Eskra and Killyman got the new Division Three league season underway with their game on Thursday evening. No surprise that Joe Mc Carroll top scored with 0-5 for the Emmetts on their way to a 0-10 to 0-7win. Tommy Meegan chipped in with a brace of points while Eoin Mc Caffrey, Conor O’Hagan and Cathal Meegan contributed a point apiece. The game was evenly poised at the break with Eskra leading 0-5 to 0-4. Killyman scorers on the night were Cathal Mc Gahan 0-2, Enda Mc Gahan 0-2, and a point each from Ronan Mc Veigh, Ryan Mc Kenna and Michael Donnelly.
Brocagh and Donaghmore played out a high scoring and entertaining draw before the Emmetts emerged winners on a score line of 4-12 to 1-13. James Mc Kiver top scored for Brocagh with 2-3 while Donal Robinson (1-4) and Aidan Dorman (1-0) also found the net. Chrissy Hughes got the Donaghmore goal while Mark Nugent (7) and Sean Dodger Mc Caul (2) hit nine points between them.
Drumquin entertained a very tidy Errigal outfit who led 1-5 to a point at one stage in the first half before the Tones produced a fine comeback that saw them go in at the break tied at 1-6 apiece. Sean Mc Donagh and Frankie Mc Alynn both hit 1-3 for Drumquin with Oisin Gormley bagging three points and Benny Gormley getting his team’s other goal. The game ended 3-11 to 2-10 in favour of Drumquin but they were made to battle all the way. Among the scorers on the night for Errigal were Darren Canavan 1-2, Ronan Mc Rory 0-3, Davy Harte 0-3 and Ciaran Traynor 1-0.
Drumragh could well be one of the challengers for league honours this season as they seek to build on their play off experience of last year. They faced a tough start with the visit of Urney but after a competitive and high scoring game claimed victory on a score line oof 2-10 to 2-7. Ben Monk (1-0) and Daniel O’Neill (1-2) got their goals while Eoin Montgomery, Martin Taggart, Barry Fitzgerald and Benny Drumm were among the points. As usual Johnny Lafferty (6) was among the points for Urney withJamie Mc Aleer and Brian Kelly getting their goals.
Aghaloo travelled to Fintona short of a few players and surrendered the points narrowly on a 0-11 to 0-10 score line. Caolan Donnelly scored his first ever senior point for the Pearses with Conor Mc Gillion (6), Jared Brogan, Cathal Gillespie, Tom Gavan and Tommy Mc Grath all on target. Tiernan Donnelly (4) and Jody Mc Glone (3) carried the main scoring threat for Aghaloo with Conor Mullan also chipping in with a couple of points.
Cookstown made a positive start to their season seeing off Derrytresk 2-11 to 1-11. Matthew Carberry was in fine scoring form for thr Fr Rocks hitting 1-5 while Callan Kelly (1-2) and Marty Murray (3) were also on target for the winners. Once again Niall Gavin (6) led the way in scoring for the Hill while Kevin Campbell got their goal.
Augher made the long trek to CNG and came away with a high scoring 0-15 to 1-7 win over their hosts. The first half was a close enough affair with Augher reaching the break leading 0-9 to 1-3. David Conway got CNG’s first half goal while Robbie Conway, Shea Browne and Danny Ball were on target with a point apiece. CNG struggled for scores during the second half with all four second half points coming from the boot of Shea Browne. Augher scorers on the night were Dara Kavanagh (6), Raymond Mc Elroy (2), Ronan Mc Elroy (2), Aidan Mc Elroy (2) with a point apiece from Liam. Connolly, Pascal Gormley and Odhran Mc Ginn.
A late, late goal earned Brackaville a draw at home to Glenelly after it seemed the Roes were going to lose their opening league fixture as they trailed by three with time all but up. However perseverance paid off and they won a last minute penalty which was converted by Jason O’Neill to snatch a draw. First half points from O’Neill, Tiernan Mc Glinchey, Shea Fee and Dale Mc Sorley for Brackaville sent the home side off a point behind at the break. Garrett O’Neill top scored for Glenelly with 0-3 while Nathan Mc Laughlin (3) and Cormac Mc Bride got the scores that put their team three clear only to be caught by O’Neill’s converted penalty. Final score Brackaville 1-8, Glenelly 0-11.