There were only a handful of games that took place in the latest round of the Minor Ladies competition due to the fact that Tyrone are involved in the Ulster Minor Gold Final this weekend.
There was one game that went ahead in Grade two and it resulted in a 2-16 to 2-9 win for Clonoe over Killeeshil at O’Rahilly Park. The hosts hit the opening seven points of the game but Killeeshil fought back to close the gap to 0-8 to 0-4 at the interval. Killeeshil narrowed the gap to the minimum on the restart before Clonoe took control. Alana Acheson swept up all that came her way in defence while Clonoe keeper Sara Cullen made a few good saves and Anna Duffy played well in midfield. Niamh O’Hagan got both goals for the O’Rahillys either side of fine points from Ciara Hughes and Beth Drumm as they emerged worthy winners on the night.
In Grade three Fintona played host to Galbally in a game that brought together two sides who had won their opening two outings and it was the hosts who came out on top. The winners hit 6-13 with their entire tally coming from play. Driving runs from Grainne Cassidy, Aoife O’Neill, Aoife McGillion and Erin Harvey helped lay the foundations for a Fintona victory, 6-13 to 5-7. Aobh Cullinan, Rosie McCabe and Nicole McElhatton played well in defence for the winners as did keeper Rayna Deazley. McGillion top scored for Fintona with 3-4 to her name with Lucy O’Flaherty bagging two goals and Aoife Wilson getting the other major while O’Neill and Niamh McMenamin were among the points. Caitlin Quinn, Rachel Kelly, Eilis Tally and Aisling Cush all found the net for Galbally with Kelly, Leanna Corrigan, Tally and Annabel Quinn all contributing points.
There were three games played in grade four and they produced wins for Aghyaran, Strabane and Clann Na Gael. Cara Byrne scored 1-4, Shannon Coyle got two goals, Eimear Gallagher, Roisin Lynch and Kelsie McGuigan all found the net and Natalie Dolan was among the points as Aghyaran accounted for Beragh on a 6-6 to 2-12 scoreline.
Strabane made it three wins out of three with a good victory over a young Tattyreagh side. Early scores from the Sigersons from Charlie Ann Coyle, Crystal Crossan and Niamh Coyle set the tone for the game. Strabane keeper Enya Boyce was in fine form making a number of saves to keeper her side’s advantage intact. The O’Connor sisters Natasha and Ronagh also weighed in with points as it finished 5-12 to 0-9.
Clann Na Gael’s ability to get goals proved crucial as they beat Owen Roes 9-7 to 2-10. Among the scorers for the winners were Aine Kerlin, Seanin O’Neill, Cara Devine and Shauneen O’Neill.