McBrien leads Enniskillen to MacRory promised land

Danske Bank MacRory Cup Final 2019

St.Michael’s Enniskillen 0-16

Omagh CBS 2-6

From Odhrán Crumley in Armagh

St.Michael’s Enniskillen have claimed the Danske Bank MacRory Cup for the first time since 2012 with a four point win over Omagh CBS in Armagh.

Man of the match, Darragh McBrien kicked seven points over the course of the hour in a spectacular performance, as the margin of victory did not wholly emphasise his sides dominance.

The Ernesiders led 0-11 to 0-3 at the break courtesy of five first half scores from the aforementioned O’Brien. Things could have been a lot worse for the Tyrone men as Michael Glynn slipped to send a 13th minute penalty over the bar.

Despite such a resounding lead at the break, the Fermanagh representatives had to effectively ‘win’ the game twice as Omagh launched a resurgent comeback.

Daniel Fullerton hammered home a 43rd minute penalty to kickstart the CBS response as a huge score from Cormac McBride added further belief.

Substitute Sean McDonagh hit 1-3 without reply as the gap was reduced to two.

However, the champions elect would finish strongest with Conor Love pointing before a brace from McBrien sealed the title.

St.Michael’s Enniskillen: Seán McNally, Luke Flanagan, Garrett Cavanagh, Josh Horan, Aichlinn O’Cathain, Josh Largo- Ellis (0-1), Ronanr McHugh, Brandon Horan, Joe McDade, Caolán Duffy, Michael Glynn (0-4, 0-1 pen), Darragh McBrien (0-8, 2F), Pól McKervey (0-1), Conor Love (0-1), Tom Keenan. Subs: Garvan Quigley (0-1) for Keenan, Rian McGovern for McKervey 

Omagh CBS: Oran Grimes, Cormac McBride (0-1), Antoin Fox, Ronan Hollywood, Tom Donaghy, Lorcan McBride, Rory Kennedy, Liam Gray, Aaron Montgomery, Simon Garrity (0-1), Daniel Fullerton (1-1, 1-0 pen, 1F), Eoin Montgomery, Ruairi Donnelly, Mark Hayes (0-1), Aodhán McConnell. Subs: Seán McDonagh (1-2) for Donnelly, Brian Conway for E Montgomery

Referee: Barry Cassidy (Derry)


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