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Minor Championship Round Up

Wednesday 04.05.2011
Team Talk Mag

Dromore enjoyed a very comfortable 5-12 to 2-8 win over Strabane this evening. The game was over as a contest by the break as the home side led 4-8 to 0-3 after a very impressive first thirty minutes. Although Strabane performed better in the second half they were well beaten by a well drilled and focussed Dromore team whose goals were scored by Matty Mc Caffrey, Niall Slevin, Ronan Mc Nabb, Sean Mc Laughlin and Sean Quinn. Ruairi Sludden top scored for his side with five points but this win was a real team display and the winners will now progress to the quarter finals in a confident manner.

Killyclogher exited the championship tonight in a four point loss to Dungannon by 1-11 to 0-10. The home side played with the wind in the first half but failed to take any real advantage of the elements and knew that they face an uphill battle in the second half having gone in at the break all square on six points each. Killyclogher started the second half in positive manner and Mark Bradley put them ahead by one and another score from the same player gave hope to the home support. But that was as good as it got for them as Dungannon took over at midfield and caused major problems for Killyclogher with their pace and movement. Five points without reply put the Clarkes in a very strong position and in spite of a spirited last five minutes from Killyclogher, Dungannon eased to a four point win. Killyclogher scorers Mark Bradley 0-5, Conal Mc Cann 0-2, Caolan Mc Aleer, Gavin Sludden and Ciaran Carland 0-1 each.

Clonoe and Donaghmore played out a highly entertaining and hugely exciting 3-11 to 4-8 draw at Clonoe tonight. Donaghmore finished the game with thirteen players following two sendings off for double yellow cards in extra time but to their credit battled on for a draw. More details to follow. Also tonight Omagh B defeated Aghyaran 2-16 to 1-9 in their Grade three game played at the Brothers Park. Omagh were dominant throughout and the visitors struggled all over the field.Aghyaran’s scorers on the night were Sean Dolan 1-0, Paddy Devenney 0-3, Ronan Mc Hugh 0-3, Oisin Mc Hugh and Niall Hiley 0-1 each. Omagh had fine performances from Eoghan Mc Grath, Jude Campbell, Matthew Browne, Riane Samir, John Mc Dermott, Michael O’Doherty and Aaron Mc Cutcheon while their goals came from birthday boys Niall Mc laughlin and David Moore.

There was a big shock in Grade Three when competition favourites Aghaloo lost out in their derby clash with Killeeshil. The game itself was a real cracker and finished 4-16 to 4-9 . It was a fine team performance from Killeeshil for whom Ciaran O’Neill in midfield and Bernard Small at full back were outstanding. Top scorers for the winners were Conor O’Neill with 1-5 and Ruairi O’Neill with 1-3. Moy made the long trip to North Tyrone to take on Glenelly and came away with a convincing and hard fought 3-9 to 1-11 win. Man of the match for the winners was Mark Mc Conville who scored all three of his side’s goals.

Back in Grade One Carrickmore defeated Ardboe 3-10 to 1-9 while Pomeroy came out on top by seven points in their game with Loughmacrory on a scoreline of 3-11 to 1-10.  The Plunketts led narrowly at half time 1-4 to 0-6 but were the better side throughout. Niall Donaghy scored from the penalty spot for the home side in the second half but even that failed to get his side going. Darren Mc Gaughey, Conor Duff, Pauric Meenagh, Benny Donaghy and Niall Grimes were amongst the points for the Loch while Kieran Mc Geary 0-5 and Micky Mills and Eddie Corcoran got goals for the winners.

Rock were left devastated by a narrow defeat following a late penalty call at home to Derrylaughan.  The St. Patrick’s were leading by two points deep into injury time when the penalty decision was given that left them defeated and dejected. Rock had battled bravely throughout the game and were deservedly ahead but the late goal meant the game finished Rock 4-6, Derrylaughan 3-10. Aidan Mc Garrity top scored for his side with 2-4.

Omagh defeated a very disappointing Errigal Ciaran side who failed to score at all in the second half. The home side led 1-2 to 0-3 at the break and completely dominated the second thirty minutes to finish the game as comfortable 2-8 to 0-3 winners. Cormac O’Neill and Rory Mc Bride were among the points for the winners while Piaras Mc Elduff popped up with a goal for his side.Rory Bradley had a fine game for the homesters. Galbally played host to Trillick in grade two and the Pearses caused an upset to emerge worthy winners. Full forward Enda McGarrity got their goal with Neil Hagan, Aidan Nugent, Ryan Hagan and Sean Murphy all weighing in with points, Daire Gallagher and Stephen O’Donnell among the St.Macartans marksmen.



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