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Division 3 Wrap Up

Sunday 02.06.2013
Team Talk Mag

Dregish enjoyed a superb five point win over Kileeshil this afternoon on a score line of 1-15 to 1-10. The foundations for the victory were laid in the first half when a Peter Mc Crossan goal helped them establish a 1-6 to 0-1 lead after fifteen minutes. However Shane Mallon’s accuracy from free kicks helped Kileeshil close the gap at the break to four points 1-7 to 0-6.
The second half saw a low scoring opening fifteen minutes with Dregish adding three to their first half total and Kileeshil hitting one. Things improved during the last quarter with Packy Mc Mullan 1-1 and Gary Reilly 0-2 helping Kileeshil close the gap. However Dregish continued to play well and were full value for their win with Peter Mc Crossan 1-3, Aidan O’kane 0-3, Johnny Doherty 0-2, Daniel Strain 0-2 and Mark Catterson 0-2 among the scorers for the winners.

Castlederg have extended their unbeaten run to four games with a thoroughly deserved victory at Aghaloo. The first ten minutes of this game were dominated by the Derg men, but a succession of wides meant that the scores were tied at 2 points each, the Derg scorers being Mark Corry and Steafan Gallen. The middle part of the half saw the home team come more into the game and they went ahead by 2 points. The visitors rallied again with Paddy Lynch knocking over two points to tie the game, before Sean Harper, moving out from full forward swung over 2 more points to leave Castlederg winning at half time, 0-6 to 0-4. The shooting of no less than 13 wides in the first half caused some apprehension that this would come back to bite the Derg men in the second half. However they took up where they left off at the end of the first half and really upped the pace of their game. First Brian Coyle strode forward from centre half back to stroke home a goal. Shortly afterwards Fintan Gallagher repeated the dose when he broke all the way from corner back to slide the ball to the net. This left Castlederg in a strong position and a succession of points from Sean Harper, 0-2, Mark Corry, 0-2, Paddy Lynch and Sean Meehan sealed a very impressive victory. This was essentially a tremendous team effort from start to finish with captain Sean Meehan putting in a man of the match display.

Newtownstewart and Loughmacrory played out an entertaining draw which saw the Loch continue their good start to the season. A thirteenth minute goal from Damien Patton helped put Newtownstewart into a four point lead but Loughmacrory with Ronan Ward in fine form and a Ciaran Ward goal saw them reach the break leading 1-7 to 1-4. The second half was nip and tuck as both sides battled hard for the win. County man Kevin Gallagher hit the net six minutes into the second period and a minute later Ryan Mayse put Newtown one in front. However Loughmacrory continued to battle and both sides swopped scores before Loughmacrory opened up a two point lead with less than two minutes left on the clock. However showing great heart Newtownstewart landed two late scores from Damien Patton and Ryan Mayse to deservedly earn a draw.

Glenelly enjoyed a four point win over a determined Beragh outfit in a very competitive and high scoring match that finished 1-14 to 1-10. Seamus Harkin opened the scoring for Glenelly and finished with 0-8 to his name. However Beragh settled to the game and by the eighth minute were 1-3 to 0-3 in front following a Niall Owens goal. However Glenelly refused to be rattled and added a further 1-7 to their tally to reach the break leading 1-10 to 1-06. They managed to maintain their four point lead throughout the second half despite Marty Rodgers (0-5) and his colleagues best endeavours.

Clogher got the better of Fintona in their derby battle this afternoon and were deserved winners in the end. The first half was a close affair with only two points separating the sides at the break with the home side leading 1-7 to 1-5. Clogher’s goal came from Paul Tierney while Benny Mc Carney bagged the Pearses major and Aaron Mc Carney hit four of their five first half points.

Fintona outscored Clogher in the second period but Clogher’s rapid start to the second half proved crucial to the winning of the game as they hit four points in four minutes from Bogue, Callaghan and Tierney (0-2).  At this stage Clogher were in total control but Fintona were handed a lifeline when Clogher conceded an own goal. The game got interesting at that stage and Shields and Mc Donogh traded points. The visitors landed three frees in a row from Cassidy (2) and Mark Donnelly to set up a tense finish but Fintona spurned several chances to draw level before shields secured the win for Clogher with a late late point.

Killyman travelled to Tattyreagh this afternoon and came away with a six point 1-12 to 1-6 win over the home side. The opening half was a close affair with Killyman leading by one at the break 0-5 to 0-4. The visitors hit two points early in the second half but were rocked back on their heels when Tattyreagh’s young forward Kevin Gallagher hit the net.  That drew the sides level but that was as good as it got for Tattyreagh and when Paul Mc Veigh converted a fifty seventh minute penalty it ensured the points went east.



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