A tough night for the Castlederg Minor Ladies GAA team who played away at Clann Na NGael Gac on Tuesday evening. The final score being Clann na nGael 2-14, Castlederg 1-3. While there weren’t too many positives to take from the match for Castlederg, the club can be proud of the team for fighting until the very end. Clann na nGael were quicker to the ball and dominated large parts of the game. The usual energy seemed to be missing. The Derg were also unfortunate a couple of times during the match not to take goal chances that came their way.
Scorers were Saoirse Gallagher 1.0, Caitlin Gallen 0.1, Eimhear Devlin 0.1 (f), Aoibheann McGarvey 0.1 (f).
Beragh v Sperrin Óg
Beragh started the game with scores from Keeva Owens Bronagh Farley and Ellie Mc Daid before Sperrin Óg hit their purple patch with a flurry of scores before half time. Although well tested the Beragh defence stood firm with brilliant displays from Claire Mc Cartan, Jenna Curran and Evanna Campbell .
Half time score Beragh 4.7 Sperrin og 1.4
2nd half started with Sperrin Óg putting the Beragh defence once more onto the back foot. Good play from Caislin Tracy and Alice Mc Glinchey caused considerable problems for the Beragh defence.
Aiofe Farley did a great job on Tracey and with the Beragh midfield getting on top they created more scores for Grainne Grimes, Mary Kate Grimes and Zara Montague
For Sperrin Óg Aoibhin Coyle and Niamh McGlinchey were rock solid in defence throughout while Laoise Teague moved out to the middle of the park and put in a good shift up and down the pitch. 3 goals for Caislin Tracey and good forward play from Niamh Devlin.
The game between Kildress and Moy was entertaining and competitive with the Tones eventually emerging winners in a high scoring contest. The half time score saw Kildress lead 2-9- to 1-4 before sealing the win on a final score of Kildress 6-18 Moy 3-6.
Kildress scorers: Jodie Kate Mc Crory 1-8, Marianna Loughran 3-1, Emma Gillen 1-4
Leah Mc Crory 0-3, Emma Kearney 1-0, Leah loughran 0-1Katie Rose Muldoon 0-1
Moy scorers: Amy Holmes 2-2, Emma Conroy0-2, Emma Holmes 1-0, Sienna Gildernew 0-1 , Maeve Fegan 0-1.
Aghyaran 3-9 Fintona 2-10
This was very much a game of two halves with Fintonadominant in the opening thirty minutes to lead at the break 2-6 to 0-2. Aghyaran were a changed team after the restart outscoring their opponents 3-7 to 0-3 to take the win on a final score of 3-9 to 2-10. Aghyaran were awarded two penalties over the course of a very exciting game. The first in the first half was saved but Cara Byrne put the second in the in the corner of the net. Both teams played solidly throughout with Aghyaran’s backs and goalkeeper Aoibhean Hegarty who saved a one & one in the last few seconds of the game to deny Fintona a last gasp win. A special word on Cara Byrne who was once again top scorer for the Aghyaran girls while Aoife Mc Gillion and Aoife Wilson were outstanding for the Pearses. These teams will meet again in the minor championship which promises to be a real cracker.
Aghyaran scores: Cara Byrne 2-3, Shannon Coyle 1-0, Kelsie McGuigan 0-3, Kacee Goan 0-2, Dearbhla O Shea Byrne 0-1
Fr Rocks played their first home game of the season with the visit of Loughmacrory.
The first half saw both teams trading scores which included a fantastic running goal from Amy Sheehy and points from Mary Kate O’Neill and Megan McErlain. Loughmacrory piled on the pressure towards the end of the first half with goals of their own but a penalty save from Sinead Sweaney kept Cookstown in the game.
In the second half although Fr Rocks opened the scoring with another point from Amy Sheehy, Loughmacrory hit six points without reply before Cookstown got on the score sheet again with points from Kellie Coyle, Chloe Loughran and Amy Sheehy but Loughmacrory finished the stronger, adding another 2 goals for the score to finish Fr Rocks 1-9 to Loughmacrory 5-12.
