Eskra Vs Urney – 2013 Tyrone GAA Intermediate Club Championship Final

Eskra became the Tyrone Intermediate champions of 2013 on Sunday afternoon just 12 months after they were on the losing side to eventual All Ireland champions Cookstown Fr Rocks.

In a close game, Eskra scored an early goal in the first half thanks to the boot of Shane Hackett but Urney responded with two goals from county player Johnny Lafferty. After the sides went in level at half time, Urney took the lead with points coming from Jamie Mc Aleer, Stephen Lafferty and Johnny Lafferty but the major turning point in the game came mid-way through the second half when Eskra were awarded a penalty. The Emmetts captain Peter Hughes stepped up and held his nerve to net a decisive goal. Joe McCarroll and Paul Turbitt added further points to give them a historic 4 point win.

Full time score; Eskra 2-09 Urney 2-05.

 

Eskra GFC - Tyrone Intermediate champions of 2013.

Eskra GFC – Tyrone Intermediate champions of 2013.

 

The officials for the Tyrone Intermediate final.

The officials for the Tyrone Intermediate final.

 

Sean Hurson refereed the final with Urney captain Ronan Lafferty and Eskra captain Peter Hughes at either side of him.

Sean Hurson refereed the final with Urney captain Ronan Lafferty and Eskra captain Peter Hughes at either side of him.

 

Johnny Lafferty was a constant danger threat the whole game for Eskra.

Johnny Lafferty was a constant danger threat the whole game for Eskra.

 

Johnny Lafferty taps in the ball into the Eskra net.

Johnny Lafferty taps in the ball into the Eskra net.

 

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Stephen Lafferty in action for Urney.

Stephen Lafferty in action for Urney.

 

Daire McCarroll saves for Eskra.

Daire McCarroll saves for Eskra.

 

High fielding from Jamie Mc Aleer.

High fielding from Jamie Mc Aleer.

 

Peter Hughes gets clear for Eskra.

Peter Hughes gets clear for Eskra.

 

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A high ball into the Urney square.

A high ball into the Urney square.

 

Shane Coyle off loads the ball to Keith Nelis.

Shane Coyle off loads the ball to Keith Nelis.

 

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Ryan Henry and Niall McGinn collide shoulder to shoulder.

Ryan Henry and Niall McGinn collide shoulder to shoulder.

 

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Peter Hughes converts the penalty kick.

Peter Hughes converts the penalty kick.

 

Joe Mc Carroll breaks forward for Eskra.

Joe Mc Carroll breaks forward for Eskra.

 

Conor O'Hagan braces himself for the tackle.

Conor O’Hagan braces himself for the tackle.

 

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Eskra manager Paul Feeney.

Eskra manager Paul Feeney.

 

Relief from Eskra manager Paul Feeney.

Relief from Eskra manager Paul Feeney.

 

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Niall Mc Ginn drops to his knees... one of my favourite photos of the day.

Niall Mc Ginn drops to his knees… one of my favourite photos of the day.

 

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Peter Hughes lifts the Paddy Cullen cup for Eskra.

Peter Hughes lifts the Paddy Cullen cup for Eskra.

 

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Eskra GFC - Tyrone Intermediate champions of 2013.

Eskra GFC – Tyrone Intermediate champions of 2013.

 

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