Tir na nOg pick up the midweek league honours

Brian Mallon.

Brian Mallon.

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Tir na nOg enjoyed the midweek spoils in success over Eire Og for the B team by 0-12 to 0-8.

The Portadown players held the upper hand across play and midfielder Anton Toland posted the opening point with just 13 seconds on the clock.

James Donnelly increased the lead with a free and a commanding period before the break led to a James Donnelly score double, David Turley effort and Gerard Bailey contribution to the scoreboard.

Corey Edgar, Jordan McCooe and Peter Wilson worked hard as David Turley’s point left Tir na nOg clear at half-time by 0-7 to 0-3.

David Turley put up points either side of a James Donnelly attempt before Eire Og hit back to sit three down.

Damian Mallon produced a superb stop in the closing moments and a last-gasp David Turley point wrapped up victory.

TIR NA NOG: Dee Mallon, Dylan McCann, Michael Breen, Kevin Curran, Joe Weir, Corey Edgar, Adam Smith, Jordan McCooe, Anton Toland, Eoin Bates, James Donnelly, James Waterson, Peter Wilson, David Turley, Gerald Bailey.

The club’s under eights lined out across two 10-a-side squads against Clann Eireann for the first home programme of the season.

The under 10s handed minutes to 21 players against Ballyhegan on Sunday, with boys reminded that training continues tonight (Friday) from 6-7 o’clock.

Tir na nOg seniors suffered a 2-12 to 1-6 defeat against Dromintee - with Brian Mallon’s goal the Tir na nOg highlight.