20 June 2013 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Sean McDermotts 2-13
Killanny 1-06

SEAN MCDERMOTTS got their Universal Graphics junior Football Championship campaign off to a winning start with victory over Toome a couple of weeks back and they continued that rich vein of form on Sunday afternoon last when they easily disposed of Killanny in Drumhowan and laid down a marker that they will be involved at the business end of things later in the competition.

Apart from a brief period in the opening quarter Sean McDermotts dominated this tie throughout and never really allowed Killanny to establish a foothold in the game in any sector. They welcomed back Pauric McGuirk who lined out at full-back and restricted Peter Dooley to one point from play and with their talisman thus restricted Killanny struggled for scores. If Sean McDermotts however have one aspect of their play that they will seek to improve on it will be the number of chances they missed in the first half at the end of which they led by six points but they could well have had double that margin.

A light drizzle just before the start made for somewhat greasy conditions for part of the game but while Sean McDermotts exerted early pressure they failed to register being off target with one attempt and two others dropping short, before Killanny opened the scoring with a point by Peter Dooley in the fourth minute.

Derek McMahon equalised two minutes later with Dooley converting a free in the 11th minute to put Killanny in the lead for the second time. That however was as good as it was to get for the Geraldines as Sean McDermotts took increasing control particularly around midfield and with some excellent counter-attacking particularly from their halfback line they began to force the pace.

Points by James Treanor from a free and David McEntee had Sean McDermotts a …

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