With the Feile complete and the championship quarter finals just around the corner, the teams in the under fourteen league are facing the final few fixtures in their sections with top four places still at stake. Tonight’s programme of games saw defeat for the Feile Grade One winners in their fixture with Coalisland. The Fianna enjoyed home advantage in this one and went goal crazy as they enjoyed a comprehensive victory over Galbally.
In the other section of the league Eglish made the long trip to Ballinamullen to face Killyclogher. There was very little between the sides at the short whistle with Killyclogher leading 5-0 to 3-2. However the visitors faded badly in the second thirty minutes adding only a goal to their total while their opponents scored another four goals and thirteen points to win the game on a final score of 9-13 to 4-2. Killyclogher scorers were Nathan Donnelly 1-3, David Mc Laughlin 2-0, Conor Teague 1-0, Gerard Duddy 1-4, Jordan Barton 1-0, Stevie Daly 0-2, Sean Mc Aleer 1-0, Dan Meegan 0-1, Ben Armstrong 2-1, Cormac Mc Gettigan 0-1, Luke Murnaghan 0-1. Christopher McNeill 2-1, Cathal McGready 1-1, Kevin McConnell 1-0 and Bartley Finnegan 1-0 were the Eglish scorers with the visitors having good performances from Ryan Feeney, Philip Barrett, Frankie Barrett and Cormac Byrne.
Derrylaughan had a very convincing win this evening over Donaghmore as they ran up a 5-27 to 3-3 scoreline. It was a real team performance from the Barry’s but Brian Kennedy was a tower of strength for his side in the middle of the field. Defenders Gavin Corr and John Donaghy marshalled the backs effectively while Tomas Carney, Shay Gordon and Dara Coney all looked sharp in the forward line. Scorers Shay Gordon 2-3, Tomas Carney 0-8, Dara Coney 0-7, Brian Kennedy 0-2, Caolan Corr 1-4, Shane Crew 1-1 and 0-1 each from John Donaghy and Gavin Corr.
Drumquin continued their fine form as they overcame a gallant Killyclogher B side on a score line of 7-6 to 2-5. The Wolfe Tones were the better side throughout and showed just why they are one of the top sides in this grade of football. Scorers on the night were Cormac Rodgers 2-0, and 1-2 each from Gary Mc Conomy, Conor Mc Hugh and Joe Gormley while James Mc Donagh and Jamie Mc Aleer scored a goal each. Killyclogher battled manfully throughout and Ronan Quinn 1-2, Mark Flanagan 0-3, Paul Kelly 0-1 and Odhran Mc Donald 1-0 were on target for their side.
Tattyreagh travelled to Aghyaran tonight fresh from their Feile triumph over the same opponents. There were no signs of complacency from the young Tatts as they produced another fine team performance to win 5-12 to 4-8. James Darcy continued his good run of form scoring six of his side’s points while Eoin Murray with 2-5, Brian Callaghan 2-0, Luke Northern 1-0 and Andrew Allen 0-1 were Tattyreagh’s other scorers.
Dromore recovered from the disappointment of their failure to make the Feile final with a big win over old rivals Omagh. Enjoying home advantage the boys in blue were in fine form scoring 9-10 to Omagh’s 1-3 in a very one sided game. Dromore’s goal scorers on the night were Ciaran Mc Cormack, Tiernan Sludden, Emmett Mc Nabb and Peter Teague with two goals apiece and Ryan Mc Cusker with his side’s ninth goal. Not a great day at the office for the St. Enda’s lads.
Killeeshil were another side to run up a big score tonight in their 5-21 to 0-7 win. Midfielders Darragh Hamill and Naoise Martin scored 2-6 apiece while Michael Russell 1-2, Ryan Collins 0-2, Pascal Donaghy 0-3 and Liam Hughes 0-2 also got their names on the scoresheet for their side. Glenelly found themselves with no game tonight when their opponents Strabane failed to field as the holiday period took its toll on some clubs ability to field a team over the Easter break. Owen Roes took on Fintona with the Pearses coming out on top on a 5-14 to 5-4 score line. Niall McAleer 2-0, Ryan McAleer 1-2, Cathal Kelly 1-1, Michael Dooher 1-0 and Ryan Devine 0-1 were the Owen Roes scorers with Eoghain DEvine, Eoin McNulty, Oisin Dooher, Barry McDaid, Jamie McGale and Kieran McMenamin all playing well for them on the night. Andrew McGrath led the way in the scoring stakes for the Pearses with 1-9 to his name, Cian Marlow scored 2-1 with Ryan Donnelly and Reece Partingdon getting their other goals. Best for the winners on the night were McGrath, Maurice McCloughan, and defenders Jared Monaghan, Liam Clarke and Eoghan Keenan.