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Edendork Vs Loughmacrory – 2014 Tyrone GAA IFC, Round 1

Edendork enjoyed their first championship win in 8 years (I am led to believe) on Sunday in Dunmoyle when they defeated a determined Loughmacrory side.

Played in pleasant conditions, it was Edendork who were the better side in getting scores from possession while Loughmacrory will rue some of the chances they missed in the opening half. The second half continued in the same vein with some classy scores coming from the boot of Niall Morgan and Darren McCurry. Loughmacrory did reduce the lead to 3 points with 10 minutes to go but the green and yellow stripes hung on for a place in the Tyrone Intermediate championship quarter finals.

Full time score: Edendork 0-19 Loughmacrory 0-13.

The Loughmacrory team line out in Dunmoyle.

The Loughmacrory team line out in Dunmoyle.

 

The Edendork senior team.

The Edendork senior team.

 

Ronan Ward in action for Loughmacrory.

Ronan Ward in action for Loughmacrory.

 

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Killeeshil Vs Loughmacrory – 2013 Tyrone GAA Junior Club Championship Final

My good neighbours of Killeeshil St Mary’s defied the odds on Sunday afternoon in Healy Park, Omagh and became Tyrone Junior champions of 2013 after defeating Loughmacrory in an exciting game of football.

A torrential shower of rain began at the throw in of the game which caused further slippy conditions for the players. In a low scoring game, scores from Kevin Hughes and Packie Mc Mullan gave Killeeshil the lead but a Niall Grimes Loughmacrory goal gave them a one point advantage at HT.

Fifteen seconds into the second half, Killeeshil corner forward Rory McCann struck the ball into the net and he added further points to sway the game to their advantage. Loughmacrory will be thinking of the chances they put wide today and as all fifteen Loughmacrory men piled forward into the Killeeshil square for 2 late free kicks, they couldn’t find that winning goal and Seamus McCallan’s side won by 2 points. Well done to this up and coming young team next year in Intermediate football.

Full times score; Killeeshil 1-08 Loughmacrory 1-06.

Below are my photos from the game.

The Killeeshil team celebrate becoming Tyrone JFC champions of 2013.

The Killeeshil team celebrate becoming Tyrone JFC champions of 2013.

 

Brian McCallion stands between Packie McMullan and Ronan Ward.

Brian McCallion stands between Packie McMullan and Ronan Ward.

 

Ciaran O'Neill makes his way up the field for Killeeshil.

Ciaran O’Neill makes his way up the field for Killeeshil.

 

Midfield action from Sunday in Healy Park.

Midfield action from Sunday in Healy Park.

 

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Loughmacrory Vs Brocagh – 2013 Tyrone GAA Junior Club Championship, First Round

My first game of the weekend took part in Healy Park, Omagh on Friday evening when Loughmacrory took on Brocagh in the Tyrone JFC first round.

Loughmacrory were comfortably ahead at half time on a scoreline of 1-05 to 0-03 thanks to scores from Ronan Ward, Sean Pol Slane and Brendan Donaghy but Brocagh gradually came back into it in the second half and really applied the pressure in the final 10 minutes with scores coming from the boot of Michael Hughes who actually drew them level. Brocagh nearly caused a real upset when a last minute goal chance went narrowly wide but Loughmacrory added 2 late points to seal the game and progress to the quarter finals.

Full time score; Loughmacrory 1-09 Brocagh 0-10.

 

Brocagh's Sean Mc Fall comes under pressure from Loughmacrory.

Brocagh’s Sean Mc Fall comes under pressure from Loughmacrory.

 

Loughmacrory's Conor Fullen plays the ball forward.

Loughmacrory’s Conor Fullen plays the ball forward.

 

My favourite pic of the day!

My favourite pic of the day!

 

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Cookstown Vs Loughmacrory – 2012 Tyrone GAA Intermediate Championship, Quarter Final

Cookstown Fr Rocks have joined Eskra and Rock in the 2012 Tyrone Intermediate Championship semi-finals after a very comfortable 8 point win over Loughmacrory in Healy Park, Omagh on Friday night.

