Omagh and Maghera each hit 7 in Corn na nÓg semis

November 16, 2019

Danske Bank Corn na nÓg semi-finals
St Patrick’s Maghera 7-9 St Colman’s Newry 2-10
Omagh CBS 7-14 St Macartan’s Monaghan 0-7

THE Maghera and Omagh CBS juggernauts have made their way into the Danske Bank Corn na nÓg final after two more goal-fests yesterday.

The Derry boys were in Derrytresk and scored 4-5 in the opening half punishing every mistake that St Colman’s made despite the Newry side competing well throughout with Charlie Tumilty, James McNeill-Keenan, Pearse Magill, Ryan Duffy, Benny Duffy and Emmet Magill all prominent.

Danny Cunnigham scored the St Colman’s first half goal, but his side was 4-5 to 1-6 down at the break with goals from Tiarnan McCormick, two from Conor Downey and a penalty from Ciaran Chambers right on the half-time whistle.

Although Benny Duffy scored a goal for St Colman’s in the second half, majors from Ciaran Chambers, Tiarnan McCormick and Dara McPeake eased Maghera into the final.

In view of the final score line it is a surprising that there was little to separate Omagh CBS and St Macartan’s over the first 20 minutes of their semi-final. Then suddenly Omagh hit 2-3 in five minutes and the Monaghan challenge collapsed.

At half-time it was 2-7 to 0-4, the goals scored by Sean Broderick and Aidan Colton and, despite the resistance from Tommy Mallon, Donnacha Connolly, Oisin Murray and Sean Callan, Omagh pushed on to score 5-7 to 0-3 during the second half.

The final is scheduled for the second half of next week.

St Patrick’s : Ciaran Chambers (2-2), Conor Downey (2-1), Tiarnan McCormick (2-0), Dara McPeake (1-0), Fionbarr McShane (0-4), Fionn McEldowney (0-2).

St Colman’s : Danny Cunningham (1-4), Benny Duffy (1-1), Charlie Garvey (0-2), James McNeill-Keenan (0-2), Pearse Magill (0-1), Emmet Magill (0-1).

Omagh CBS : Reese McAleer (2-2), Charlie Donnelly (1-2), Sean Broderick (1-0), Niall McCarney (1-0), Aidan Colton (1-0), Paudie Dillon (1-0), Eoin Donaghy (0-5), Dillon Chism (0-3), Callum Daly (0-1), Nathan Farrey (0-1)

St Macartan’s : Tommy Mallen (0-3), Sean óg McElwain (0-2), Tom Doherty (0-1), Caolan Tracey (0-1)