Carrickmore Thirds recorded their first victory of the season away tonight to Dregish winning 2-4 to 0-8. Victory did not look all that likely at half time as they trailed their hosts 0-5 to 1-1 with their goal coming on fifteen minutes from a Peter Tierney penalty. Niall and Christopher O’Kane were the main men for Dregish as the home side deservedly led at the break. The game swung on Carrickmore’s second goal this one from the boot of Aidan Mc Kiernan with only eight minutes left on the clock. Dregish battled manfully but could not manage to haul themselves back into the game and points from Curly Mc Aleer and Padraig Mc Glinchey sealed the win.
Drumragh got back to winning ways with a hard fought 2-9 to 2-6 win against Castlederg tonight at Clanabogan. Shane Cleary was the main man for the Sarsfields with 2-2 to his credit and Marty Taggart also kept the scoreboard ticking over with three fine points from frees. Meanwhile Parish rivals Tattyreagh travelled down to Leckpatrick in the hope of picking up two points against Owen Roes. The home side shot themselves in the foot in the first half with their profligacy as they ran up over a dozen wides while the more economical Tattyreagh lads knocked over eight points to lead 0-8 to no score at the break. The hosts came into it better in the second half with scores from Kiernan Kelly 0-2, Mark O’Neill and Eamon Mc Bride but Tattyreagh continued to dominate the play and responded with the last four scores of the evening to deservedly take the points. The Mimnagh brothers and Mark Darcy were among the scorers for the winners while Ciaran Harkin knocked over three points for his side.
Derrytresk’s unbeaten run came to an end at Brackaville on Friday when they lost by three points to a very determined home side. There was little between the sides throughout with only a point separating them at the break with Brackaville ahead 0-6 to 0-5 at the short whistle. Paddy Early and Sean Mc Nally were responsible for seven of their team’s points while Niall Gavin and Micky Rea were on target for the hill men. The crucial score came at the end of the third quarter when former county player Paul Rouse netted for The Roes and with Derrytresk finishing with fourteen men Brackaville went on to win by three.
Drumquin and Beragh played out a hard fought and entertaining draw scoring twelve points each but it took a late equaliser from the Red Knights to earn them a point. Pearse Mc Girr top scored for the home side with four points while Paul Sheridan and Eamon Teague weighed in with five points between them. Eddie Molloy was the main scoring threat for Beragh but Martin Rodgers returned to form knocking over three points for his team.