Dromore Vs Ballinderry

A mere 7 days after Dromore came over Clonoe in the Tyrone Senior Championship final, they met the challenge of Derry senior champions Ballinderry in Healy Park, Omagh on Sunday…. a very interesting tie too for Dromore manager Paul Mc Ivor as he is a Ballinderry native and his brother Michael is in the starting 15 for the opposing team. It was a cloudy but dry day on Sunday for the Ulster Senior Championship quarter final game and the pitch was in very good condition considering the rain.

Dromore got off to the worst start possible though when a high lobbing ball into their goalmouth was spilled by keeper Peter Ward leaving none other than Michael Mc Ivor to boot it into the net. Dromore didn’t let this knock their game plan as Eoin Mc Cusker and Paddy Montague struck points for them throughout the first half whilst Derry players Conleth Gilligan and Enda Muldoon scored for Ballinderry leaving it 1-06 to 0-07 at half time.

The second half was similar to the first …. no matter how well Dromore moved the ball forward and scored, Ballinderry equalled it ensuring they always kept at least 2 points ahead. Dromore made numerous changes on the bench but it wasn’t meant to be as the entertaining game of football ended, Ballinderry 1-11 Dromore 0-12.

Dromore were always chasing the goal they conceded in the first minute and unfortunately for them they could never close the gap. Ballinderry will now meet All-Ireland club champions Crossmaglen in the Ulster semi-final while Derrytresk are the only Tyrone side remaining in the Ulster series following their quarter final victory in Celtic Park, Derry.

Dromore St Dympnas line out in front of a decent crowd at Healy Park.

 

College pal Michael 'Smiley' Mc Ivor takes off at speed for Ballinderry.

 

Cathal Mc Carron picks up the loose ball in the Dromore back line.

 

Martin Harney takes on Hugh Mc Nulty.

 

 

Ryan Mc Menamin pulls Conor Wilkinson from behind.

 

Ronan Mc Nabb leaps a massive height for Dromore.

 

Sean O'Neill at full stretch performing a solo for Dromore.

 

Eoin Mc Cusker moves up the field at speed late in the second half.

 

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