Killyclogher enjoyed a convincing 2-11 to 0-10 win over near neighbours Loughmacrory in the opening round of their under 16 campaign. The winners laid the foundations for their victory with a very strong opening thirty minutes where a Ryan Bradley goal and points from Mattie Mc Cloy and Stevie Dooher helped them establish a 1-9 to 0-4 half time lead. Loughmacrory improved in the second half and scores from Kevin Collins, Niall Grimes and Pearse Grimes allowed them to close the gap but a second Killyclogher goal this time from Dooher ended the game as a contest and the visitors were good value for their seven point win.
Another local derby saw Fintona enjoy a 1-15 to 3-6 win over Dromore with Tom Mc Grath top scoring for the winners with a goal and several points . His goal helped Fintona establish a three point lead at the break and although Dromore did land three goals including two from Aidan Mc Grath and another from Joe Mc Cusker the Pearses held out for a deserved three point win.
Kildress took on neighbours Pomeroy and it was the Plunketts who came out on top on a 2-8 to 1-9 score line. Frank Burns [1-2], Gavin Goodfellow [1-1], R Loughran , A Murphy  and P Cunningham  were the Pomeroy marksmen while Colum Loughran [1-5], Francis Quinn , Ruairi Quinn  and Enda McAleer  were on target for the Wolfe Tones. Ardboe played host to a fancied Donaghmore side and the Rossas recorded a landslide victory with their opponents failing to score over the hour. Michael Lynn top scored for Ardboe with 1-8 while other players to get their names on the score sheet were David Mulgrew , Eoin Quinn , Aidan O’Neill [1-2], Barry Devlin [1-2], Michael O’Neill , Oliver Mallaghan  and Nathan Bell .
Drumragh defeated Rock 3-14 to 1-11. Colly Cummings hit 1-4 for the St.Patricks with Kevin Mallon, Sean Hayden and Padraig Ward all weighing in with a brace each with Martin Corrigan also on target on a night when Enda Mallon, Patrick McCreesh and Shea Litter played well for them. Brackaville travelled to Naomh Padraig and came away with a win on a 2-19 to 1-9 score line. Centre half forward Che O’Donnell hit 2-9 for the winners with midfielder Rian McHugh weighing in with eight points on a night when Paul Corr, Jamie Devlin, Marcus Mackle and keeper Liam Linden all played well for the Roes as well. Sean McFall and Donald Robinson scored four points each for Naomh Padraig with James McKeever getting their goal with Aidan Gavin, Owen Canavan, Andrew O’Neill, Conan Dorman and Robinson all playing well.
Moy were in fine form as they accounted for Killeeshil 5-12 to 0-10. Niall McConville and Ryan Coleman scored 1-3 each, Mark McConville hit 1-2, Philip Mallon notched 1-1 with Declan Conroy [1-0], Stephen Donnelly  and Shay Armstrong  getting their other scores. Ruairi O’Neill scored seven points for Killeeshil, Niall Hamill got a brace and Conall Monaghan got their other point on a night when O’Neill and Nathan Breen were their best players.
Errigal Ciaran defeated Strabane 1-16 to 0-12 on a night when the Sigersons finished with fourteen men. Mark Kavanagh , Patrick O’Neill , Padraig McGirr [1-0], Pauric McAnenly  and Eoin Kelly  were the Errigal scorers with McGirr, Kavanagh, McAnenly and B McDonald their best players on the night. Adam Devine scored four points for the Sigersons with Stephen O’Neill also on target.
Omagh made a great start to their season with a very determined performance that saw them defeat Carrickmore on a sore of 2-15 to 1-7. Omagh were always in control of this game with goals from Ruairi Drumm and Michael Flanagan while Joachim Smyth, Jude Campbell, Niall Mc Crory, Pauric Murphy and Joe Colton were among their point scorers. Ryan McKernan and Ryan McGarrity scored four points each for the St.Colmcilles and Corey McElduff got their goal. Castlederg defeated Urney 5-14 to 4-6.
Beragh defeated a gallant Tattyreagh side 3-15 to 0-12 this evening in a game that was much closer than the score suggests. The Red Knights actually added 2-4 of their total during the last ten minutes when a tiring Tattyreagh team allowed spaces to open in their defence. The Tatts had played most of the game with fourteen men following a sending off in the fifteenth minute. Among those on the scoresheet for the losers were Keelan Mc Donagh and Joseph Cartin with 0-4 each and Sean Mc Gilloway and Eoghan Murray with two points apiece while Ronan Mc Ginn, John Harkin, James Darcy and Oisin Mullan all produced great performances for Tattyreagh.
Owen Roes U16s got their campaign off to a winning start with a 4-10 to 2-12 win in Glenmornan over Trillick.The home side made a bright start when a Cathal McShane penalty and a Kevin Cairns goal opened the scoring in the opening ten minutes. The visitors came back into the game but further points from McShane (0-2), Stephen Harper and Charles O’Doherty left the half time score 2-4 to1-2.
The St MacCartans came out a more fired up side in the second period and by the time 10 minutes had elapsed had carved out a one point lead, with Harper’s free the sole Owen Roes response.Charles O’Doherty levelled up but Trillick streaked clear again and led 2-9 to 2-6 with a quarter remaining. Cathal McShane clipped one off the score, and then the hosts got a break when Ricky Devine’s high ball broke loose and Cathal Kelly tapped into the net. Ricky Devine (0-2), and Harper (0-1) complemented the goal, but Trillick came back again and three unanswered scores left them a hunting an equalising point in injury time.However Kevin Cairns poached an injury time goal to help Owen Roes take both points in a tight contest. Best for Owen Roes were Aaron Boggs who played in an unusual midfield role, Ricky Devine, Ryan McAleer and Sean Dooher.
The Clogher Valley combination Gael Naomh Padraig had a very convincing win over a highly fancied Dungannon Clarkes team on Wednesday night on a score line of 1-13 to 2-5. Mark Mc Connell top scored for his team with eight points but this was no one man show as the Gaels produced a fine team performance to take the points. Dungannon had led 1-4 to 0-6 at the break but Eugene Mc Connell’s side produced a terrific team display in the second half to restrict the Clarkes to two scores in the second thirty minutes. Indeed their goal only came with two minutes to go and put something of a gloss on what was a disappointing second half from Dungannon. Gael Naomh Padraig were excellent in the second half and the highlight of the game came when Ciaran Treanor finished off a fine three man move for a goal early in the second half. This score galvanised the home team as they ran out comfortable five point winners. Others to get on the score board for Gael Naomh Padraig were Paul Mc Girr, Odhran Mc Ginn, Conor Mc caffrey and Patrick Monaghan.