7 September 2012 No Comments by The Northern Standard


A HUNGRIER Drumhowan brought a degree of intensity to this junior championship semi-final that proved just that little bit too potent for a Clones side who gave their all throughout but who could not prevent one of the favourites moving through to the final with a little bit to spare.
Drumhowan were only headed once in the entire contest and that after just 30 seconds when Paul Shiels opened the scoring with a point for Clones but thereafter Drumhowan more or less dictated the course and pace of the game with the accuracy of Colm Lambe, especially from frees, being a crucial element in their victory.
Lambe finished top scorer with eight points, six of those from frees and it was his accuracy that helped them maintain an edge throughout. Drumhowan were six points in front at half-time and while Clones got it back to four in the early stages of the second-half they were never able to close the gap sufficiently to threaten Drumhowan’s position.

Sheils opener
Paul Shiels opened the scoring with a point for Clones after just 30 seconds, David Freeman the provider. Clones though were not to score again until the 14th minute by which stage Drumhowan had registered points from Michael Atkinson in the third minute and three from Colm Lambe, one from play in the fourth minute and two from frees in the sixth and 11th minutes and they also had another effort off target while a shot by Kieran Mooney dropped short to Clones keeper Damien McGorman.
Clones now responded with …

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