Championship final stage the reward for Tir na nOg

Tir na nOg girls' under 16s have reached the Championship final.
Tir na nOg girls' under 16s have reached the Championship final.

Tir na nOg girls’ under 16s enjoyed derby delight to see off Pearse Og and secure a Championship final test against Granemore.

The win by 4-15 to 2-8 featured a commanding Tir na nOg performance under the management team of Declan Murphy and Colette Carvill.

“It is clear that ladies’ football in the club is thriving at the moment,” said assistant youth development officer Gregory Burke. “We are very proud of all the girls.”

Brooke McCann produced a smart save early on before Eva Lambe’s goal brace. Cloda Girvan, Clia Creaney, Orlaith Cullen and Catherine Lavery added to the scoreboard - with Rosie Donnelly, Georgia McNally and Caitlin Smith impressive overall.

Tir na nOg senior men secured a lift in the battle to beat the Division 1B drop with victory over Grange by 5-7 to 2-11.

Marc Davidson, Paul Carvill, Stephen McCann, Chris McDonald, Johnny McGurgan, Brian Mallon, Barry McDonald, Conan Judge, Declan Hawes, Conor Larkin, Conor McCormac and Jamie McAleenan each enjoyed significant moments.

The club’s boys’ minors suffered a single-point defeat by 3-10 to 3-11 against Armagh Harps.

Brendan Litter, Oran McGuckin, Mickey Smith, Decky O’Neill and Eamon Lavery registered points.

Conan Power, Malachy McGeough, Leo Monteiro and Nathan Fay produced strong contributions.


Annaghmore’s promotion bid suffered a blow on Sunday by 0-11 to 2-12 following a late Clann Eireann flurry of points.

Oisin MacIomhair posted the team’s opening score before Michael McConville’s pass was collected and guided over by Matthew Willis.

Matthew McNeice left it level and a Matthew Willis point ahead of half-time placed the sides on four apiece.

Ciaran MacIomhair had a shot saved and Clann Eireann took control before John McCormack and Oisin MacIomhair kept Annaghmore in contention.

Matthew Willis and Oisin MacIomhair provided Annaghmore with a points boost ahead of strong work from Daniel McQuade and Matthew McNeice.

However, Clann Eireann grabbed two goals and a number of points to turn the tables despite an Oisin MacIomhair free.

Michael Devlin, Paul Tennyson, Daniel McQuade and Matthew Willis proved key players for Annaghmore.

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