Omagh cruise to MacCormack againJanuary 27, 2020
Danske Bank MacCormack Cup final
Omagh CBS 2-13 St Colman’s Newry 0-5
from Kevin Kelly in Lurgan
Omagh CBS retained the Danske Bank MacCormack Cup in surprisingly easy fashion when they ran out emphatic winners over a disappointing St Colman’s Newry side at the St Paul’s club in Lurgan yesterday evening.
The sides shared the opening half a dozen points but in the second quarter the Tyrone school cut loose on their way to establishing a healthy 1-9 to 0-4 interval advantage.
The Newry school had it all to do in the second half and despite having the wind at their backs they managed only a single point against a very disciplined Omagh CBS defence.
Danny Fullerton opened the scoring for the winners but a free from Andrew Gilmore followed by a superb effort from play from Dan McCarthy saw the lead change hands.
Conor McGillion and Gilmore traded points and after a superb effort from Fullerton had levelled matters Omagh CBS took over. A Fullerton free gave Omagh an advantage that they were never to lose before the same player was in the right place at the right time to palm to the net in the 25th minute.
Sean O’Donnell added a brilliant point with full forward Peter McGlinn also registering before Conor Murphy replied for St Colman’s. It was all Omagh though with Fullerton taking his first half haul to 1-6.
Just before the break the Newry lads created a goal chance but Adam Crimmins was denied by a great save from Oran Grimes.
St Colman’s needed a good start to the second half but they failed to capitalise on early possession as they kicked two wides and dropped a further two shots short into the arms of Omagh CBS keeper Grimes all inside the opening four minutes.
Eight minutes into the second half the game was over as a contest when impressive wing half back Brian Conway fired the ball low into the bottom left hand corner of the St Colman’s net.
The same player then tagged on an outstanding point from out on the right wing before Eoin Montgomery added a point from a free. St Colman’s lost McCarthy to the sin bin for a black card offence as Omagh piled on the pressure.
Gilmore opened Colman’s second half account from a placed ball but that was to be the only time that they would trouble the umpires in a disappointing half from their point of view. Midfielder Montgomery tagged on points from play and from a free as Omagh cruised to victory.
Omagh CBS: O Grimes, M Devlin, E Corry, R Burns, B Conway (1-1), R Donnelly, F Taggart, E McShane, E Montgomery (0-3, 2F), S O’Donnell (0-1), R Maguire, C McGillion (0-1), C Daly, P McGlinn (0-1), D Fullerton (1-6, 3F).
Subs: M Hayes for McGlinn, F Grimes for Fullerton, J McGurk for Maguire, E McConnell for McShane,
St Colman’s Newry: P McAteer, R Campbell, T Magee, P McGrane, M Hynes, S O’Hare, R French, L Fearon, C Lyons, R Fitzpatrick, A Crimmins, D McCarthy (0-1), C Murphy (0-1), A Gilmore (0-3, 2F), P Clancy
Subs: O Wilson for Lyons, C McLoughlin for Murphy, J Murtagh for Fitzpatrick, C McElroy for O’Hare
Referee: M McNally, Monaghan