BLACKHILL’S APPETITE FOR WORK EARNS THEM PLACE IN THE FINAL

18 November 2016 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Blackhill 0-12
Downings 0-06

Blackhill produced a superb all round display to book their place in the AIB Ulster club Junior Football Championship Final for the first time when they proved too potent in every aspect of their play for Donegal champions, Downings, in Owenbeg on Sunday afternoon last.

From the outset the Monaghan champions went about their business in emphatic style and laid the foundation for this historic win with a very impressive opening half. In the Geehan brothers, Micheal and Tommy, along with Ciaran Courtney, they had pace that the Donegal side simply could not handle. With both Dermot Daly and Anthony Courtney solid at the centre of the park and the defence as a unit in superb form throughout they always had this contest under control.

The pace at which Blackhill moved the ball and their support play was a major difference between the sides as Downings were much more laboured in their endeavours and with that difference, Blackhill were always capable of breaking up their play by getting bodies in to turn the ball over repeatedly. They wasted little time in making an impact, 43 seconds to be precise, with Tommy Geehan raising the first white flag. Colin Gallagher did level …
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