First half scores from Marty Murray, Jason Quinn and a penalty strike/points from James Mc Gahan meant that they went in at half time with a 1-05 to 0-02 lead….. all without their captain Owen Mulligan who is still carrying a minor hamstring injury.

Loughmacrory were awarded an easy penalty in the second half which was converted by Ronan Ward and picked up a second goal soon afterwards to reduce the gap to 5 points. However seconds after their second goal, a superb solo run from Shea Mc Garrity through the Loughmacrory defence saw him tuck the ball into the bottom corner of the net to restore their lead. John Gilmore and Jason Quinn then added a couple more points to end the game as a contest.

Full time score; Cookstown 2-12 Loughmacrory 2-04

The Loughmacrory St Teresas GFC senior team.

 

Cookstown Fr Rocks GFC senior team 2012

 

Ciaran Ward advances for Loughmacrory.

 

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Kildress Vs Loughmacrory

Last weekend, Kildress took on Loughmacrory in the Power NI Tyrone IFC semi-finals in Killyclogher.

Kildress were very impressive in the first half with noticeable performances coming from Damien Kelly, Frank Mc Gurk and Conor Mc Aleer. The Wolfe Tones dominated a lot of possession for most of the opening 30 minutes and looked to be certain to make the final after going in 0-08 to 0-03 at half time.

Perhaps they were thinking that too but Loughmacrory showed plenty of the grit that earned them a semi-final spot and narrowed the deficit to 3 points thanks to scores from sharp-shooter Ronan Ward.  There was less action during the second period and scores were a rarity especially for Kildress Wolfe Tones who went for an astonishing 32 minutes in the second half before they registered their first score! But Loughmacrory failed to capitalize on this and lost out 0-09 to 0-07 at the final whistle.

Kildress will be disappointed in their second half performance but they will be glad they have made it to the Power NI Tyrone IFC final against Galbally. I wasn’t at the Galbally semi-final game on Saturday (against Stewartstown) but I heard they also struggled to finish them off in the second half despite taking a considerable first half lead. Either way, one of these teams will be guaranteed a return to senior football status on the 16th October.

Referee Cathal O'Hagan pictured with team captains Des Treacy and Damian Mc Aleer.

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Loughmacrory Vs Eskra

On Sunday, Dunmoyle was the venue for the Power N.I. Tyrone Intermediate and Senior championship double header. I didn’t arrive to this game until half time and the weather conditions were pretty awful with a strong blowing wind and rain affecting the overall quality of the game and  poor natural light didn’t make photographing great either for me.

It was a low scoring encounter with Eskra securing a last minute equalizer to draw 0-06 to 0-06 and bring the game to a replay. I didn’t get many decent photos but below are a few anyway.

 

Enda Ward attacks for Loughmacrory in the driving winds.

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Loughmacrory Vs Killyman

Sunday afternoon saw the first of four Tyrone club championship games that I would attend in one day. O’Neill Park, home of Dungannon Thomas Clarkes, was the venue for the Tyrone Intermediate Championship tie between Loughmacrory and last year’s Junior champions, Killyman. It was a fine afternoon for football although an extra layer of clothing is a must  for photographing football matches for the rest of 2011.

Underdogs Killyman started strongly and went into a  0-04 to 0-01 lead after 10 minutes. But the men from Loughmacrory soon found their gear and went in at half time 1-06 to 0-05 …….. and to further add to the Killyman woes, they were reduced to 14 men after Sean Donnelly picked up a second booking.

Loughmacrory’s control in the second half continued as it finished at the end of the first as Stephen Donaghy scored two goals to effectively the game as a contest although Killyman did score a late consolation goal. Final score; Loughmacrory 3-11 Killyman 1-10.

Here are some images from the game.

The Loughmacrory subs get an Irish tan at O'Neill Park, Dungannon!

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