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Division 1 Wrap Up

Sunday 13.04.2014
Team Talk Mag

Tyrone ACL Division 1

Carrickmore 1-8 Coalisland 1-10
Dromore 2-7 Eglish 0-8
Cookstown 1-5 Killyclogher 0-10
Moy 1-11 Augher 2-7
Moortown 0-10 Ardboe 1-12
Omagh 1-20 Eskra 1-11
Strabane 2-7 Clonoe 1-16
Donaghmore 1-5 Errigal Ciaran 0-10

Eskra travelled to Healy Park Omagh to take part in their first ever game in Division 1.  The history books will reflect that Conor O’Hagan scored Eskra’s point before Omagh took complete control of the opening thirty minutes.  The kicked 1-11 without reply. Ronan O’Neill, Conor Meyler and Kieran Brannigan were all among the scorers before Conor O’Donnell fired home a goal.  Joe McCarroll and Peter Hughes helped to haul Eskra back into the contest in the second half with Aaron Kelly and Paul Turbitt also tagging on scorers.  As the game entered the last quarter Niall Marlow found the net for the Emmetts but Omagh regained control though Ronan O’Neilland Conan Grugan.  Final Score – Omagh 1-20 Eskra 1-11

Killyclogher ended the game in Cookstown with twelve men thanks to three second half dismissals but still managed to record a two point victory.  Two of those dismissals came inside the last six minutes with second yellow cards for Emmett McFadden and Declan Leonard.  Four excellent frees from Leo Meenan had the St Mary’s men ahead 0-5 to 0-4 at the break despite playing into a very stiff breeze.  The Cookstown scores came from Owen Mulligan and Christopher Eastwood.  Killyclogher moved further ahead after the break thanks to points from Mark Bradley and Conal McCann.  Cookstown got themselves back into it thanks to an Owen Mulligan penalty and could have earned a draw but Raymond Mulgrew turned the ball just over the bar.  Final Score – Cookstown 1-5 Killyclogher 0-10.

Carrickmore and Coalisland served up an entertaining opening fixture of the new season on Sunday afternoon at Pairc Cholmcille before the Fianna finally edged it by two. The home side played with the breeze in the opening half but struggled for scores as Niall Kerr, Dan Fee, Louis O’Neill and company worked their socks off to restrict Carrickmore’s scoring opportunities.  With the sides tied on three points apiece approaching half time Coalisland’s Tiernan O’Hagan reacted quickest to a break ball situation to put Coalisland 1-3 to 0-3 ahead. However the home team responded with a fantastic goal and a point from Martin Penrose to go in at the break leading 1-4 to 1-3.  Playing wind assisted in the second half Coalisland drew level quickly before opening up a four point lead with eighteen second half minutes played. Carrickmore made one or two switches as well as introducing Peadar Mc Mahon to the forward line. They began to enjoy more possession and hit two quick points from Colm Mc Gurk and Caolan Daly to get right back into the game. However Plunkett Kane and Tiernan O’Hagan combined for the former to spilt the posts and seal the win for Coalisland on a final score of 1-10 to 1-08.

Moy were made to work very hard for their victory over Augher at home this afternoon.  Ryan O’Neill got the home side off to a great start with an early goal before Augher struck back with points via Daire Kavanagh and Martin McElhatton.  Sean Cavanagh chipped in with four frees to help Moy lead 1-7 to 0-6 at the break.  Ryan Mellon got onto the scoreboard early in the second half before Aidan McElroy got a goal for Augher.  A Liam Connolly goal from the penalty spot put Augher in front but two injury time frees from Sean Cavanagh gave Moy both points.  Final Score – Moy 1-11 Augher 2-7

Ardboe travelled the short distance to Moortown and came away with a five point victory.  Moortown had led 0-7 to 0-2 at the break as Ryan Kelly and Conor Heron shared 0-5 between them.  After the break Ardboe fired 1-5 without replay.  Tommy McGuigan slammed home the goal and Nishy O’Neill kicked three points during that dominant period for Ardboe.  Ryan Kelly tried to pull Moortown back into the game but two points from 2013 Teamtalkmag All Star John McConville and a monster free from 60 metres from Kyle Coney eased Ardboe to victory.  Final Score – Moortown 0-10 Ardboe 1-12

Things were looking pretty good for Donaghmore at the short whistle as they led Errigal Ciaran by five points 1-4 to 0-2.  They only recorded a single score after the break though.  Niall McKenna and Peter McKenna were among the Donaghmore scorers in the opening period before Shea Hamill slotted home a Donaghmore goal.  Hamill was again on the scoreboard shortly after the break but that score would prove to be their last.  Tommy Canavan kicked three frees before Peter Harte and Damian McDermott levelled the scoreline.   Further points from Canavan and Ciaran McGinley helped Errigal to the win.  Final Score – Donaghmore 1-5 Errigal Ciaran 0-10

It was always going to be a tough opener for Strabane but they made county champions Clonoe work hard for their victory at Sigerson Park this afternoon.  Ryan T O’Neill kicked an early goal to settle Clonoe nerves while county man  Connor McAliskey slotted over a couple of points.  Strabane responded with points from Michael Etherson and John McLaughlin however Clonoe were five ahead at the break with Martin Hughes and Paul Coney both on target.  JP Gallagher opened the second half scoring before the Sigerson rattled the net through John McLaughlin. That sparked an immediate response from the Rahilly’s as Stephen McNulty, Danny McNulty,  Dwayne Quinn all found their range.  Final Score – Strabane 2-7 Clonoe 1-16

Dromore have a built up an excellent history in recent years in the Tyrone ACL and they got their season off to the best possible start with a win over Eglish today.  Opening points from Eoin McCusker and very fortunate goal from Ciaran McCoy got them off to a flier. Peter McCann and Sean McKillion kicked the only two Eglish points in the first thirty minutes.  Ruairi Sludden helped himself to a second Dromore goal to lead 2-3 to 0-2 at half time.  All three McKenna brothers Ryan, Emmett and Conor slotted Eglish points but things didn’t get much better for Eglish as further points from McCusker and Conor O’Neill secured a home win.  Final Score – Dromore 2-8 Eglish 0-8



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