Strabane Sigersons Senior footballers made the long trip to play Warrenpoint on Sunday in the Quinn’s Corner Ulster Intermediate Club League and recorded a fine 1-13 to 0-12 win over the home side.
Despite trailing 0-8 to 0-6 at half-time, Strabane battled on with John McLaughlin getting the all important goal and John-Paul Gallagher weighed in with 0-6 for a good win.
The Strabane team and scorers were; James O’Reilly, Conor McLaughlin, Martin McNulty, Sé Doherty, Adam McGinley, Ciarán Friel, Malcolm McCool, Danny McBride (0-1) and Aaron McLaughlin, Paddy Roarty (0-1), John-Paul Gallagher (0-6), Michael Etherson, Martin Devine (0-3), John McLaughlin (1-1), Martin Mongan.
Substitutes; Peter O’Connell for Ciarán Friel, Eamon McGowan for Sé Doherty, Jordan Foley for Martin Devine.
Lough Shore side Moortown had an eight point victory over Derry club side Steelstown in their first fixture winning 2-12 to 1-07. Meanwhile Dromore travelled to Oram in Monaghan to take on Castlebayney and came away with a draw following a late point from the home side as the game finished 3-05 to 2-08. The Tyrone champions had Ryan Mc Menamin lined out at centre half and also had former star midfielder Barry Collins making his long awaited comeback. He capped off a fine display with a good point while Conor O’Neill also marked his first start of the season with several fine long range scores. Dromore’s three goals came courtesy of Ryan O’Neill, Ciaran Mc Coy and John Teague. Next up for Dromore is a home game against Derry side Glenullin.
Donaghmore travelled to play Derry champions Ballinderry but the St.Patricks returned home with nothing to show for their efforts after losing 1-15 to 1-7. The Shamrocks dominated the first half to lead 1-9 to 0-2 at the break with Shane Mulgrew and Niall McKenna getting the points for the visitors. In the second half Ballinderry increased their lead and while Donaghmore had points from Conor McGinn, Gary Hetherington and Daniel Toner as well as a goal from Thomas Haughey it came too late in the day to save them.
Trillick recovered from an awful start to get the better of Monaghan side Truagh at Donnelly Park. Eoin Gormley opened the scoring for the St.Macartans but the visitors then hit 2-4 without reply before a late Eunan McAnespie goal from the penalty spot took the hosts back into contention at the break. McAnespie, Shane Gormley and Pronsias O’Kane reduced the deficit to the minimum before Trillick finished strongly with Eoin Gormley getting a goal as they won 2-12 to 2-7.