The opening round of the minor league took place on Wednesday night and there were a number of interesting results throughout the three grades. Moy travelled to play Naomh Padraig and they came away with a good 3-9 to 1-7 victory. Michael Cartmill bagged two goals with Turlough Kelly getting the other major for the winners with Niall McConville, Declan Coleman, Ryan Coleman, Sean Hanna, Daniel Beaddie and Jack McDonald all supplying points on a night when they had good performances from Declan Conroy, Hanna and Kelly. It was a battling performance from Naomh Padraig in defeat with Mark Coney playing week in their defence and Aidan Gavin the pick of their forward line.
Dromore defeated neighbours Trillick in a high scoring, thrilling encounter. Daire Gallagher hit 1-6 for the St.Macartans, Lee Brennan contributed five points, Ryan Farry got a goal and Stephen O’Donnell fired over three points. Pearse Muldoon, Peter Teague and Ruairi Sludden got the Dromore goals as they won 3-16 to 2-14 on a night when Sludden, Ronan McNabb and Ciaran Slevin were outstanding for the winners. Beragh defeated Fintona 3-15 to 1-12 while Aghaloo were in fine scoring form as they overcame Eskra on a 5-18 to 3-4 score line. Strabane had good displays from William McCauley and Conall McGlinchey as they drew 2-2 to 0-8 with Omagh while Stewartstown defeated Moortown 3-12 to 1-9. Ryan Kelly got the St.Malachy’s goal with Shea Kelly, Dara McVey ands Anthony Devlin featuring among the points on a night when they were best served by Conor O’Hagan, Cathal Quinn and Shea Kelly.
Castlederg and Urney shared the spoils after a hugely entertaining game. The St.Eugenes found themselves ten points in arrears after the opening quarter of an hour but they fought back very well as it finished 2-17 to 5-8. Daire Keyes, Kosta Svanias and Jamie Mooney were to the fore in a good all round team performance from Castlederg. Clonoe came from two points down at halftime to beat Donaghmore 2-12 to 1-8 after a brilliant second half performance. Star of the show for the O’Rahillys was Danny McNulty who notched 2-6, Daryl Magee landed four points with Brian Morgan and Eamon Duffin among their best players on the night.
Errigal Ciaran made the short trip to play neighbours Carrickmore and it proved to be a fruitful journey as they picked up a comfortable victory. Paddy O’Neill, Fergal Kelly, Mark Kavanagh, Padraig McGirr, Niall Quinn, Paudge McAnenly, Ben McDonald and Sean McKenna all found the net in a superb team display. Ardboe played host to Galbally at Coney Park and the Rossas emerged 3-10 to 1-9 winners. Michael Lynn [1-3], Michael Cassidy [1-2], Barry Devlin , Michael O’Neill [1-0] and David Mulgrew  were on target for the hosts with Paddy Sheehy, Kevin Coney, Peter O’Neill, Oisin Devlin, Lynn, O’Neill and Mulgrew all playing well for them. Mark Quinn got Galbally’s goal and Neil Hagan and Ronan Nugent featuring among the Pearses’ points on a night when they had good performances from Fearghal McGarrity, Nugent, Enda McGarrity, Seamus Mulgrew and Christopher Morris.
Kildress defeated Derrylaughan 0-16 to 0-9 with Conor McCabe  and Stephen McGrath  among the points for the Kevin Barrys. Gortin defeated Glenelly 5-4 to 3-9 with Ronan Kirk [2-6], Eamon McConnell [1-0], Joe Cairns, Barry McConnell and Martin Kirk the St.Josephs marksmen on a night when Matthew McCullagh, Seamus Kelly and Brian McConnell all played well for them too. Owen Roes made home advantage count as they defeated Newtownstewart 4-14 to 0-6. Ricky Devine , Ronan McNulty and Cathal McShane all found the net for the winners with Devine, Conor Doherty and Ryan McAleer standing out in an excellent team display. Tattyreagh played Omagh “B” and the St.Patricks turned on the style to record a comfortable win. Gareth Mimnagh hit 1-4, Joe Cartin got 1-2, James Darcy and TJ Richards hit 1-1 each with Rory McDonagh [1-0], Aidan Darcy [1-0], E Murray , K McDonagh and E Cullinan their other scorers on the night when their keeper Adam O’Brian, Rory McDonagh, Aidan Darcy, Mimnagh, Eoin McGinn, Oisin Mullan and Declan Gallagher all played well.