Holders St. Michael's battle to make last eight

Published: 30 Nov 2012 18:35

Holders St. Michael's are into the last eight of the MacRory Cup after edging out St. Mary's, Magherafelt in Drumragh on Friday afternoon.

Dom Corrigan getting his troops ready for the quarter-finals of the MacRory Cup after Friday's final whistle.

Danske Bank MacRory Cup play-off

St Michael's Enniskillen 1-7 St Mary's Magherafelt 0-9

The Enniskillen lads with a totally new team to that which won the coveted trophy last March have shown improved form in two narrow defeats prior to this game and continued in a similar vein on Friday.

A Jack McCann goal edged them in front early on and it was to prove the decisive score of the game.

St. Michael's led by four at the break with Lee Brennan weighing in with a couple of points.

Magherafelt closed the gap in the second half but Brennan and Daire Gallagher ensured St. Michael's kept their noses in front and the final whistle booked their place in the knock-out stages after Christmas.

The draw for that takes place in just over two weeks and Dom Corrigan will no doubt be keen to get more improvement from his charges in the weeks to come.

Full report and reaction to his win in Thursday's Impartial Reporter.

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