Trillick played host to beaten championship finalists Carrickmore on Saturday afternoon and as expected they picked up the two league points on a 2-12 to 0-8 score line. Niall Gormley led the way in the scoring stakes for the St.Macartans with 2-3 to his name with Richard Donnelly, Niall Donnelly, Mattie Donnelly, Shane Gormley and Proncias O’Kane all supplying points as well. Carrickmore had scores from the usual sources such as Barry Daly and Kevin McNally with All Ireland minor winning centre half back Mickey Donaghy scoring his first point in senior football.
Errigal Ciaran ensured that they finished top of the table and thus get home advantage for the semi finals in defence of their league title when they beat Galbally 0-15 to 0-6 at Dunmoyle, a result that sent the Pearses down to Intermediate football for the first time since 1991. Peter Harte top scored for the winners with five points to his name with Enda McGinley, Caolan Tierney, Ronan McRory and half back Davy Harte all on target as well. Paul Rafferty scored all but one of Galbally’s points with Ciaran McCrory getting their other in a game were they failed to score in the final quarter.
Donaghmore stayed clear of the dreaded relegation play offs thanks to an emphatic 1-12 to 0-4 success over an understrengh Ardboe side. Richard Hetherington scored a brace while Shane Mulgrew bagged a goal as the St.Patricks led 1-6 to 0-1 at the break, Conor Coyle the Rossas sole marksman. In the second half Donaghmore continued to dictate matters with County panellist McKenna scoring another trio of points and Mark Hetherington finishing with two to his name. Coyle scored all bar one of Ardboe’s points with Anthony Devlin their other marksman.