The Quinns Corner Ulster senior and Intermediate leagues continued at the weekend and once again there were mixed results for the Tyrone sides involved. Strabane recorded their fourth straight win in the Ulster Intermediate Club League with a four points win at home to Donegal side Naomh Bríd, Ballintra who made the Sigersons work hard for their victory. By half-time, Strabane had led 0-8 to 0-4 but they had played with the aid of a stiff breeze and knew that they would have to work hard in the second period if they were to maintain their unbeaten start to the season.
Warner Mullen hit five first half points for Strabane with John McLaughlin getting a brace and a fine score from Martin Mongan.
The start of the second half saw JP Gallagher increase Strabane’s lead but all credit to the Donegal men they fought hard and recorded a few points to reduce the deficit to just three and all to play for. Strabane worked extremely hard against the wind in the second half and were determined not to lose this encounter. Warner Mullen fired over his sixth point of the day and substitute Ryan McElroy celebrated his call up to the Tyrone Minor squad for the forthcoming Ulster Minor League campaign with a fine score from play.
Moortown played host to Derry side Glenullin and the St.Malachys won on a 2-12 to 2-8 score line. Daniel Quinn and Pauric Hagan got the Moortown goals with Tony Quinn and Colum Campbell weighing in with three points each and Conor Herron and full back Mark Crozier getting a couple of points each as well. Aghyaran defeated Naomh Padraig 1-9 to 0-9 on home soil on Thursday evening while Donaghmore had a good 3-5 to 2-5 win away to Donegal outfit Ardara. Dromore maintained their one hundred percent record to ensure their place in the knockout stages of the competition when they beat Steelstown 0-9 to 0-6 while Clann na Gael lost by the minimum margin away to Antrim side St.Theresas with Joe Ball scoring the only goal of the game as it finished 0-12 to 1-8.
Ardboe made the short trip to play Magherafelt at the weekend but the Loughshore men returned home empty handed in this clash of the O’Donovan Rossas. Anthony Devlin hit three points for the visitors with Tommy McGuigan, Shay McGuigan and Kyle Coney all weighing in with a brace each with Eugene Martin also on target as it finished 2-10 to 0-11. Stewartstown played host to Antrim side Lamh Dhearg and the Harps edged the verdict 2-9 to 0-14. Gareth Devlin was in fine scoring form for the hosts with 1-6 to his name with the gaol coming from the penalty spot while Niall Dillon also found the net. Kevin Park, Dan Lowe and Fergal O’Neill were their other marksmen on the night.