Urney made the long run to Brackaville but with Johnny Lafferty in fine scoring form, hitting 0-10, they came away with a 1-22 to 0-13 win. Sean Day, Tomas Corey and Steven Fee were on target early on for the home side but a goal from Colin Campbell and points from Johnny Lafferty gave Urney a lead they would maintain to the end. Brackaville trailed 10-6 at the break with Ronan Mc Hugh hitting a brace for the Roes. Mc Hugh added four further points for his team but scores from Sean Mc Gowan, Jamie Mc Aleer and Lafferty sealed the win for the Doneyloop lads.
Glenelly and Eskra played out an entertaining draw which finished 0-11 each. Glenelly led by one at the break 0-5 to 0-4 with Eskra’s points coming from Joe Mc Carroll (2) and Aaron Kelly (2). Seamus Harkin returned to scoring form with four points for the North Tyrone lads while Aodhan Mc Connell (3), Joe Crean, Ronan O’Kane, Conal Furey and Cormac Mc Bride were all on target for Glenelly. After the break Joe Mc Carroll hit another brace for Eskra while Peter Hughes did the same to ensure a share of the points.
CNG recorded their first win of the season with a narrow victory over a very impressive and talented Fintona Pearses side. Early points from Peter Mc Glynn, Liam Maguire and Cathal Starrs gave the visitors the perfect start. CNG bounced back with 1-3 which included two Danny Ball frees, a Shea Brown point and a goal from Joe Ball. Fintona responded well and were level by the first water break following points from Peter Mc Glynn (2) and Mark Mc Glynn. Fintona kept their noses narrowly in front with scores from Cathal Starrs (2), Peter Mc Glynn, Peter Mellon and Aidan Donnelly to reach the break leading 0-11 to 1-7. CNG scores came from Shea Browne, Gareth Mc Dermott, Danny Ball and Damien Ball. The second half was every bit as close and competitive but it was the experience of CNG that edged it in the end. Cathal Starrs (4), Jared Brogan and Peter Mc Glynn hit points for the Pearses but their profligacy in front of goals ultimately cost them the game. Damien and Danny Ball, Shea Browne and Gareth Mc Dermott accounted for CNG’s second half scores and the win. Final score: CNG 1-15, Fintona 0-17.
Drumragh made the trip to Dunmoyle and came away with an impressive win over Errigal Thirds. Ronan Maguire and Shane Cleary scored first half goals to help the Sarsfields reach the break well on top 2-5 to 1-1. Jody Farrell got the early first half Errigal goal while Aaron Mc Kenna, Daniel Blake, Peter Loughran and Emmett Hackett were among the Errigal point scorers. Aaron Montgomery, Sean Mc Gale and Benny Drumm all contributed points to the Sarsfields cause while Ronan Maguire’s goal helped seal the win for Drumragh. Final score 3-11 to 1-7 in favour of Drumragh.
Castlederg travelled to Annagher on Saturday afternoon and folllowing a very competitive and entertaining encounter went home with the points on a score line of 3-10 to 1-14. Ciaran Harper, Matthew Mc Menamin and Mark Corry bagged hugely important goals for the winners while Ronan Devine, Ben Harper and Adam Traynor were among the points. Last weekend’s top scorer Kevin Corr proved his worth once again with eight well struck points for the Fianna while Niall Fox (1-3) and Ryan Magee (0-3) also contributed handsomely to their team’s cause.
It is two wins from two for Derrytresk following their Friday night win over neighbours Brocagh. An impressive first half in which Niall and Aidan Gavin hit 0-5 between them had the Hill Men in a strong position before the break. Brocagh however found the net just before the short whistle when Marc Canavan made the most of a chance. When the half time whistle sounded Derrytresk were 0-7 to 1-1 in front. Brocagh hit the first two scores of the second half through Brandon Mc Kiver and Owen Canavan but from there to the end Derrytresk controlled proceedings . They restricted Brocagh to a single point after that courtesy of Michael Robinson while adding six points of their own. Ronan O’Neill, Niall Gavin (4) and Mickey Robinson hit the points that secured the win that leaves them with four points from four.