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Heartbreak for Coa as Rockcorry make semi

By John Campbell

Fermanagh champions Coa suffered heartbreak in the Ulster Club Junior Football Championship quarter-finals when they lost to Monaghan side Rockcorry by 0-16 to 1-10.

Coa trailed by 10 points after the opening 25 minutes but when they did rouse themselves they showed spirit and character.

Darren McQuade helped himself to seven points and Leon Charters rifled in a late goal, but when McQuade was shown a red card and skipper Eoin Donnelly subsequently departed to a black card, Coa were left floundering.

Faughanvale broke a seven-year cycle of Derry depression in the Ulster Junior Club series when they just got the better of Tyrone side Brackaville at Healy Park, Omagh.

Faughanvale found an extra gear after the break to come out on top by 1-10 to 1-9.

Cavan club Templeport beat Donegal side Naomh Ultan by 3-12 to 1-5. And there was a further bonus for Down side Glassdrumman who beat Antrim representatives Glenavy by 1-11 to 16.

Meanwhile, Donaghmore of Monaghan produced a performance of typical quality in the Ulster Ladies' senior football final, to dash Donegal side Termon's hopes of back-to-back successes, 0-14 to 0-7.

The game was billed as a shootout between two of the most accurate forwards in Ulster but, in the end, Cathriona McConnell's nine points was enough to win the game on their own. At the other end, Geraldine McLaughlin who had helped herself to 4-4 in the final last year, cut a frustrated figure long before the game was over.

Termon were 0-4 to 0-9 down at the break and their woes were compounded when Therese McCafferty was sent to the sin-bin for persistent fouling.

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