St Macartans cut loose at the weekend but their much anticipated senior league clash with neighbours Errigal Ciaran proved to be a non event as the county champions secured a facile victory.
8-11 on the scoresheet told its own story and leaves things interesting at the top of the table. An Charraig mhor had a tight squeeze past Glenelly away from home, both teams turning in a great display with Carmen on top by three points.
Leading 2-5 to 0-5 at the break with Gemma Begley scoring the goals Carrickmore looked on course for victory. However in a spirited fightback Eva Hicks and Patricia Morris hit 2-5 between them and it made for a nervy ending 3-12 to 2-12 it finished with Claire Gallagher’s 1-2 proving vital.
Despite hitting five goals Aodh Ruadh slipped up at Cill Iseal. The home side had signalled their intent from the off and drew first blood with early goals from Dunata McGahan and Zoe Loughran giving them a six point lead. The Dungannon side hauled themselves back into the tie and by the break it was 3-7 to 3-4. Cill Iseal led well by the McGahans and a very good midfield pairing of Nicola McAnelly and the tireless Orlagh Hamill were pegged back in the second half as Dungannon regained the lead in a tight game. However the home side finished strong with Genevieve Scullion’s late point the icing on the cake.
Ardboe meanwhile got off the mark with a good win over St Dympnas
In the Intermediate league Omagh bounced back from a poor start at Trillick to dominate Clan Na Gael at Healy Park. Christiane Hunter and Charmaine Gormley were dominant in defence with Hailey Ballard, Kelly O’Sullivan and Terri McCullagh good in attack. Two first half goals from O’Sullivan and Shannon Tracey paving the way for the win.
Clan threatened briefly but St Endas were sharper and eased home 2-8 to 0-4. Trillick continued on the winning track with a five point win over Fr Rocks and Cappagh got their season going with a good win at home to a struggling Moy as Beragh powered home to a big win over Aghyaran.
Loughmacrory maintained their bright start to the junior campaign with a 5-9 to 1-13 win at Fintona. Sperrin Og looked the part too with an albeit narrow win over Donaghmore.
Kildress edged a close one at Drumragh, the Sarsfields slightly unlucky to not get something from this one while Sigersons enjoyed a first win this term with a good display at Badoney.
Rock, Pomeroy and Mna Na Deirge found the goals easy to come by as they recorded junior B wins. This of course was a big week for the Plunketts as they collected the year’s first silverware with an 8-5 to 1-5 Minor grade 4 league final victory over Urney, who despite the scoreline battled hard and made life difficult for the eventual winners.
This Friday unbeaten Carrickmore and Ardboe meet in the senior league while St Macartans host Glenelly. In the intermediate league there’s a big derby at Healy Park with St Endas hosting Cappagh, a first meeting since their junior championship final tussle in 2009. Free scoring Beragh face Trillick while in the junior grade Sperrin Og go to Fintona and Loughmacrory welcome Badoney.
The Tyrone senior ladies have launched their annual fund raiser The Boogie In The Barn for Sunday May 1st at O’Hagans Eskra. Proceeds from the event of the year will be used for all Tyrone ladies inter county teams. Chasin Hooley will provide the music and there will as last year be food available on the night. Tickets which are limited are now on sale. Tyrone have begun their build up to the Ulster championship campaign.
The Tyrone minors still have an outside chance of qualifying for the Ulster final but they must beat Monaghan on Monday and hope results elsewhere go in their favour. The Tyrone side though really gave themselves a boost with a big win over Cavan at Fintona. Overall a fine team performance from a youthful team.
The Under 16s open their campaign away to Monaghan next Wednesday evening.
WEEK TWO ADULT RESULTS
Glenelly 2.12 An Charraig Mhor 3.12
Cill Iseal 3.17 Aodh Ruadh 5.07
Ardboe 1.09 St Dympnas 0.06
St Macartans 8.11 Errigal Ciaran 0.02
Beragh 1.21 Aghyaran 0.06
St Endas 2.08 Clann na nGael 0.04
Cappagh 4.13 Moy 1.02
Fr Rocks 1-8 Trillick 1-13
Drumragh 1.10 Kildress 3.07
Badoney 1.07 Sigersons 1.10
Fintona 1-13 Loughmacrory 5-9
Sperrin Og 2-12 Donaghmore 1-9
Stewartstown 0.12 Mna na Deirge 7.17
Rock 8.10 Edendork 0.09
Eoghain Rua 1-5 Pomeroy 2-13
YOUTH ROUND UP
On Monday evening 9 games took place in the Tyrone Ladies Minor Championship.
In Grade 1 St Dympnas defeated Donaghmore and now await the winners of tomorrow night’s game, Cill Iseal or Aodh Ruadh. Clann na nGael made it past An Charraig Mhor, and await the winners of Galbally and St Endas in Wednesday night’s game.
Grade 2 saw Glenelly and Ardboe make it comfortably through to the semi finals with victories over Kildress and Fintona. They await the winners of the other 2 semi finals which are down for decision next week, Errigal Ciaran v Fr Rocks and Beragh v St Macartans.
In Grade 3 Sperrin Og, Rock and Loughmacrory all made it through to the semi finals to join Edendork who had a bye in the quarter finals.
In Grade 4 Pomeroy defeated Moy and Coalisland edged past Stewartstown.
Minor Championship Semi Finals take place Friday 6th May.
Minor Championship Quarter Final Results
Clann na nGael
An Charraig Mhor
Mna na Deirge
Minor League Round 7
Charraig Mhor 2.04 St Dympnas 3.07
Aodh Ruadh 7.02 St Endas 1.10
Donaghmore 1.07 Cill Iseal 6.12
Glenelly 3.16 Fintona 2.04
Beragh 1.05 St Macartans 5.15
Kildress dnf Errigal Ciaran w/o
Fr Rocks 4.11 Ardboe 1.10
Sperrin Og 3.04 Edendork 2.07
Rock w/o Loughmacrory dnf
Sigersons 0.07 Drumragh 10.07
Minor Grade 4 League Final
Pomeroy 8.05 Urney 1.05
U14 League Round 2
Donaghmore 1.03 Aodh Ruadh 13.06
St Dympnas 6.08 Galbally 3.04
Glenelly 3.06 St Macartans 5.09
Cill Iseal 1.03 Errigal Ciaran 11.15
An Charraig Mhor 12.15 Ardboe 8.06
Clann na nGael 3.04 Sperrin Og 13.13
St Endas 5.12 Fr Rocks 5.06
Coalisland 8.17 Beragh 0.04
Kildress 4.02 Moy 2.08
Edendork 13.16 Fintona 0.02
Pomeroy 0.00 Mna na Deirge 9.15
Badoney 6.02 Urney 4.03
Drumragh 3.02 Trillick 8.03
Newtownstewart 2.06 Clonoe 8.13
Eoghain Rua 2.02 Aghyaran 7.12
Feile Group Winners
Feile Cup – St Macartans, Errigal Ciaran, Cill Iseal, Ardboe, Aghyaran, An Charraig Mhor