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YOUTH | O’Neills Minor Championship Quarter Finals Wrap Up
The quarter finals of the O’Neill’s Minor championship took place on Wednesday night in all three grades. Three in a row chasing Moortown required extra time to get the better of Errigal Ciaran at Dunmoyle on a 1-10 to 1-9 score line. Thomas Doris got their goal with James Devlin 0-4, Shaun Conway 0-2, Jamie Devlin 0-2, Emmet McGuigan and Eunan Devlin scoring their points, the latter’s the winning score a minute from time. They will play neighbours Ardboe in the semi-final after the Rossas comfortably got the better of Edendork. Callum McGuigan, Eugene Og Teague and Stefan O’Hare got their goals as it finished 3-16 to 0-8.
The other grade one semi is also a meeting of neighbours with Carrickmore taking on Galbally. The St.Colmcilles turned on the style to beat Dromore 5-6 to 1-7. Conor Loughran [2-1], Ciaran Daly [1-2], Ciaran Cuddy [1-0], Paddy McElduff [1-0], Cormac Munroe, Tiernan Murray and James McGurk were the Carrickmore scorers with Jarlath Kerr, McGurk, Tommy McCallan and Murray all playing well for them. Ryan McCusker got the Dromore goal with John MacRory, Emmet McNabb and Caolan McCarron among the points.
Galbally defeated neighbours Killeeshil at Pearse Park on a 3-6 to 1-9 score line. The hosts began well with points from Conor Donaghy  and Caoimhin Quinn but Killeeshil responded with a Louis Conlon score. Mark Donnelly and Thomas Hoy traded points before the latter also scored a goal. Daniel Kerr though got two goals for Galbally as they led 2-5 to 1-5 at half time. Hoy and Cormac Donaghy helped Killeeshil draw level in the third quarter before Conor Donaghy put Galbally in front. Mark Donnelly then bagged a crucial third goal for the Pearses and while Killeeshil had the final say from a Pascal Donaghy free it was the home side who went through.
In the grade two championship there were wins for Both Domhnaigh [Gortin/ Glenelly], Owen Roes and Coalisland while the Eglish v Stewartstown quarter final wasn’t on. A McConnell, N McLaughlin, C McCullagh and C Brolly got the Both Domhnaigh goals with S Devine and O McNulty among the points as they beat Gael Naomh Padraig 4-11 to 1-15. Eoghan Keenan 1-5, Ryan McCaughey 0-7, Rory McElroy 0-2 and Sean Bogue were the marksmen for the Augher/ Clogher select who badly missed the services of injury County minor Conor Shields.
The Fianna were in fine goal scoring form as they accounted for Donaghmore 7-8 to 0-11 at Father Campbell Park. Dan Talbot hit 3-2 for the winners with good performances coming from Gavin Graham, Kevin Murphy, Padraig Hamill, Dilly Toner and Jack Fee as well. O Kavanagh, Tiernan Drayne and Brannon Molloy did most of the scoring for Donaghmore. Owen Roes led Beragh 0-9 to 0-3 at half time and early second half goals from Niall McAleer and Conn Tinney helped send them on their way to a 2-14 to 0-13 victory. Best for the winners were Tinney, Ruairi Boylan, Damien McCrossan and Daniel Houston. Oisin Donnelly landed eight points for the Red Knights, Tiarnan McCrystal got three with Eoin Grimes and Oisin Tracey getting a point apiece.
In grade three the semi-finalists are Urney, Greencastle, Moy and Aghyaran. Urney had a resounding win over Drumquin with C Coyle, D Doherty, D Maxwell and A Gormley featuring among the goals for them. Greencastle were also emphatic winners against Killyman with James Mannion to the fore at midfield for the winners. Moy had the minimum to spare over Castlederg, 2-9 to 2-8. Jack Campbell and Emmett Lavery played well in the winners defence while Tom Loughran, Mark Regan, Luke Dynes, Francie Kelly, Diarmuid McKeown and substitute Michael Conroy were among their scorers with the latter hitting a glorious winning point. Castlederg played their part in a cracking encounter with Conor Harper hitting 2-4 and Adam Traynor , Darren Traynor and Matthew McMenamin their other scorers with Gavin Kelly, Ben Harper, Dylan McSorley and Conel Keyes all playing well for them. Aghyaran defeated Derrytresk 2-11 to 1-7. Tyrone minor keeper Benny Gallen hit 2-4 for the St.Davogs with Ethan McHugh and Johnny Connolly getting a brace of points each and Darren Dolan, Tommy Dolan and Ronan McLaughlin also on target.