Tyrone club championship.

Full time score; Errigal Ciaran 0-07 Dromore 0-07.

The Dromore St Dympnas senior team.

The Dromore St Dympnas senior team.

 

The Errigal Ciaran senior team.

The Errigal Ciaran senior team.

 

Both teams get stuck in seconds after the throw in.

Both teams get stuck in seconds after the throw in.

 

Peter Harte strikes for a point for Errigal.

Peter Harte strikes for a point for Errigal.

 

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Clonoe Vs Errigal Ciaran – 2013 Tyrone GAA ACL Division 1

In a return to the Tyrone ACL following last weekend’s county action, I was back in Clonoe for the Division 1 tie between the Rahilly’s and Errigal Ciaran.

Following a disappointing home performance from Clonoe a fortnight ago against Ardboe, in which they lost, Damien Cassidy made a few changes in the team and it made all the difference. Despite a good start from Errigal Ciaran and scores coming from Thomas Canavan to put them 0-04 to 0-02 up, Clonoe took control of the game and attacked with intent with a lot of good work coming from Declan McClure, PJ Lavery, Ryan O’Neill, Paul Coney and Danny Mc Nulty in full forward. Their hard work paid off and went in at HT 1-06 to 0-04 up following a fisted goal from O’Neill.

Clonoe extended their lead to 7 points in the second half with scores from McNulty who scored all his 45’s from the ground. Errigal battled back late on into the game with some good play from Peter Harte, Ciaran McGinley and the Tierney brothers but the absence of Enda Mc Ginley, who came off before half time with an injury, proved to be too much as Clonoe dominated around midfield and they held out for an important 2 league points.

Full time score; Clonoe 1-11 Errigal Ciaran 0-10.

Stiofan Tierney races forward for Errigal Ciaran.

Stiofan Tierney races forward for Errigal Ciaran.

 

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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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The Errigal Ciaran 250 Cycle

Errigal Ciaran GAC launched their 250km cycle for charity during the week in their clubrooms with county managers Mickey Harte, Peter Canavan and Malachy O’Rourke. The event, which will take place over the 17/18 August will see all competitors cycle from Dunmoyle to Sligo and back again all in aid of The Michaela Foundation and Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Errigal Ciaran cyclists Eamonn McCaffrey, Fergal Ward (club chairman) and Dana Neill are joined with inter-county managers Peter Canavan, Malachy O'Rourke and Mickey Harte at the launch of The Errigal 250 Cycle. The event, which everyone is invited to take part in, will take place on the 17/18 August and see competitors cycling from Errigal to Co Sligo and back home again, a total distance of 250km. The registration night will take place in Kelly's Inn on 26th April at 8pm. All donations from the funds will go towards The Micheala Foundation and Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Errigal Ciaran cyclists Eamonn McCaffrey, Fergal Ward (club chairman) and Dana Neill are joined with inter-county managers Peter Canavan, Malachy O’Rourke and Mickey Harte at the launch of The Errigal 250 Cycle. The event, which everyone is invited to take part in, will take place on the 17/18 August and see competitors cycling from Errigal to Co Sligo and back home again, a total distance of 250km. The registration night will take place in Kelly’s Inn on 26th April at 8pm. All donations from the funds will go towards The Micheala Foundation and Marie Curie Cancer Care.

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