Killeeshil Vs Emyvale – 2013 Ulster GAA Junior Club Championship Final

On Saturday night, the Ulster Junior football final took place in the Athletics Grounds, Armagh between Tyrone champions Killeeshil St Marys and Monaghan champions Emyvale – two teams I know very well with many friends in the Killeeshil club and family ties with Emyvale.

Killeeshil took an early lead in the opening 15 minutes with Gary Reilly knocking over points for the hoops but the Emyvale struck back in the last 10 minutes of the half scoring 1-02 to take a 1-03 to 0-03 lead in at half time. In an exciting second half, both teams battled for possession but it was Emyvale who had the edge in midfield. Killeeshil had chances to pull the score back level but points from David McAllister and Daithi Colton ensured Emyvale maintained their lead and despite a late rally from Killeeshil to get the ball into the back of the net in the last few minutes, it was Emyvale who were crowned Ulster Junior champions. Well done to them and good luck in the All-Ireland series.

Full time score; Emyvale 1-06 Killeeshil 0-06.

2013 Ulster Junior football champions, Emyvale.

2013 Ulster Junior football champions, Emyvale.

 

The Killeeshil team line out in Armagh.

The Killeeshil team line out in Armagh.

 

The Emyvale senior team.

The Emyvale senior team.

 

Captains James Bellew and Packie Mc Mullan with Donegal referee Shaun McLaughlin.

Captains James Bellew and Packie Mc Mullan with Donegal referee Shaun McLaughlin.

 

The final team talk before the throw in.

The final team talk before the throw in.

 

John Flannery in action for Emyvale.

John Flannery in action for Emyvale.

 

Gerard McCaffrey collects the ball in his arms.

Gerard McCaffrey collects the ball in his arms.

 

Gerard Mc Caffrey pushes past Gary Reilly.

Gerard Mc Caffrey pushes past Gary Reilly.

 

Damian Small weaves his way around the Emyvale defence.

Damian Small weaves his way around the Emyvale defence.

 

Shane Mallon collects the ball on the ground for Killeeshil.

Shane Mallon collects the ball on the ground for Killeeshil.

 

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Captain Packie Mc Mullan advances forward.

Captain Packie Mc Mullan advances forward.

 

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Kevin Hughes approaches the Emyvale goals.

Kevin Hughes approaches the Emyvale goals.

 

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Aaron McKenna in action for Killeeshil St Marys.

Aaron McKenna in action for Killeeshil St Marys.

 

Ruairi O'Neill gets his tackle in for the hoops.

Ruairi O’Neill gets his tackle in for the hoops.

 

Packie Mc Mullan rises to the air.

Packie Mc Mullan rises to the air.

 

Ciaran O'Neill fights for the ball in the air.

Ciaran O’Neill fights for the ball in the air.

 

Nathan Breen and Ryan McAnespie tussle for the ball.

Nathan Breen and Ryan McAnespie tussle for the ball.

 

Ryan Mc Anespie breaks forward for Emyvale.

Ryan Mc Anespie breaks forward for Emyvale.

 

A near goal chance for Emyvale in the second half.

A near goal chance for Emyvale in the second half.

 

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Emyvale's David McAllister collects the ball.

Emyvale’s David McAllister collects the ball.

 

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Killeeshil manager Seamus McCallan has lead the club to an Ulster final in his first season in charge.

Killeeshil manager Seamus McCallan has lead the club to an Ulster final in his first season in charge.

 

Emyvale manager Declan Brennan.

Emyvale manager Declan Brennan.

 

A last gasp attempt to get the ball into the Emyvale net.

A last gasp attempt to get the ball into the Emyvale net.

 

Emyvale celebrate at the final whistle.

Emyvale celebrate at the final whistle.

 

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Anton McGonnell and Bernard O'Neill console each other at the end of the game.

Anton McGonnell and Bernard O’Neill console each other at the end of the game.

 

Nathan Breen collects his thoughts at the final whistle.

Nathan Breen collects his thoughts at the final whistle.

 

Emyvale captain James Bellew lifts the cup.

Emyvale captain James Bellew lifts the cup.

 

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2013 Ulster Junior football champions, Emyvale.

2013 Ulster Junior football champions, Emyvale.

 

Emyvale father and son duo, Vincie and Ryan McAnespie.

Emyvale father and son duo, Vincie and Ryan McAnespie.

 

Sean McMeel celebrates Emyvale's Ulster victory.

Sean McMeel celebrates Emyvale’s Ulster victory.

 

 

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