Trillick and Rock beaten in penalty shoot-outs


TWO Tyrone teams fell victim to the new penalty shoot-out system after a drama-laden weekend of Ulster Club Championship action.
Both Trillick (Senior) and Rock (Junior) saw their dreams of provincial glory dashed in the most agonising of circumstances.
The Reds were beaten 6-5 on spot kicks after their riveting Senior Championship first round tussle with Derrygonnelly ended in stalemate (1-17 to 3-11) after extra-time at Brewster Park in Enniskillen.
Ryan Gray netted twice for Trillick, with James Garrity their other goalscorer as the Tyrone champions made light of the injury sustained by Mattie Donnelly in the run-up to half-time to go toe to toe with the Erne heavyweights over eighty pulsating minutes.
There was similar spot-kick sorrow for the Rock at Celtic Park on Saturday evening when they lost out to Buncrana in the Ulster Junior Championship semi-final on spot kicks.
The sides couldn’t be separated after extra-time ( 2-11 to 1-14) and so the match went to sudden death drama from penalties, with the Inishowen men holding their nerve to prevail 4-3.
The sole Tyrone representative still standing in the Ulster series is Galbally who were pushed all the way in their Intermediate first round tussle at Healy Park before squeezing past Cavan outfit, Laragh United, 1-17 to 2-13. Daniel Kerr’s late late goal helped to dig the Pearses out of a crisis.


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