Rock Vs Derrytresk – 2014 Tyrone GAA Junior Football Championship Final

Derrytresk and Rock served up a great game of football in the Tyrone JFC final on Sunday in Healy Park in a game that finished all square.

Rock started the brightest and playing with the strong breeze, they lead by 4 points to no score until the 25th minute when Derrytresk scored their first point with a free from Joe McKee. Aidan McGarrity and Enda McWilliams added further scores for Rock before Derrytresk added two more before half time to make it 0-06 to 0-03.

The second half continued in a similar vein to the first but with Derrytresk playing with the breeze this time it was the men from the Hill who were notching scores on the board, a total of five in a row to take a 0-08 to 0-07 lead. Rock did find an equalising score and although both sides had the chance to win it in the closing 5 minutes, a draw was probably the fairest result in what was a very entertaining game of football. We’ll have to wait until next weekend to see who the junior champions of Tyrone will be.

Full time score; Rock 0-09 Derrytresk 0-09.

Rock line out in Healy Park.

Rock line out in Healy Park.

 

Team captains Aidan Gervin and Joe McKee with referee Shane Meehan.

Team captains Aidan Gervin and Joe McKee with referee Shane Meehan.

 

Diarmuid Carroll in an early attack for Rock.

Diarmuid Carroll in an early attack for Rock.

 

Aidan McGarrity scores an early point.

Aidan McGarrity scores an early point.

 

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Coalisland na Fianna 25 Year Jubilee Winning Team

During half time of the Tyrone SFC final, the players from the victorious 1989 winning Coalisland na Fianna team were honoured in Healy Park.

Managed by Brendan Hampsey and Tommy Woods, the team defeated some club called Ballygawley (!!) 1-11 to 0-06 to lift the O’Neill Cup.

Click below for further photos of the presentation.

 

Players and representatives of players from the successful 1989 Coalisland na Fianna O'Neill cup winning team.

Players and representatives of players from the successful 1989 Coalisland na Fianna O’Neill cup winning team.

 

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Tommy Woods shakes hands with his players from 25 years ago.

Tommy Woods shakes hands with his players from 25 years ago.

 

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Omagh St Endas Vs Carrickmore – 2014 Tyrone GAA SFC Final

Omagh St Endas became the champions of Tyrone senior football on Sunday for the first time in 26 years following a one point win over last year’s defeated finalists Carrickmore.

A lot of people, including myself. found it hard to call what way this game was going to go and even when the game started, there was very little between the two sides. Carmen were unlucky not to score a goal in the first half from Niall Loughran when the ball struck the post and then rolled along the line. Paul McAleer scored some fine scores in the first half however for Carrickmore and Omagh struck back too with scores from Ronan O’Neill, Barry Tierney and Jason McAnulla but it was Carrickmore who had the advantage at the break going in 0-08 to 0-06 ahead.

The second half continued like the first with both sides playing it reasonably safe and the chances of a draw were looking more and more likely. Carmen were dealt with the blow of losing Johnnie Munroe to a second yellow card which allowed Omagh to pull it back to a draw but as the clock struck the 60th minute a huge Martin Penrose point put Brian Gormley’s side one point ahead with only injury time remaining. It looked to be all over for St Endas but a long Cathal McCarron ball from the wing found danger-man Ronan O’Neill who somehow managed to tussle his way inside the square and beat goalkeeper Plunkett McCallan to give them a 2 point lead and send Healy Park into eruptions. Carrickmore battled in the final 90 seconds of injury time for a goal but it wasn’t to be as Omagh captain Hugh Gallagher lifted the O’Neill Cup for Omagh for the first time since 1988.

Full time score; Omagh St Endas 1-10 Carrickmore 0-12

Hugh Gallagher leads his team onto the field.

Hugh Gallagher leads his team onto the field.

 

The Omagh St Endas senior team line out in their homeground of Healy Park.

The Omagh St Endas senior team line out in their homeground of Healy Park.

 

Conor Gormley leads the Carmen army onto the pitch.

Conor Gormley leads the Carmen army onto the pitch.

 

The Carrickmore senior team were back for another Tyrone SFC final.

The Carrickmore senior team were back for another Tyrone SFC final.

 

Team captains Conor Gormley and Hugh Gallagher with referee Sean Hurson.

Team captains Conor Gormley and Hugh Gallagher with referee Sean Hurson.

