Defending champions Errigal Ciaran proved too strong for Moortown at Dunmoyle winning on a 0-14 to 0-8 score line. Peter Harte and Caolan Tierney led the way in the scoring stakes for the winners with Michael Hagan and Conor Herron among the points for the St Malachy’s.
Clonoe secured local bragging rights when they defeated neighbours Coalisland 1-12 to 0-9 at O’Rahilly Park. Shane Coney got the only goal of the game with Colm Doris, Colm Donnelly, Eoghan Carberry and Paddy McNeice among the points for their respective teams.
Despite finishing with thirteen men Donaghmore secured a precious win away to Moy. Niall McKenna got the St.Patricks goal with Shane Mulgrew among the points, with James Devlin getting the goal for the hosts as it finished 1-9 to 1-8.
Cookstown went to Derrylaughan tonight with zero points in 2011 and thanks to Conor Mullan they came away with a first win. The sides were level 0-5 apiece at the break. First half Cookstown points from Mullan, Matthew Carberry and Niall Glackin were cancelled out by Collie Robinson, Ciaran Gervin and Fergal McAliskey. The second half was only four minutes old when the referee awarded the Kevin Barry’s a penalty for an alleged off the ball incident. Liam Gervin rammed home the spot kick. By the 4oth minute Derrylaughan were four points up. But Conor Mullan proved to be a handful for the Derrylaughan full back line right from the start and he fired the Fr Rock’s ahead with two wonderfully taken goals in the 43rd and 45th minutes. The game ebbed and flowed to the final whistle with further Cookstwon scores from Shea McGarrity and John Gilmore and Derrylaughan points through Shea Coney, Ciaran Gervin and Liam Gervin. It was Cookstwon however who held on for a narrow one point win. Final score Derrylaughan 1-13 Cookstown 2-11
Carrickmore turned on the style at Healy Park when they defeated Omagh by 16 points, 3-17 to 3-1. Paul Hughes, Caolan Daly and Mark Donnelly got the goals for the St Colmcille’s, with Conor Gormley and Colm McGurk also standing out. Ronan O’Neill came off the bench to bag two majors for the St.Endas with Keith Burns getting their other goal. The McMahon brothers were back in action for Omagh but there was no stopping a rampant Carrickmore on the night.
Eglish played host to Ardboe and they secured a superb win on a 2-7 to 0-9 score line. Gregory Jordan got the St.Patricks goal in the first half with Sean McKillion getting their second major on the three quarter mark. Nishy O’Neill and Ciaran Campbell were among the points for an Ardboe side that was without Brian McGuigan and later finished the contest with fourteen men, Tommy McGuigan receiving a secoind yellow card late in the proceedings.
Killyclogher travelled to Donnelly Park to play Trillick and they came away with a good 2-9 to 0-9 win. Barry McAleer scored both goals for the St.Marys with James Carlin, Simon O’Neill and Conor Meenan featuring among the points. Richard and Mattie Donnelly had scores for the St.Macartans on a night when they finished with fourteen men.
Dromore remain undefeated but for the second game running they were taken to the pin of their collars as they held off a spirited Greencastle challenge to win on a 1-11 to 0-13 score line. The McCullaghs, John and Cahir, were in fine scoring form for Greencastle with Eoin McCusker and Sean O’Neill supplying points for the St.Dympnas, while Emmett O’Neill grabbed the only goal of the game.