Down reach Subsidiary Shield decider with a perfect 10
Omagh Academy 0 Down High School 10
Down High School will contest Monday's Danske Bank Subsidiary Shield final against their namesakes from Ballyclare at Queen's after yesterday's semi-final win.
Down's last-four clash with Omagh Academy was postponed last Saturday due to waterlogged pitches and following their narrow 10-0 victory in the rescheduled tie yesterday, they have only five days to recover.
Down had the better of the first period and warranted their 3-0 interval advantage when full-back Gregg Hadley kicked a long penalty from the 10 metre line.
Omagh put their opponents under a lot of pressure after the restart and did manage to cross the Down line but the ball was adjudged to have been held up.
With 10 minutes remaining, a break out of the home '22' allowed Down to regain control and their reward was a penalty which Hadley kicked into the corner.
Following a catch and drive, they were held up just short of the line but the score eventually came when captain and hooker Clayton Milligan crashed over for a converted try.
Relieved Down coach John Gunson said: "There was so little in it but I felt our pack put in a magnificent performance."