Killyclogher Vs Kildress – 2012 Tyrone GAA Senior Championship

The second game of the evening in Loughmacrory saw last year’s Tyrone Intermediate champions Kildress Wolfe Tones take on Killyclogher in the first round of the Power NI Tyrone Senior Club Championship.

Like the Galbally game, there was still a strong breeze blowing and it was Kildress that had the opportunity to play with the wind in the first half. Killyclogher managed to fight against the breeze in the opening 15 minutes, getting scores from Simon O’Neill and James Carlin while Kildress’s Des Tracey and Matthew Heagney levelled to make it 0-03 each. However the first breakthrough of the game came when a Frank Mc Gurk pass to Damian Kelly saw him burst through and put the ball into the back of the net …. Kildress were now 5 points up. Leo Meenan and Conor Hegarty reduced the deficit though with 2 points to make it…. Kildress 1-06 Killyclogher 0-05 at HT.

Once again it was going to be interesting to see if Kildress could hold onto their 4 point lead in the second half against the breeze. Both sides exchanged points in the opening few minutes but a terrific shot from Killyclogher’s Emmett Mc Fadden crossed the line and levelled the scoreboard at 1-07 apiece. Tyrone minor star Mark Bradley, Leon Meenan and Simon O’Neill added further points for Killyclogher and as both sides were reduced to 14 men in the closing stages, Killyclogher overturned their 4 point deficit at half time to win by 3 points. Full time score; Killyclogher 1-11 Kildress 1-08.

The Killyclogher GFC senior team.

 

Kildress Wolfe Tones senior team.

 

Ryan Mc Aleer contends in the air for the ball.

 

Conor Mc Aleer advances for Kildress.

 

 

 

Frank Mc Gurk’s pass finds Damian Kelly…

 

… and he blasts the ball into the net.

 

Frank Mc Gurk shoots for a second Kildress goal.

 

Ryan Mc Aleer looks out for support from his team mates.

 

Matthew Heagney is put under pressure in the Kildress back line.

 

Kildress’s Michael Crawley keeps the ball away from Mark Bradley.

 

Emmett Mc Fadden strikes the ball into the net for Killyclogher.

 

 

 

Sean O’Kane plays the ball forward.

 

Killyclogher’s James Carlin is held back.

 

 

 

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