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Division One Wrap Up With Hagan’s Bar

Saturday 04.08.2012
Team Talk Mag
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Donaghmore moved into the top six in Division One at least temporarily this afternoon following their comprehensive victory over Kildress at Gortacladdy. Shane Mulgrew and Niall Mc Kenna were tormentors in chief for the winners who had established a 0-07 to 0-05 lead at the break with Damien Kelly the most potent ward on the Kildress team. Donaghmore extended their lead to 0-12 to 0-5 midway through the second half with Mulgrew on target again from play and placed ball as they held the home side scoreless during that fifteen minute period. Kildress did improve after that and added five points to their total with Des Treacy leading the fightback for The Wolfe Tones. Sadly for the home side time ran out and Donaghmore held on to win convincingly 0-14 to 0-10. Niall Mc Kenna hit 0-3 for the winners but the star man once again in scoring terms was Shane Mulgrew with 0-9 to his name.
Meanwhile it looks like Dromore will pick up two handy points following Edendork’s no show at Gardrum Park this afternoon. The East Tyrone side had requested a postponement for today’s game but when this was not granted it seems they decided not to travel. Carrickmore made hard work of beating Moortown this afternoon in very difficult conditions. An early Johnny Munroe goal and points from Martin Penrose and Mark Donnelly gave the home side a good start but the Lough shore lads bounced back to trail by two at half time 1-3 to 1-1. Carmen were much improved after the break in spite of being down to fourteen men with Kevin Mc Nally and Mark Donnelly prominent in the scoring returns. Peter Devlin and Daniel Quinn got Moortown’s goals but they lost by five in the end 2-10 to 2-05.

Killyclogher were totally outplayed at home to Errigal Ciaran and lost 0-5 to 4-11 in a very one sided game. Enda Mc Ginley, Peter Harte, Brian Horisk and Ronan Mc Rory all found the net for the winners with Darren Canavan very accurate from placed balls.  One other point of note was the return to first team action of Daisy Mc Dermott who hit his side’s final score of the day. Killyclogher’s poor return of five points was shared between Leo Meenan and James Carlin but overall it was a display they will hope to forget.

Omagh returned to winning ways in spite of being short several key players as they defeated Eglish on the road 4-12 to 1-10. Barry Tierney hit two goals for his side while Conor O’Donnell and Marty Flanagan also found the net for the winners. Omagh led 2-6 to 0-4 at the break with Joe Mc Mahon’s sixty yard point the highlight of a much improved display from the St Endas lads. Eglish fought hard to get back into the game in the second half with Peter Mc Cann (1-5) and Gregory Jordan among their scorers but Omagh were convincing and deserved winners.

Greencastle continued their fine home form with a hard fought win over Derrylaughan. The Barrys came into this game fairly confident  but found Sean Teague’s side in resolute and determined form. The sides were level 0-3 apiece ten minutes in but Greencastle pushed on to lead by double scores at the break 0-10 to 0-5. There was no let up in the intensity during the second half as both sides pushed hard for the win but Greencastle held on to take the points on a final score 0-15 to 0-12. Scorers for the winners were Pearse Warnock, Barry Mc Garvey, Marty Conway, Emmett Clarke 0-1 each, Sean Warnock 0-4, John Mc Cullagh 0-3, Cahir Mc Cullagh and Enda Clarke 0-2 apiece while Ciaran Quinn, Fergal Mc Aliskey and Seamus Carron were on target for the visitors.

Coalisland moved three points clear, at the summit of the Division One table courtesy of a hard fought 0-12 to 1-8 derby success over Clonoe, at Fr Campbell Park this evening.
A ferocious contest laced with some meaty challenges saw the blues claim the bragging rights in front of a bumper crowd on a night Stephen McNally, Plunkett Kane, Paddy McNeice and Peter Donnelly led by example. The hosts led 8-3, at the break having played all the football with McNeice, McNally and substitute Conor Bayne on target in response to two sublime strikes from Ryan Rambo O’Neill.
Coalisland though should have been out of sight as Eoghain Carberry crashed a goal chance against the woodwork and, also drilled one wide when well placed as Clonoe struggled to match their intensity.
It was a different story on the resumption as Clonoe aided by the energy and determination of Aidan Brady, Sean Hughes, Conor McAliskey and Ryan T O’Neill fought back. A forty third minute Colm Doris goal brought the O’Rahillys back to within two but Coalisland responded in style reeling off three successive scores with man of the match Mc Neice in fine form. Two Stephen Mc Nulty 45’s and a Mc Aliskey free in the closing eight minutes set up a rousing finale but despite a lengthy period of injury time Coalisland held on to win.
Trillick continued their winning ways with a good win over Ardboe at Donnelly Park today. They dominated the opening half and led 1-6 to 0-1 at the break with Ritchie Donnelly (0-3), Shane Gormley, Mattie Donnelly and Stephen O’Donnell getting the points while Daniel Mc Donnell found the net for the Reds. Ardboe’s only point of the half coming from Ryan Quinn. Trillick remained on top in the second half and in spite of a Brian Mc Guigan inspired come back of sorts the points remained in Trillick on a final score of 2-11 to 1-10.
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