Dungannon Clarkes pulled off a fantastic 9 point win over favourites Trillick on Sunday to become the Tyrone IFC champions and return back to senior football in 2015.
The Clarkes had the best possible start to the game when Patrick Quinn scored an early goal and from this point on they remained in charge of the game. Matthew Walsh added a second Dungannon goal soon after and despite some great points from Trillick’s Lee Brennan and Dara Gallagher, it was the Clarkes who went in at HT 2-04 to 0-09 ahead.
In the second half, the Clarkes had the advantage of a strong breeze which just added to the strength of James Slater’s side. Matthew Walsh added another goal and Trillick also found themselves a man down when Richard Donnelly was sent off for an off the ball incident. Padraig McNulty excelled in midfield for Dungannon and Trillick found it nearly impossible to get the ball out of their own half. Daniel Grimley added an unbelieveable fourth goal followed by further points by McNulty and captain Kiefer Morgan to make it a day never to forget for the Tyrone second’s capital.
Full time score: Dungannon Clarkes 4-11 Trillick 0-14.
Here are my best photos from the game.