Moy Tir na nOg G.F.C. Notes (week comm 20605)

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					Moy Tir na nOg G.F.C. Notes (week comm 20/6/05)

Senior A.C.L. Division 1B

Eglish 0-4

Moy 2-8

Moy seniors bounced back from two recent league defeats to score a handsome win
away to near neighbours Eglish, last Friday night. The result keeps alive Moy hopes
of clinching a place in the Division 1B promotion play-offs at the end of the season
and is a welcome boost ahead of the forthcoming championship tie with
Donaghmore which will also be played at the resplendent Eglish ground.

On a near perfect night for football, it was the Moy men who were in control for much
of this encounter. The Tir na nOgs led throughout with all of the team's scores
coming from open play. Moy's defence was outstanding and, during the sixty plus
minutes of action, restricted Eglish to just four scores. Both sides were missing a
number of key players but Moy's superior strength in depth was evident on the night
and proved too much for an Eglish team struggling at the foot of the league table..

Full forward Colm Cavanagh got Moy off the mark after only twenty seconds when
he collected a pass from Neil Donaghy and fired straight between the sticks. Four
Eglish wides then followed before a well worked Moy move ended with Padraig
Laverty shooting a neat point in the 8th minute. Things got even worse for a wasteful
Eglish outfit just two minutes later as Moy captain Ryan O'Neill sent a high ball in to
Colm Cavanagh. Colm produced a terrific catch in the air before laying the ball off to
the on-running Kris Kavanagh whose low drive and perfectly placed shot finished in
the corner of the net for a wonderful goal. With Mark and Gary Jordan in dominant
form at the heart of Moy's defence, the visitors continued to forge ahead in the first
quarter. Padraig Laverty grabbed his second point, following more good play by Kris
Kavanagh and Colm Cavanagh, while the hard-working Colm Jordan also put
skipper Ryan O'Neill through for a well taken score to leave Moy 1-4 to 0-0 in front.

Eglish eventually opened their account from a free-kick midway through the first half
but that was cancelled out within three minutes as a quick-thinking Karol McQuade
directed a short free-kick to Ciaran Conroy who had the time and space to shoot
over the bar. To their credit, Eglish got the better of Moy for the remainder of this
half. The homesters converted another free-kick in the 25th minute and, soon after,
pointed from a '45' to reduce the deficit to five by the break. Moy were also dealt a
blow just before the short whistle when in-form full back Mark Jordan picked up an
injury and had to be replaced. Meanwhile, an interesting statistic from that opening
half was that Moy kicked just one wide compared to Eglish's tally of seven. Half-
Time Score: Eglish 0-3 Moy 1-5.

It was Colm Cavanagh who was quickest off the mark again in the second half when
he capitalised on some good approach play by Karol McQuade and the impressive
Gary Jordan to send over within three minutes of the restart. Eglish replied rapidly
with their only point of the game but Conall Duffy was on hand in the 41st minute to
restore Moy's six point advantage. Eglish's prospects of staging a comeback
worsened when their goalkeeper was red-carded for a clash with Colm Cavanagh at
the end of the third quarter. There then followed a lull in the scoring and, with the
heat of the night clearly taking its toll on both sets of players, the second half turned
into a very lack-lustre affair.

Colm Jordan did strike the upright for Moy during that barren period while most of
Eglish's attacking efforts were thwarted by the brilliance of Francie McQuade and
young Tommy Conlon in the Moy defence. A superb long range point from midfielder
Neil Donaghy after 55 minutes eventually broke the deadlock and, with Moy now in
complete control, substitute Mickey McCann capped a comfortable victory one
minute from the end when he received a pass from Kris Kavanagh and beat the
goalkeeper with a cool finish to the net. That late goal completed the scoring and
saw Moy emerge on the right end of a 2-8 to 0-4 scoreline. The Moy management
used their full quota of substitutes on the night and will have been satisfied with their
team's workmanlike performance. There were good displays all round for Moy with
Tommy Conlon edging the Man of the Match verdict for a very impressive showing at
corner back.

Team & Scorers: Ryan Kelly; Thomas Conlon, Mark Jordan, Mark Donnelly; Ryan
O'Neill (captain), Gary Jordan, Thomas McNicholl; Neil Donaghy (0-1) and Padraig
Laverty (0-2); Colm Jordan, Karol McQuade, Kris Kavanagh (1-0); Ciaran Conroy (0-
1), Colm Cavanagh (0-2), Conall Duffy (0-1). Subs Used: Francie McQuade (30
mins), Mickey McCann (52 mins, 1-0), James Donaghy (58 mins), Turlough
McKearney (59 mins) and Philip McQuade (60 mins).

