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Ghost Pizza U16 League Weekly Wrap Up

Tuesday 28.03.2023
Team Talk Mag

Donaghmore made the trip to Dunmoyle to take on Errigal Ciaran and the St.Patricks came away with a narrow win, 2-9 to 1-11. The visitors led by two at the break with some superb points coming from Conall Heron, Larry Shields and Darragh O’Callaghan. The home side fought back in the second half but good defensive work coupled with goals from Aodhan Molloy and Heron saw Donaghmore edge it with the minimum to spare. Shea McDermott got the Errigal Ciaran goal with Dan Loughran and Charlie Maguire (7) supplying points on a day when they had good performances from Jude Curran, Aodhan Quinn, Maguire and Elliot Kerr.


At the third time of asking Galbally collected their first points of the campaign when they edged out visiting Omagh on Monday night on a 1-10 to 0-9 scoreline. Matty Hughes, Martin Hurson, Ross Morgan and Ronan Carberry all hit points in the first half for the Pearses. Hughes added a brace of frees on the restart with Hurson knocking over a crucial “45”. It was nip and tuck but in the closing stages a driving run from Enda Cush finished with him squaring the ball for Morgan to get on the end of it to score the match winning goal. Galbally had good displays from Darragh O’Neill in goals, Leo Quinn, Eoghan McCloskey and Peter  in defence, Matty Hughes in midfield and Marcus McLaughlin, Morgan and Hurson up front while Tiernan Corrigan also had a big impact off the bench at the end of the first half.


Two well matched sides fought out an entertaining draw, Both Domhnaigh 1-12 Eglish 0-15. The hosts started well with a brilliantly taken point from corner back Michael McGarvey and other points followed from Lucas McGarvey and Ultan McConnell. Mark Kennedy bagged the only goal of the game on his way to a personal haul of 1-3 while Harley Patten contributed five second half points. Darragh Ellis kept a clean sheet in goals with Aidan McNulty to the fore in defence while full back Cormac McCullagh made a great interception right at the end to make sure the home side got a share off the spoils. Eglish recovered from four points down at the end of the opening quarter to lead by a point at the break with the wind at their backs. They had good performances from Ben Daly, James Daly and Christopher Gildernew in defence while Ross Daly, Brian Og McGuckin and Cody Gallagher all weighed in with important scores.


If it was a high scoring, end to end encounter that you were looking to see then Na Doiri Oga v Dungannon was the game to be at as they teams shared 10-23 between them with the Derrytresk/ Derrylaughan select coming out on top. Man of the match for the winners was Adam Cushnahan with some excellent scores and unselfish passing while Ryan Cushnahan aided the forward line with his work rate. Caolan Lappin, Conn Cushnahan and Odhran Slane all defended excellently for the winners throughout the game. Fiachra McGrath, Eoghan Cowan and Daniel McKenna were the pick of the Clarkes defence with Caolan McGrath and Eoin Spence both putting in strong displays in the midfield engine room. Conall Bell was a constant threat on the edge of the square finishing with an impressive 1-5 to his name and he was well supported in the attack by Senan McCann 1-2 and Max McKenna 1-1.


Goals won the day for Pomeroy as they came out on top against Greencastle at Plunkett Park. Pomeroy hit three majors in the first half with Ronan Fitzgerald getting two of them and Peter McGoldrick also raising a green flag while there were points from Ryan McCallan (3), Fergal O’Gara and Owen Lagan. McCallan and Jayden Donaghy both found the net in the second half for the home side with Fitzgerald among the points. Greencastle deserve credit for their second half display after they had trailed by thirteen points at the break. Eoghan Conway and Shane Molloy got their goals with Sean Og Teague landing four points and Shane Morris also on target on a day when they had good displays in defence from Eoghan Conway, Tadgh Clarke and Myles McElduff.


Edendork made the trip to play Cappagh and a late goal saw the St.Malachys come out on top on a 2-13 to 2-11 scoreline. Conor Mallon grabbed both of their goals with John McLernon, John McAvoy and Mallon among the points while there was also a good display from Ben McGeary.



Drumragh turned in an impressive display away to Rock to run out emphatic winners. Odhran Carroll hit 1-1 for the home side with their other points coming from Caomhan Daly (2), Michael Kelly, Desmond Gourley, Ryan McElduff and Caolan Quinn with McElduff and Quinn their two best performers on the day. Shea Donnell, Lorcan McGrath, Connor McLaughlin and Turlough Collins all found the net for Drumragh with Dylan Lowry, Joseph Taggart, Frankie Monk, Dara Cox and Conor Gormley among their points.


The long trip to Urney proved to be a profitable one for Coalisland as they ran out convincing winners. The main scorers for the Fianna were Fionn McHugh, Ronan Lowe and Ordhan McAlinden with Daniel Teague and Shea Summerville both to the fore in their defence. Aidan Devine, Shaquille Oke and John Porter were the Urney scorers with Callum Kelly, Josh Neeson, Sean Kavanagh and Connor McClintock playing well for them.


Stewartstown certainly were in top form when Drumquin were the visitors at the weekend. Conan McCullagh scored two first half goals with Hogan O’Neill, Tomas Coyle, Odhran Robinson and Daithi Coyle all finding the net as well. There was no let up from the Harps in the second half as Robinson grabbed a further two goals with Joe Wylie, Coyle and Caoimhin Laird all getting majors as well while Michael Hughes weighed in with five points.


Donaghmore made the journey to play Cappagh in the development league and after a close first half they emerged convincing winners. The visitors led 2-4 to 0-4 at the break with Dara O’Neill getting both of their goals and Joey Kelly, Oisin Woods and Padraig Donaghy performing well in defence. In the second half the visitors had the wind at their backs and they got on top with Sean Molloy and Pol McQuaid working hard in midfield with wing half back Frankie McGoldrick hitting a fine individual point with Martin Ogle also on target and Charlie McKeown among the goals.


Ardboe also had a good win in the development league away to Both Domhnaigh. Conall Molloy scored 2-3 for the Rossas, Conor McMurray got 2-1, Odhran Coleman 0-5 and Brogan Devlin 0-2.


Cookstown top the development league after an impressive result against Clonoe made it three wins out of three for them. This was a top of the table clash and it was the wind assisted Father Rocks who led 2-8 to 1-3 at the interval with their goals coming from Rory McAleer and Nick Guedes with Conan Gormley, Colm Casey and Lorcan McDermott all landing a brace of points each. The second half saw goals galore with two in quick succession from the winners from McAleer and man of the match Rian Coey . The O’Rahillys fought back with a couple of majors of their own but points from McDermott, Casey and Gormley ensured that Cookstown ran out winners in an entertaining contest. Clonoe had good displays from Thomas Loughran, Jack O’Neill, Conor Taggart and Eoin Ferguson.



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