Augher and CNG met on Monday night and the Macartans side made the better start with a hat trick of points from Darragh Kavanagh who finished the game with 2-6. CNG battled their way back and a goal from David Conway had them level but points from Liam Connolly, Declan Connolly, Kavanagh and Ciaran Treanor sent Augher in at the break 0-8 to 1-3 ahead. Second half goals from Darragh Kavanagh (2), Eoghan Keenan, Declan Connolly and Raymond Mc Elroy put Augher in an unbeatable position. CNG had second half points from Gareth Mc Dermott and David Conway but they never looked like closing the gap sufficiently and Augher claimed the points 5-14 to 1-10.
The biggest win of the weekend was Strabane Sigersons 9-18 to 0-5 win over Killyman. Conal Crawford top scored for his side hitting 5-3 on a day that he will remember for some time. Warner Mullen (1-5), Oran Mc Shane (1-2), Gavin Molloy (1-1) and Oran Sweeney (1-0) got the remainder of their team’s goal while Haydn Mc Namee (2), Luke Mc Geehan (2), Se Doherty (2) and Kyle Morrison were among the points. Strabane led 5-10 to 0-3 at the break and on a day they will want to forget Killyman added a single second half score. Ronan Mc Veigh score 0-2 with Adam Cullen and Cathal Mc Gahan getting a point apiece..
It was a close and compelling contest between Urney and Drumragh on Sunday before the north Tyrone side emerged victorious 0-15 to 0-14 in spite of kicking seventeen wides. Johnny Lafferty once again showed his importance to his team hitting 0-8 while Ryan Henry accountedfor 0-6 and Fergal Mc Nulty added the other point. Eoin Montgomery top scored for Drumragh hitting 0-4 while Tommy Mullen (2), Daniel O’Neill (2), Malachy Mc Manus, Ronan Maguire, Alex Mc Glinchey, Aaron Montgomery, Martin Taggart and Cormac Norris were all on target for the Sarsfields.
Stewartstown took on Derrytresk on Sunday and after a very dominant display won out on a score line of 4-24 to 0-8. The Harps had ten different scorers on a day when they edged nearer to a return to Intermediate football. Gareth Devlin top scored for the winners with a personal tally of 1-8. He was joined on the scoring returns by Dylan Mc Elhatton (1-3),Shea O’Neill (1-2), Cathal Devlin (1-0), Dan Lowe 0-3, Tiernan Rush (2), Macauley Quinn 0-2, Tiernan Lowe 0-2 and Daire Coyle 0-1. Not a day to remember for Derrytresk whose scores came from Niall Gavin (4), Caolan O’Donnell (2), Odhran Hughes and Eoin Mc Nally 1 each.
Glenelly came back from1-5 to 1-4 down at the break and defeated Brackaville 2-7 to 1-7 with Nathan Mc Laughlin hitting 1-2 of his team’s total. Cormac Mc Bride hit the north Tyrone side’s other goal while Eamon Mc Connell (2), Ronan O’Kane, Rory Kennedy and Cathal Nicholas were all on target. Rian Mc Hugh hit the net early in the game for Brackaville and that score helped them reach the break 1-5 to 1-4 ahead with their first half points coming from Gary Ferguson (2), Jason O’neill. Ronan Fox and Ciaran Gervin. Unfortunately for the Roes two points was all they could manage in the second half courtesy of Dale Mc Sorley and Ciaran Gervin.
Aghaloo showed just why they are one of the best sides in Junior football following their 4-14 to 0-12 win over Fintona. They were on top from the start and by half time led 1-9 to 0-6. They added two goals late in the game but were good value for their very convincing win. As usual scoring machine Niall Mc Elroy top scored with 2-7 while his colleague Tiernan Donnelly landed 1-5 of his team’s tally. Gary O’Gorman was responsible for his team’s other goal while Jody Mc Glone and James O’Hara both hit a point each in their team’s fourteen point win. Aiden Donnelly (3) and Cathal Starrs (4) shared seven points between them for Fintona while Tommy Mc Grath (2), Cormac Watson (2) and Niall Murray completed the scoring for the Pearses.
Errigal Ciaran Thirds produced a very determined display winning 2-15 to 1-12 on Saturday as they travelled to Drumquin and deservedly claimed the points after a feisty clash with a disappointing Wolfe Tones side. Both sides were missing key players but it was the Dunmoyle lads who coped best with limited numbers to lead at the break 1-9 to 1-6 and eventually pull away to win by six.
Darren Canavan and Davy Harte caused problems for the Drumquin defence all afternoon while Niall Mc Girr and Aaron Mc Kenna, aided by veteran Peter Loughran, controlled the midfield and ensured a steady supply of quality ball to the forward line.
Drumquin were flat during the opening half with Oisin Gormley, Frank Mc Alynn, Oisin Mc Menamin and Pierce Mc Girr doing their best to carry the battle to Errigal. A goal just before the break from Mc Menamin got them back into the game after Darren Canavan had netted for Errigal but in spite of a good start to the second halfwhen they drew level following points from Mc Alynn, Gormley and Mc Callion they struggled to take the lead or really trouble their opponents and Errigal won comfortably in the end.
Darren Canavan, Davy Harte, Barry Donnelly, Ciaran Traynor, Niall Mc Aleer and DD Mc Dermott were among the points while Harte and Canavan got their goals. Once again Oisin Gormley carried much of the Drumquin scoring threat with Frankie Mc Alynn, Oisin Mc Menamin and Pierce Mc Girr causing the Errigal defence one or two moments of worry.
Donaghmore 3rds and Brocagh played out a low scoring affair on Saturday afternoon drawing 0-7 apiece. Brocagh led 0-6 to 0-2 at the break with Michael Robinson and Justin Campbell sharing six points evenly between them. Donaghmore were much improved after the break holding Brocagh to a single Mickey Hughes point while adding five of their own. Mark Nugent top scored for Donaghmore with 0-6 with their other point coming from Eoghan Kavanagh.