 

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Donaghmore Vs Drumragh – 2014 Tyrone GAA U21 Grade 2 Championship Final

Donaghmore became Tyrone U21 Grade 2 championship winners in the warm-up game to the Tyrone SFC final in Healy Park, Omagh on Sunday.

It took the the St Patricks side mid-way through the second half to see the game off and they could have won it by more if they took their chances but in the end they had a comfortable 9 point margin. Well done to them.

Full time score; Donaghmore 1-11 Drumragh 0-05.

Here are a few pics from the game.

 

The victorious Donaghmore U21 team.

The victorious Donaghmore U21 team.

 

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Posted in Club Football, Donaghmore, Drumragh

St Macartans Vs Carrickmore – 2014 Tyrone Ladies GAA SFC Final

St Macartans became the senior ladies champions of Tyrone after a narrow 1 point victory over Carrickmore in Killyclogher on Sunday evening.

Played in a lovely September’s evening, the two power-houses of ladies football in Tyrone served a fantastic game in front of a large crowd. Although the scores during the 60 minutes of football were few and far between, there was plenty of drama on the field as both sides had the lead at different stages in the game. There were some fantastic performances in the St Macartans team including the McQuaid sisters, Joline, Maria and Cathy Donnelly, Maura McMenamin, Rebekah McCaughey and their goalkeeper Niamh McKenna who undoubtedly kept them in the game in the first half.

Carmen had an equal amount of talent too with players like Gemma Begley, Lynette McShane, Kathy McAleer and Dearbhla McCallan. Perhaps the Carrickmore girls could have felt that they could have scored four or five goals during the course of the game but it wasn’t to be their day as a late St Macartans comeback in the final 5 minutes saw Joline Donnelly and Niamh McGirr tie the game for the Clogher valley side and as a draw looked imminent, forward Colleen McQuaid kicked over a late free to give the club a one point victory much to their delight.

Full time score; St Macartans 0-09 Carrickmore 1-05.

Well done to them and good luck in the Ulster series.

The Carrickmore ladies senior team.

The Carrickmore ladies senior team.

 

The St Macartans ladies senior team line out in Killyclogher.

The St Macartans ladies senior team line out in Killyclogher.

 

The team captains Aideen Loughran and Shauna McQuaid line out with the officials.

The team captains Aideen Loughran and Shauna McQuaid line out with the officials.

 

Katriona McQuaid looks for help.

Katriona McQuaid looks for help.

 

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Posted in Carrickmore, Club Football, St Macartans

Omagh St Endas Vs Dromore – 2014 Tyrone GAA SFC, Semi Final

Omagh St Endas staged a late late show in Carrickmore on Saturday evening when a last gasp goal from Jason McAnulla was enough to overturn a 2 point deficit into a one point win and a place in this year’s Tyrone SFC final against Carrickmore or Ardboe.

Played in changeable weather conditions, the first half was rather uneventful with both teams playing a more defensive style of football with neither team taking any gambles in going forward – to be honest it was pretty mundane to watch and the live feed from the classic Kerry Vs Mayo replay on my phone provided more entertainment!

The second half was better and Omagh, who created the better chances, should have been further ahead in the final 10 minutes. Tyrone’s Ronan O’Neill levelled the game with minutes on the clock but was sent off seconds later for an off the ball incident. Dromore then went down the field and scored two massive points and as the crowd started to leave, one final late Omagh ball into the Dromore square and found McAnulla’s fist who finished superbly past Peter Ward.

Well done to them on making their first final since 2005, a lot of players in that team who deserve a county medal.

Full time score; Omagh St Endas 1-07 Dromore 0-09.

The Dromore St Dympna's senior team.

The Dromore St Dympna’s senior team.

 

The Omagh St Enda's senior team.

The Omagh St Enda’s senior team.

 

Captain's Hugh Gallagher and Sean O'Neill with referee Eamon McHugh.

Captain’s Hugh Gallagher and Sean O’Neill with referee Eamon McHugh.

 

Some great work by Conan Grugan in midfield.

Some great work by Conan Grugan in midfield.

 

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Posted in Club Football, Dromore, Omagh

Trillick Vs Pomeroy – 2014 Tyrone GAA IFC, Semi Final

Trillick became the first team to make the Tyrone Intermediate championship final this year after a fine 13 point victory over Pomeroy on Saturday afternoon.

