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Big results for Derrylaughan & Eglish in Division 1

Sunday 17.04.2011
Team Talk Mag

Newly promoted Derrylaughan and Eglish recorded massive results on the opening day of the division one league programme for 2011, while Trillick had a very impressive win at home to Moy. Greencastle picked up a good draw at home to Killyclogher with Coalisland and Dromore also sharing the spoils, while Carrickmore and Errigal Ciaran got off to winning starts against Clonoe and Cookstown respectively. But, sadly, the opening round of the league was marred by the horrific broken jaw sustained by county star Joe McMahon in Omagh’s six point win at Moortown.

Neighbours Ardboe and Derrylaughan played out a close fought draw in a game that saw the return to competitive action for Tommy Mc Guigan. The Ardboe forward managed to to notch three points for his side for whom Brian Mc Guigan was also among the point scorers. The Gervin brothers Liam and Ciaran were responsible for six of their sides scores with Liam knocking over the equalising score.

Another game that ended in a draw was the match between Greencastle and Killyclogher. The home side started well with a goal from Kevin Ferrity in the first minute and were on top for much of the first half with points from John Mc Cullagh and Shane Coyle. However Killyclogher kept plugging away and inspired by Leo Meenan and a Simon O’Neill goal looked like they might steal the points. But a late equaliser from Peter Teague ensured the sides finished level on 1-8 each.

Trillick enjoyed the perfect start to a new season with a 1-13 to 1-6 win at home to Moy. Niall and Shane Gormley were in fine form for the home side and led the Moy defence a merry dance all evening. Sean and Colm Cavanagh and Mark Jordan were among the point scorers for Moy but they never looked like getting anyhting from this game.

Carrickmore had a goal to spare in their game with Clonoe. that goal came from Barry Daly after five minutes and proved to be the difference between the sides for the remainder of the game. Daly also knocked over four points as himself and Kevin Mc Nally scored the bulk of Carmen’s returns. Clonoe lacked creativity and never really threatened to break down the Carrickmore defence but Stephen Mc Nally and Collie Doris landed good scores for the O’Rahilly’s.

Errigal Ciaran had a facile win over a depleted Cookstown side at Dunmoyle on an 18 points to 6 scoreline. The home side led ten one at half time and were in total control with Caolan Tierney top scoring on four points for the opening thirty minutes and Davy Harte also sending over some fine scores. Cookstown did improve after the break with Mugsy on the scoreboard for his side but scores from Ronan Mac Rory and Peter Harte ensured the home side were in no danger.

Omagh were in total command in their away win at Moortown and a Jason Mc Anulla goal just before the break gave them a seven point cushion at the short whistle. Colum Campbell scored three points for Moortown but any chance of a comeback was snuffed out following good scores from Conor Clarke, Conan Grugan and Jason Mc Anulla. The game was marred by an off the ball incident that resulted in a broken jaw for Tyrone player Joe Mc Mahon.

Eglish enjoyed a winning return to the top flight with a 2-13 to 1-11 victory over neighbours Donaghmore. The men in black led 1-7 to 6 points at the break with their goal coming from Caolan Daly. Shane Mulgrew was top scorer for the home side with three points but Donaghmore struggled to cope with Eglish’s intensity. Second half points from Niall Mc Kenna and Mark Faloon narrowed the gap but a Peter Mc Cann goal for Eglish finished the game as a contest. Mc Kenna did manage to reduce the gap with a late goal for the home side but it only put a gloss on the scoreboard in a game where Eglish were always the better side.



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