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Busy Time For Minors.

Monday 07.07.2014
Team Talk Mag
Club


There was plenty of action at minor level over the weekend with crucial games taking place in all three grades at both the league and championship. Fintona advanced to the semi-finals of the grade three league when they edged past Gortin with C Starrs [2-3], Maurice McCloughan [1-3], Mark McGlinn [0-4], Sonny McDonagh [3], Eoin Keenan [3] and Marious Monaghan their scorers.

Newtownstewart are into the grade two championship final after a comfortable 3-13 to 0-7 success over Cookstown. Aidan McSorley led the way in the scoring stakes for the St.Eugenes with 1-6 to his name with Conor Traynor 1-2, Pearce McSorley 1-0, Michael Corless 0-2, Patrick Hargan, Daryl McGuigan and Gary Duffy their other marksmen on the night. The winners were best served by Brandon O’Goan, Aidan McSorley, Pearce McSorley, Barney Comber, Daryl McGuigan and Gary Duffy.

They will have wait to find out who their opponents are in the final after Dromore and Dungannon fought out a thrilling stalemate at Killyclogher in a game that went to extra time. Andrew McGrath got both goals for the St.Dympnas with Lorcan Mallon, Naoise Martin and Cainan Fox getting the Clarkes’ goals. Mallon, Martin, Gary Molloy and midfielder Patrick Molloy all played well for Dungannon with the latter going into goals to save a penalty.

Ardboe are through to the grade one minor league semi-finals after edging past a gallant Carrickmore side in a contest that required extra time to decide the outcome at Coney Park. A Caolan Mallaghan goal in extra time proved to be the crucial score as the Rossas went through on a 2-18 to 3-9 score line. Midfielder Michael O’Neill landed a number of points for the winners including a pressure free conversion with the last kick in normal time to send the game to an extra twenty minutes. Daniel Anderson, Conan McElduff and Conor Loughran were the St.Colmcilles goal scorers with Ciaran Daly and Oisin McElroy featuring among their points.

Moortown are another side through to the last four of the grade one league after a thrilling comeback saw them pip Errigal Ciaran by the minimum margin. The St.Malachys were seven points adrift at the interval but they produced a rousing second half display at home to emerge 0-17 to 2-10 winners with Conal McVey [5], Jack McGuigan [2], James Devlin [2], Conan McLernon [4], Dara McVey, Calum Gallagher, Shaun Conway and Shane McKeown their scorers. Pauric McAnenly top scored for the visitors with half a dozen points to his name with Packie O’Neill and Ben McDonald getting their goals with Peter Og McCartan [2] and Eoin Kelly their other marksmen. McAnenly, McCartan and Niall Kelly were best for Errigal Ciaran on the night.

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