The quarter finals of the U16 league in grades one, two and three as well as the semi finals in grade four took place on Sunday evening and below are some details of the action that took place. Brackaville secured a 3-18 to 2-8 victory over Aghyaran with Che O’Donnell, Sean Day and Liam Linden getting the Roes’ goals with O’Donnell and McHugh scoring most of the points between them.
Castlederg are through to the grade four league final following a superb 4-11 to 1-7 win over Glenelly at Drumquin. Fintan McGarvey [2-3], Charlie McAnea [1-2], Tony McGlinchey [1-0], Kosta Savanis, Ryan McGrath and Ben McGrath were among the St.Eugenes scorers in an excellent all round team display with Liam Devlin the undoubted man of the match.
Owen Roes recovered from a poor start to beat Derrylaughan 2-12 to 2-5. The Kevin Barrys scored a goal after only ten seconds through Conor McCabe and when Gavin Corr converted a penalty the Loughshore lads looked to be well in control. That’s when Owen Roes turned things around with Cathal McShane scoring two goals, the first of which was a penalty, and Cathal Kelly and Stephen Harper getting points as they led 2-8 to 2-2 at the short whistle. Both defences were on top in the second half with Harper and Kevin Cairns getting Owen Roes points with Stephen McGrath and Jack Ryan on target for the young Kevin Barrys.
Ardboe produced a fine all round team performance to beat Strabane 3-12 to 1-7 with Michael Lynn scoring two goals and Oisin Devlin also finding the net. Errigal Ciaran defeated Coalisland 5-7 to 4-8 in a cracking encounter which could have gone either way. Shea Oliver, Kyle Proctor, Sean Corr and Gerard Woods got the Fianna goals with the latter also missing a penalty. Mark Kavanagh top scored for the winners with 2-3 to his name, Paddy O’Neill hit 2-2, Padraig McGirr notched 1-1 with Eoin Kelly their other scorer on a night when Kavanagh, Peter Cassidy, Stevie Monaghan, McGirr and Ben McDonald all played well.
Stewartstown defeated Trillick 4-15 to 2-11 with Macauley Quinn and Dan Lowe scored two goals each for the Harps with Conor Quinn, Shea Devlin and Mark Rooney all playing well too. Lee Brennan, Neil Grey and Daire Gallagher were the pick of the St.Macartans forwards with Cathal Reid and Ryan Farry trying hard in defence for them. Kildress edged out Fintona in a thriller that required extra time to decide.Darren O’Kane and Francis Og Quinn got the Wolfe Tones’ goals as they triumphed 2-13 to 1-14.