Thomas Clarke's end an era of waiting with penalty win over Trillick
DUNGANNON ended a 64-year wait for the Tyrone senior football crown with a dramatic penalty shoot-out victory over Trillick this afternoon.
As in their previous three outings in this year’s county Championship, Thomas Clarke’s went to extra-time and eventually to a second set of penalties, where corner-back Ciarán Barker netted the winner as they beat Trillick 8 spot-kicks to 7.
Kilcoo cantered to an eighth Down title in nine years with a seven-point victory over Carryduff in Newry this evening – their only frustration now being that they won’t have the chance to defend their Ulster title.
In Monaghan, Scotstown regained their crown with an emphatic win over Ballybay. Ballybay led 0-4 to 0-1 after the first quarter, but trailed by a couple at the break and, although they hung in gamely when Scotstown threatened to seize control in the second-half, they were overrun in the closing stages.
In yesterday’s Antrim SFC final, Cargin substitute and former county ace Ciarán Close landed the killer blow to Creggan’s hopes of winning their first senior title since 1954 with an expertly taken extra-time goal.
In the Derry SFC quarter-finals, Shane McGuigan feasted on an ocean of space to produce one of the best forward displays of the year that was ultimately the difference between Slaughtneil and Glen. Nine points, seven of them from play, was the greatest indicator of the 23-year-old’s improvement from even this time last year.
In the Down SHC final, Ballycran needed equalisers at the end of normal-time and extra-time to deny Portaferry. With the last puck of normal time, the brilliant Scott Nicholson fired over to level the game 1-14 apiece. And with just seconds remaining in extra-time and trailing by three, county ace Conor Woods lobbed his last-gasp free into the edge of the square and the ball somehow ended up in the Portaferry net.
SFC final: Cargin 1-22 Creggan 1-19 (aet)
IFC final: Moneyglass 2-9 Dunloy 1-8
JFC semi-final: St Comgall’s 1-12 Na Piarsaigh 0-8
IFC final: Clan na Gael 1-17 St Paul’s, Lurgan 0-10
JFC final: Belleek 2-9 Forkhill 0-15
SFC semi-finals Crosserlough 2-16 Castlerahan 0-16; Kingscourt Stars 2-12 Cavan Gaels 0-10
IFC semi-finals Butlersbridge 3-12 Bailieborough 2-6; Ballinagh 1-17 Ballyhaise 1-13
SHC final: Mullahoran St Joseph’s 2-9 Cootehill Celtic 1-11
SFC quarter-finals: Slaughtneil 0-15 Glen 0-12; Loup 0-16 Eoghan Rua, Coleraine 1-8; Ballinderry 2-12 Ballinascreen 2-9; Magherafelt 1-11 Swatragh 0-10
IFC quarter-finals: Greenlough 0-14 Lissan 1-2; Steelstown 3-14 Drumsurn 0-11; Castledawson 3-12 Glack 2-7; Faughanvale 3-18 Limavady 1-4
JFC Group A: Craigbane 3-14 Moneymore 0-10; Drum v Desertmartin MATCH ABANDONNED; Group B: Seán Dolan’s 2-11 Doire Colmcille 1-8; Ballerin 4-27 St Mary’s, Ardmore 1-8
SFC final: Kilcoo 0-16 Carryduff 0-9
SF relegation play-off final: Glenn 0-13 Darragh Cross 0-12
IFC final: Saul 3-10 Drumgath 0-14
JFC final: St Paul’s, Holywood 2-6 Aughlisnafin 0-10 (AET)
SHC final: Ballycran 2-18 Portaferry 2-18 (AET)
SHC semi-finals: Setanta 3-18 Burt 2-11; St Eunan’s 2-17 Buncrana 0-14
JFC semi-finals: Letterkenny Gaels v Convoy POSTPONED; Downings 1-10 Moville 0-7
JHC semi-finals Dungloe 2-16 Setanta 0-16; Carndonagh 1-11 Aodh Ruadh, Ballyshannon 0-11
IFC semi-final replay: Maguiresbridge 3-11 Belcoo 3-8
JFC semi-final: Derrylin 0-17 Newtonbutler 0-14
SFC final: Scotstown 1-14 Ballybay 0-7
IFC final: Monaghan Harps 1-16 Cremartin 2-10
JFC final: Aughnamullen 4-21 Seán McDermott’s 1-11
SFC final: Dungannon 1-12 Trillick 1-12 (AET, Dungannon win 8-7 on penalties)
IFC final: Edendork 1-17 Gortin 1-9
JFC quarter-finals: Cookstown 1-13 Brocagh 2-6; Kildress 5-22 Urney 1-8; Drumquin 2-11 Brackaville 2-9; Drumragh 0-11 Castlederg 0-8