Goal's proved decisive as St Michael's lost out to Omagh CBS in the semi-final of the McCormack Cup in Trillick yesterday (Wednesday).

Omagh's ability to find the back of the net was crucial in the outcome, the Tyrone school plundering five goals over the course of the hour to progress to the final while St. Michael's focus will now switch to a MacRory Cup quarter-final meeting with either Abbey CBS or St Macartan's Monaghan in first.

Dom Corrigan's charges went into the game on the back of an unbeaten group campaign and they shaded the early exchanges in the contest as they opened up a 0-03 to 0-02 lead by the 11th minute.

Micheal Glynn, Ronan McHugh and Conor Love landed the points for the Enniskillen side during this spell while Daniel Fullerton notched two points for Omagh.

It was St Michael's though who were to have the better of things after this as they hit five of the next six points to open up a five point advantage, 0-08 to 0-03.

Glynn, Love (2), Joe McDade and Caolan Duffy all registered points for the Fermanagh school as they opened up a cushion but they were rocked back as Omagh responded with two goals in the space of a minute to quickly turn a five point deficit into a one point advantage.

Sean McDonagh hit both of the CBS goals as they moved 2-03 to 0-08 ahead but St. Michael's replied with a goal of their own as Conor Love slotted to the net before Pol McKervey tagged on a point to make it 1-09 to 2-03.

Omagh though rattled over the last two points of the half to leave only the minimum separating the sides at the break.

St Michael's got off to a disastrous start to the second half as Omagh bagged another two goals in the opening seven minutes of the period, Mark Hayes and Fullerton the scorers to put them five points clear and in control of the encounter.

St Michael's struggled to find scores of their own in the second half with two pointed frees from Glynn all they could muster over the period as Omagh kept them as arms length.

And McDonagh went on to complete a hat-trick of goals as he wrapped up the scoring to leave it 5-08 to 1-11 at the finish.