Killyman and Coalisland Fianna 3rds met each other in the league on Saturday afternoon with Killyman coming out on top following a fairly competitive and entertaining game. The winners led 1-10 to 0-5 at the break before they completed the win on a final score of 1-21 to 0-8. Paul Drumm, Rory Nixon, Declan Coyle and Ronan Coney were on target for the Fianna while Caolan Morgan (1-2) and Cathal Mc Gahan (0-5) top scored for Killyman. Enda Mc Gahan (0-3), Eamon Donnelly (0-3), Ronan Mc Veigh (0-2) and Conor Gribben (0-2) were also on target for the winners.
Errigal 3rds made the short journey across to Aughnacloy for their derby clash with Aghaloo with their hosts hoping for another two points that would take them to within a single point of table topping Stewartstown.
Well the O’Neills got the win they wanted but they were pushed all the way by an improving Errigal side.
Aghaloo began well with points from Gary O’Gorman and Jody Mc Glone and were soon three clear but Errigal fought back and following scores from Stevie Mc Crory, Michael Harte and Darren Carson were tied at four apiece. The home side then hit four unanswered points courtesy of Tiernan Donnelly, Niall Mc Elroy and Daniel Mc Crudden to go off at the break leading 0-8 to 0-4.
The second half remained close and competitive with Jody Farrell, DD Mc Dermott and Dasher Mc Dermott causing bother in the Aghaloo defence with their ball carrying and strong running. Aghaloo’sfull forward line of Mc Elroy, Mc Crudden and O’Hara kept the Errigal defence on their toes all afternoon. However with scores from Padraig Mc Geary, McElroy and Tiernan Donnelly they kept their opponents at their distance and held out for a 0-15 to 0-11 win.
Glenelly saw off the challenge of Donaghmore 3rds winning 1-16 to 0-8 having been 1-9 to 0-3 clear at the break. Seamus Harkin hit 0-6 for the North Tyrone side while Aodhan Mc Connell (1-1), Ronan O’Kane (2), Rory Kennedy, Eoghan Mc Connell, Cathal O’Neill, Cormac Mc Connell, Oscar O’Neill, Garrett O’Neill and Cathal Nicholas were all among the points for the winners. A much improved Donaghmore had points from Dualta Mc Kee, Dan Baird, Matthew Ace, Conor Mc Ginn, Mark Faloon and James Mc Cann while goalkeeper Chris Hughes did well to save a penalty for his team and fullback Anthony Fullen was the standout defender for Donaghmore.