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Caolan Gormley Division Three Wrap Up
Saturday saw three Division 3 fixtures scheduled to take place. Fianna 3rds versus Urney was conceded while the game between Donaghmore 3rds and Killyman was a very close and competitive fixture which finished 2-15 to 1-13 in favour of Donaghmore. Errigal thirds found Drumragh in fine scoring form and lost out to the Clanabogan side 1-18 to 0-10.
Mark Nugent (1-8) top scored for Donaghmore as they picked up another brace of points. Mark Mc Goldrick hit his team’s second goal while Conor Mc Ginn (2), Matthew Ace (3) and James Mc Cann (2) were among the points. Killyman trailed 0-7 to 1-5 at the break but the Village side produced a fine second half to win by five. Enda Mc Gahan (7) once again was scorer in chief for Killyman while Ronan Mc Veigh (3), Eamon Donnelly (1-0), Sean Donnelly, Cathal Mc Gahan and Ryan Mc Kenna hit 0-1 apiece.
Errigal 3rds have been in good form of late but came up against a Drumragh side keen to secure a final win before the championship gets underway. During an impressive first half Drumragh played some really good football and reached the break leading by six on a score line of 0-9 to 0-3. Tommy Murphy, Eoin Montgomery, Aaron Montgomery, Ronan Maguire and Alex Mc Glinchey were all on target for the Sarsfields during the first thirty minutes. The pace and quality of the play continued in the second half with Drumragh opening their account with an early goal from Daniel O’Neill. Jude Campbell got in on the act for the winners with a brace of points as the Montgomerys, Murphy and Alex Mc Glinchey all scored. Davy Harte and Michael Harte shared nine points between them while Jarlath Harte accounted for the other Errigal score. Final score: Drumragh 1-18, Errigal Ciaran 0-10.
The league concluded with the remainder of round 17 fixtures. Fintona entertained Augher in a game in which the St Macartans began well as scores from Raymond Mc Elroy (3) and Darragh Kavanagh put them five clear. Fintona finally got things moving with a Cormac Watson goal on fifteen minutes and although the Pearses added points through Eugene Mc Carroll and Peter Mc Glynn, Augher went in at the break leading 0-7 to 1-2 following another brace of Kavanagh scores. Fintona were much the better side after the break but Augher managed to keep in touch and goals from Finbarr Mc Elroy and Darragh Kavanagh saw them take the lead with six minutes remaining. The Pearses clicked into gear and hit 0-6 without reply to take the win and with it fourth place in the league. Their scores on the day came from from Cormac Watson (1-1), Conor Mc Gillion (4), Cathal Starrs (4), Eugene Mc Carroll (1), Peter Mc Glynn (1), Mark Mc Glynn (1), Tommy Mc Grath (1), Jared Brogan (1), Niall Mellon (1). final score: Fintona 1-15, Augher 2-8.
Brackaville saw off the challenge of CNG in their final league fixture of the year. The Roes led at the break 1-6 to 0-5 and following a close second half won by two on a 1-12 to 0-13 score line. Ronan Mc Hugh (2), Gary Ferguson (4), Rian Mc Hugh (2) and Dale Mc Sorley (3) hit points for the winners while Jason O’Neill (1-1) got the all important goal in the first half. Once again Gareth Mc Dermott (5) led the CNG line in scores with help from David Conway (2), Joe Ball (2), Shea Browne (3) and Marc Henry.
Aghaloo finished their league programme with a six point victory over an improving Glenelly side. The border side led by two at the break 1-3 to 0-4 as Glenelly made them fight for the win right to the end. Niall Mc Elroy clipped over six points while Niall Henderson (1-0) got their goal. Other scorers on the day for Aghaloo were Ruairi Mc Glone (2), Tiarnan Donnelly, Jody Mc Glone and Enda Mc Garrity 0-1 apiece. Seamus Harkin unsurprisingly was top scorer fro the north Tyrone lads with 0-5 while Eoghan Mc Connell (2) and Cormac Mc Bride (1) were also on target.
Stewartstown secured the Division 3 league title and with it promotion back to Intermediate football for 2023 following their 1-10 to 0-5 win over Brocagh. The Harps led 0-8 to 0-1 at the break with their first half scores coming from Kyran Robinson, Shea O’Neill, Dan Lowe (3), Stephen Talbot and Macauley Quinn (2) while Mickey Hughes fired over Brocagh’s solitary first half score. The second half was a low scoring affair with Dylan Mc Elhatton’s twenty fourth minute goal sealing the win and the title for Stewartstown while Dan Lowe added two further points to his tally. Owen Canavan and Mickey Hughes (2) responded with points for Brocagh.
Drumquin finished their league season with a comprehensive win over rivals Castlederg. Things have not been going too well for the Derg this season and Sunday was not the outcome they needed, Oisin Gormley top scored once again for the Tones with 1-5 while Sean Mc Donagh (1-2), Frankie Mc Alynn (1-1) and Mattie Mc Dermott were also among the goals. Caolan Gormley (2), Paul Sheridan (2), Pierce Mc Girr (1) and Stephen Gormley (1) completed the scoring for Drumquin. A disappointing Derg side looked out of sorts and lacking in confidence scoring only seven points over the hour. Darren Traynor (1), Paddy Lynch (2), Daire Corry (3) and Shane Carlin provided the points for the Derg over the hour.
Strabane kept their focus on the league with a hard fought win away to Derrytresk on Sunday. Two points would possibly keep them in the hunt for the title but definitely in the shake up for the promotion play offs. Warner Mullen led the way with 1-8 while Mark Roarty got his side’s other goal and Conal Crawford got three points for the Sigersons.