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Red-hot Quigley fires Roslea to final and boosts McMenamin

Scoring run: Sean Quigley was on form for Roslea Shamrocks
Scoring run: Sean Quigley was on form for Roslea Shamrocks
John Campbell

By John Campbell

New Fermanagh manager Ryan McMenamin has been given an early boost as he begins to map out his plans for 2020.

The triple Tyrone All-Ireland winning defender has watched the enigmatic Sean Quigley rack up 2-14 for Roslea Shamrocks in their two county championship semi-finals against Tempo, the kind of scoring return calculated to warm the cockles of the heart of any team boss.

In his team's drawn encounter with Tempo last weekend Quigley knocked over seven points but he really shot the lights out in Saturday's replay when he posted a stunning 2-7 in his team's 2-12 to 0-9 victory.

Roslea led by 1-4 to 0-4 at half-time before Quigley in particular squeezed the life out of Tempo after the break despite the valiant efforts of Aidan Breen, Conor Foye and Lorcan McStravick to mount a recovery.

In the other semi-final, Derrygonnelly Harps overcame Belnaleck by 2-8 to 1-6 with Kevin Cassidy's brace of goals central to their victory while Darragh McGurn poached a late goal for the Belnaleck side.

In the Tyrone senior football championship, Darren McCurry and Niall Morgan were to the fore as Edendork beat Tattyreagh by 2-14 to 0-8. Omagh St Enda's got the better of Dungannon Clarkes by 1-13 to 1-10.

Ciaran McLaughlin's goal for the winners was cancelled out by a similar effort from Dungannon's Padraig McNulty but with former Tyrone star O'Neill in particular offering a big threat, the Omagh outfit marched on.

And Carrickmore left Derrylaughan trailing in their wake by winning by 2-22 to 1-11.

Clonduff and Ballyholland advanced in the Down championship by beating Bryansford and Loughinisland respectively.

Tonight in the Down championship Bredagh will meet Longstone at Kilcoo (8pm) while Burren will face Rostrevor at Clonduff (8pm) in what should be a particularly interesting confrontation.

Veteran Monaghan ace Paul Finlay certainly brought his vast experience into play by scoring two goals for Ballybay in their 2-14 to 0-14 win over Inniskeen in the Monaghan championship.

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