Scotstown March into 2018 Ulster Senior Final

Scotstown are into the Ulster Senior football final after a dramatic 1-14 to 2-10 win over Eoghan Rua in Healy Park.

Eoghan Rua were leading 1-07 to 1-06 at half-time. Conor McCarthy with Scotstowns goal. Ciaran Mullan with Eoghan Rua’s goal. Eoghan Rua got their second goal through Ruari Mooney in the 34th minute.

The Derry champions were leading by two points in stoppage time and had victory in their grasp but points from defenders Ryan O’Toole and Damien McArdle brought the sides level.

Goalkeeper Rory Beggan then kicked the winning score from a long range free.

Scotstown goalkeeper and All-Star Rory Beggan spoke with Alan Gunn after the game.

“I’ve been in that situation before and I’ve put them over so once I kicked it I was just delighted it was going straight and I turned my back and went back to goals to make sure we held out. Just unbelievable,its an unbelievable feeling.we’ll enjoy it and get back to training Tuesday or Wednesday night”

You can hear their conversation here:

Scotstown: Rory Beggan (0-3, 0-03f), Damien McArdle (0-02), Emmet Caulfield, Jack McDevitt; Ryan O’Toole (0-01), Donal Morgan, Brendan Boylan; Frank Caulfield, Darren Hughes (0-01); Conor McCarthy (1-01),Kieran Hughes (0-02), Shane Carey (0-2, 0-02f); Jamie McCarey,Orin Heaphey (0-01), Francis Maguire (0-01).
Subs used: Ross McKenna for O Heaphey (38),Paul Sherlock for K McCarey (49), James Hamill for F Caulfield (55), Micheál McCarville for F Maguire (61).
Eoghan Rua Coleraine: Ryan McGeough; Barry Daly (0-01), Liam McGoldrick, Ciaran Lagan; Ciaran Daly, Barry McGoldrick (0-01), Ciaran Mullan (1-00); Niall Holly, Ruairi Mooney (1-01); Declan Mullan (0-03), Sean Leo McGoldrick, Gavin McWilliams (0-03, 0-02f); Mark McTaggart, Colm McGoldrick (0-01), Ciaran McGoldrick.

Scotstown will meet Gweedore in the Ulster Final. The Donegal champions beat 13-man Crossmaglen on a scoreline of 4-11 to 16 points.