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Moortown Vs Ardboe – 2014 Tyrone GAA Minor Championship Final

Moortown minors ended the 2014 season on a high when they achieved the double on Friday night after defeating Ardboe in an entertaining Tyrone MFC final in Coalisland.

Moortown raced into a 7 point lead early on but Ardboe found themselves fortunate enough still to be within reach of creating an upset at HT when they only went in one point behind on a scoreline of 2-04 til 2-05. The second half was interrupted by 15 minutes due to the injury to influential Ardboe player David Mulgrew who had to receive medical attention. Ardboe failed to get over the loss of the Tyrone minor and although they scored a late goal to leave the gap 3 points, it was Moortown who deservedly became the Grade 1 double champions of Tyrone.

Full time score; Moortown 3-10 Ardboe 3-07.

The Moortown team line out in Fr Campbell Park.

The Moortown team line out in Fr Campbell Park.

 

The Ardboe minor team line out in Coalisland.

The Ardboe minor team line out in Coalisland.

 

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Michael O'Neill creates an attack for Ardboe.

Michael O’Neill creates an attack for Ardboe.

 

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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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