Defeat is hard to take for Eoghan Rua

Defeat is hard to take for Eoghan Rua

Ciaran McGoldrick celebrates along with Ciaran Mullan after the latter had scored a goal for the Coleraine men in Sunday's semi-final to Monaghan champions Scotstown.

By Damian Mullan


By Damian Mullan


EOGHAN Rua Coleraine were left to rue missed chances as they crashed out of the Ulster Club Football Championship at the semi-final stage on Sunday.

The Derry champions appeared to be in control of their clash with Scotstown, leading for most of the second half, but lost their way in the closing stages.

The Monaghan champions scored the last four points of the game - including an injury-time free-kick from All Star goalkeeper Rory Beggan - to clinch a one point win over the Bannsiders.

They will now face Donegal champions Gweedore in the Ulster final which will take place in Omagh on Sunday December 2.

"It was devastating at the end," conceded a disappointed Eoghan Rua manager Sean McGoldrick.

"I'm disappointed as I thought overall we were the stronger team."

Full report and reaction in The Chronicle.

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