Killyclogher 2-10 Cargin 1-08

Our Seniors defeated Cargin of Antrim yesterday, Sunday, in Healy Park in the Ulster Senior Club Championship Quarter Final on a score of 2-10 to 1-08.

They now go on to play Derry Champions Slaughtneil in two weeks time.

Thank you for all the support yesterday and we hope to see you all again for the Semi Final.

Match report courtesy of The Irish Times:

Killyclogher 2-10 Cargin 1-8

Killyclogher’s first ever Ulster Club SFC win, helped by a magnificent Mark Bradley goal, set up a semi-final clash with Slaughtneil.

The Tyrone champions were always in charge of this Healy Park tie, and restricted their opponents to just two scores from play until Ryan McKernan scrambled home a stoppage time goal.

Bradley smashed home a brilliant 13th minute 18 yard strike for his side’s first score, after Tomas McCann and Kieran Close had edged the Antrim men ahead.

And the Tyrone champions added a second goal in the 17th minute, this one an eye-catching team score finished to the net by James Carlin from Conall McCann’s cross.

Paul McCann’s 21st minute point was Cargin’s only score from play in the opening half, but they trailed by just three at the break, after McCann and Close hit the target again from placed balls.

It was 2-2 to 0-5 at the interval, but the Red Hand title-holders stepped up the tempo with five points inside the opening ten minutes of the second half.

Bradley converted a couple of frees, and there were quality scores from play from Simon O’Neill and Conall McCann.

The McCann brothers, Michael and Tomas, pulled back points, but the Saffron representatives were seven behind going into stoppage time, before full forward McKernan grabbed a consolation goal.

Both sides finished with 14 men after Cargin’s Tony Scullion and Killyclogher captain Martin Swift picked up second bookings.

Killyclogher: S Fox, M Swift, D Gorman, G Sludden, T McCann, E Bradley, G Wallace, C McCann (0-1), F Meenagh, A Kelly, J Carlin (1-1), N Donnelly (0-1), E McFadden, M Bradley (1-3 (0-2f), S O’Neill (0-4, 2f). Subs: T Flanagan for Carlin, C Donnelly for E Bradley, T Cox for C McCann, D Leonard for A Kelly.

Cargin: J McNabb, D McKeever, M Kane, K O’Boyle, R Devlin, J Crozier, J Laverty, G McCann, J Carron, K Close (0-2, 2f), M McCann (0-1), P McCann (0-1), T McCann (0-4, 4f), R McKernan (1-0), M Magill. Subs: T Scullion for O’Boyle, M Kelly for Magill, E McGroggan for Close, K McShane for Devlin, D Johnson for Carron (BC)

Referee: P Hughes (Armagh).”

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