It’s as you were at the top of Division Three following the latest round of league fixtures that saw the top two sides Cookstown and Fintona continue their winning runs. Cookstown travelled to Augher and three goals helped them on their way to victory while the Pearses took on neighbours Drumragh before emerging 0-14 to 0-7 winners.
Cookstown started strongly against Augher and led 1-3 to no score after ten minutes. Augher then hit five in a row through Darragh Kavanagh, Aidan Mc Elroy and Eoghan Keenan to get back into the game but Cookstown plundered a second goal on the stroke of half time to send the Fr Rocks in at the break leading 2-3 to 0-5. John Gilmore, Michael Mc Elhatton and Nathan Donnelly bagged the Cookstown goals while Matthew Carberry once more top scored with 0-5. Callan Kelly clipped over three further points while Michael Oscar Devlin also got among the points. Augher will be disappointed to have lost this one especially the concession of at least two of the Cookstown goals. Their remaining points arrived courtesy of Finbarr Mc Elroy, Ronan Mc Elroy, Eoghan Keenan and Declan Connolly. Final score Augher 0-10, Cookstown 3-10.
There was little between Fintona and Drumragh in the first half of their league clash with the Pearses leading 0-6 to 0-5 at the break. The second half saw a much more determined Fintona on top managing to hold Drumragh scoreless for long periods of the second period. Conor Mc Gillion (5) top scored for Fintona while Aidan Donnelly, Caolan Donnelly, Jared Brogan, Niall Murray, Cathal Gillespie, Peter Mc Glinn, Odhran Hughes and Zach Devine were all among the points for the winners. Drumragh might well reflect on a disappointing second half but with injuries to key players they will turn the focus now to preparations for the championship. The impressive Kian Murphy was top scorer for Drumragh with 0-4 while Daniel O’Neill, Niall Mc Carney and Tommy Murphy each contributed a point.
Killyman found Brocagh in good scoring form at the weekend as the Emmetts raced into a 2-6 to 0-4 half time lead. The second half was a low scoring affair with Killyman adding a single point to their half time tally and Brocagh adding three. Killyman scorers on the night were Ryan Mc Kenna (0-2) and 0-1 each for Ronan Mc Veigh, Michael Donnelly and Shea Gates. James Mc Kiver (1-2) led the scoring for Brocagh while Mickey Hughes (4), Eoin O’Neill (1-1), Brandon Mc Kiver and Donal Robinson were also on target.
Drumquin hit twenty one points against Glenelly on Friday night with Oisin Gormley once more leading the way on 0-7. Uncharacteristically Sean Mc Donagh only contributed a single point as Finnan Patterson landed six points and Frankie Mc Alynn hit three. Glenelly trailed by six at the break 0-10 to 0-4 and failed to improve after the break. Garrett O’Neill (2), Ronan O’Kane (2), Eoghan Mc Connell, Eamon Mc Connell, Conor Mc Aneney and Rory Kennedy were among the points for the north Tyrone side.
Derrytresk had a goal to spare over Urney winning 1-8 to 0-8. Niall Gavin top scored with six points while Ultan Mc Kee got the Hillmen’s goal. Derrytresk’s other two goals came from Caolan O’Donnell and Aidan Gavin. Johnny Lafferty was scorer in chief for Urney with 0-6 while Brian Kelly and Ryan Henry added points.
Errigal Thirds defeated Castlederg on Saturday afternoon 1-12 to 0-12 having trailed by a point at the break 0-7 to 0-6. The all important match changing goal came from Mick Quinn in the second half to put Errigal in front. Daniel Blake top scored with 0-6 for the Thirds while Darren Carson, Ruairi O’Sullivan, Ewan Mc Cabe, Ciaran Mc Ginley and Davy Harte all added a point apiece to their tally. For an improving Derg side Daire Corry and Adam Traynor hit four points apiece while Darren Traynor (2), Paddy Porter and Matty Mc Menamin were also among the points.
Brackaville saw off the challenge of Donaghmore Thirds by double scores winning 0-16 to 1-5. The scores were tied at half time 0-6 to 1-3 but Brackaville pulled away after the break to win comfortably. Gary Ferguson (2) opened the scoring for the Roes while Dale Mc Sorley (4), Stiofan Gervin, Shea Fee (3), Tiernan Mc Glinchey, Oisin Brady, Chris Kearns, Ciaran Gervin and Daire Carberry were all on target for the winners.
Aghaloo are in a fine run of form and ran out comfortable winners over Eskra in their league meeting on Friday night 1-14 to 1-9. Cathal Meegan (1-3) and Joe Mc Carroll (3) carried most of the Eskra scoring threat while Aaron Kelly (2) and Conor O’Hagan both chipped in with points for their team. Stevie Donnelly’s Aghaloo side are moving nicely as we approach the championship in a few weeks time. Aghaloo led 0-11 to 0-3 at the break and looked well placed for a comfortable victory. Gary O’Gorman (4), Niall Mc Elroy (3) and James O’Hara (1-0) led the line in terms of scoring while Padraig Mc Geary, Patryk Kinder and Stewart Douglas each contributed two points apiece. James O’Hara’s all important goal came in the last minute when there was only two points between the sides.