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St Colm's down the 'Dean' to book final spot

Ballygawley now stand in the way of a title bid

St Colm's down the 'Dean' to book final spot

Ryan McElhennon scored 0-3 for St Colm's. (Pic: Mary K Burke)

ARTHURS CUP SEMI-FINAL
U16.5 'C' Football

St Colm's Draperstown 1-13
Dean Maguirc Carrickmore 1-3


A controlled second-half and a clinching goal from Fearghal Bradley shot St Colm's through to another Ulster Final, after their Arthurs Cup semi-final win on Monday over Dean Maguirc Carrickmore.

They now face another Tyrone outfit, St Ciaran's Ballygawley, after their 1-13 to 2-7 win over St Columb's Derry in Tuesday's second semi-final.

Two years ago this St Colm’s squad were Gerry Brown (U14.5 'D') champions and have moved up a grade.

The Derry side took the early lead with two frees from Ryan McCullagh but were rocked when Dean Maguirc hit back with a goal.

St Colm's didn't flinch and responded to their setback and began to assume control of the game.  Points from Ryan McElhennon, McCullagh and Aodan McCallion helped them grab a slender leaded at the break, 0-8 to 1-2.

St Colm’s continued where they left off.  With the accurate McCullagh and McElhennon on target, they worked themselves into a commanding position. They later cemented their dominance with a goal from Fearghal Bradley.

St Colm's scorers: Ryan McCullagh (0-5, 3f), Aodan McCallion (0-4, 2f), Ryan McElhennon (0-3), Fearghal Bradley (1-0) and Joe McKenna (0-1).

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