24 September 2015 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Carrickmacross   1-15

Tyholland 2-11

CARRICKMACROSS booked their place in the final of the McElvaney Waste and Recycling Intermediate Football Championship with a point from a ‘45 two minutes into stoppage time to the huge disappointment of Tyholland who had contributed so much to this free-flowing, hugely exciting contest that built to an exhilarating finish in Clontibret on Saturday afternoon last.

In any analysis though Tyholland had done enough to at least get a second bite at the cherry, they were level with the favourites at half-time and took a three points lead early in the second half only to see Carrickmacross fight back to parity. Again Tyholland raised their game but a goal and three points between the 20th and 24th minutes of the second-half gave Carrickmacross a five points lead and victory and a vindication of their favourites tag looking ensured.

That all changed dramatically though in the following minutes as two Tyholland substitutes plundered two goals to leave the sides deadlocked going into stoppage time and while a draw would have been a fair enough result Carrickmacross came with one last surge that saw them awarded a ‘45 that was converted by Stephen Gollogly to send them through and leave Tyholland utterly dejected that the huge effort they have put in and the exciting football they had produced had come to nothing. Their disappointment was further exacerbated when cornerback Paul Coyle was issued with a red card by the referee after the final whistle as the players were leaving the field.

Carrickmacross opened the scoring with a point by James Conlon ….


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