The reds looked comfortable from the start of the game and had plenty of names on the scoresheet with Daire Gallagher, Lee Brennan, Stephen O’Donnell and the Donnelly brothers of Richard and Mattie all making massive contributions to the team effort. Pomeroy have to be given a lot of credit for the way they battled to the end and they gave plenty for the Trillick defence to do with big displays from Chris Colhoun, Hugh Pat McGeary, Frank Burns and Ciaran McGeary. But it was Trillick who progress to the Intermediate championship final in a couple of weeks time as they look to regain promotion back up to senior football for 2015.

Full time score; Trillick 3-15 Pomeroy 1-08.

Trillick line out in Carrickmore.

Trillick line out in Carrickmore.

 

Pomeroy Plunketts hoped to continue their good run of form on Saturday.

Pomeroy Plunketts hoped to continue their good run of form on Saturday.

 

Team captains Hugh Pat McGeary and Mattie Donnelly with referee Brian McCallion.

Team captains Hugh Pat McGeary and Mattie Donnelly with referee Brian McCallion.

 

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Carrickmore Vs Augher – 2014 Tyrone GAA SFC, Quarter Finals

Carrickmore progressed to the semi finals of the Tyrone SFC on Saturday evening after overcoming a valiant effort from Augher in Dunmoyle.

Augher looked to have the result in the bag and were certain to cause a major upset in the championship after 55 minutes when they lead by a single point, however they just fell short of the finish line after Carmen’s experience saw them finish off the game with 2 points to spare. Augher were the better team on the day and could have been further ahead at HT if they took their chances but it’s Carrickmore who progress to the semis next weekend when they meet Ardboe.

Full time score; Carrickmore 0-10 Augher 0-08.

The Carrickmore team line out in Dunmoyle.

The Carrickmore team line out in Dunmoyle.

 

The Augher St Macartans team.

The Augher St Macartans team.

 

Colm McGurk in action for Carrickmore.

Colm McGurk in action for Carrickmore.

 

Martin Penrose scores an early point.

Martin Penrose scores an early point.

 

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Moortown Vs Ardboe – 2014 Tyrone GAA Minor Championship Final

Moortown minors ended the 2014 season on a high when they achieved the double on Friday night after defeating Ardboe in an entertaining Tyrone MFC final in Coalisland.

Moortown raced into a 7 point lead early on but Ardboe found themselves fortunate enough still to be within reach of creating an upset at HT when they only went in one point behind on a scoreline of 2-04 til 2-05. The second half was interrupted by 15 minutes due to the injury to influential Ardboe player David Mulgrew who had to receive medical attention. Ardboe failed to get over the loss of the Tyrone minor and although they scored a late goal to leave the gap 3 points, it was Moortown who deservedly became the Grade 1 double champions of Tyrone.

Full time score; Moortown 3-10 Ardboe 3-07.

The Moortown team line out in Fr Campbell Park.

The Moortown team line out in Fr Campbell Park.

 

The Ardboe minor team line out in Coalisland.

The Ardboe minor team line out in Coalisland.

 

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Michael O'Neill creates an attack for Ardboe.

Michael O’Neill creates an attack for Ardboe.

 

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Dromore Vs Clonoe – 2014 Tyrone GAA SFC, Quarter Final

Dromore produced the shock of the weekend when they defeated last year’s Tyrone SFC champions Clonoe at the quarter final stage in Carrickmore on Sunday night.

Clonoe surged into a very early lead in the opening 15 minutes going up 0-07 to no score ahead and it looked like they were going to sail through the game. However, many will agree that the east Tyrone side let their guard down and they allowed Dromore to creep back into the game approaching HT. Scores from Eoin McCusker and Ruairi Sludden cut the 7 point lead into 5 points at the end of the half.

The 2011 champions continued to claw their way into the game in a second half which only saw Clonoe score 3 points in 30 minutes. Ricey McMenamin scored a fantastic equalising point on the 60th minute and as the Clonoe players pushed forward for a winning score, the ball broke kindly for Dromore and they found Colm McCullagh who had time to fist the ball over the Clonoe bar for an injury time one point victory.

Full time score; Dromore 0-14 Clonoe 0-13.

The Dromore team line out in Carrickmore.

The Dromore team line out in Carrickmore.

 

Clonoe Rahillys couldn't repeat their success from last year.

Clonoe Rahillys couldn’t repeat their success from last year.

 

PJ Lavery hits the ball forward for Clonoe.

PJ Lavery hits the ball forward for Clonoe.

 

Stevie McNulty shields the ball from Eoin McCusker.

Stevie McNulty shields the ball from Eoin McCusker.

 

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Posted in Clonoe, Club Football, Dromore