Football

Brady leads the charge as Ballymaguigan take Derry junior title

Ballymaguigan players and supporters celebrate after their Derry JFC win over Moneymore    Picture: Margaret McLaughlin
Ballymaguigan players and supporters celebrate after their Derry JFC win over Moneymore Picture: Margaret McLaughlin Ballymaguigan players and supporters celebrate after their Derry JFC win over Moneymore Picture: Margaret McLaughlin

Premier Electrics Derry JFC final: Ballymaguigan 2-15 Moneymore 0-7

BALLYMAGUIGAN completed a domestic treble with a comfortable victory over Moneymore at Owenbeg on Saturday night.

Star man Tomás Brady led the charge with 1-6 to his name. He was fouled for Ballymaguigan’s second goal, a penalty slotted to the net by Daniel Bradley who made his return, from the bench, after a spell working in Canada.

It caps off a season that saw Patsy Bateson’s men win every competitive game they played and they’ll host Cavan champions Arva in the Ulster Club series.

Ballymaguigan had to fend off a stiff Ballerin fightback in the semi-final but this was a totally different. From the moment Brady fed Ciaran McIvor, an All-Ireland Masters winner with Derry, for the opening point, straight from the throw-in, they never looked back.

Moneymore were reliant on the free kicking prowess of Tiernan Kelly and Tieran O’Neill.

With Brady, McIvor, Michael Spiers and centre back Paudie Martin chipping in with scores, Ballymaguigan were 0-10 to 0-3 ahead and had one hand on the Joe Brolly Cup.

The hammer blow came in the 40th minute with Bradley’s penalty opened a 1-11 to 0-4 lead before Brady’s goal applied the finished to a scintillating personal performance.

SCORERS

Ballymaguigan: T Brady 1-6, D Bradley 1-0 pen, P O’Neill (1free, 1 mark), B McGlone (1 free), M Spiers, C McIvor 0-2 each, P Martin 0-1

Moneymore: T Kelly 0-3 frees, T O’Neill 0-2 frees, R Young and D Kelly 0-1 each