While most of the talk from Friday night will focus on the superb minor league final between Carrickmore and Dromore there was also the small issue of several important senior league games to sort out.
Edendork and Greencastle played out a hard fought draw. With Darren Mc Curry playing confidently the home team played the better football in the first half but following a fine Mark Carson goal the sides reached the break tied at 0-5 to 1-2.
Greencastle dug deep and edged it territorially in the second period with Chrissy Gillen and Conor Carson landing fine points. Indeed with five minutes left the visitors actually led by two. However with Morgan and Mc Curry showing great accuracy Edendork secured a 0-11 to 1-8 draw.
There was some good news for Tyrone manager Mickey Harte on Friday night following Donaghmore’s narrow win over Cookstown. Long term injury victim Niall Mc Kenna showed a bit of form scoring the all important goal and three fine points in their one point win over Cookstown in Division Two. The Village lads overturned a second half deficit and held on for a vital victory. Deasuin Quinn (3) and Matthew Mc Gahan (2) were among the other Donaghmore scorers.
Meanwhile in Division Three Castlederg continued their good run with a comfortable win over neighbours Dregish. Both teams finished with fourteen men in a game where Caolan Harvey’s first half goal ensured the Derg reached the break in 1-7 to 0-7 in front and in spite of a strong showing by Dregish the Derg pulled away to win 1-13 to 0-10. Mark Corry, Stefan Gallen and Sean Harper were among the scorers for the winners. As usual Aidan O’Kane and Tony Quinn accounted for most of the Dregish scores with Marty Bonner and Niall O’Kane also on target.