ROCKCORRY ADVANCE TO FINAL

18 September 2015 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Rockcorry 2-13

Toome 1-07

By JOHN GRAHAM

ROCKCORRY are now just one step away from a return to intermediate ranks after booking their place in the final of the Universal Graphics Junior Football Championship at the expense of a Toome side for whom very little went right or the way they had planned on the day.

The adverse conditions at O’Neill Park last Sunday left handling and footwork difficult and contributed to errors on both sides but Rockcorry were the more assured outfit as they defended solidly, more than broke even in midfield and got all six starting forwards on the score sheet, the six registering all but two points of their total. It is worth noting too that 2-12 of Rockcorry’s total came from play.

Rockcorry were the more cohesive outfit and with a greater degree of determination won most of the personal battles with the duel between Mark Daly and Cormac Quinn one of the features of the game. Rockcorry too were superior as their halfbacks and midfield delivered good ball to the inside line that helped their full forward line of Lorcan Smyth, Mark McGuirk and Fergal McGeough to register 1-9 of their total between them, Mark McGuirk leading the list with 0-5.

Toome on the other hand struggled as their initial tactical approach of twin sweepers did not work and they then …

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