Glenelly and Clonoe locked horns in a game where the ability to take goal chances proved decisive. Clonoe led 2-2 to 0-7 at the break and finished up winning by four on a final score of 3-5 to 0-10. Glenelly’s scores came from Lily Rose Clarke 0-7, Erin Daly )-2 and Maebh Mc Keown 0-1.The O’Rahillys knew pre game that this was sure to be a tough battle with the Glenelly girls have taken two wins out of two. On what was a perfect evening for football the girls in black took the lead playing into the breeze with an early ball into Aine O’Hagan and the full forward hitting the back of the net. Glenelly wind assisted responded with some fine points of their own but the visitors kept plugging away with another goal from Rosie McMahon. The goal left the half time score 2-2 to 0-7 in favour of the girls in black. The second half saw Clonoe dig deep with Eirinn O’Neill, Cassie Fitzgerald and Niamh Kilpatrick marshalling the defence they combined to deny Glenelly any goal scoring opportunities. With the defence solid this built the platform for Clonoe to push forward and this led to Cara McKee being taken down in the box. Rosie McMahon took charge and stepped up and slotted home the penalty, from here on Clonoe never looked back and finished it off with Rebecca Doris kicking a brilliant point.
Clonoe O’Rahillys 3-
Galbally had their 4th round of the league on Tuesday with a home game against St Macartans. although the home side started strongly St Macartans come back into the game and the first half finishing 3-6 to 3-3 to Galbally. The scorers for the Pearses in the first half were : Rachel Kelly 1-1, Caitlin Quinn 1-0, Eilis Tally 1-0, Mary Traynor 0-2, Maggie Quinn 0-1 and Leanna Corrigan 0-2.
The second half saw Galbally enjoying greater possession and increased scoring chances while Ciara Mc Donald and Mia Murphy stood out in a rock solid defence.Final score: Galbally 6-9, St Macartans 4-7
2nd half scorers… Mary Traynor 1-0, Rachel Kelly 1-1, Leanna Corrigan 1-1, Ellie Hamill 0-1
Donaghmore hosted an impressive Carrickmore side beginning the game strongly and put the first few scores on the scoreboard. It was a great advert for the thirteen aside game as both sides produced some excellent football.
A few goals before the break separated the teams in favour of Carrickmore and on their return after the break they stepped up their lead to come out winners after the 50minutes played.
On a glorious evening in Gardrum Park, Dromore secured their third win of the league campaign. However they were made to battle all the way till the end by a dogged Aodh Ruadh side.
Both teams cancelled each other out in the early exchanges, but it was Dromore who held the advantage at the break with a number of good attacks resulting in scores. Shauna Teague and Caoimhe Corrigan proving to be a handful in the final 3rd. Half time Dromore 0-07 Aodh Ruadh 0-04.
Dromore strengthened their lead in the second half with an early goal scored by Càdhla Kelly, however Aodh Ruadh responded well and enjoyed a dominant period in the game. The ladies from the East were adding numbers to their attack but the Dromore defence held firm restricting them to take their points. Kelly popped up with another goal after good approach play by the Dromore ladies and they held out to secure the victory on a final score line of Dromore 2-09 Aodh Ruadh 0-10
Dromore Scorers : Càdhla Kelly 2:01, Shauna Teague 0:03, Caoimhe Corrigan 0:02 Sinead Barrett 0:02, Eve Teague 0:01
Coalisland Fianna hosted Cappagh on Tuesday night and after a competitive hour of football the home side emerged 4-17 to 3-5 at the break. Emma Mc Moran top scored with 3-4 while the other Fianna scores came from Cara Mc Moran 0-5 , Aimee Devlin 0-2 , Aoife Quinn 1-4, Emma Fanthorpe 0-1 and Aimee Nixon 0-1.
Drumragh hosted Pomeroy on Tuesday evening and after a hard fought match claimed the points on a score line of 2-9 to 2-3 having led at the break 2-4 to 1-0. The Drumragh goals came from Mairead Corrigan and Rihanna Barrett (having been set up by her twin sister Jemma ) while Caoimhe Mc Carron top scored with 0-7. Grace Mc Cusker rounded off the scoring for her team with 0-1. In addition to those already mentioned Mairead Corrigan and Evie Gallagher were excellent at midfield, while Caitlin McCarron and Iona Mills impressed in the backline. Goalkeeper Aine MacRory made a number of important saves too.