Hard luck to the Seniors this week up at Slaughtmanus for Round 10. The effort can’t be faulted and playing into the wind in the second half they found it hard to pull back the deficit, losing out eventually to a score line of 2-12 to 1-7.
Well done to the Callan Gaels Minors. With the bare minimum 13 players up at Ballerin on a damp night, the lads put in a great performance to win 4-12 to 1-6.
The lads are now sitting 6 wins for 6 at the top of the league table. Great going lads, keep up the good work.
The Callan Gaels Minors travelled to Forglen last night for Round 5 of the league. A tough encounter was expected but in the end the lads coasted through on a 8-13 to 1-4 score line.
The latest win leaves us top of Division B2. Well done lads, keep up the good work.
Next match is next Monday night at Longfield vs St. Michael’s, all support welcome.
Played over at Glen , the Martin’s had a good first half and played some good football finishing the half on a scoreline of 2-6 v 1-3 in favour of the Martin’s. The second half Glen came right back into it, winning a number of frees to get back into the game. The Martin’s had a number of good attacks but misplaced passes and poor decision making left the Martin’s not registering a score in the second half. Game finished with Glen winning by a point on a score Lind of 2-6 v 1-10.
Team. Conan McCoy, Chrissy McCool, Simon Materson, Magic, Dara McElhennon, Conor shields , Ryan McEldowney, Oran O’Kane, Ryan McElhennon, Ryan Henry, Lachlan Murray, Conor Murthagh, Rory O’Hagan, Fearghal Bradley, Eoin ward: Callum McCoy, Ben O’Connor, Ryan Mitchell, Ronan Gavin, Dylan O’Neill, Lorcan Bradley
Our U14s had a very busy schedule last week when they played Bellaghy and Slaughtneil in the league. On Tuesday they played against a very strong free flowing Bellaghy side and despite losing 8-16 to 5-5 they showed great committment and a willingness to compete for the entire fifty minutes. On Thursday evening they played host to Slaughtneil in a tough game coming out on top 5-8 to 2-13. Desertmartin scorers were L Murray (1-4); F Bradley (2-0); R McEldowney (0-3); R Henry (1-1) and C Murtagh (1-0)
Well done to Callan Gaels Under 14 girls, who beat Coleraine this morning in a hard fought match at Longfield.
Callan Gaels 6-5 vs Coleraine 4-5.
Tuesday we played a very powerful Bellaghy team, scores were hard to come by and we struggled to cope with bellaghy’s direct football but we kept at it and had a stronger second half. Final scoreline Bellaghy 8-16 v Desertmartin 5-5
Team Conan McCoy, Chrissy McCool, Simon Materson, Dylan Ormsby, Ryan McEldowney 0-1, Conor shields , Dara McElhennon, Ryan McElhennon, Oran O’Kane, Conor Murtagh 0-1, Lachlan Murray 2-1, Ryan Henry 0-1, Eoin Ward 0-1, Fearghal Bradley 2-1, Rory O’Hagan: Magic , Jack Gregg, Ben O’Connor, Lorcan Bradley, Patrick Higgins, Ronan Gavin, Ryan Mitchell, Dylan O’Neill
Thursday we played Slaughtneil at home in what was a tough a physical encounter both teams committed to good hard running football, Martin’s came out in top in this lively encounter. Final score: desertmartin 5-8 v Slaughtneil 2-13
Team : Conan McCoy, Chrissy McCool, Simon Materson, Magic, Ryan McEldowney 0-3, Conor Shields, Dara McElhennon, Conor Murtagh 1-0, Lachlan Murray 1-4, Ryan Henry 1-1, Eoin Ward, Fearghal Bradley 2-0, Rory O’Hagan: Dylan Ormsby, Jack Gregg, Dylan O’Neill, Ben O’Connor , Ronan Gavin, Ryan Mitchell, Lorcan Bradley
The seniors played host to local rivals Moneymore in the league last Saturday evening. Desertmartin started sharply scoring 1-1 to no reply in the first nine minutes with the goal coming from Eamon Burns and a pointed free from Enda McGuckin. But the following nine minutes belonged to the McCracken’s. Opening their account with a penalty goal they added four further points to lead by three at the eighteenth minute. But the Saffrons leveled the game when Eamon Burns under great pressure hit his second three pointer. Moneymore edged ahead on the twenty-fourth minute with an Emmet Crozier point but Enda McGuckin leveled with a free a minute later. In a period of rapid play Callum Bloomer restored the visitors lead with a point three minutes before the break only to be matched by Paul McGovern’s thirty-third minute equaliser to leave the sides level at halftime 2-3 to 1-9.Three minutes into the second period Moneymore got their second goal when they flighted a high ball into the Desertmartin square which was finished to the net from close range. Ronan McGuckin replied with a point for the Martin’s but Christy Young kept the visitors ahead by three with a point on the thirty-seventh minute. Declan Murray kept the Saffrons in touch with a point but Moneymore went further ahead with their third goal. Dermot Breen and Christy Young exchanged points to leave Moneymore leading by five entering the last quarter of the game. The remaining fifteen minutes saw Desertmartin at their best. Pressing forward constantly they hit 1-3 to no reply to lead by one with seven minutes to go. Moneymore leveled on the fiftieth minute but Cormac McGuckin restored the Martin’s one point lead with four minutes to play. Entering extra time and trailing by the slenderest of margins Moneymore broke downfield and within seconds had the ball in the Desertmartin net. Within a minute they added a further point to win a tight encounter 4-10 to 3-10.
Desertmartin scorers: E McGuckin (1-4 1pen, 4f); E Burns (2-0); Declan Murray (0-2 1f); D Breen (0-1); R McGuckin (0-1); C McGuckin (0-1); P McGovern (0-1) F
The U14s travelled to Magherafelt for their second league game of the season. The Rossas dominated the first half leading at the break 4-9 to 1-3. Desertmartin picked up their form in the second period and at one stage cut the deficit to two points. But the home side pulled away late in the game to run out winners 4-13 to 3-11.Desertmartin scorers: L Murray (1-4); R McElhennon (0-3); C Murtagh (0-2); F Bradley (0-2); R Henry (1-0); O O’Kane (1-0)
The U12s had an impressive 5-12 to 5-5 league victory over Ballymaguigan. It was a fast open match with both sides encouraged to play a passing game whereby each player must pass the after two touches in possession.Desertmartin: C O’Hagan; J Scullion; R Mitchel; C Martin; L Bradley (0-1); C McGuigan, B O’Connor (1-1); P Higgins (0-1); J O’Neill (0-1); D O’Neill (0-1); M Murray (1-0); J Kelly, S O’Connor (2-6); J Ferris (0-1) M Trainor