St. Enda’s slay Crossmaglen in epic Ulster battle

November 2nd, 2014 | Senior Football & Hurling

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Ulster Club Championship quarter-final – Omagh St. Enda’s 2-8 Crossmaglen 1-9.

Just when you thought things couldn’t get any better, Sunday 2nd November, 2014, will go down as yet another historic day for the club as our seniors took the scalp of Crossmaglen Rangers in an epic quarter-final game at Healy Park.

Tipped as outright favourites for the All-Ireland, the Armagh men were commanding in the first half and carved out a 1-8 to 1-2 lead at half-time with Omagh’s goal coming from Ronan O’Neill in the 7th minute.

However the second half belonged to the Omagh men as they stood their ground against the Armagh champions who subsequently had two players sent off.

Although Cross scored first after the break, a remarkable scoring blitz from St. Enda’s yielded 1-6 without reply with Barry Tierney scoring the second goal ten minutes from the end before superb points from Conan Grugan and Ronan O’Neill sealed a sensational victory.

St. Enda’s scorers – Ronan O’Neill (1-4), Barry Tierney (1-0), Conan Grugan (0-2), Connor O’Donnell (0-1), Jason McAnulla (0-1).

St. Enda’s – Ryan Clarke, Hugh Gallagher, Justin McMahon, Stephen Mullan, Ciaran McLaughlin, Barry Tierney, Conor McMahon, Joe McMahon, Conan Grugan, Aaron Grugan, Jason McAnulla, Cathal McCarron, Connor O’Donnell, Ronan O’Neill, Conor Meyler.

Subs – Cormac O’Neill for Cathal McCarron (HT), Joe Colton for Conor McMahon (56 mins), Diarmaid Kerr for Ciaran McLaughlin (60 mins).

Read full match report from gaa.ie – here

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Barry Tierney palms the ball to the net for a crucial second half goal

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Ronan O’Neill brilliantly slots home his first half goal

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Conor Meyler shows off his AIB/TG4 Man of the Match award

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Barry Tierney bravely palms home a second half goal before colliding with the post

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