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.