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Minor League Wrap Up

Thursday 14.04.2022
Team Talk Mag

Castlederg came from eight points down at halftime at Father Hackett Park only to lose out to a last minute goal as Augher took the spoils in a high scoring encounter. Corin McConnell grabbed 2-3 for the visitors with Oisin Lynch weighing in with 0-7 while keeper Ryan McLaughlin made a number of fine saves and also scored a great solo goal after coming out of nets for the last ten minutes of the game.


Carrickmore played host to Ardboe and an entertaining encounter finished all square, 4-8 apiece. Aidan Woods top scored for the St.Colmcilles with 1-5 to his name with Conn Sweeney 1-1, Tiernan Loughran 1-0, Conal Martin 1-0, James McCallan and Pierce Byrne their other marksmen on the night.


Donaghmore maintained their perfect start to the campaign with a 1-16 to 1-4 victory over Omagh at Healy Park. Ronan McGeary got the goal for the visitors on an evening when they had good performances from Noah Grimes, Ben Hughes, Caolan Quinn, Johnny McKenna, James McCann and keeper Conan McGarvey who saved a penalty.


Killeeshil made home advantage count against Coalisland winning 1-15 to 1-10. An excellent Conor McCool goal assisted by points from Daniel Rafferty and Eoghan O’Neill enabled the St.Marys to lead 1-6 to 0-4 at the interval. The Fianna reduced the deficit to the minimum early in the second half only for Killeeshil to respond with a number of fine scores to go six clear. Coalisland then got a late goal but Killeeshil made sure of victory with the final two points of the game. Killeeshil had good performances from Caolan McElvogue, McCool and corner forward Conor Traynor.


Cookstown made the short trip to Gortacladdy to take on Kildress and they turned on the style to record an emphatic win. This was a fine all round display from the Father Rocks with Michael McElhatton in superb form with 3-8 to his name. Keegan Hampsey 0-4, Conall Sheehy 1-1, Sean Devlin 1-0, Lorcan McMurray 0-2, Canice Cullen, Ryan Nugent and Charlie Hawker were the other Cookstown marksmen. Tiernan McNally hit all eight of Kildress’s points on the night.


Dungannon were another side who were in fine form on their travels as they secured a convincing win over Clonoe at O’Rahilly Park. Finn Spence weighed in with a personal haul of 3-7 for the Clarkes, Leo Hughes grabbed six points with Zeno Benevides 1-0 and Eoin McNulty their other scorers. Others to play well for the winners included Igor Freitas and Shane Mulgrew in defence as well as Jamie McCarthy and Jack Hughes in attack.


Fintona edged the verdict away to Both Domhnaigh, 3-10 to 1-13 the final scoreline. Diarmuid Martin bagged a brace of goals for the Pearses with Conan Hegarty 0-4, Peter Colton 1-1, Caolan Donnelly 0-3, Owen Griffiths and Callum Welsh their other scorers on the night.


Two unbeaten sides met at Pearse Park and it was Galbally who took the spoils against Errigal Ciaran on a 4-9 to 2-6 scoreline. There was no scores in the opening quarter before Galbally clicked into gear with goals from Conal Quinn and defender James Rafferty on their way to establishing a 2-5 to 0-1 interval advantage. Joseph Corrigan added a third goal on the restart before Errigal Ciaran replied with majors from Dara McGinley and Ruairi O’Sullivan. The Pearses though always managed to keep a safe distance thanks to a well taken Eoghan O’Neill goal and a couple of well struck frees from distance from Sean Hughes. Errigal Ciaran keeper Matt Grimes had a fine game for the visitors making a few fine saves.


Drumragh picked up a useful two points when they were 3-14 to 1-10 winners away to Strabane. Aaron Lynch and Niall McCarney were in fine scoring form for the Sarsfields with 1-5 and 1-4 respectively while Conor Barrett 1-1, Niall Maguire 0-3 and Aiden McCarney all got their names on the scoresheet as well.


Edendork were emphatic winners over Rock at Arthur Mallon Park. Patrick McLernon 1-6, Fiacra Nelis 1-5, Padraig Linden 2-1, Corry Bell 1-2, Conan Colton 0-4, Conor Mallon 0-3, Sean Currie and James McAvoy got the scores for the St.Malachys in a fine all round team display.


Naomh Eoghan came out on the right side of a high scoring encounter with Owen Roes / Clann Na Gael, 6-10 to 4-12. Josh Gallagher and Conor Langan got a brace of goals each for Naomh Eoghan with Dabhag McNamee and Shay Devine also finding the net with good performances coming from Conor O’Brien and Darragh Devine.


Goals proved key as Eskra won 2-8 to 0-9 away to Beragh. Cormac Hughes,  Luke Kelly and Rory Kinsella were among the scorers for the Emmetts with Conor Hackett, Matthew McKenna and Conor Meegan all putting in good shifts for them as well.


Aghaloo edged the verdict at home to Stewartstown, 2-13 to 2-11. James Sweeney and Darren McAnespie were joint top scorers for the winners with 1-4 apiece to their names.


Clogher made the trip to Tattyreagh and came away with a 5-12 to 3-15 victory after an unbelievable second half comeback. Tattyreagh looked to be well on their way to victory at the break when they held a 3-10 to 0-5 lead, Niall McKenna [3] and Finbar McCaughey [2] the Eire Ogs marksmen. In the second half there was a complete turnaround as McKenna hit another 4-3 with Eoin Mellon getting a goal and Odhran O’Hanlon and McCaughey a brace of points each to win the day.



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