Dromintee face Errigal Ciaran in Ulster decider

The final of the Paul McGirr u16 Ulster Club Championship takes place on Saturday with Dromintee facing Errigal Ciaran.

The Armagh champions qualified for the decider with an eight-point semi-final victory over Down’s Carryduff.

It was all square at the halfway point, but a storming second half display got Dromintee over the line.

The St Patrick’s men rattled off eight unanswered points in the second period to book their spot in the decider, 0-11 to 0-3.

Diarmaid O’Rourke finished the game as top scorer, registering 0-5, with four of those scores coming from frees.

Odhran Carnegie and Fionn Toale shared 0-4 equally between them while Keane McArdle and Fergus Toale hit 0-1 each.

Managed by Kevin Toale, the new Armagh Minor boss Aidan O’Rourke and Stephen Dyas, Dromintee edged out St Peter’s to win the Armagh Minor Championship after a replay.

A number of the players lining out in Saturday’s final are also part of O’Rourke’s Orchard Minor squad ahead of the upcoming season.

This batch are a historic group for Dromintee and are the first side from the club to compete in an Ulster final.

Tough test

They’ll need to be on top form to claim the trophy on Saturday however as they face a goal hungry Errigal Ciaran.

Dromintee’s defence was on top against Carryduff, and they’ll face a serious test in trying to keep another clean sheet.

Photo Credit: Sinead Snaps

The Tyrone champions knocked seven goals past Fermanagh’s Kinawley in the other semi-final.

Errigal Ciaran won handsomely to set up a decider date with Dromintee, earning a 7-10 to 1-1 victory.

Full forward Shea McDermott looks to be the danger man as he finished with a personal haul of 3-2 that day.

Michael and Ciaran Mullin also hit the net, as did substitute Dan Loughran, who raised two green flags.

It’s a historic occasion for this young Dromintee group, and one they’ll be determined to come out the right side of.