Ardboe came from six points down in the first half at Donaghmore on Saturday morning to beat Carrickmore in a highly entertaining Tyrone U16 Grade one league final.
Points from Ryan Donaghy and Pheilm McCrory gave wind assisted Carrickmore an early lead before Padraig Donaghy scored a 13th minute goal. Darragh Devlin had kicked an early brace for the Rossas but a second Carrickmore goal from midfielder Finbarr Donnelly left them well on top. Ardboe trailed by six points but crucially they got the last three scores of the first half from Darragh Muldoon, Dylan Devlin and Davin McKeown left it 2-3 to 0-6 at the break.
Darragh Devlin hit an early second half brace for the winners before a Ruairi O’Neill goal put them in front. Shea Munroe responded for Carrickmore but man of the match Darragh Devlin then converted a penalty. Munroe scored a spot kick at the other end of the field but another Devlin goal on his way to a personal haul of 2-10 kept Ardboe in control. Carrickmore full forward McCrystal punched in a late goal but it was Ardboe’s day.