The latest round of Ulster Senior Hurling League activity on Saturday afternoon witnessed contrasting results for the five Tyrone representatives, with Carrickmore the only team to register a win.
The Eire Og’s travelled to the Glens of Antrim to face Cushendun in their latest Division 3A assignment, and manager John Crossey will be delighted by the display of his team, as they chalked up a resounding 6-21 to 0-6 success. The Robert Emmett’s were second best in all departments of the field on a day Carrickmore registered an impressive 6-17 from open play.
Not surprisingly, Carrickmore’s County stars played instrumental roles in the victory with young Aidan Kelly leading the scoring returns with a 2-5 tally. Three of those came from frees, while Conor Grogan supplied 2-4. Sean Coyle (1-1) and Seamus McLoughney (1-2) scored the other goals with Ciaran Slane (0-2, one free), Sean Paul Begley (0-2), Gary Fox (0-4) and Ciaran Hughes (0-1) completing the rout. The result keeps Carrickmore hot on the heels of current leaders Clooney – a side the Eire Og’s face in the final round fixture.
In Division 3B, Dungannon conceded the points to Burt owing to their fundraising weekend activities, while Naomh Colum Cille picked up two useful points after Fermanagh side Lisbellaw failed to make the trip to Derrytresk.
Strabane lost their unbeaten record in Division 4A, when going down to a more purposeful St Peter’s side, at O’Hare Park in Warrenpoint. The Shamrock’s losing out on a 2-14 to 0-14 score line. Strabane fielded without several key figures for a variety of reasons, but they still acquitted themselves well with Mark Kane (0-6), Mark Devine (0-5) and Gary McGettigan (0-3) providing their entire scoring tally. Warrenpoint having strong displays from Micheal Cunningham, John O’Kane and Darryl Greer amongst others.
Cappagh Gaels found the going tough in St Mary’s Park, as they went down 3-13 to 0-7 against Division 4B front runners Castleblayney.