Clonoe paved the way to victory with a goal apiece for Ryan T O’Neill and PJ Lavery in the first half at home this afternoon. Second half points from Conor McAliskey and Shane O’Hagan helped to guide the O’Rahilly’s to a very comfortable twelve point victory. Final score Clonoe 2-14 Omagh 1-5.
Cookstown’s miserable start to the season continues as Moy secured the two points after a one point win at home. The game was an ill-tempered low scoring affair which saw three players red carded at half time. A Sean Cavanagh goal inside five minutes got the Moy men off to a perfect start. Karl McQuade top scored for Moy with 0-4. Cookstown scored the last four points of the game through Barry Mulligan, Mark O’Connor and John Gilmore (2) but it was too little too late. Final score Moy 1-5 Cookstown 0-7
Coalisland collected their second win of the season away to Moortown. Paddy McNeice recorded first half points for the Fianna while Ronan Devlin netted for Moortown to leave the half time score Moortown 1-2 Coalisland 0-6. Moortown fought back well in the second half took the lead through a Damien Kelly goal. Gerard Toner denied them a victory however and smashed home a Coalisland goal late on to snatch the two points. Final score Moortown 2-6 Coalisland 1-10
Donaghmore had a three point lead over Greencastle at half time 0-6 to 0-3. Niall McKenna accounted for half of the Donaghmore scores while Mark Carson was on target for Greencastle. Cahir and John McCullagh fired over scores for Greencastle after the break while Shane Mulgrew and McKenna helped to sustain the three point margin. Final score Donaghmore 0-11 Greecastle 0-8
Carrickmore suffered their first defeat of the season when they lost at home today to an in form Ardboe side. Mind you it was looking fairly good for the home side as they led three points to nil after fifteen minutes. Shay Mc Guigan opened Ardboe’s account on 16 minutes but a Tierney point two minutes later restored Carrickmore’s three point lead. The home side continued to threaten and led 0-5 t0 -1 as the game entered the final five minutes of the first half. With time running out Tommy Mc Guigan knocked over his side’s second point of the day but a further point for Carrickmore left the home side leading six points to two at the break. Carmen got the ideal start to the second half with a goal from Kieran Mc Aleer in the first minute to lead 1-6 to 0-2 but a mistake by the Carmen defence led to a foul on Anthony Devlin and from the resultant penalty Tommy Mc Guigan beat Plunkett Mc Callan to leave the score 1-6 to 1-2. Frank and Shay Mc Guigan added further points and Ardboe had closed the gap to a single point by the tenth minute of the second half. Carrickmore continued to play well and Barry Daly and Kevin Mc Nally kept them ahead but the Mc Guigans continued to ensure Ardboe were still in the game. Carmen led 1-9 to 1-7 following a Barry Daly score but within two minutes the visitors were level courtesy of two Frank Mc Guigan points. The game entered the final ten minutes with the sides level and all to play for and Ardboe went ahead for the first time with seven minutes left following a fine Brian Mc Guigan score and another great point from the same player on thirty minutes ensured the Loughshore side headed home with the points. Final score Carrickmore 1-10 Derrylaughan 1-12
Killyclogher remain on one point following a defeat at home to Derrylaughan. The Kevin Barry’s made a wonderful start thanks to a Ciaran Gervin goal inside five minutes. Ciaran Clarke responded for Killyclogher. Derrylaughan played with the wind in the second half and began to pull away. The excellent Liam Gervin finished with 1-4. Final score Killyclogher 1-9 Derrylaughan 2-10.
Dromore were comfortable winners over Eglish in the late evening game played at Gardrum Park. The home side were dominant throughout and led 0-11 to 0-1 at the break with Eglish’s only score coming from Peter Mc Cann. Indeed it took Eglish until the fifteenth minute of the second half before the troubled the score board again. Colm Mc Cullagh top scored for the winners with 1-4 while Eoin Mc Cusker 0-4 and Sean O’Neill 0-2 were others who contributed to their sides total. Brendan Donnelly 1-1 and Gary Daly 1-0 were on target for Eglish. This win keeps Dromore right up there in terms of the league.