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Fr Rocks win in Donaghmore

posted Jul 28, 2013, 11:04 AM by Martin McGirr

Seniors win in Donaghmore
Fr Rocks seniors travelled to Donaghmore in the All County League on Sunday aiming to continue their unbeaten run of late. They came away with a hard earned two points which sees them climb into seventh position in the league on nine points. It proved to be a difficult battle with the Rocks showing great character throughout. Cookstown got off to a great start, with a point from play from John Gilmore, followed up by an Owen Mulligan double and a superb effort from Brian O'Neill, which put them four ahead after eight minutes. Donaghmore did reply before Owen Mulligan kept the lead to four on fifteen minutes. The home side however took control and went on to kick five points in a row before the break in a poor period for Cookstown. Leaving the score 6-5 to St Patrick's at the interval. Fr Rocks again got off to a great start after half time with Shea McGarrity and Conor Mullan scoring from play, before Donagmore found the net to lead yet again. The sides exchanged scores for the next ten minutes with Owen Mulligan, a Christopher Eastwood double and a great effort from Shea McGarrity keeping FrRocks in touch, but trailing by a point. A superb free with the outside of the boot from Mulligan equalised the contest with five minutes to go, before Christopher Eastwood extended the lead. A late rally from the home side was not enough and Cookstown held on to win on a final scoreline of 1-9 to 0-13. This was an excellent win for the Rocks who showed great character to dig out a win. The Fr Rocks scores on the day were; O Mulligan 0-5 (3frees), C Eastwood 0-3, J Gilmore 0-1, S McGarrity 0-2, B O'Neill 0-1, C Mullan 0-1. 

Reserves remain unbeaten
Fr Rocks reserves fought out an entertaining draw with Donaghmore on Sunday afternoon.  It finished 1-9 to 0-12 with the home team scoring a late equaliser to get a share of the spoils. Cookstown under performed in the first half but still lead 0-4 to 0-3 at the break. With points coming from Eoin Coyle, Matthew Carberry and Danny McElhatton. A Donagmore goal in the second half, meant that the young Rocks trailed by four with ten minutes to go, but the introduction of James McGahan swung the game in favour of the visitors, he kicked a brace of scores to leave the sides level before Christopher McNicholl kicked a brilliant score to put Cookstown into the lead. Donaghmore got a late equaliser, but Cookstown remain unbeaten this year.