Errigal Ciaran remain in joint second place in the grade one table after a hard earned 1-14 to 2-8 victory away to local rivals Carrickmore. Shea McDermott top scored for the winners with half a dozen points to his name with Charlie Maguire firing over three points, Keelan Neill getting the goal and Matthew O’Donnell also on target while they also had good performances from Jude Curran, Aodhran Mullin, Jack Kelly, Cornel Mielnicziek and Darragh Kelly. Pogie Donaghy, Phelim McCrory and Shea Munroe were among the scorers for Carrickmore who had good displays from Padraig McCrystal and McCrory.
Fintona are also joint second after edging the verdict at O’Rahilly Park against Clonoe, 2-11 to 2-8. Peter Colton 1-4 and Dermot Martin 1-3 were in fine scoring form for the Pearses with Tom Gallon and Cillian Loane scoring a brace of points each. Fintona were best served on the night by Gallon, Loane, Colton and Liam Griffiths. Eoin Mansell and Daire Devlin were the Clonoe goal scorers.
Loughmacrory are still in the shake up for a quarter final spot after pushing unbeaten leaders Ardboe all the way at the Loughshore before losing out on a 4-11 to 4-9 scoreline. Odhran Curran, Pearse McDonald, Lorcan Meenagh and Corey McCaughey all found the net for the St.Theresas with Conan O’Brien, Caolan Grimes, Michael McNamee, Curran, McDonald and Meenagh all featuring among the points. Darragh Devlin grabbed a hattrick of goals for Ardboe with Ruairi O’Neill also finding the net.
Dromore are fourth in the table after a hard earned win away to Galbally on a 2-12 to 2-9 scoreline. Shea O’Donnell top scored for the St.Dympnas with 1-4 to his name, Adrian McGurren got 0-5, Fergie McGurren 1-1 while Oisin Colton and Dara McCann scored a point apiece. Martin Hurson top scored for Galbally with 1-4 while Enda Cush was their other goal scorer.
Kildress made the trip to Dungannon but they returned home empty handed after losing 2-13 to 1-9 to the Clarkes in grade two. Eoghan McGurk grabbed the Wolfe Tones goal from the penalty spot and he also weighed in with five points for good measure while Oisin Hughes and James Mulgrew added points as well. Max McKenna and Conn O’Donnell got a goal each for Dungannon.
Both Domhnaigh (Glenelly / Gortin) remain joint top of the table after a good win away to Edendork in a high scoring encounter. The winners were well served by many of their younger players including Kevin McCormack, Sean McGlone, Darragh McCarron, Dylan Doherty, Cillian Ellis, Shea O’Neill and James McGurren. Mark Kennedy was in brilliant form for the winners with an impressive 4-2 to his name with McGlone, Harley Patton 0-4, Sean Harley 0-3, Pearse McBride 0-2, Nathan McGrinder, Ultan McConnell, Aidan McNulty, Corry Masumba and Michael McGarvey all on target as well.
Strabane v Killeeshil proved to be a thrill a minute encounter as it finished all level, 7-10 to 6-13, for a result that keeps both sides in the frame for the knockout stages of the league. First half goals from Oran White, Rian Coyle and Karl Friel helped give the Sigersons a healthy first half advantage. Killeeshil fought back in the second period to get their noses in front before Strabane had further gaols from Dara Langan and Gary Rouse. With the last kick of the game Killeeshil equalised from a free on a night when Ross Tourish was his ever consistent self in the Strabane defence.
In grade three Drumragh continued their unbeaten run to remain joint top of the table after a convincing win at home to Moortown. Turlough Collins 1-6, Dylan Lowry 2-2, Frankie Monk 2-0, Conor Gormley 0-5, Shay Donnell 1-0, Aidan McCarney 0-2, Ryan Baxter 0-2, Connor McLaughlin 0-1 and Conor Fyffe 0-1 were the scorers for the Sarsfields who had good defensive displays from Baxter and Shea Mullin.
Eskra were up against it in the form of joint leaders Stewartstown and despite giving it their best shot they lost out. Eoin McEvoy 0-4, Dara McGarvey 1-1, Aston Beattie 1-0, Eoin McKenna and Matthew McKenna were the scorers for the Emmetts who had good displays from Christy Meegan, Ben Gilroy, Patrick McCarney and Eoin McKenna.
Urney lost a tight derby encounter away to Naomh Eoghan, 3-5 to 2-9. Cori McCrea got a brace of goals for the St.Columbas with Conor Redstone also raising a green flag on a night when they had good displays from McCrea, Sean Kavanagh, Shaquille Oke and Jude Burns.
Castlederg are still unbeaten and they continue to lead the way in the grade four table after overcoming Clogher at home. Niall McKenna grabbed both goals for the Eire Ogs with keeper Caden Noble, Dara Stewart in defence and Vincent Lowry in midfield all playing well for Clogher too.