Dungannon Clarkes Vs Aghaloo

O’Neill Park, Dungannon was the venue for Sunday’s Tyrone ACL Division 3 tie between Dungannon Clarkes and my own club of Aghaloo. Like every other club game across Tyrone yesterday, a strong unpredictable wind blew across the field resulting in difficult playing and shooting conditions for both sides.

The Clarkes made the stronger start in the first half ¬†and they soon hit the back of the net thanks to a Patrick Quinn goal. The Clarkes continued to dominate in the first half as Aghaloo found it difficult to get the ball into the opposing half against the wind. It wasn’t the most entertaining half ever and the scoreline reflected this as Dungannon Clarkes went in 1-06 to 0-01 up at half time.

The second half saw a stronger performance from the Blackwater boys and thankfully the scores started to tally up on the scoreboard for Aghaloo with points from Gerard Mc Caughey and then a goal from Tyrone minor Ruairi Mc Glone. As the English Premiership updates rang around the pitch, the margin between the teams narrowed to 3 points but further scores from Padraig Mc Nulty, Kiefer Morgan and Jonathan Toal meant that Dungannon eased to a 1-12 to 1-07 victory to maintain their 100% start to the season.

The Dungannon Clarkes senior team line out for a photo.

 

Aghaloo O'Neills pictured at O'Neill Park, Dungannon.

 

Brian Mc Kenna bursts forward for Aghaloo.

 

John O'Neill squeezes through a gap in the Dungannon defence.

 

Padraig Mc Nulty gives a gentle pull to the jersey of Niall Henderson.

 

Kevin O'Gorman creates an attack for Aghaloo.

 

Kevin O'Gorman runs past Dungannon's Declan Treanor.

 

Ruairi Mc Glone gets his hands on this high ball.

 

Dungannon Clarkes and Tyrone U21 player Padraig Mc Nulty strikes a point.

 

 

More midfiield action from Dungannon. It is often difficult to get a good jumping midfield shot.... it can be because of a player/players on the ground that may block the view of the lens, it may because of no players jump for the ball or are even close to the ball and it may also be because I may miss the focus target due to all the subjects moving at speed causing me to capture the background in focus (e.g. iron railings) and not the players! But when all these things come together the result can be rewarding.

 

Sean Molloy is surrounded by Aghaloo players but he still maintains possession.

 

Dungannon's Sean Molloy holds onto the ball by any means possible.

 

Kiefer Morgan bursts ahead for the Clarkes despite the outstretched leg from Aghaloo's Mark Mc Cormack.

 

Kiefer Morgan still strives ahead despite the pull back from Mark Mc Cormack and advances of Martin Mc Carron.

 

... but seconds later all three players hit the deck.

 

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