Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 24 July 2014

Markey Cup: Ballygawley 0-5 Cookstown 018

Holy Trinity Cookstown will play Rosses Community School in the Ulster U-18 Vocational Schools’ Markey Cup final next week after overcoming St. Ciaran’s Ballygawley at Clonmore yesterday.

The winners were the dominant force from the word go and their place in the decider was assured long before the final whistle.

Kieran McGeary, Declan McClure and Brendan Burns supplied first half points as they established a 0-12 to 0-3 interval lead. Cillian Barkey and Sean Hackett scored a brace each for St. Ciaran’s but they can have few complaints as a Holy Trinity side coached by John McKeever and Peter Canavan played outstanding football.

Matthew Heagney hit superb points after the break with Shea Coney weighing in with a few as well as they sent out a warning that they are eager to end an eight-year wait and win their fourth Markey Cup title.

Holy Trinity: J McCourt, R Mullan, S Gervin, P Warnock, M Hughes, D McNulty [0-1], M Mills, S Coney [0-2], A Devlin, C Coyle, D McClure [0-3], M Cassidy [0-1], K McGeary [0-3], B Burns [0-2], M Heagney [0-6]. Subs: B Potter for McClure, C Dorman for Coyle, J McAuley for Hughes, SP Quinn for McGeary, E Coyle for Cassidy

St. Ciaran’s: P O’Hagan, A Quinn, E McCaffrey, S McKenna, M Muldoon, J Lennon, C Owens, R O’Keefe, N Hagan, S McKenna, C Barkey [0-2], F Kelly, N Ward [0-1], S Hackett [0-2], S Murphy. Subs: L Hackett for O’Keefe, D Kavanagh for Hagan

Referee: G Corrigan (Down)

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