Jones feels for Trillick

November 04, 2019

Derrygonnelly's Ryan Jones with Niall Cosgrove of Roslea. ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson.

While thrilled with his side's historic penalty shootout victory, Derrygonnelly captain Ryan Jones felt it was a tough way for Trillick to lose a game.

“Our supporters were running out onto the pitch to celebrate with us, but our lads went straight to the Trillick boys, because it's gut-wrenching for them," Jones told the Irish Examiner after the Fermanagh champions beat their Tyrone counterparts 6-5 on penalties after they had finished level after extra-time at Brewster Park.

“I'm not sure if it's the best way to finish the game but we had no control over that.

“The feeling is better than any championship final, the way we finished out, it was just pure excitement and the composure and the skill our boys showed taking the penalties was brilliant.”

The Harps' prize for seeing off Trillick is an Ulster club SFC semi-fional against Kilcoo on November 17.

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