Although most of the under 16 league games were scheduled to take place on Friday night there were some games played on Thursday. Rock entertained Clan na Gael and in a high scoring match lost out by five points on a score line of 2-8 to 4-7. Kevin Mallon who had a fine game throughout for the Rock bagged 2-4 of his side’s total while Colin Cummings 0-2, Sean Hayden 0-1 and Ryan Litter 0-1 were also on target. Hayden, Cummings and Martin Corrigan were others to perform well for the St. Patrick’s. Meanwhile Donaghmore entertained Coalisland this evening and had a narrow one point win in a game that finished 1-9 to 0-11 with Conor Loughran bagging the all important goal for his side.
Ardboe recovered from a poor opening where they found themselves four points down at the break against Clonoe to record a 6-08 to 3-07 win. Their scorers on the night were Aidan O’Neill 1-02, Michael Lynn 2-02, Caolan Mallaghan 2-00, Ryan Sheehy 1-00, Michael O’Neill 0-03, Nathan Bell 0-02 and Barry Devlin 0-01. Meanwhile Strabane enjoyed a narrow two point win over Loughmacrory 1-11 to 1-09 with Sloane O’Donnell scoring four points for the Sigersons and Lorcan Glackin hitting the net. Kevin Collins was the main man for Loughmacrory.
Drumragh and Glenelly played out a real thriller of a draw in their game finishing 3-12 apiece. Ronan Kirk was the main man for Glenelly landing 1-9 of his side’s total while he was assisted by Kevin Mc Bride and Shane Devine with a goal each while Brian Mc Connell, Barry Mc Connell and Cathal O’Neill got a point apiece.
Killyclogher had a twelve point win over neighbours Carrickmore winning 4-14 to 3-5 in a game where Rory Murray and Nathan Donnelly were outstanding for the winners. Caolan Haughey helped himself to two fine goals while Ryan Bradley and Stevie Dooher both hit 1-1 for the blues. The home side were comfortably ahead at the break but allowed Carrickmore through for two soft goals early in the second half. They recovered from that to finish in control of the game and deserving winners.
Owen Roes U16s make it two wins from two in grade two of the U16 league following a home win over Naomh Padraig tonight. However the away side will probably feel a little hard done by in a game where they had plenty of the ball, but could not create scoring opportunities.
The visitors struck first with a 7th minute point. However Ryan McAleer’s well struck goal gave Owen Roes the lead.It took until 25 mins in before the next score, and that came courtesy of a Cathal McShane free. The visitors though clipped the half’s last three scores to level the game.
After a sluggish first half the hosts came out in the second half more fired up and a pair of scores each from Charles O’Doherty and Michael Dooher gave them the lead again.The Clogher/ Augher combo climbed off the ropes once again to climb back into the game, and they rattled off four unanswered points between the 43rd and 51st minute to leave things set for a grand stand finish.
McShane though twice found range, and when the same player scored from play the home side looked to be heading for victory.Ricky Devine split the sticks as the game reached its conclusion to give the Leckpatrick lads the cushion they needed, and the same man combined with Eunan Hegarty and Stephen Harper deep in injury time for Harper to slam past the impressive Naomh Phadraig keeper to somewhat flatter the home team.
Best for Owen Roes: Sean Dooher, Ryan McAleer, Cathal McShane, and Ricky Devine.
Killeeshil and Moortown played out another high scoring and highly entertaining game that finished level after sixty minutes of exciting football. The sore line read 5-13 to 6-10 with the highlight of the night being Caolan Devlin’s personal total of three goals for Killeeshil. This was no one man show however as the entire team played well with Nathan Breen and Conal Monaghan also in brilliant form for their side.
Trillick enjoyed a comprehensive if rare underage win over neighbours Dromore on a score of 2-11 to 1-5. The Reds were always on top and ended up deserving nine point winners with their defence particularly impressive. Kealan Mc Quaid, James Kelly and Conor Smith stood out for the winners back line while their scores came from Peter Gallagher 1-02, Daire Gallagher 0-4, Stevie O’Donnell 1-01, and Lee Brennan 0-03.