Ardboe made it nine straight wins in grade one but they had to pull out all the stops against a Loughmacrory side that pushed them all the way. Darragh Devlin was in superb form for the Rossas finishing with 3-4 to his name with Davin McKeown kicking five points and Ruairi O’Neill weighing in with 1-1. Lorcan Meenagh, Pearse McDonald, Corey McCaughey and Odhran Curran got the goals for the visitors as it finished 4-11 to 4-9.
Clonoe are still well in the hunt for a quarter final berth despite losing 2-11 to 2-8 at home to high flying Fintona. Eoin Mansell 1-2, Daire Devlin 1-1, TJ O’Neill 0-2, James Adamson 0-2 and Caolan Hughes were the Rahillys marksmen on a night when they had good performances from Michael Donnelly, Padraic Kerr, Peter McKeever and Ciaran Drumm. Peter Colton and Dermot Martin notched 2-7 between them for the Pearses.
It was another narrow defeat for Galbally at Pearse Park as Dromore took the spoils on a 2-12 to 2-9 scoreline. Martin Hurson top scored for the Pearses with 1-4 to his name with Enda Cush contributing 1-1 and Tiernan Corrigan, Matthew Hughes, Finbar Quinn and Eoghan McCloskey. Leo Quinn, Hurson and Ross Morgan all played well for Galbally while Shea O’Donnell and Fergal McGurren were the Dromore goal scorers.
A sixth win of the campaign leaves Donaghmore in third place in the table after an impressive victory away to Omagh. Donaghmore got off to a strong start in the game and built up and early lead and while Omagh fought back in the middle third of the contest the St.Patricks pulled away again to ensure victory. Conall Heron, Tiarnan McAshea, Ultan Quinn, Aodhan Molloy, Ruairi O’Neill and Larry Shields were the Donaghmore goal scorers and they had also good displays from Ronan Mulgrew and John Daly.
Eglish remain joint top of the grade two table thanks to a 5-10 to 2-16 success at home to Greencastle. The visitors were out of the traps quickly and with twenty minutes gone they led by a dozen points. A hat trick of goals from Brian Og McGuckin aided by some great play and hard work from James Daly, Matthew Daly and the Donnelly twins saw Eglish reduce the deficit to three points at the interval. The second half was end to end with further Eglish goals coming from McGuckin and Ross Daly to turn things around to lead by four. To their credit Greencastle responded with three unanswered points but Eglish done enough to hold on. McGuckin finished with an outstanding 4-7 to his name with Dominic Oliver another player to catch the eye. Tarlach Treacy played well in goals for Greencastle with Sean Og Teague (0-4), Eoghan Conway (1-4), Dara Morris (0-1) , Ryan Coney, Sean Og Harte and Tadgh Clarke to the fore as well while Shane Molloy (1-1), Caolan Tracey (0-5), Marcus Conway and Shea Tracey featured on the scoresheet as well.
Pomeroy remain just two points off the pace despite losing narrowly to Beragh at Plunkett Park, 2-11 to 1-15. Ryan McCallan top scored for the Plunketts with 1-5 to his name while Peter McGoldrick chipped in with 1-3 and Ronan Fitzgerald added three points. Beragh were against the wind in the first half and while they got scores from Darragh McKenna and Eoghan Mullan they still trailed by nine points at the break. The Red Knights turned things around in the second half with a Cathal Farley goal igniting their comeback. With time running out the visitors still trailed by three points but a brace of frees from McKenna coupled with a point from play from Cathaoir Quinn saw them draw level before another point from a McKenna placed ball won the day. Beragh had good performances from James Boyle, Braden Teague and Enda Donaghy.
Dungannon made it two wins in three outings when they overcame Kildress on a 2-13 to 1-9 scoreline. Max McKenna top scored for the Clarkes with 1-1 from wing half back while up front Sean Og O’Donnell, Daniel McKenna, Senan McCann, Eoin Spence, Ciaran Loughran and Conall Bell all weighed in with points. Conn O’Donnell came off the bench to seal the victory with a late goal on a night when team Captain Caolan McGrath and Spence excelled at midfield. Eoghan McGurk top scored for the Wolfe Tones with 1-5 to his name.
Both Domhnaigh are joint top of the table after winning 4-16 to 4-10 away to Edendork. Conor Mallon and John McAvoy were among the goals for Edendork with Cathair McGurk to the fore for the hosts as well. Mark Kennedy was in superb scoring form for the visitors bagging all four of their goals and adding a brace of points for good measure.
Stewartstown remain unbeaten and joint top of the grade three table after a convincing win away to Eskra. The Harps took control in the opening period thanks to scores from Rian Biggs 1-2, Conan McCullough 1-1, James Coyle 1-0, Michael Hughes 0-2 and Hogan O’Neill. The winners picked up where they had left off on the restart with early goals from Hughes, McCullough and Joe Wylie and they never looked back. Biggs (2), Odhran Robinson and Daithi Coyle added further goals while there were points from Hughes, O’Neill and McCullagh. Best for the Harps were Hughes, McCullough, Biggs, Robinson, O’Neill, Charlie Park and Wylie.
Goals proved the difference as Rock defeated Owen Roes away from home to remain on course for a place in the knockout stages of the league. Joel Kerr led the way in the scoring stakes for Rock with Ryan McElduff, Fionn Daly and Aodhan Loughran all on target as well while Desmond Gourley at full back and Michael Kelly in the half back line both stood out as well.
Brackaville’s long trip to Aghyaran proved to be a fruitful one as they enjoyed a convincing way to stay in second place in the grade four table. Callum Coyle 2-2, Ryan O’Neill 1-3, Sean Daly 1-2, James Gillis 0-4 and Cianan Rouse 1-1 all featured among the scorers for the Roes.