Cookstown got their first win of the season following a convincing display against Castlederg. Matthew Carberry was the man in form with 1-6 while Dean Teague hit his team’s other goal. Marty Murray and Barry Potter were on target with points for the Fr Rocks’. On a disappointing night for the Derg when a missed Ciaran Harper penalty proved very costly their scores came from Connor Harper (2) and a point each from Jack Ramsey, Paddy Porter and Ben Harper.
Glenelly found Urney and Johnny Lafferty in particular in unrelenting form on Friday as they fell to a 4-13 to 0-7 defeat. Lafferty put on a scoring masterclass with 4-8 of his team’s total while Sean Mc Gowan, Shea Sweeney, Fergal Mc Nulty, Danny Lynch and Jake Lafferty all got a point apiece for their side. On a disappointing evening for Glenelly Seamus Harkin (3), Ronan O’Kane (2), Colm Mc Cullagh and Colm Hicks were on target with points.
Only a point separated Brocagh and CNG at the end of a very entertaining evening of football with the Emmetts coming out on top winning 0-18 to 0-17. Mickey Hughes certainly had his shooting boots on hitting twelve of his team’s points. Michael Robinson (2), Owen Canavan (3) and Brandon Mc Kiver landed points for their side while Gareth Mc Dermott (3), Danny Ball (5), Shea Browne (5), Ciaran Kerlin (3), and Mickey O’Neill did the scoring for CNG on a night when they really deserved something from this game.
Killyman made the short trip to Brackaville but in spite of a valiant effort lost out 0-17 to 1-7. Jason O’Neill opened the scoring for the hosts with a fine brace of points and finished top scorer with 0-5 to his name. Sean Day (3), Shea Fee (4) and Rian Mc Hugh were among the points for the Roes while Enda Mc Gahan (1-5), Declan Mc Alinden and Sean Donnelly did the scoring for Killyman.
Fintona travelled across to Drumquin and came away with the victory following a three point win. A first half goal on ten minutes from Jared Brogan helped put the Pearses in a strong position while points from Cathal Starrs, Conor Mc Golderick, Pauric Kelly and Peter Mc Glynn helped them reach the break leading 1-7 to 0-6. Starrs scored his team’s second goal midway through the second half while Conor Mc Golderick and the returning veteran Niall Mellon knocked over the points that sealed the win. Fintona had nothing but praise for the Drumquin club and their physio following her treatment of an injured Pearses player. Paul Sheridan, who later retired injured, scored for the Tones while Sean Mc Donagh (7), Mattie Mc Dermott (2), Packie O’Kane and Daniel Mc Swiggan all added points but Fintona were not to be denied and finished up three point winners.
Drumragh Sarsfields won again as they saw off the challenge of Coalisland Thirds on Saturday afternoon on a score line of 1-12 to 0-7. Forward ace Shane Cleary led the way with a goal and three while three points from the boot of Tommy Murphy and a Benny Drumm brace ensured another two points for the Clanabogan lads.