Craigbane are the 2022 Premier Electrics Derry Junior Football Champions, following victory over Ballerin at a rain-soaked Celtic Park on Sunday.
Craigbane 1-11 Ballerin 1-6
A first-half goal from full-forward Lee Moore set Craigbane on their way to a first title in 11 years. That score pushed Craigbane into a seven-point half-time lead, and they never looked back.
With Moore tallying 1-5, complemented by a solid supporting cast, Ballerin failed to get the scores required to make inroads on the scoreboard in the second period. Sub Sean McGinley notched a late goal but Criagbane had enough to get over the line and secure a five-point victory.
Teams and scorers
Craigbane scorers: Lee Moore (1-5, 2f), Jude Og Moore (0-2, 1f), David Lowry (0-1), Evan McMenamin (0-1), Tiarnan O’Connor (0-1), Fergal Mortimer (0-1),
Ballerin scorers: Simon McGinley (1-0), Gary Keane (0-4, 1f), Eugene Mullan (0-1), Shane Ferris (0-1).
Craigbane: Paul Sharkey, Naoise O’Mianain, Rory Moore, Connor McLaughlin, Oisin McCloskey, Brian Rainey, Jacob McElhinney, David Lowry, Jude Og Moore, Fergal Mortimer, Cahir O’Kane, Niall Feeny, Evan McMenamin, Lee Moore, Tiarnan O’Connor. (Subs) Christopher Lowry for E McMenamin, 42mins. Yellow cards: L Moore, 3mins; O McCloskey, 8mins; N Feeney, 26mins.
Ballerin: Ronan Mullan, Sean Ferris, Callum Bradley, Bobby Mullan, Stephen Mullan, Anton Bradley, Shane Ferris, Shane McIntyre, Jarlath Bradley, Mark Ferris, Paul Ferris, Liam Brown, Eugene Mullan, Kosta Papachristopoulos, Paul Keane. (Subs) Gary Keane for S McIntyre, 18mins; Ryan Doherty for K Papachristopoulos (inj), 41mins; Simon McGinley for L Brown, 47mins; Leigh Ferris for Shane Feris (inj), 55mins. Yellow Cards: P Ferris, 17mins;
Referee: Harry Tohill (Greenlough)
Watch: full game re-run
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