Dromahair withstand late onslaught to claim B title

Before the throw-in last Saturday afternoon in Ballinaglera, GAA fans in the county already knew that yet another County title would be heading to the north of the county but the big question was which of the two neighbours and firece rivals would be celebrating at the final whistle.

Before the throw-in last Saturday afternoon in Ballinaglera, GAA fans in the county already knew that yet another County title would be heading to the north of the county but the big question was which of the two neighbours and firece rivals would be celebrating at the final whistle.

By Philip Rooney

Dromahair 1-8

Glencar/Manorhamilton 0-10

The all conquering Glencar/Manorhamilton were seeking to add the Junior B Championship title to the Senior Championship or would their neighbours Dromahair be able to claim their first adult title in six years.

In Manorhamilton they will feel if there was to be another few minutes to be played at the end of the game they would have emerged victorious such was the convincing manner in which they finished the game.

However, Dromahair will also feel they should have all but wrapped up victory in the first half such was their dominance in the opening 30 minutes but they were let down by some wayward shooting and as a result only led by three points at the interval.

The game began with Dromahair completely dominant as they attacked a sluggish Glencar/Manorhamilton team at will. Niall Farrelly and Camillus McMorrow were afforded too much time and space in midfield and they were to able to feed the full-forward line with plenty of possession.

Dromahair opened the scoring inside the opening minute through Kevin Conlan but three further opportunities were spurned before Killian Torsney doubled Dromahair’s advantage when he rose highest to meet a Conlan free which he diverted with his fist over the bar.

Having been thoroughly outplayed in the opening stages Glencar/Manor would have been pleased that they only trailed by two points and when they were presented with their first scoring opportunity, they duly took it. Niall Brady found Kenneth McMorrow who pointed for Glencar/Manor’s opening score of the game.

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