Cookstown Fr Rock’s overcame Omagh in opening round of the championship in Cookstown earlier tonight. The Cookstown lads had a dream start to the game when Barry Potter found the net following a wonderful James McGahan pass. Omagh to their credit hit back almost straight away with a goal of their own and fifteen minutes in the sides were level at 1-4 apiece. Further points from Ruairi Mullan and James McGahan were matched by another Potter goal to leave Cookstown 2-8 to 1-5 clear at the interval. Mark O’Connor and Ruairi Mullan were dominant in the middle sector and the two man duo of James McGahan and Barry Potter were a constant threat to the Omagh defence throughout the game. Final Score Cookstown 2-13 Omagh 2-8.
Defending county champions Naomh Mhuire needed extra time and an outstanding display from county minor Conor Mallon to get the past a gutsy Strabane Sigersons side 1-17 to 2-11 with Strabane’s goals coming from Aidan Devine and Aidan Mc Gowan.
Derrylaughan travelled to play Moy and came away with a victory on a 3-18 to 1-12 score line. Stephen McGrath top scored for the Kevin Barrys with 2-6 to his name while Matty O’Neill hit 1-4 while there were also good performances from Jack Ryan, Ryan McClearnon and Caolan Gordon. Mark McConville [1-2], Niall McConville , Ryan Coleman , Declan Conroy , Jack McDonald, Chris O’Neill, Joe McMahon and Michael Cartmill were the Moy scorers on a night when Jack Donaghy and Niall McConville were their best players. Pomeroy defeated Gael Naomh Pádraig 2-17 to 2-11 at Plunkett Park with Gavin Goodfellow [1-4], Kieran McGeary , Pauric Cunningham  and James Quinn [1-2] getting their scores on a night when Goodfellow, Cunningham and Brian McGeary all played well for the winners. Sean Hackett hit 1-5 for the visitors with Darragh Kavanagh weighing in with four points as well.
Fintona played host to Aghyaran and the Pearses came out on top on a 6-12 to 2-10 score line on a night when they had nine different scorers with Tommy McGrath , Bean Peace [2-1] and Sonny McDonagh [1-1] among them in a good all round display. Ronan McHugh hit an impressive 1-9 for the St.Davogs with Brian Penrose bagging their other goal. Moortown beat Newtownstewart 0-15 to 2-3 with Ryan Kelly top scoring for the St.Malachys with five points with Michael Devlin and Cathal Quinn playing well in defence, Anthony Devlin in midfield and Kelly and Michael Paul McCann the pick of their attack.
Coalisland had the minimum to spare over Donaghmore in a thriller at Father Campbell Park. Sean Corr and Cathair Quinn hit five points each, Kyle Proctor scored 1-3 and there were further good displays from Paudie Hampsey and Cormac O’Hagan. Ardboe made home advantage count as they saw off the challenge of Cappagh on a 0-16 to 1-7 score line. Michael Cassidy weighed in with half a dozen points for the Rossas, David Mulgrew grabbed five with Barry Devlin , Nathan Bell, Michael Lynn and Michael O’Neill their other marksmen. Best for Ardboe were Shane Graham, Eddie Sheehy, Danny Brady, Peter O’Neill, Eoin Quinn, Michael Cassidy and David Mulgrew. Clann na Gael made the short trip to play Glenelly and came away with a 2-10 to 1-9 win. Brian McConnell [1-2], Ryan Flanagan , Ronan Kirk , Martin Kirk, Barry McConnell and Eamon McConnell got Glenelly’s scores with Conal Furey in defence, Brian McConnell in midfield and Barry McConnell up front all playing well for them.
Dromore travelled to Galbally and shaded the verdict 1-10 to 0-11 in a contest that swayed one way and then the other. The St.Dympnas led 0-7 to 0-3 at the break with Ruairi Sludden, Peter Teague, Pearse Muldoon and Ronan McNabb among their points, Enda McGarrity and Neil Hagan on target for the Pearses. Declan McNulty struck for an early second half goal but Galbally hit back through Enda McGarrity, Neil Hagan and Ronan Nugent to lead with less than five minutes left to play. A Sludden free levelled matters before Dromore got two late points from Colm O’Neill and McNabb to go through.
Tattyreagh minors enjoyed derby success over Drumragh as they dominated their championship meeting this even to eventually win 3-19 to 1-9. Tattyreagh started well and led 0-8 to 0-5 at half-time with Drumragh’s scores coming from Tommy Murphy getting three points (two frees) and Paddy Roche and Sean McGale a point each. The winners pulled away in the second half as they continued to play the better football. Drumragh battled to the end and Murphy added three frees while Roche got his second point. Gareth Mimnagh was the star of the show for Tattyreagh with nine points to his name, Johnny Harkin hit 2-1; Eoghan Murray contributed three points, James Darcy got their other goal with Joe Murray, Joe Cartin, Decky Gallagher and Rory McDonagh all getting a point each. Rory McDonagh, James Darcy, Gareth Mimnagh and Decky Gallagher all played well for the winners.
Trillick got the better of Loughmacrory in a close encounter on a 1-12 to 0-14 score line with Lee Brennan hitting 1-4, Daire Gallagher getting half a dozen points and Stephen O’Donnell and Conor Smith getting their names on the score sheet as well. Castlederg beat Omagh “B” 4-11 to 1-5 with Tony McGlinchey, Pauric Keyes, Patrick Porter and Jack Ramsay all playing well while Caolan Harvey was outstanding after taking a heavy knock in the first half. Kildress shade the verdict against Owen Roes, 1-12 to 1-11. Full forward Mark Corey was superb for the Wolfe Tones notching 1-2, Colm Loughran got four points, Gavin Corey three, Johnny Connolly scored a brace with Conal Heagney their other scorer on a night when they were best served by Colm Loughran, Gavin Corey and Mark Corey.
Stewartstown travelled to Greencastle and came away with a good 2-12 to 1-7 win with Cathal Devlin , James Lowe [1-2] and Darren Devlin all playing well with Sean Rushe grabbing their other goal on the night. Errigal Ciaran made the trip to O’Neill Park and they beat Dungannon 2-13 to 1-8. Sean McKenna and Paddy O’Neill got their goals on a night when the winning margin flattered the Dunmoyle based lads. Eglish had a comfortable win away to Eglish with Donal Mallon, Sean Muldoon, Rory Fox and Kevin McConnell all playing well for the St.Patricks.