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Rock St Patrick's put Urris to the sword to clinch Ulster Junior Football title

By Peter Campbell

Rock St Patrick's won the Ulster Junior Football Championship title for the second time after an 11-point victory over Urris at Owenbeg.

The Tyrone champions, who were provincial champions in 2007, were well served by Conor McCreesh, who went into the contest with a mammoth 8-152 registered for his side in league and championship in 2014.

Having kicked four points in the first half, to see his team go in 0-6 to 0-4 in front at the break, the corner-forward smashed a goal two minutes into the second, following a pass from Eamon Ward as part of his 1-6 on the night.

Urris had manfully kept in contention but lost two vital players - centre-fielder Donal Kelly to a black card and centre-forward Eddie Kelly though injury.

But if truth be told, they were perhaps fortunate to be just the two points down at the interval.

James McCreesh was completely free with only the whites in Kieran Friel's eyes between him and goal but having opted to go high had to be content with a white flag and not a green once.

Rock St Patrick's, with three-time All-Ireland winner Ciaran Gourley dictating from centre-back, were always in command.

On 45 minutes, Ward tucked a second goal.

Mark McLaughlin missed a penalty for Urris on 52 minutes when he dragged his kick wide.

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