The preliminary round of the U14 championship took place on Saturday afternoon with action in all four grades. Grade one holders Clonoe relinquished their grip on the title when they lost 4-15 to 5-7 away to Moortown. James Devlin [1-2], Shane McKeown , Tiernan Corr [1-1], Ronan Conlon [1-3], Conan McLernon , Daniel Quinn and Shaun Conway were among the St.Malachys scorers with Christopher McGuigan, Corr, Quinn, McKeown, Conlon and Devlin all playing well for the winners. Fintan McClure, Brian O’Neill, Aaron Devlin and Caoimhin Donnelly got the goals for the O’Rahillys. Ardboe are also into the quarter final after a 5-10 to 2-9 success over Dungannon at Coney Park. Star of the show for the young Rossas was David Mulgrew who bagged three goals as well as adding seven points for good measure with Patrick Sheeky and D Coyle also finding the net. Conor McKee and James Loughran got the goals for the Clarkes with Ciaran Barker and Joe Sally both playing well.
Owen Roes continued their good form in grade two when they had a comfortable win over Moy. Michael Dooher scored four goals for the winners with Ryan McAleer, Aaron McGonagle, Barry McDaid, Cathal Kelly, Kevin Cairns and Sean Kelly all finding the net as well while there were good performances from Owen McNulty, Eoghain Devine, Tim O’Doherty, Conal McCormack, Jamie McGale and Jack McGeehan. Beragh struggled throughout although they had good displays from Aaron Owens, Ben McSorley and Oisin Donnelly. Newtownstewart entertained Loughmacrory at home and the St.Eugenes won on a 4-18 to 2-7 score line with Michael Coreless [2-7],Conor Traynor [1-4], Stephen Patton , Patrick Hargan [1-0], Brandon O’Goan  and Barry Armstrong  getting their scores and Michael Hargan, Piaras McNamee and Owen Bradley also playing well. Ryan Curran scored both Loughmacrory goals with Colm Logue, Ruairi Curran and Cormac Harte all supplying points with Oisin O’Kane, Anton Fox and Shane Grimes all playing well too.
In grade three Tattyreagh experienced little difficulty in booked their quarter final slot when they proved much too strong for Gortin. James Darcy was in sparkling form as he accumulated 2-10, E Murray wasn’t far behind him with 3-6 with J McDonagh getting a couple of goals as well. Moy are also into the last eight after getting the better of Drumragh on a 6-11 to 1-11 score line. Philip Mallon led the way in the scoring stakes with 5-3, Conor Foster got their other goal while there were points from Ryan Coleman , Jack Campbell , Reece O’Neill  and Michael Conroy. It was a fine all round performance from the winners with Mallon, Coleman and Rory Magee their best players on the day.
In grade four Brackaville played host to Omagh “B” and they came out on top 10-2 to 3-16. The home side had the wind at their backs in the first half and they led 5-1 to 1-5 at the break. Sean Day and Jamie Devlin both scored three goals each, Cormac Mackle got a brace and there was one each for James O’Hagan and Connor Stock. Trillick took on Naomh Padraig and the St.Macartans edged the verdict with the minimum to spare. Ryan Gray top scored for the winners with 2-4 to his name with Bruce Worley, Daire McQuid, Ryan Kelly, Thoams Kelly, Matt Conlin and Tiernan Allen all playing well for the winners.
There was also one game played in grade one league and Dromore maintained their one hundred percent record with a 6-16 to 1-10 win over Carrickmore. Gavin Teague [2-4], Ruairi Gallagher [2-2], Sean Bradley [1-4] and Cathal McArdle [1-3] all featured on the score sheet for the St.Dympnas with Ronan Slevin and Ciaran McCormick outstanding in defence.
Omagh enjoyed a comprehensive win over neighbours Killyclogher in today’s Under 14 Championship match played at the Brothers’ Park. The home side dominated from early on and with midfield pair Mark Mc Bride and Tiernan Bradley on top from the start they gave their team a great platform to build on. They were among the main scorers for their side and were well assisted by Caolan Gillespie, Diarmaid O’Doherty, James Mc Girr and Thomas Clarke.
Killyclogher were well beaten and in spite of good performances from Tiernan Mc Namee, Conor Teague, Dan Meegan, Nathan O’Neill and Cormac Mc Gettigan the blues defence was over run at times. Matthew Mc Aleer and Gerard Duddy worked hard in the forwards with young Duddy scoring 2-3 but they lacked support from their team mates. Omagh will now meet Moortown in the next round of the championship. Stewartstown are another side who are through to the quarter finals after beating Aghyaran 9-4 to 6-7. Dylan McElhatton scored some fine goals in what was a good all round performnce from the Harps. Conor Logue hit an impressive 5-4 for the St.Davogs and Ciaran McGlinchey scored 1-1 with Owen Byrne also playing well for Aghyaran.