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U16 League Round 2 Wrap Up In Association With Ghost Pizza

Tuesday 21.03.2023
Team Talk Mag
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Trillick played host to Ardboe and in a high scoring encounter it was the Loughshore lads who came out on top on a 2-17 to 5-5 scoreline. The visitors raced into a 1-8 to 0-1 lead in the opening twenty minutes. A Sean Corry inspired fightback saw the St.Macartans get their noses in front going into the last ten minutes but Dara Devlin converted four frees for Ardboe while Conor McMurray found the net as they edged a cracking encounter. Corry bagged a brace of goals for the home side with Tadgh Britton, Fintan Doyle and Phelim Kelly all raised green flags as well on a day when they had good displays from Christie McGurren, Peter Garrity, Cahal Kelly and Corry.


Galbally made the short journey to Carrickmore and it was the St.Colmcilles who took the spoils in another high scoring contest. Michael McCallan got two goals for the St.Colmcilles with Ryan Donaghy getting their other major while Cal McAleer, Phelim McElhone and Shea Munroe all featured among the points. The Pearses played against a strong wind in the first half and they failed to score as they went in eleven points behind. In the second half they produced a spirited fightback with Martin Hurson scoring two goals and a couple of points with Ronan Carberry get a goal and a few points as well with Tiernan Corrigan and Ross Morgan also on target. Galbally had good displays from Enda Cush, Hurson, Carberry, Odhran McGeary and Eoghan McCloskey.


Errigal Ciaran emerged 1-10 to 1-4 winners away to Fintona. Shea McDermott, Senan Canavan, Dan Loughran and Charlie Maguire were among the points for the winners and with the gap only two going into the last ten minutes McDermott popped up with the match clinching goal. Peter Colton got Fintona’s sole point in the first half and he was also on target after the break as were Tiarnan Donnelly and Diarmuid Martin while Oisin Watson got the Pearses’ goal.


Cookstown ran out emphatic winners over Moy at MUSA. Mark Devlin, Lorcan McMurray, Karl Wawreynkiewicz, Eoin Long and Flynn Neeson all weighed in with goals for the Father Rocks while corner back Charlie McElkearney popped up to kick a brace of points on a day when they had good displays in defence from Shane Corrigan and Charlie Mulligan. Liam McGeary, Eoghan McGlone and Harry Harvey were among the scorers for Moy with Lorcan Lavery and keeper Tom McKearney also playing well.


Kildress travelled to play Eglish and they returned home with the two points in the bag following a 3-13 to 2-8 success. It was a hard working performance from the young Wolfe Tones with Oisin Hughes getting two of their goals and Eoghan McGurk the other one on a night when McGurk and James Mulgrew also weighed in with points. Rory O’Donnell bagged both Eglish goals with Karol Donnelly and O’Donnell featuring among their points with Ross Daly and Christopher Gildernew among their standout performers.


Na Doiri Oga turned on the style to secure a good win away to Edendork. Full forward Andre Devlin hit some superb scores for the winners with Pearse Hughes and Darragh O’Hagan having good games in midfield and Caolan Lappin and Caolan Hamill to the fore in defence.


Substitute Nathan McGrinder scored two goals and Lucas McGarvey also found the net as Both Domhnaigh won 3-6 to 2-5 away to Strabane. Eoin Maguire, Pearse McBride, Ultan McConnell, Sean Harley, Peadar O’Neill and Mark Kennedy all registered for the winners while team Captain Darragh Ellis had a solid performance in goals.


Jamie Mallon, Ciaran Murphy and Joseph Rocks all scored goals while there were points from Charlie Martin, Conan Gilligan, Mallon and Rocks as Moortown lost away to Drumquin. Rocks and Murphy both had good displays for the St.Malachys. Jack McCusker scored Drumquin’s first goal and there were points from Eoin Ferris, Jake Donnelly, Kieran McDonagh as they used the wind to lead at the interval. Moortown battled hard in the second half but goals from Daithi Mackey and Hugh Gormley sealed victory for Drumquin.


Stewartstown made the short journey to Father Campbell Park to take on Coalisland and the Harps came away with a 1-12 to 2-5 victory. The visitors dominated the opening period and points from Rian Biggs (4), Conan McCullagh (3), Odhran Robinson and Michael Hughes saw them establish a 0-9 to 0-1 interval lead. In the first half James Robinson, Hogan O’Neill, Joe Wylie and Paddy Park all put in a big shift in the winners defence. Coalisland came out for the start of the second half with all guns blazing and a few early points were followed by goals from Finn McHugh and Ronan Lowe (penalty) as they got their noses in front. The Harps responded with a converted penalty from Hughes before points from Biggs and McCullagh gave them victory. McHugh and Lowe were the main marksmen for the Fianna with Odhran McAlinden and Shea Sommerville playing well for them to.


A good second half display wasn’t enough for Tattyreagh as they lost away to Naomh Eoghan. Meehal McGrath and Jason Harkin played well in defence for the visitors, Eoghan McGrath dominated midfield and contributed 1-5 into the bargain while up front Cormac Darcy bagged a goal and Ryan Starrs hit a brace of points.


Goals won the day for Cookstown as they overcame Omagh in the development league. It was all square at the break, 3-3 apiece, before the Father Rocks pulled away in the second half. Anelson da Silva and Shea Brennan both scored a couple of goals each while Cahair Kelly was man of the match with Cailim McElhatton impressive in defence.


Donaghmore played host to Errigal Ciaran with the visitors taking the spoils on a 2-6 to 2-3 scoreline. The home side battled well in the first half with full back Joey Kelly performing well and were unlucky not to have more scores on the board as they trailed by seven points at the break. In the second half Sean Molloy began to win key ball in midfield for the St.Patricks and Dara O’Neill and Ethan Williamson both found the net to take them right back into contention. Errigal Ciaran though did enough to secure the win.


Aghaloo and Castlederg played out an entertaining draw, 1-14 to 3-8. In a contest between two well matched sides Aghaloo started well but were pegged back by long range points from Castlederg to leave it 2-6 to 0-8 at the break. Aghaloo began the second half at a blistering pace and within a few minutes they had overturned the four point deficit. Wayward shooting let Aghaloo down but they still looked like winning the game until Castlederg grabbed a late equalising goal. Best for Aghaloo on the day were keeper Eoin Sweeney who pulled off some fine saves, Shane Kelly and Oskar Ratajczak stood out in defence, Jay Douglas McKenna put in a dominant second half display in the middle third alongside Dylan Connolly while up front Darren McAnespie, Conor Quinn, Patrick Sherry and Tiarnan McCarron all played well.


Naomh Brid took on Aghyaran in Brocagh and after a nervous opening ten minutes they really grew into the game and registered some fine scores in what was a much improved team performance. Jack Quinn in goals marshalled the defence well and help start a number of attacks and even managed to register a fine score himself. Michael McParland worked hard in midfield and his brother James alongside Caolan McKee were a real threat up front.


Brackaville produced an impressive display to beat Augher on home soil. Ryan O’Neill top scored for the Roes with 2-3 to his name while Rian Talbot scored the goal of the game and there were notable performances from Sean Daly, James Gillis, Ceilum Coyle and Conor Cullen.



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