Stewartstown became junior league champions on Saturday and can now look forward to plying their trade at intermediate level next season, writes Damien Donnelly.
The Harps travelled to Glenmorran for their 17th and final fixture of a long programme against Owen Roes, sealing league and promotion successes courtesy of a 3-12 to 0-7 victory.
An Owen Coyle goal helped to set Stewartstown on their way in the first 30 minutes, subsequent majors following from Paul Dillon and Caolan Coyle. Ryan Devlin, Gareth Devlin, Anton Coyle and company tagged on points.
Brendan Boggs(0-3), Aaron Lynch(0-2), Eamon McBride(0-1) and Ryan Logue(0-1) scored for the host Roes who will hope to make more of an impact during the 2011 campaign.
We knew the play-off contenders prior to the remaining weekend round 17 encounters, namely Brackaville, Drumquin, Fintona and Clogher who are all set for those play-offs in early November.
In Saturday’s round 17 games, Drumquin defeated Tattyreagh 1-17 to 1-7 with Frankie McAlynn firing over six points, Benny Gormley notching four and Ryan McCrossan getting their goal. Collie Harkin(0-3) and Duncan Hyndman(1-0) top-scored for the St Patrick’s.
Dregish produced another decent win when the Pearse Og’s defeated Clogher 0-13 to 0-6, helped in large part by eight Eamon McGovern points. Ciaran Shields and Mark Bogue were two of Clogher’s scorers.
Brackaville got the better of Beragh 2-11 to 0-10, Paddy Early and Conor McStravick with the Roes majors plus Paul Rouse posted five points. Eddie Molloy accounted for nine of the Red Knights points, Christopher Devlin supplying a single.
Glenelly and An Charraig Mhor Thirds III provided an entertaining game that ended 2-11 to 0-13 in Glenelly’s favour, Paddy Nicholas and Kevin McAnena contributing 1-2 each for the St Joseph’s.
Padraig McGlinchey kicked four points for the hosts, Brian Gormley also among those on target for this year’s junior debutants St Colmcille’s.
Castlederg were awarded the points in their home fixture with Brocagh as the campaign drew to a close for both Emmets and St Eugene’s.