Killeeshil Vs Stewartstown

Tyrone club football started back this weekend across all three divisions after a 2 week delay due to the Tyrone U21’s progress to the Ulster Championship final. It was great to get back to the local club GAA action after snapping a lot of Tyrone games the past 3 months and on Saturday I made the short journey down to newly promoted Division 2 side Killeeshil for their game against Stewartstown Harps.

Killeeshil made the brighter start with a goal from Ciaran O’Neill but Gareth Devlin responded with a goal from the penalty spot. Killeeshil didn’t let their heads drop though at HT it was 1-05 apiece.

In the second half, both sides made a lot of mistakes and squandered opportunities but the other team never capitalized on them. The game could have went either way towards the end but Stewartstown pulled off a slender 1-12 t0 1-09 win over the Hoops – it’s fair to say they made more work for themselves than was necessary in getting their first 2 points of the season but they will be happy with the away win.

Gareth Devlin warms up before the game for Stewartstown Harps.

 

 

 

Peter Armour attacks for Stewartstown Harps.

 

Gerry Donnelly has taken over the reigns of Stewartstown Harps as joint senior manager.

 

Sharp shooter Shane Mallon in action for Killeeshil.

 

A Stewartstown sideline ball that was ruled to be taken across the line by referee Eugene Mc Connell was one decision of many that added to the players' frustration.

 

 

A missed goal chance for Killeeshil's Ruairi O'Neill.

 

Kevin 'Hub' Hughes resumed club action for Killeeshil following his retirement from the county scene.

 

 

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