U14 Tyrone Vocational Schools Football Final
Dean Maguirc College Carrickmore 5-8 St Ciaran’s Ballygawley 5-5
In a wet, cold and wintery Clonmore a resilient second half performance by The Dean saw them over turn an eight point half time deficit to lift the U14 trophy. In the exciting contest, refereed by Sean Quinn (Brackaville), it was St Ciaran’s who eventually adapted to the inclement conditions better to establish a 4-4 to 2-2 lead. The Dean finding it difficult to contain St Ciaran’s full forward Niall Molloy. Half time, however, allowed The Dean to regroup and they found their stride much better in the second half. They didn’t have it all their own way though as St Ciaran’s chipped away at the score board throughout the second half. With ten minutes remaining full forward Kevin Corcoran slammed to the St Ciaran’s net to bring the teams level. There followed an end to end period when both teams had several scoring opportunities each. It was both defences who held out stoically to maintain the deadlock. This was eventually broken when a well worked move by The Dean saw Ciaran Daly rifle the ball to the net which eventually claimed the spoils for his college.
Richard Thornton presenting to Ronan Lagan Dean Captain
U16 Tyrone Vocational Schools Football Final
St Ciaran’s College, Ballygawley 3-4 Holy Trinity College, Cookstown 0-8
In a keenly contested affair St Ciaran’s College edged away from HolyTrinityCollege in the last ten minutes. A fortunate goal from a speculative shot enabled the Ballygawley side to see out the last few minutes with a five point cushion following the red carding of their captain Enda McGarrity. With two points separating the sides at half time St Ciaran’s stretched this to three mid-way through the second half. Holy Trinity did not lie down though and responded magnificently with well taken points to leave the minimum between the sides. St Ciaran’s countered with a point from a free and their goal near the end sealed victory minutes before referee Stephen McNamee blew the final whistle.
Fri 25th Jan
Richard Thornton presenting to Enda McGarrity (L) and Nathan Grimes (R)