Dromintee win Ulster with dominant display

Dromintee 3-6 Errigal Ciaran 0-5

Dromintee were crowned Paul McGirr u16 Ulster Club Championship winners with a dominant display against Errigal Ciaran.

Aidan O’Rourke’s side led the game from start to finish and two first half goals set them on their way.

Both sides struggled to settle into the game early on. There were a number of turnovers at both ends as both took some time to adapt to the breezy conditions.

The game was nine minutes old when Dromintee opened the scoring when Fionn Toale split the posts.

Diarmaid O’Rourke, who was named as Player of the Tournament, doubled his sides lead within sixty seconds.

Dromintee were crowned Paul McGirr u16 Ulster Club Championship winners with a dominant display against Errigal Ciaran.

Dromintee pushed further ahead in the next few minutes as they raised two green flags to make eight the difference.

O’Rourke rattled the net before Odhran Carnegie netted from way out after the Errigal Ciaran keeper had chased up the field.

Michael Walker followed it up with a score. He could have had a goal of his own, but for a fine save from Errigal goalie Jude Curran.

Still, Dromintee carried a nine-point lead into the half time break as they kept their opponents scoreless. 2-3 to 0-0 at the interval.

Turnaround

Errigal Ciaran opened their account at the start of the second period when full forward Shea McDermott chipped over a free.

It was soon cancelled out however by the silky Fionn Toale, who doubled his personal haul for the afternoon.

Dromintee were crowned Paul McGirr u16 Ulster Club Championship winners with a dominant display against Errigal Ciaran.
Photo Credit: Sinead Snaps

Michael Mullin and McDermott kept Errigal Ciaran in touch, but the gap was too large to close for the Tyrone men.

Dromintee midfielder Conor Laverty slotted over a score, which was cancelled out by Charlie Maguire.

Oisin Byrne got in on the scoring act with a goal, finishing a brilliant team move that started with a Conor Dunne turnover in defence.

McDermott and O’Rourke traded frees in the final few minutes as Dromintee landed a historic first ever Ulster crown.