Ardboe continue to set a blistering pace at the summit of the grade one table after making it eight wins out of eight when beating Errigal Ciaran in the tie of the round. Dylan Devlin and Davin McKeown bagged the goals for the Rossas with Darragh Muldoon and Darragh Devlin contributing eight points between them. This was only a second defeat of the campaign for the visitors with Shea McDermott 1-2, Ciaran Mullin 1-1 and Charlie Maguire 0-3 their scorers with Lorcan McGarvey, Mullin and Mickey McDermott their best performers on the night.
Fintona moved up to joint second in the table thanks to a good win away to Carrickmore. Paudi Goodman, Owen McMenamin and Tom Gallon got the Pearses goals with Peter Colton 0-5, Diarmuid Martin 0-2, Oisin Bennett, Cillian Loane, Tiernan Donnelly and Gallon their point scorers on a night when they had good displays from Liam Griffiths, Loane, McMenamin, Goodman, Donnelly, Peter Colton and Eugene Colton. Shea Monroe, Vincent Gormley and Braydon McNally featured among the scorers for the St.Colmcilles.
Dromore are another side with a quarter final place within their grasp after collecting a fourth win of the campaign when seeing off the challenge of Loughmacrory at Gardrum Park. Shea O’Donnell was in fine scoring form for the St.Dympnas with 1-5 to his name with Fergal McGurren 2-0, Adrian McGurren 1-2, Jamie Garrity 1-0, Conor McQuaid and Eoin McQuaid all contributing on the scoresheet as well on an evening when Sean McCusker and Tiernan McCarron both stood out in their defence. Lorcan Meenagh and Conan O’Brien got the Loughmacrory goals with Odhran Curran, Caolan Grimes, Pearse McDonald and O’Brien landing points while Darragh Duddy, Meenagh and Michael McNamee all played well.
Trillick racked up 2-13 at Donnelly Park but it wasn’t enough to prevent them from slipping to defeat at home to Donaghmore. Tadgh Britton 0-5, Christy McGurren 1-2 and Fintan Doyle 1-1 were among the scorers for the St.Macartans with Aodhan Corry, Cahal Kelly and John Doyle all playing well for them. Eoghan Donnelly (2), Matthew Hamill and Ruairi O’Neill got the Donaghmore goals.
In grade two Kildress still remain in the quarter final places despite losing away to local rivals Pomeroy. The Plunketts led 0-8 to 0-7 at the break with Kildress points coming from Eoin McGurk, Callum Wilson, Eoin McNally and a superb solo effort from James Mulgrew. Pomeroy gained the upper hand on the restart with Peter McGoldrick to the fore in the scoring stakes for them but the visitors responded with a few McGurk points coupled with a fisted goal from Conleth Devlin but their fightback just came up short.
Greencastle are another side fighting for a quarter final slot and they did their chances no harm of obtaining one with victory at home to Strabane. Caolan Tracey contributed seven points for the winners while Sean Og Harte scored a well taken first half goal and Shane Molloy got a brilliant individual major in the second period.
Drumragh are joint leaders in grade three after a superb 3-8 to 1-13 victory over an inform Coalisland side. Dylan Lowry 1-2, Aidan McCarney 1-2, Conor Gormley 1-1, Oran Barrett 0-2 and Dara Cox were the scorers for the Sarsfields while Ryan Baxter, Connor McLaughlin, Conor Fyffe and Frankie Monk were all to the fore for the winners as well.
Eskra and Drumquin went into their game level on points in the table and it was the Emmetts who prevailed. Dara McGarvey and Eoin McEvoy both scored 1-4 each for the winners with Matthew McKenna 0-3, Daithi McNamee 1-0, Ashton Beattie, Sean Montague, James Scullion and Eoin McKenna their other scorers while they had strong performances from Aidan Hackett, Darragh O’Hagan, McGarvey, Beattie, Eoin McKenna and Matthew McKenna.
Tattyreagh are in contention for the knockout stages after beating Urney in a high scoring thriller, 3-15 to 5-4, to make it three wins on the bounce. Eoghan McGrath 0-10, Cormac Darcy 2-3, Cormac Donnell 1-1 and Ryan Starrs got their scores with Meehal McGrath, Eoghan McGrath, Jason Harkin, Finbar Darcy and Patrick Harley all played well too. Aidan Devine bagged a hattrick of goals for the St.Columbas with Jamie Finlay and Jack Langan also finding the net and Jude Burns, Leslie Miller and Sean Kavanagh all playing well.
The game of the day in grade four saw Castlederg host Aghaloo in a top of the table clash and goals proved the difference as the St.Eugenes came out on top to remain unbeaten. Corin McConnell hit a hattrick for the winners while Oisin Lynch, Ryan McCullagh, Eoghain Bradley and Ashton Hoynes all raised green flags as well.