Dromore Vs Omagh

The last Tyrone championship semi-final tie of the year took place between rivals Dromore and Omagh on Sunday evening. People were split as to who would be meeting Clonoe in the Tyrone SFC final on the 23rd October but most agreed there wouldn’t be much between them at the end of the 60 minutes.

Conditions were again quite windy but reasonably dry. ┬áThere was a plethora of talent on the field for this game with players like Justin and Joe Mc Mahon, Ronan O’Neill, Conan Grugan and Conor Clarke for Omagh St Endas versus the might of Ricey Mc Menamin, Eoin Mc Cusker, Fabian O’Neill, Sean O’Neill and Paddy Montague to name a few for Dromore St Dympnas.

From the outset however, Dromore gave a masterclass in football and made everyone know their intentions this year (if they didn’t know already!) Dromore prevented Omagh from playing or building up any consistency in their play. Dromore used the strong breeze to their advantage in the first half and went in 0-10 to 0-04 up.

Omagh however could only score another 0-04 with the breeze in the second half compared to Dromore’s 0-06 resulting in an empatic 0-16 to 0-08 win for the Dromore men. Omagh were by no means bad on Sunday… but Dromore gave a superb team performance!

It’s a repeat of the memorable 2008 Tyrone SFC final now on the 23rd October as East Tyrone’s Clonoe meet West Tyrone’s Dromore. It’s sure to be a great game and after today, my prediction is with Dromore for the O’Neill cup.

Team captains Eoin Mc Cusker and Hugh Gallagher shake hands before the game. Referee for the tie was Brackaville's Cathal O'Hagan.

 

Cathal Mc Carron cleans in the Dromore defence.

 

The Dromore bench got an unexpected visit from Hugh Mc Nulty.

 

Conan Grugan moves forward for St Endas.

 

Omagh's Hugh Gallagher takes a tumble.

 

Ryan Mc Menamin is closely followed by Michael Gallagher.

 

 

Omagh St Enda's manager Paddy Crozier looks on from the sidelines.

 

Dromore's Eoin Mc Cusker calmly collects the ball with one hand at high speed.

 

Colm Mc Cullagh is fouled on the ball towards the end of full time.

 

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