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Mixed Results In Ulster Club Leagues
It was once again a mixed bag of results for Tyrone sides in the Ulster senior league this weekend and as a result there are no representatives from the O’Neill county through to the knockout stages of the competition.
Donaghmore forfitted their unbeaten record when they lost 0-13 to 1-8 away to a Ballinascreen side who pipped the St.Patricks for a semi final spot as a result. Niall McCaul and Shane Mulgrew got points for the visitors with the latter getting their goal but two late points won the day for the hosts. Trillick were beaten 1-10 to 1-3 away to Ballyhaise with Philip McGread getting the St.Macartans goal while Ardboe were well beaten at Derry side Slaughtneill.
Moortown travelled to play Bellaghy but despite a Ronan Devlin goal and points from Michael Hagan they were beaten while goals from Ryan Pickering and Conor Mullan secured a Cookstown win at Banagher. Greencastle were in action twice over the weekend losing on Friday night and winning on Sunday. In their first game they lost 3-11 to 0-7 away to Magherafelt but they bounced back with a win at Ahoghill with Shane Coyle finding the net and Mark Carson, Martin Conway and Kevin Ferrity among the points.
In the Intermediate league Eskra ensured their place in the knockout stages of the competition with an easy 5-10 to 1-8 win over Ogra Colmcille with Niall Marlow getting two goals and Stephen Beattie, Cormac Arkinson and Ryan Gartland finding the net as well. They are joined in the latter stages of the competition by Loughmacrory who hammered Antrim side St.James with the help of goals from Enda Ward, Terence Molloy and Karl Logue.
Galbally weren’t in action at the weekend but if they beat Belfast side Sarsfields in their last game they too will be through to the business end of the competition. Stewartstown were beaten at home by Monaghan side Sean McDermotts 1-11 to 0-18 with Gareth Devlin top scoring for the Harps and Owen Coyle getting their goal while a late Patsy Logue major saw Urney grab a share of the spoils away to St.Endas, 0-10 to 1-7 the final score.