5 October 2012 No Comments by The Northern Standard


The Packie Boylan Cup will spend the winter in Drumhowan for the third time since 2006 after they deservedly held on to edge out Emyvale in the Universal Graphics Junior Football Championship Final last Sunday. Drumhowan’s win was their fifth in all, taking them level with Cremartin at the top of the roll of honour. Emyvale had lost just three times in 20 games this year prior to last Sunday and they went into the final on the back of rattling in 4-18 against Éire Óg in their final league match, so they had every reason to be confident, but they just didn’t perform on the day. Declan Brennan’s side were unable to match the intensity and work-rate that Drumhowan brought to Scotstown.
Colm Lambe won the Man-of-the-Match award after kicking 1-5 to take his 2012 championship tally to 4-17, but it was far from a one-man show for Drumhowan, who saw all six forwards get on the scoresheet. Kevin Mooney was a real driving force for them, while Kieran McElroy, David Millar and Kieran Mooney also got through a lot of work. Emyvale still had more than enough chances to win the game, as they had a total of 12 wides, including a late goal-attempt from James Bellew which went just past the post. They did find the net three times but they would have been better served to take their points on another couple of occasions when they tried to go for the jugular. Drumhowan now go into the Ulster JFC, which they won in 2008. Their first-round opponents will be the winners of the Donegal final between Downings and …

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