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Division 1 Wrap Up
Owen Mulligan had the best and worst of days for Cookstown in their clash with Moy this afternoon. Mulligan was outstanding for the Fr Rock’s in the opening thirty minutes firing over three points. His 15th minute free from the 35 metres out on the right wing into the breeze was exceptional. He picked up a red card however in the final minute of the half after a tussle with Sean Cavanagh. Cookstown led 1-6 to 0-4 at the break. John Gilmore with only goal from the penalty spot. After the break Moy came back to within a point thanks to scores from Sean Cavanagh and Paul Rouse. Cookstown held on however to record their first win of the season with Christopher Eastwood, Gilmore and James McGahan getting late insurance points. Final Score – Cookstown 1-10 Moy 0-9.
Carrickmore’s poor run of form continues after their five point loss to Donaghmore. The game began in a whirlwind with both sides hitting goals within the opening three minutes. Barry Daly palmed to the net after fifteen seconds but Peter Mc Kenna cancelled out that score with a similar effort for the winners. Niall Mc Kenna and Kelvin Hughes were in outstanding form for the winners as Mc Kenna in particular showed the sort of form that once saw him selected as part of the county squad. With Shane Mulgrew showing unerring accuracy from play and placed balls Donaghmore reached the break leading by two. Carrickmore were hoping to stage something of a comeback in the second half but found Donaghmore in uncompromising mood as Martin Penrose and co were starved of possession until the final five minutes of the game. At one stage of the second half Donaghmore led by ten points but Conor Gormley hit a goal and a point late in the game to help his side close the gap to five points. However Donaghmore easily maintained their lead and were deserving winners in the end.
Omagh St Endas travelled to the lough shore and enjoyed a hard fought five point win over a determined Derrylaughan side. The teams were level at four points each at the break with Ronan O’Neill hitting all four of his side’s scores while Stephen Mc Grath hit a brace of points for the home team. O’Neill finished with 1-6 to his name as Omagh made it four points from four after two games. Stephen Mc Grath had put the home side in front after the break but after Joe Mc Mahon tied the game Ronan O’Neill converted a penalty to give his side breathing space. Conan Grugan and Rory Mc Bride added points before Shea Coney hit a late consolation goal for the Barrys.
Killyclogher and Trillick shared the spoils at Ballinamullen in a low scoring game that finished 0-7 to 1-4. Killyclogher led 0-5 to 0-2 at the break with Leo Meenan, Conor Meenan, Mark Bradley and Simon O’Neill on target for the hosts. Rory Brennan opened the scoring in the second half before Daire Gallagher found the net for Trillick. Leo Meenan gave Killyclogher the lead late on but Trillick were not to be denied and Gallagher levelled the game with the last score of the day. Neither Dermot Carlin nor Matty Donnelly lined out for their respective teams this afternoon.
Eglish and Errigal Ciaran played out a 1-7 to 0-10 draw this evening. The home side played into the breeze in the first half and trailed by three (0-7 to 0-4) at the break but battled hard to take the lead late in the game following a Eugene Daly goal. However Tommy Canavan scored from forty metres to tie the game and earn a deserved draw. Ryan Lynch top scored with 0-4 for Errigal while Ronan Mc Rory and Shane Hackett were also on target. In addition to Daly’s goal Pete Mc Cann and Gregory Jordan shared four points between them as the men in black made it three points from four after their second match of the season.
Dromore defeated Ardboe at home this afternoon with Niall and Ruairi Sludden prominent in attack for the winners. The St Dympnas reached the break leading 0-5 to 0-3 with Eoin Mc Cusker also on target for the blues. Shay Mc Guigan was Ardboe’s main attacking threat while Kyle Coney and Tommy Mc Guigan featured more in the second period. Once again the Sludden brothers were on target and were joined in the scoring charts by Paddy Montague as Dromore won by five points in the end.
Clonoe were pushed all the way by Augher in the late game this evening before they eventually emerged 1-12 to 0-10 winners. The first half saw Declan Mc Clure and Ryan O’Neill on target for the winners while Daire Kavanagh and Aidan Mc Elroy ensured that the St Macartans were still well in the game at the break trailing 0-7 to 0-5. However points from Conor Mc Aliskey and Stephen Mc Nulty along with a late goal from Ryan O’Neill gave the O’Rahillys a deserved but hard fought win.