GAA: Trillick crowned Tyrone senior champions

Matthew Donnelly of Trillick lifts the cup. Pic: Andrew Paton/Press Eye.com

Matthew Donnelly of Trillick lifts the cup. Pic: Andrew Paton/Press Eye.com

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Trillick 1-9 Killyclogher 0-11

Trillick claimed their first Tyrone senior crown in 29 years as they claimed a famous win over Killyclogher at Healy Park.

Lee Brennan’s late free proved to be the winners as the St Macartans, who only rose into the senior ranks this season, claimed their first title since 1986.

Lee Brennan of Trillick kicks the winning point Pic: Andrew Paton/Press Eye.com

Lee Brennan of Trillick kicks the winning point Pic: Andrew Paton/Press Eye.com

Brennan had opened the scoring for Trillick as he palmed home from close range after just 13 seconds.

Killyclogher had the better of the first half however and took a lead in at the interval, Conall McCann and Mark Bradley among their scorers.

It was nip and tuck for much of the second half with both sides leading throughout the half before Brennan stepped up, as the game entered added time to convert what was a debatable free from close range.

Mattie Donnelly climbed the steps, just as his father Liam had done in 1986, to collect the O’Neill Cup before a rapturous Trillick crowd.

Daire Gallagher of Trillick and Aidy Kelly of Killyclogher. Pic: Andrew Paton/Press Eye.com

Daire Gallagher of Trillick and Aidy Kelly of Killyclogher. Pic: Andrew Paton/Press Eye.com

Lee Brennan of Trillick and Danny Gorman of Killyclogher. Pic: Andrew Paton/Press Eye.com

Lee Brennan of Trillick and Danny Gorman of Killyclogher. Pic: Andrew Paton/Press Eye.com