Derrynoose 1-15 Tullysaran 1-12
Derrynoose were three-point winners over Tullysaran on Friday night as they progressed to the last eight of the IFC.
Having trailed by five early in the game, Paul Hagan’s side produced the goods in the second half to turn things around.
A goal midway through the second period put Derrynoose in the driving seat and they never looked back.
It was score for score early on, with Jack Fox and Conor McNally swapping points with Mark McKeever and Gavin Conlon.
Tullysaran shot ahead by five-points with a quickfire 1-2 in a matter of minutes midway through the first period.
Ryan Conlon got in on the scoring act while McKeever raised his second white flag. Then cam the goal, with McKeever getting on the end of it.
There was a fifteen-minute scoring draught before Derrynoose finally broke the deadlock through Mark Lennon.
Oisin McNally and Aaron Fox followed it up with scores while McKeever and McNally traded frees.
That left two-points the difference between the sides as they half time whistle sounded. Tullysaran ahead 1-5 to 0-6.
Oisin McNally and Ryan Conlon cancelled each other out while Conlon added a brace to extend their advantage.
Shea McNaughton slotted over a 45 while Conor McNally nailed a brace (one free) for Derrynoose.
McNally then tied things up before pushing Derrynoose into the lead for the first time with a goal.
McKeever and Gavin Conlon helped close the gap and Tullysaran got back on level terms with eight minutes remaining.
John Devine’s only registered one more point, but it was all Derrynoose in terms of the scoreboard.
Sean McGuigan nudged them ahead while Conor McNally and Davy McCreesh also raised white flags.
McKeever hit a 45 before McNally clipped over the final score of the evening, handing Derrynoose a deserved three-point win.