Canavan family denied scoring feat as Errigal Ciaran win Tyrone quarter final 1 month ago

Canavan family denied scoring feat as Errigal Ciaran win Tyrone quarter final

This would have been crazy.

Errigal Ciarán beat Moortown in the Tyrone club championship on Saturday and the Canavan family incredibly scored every single point in the first half - and all but one in the second.


The reigning Tyrone champions boast the incredible privilege of having both Darragh and Ruairi Canavan in their team, and the brothers were in fine form today.

Tommy Canavan, a cousin of the duo, captains the club and is responsible for the team's free taking, so he managed to get on the scoreboard in both halves of the match to make sure that it was an all-family affair.

The two scoring siblings are of course the offspring of the county's greatest ever forward, Peter, so the pressure was always on them to perform for both club and county.


Darragh, who is the eldest, enjoyed his best season in a Tyrone jersey this year, managing to avoid injuries, and racking up crazy numbers in most matches, taking the mantle as the team's most dangerous forward, which is some feat when you consider that Darren McCurry held that title beforehand.

Ruairi made his breakthrough this year at senior level, being brought off the bench throughout the National League before finally getting a starting jersey in the championship, and chalking up some memorable moments, with a fantastic goal against Donegal being the most impressive so far.


It was the youngest brother who found the net today, scoring the first goal of the match, to go with the point he already secured in the first half.


Darragh managed to get two get points himself, while Tommy kept his tally ticking from dead ball situations, and although Moortown mounted a bit of a comeback in the second half, Errigal Ciarán never really looked troubled.

With ten minutes left on the clock, Peter Harte, another Tyrone stalwart with a famous second name, managed to kick a fine point which denied the Canavans from being the only name on the scoresheet in this game.

Then, with three minutes to go, substitute Brian Horisk fond the back of the net, and the game finished 2-08 to 0-06.


They wouldn't mind one bit of course as their only focus was getting into the semi-final stages, and keeping the dream alive, of being the first team to win back-to-back Tyrone championships since 2005.

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