There was a full league programme of games in all three ladies divisions over a busy couple of days through the week but it is very much as you were at the top of all three tables as St Macartan’s, Killeeshill and Errigal recorded division one wins with Donaghmore, Ardboe and Sigerson’s remaining unbeaten in division two while Galbally lead the way in the junior grade.
Tyrone manager Gerry Moane will be hopeful that his county senior squad will have come through without any fresh injuries although the vastly experienced Shannon Quinn (dead leg) Emma Hegarty (broken finger) and Christiane Hunter (broken thumb) all played for their respective clubs and suffered no further ill effects.
A late Lisa Marie Skeffington penalty sealed a narrow win for Killeeshill as they edged a thrilling encounter with Omagh who will certainly feel they should have got something out of the game. A hotly disputed free against Omagh produced a goal and indeed despite the best efforts of Cara McCrossan 2-1 and Shauna Browne 2-0 the St Mary’s claimed the win.
Carrickmore’s season is back on track as they beat Aodh Ruadh 3-11 to 4-5 at Killyman. Maria Grogan scored a brace of goals with Gemma Begley and Meabh McCallan adding to the tally. The Carmen girls did have a bit of a fright late in the game when Dungannon broke through to hit the net with two late goals. St Macartan’s maintained their 100% record turning in a business like eight point win over Glenelly who to their credit caused some problems for the visitors.
Errigal Ciaran meanwhile were missing upwards on seven starting players but still saw off a hugely defensive Clann na nGael at Donemana on Tuesday night. A fiesty enough tie ended with two points separating the teams at the end. Lycrecia Quinn and Maria Canavan were also among the scores for the Dunmoyle side who once again looked very sharp.
Sadly once again Cappagh did not play in this round of fixtures. They had been due to face Sperrin Og but there was an eleventh hour postponement. They have been shown on the table as a conceded tie with the points going to the Greencastle side.
Clan na nGael 1-9 Errigal Ciaran 0-14
Killeeshill 4-8 Omagh 4-6
Glenelly 1-6 St Macartan’s 0-17
Aodh Ruadh 4-5 Carrickmore 3-11
In division two Donaghmore eased to a comfortable win over Gortreagh who to their great credit continue to improve as the season continues. Strabane edged out Drumragh by two points while Aghyaran were in top form as they crushed Dromore at Gardrum Park.
Ardboe maintained their unbeaten start to the league with a hard fought two point win over Fr Rocks at home. Ardboe edged the first half leading at the break 0-7 to 0-2, Hannah Lydon, Niamh Teague, Eimear Quinn and Annie Devlin getting the Rossas scores in the opening period. It was nip and tuck throughout but the Loughshore side did just enough.
Loughmacrory and Trillick served up a great tie at Donnelly Park. In the end the St Teresas secured a one point win with Lisa McAleer top scoring for the visitors. The Lough were winning by four points at the break but Trillick came back strong Fiona McCarney hitting 2-3.
Gortreagh 2-4 Donaghmore 4-12
Strabane 1-8 Drumragh 1-6
Dromore 2-3 Aghyraran 6-14
Ardboe 0-11 Fr Rocks 1-6
Trillick 2-6 Loughmacrory 1-10
Finally in division three Una Robinson rattled in four goals as Coalisland beat Fintona 5-9 to 2-14 in a high scoring entertaining fixture. The Fianna trailed by three points at the break and Laura Kelly saved a spot kick too as Fintona turned in a great display. However despite the best efforts of Nichola Donnelly and Alicia Mc Goldrick in the second half the Pearses lost their first game of the season.
Castlederg and Edendork also recorded wins as Clonoe eased to a big win away to Moy. Brona Mac Oscar 4-3, Kim OHagan 2-0 and Dolores Mc Cabe 1-0 the main score getters as Galbally remain top of the table courtesy of a six point win at Beragh. Laura Kane and the Galbally defence turned in a sterling second half display keeping Beragh to three points while Eimear Tally was in top form hitting a fine 0-7.