Eglish Vs Carrickmore

I returned to the new Páirc Chormaic, Eglish on Sunday evening for the first senior gaelic football fixture to be held there. Eglish faced the difficult tie against Carrickmore who have been playing well this year in Division 1.

The game had a 7.30 pm throw in and the sun was beginning to set over the new field after a glorious day’s sunshine. The Brantry Pipe Band led both teams onto the field and action was soon underway. Carrickmore started very strongly with a well taken Caolan Daly goal but Eglish responded soon after with a goal of their own from Ciaran Colton. Great work from Martin Penrose towards the end of the half resulted in Mark Donnelly flicking the ball into the net to make it; Eglish 1-04 Carrickmore 2-05 at the break.

Eglish continued to play some good football in the second half but Carrickmore were always one step ahead of their counterparts thanks to terrific work rate from their captain Conor Gormley. Eglish came close to adding a couple of goals in the second half but it was to no avail as Carrickmore comfortably won 2-11 to 1-09.

The final result may have tarnished what was the conclusion to a wonderful weekend of events for Eglish GFC but they should be very proud of what they have achieved.


The Eglish and Carrickmore teams walk out for the first senior gaelic football match on Páirc Chormaic. I took this on the wide 10mm lens, keeping it low on the ground and shooting into the sun which gave a little bit of flare.


Again I shot into the sun for this photo creating a partial silhouette effect of the Eglish players warming up before the game.


The Branty Pipe Band led the players onto the field.



Could be worth entering this for a caption competition!




Brendan Donnelly holds off his man.


Martin Penrose fist passes the ball across the penalty box...


... and Carrickmore's Mark Donnelly palms the ball into the net.



A close call for Eglish again...





Conall Martin was catching balls (and some flies) in midfield!


Pete Mc Cann tries to work his way around the Carmen defence.


Peter Mc Cann looks for options for Eglish.





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  1. Posted 30/05/2012 at 10:15 pm by mark donnellly | Permalink

    great photos damian

    • Posted 30/05/2012 at 10:33 pm by Damien | Permalink

      Thanks Mark, 2012 could be Carrickmore’s year!

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