The final of the Tyrone Senior football club championship was finalised on Sunday evening after Clonoe defeated title holders Errigal Ciaran by 6 points in Dungannon.
A huge crowd turned out to see the high quality spectacle which was nip and tuck for a large part. Both sides exchanged the lead thanks to score from Clonoe’s Danny McNulty, Connor McAliskey and Dwayne Quinn and Errigal’s Davy Harte, Ronan McRory and Ciaran McGinley but a fantastic penalty save from Errigal goalkeeper John Devine prevented Clonoe moving ahead. However minutes later, a rebounded shot of the post dropped down to Paul Coney who struck the back of the net to give Clonoe a 1-06 to 0-06 advantage.
Clonoe opened the scoring right away in the second half and from then they controlled the remainder of the game. Paul Coney, McAliskey, Stephen McNulty and Sean Hughes all added their names to the scoresheet to give them a 9 point lead before Errigal Ciaran captain Peter Harte struck back with a late goal.
Full time score; Clonoe 1-16 Errigal Ciaran 1-10.
Next Sunday’s Tyrone SFC final between Carrickmore and Clonoe is sure to be a great one, a real East Vs West Tyrone battle. Clonoe will be hoping to make an amends for their late defeat to Dromore in the 2011 final while Carrickmore will be hoping to pick their first senior title since 2005. A hard one to call now!
The Errigal Ciaran team line out in Dungannon.
Clonoe captain Stephen McNulty and Errigal Ciaran captain Peter Harte along side referee Eamonn McHugh.
Danny McNulty and Michaek McRory tussle for the ball.
Midfield action from O’Neill Park, Dungannon.