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YOUTH|Minor League Wrap Up.

Monday 21.03.2016
Team Talk Mag


Round four of the Tyrone Minor League took place on Sunday afternoon and once again there were a number of eye catching results with plenty of scoring taking place in perfect playing conditions. Killeeshil moved top of section 1A after a hard earned win away to Moortown. It was a full blooded encounter that produced some superb scores throughout with the St.Marys edging it 0-14 to 2-7. The home side struck for an early goal but Killeeshil responded with Ryan Doyle and Niall McElvogue picking up a lot of breaking ball to capitalise on the hard work in midfield from Daniel Miller and Matthew McCusker. Tomas Hoy and Cormac Donaghy hit points for the visitors with the highlight being a spectacular effort from distance from Niall Loughran to leave Killeeshil leading 0-8 to 1-3 at halftime.


Moortown struck for a goal early in the second half as well and it took some good defending from Shea Skeffington, James Murray, Ryan Conlon and Mattie Joe McKenna to keep the hosts at bay. Liam Hughes was becoming a prominent figure at centre half back for the winners with team captain Pascal Donaghy leading by example. Moortown were two in front but Donaghy and substitute Jason Doyle both landed points with Hoy getting another one as well as they turned things around to win. Jamie Devlin and James Devlin featured among the marksmen for the St.Malachys who are still looking for their first points after four outings.


Galbally and Derrylaughan are just a point adrift of Killeeshil after they fought out a thrilling draw at the Loughshore. It was a contest that ebbed and flowed throughout with both sides managing to get quality scores and in the end a 2-16 apiece draw was probably a fair result. The Kevin Barrys were the better side early on with Tomas Carney and Momad De Silva among their points and Paul Donnelly getting a goal but the Pearses hit back to lead at the break thanks to a series of well taken points from Mark Donnelly, Conor Donaghy, Caoimhin Quinn and Cormac Donnelly. In the second half Donaghy grabbed a brilliant individual goal and it looked as though Galbally would build on that and go on and clinch victory. Carney missed a penalty but he made up for that with a screamer of a goal as well as a number of points as the lead changed hands again. The visitors though responded with a flicked goal from Quinn and a couple of Mark Donnelly points and they looked set for victory until Carney sent over the equaliser from a free with the last kick of the game.


The other game in this section saw Ardboe pick up their second win in three outings when they beat Edendork 4-15 to 1-11 at the Loughshore. It was a good all round team display from the Rossas who got into their stride early on with two goals with Stefan O’Hare getting one of them. Ryan McCurry top scored for Edendork with half a dozen points, Lorcan Devlin got 1-1 and there was a point apiece for Emmet Hughes, Odhran Donnelly, Jack Donnelly and Mark McGonigle. This result leaves Edendork still looking for their first league points having lost all three of their games so far.


Carrickmore lead the way in section 1B but they had to withstand a spirited fightback away to Dromore before coming through on a 2-12 to 1-12 scoreline. The St.Colmcilles had good displays from Oran McKee and James McGurk in defence and Ciaran Daly and Ciaran Cuddy up front. Daly finished with an impressive 1-6 to his name, McGurk got three points, Cuddy contributed a brace, Dearcann O’Donnell got a goal and Paddy McElduff was their other marksman. Dromore trailed by eight points at half time but they fought back to within a point with five minutes left to play only for the visitors to get the last two scores. Emmett McNabb got the St.Dympnas’ goal from the penalty spot with Odhran Rafferty, Oran Sludden, John MacRory and Caolan McCarron all contributing points. Dromore remain joint fourth in the table. Cappagh are second after a big win over neighbours Omagh while Errigal Ciaran are third after edging out Pomeroy at Dunmoyle.


In section 2A Donaghmore made it four wins out of four with a 3-11 to 3-6 success away to Stewartstown. Kildress also have a one hundred percent record but they were made to work hard for their third win when Eglish were the visitors to Gortacladdy. Full forward Matthew McGuigan top scored for the Wolfe Tones with 2-4 to his name with Corey Holland getting their other goal and Pauric Lagan weighing in with five points. James McGurk also kicked a few scores for the hosts with Adam Connolly and Eoin Hagan others to play well. Matthew McGleenan led the way in the scoring stakes for Eglish with Jack Mullan, Frankie Barrett and Ryan Feeney all playing well in defence for the St.Patricks as it finished 3-14 to 1-15. Clonoe and Cookstown shared the points at O’Rahilly Park as it finished 1-9 each. Nathan Connolly got the Father Rocks’ goal and there were excellent points from Fergal Devlin and Shea O’Driscoll for the visitors as well. Ryan McCabe hit five points for the O’Rahillys and Shane Conlon got their goal. Tyler Devlin, Conaire Campbell and James Taggart were good in defence for the home side, Arian Devlin played well in midfield as did Ronan Corey, McCabe and Brian O’Neill up front.


In section 2B there was a first defeat of the campaign for leaders Both Domhnaigh as they fell away to Owen Roes. Oisin Dooher grabbed two goals with Adam McElwee also finding the net for the winners as it finished 3-10 to 2-11. Dooher, Peter O’Flaherty, Conn Tinney, Daniel Houston and Conor Kerlin all played well for the winners. Beragh are now joint leaders as they made it three wins from three with a 1-11 to 1-9 success at home to Drumragh. Oisin Donnelly top scored for the Red Knights with 0-7 to his name, Tiarnan McCrystal got their goal with Dean McKenna, Conor Martin and Darren McNelis also on target. On the day Donnelly, Matthew McCartan, Turlough Clarke and Eoin Grimes all played well for the winners.  Shane Devine top scored for the Sarsfields with 1-2, Aaron Montgomery got a brace of points with Joe McCrystal, Malachy McManus, Ciaran Donaghey, Rory Lynch and Eoin Rea also on target. Jack O’Neill, Darragh O’Kane and Michael Mullin all played well for a Drumragh side who led at halftime by four points but Beragh got a late goal which proved to be the difference on the day. Elsewhere Trillick won 3-10 to 0-9 away to Strabane.

In section 3A there were wins for Brocagh, Moy and Rock over Killyman, Derrytresk and Brackaville respectively.  Rock had good displays from R McDonald in goals, Conor Ward and Iain Finnegan in defence, M Ward and A Barrow in midfield and Aidan Corrigan, Conor McGarrity and top scorer Liam Nugent up front.

In section 3B the winning sides Urney, Castlederg and Greencastle scored twenty four goals between them in their wins over Tattyreagh, Drumquin and Fintona respectively. Danny Doherty bagged three goals for Urney with Cameron Coyle, Jake Lafferty and Daryl Maxwell all playing well for them to.



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