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Omagh Accies secure All Ireland League return

Omagh Accies finished strongly to see off Boyne in their play-off

 

There were wild scenes of celebration on Saturday as Omagh Accies sealed promotion to the All-Ireland League with a 9-29 win away to Boyne RFC. 

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This historic victory in Drogheda comes 20 years after the club was last promoted to All-Ireland level. 
 
Playing their 33rd game of the season, the Ulster champions showed the same combination of intensity and flare that has been the benchmark of their success all year. 
 
While the scoreline at the end was convincing, the Accies had to wait until the 70th minute for their dominance to show on the scoreboard with tries from Neil Brown, Adam Longwell and a brace by man of the match Scott Elliott. 
 
“I’m absolutely delighted,” said head coach Phil Marshal. “Massive, massive pride in the team and their performance today. They really raised the bar. The last three games against the other provincial champions were brutally tough, but they sharpened us for this game. Each week we have seen a progression and today we raised it again.
 
“We have many more challenges ahead but we will start thinking about that next week. Today is time to celebrate as a club then move forward and upwards together.”
 
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