Maghera come from 4 down to snatch Corn na nÓg win

November 29, 2017

Danske Bank Corn na nÓg semi-final
St Patrick’s Maghera 3-13 Omagh CBS 2-12
Omagh CBS had a strongly-tipped St Patrick’s Maghera on the rack towards the end of this excellent Danske Bank Corn na nÓg semi-final in Mid Ulster Arena at Cookstown yesterday –but somehow Maghera hit back to reach next week’s final with St Patrick’s Cavan.
Maghera were the better team in the opening half, and although Sean O’Donnell answered a seventh minute goal from Setanta McLaughlin with Omagh’s goal, it was the south Derry school that looked comfortable with a 1-9 to 1-5 lead at the break.
That was to change dramatically in the 20 minutes after half time as Conor McGillian hit 1-3 early in the second half and Omagh went into a 2-11 to 1-10 lead with ten minutes left.
Two Jody McDermott frees and a point from Cathal Chambers took the lead back to a single point and then Michael Mulholland put Maghera back in front with a goal.
Over the next five minutes, Jared Brogan scored a point from play for Omagh, but they missed a 14 metres free and hit both the cross-bar and upright. And then they had to watch in agony as Maghera broke in injury time with Cathal Chambers racing clear to bury the ball in the corner of the net and claim a spot in the final.
St Patrick’s Maghera : Michael Mulholland 1-4, Cathal Chambers 1-2, Setanta McLaughlin 1-1, Jody McDermott 0-6.
Omagh CBS : Conor McGillian 1-4, Sean O’Donnell 1-3, Conor Bradley 0-4, Jared Brogan 0-1.