Errigal Ciaran played host to neighbours Carrickmore in Grade 1 and it was the visitors who recorded a 3-10 to 0-7 win. Michael McDermott top scored for Errigal Ciaran with 0-5 to his name with Conan Canavan and Jamie Martin notching a point each with Jack Kelly, Matthew O’Donnell and Aidan Mullan playing well to.
Trillick made the trip to Galbally and they returned home with the share off the spoils after it finished 2-13 to 4-7. Aodhan Corry (2), Conor Corry and Daniel McGurren got the goals for the St.Macartans with Tomas McElholm, McGurren, Conor McAleer and Aodhan Corry featuring among the points. There were good performances from James Barrett and Tomas McElholm in defence, Aodhan Corry at midfield while keeper Niall McCann made some vital saves including one late on.
Goals proved the difference for Greencastle at home to Beragh in Grade 2 as it finished 7-3 to 3-10. Seonag Harte weighed in with 3-2 with Marcus Conway 2-0, Shane Molloy 1-1 and Sean McGlinchey 1-0 their other scorers on the day while Cailum McKenna and Sean Og O’Neill played well in defence.
Dromore ran out emphatic winners away to Edendork. Shea O’Donnell top scored for the St.Dympnas with 2-2 to his name with Johnny Cameron impressing at centre half back.
Fintona did enough to hold off the challenge of Drumragh on a 3-5 to 2-6 scoreline. The Pearses led by five points at the break with some fine scores from Donnchadh Bennett, Tomas Gallen, Cahir Cassidy and Igor Samulewicz. The Sarsfields hit back in the second half but the hosts held on with solid performances in defence from Rory Partington, Cillian Donnelly and Jack Irwin.
In Grade 4 Strabane defeated Badoney 6-8 to 4-8 at home. The visitors started well scoring 2-2 before the Sigersons responded with a goal from J Stewart and points from McCay and Harpur and a great team goal finished again by Stewart had the Sigersons 1 up. Badoney responded and finished the half with 1-3 to leave 5 between the sides. Strabane Sigersons with the wind in their backs conceded the 1st point of the 2nd half, but then rattled of 2-3 from play to take a slender lead, the pick of the scores coming from Williamson’s left boot from all of 45 metres.
Adrian Plata converted a 30m free after a fine run from himself playing several 1-2’s before being upended. Badoney driven on by a very good Ellis in midfield chipped in another point or two but the home side ran out deserving winners thanks to a piece of brilliance from young Sean Rouse when he collected a ball out on the right side under the score board and in 1 movement turned and kicked a beautiful pass straight into McCay’s chest and he duly dispatched a screamer from 14 yards straight to the roof of the net. A few late points and another major from Stewart ended the scoring.
Naomh Eoghan drew 3-7 each away to Moortown with Conn Kelly and Conor Doherty grabbing their goals and Paddy Flanagan, Doherty and Kelly getting among the points as well.
Owen Roes were 3-6 to 1-3 winners at home to Tattyreagh. Conall Kelly, Ross Doherty, Fintan Coyle, Daire Houston and Lorcan Kelly hit first half points for the winners with their goal coming from halfback Finn Phillips. Phillips got his second major after the break with Ross Doherty also finding the net while Lorcan Kelly scored their last point. The winners had good performances from Phillips and Jack McFadden.
Eskra made home advantage count against Moy, 6-13 to 5-9. Dara McGarvey 3-3, Daithi McNamee 1-2, James Scullion 1-2, Cormac McGarvey 0-3 and Conal Kelly were the first half scorers for the Emmetts with McNamee hitting a further 1-1 in the second half and Dara McGarvey and Conor McKenna adding a point each. There were good displays in defence for Eskra from Michael Donnelly, Conal Kelly and Jack Kelly.
In the Development League Errigal Ciaran lost out away to Omagh. Aaron Nixon scored a brace of goals for the visitors with Oran Horisk also finding the net while Fionn McCaughey kicked a trio of points and Cahir Mullan, Shea Devine, Kealan Horisk and Caolan Fisher also played well.
Goals proved the difference as Fintona won at home to Cookstown. Malachy Pearson, Ronan McCann, Ryan McGillion and Daniel Colton were among the scorers for the Pearses with Cahair McClenaghan, Jack Irwin, Eoin Wilson, Lorcan Gallen and TJ Marlow all playing well in their defence.