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Caolan Gormley Massage Division Three Wrap Up
Two of the top teams in Division Three met on Friday night and served up a real cracker before an Oran Mc Grath inspired Sigersons side emerged 3-12 to 1-15 winners. Haydn Mc Namee (1-1) also found the net for the winners while Warner Mullen (2), Conal Crawford (2), Gary Quigg, Luke Mc Geehan, Se Doherty and Mark Adams were also among the points. Strabane led at the break 1-6 to 0-6 and after an entertaining and competitive second half held on to inflict Aghaloo’s first defeat of the season. Niall Mc Elroy (1-5), Tiarnan Donnelly (5), Jody Mc Glone (2), Jason Mulgrew, James O’Hara and Niall Henderson were on target for Stevie Donnelly’s side.
Castlederg entertained Errigal Thirds on Saturday and recorded a hard fought 3-12 to 1-11 win. Three second half goals were the key scores for the Derg with Paddy Lynch (1-4), Darren Traynor (1-1) and Shane Cain (1-0) the men who found the net while Adam Traynor (0-3), Paddy Porter, Cian Harper and Ronan Devine were among the points. Once again Davy Harte proved his worth to his team with five points for the Thirds while Ben Mc Dermott (1-2), Finty Kelly (0-2), Jody Farrell and Michael Harte were also on target for their team.
Brackaville defeated Donaghmore Thirds 1-8 to 0-9 after having been pushed all the way by the Village lads. The teams were tied at five points apiece at half time and it took a late, late Tiernan Mc Glinchey goal to secure the points for the Owen Roes. Ciaran Gervin top scored for Brackaville with four points while Dale Mc Sorley (1), Marty Gervin (1), and Conor Stock were among the points for the winners. For Donaghmore Pat Mc Ateer was outstanding at midfield while Eoghan Kavanagh, Paul Mc Feely and Conor Mc Ginn got among the points for an improving Donaghmore side.
Drumragh hosted Fintona in another local derby and produced one of their best displays of the season to emerge 0-14 to 0-7 winners. The Sarsfields were on top from early but were wasteful in attack with points from Eoin Montgomey and Tommy Murphy cancelled out by fine scores from Peter Mc Glynn and Conor Mc Gillion.The home side pulled away before the break to lead at the half time whistle 0-7 to 0-4. Murphy, Montgomery and Tommy Mullin were on target for Drumragh but points from Mc Glynn and Aidan Donnelly kept Fintona in the contest. The second half saw Drumragh at their best as they dominated play, defended strongly and attacked with pace. They restricted the Pearses to only two second half points from Mc Glynn and Mc Gillion while adding seven of their own to win 0-14 to 0-7. Ronan Maguire (2), Tommy Murphy (4) and substitute Kian Murphy with the scores for the winners.
Brocagh defeated Killyman in their derby clash with Mickey Hughes hitting 1-8 of his team’s 1-15 tally. The Emmetts led by seven at the break with Aaron Convery, Owen Canavan, Michael Robinson, Aidan Dorman and Ciaran Campbell sharing the scoring burden with Hughes. Ronan Mc Veigh (1-3), Gary Hamill (1-0), Eamon Donnelly (0-3) and Declan Mc Alinden with the Killyman scores.
Derrytresk had six points to spare in their win over Urney with Niall Gavin (0-6) and Ryan Mc Gee (1-2) leading the line. The Hill Men led 1-9 to 0-4 at the break and although Urney improved after the break this was a convincing 1-14 to to 1-8 win for Derrytresk. Aidan Gavin, Fintan Campbell, Odhran Hughes, Caolan O’Donnell and Paudie Bell were among the points for the winners. Urney’s goal came deep in injury time from Sean Mc Gowan (1-2) while Liam Langan (2), Jamie Mc Aleer (2) and Ryan Henry were also on target for the north Tyrone lads.
Stewartstown continue to be among the pacesetters in Division Three after their 2-17 to 0-13 win over Augher. After a close and competitive first half Augher led 0-7 to 0-6 with Darragh Kavanagh, Dara Donnelly, Declan Connolly and Conor Mahoney on target. Shea Burke (3), Dylan Mc Elhatton (2) and Gerard O’Neill with the first half points for the Harps. Stewartstown were much improved after the break and points from Stephen Talbot, Quentin O’Neill, Gerard O’Neill and Shea Burke were followed by a goal from Shea O’Neill to put Stewartstown 1-12 to 0-9 in front. Entering the final quarter Stewartstown bagged a second goal through Tiernan Rushe and added four points from Shea Burke to win comfortably. Declan Connolly, Darragh Kavanagh and Eoghan Keenan with two second half points apiece for Augher.
Glenelly had four points to spare over Drumquin with goals proving vital in the final outcome. Leading 2-4 to 0-9 at the break Glenelly made good use of the breeze to take the points on a final score of 3-8 to 0-13. Aodhan Mc Connell (1-2), Eoghan Mc Connell (1-0) and Cormac Mc Bride (1-0) hit the net for the winners with Nathan Mc Laughlin (2), Rory Kennedy, Garret O’Neill, Cathal O’Neill and Seamus Harkin among the points. Once again Oisin Gormley led the scoring returns for the Tones with 0-6 while Frankie Mc Alynn (4), Paul Sheridan (2) and Pierce Mc Girr were also on target.