Champions dash Omagh’s semi hopes


Sean O’Neill drives clear against Omagh

Dromore …0-14
Omagh 0-09
DEFENDING Senior champions Dromore progressed into the semi-finals of the 2017 competition with a emphatic victory over Omagh at Gardrum Park last night, dashing the visitors top four prospects in the process.
The St Dympna’s never trailed throughout a competitive 60 minutes and played the more consistent and cohesive football against a St Enda’s team which struggled to really hit their straps.
With the Championship looming, both sides suffered major injury blows inside the opening 10 minutes, with Sean McDonnell (Dromore) and Joe McMahon (Omagh) forced out of the fray, as the rain pelted down on a miserable evening.
Despite the gloomy elements, there was a pleasing cut and thrust to the proceedings in the first half, with 11 different players getting on the scoresheet.
The St Dympna’s looked the more purposeful and polished of the teams for the most part, with the experience of Ryan McMenamin, Cathal McCarron and Ronan McNabb giving them the edge.
The Dromore men established an early 0-6 to 0-2 advantage with Sean and Conor O’Neill, Sean and Ronan McNabb, Eoin McCusker and Niall Sludden all on target and, despite the best efforts of Conor O’Donnell, the St Dympna’s held their opponents at arm’s length to secure a deserved victory.
Sean McNabb top scored for the winners with three points while O’Donnell was the St Enda’s star performer with four.

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