Carrickmore look set to not only maintain their lead at the top of Division one but judging by their first half display it seems they will improve their score difference also. Thirty minutes in and a devastating first half show meant they reached the break leading Killyclogher 4-8 to 0-4 with their goals coming from Peadar Mc Mahon (2), Kevin Mc Nally (pen) and Benny Mc Laughlin just on thirty minutes. Barry and Caolan Daly were also on target with points for the home side while James Carlin landed three of Killyclogher’s four points.
The visitors improved somewhat in the second half but their poor defensive display of the first thirty minutes cost them dearly. Simon O’Neill led the way in the scoring stakes for Killyclogher with a second half return of 1-3 but even though they finished the game with fourteen men Carrickmore remained in control until the end with points from Caolan and Barry Daly, Kevin Mc Nally ensuring their good run of form continued.
Omagh St Endas played some superb football in the opening thirty minutes of their game with old rivals Dromore at Gardrum Park to lead 0-7 to 0-1 at the break. Indeed the home side only managed to open their account just on half time through Aidy Mc Caffrey but by that time Omagh were in total command with two points each from Cathal Mc Carron and Paddy Doherty and individual scores from Ronan and Shane O’Neill and Conor Mc Mahon.
The second half got no better for the home side as Omagh carried on where they had left off with Cathal Mc Carron, Shane O’Neill and Conan Grugan getting points as the town side moved into a commanding early second half lead. A goal from Conor Mc Mahon ended any chance of a Dromore comeback as the home side were only marginally better than they had been in the first. Their return of two points tells its own story of what was a very disappointing display by the men in blue as Omagh ran out convincing 1-15 to 0-3 winners.
Greencastle boss Sean Teague will have been delighted with his side’s first half showing away to Trillick where they led by two at the short whistle 1-5 to 0-6. Marty Conway top scored for the visitors with 1-1 while county minor Cahir Mc Cullagh lobbed over two points for his side. Points from Enda Clarke and Mark Carson rounded off the first half scoring for Greencastle. Unfortunately the visitors were unable to maintain their lead with Richard Donnelly leading a resurgent home side who landed seven second half points to edge his side home by two on a score of 0-13 to 1-8 in favour of Trillick.
Moy and Ardboe found themselves level at the break 1-4 to 0-7 with Moy’s Hugh Mackle getting his side’s goal while Peter Mallon scored several frees for the home team. Once again Ardboe were reliant on Frank Mc Guigan and Nishy O’Neill for most of their scores with both players getting three points each in a poor first half hour of football. O’Neill then produced a master class of finishing as he ran riot in the second half scoring six points for the visitors who also had a goal from Anthony Devlin. Moy struggled to contain the Ardboe attack and only Hugh Mackle and Peter Mallon offered any resistance as the lough shore lads finished 1-13 to 1-7 winners.
A Mark Faloon goal in the opening minutes proved to be the difference between Donaghmore and bottom of the table Cookstown in Donaghmore tonight. The top scorer in Division 1 before tonight was Shane Mulgrew and he added another three points to his total tonight. Martin Murray kept the visitors in touch with his frees in the second half but Donaghmore hung on thanks to points from Matthew McGahan and Conor Hegarty. Final Score Donaghmore 1-7 Cookstown 0-7
County champions Coalisland and league champions Errigal Ciaran produced a highly exciting game at Fr Peter Campbell Park this evening as the home side came from five points down on two occasions to win 3-9 to 1-13. Errigal got the boost of an eleventh minute goal from Brian Horisk and even though Eoghan Carberry netted in the twentieth minute, the visitors reached the break leading 1-7 to 1-6. Second half sub Adrian O’Donnell made a massive contribution to his team’s cause scoring four points to again put his side five points ahead but as the game entered the final ten minutes Coalisland were awarded a penalty which Carberry sent to the net. The whole dynamic of the game changed in favour of the home side three minutes later when wing back Paul Lavery joined the attack to score the home team’s third goal which ensured the points remained in Coalisland.
Clonoe proved too strong in their derby clash with Derrylaughan as they came through on a 1-17 to 0-6 score line. Colm Donnelly got the only goal of the game with Conor McAliskey, Shane Coney, Stephen McNulty and PJ Lavery all supplying points for the winners, Fergal McAliskey and Ciaran Quinn on target for the Kevin Barrys. Eglish played host to Moortown and they came out on top in a high scoring encounter 1-23 to 3-10. Gregory Jordan got the goal for the winners with Sean McKillion, Brendan Donnelly, Ciaran Jordan and Conor McCann all grabbing points. Pauric Hagan, Philip Muldoon and Brian McLarnon got the Moortown goals.