Ulster club SFC: Curran denies Roslea

November 01, 2010

Coalisland's Martin Early battles Roslea's Conor Quigley during the Ulster Club SFC.
Tyrone goalkeeper Johnny Curran produced a stunning late save to ensure Coalisland's passage through to the AIB Ulster club SFC semi-final at Roslea's expense in Healy Park.

Coalisland (Tyrone) 1-10
Roslea (Fermanagh) 1-7

Curran deflected a Liam Lynch effort onto the crossbar to deny the visitors a draw and extra-time as the newly-crowned Tyrone champions held on for a last-four meeting with Glenties of Donegal.

The sides were level on 0-2 each before Curran came up the field to convert a '45. But Roslea hit back with scores from brother Seamus and Sean Quigley to take the lead for the first time.

On the stroke of half-time, however, a handling error by Roslea 'keeper Sean Boyle allowed Tiarnan O'Hagan to pounce for a rather fortuitous Coalisland goal which gave them a 1-3 to 0-4 lead at the break.

Na Fianna extended their lead on the restart through points from Brian Toner and Paddy McNeice before Sean Quigley netted in the 36th minute to bring the Fermanagh men back into contention. Both sides finished with 14 men after Niall Cassidy and Stephen McNally received second yellow cards as Damien O'Hagan's men scored five of the last six points to progress in the competition.


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