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7 September 2012 No Comments by The Northern Standard

EMYVALE 2-12
EIRE OG 0-06
By JOHN GRAHAM
IN THE end Emyvale who have been one of the favourites for the junior title since the start of the season, experienced little difficulty in booking their place in the final of the junior football championship as they ran out easy winners over an Eire Og side who were always facing an uphill battle.
This game was only a contest in the real sense of the word for most of the opening half with little between the sides and Eire Og’s tough tackling approach not allowing the ultimate winners to settle into their usual rhythm.
Any chance though that Eire Og had of causing an upset was based on them having 15 players on the field throughout but when they were reduced to 14 players with the dismissal of Kevin Skeath on a straight red card three minutes from half-time it left them facing a veritable mountain. Using the extra man to good advantage Emyvale moved three points clear at half-time and they had matters well wrapped up in the second half hitting Eire Og with an unanswered 2-6 between the fifth and 25th minutes to ease their way through to final.

Treanor point
Emyvale were in wasteful mood at times and hit a total of eight wides in the first half, three in the opening minutes, before they opened the scoring with a good point from John Thomas Treanor in the 5th minute.
Both sides were then in wasteful mood before Daniel McMahon converted a free to put Emyvale two in front in the 14th minute with Eire Og then getting off the mark with a point from a free by Ronan Cassidy a minute later.
Patrick Skeath brought Eire Og level in the 17th minute but that was to be their final score of …

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