MCGARRITTY TO RESCUE WITH EXTRA TIME GOAL IN DING-DONG BATTLE

2 December 2016 No Comments by The Northern Standard

St Patricks Rock 1-12
Blackhill 0-14

It took extra-time to separate these sides at the end of a pulsating encounter in Newry last Sunday in a game where the Tyrone champions made that little bit better use of the chances that came their way, particularly in the latter stages. The crucial turning point came in the opening two minutes of extra-time when Aidan McGarrity hit 1-1, but even with that cushion, Rock had to dig deep into their reserves of commitment to hold out against a Blackhill side that pushed the issue right to the last second. Despite being defeated by the narrowest of margins, Blackhill left with a hugely enhanced reputation.

Conditions in Páirc Esler were far from ideal, with ground conditions somewhat greasy and lingering fog necessitating the floodlights being on from the start. That said, both sides served up some delightful ..
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