Damian Casey led his side to Benburb Cup triumph with nine points. A solid defensive performance in the second half, with Ryan Winters, Pádraig McHugh and Stephen Donnelly outstanding, held Éire Óg scoreless for more than half an hour.
Dungannon corner-back Conor McNally made amends for conceding a penalty by saving Ciarán Slane’s effort. It wasn’t until stoppage time that the losers registered their first score of the second-half, when Gary Fox flicked Conor Grogan’s free to the net.
EOGHAN RUADH: J Devlin, C Casey, R Winters, C McNally, P McHugh, S Donnelly, R Devlin, M Devlin, M Winters (0-1), C McCrudden, T Morgan, C McErlean (0-1), M Mulgrew (0-1), D Casey (0-9, 8f), K Morgan (0-2).
Subs: B McGilloway for K Morgan, M Maneely for Mulgrew, P Lavery for McCrudden.
ÉIRE ÓG: C McElhatton, J Kelly, B Begley, A McKernan, S P Begley, M Grogan, D Begley, A Kelly, G Fox (1-0), C Meenagh, S Og Grogan (0-1), M Mullan, C Slane (0-2, 2f), C Grogan (0-2), B McGurk.
Subs: L Moore for Meenagh, P McCallan for J Kelly, J Kerr for Mullan.
Referee: S Quinn (Brackaville).