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Under Fourteen Wrap Up
The inclement weather put paid to a lot of the third round of fixtures at U14 level over the weekend although there was some action in all four grades. In grade one Galbally made it three wins out of three when they travelled to Ardboe and came away with a 6-8 to 2-6 win. The young Rossas started brightly with goals from Jordan Bell and Caolan Mallaghan but the Pearses hit back with majors from Mark Quinn, Patrick Quinn and Adam Arthurs to lead at halftime. In the second half David Mulgrew was among the points for the hosts but further goals from Arthurs and Mark Quinn ensured the visitors ran out winners.
In grade two Naomh Mhuire played host to Donaghmore and they won on a 5-8 to 2-5 score line. Steven Corr top scored for the winners with 2-3 to his name with Ronan Maneely, Paul Donaghy and Lorcan Devlin getting their other goals with Conn Kilpatrick and Marco Landi among the points and keeper Jack Kane also playing well. Sean McCaul and Ryan Cush got the Donaghmore goals, Caolan Mulgrew registered three points with Eoin Cavanagh and Eoghan McLoughlin also on target in a game where Brannon Molloy, McLoughlin, McCaul, Mulgrew and full back Hayden McGurk all played well for the St.Patricks. Cookstown were in fine form as they comfortably saw off the challenge of Gael Naomh Padraig on home soil. Ryan Bradley, Fergal Devlin, Dean Teague and Mark Megarry all got goals with Ronan Donnelly and Dylan Coyle featuring among the points.
In the same Grade Derrylaughan enjoyed a good win over Pomeroy on a scoreline of 7-15 to 7-9. In a high scoring and exciting game that was level with four minutes to go The Kevin Barrys ability to take their scores proved vital in the end. Gavin and Caolan Corr and Dylan Halligan had fine games in defence while midfielder Brian Kennedy got through a mountain of work. The entire forward line played well with Tomas Carney,Shay Gordon,James Donnelly and Mark Symington worthy of special mention. Scorers for the Barrys were Tomas Carney 0-8, Shay Gordon 3-3, Mark Symington 2-1, James Donnelly 2-2, Paul Donnelly 0-1.
In grade three Aghaloo proved too strong for Rock 4-9 to 3-6. Jimmy Cuddy hit 2-2 for the winners, Niall McElroy scored 1-3, Daniel McCrudden got a goal while there were points for Jody McGlone  and Michael McCarron. Padraig Ward scored two goals for Rock, Ronan McKernan hit 1-1,Martin Corrigan got three points while Mickey Mallon weighed in with a brace. One of the best players on view was Rock keeper Conor Barrow who made three outstanding saves in the second half with Oran Devlin also to the fore for them in defence. Stewartstown lost at home to Moy with Keyran Robinson, Peadar Lowe and Shea Burke finding the net for the Harps who had good performances from Nathan McNally, Stephen Talbot and Cumhai O’Neill. Glenelly edged out Tattyreagh in a high scoring thriller, 7-9 to 7-5 the final score line. Best in defence for the winners were Shane DEvine and Dara O’Hagan while at midfield Eamonn McConnell and Seamus Bradley weighed in with 5-8 between them. Up front Cathir McCullagh and Dylan McManus also played well for the young St.Josephs.
In grade four Brackaville and Naomh Padraig played out an entertaining 1-10 to 2-7 stalemate. Jamie Devlin played well for the young Roes scoring five points with Kylan Thomas and Conor Stock scoring two points each and Cormac Mackle also on target. Sean Day got injured after only five minutes but the team captain came on late in the game again to score a goal to put his side in front for the first time only for Naomh Padraig to snatch an injury time equaliser from a free kick. Urney took on a strong Drumquin side and despite points from Malachy McCrea, Paul McGrenra and Gavin Elliot they were well beaten in the end.
Killyclogher “B” and Clan na Gael shared a twelve goal thriller on Monday night in their Grade 4 fixture at Aughabrack. At one stage in the opening thirty minutes the home side led by ten points but Killyclogher fought back and inspired by PT Cunningham, Odhran Potter, Paul Kelly and Matthew Murnaghan they managed to claw their way back into the game. Three goals from corner forward Stephen Mc Crory helped inspire his team mates in their second half comeback and Killyclogher went on to win by a point on a final score line of 6-10 to 6-9.
Greencastle under 14s didn’t get things their own way in a close encounter with Fintona on Wednesday night. The Hoops had plenty of scoring chances in the first quarter of this game but it was Fintona who were first on the scoreboard with a point after 11 minutes.
Greencastle leveled the score on 15 minutes with a point from Francis Michael McKenna, and took the lead six minutes later with a point from Shane McGuigan.
Fintona quickly responded with a goal to briefly retake the lead but several saves from Caolan McAleer and several missed scoring opportunities meant it was Greencastle who finished the scoring in the first half with a goal and a point to leave them with a two point lead at half time.
HALF-TIME SCORE: Greencastle 1-3 Fintona 1-1
Fintona kept the pressure on at the start of the second half, and regained the lead, scoring 1-4 unanswered in 20 minutes despite a strong performance from the Greencastle defence.
Greencastle finished the game with a scoring flurry and two goals from Mel McCullagh, a goal from Patrick McElhatton and points from Peter Fox & Francis McKenna left Greencastle with a six point lead at the end of an exciting game.
FINAL SCORE: Greencastle 4-5 Fintona 2-5