The U21s got the club’s season up-and-running on Saturday with a 0-11 to 1-8 draw with Beragh in the opening group game at Clanabogan Park.
A free from Aaron Montgomery with the last kick of the game meant the sides finished level after a strong second half performance.
Drumragh were playing into a strong wind in the first half and a slow start saw us trail 1-5 to 0-0 after 20 minutes. Tommy Mullan eventually did get our first score with a nice point from play and that was quickly followed with a Shane Devine score after he was set up by an excellent pass from Andrew Colgan. That left it 1-5 to 0-2 at half-time.
We started off strongly in the second half with further points from Tommy and Shane along with good scores from Andrew and Michael Roche.
Beragh responded with a couple of excellent efforts from their full-forward but two points each from Aaron and Tommy had the sides level with time almost up.
Both teams were creating chances and Drumragh goalkeeper Charlie Colton made a fantastic save to deny Beragh a goal in injury time although the resulting 45 was kicked over the bar to give them the lead.
However, Drumragh were able to get up the field one last time and after Eamon Rea was fouled, Aaron converted the free to leave the scoreline 0-11 to 1-8 and that is how it finished.
TEAM: Charlie Colton, Oran Donaghy, James Broderick, Ciaran Donaghy, Caolan Wormersley, Brendan McGrath, Michael Roche, Aaron Montgomery, Shane Devine, Eamon Rea, Eoin Rea, Andrew Colgan, Malachy McManus, Tommy Mullan SUBS: Ronan Maguire, Matthew O’Neill