Tyrone’s Junior division is one of the most competitive and entertaining in the country with each team well capable of beating any other. The games are always competitive and for any team to be holding aspirations of promotion a good start is vital.
Brockagh have been one of the most consistent sides in this league for years and had a very comfortable win at home to Carrickmore Thirds with Michael Hughes, Niall McLoskey, Ciaran Donnelly and Cathal Donnelly all on target. Local rivals Castlederg and Drumquin enjoyed a real ding dong battle but the Tones came out on top to win their opening day fixture thanks to a James Winters goal and points from Niall McAlynn and Ryan McCallion. There were home wins for Dregish over Beragh with Barry Devenney getting their goal and Derrytresk over Drumragh in a game that saw four sent off, Niall Gavin and Mickey Rea on the scoresheet for the winners. Another game that saw a few red cards was Owen Roes against Brackaville where three took the early shower and it was a disappointing start for the home team as the East Tyrone side came away with a win to give them the ideal start to their season. That was also the case for Aghaloo who made the long trip to Glenelly and managed to take the two points from a venue where it is notoriously difficult for away sides to get a result.
Kevin Hughes and his team mates were involved in a high scoring game with Fintona and in spite of conceding three goals still came out on top while the surprise result of the day was the home defeat of Tattyreagh to Clogher. There was another home defeat in the final game in the division when Dungannon beat Errigal Thirds by a point at Dunmoyle.