League Record: Played 14, Won 7, Drawn 2, Lost 5, Points 16.

Adult/Youth Team News

Moy seniors and reserves play host to Omagh in Division 1B this Sunday (26 June).
The senior match will get underway in Pairc Thir na nOg at 3.45pm, and the reserve
game will have a throw-in time of 2.15pm. Meanwhile, Moy reserves were not in
league action last Friday evening as Eglish had requested a postponement of this

The opening round of fixtures in the Under 21 Championship were due to take place
on Thursday night of this week (23 June), with Moy having home advantage against
Moortown. A report of this game will be included in next week's notes.

Moy's minor championship match at home to Drumragh, which was postponed
earlier this week, has been re-fixed for Monday night next (27 June) at 8.00pm. Club
members and supporters are urged to come along to Pairc Thir na nOg and show
their supports for the lads in this important quarter-final tie.

Moy Under 16s are currently in training ahead of their league and championship
campaigns. The Tir na nOg juveniles, who will be competing in Grade Four this
season, open their league programme with a home game against Moortown next
Thursday (30 June) at 7.45pm. Moy will also play the following clubs (home and
away) in the league: Aghaloo, Clogher, Derrytresk and Stewartstown.

Moy Under 14s, who just missed out on qualification for the knock-out stages of the
league, are presently preparing for their eagerly awaited championship semi-final
against Brackaville on Saturday 2 July. Venue and throw-in time still to be

Moy Under 12s, who got their league campaign off to a winning start at home to
Moortown recently, travelled to Galbally on Wednesday past (22 June) for their
second match of the season in Grade Three. A summary of that game, as well as
their round three fixture away to Brackaville on Monday 27 June at 7.00pm, will be
included in next week's notes.


Moy Tir na nOg will host section F of the Under 8 Blitz, organised by Tyrone Youth
Committee, this Saturday morning (25 June). Our own Paul Mellon is the co-
ordinator for this section which will see U-8 teams from the following clubs taking
part: Derrylaughan, Brocagh, Moortown, Clonoe, Eglish and Moy. In preparation for
this event, all available members of the Moy GFC committee and Under 8 team
coaches/mentors are requested to come along to Pairc Thir na nOg at 10am.

The winning numbers in the club’s weekly lotto, drawn last Sunday night (19 June),
were 12, 16, 17 and 23. There were no winners of the jackpot nor consolation prize.
The jackpot currently stands at £1550. Tickets are priced at £1 and are available
from any committee member.

Good luck again to Philly, Sean, Ryan and all of the Tyrone senior squad and
management for the USFC semi-final replay against Cavan this Saturday.

Ladies News

Moy Ladies won their first championship game this season with plenty to spare when
they took on Galbally in Donaghmore last Saturday night.

Moy got off to an unpleasant start, kicking five wides within minutes of each other,
before Leona Gallagher hit a nice point with her left foot to finally settle the girls
down. After this opening score, Moy eased ahead and had several more scores from
midfielder Rhiona Laverty and Nina Murphy. Leona Gallagher also added a few more
as Moy seemed to settle into a steady flow of play. Galbally did attack on several
occasions but, due to tight marking from the Moy back-line, could not deliver a score.
It was not until Maeve McKearney was unfortunately sin-binned that Galbally used
the advantage of an extra player and managed to squeeze a goal in past the Moy full
back line. Galbally kept this attacking going and got another score and although Moy
got possession back in their forward line, the only score they could get was when a
long range free from Nina Murphy dropped into the back of the net, leaving her team
only a few points in front at the break.
The second half saw better attacking from the Moy with a number of points and
another goal being added. Moy used this half to make some changes to the game
and, with a strong sub bench to choose from, used a few substitutes. Moy were in
control of the game and, while not always playing the standard of football they would
have liked, ran out clear winners. Well done to all the players and managers and
thanks to those that came out and supported the team. Also thanks to Donaghmore
whose pitch and facilities were in immaculate condition.

The seniors do not have a league match in the next few weeks but training

The minors have a big game on Tuesday night when they are in the final of the
league. They take on Omagh in Dunmoyle at 7.30pm. This game will be very close
and supported would be appreciated. Good luck to the team and managers.


Colin Mackle (P.R.O.)

Ceann Ban, Kilmore, Moy

028 38 891691

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