Killyman took 2 points back home from Fintona today following a very impressive away win. They had 2 points on the board in 2 minutes from Martin Conlon and Declan Mc Alinden and 6 minutes had gone before Fintona replied with a point from Mark Donnelly. 2 more points from Declan Boyle and Caolan Morgan gave Killyman a 4-1 lead on 9 minutes. 11 minutes without a score followed but during that time the Pearses spurned 2 goal chances, one of them resulting in a good save from Brian Mc Veigh in the Killyman goal. Aaron Mc Carney made it 4-2 on 20 minutes as the misses at both ends continued.
Mickey Donnelly put Killyman 5-2 ahead from a free before Jason Donnelly replied for Fintona. Then Mickey Donnelly slipped his marker to find himself staright through one on one with the keeper and although Ryan Monteith saved in the Fintona goal, Kieran Mc Gahan followed up and put it in the net. A Stephen Mc Aliskey point concluded the first half scoring. Fintona 0-3, Killyman 1-6.
Fintona started the second half brightly with Niall Mellon and an Aaron Mc Carney free closing the gap but they were conceding frees and Mickey Donnelly pointed 2 of these. Entering the last quarter Killyman were leading 1-8 to 0-5 with Colm Mc Veigh doing a great sweeping job at the back and strong play at midfield from Ryan Mc Kenna and Ciaran Og Hughes and they pushed further ahead with points from Martin Conlan and Caolan Morgan. Niall Mellon scored twice for Fintona and Aaron Mc Carney once, whilst Mickey Donnelly had a point for Killyman at the other end. Then with 2 minutes left, Niall Mellon goaled for Fintona to leave just 3 between them but Killyman got the ball out to Mickey Donnelly again and he swung over the point of the day from wide on the right. A late free put over the bar by Mark Donnelly was the last of the action. Final score – Fintona 1-9, Killyman 1-12.
Tattyreagh and Drumquin played out an entertaining encounter with second half goals from Jaimsie Winters and Barry Gormley proving decisive in the result. Conor Taggart was once more on fine scoring form for the Tatts hitting six points in the opening thirty minutes as the sides reached the break level at 8 points each. The second half ebbed and flowed and when Ciaran Harkin hit the net for Tattyreagh they seemed set to win. However those goals from Winters and Gormley ensured a share of the spoils for the Wolfe Tones and the game finished Tattyreagh 1-14, Drumquin 2-11.
Newtownstewart and Drumragh played out an entertaining ten all draw today in a tight game. A late point from Tommy Murphy from a 45 ensured a share of the spoils in a game where there was never more than a point between the sides.
Brackaville pipped Aghaloo in a real table topper and the Owen Roes now sit with five wins from five starts after this 0-12 to 0-11 win. The game was close throughout and after a battling first half Aghaloo led 0-7 to 0-5 with John O’Neill and Kevin O’Gorman outstanding for them. Brackaville upped the pace in the second half with scores from Sean Mc Nally , Ciaran Girvan and the last three from Paddy Girvan they edged a gallant Aghaloo side by the minimum.
Castlederg triumphed in their North Tyrone derby against Glenelly 1-13 to 2-5 to make it two wins out of two at home. The Derg led by two at the break 1-6 to 1-4 with Glenelly’s goal coming from Cathal Nicholas.There was very little between the sides in the first half where Caolan Harvey and Fintan Gallagher were outstanding defensively for the winners. Mark Corry proved a thorn in the Glenelly defence all day and top scored with five points for his side while Stefan Gallen’s goal and a point proved vital to the result. The home side dominated the second half with one of the best displays in years to win it by five.
Dregish continued their run of good form with a hard fought win having conceded two penalties in an entertaining second half. Owen Roes began well to lead 0-4 to no score with Brendan Boggs impressive early on. Peter Mc Crossan was outstanding for the winners and hit some great scores while a Johnny Doherty goal ensured the sides went in level at the break. Dregish took over in the second half and hit nine fine points with points from Aidan O’kane, Peter Mc Crossan and Stevie O’Donnell before the late goals left only two points in it at the end.
Dungannon travelled to Clogher and game away with a comfortbale 1-14 to 0-8 victory to mkae it five wins from five. Keifer Morgan top scored for the Clarkes with 1-7 to his name with Patrick Quinn and Colm Corrigam among the points as well. Brocagh were in fine form as they had an emphatic 0-15 to 0-2 win over Errigal Ciaran Thirds. Michael Harte got the visitors two points with Ciaran Donnelly, Michael Hughes, Colm McFaul and Barry Donnelly all featuring on the score sheet for the Emmetts.