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Coalisland 2-13 Kildress 0-7
Coalisland made it eleven out of eleven to stay top of the division one table thanks to a comprehensive victory over Kildress at Fr Campbell Park.
The Wolfe Tones, needing an upset win to steer clear of the danger zone, actually led 0-4 to 0-2 at the end of the opening quarter thanks to points from Des Treacy and senior debutant Gavin Corey but after that it was all downhill for the visitors.
Brian Toner and Dermot Thornton weighed in with a brace each with defender Paddy O’Farrell also on target while Tiarnan O’Hagan bagged a 27th minute goal to leave them 1-8 to 0-5 in front at halftime.
Corey and Eoin Brannigan reduced the deficit within three minutes of the restart but they then failed to score for the remainder of the contest.
Paddy McNiece, Thornton and O’Farrell all tagged on points with Gerard Toner’s goal at the end of the third quarter ending the game as a contest.
Coalisland scorers – Dermot Thornton 0-4, Gerard Toner 1-1, Paddy McNiece 0-3, Tiarnan O’Hagan 1-0, Brian Toner 0-2, Paddy O’Farrell 0-2, Niall Kerr 0-1
Kildress scorers – Des Treacy 0-3, Gavin Corey 0-2, Conor McAleer 0-1, Eoin Brannigan 0-1
Greencastle 1-10 Clonoe 2-9
This was always going to be a tough encounter for unbeaten second place Clonoe and that’s how it turned out with two goals in as many minutes in the first half proving to be the crucial scores as they brought Greencastle’s four game unbeaten streak to an end.
With the wind at their backs the home side made a confident start hitting the opening five points with Cahir McCullagh weighing in with a number of eye catching scores.
It took Clonoe eighteen minutes to open their account but it proved to be a significant score with Conor McAliskey converting a penalty after Danny McNulty had been fouled.
Two minutes later the same player found the net again but, in the closing stages of the half, Enda Clarke punched in a goal to put the home side back in front.
The St.Patricks managed only two second half points as Clonoe assumed control. The superb McAliskey added five points, midfielder Stephen McNulty on target as well as they took the spoils.
Greencastle scorers – Cahir McCullagh 0-6, Enda Clarke 1-0, Martin Conway 0-1, Mark Carson 0-1, Emmett Clarke 0-1, Sean Warnock 0-1
Clonoe scorers – Conor McAliskey 2-5, Stephen McNulty 0-2, Ryan T O’Neill 0-1, Stephen McCann 0-1
Carrickmore 0-18 Donaghmore 1-8
An outstanding opening half paved the way for an emphatic Carrickmore win at home to Donaghmore on Saturday evening to dent the St.Patricks hopes of reaching the semi-finals.
The visitors managed only two Shane Mulgrew frees in the first half as the St.Colmcilles dominated proceedings.
Barry Daly gave them a lead that they were never to lose after only ten seconds with Mark Donnelly, Finbar Magill, Kieran Fox and Martin Penrose all adding to their lead as they greeted the short whistle 0-12 to 0-2 in front. Carrickmore picked up were they had finished off on the restart with further scores from Daly and Donnelly and really it was all over as a contest at this stage.
Donaghmore then enjoyed a good eight minute spell that yielded points from Niall McKenna, Damian McCaul and Mulgrew as well as a goal from substitute Aidan McCloskey, but it only served to put a better look on the scoreboard as the St.Colmcilles closed out the game with a Daly brace.
Carrickmore scorers – Barry Daly 0-6, Martin Penrose 0-5, Mark Donnelly 0-3, Kieran Fox 0-2, Finbar Magill 0-2
Donaghmore scorers – Shane Mulgrew 0-4, Aidan McCloskey 1-1, Damian McCaul 0-2, Niall McKenna 0-1
Dromore 3-22 Moortown 0-4
Dromore may not be able to retain their league title this season but they sent out a warning to the rest of the county that they will take a biting of beating as they attempt to win back to back O’Neill cups.
In truth this was a complete mismatch from start to finish and the fact that Moortown failed to trouble the umpires in the first half tells its own story as the visitors now find themselves bottom off the table on their own.
The St.Dympnas scored in their first attack through Paddy Montague and they never looked back. Colm McCullagh, Sean McDonnell, Conor O’Neill and Ryan McMenamin all scored points with Sean McNabb grabbing a goal two minutes before the break to leave it 1-14 to 0-0 at the turnover.
Peter Devlin finally opened the Loughshore men’s account two minutes into the second half but normal service was quickly resumed.
McDonnell and McMenamin tagged on further points, with McNabb completing his hat-trick with two goals inside a six minute spell. Ryan Kelly and Packie Quinn had Moortown points - but it was an afternoon to forget for the visitors.
Dromore scorers – Sean McNabb 3-2, Colm McCullagh 0-6, Sean McDonnell 0-4,
Paddy Montague 0-3, Ryan McMenamin 0-2, Conor O’Neill 0-2, Niall Sludden 0-1, Hugh McNulty 0-1, Jack Poyntz 0-1
Moortown scorers – Peter Devlin 0-2, Packie Quinn 0-1, Ryan Kelly 0-1
Edendork 3-6 Trillick 2-12
Trillick picked up only their second win of the campaign when they secured two crucial points away to Edendork for a result that lifted them off the foot off the table and halted the St.Malachys’ recent mini-revival.
The St.Macartans got off to a dream start when Richard Donnelly took a pass from his brother Mattie to score a third minute goal.
Edendork hit back in the ninth minute when Darren McCurry made no mistake from the penalty spot after Trillick were penalised for a foot block on Niall Morgan.
Trillick then enjoyed a purple patch with Mattie Donnelly, Emmett McFadden and Niall Gormley all getting points and teenager Daire Gallagher profiting on a defensive mix up to score a goal.
The St.Malachys were in trouble but in the final minute of the half a mistake from Trillick keeper Joe Maguire allowed Brian McGuckin to find the net from close range to cut the deficit to three.
Patrick Donnelly and Karl McGuckin traded points with McFadden and Daniel McDonald in the third quarter but a run of four unanswered scores put Trillick out of sight before an injury time McCurry 45 went straight to the net.
Edendork scorers – Darren McCurry 2-2, Brian McGuckin 1-1, Patrick Donnelly 0-2, Karl McGuckin 0-1
Trillick scorers – Richard Donnelly 1-2, Daire Gallagher 1-1, Niall Gormley 0-3, Emmett McFadden 0-2, Mattie Donnelly 0-1, Shane Gormley 0-1, Daniel McDonald 0-1, Stephen O’Donnell 0-1
Errigal Ciaran 3-11 Ardboe 0-8
This was billed as one of the games of the day in the top flight between two sides who are chasing a league semi-final spot, but Errigal Ciaran ran out comfortable winners thanks to thanks to a third quarter scoring burst when they hit 2-5 without reply.
The game was only on two minutes when Peter Harte surged through the middle of the Ardboe defence before offloading for Neil McGarvey to score a goal.
The Rossas responded with points from Frank McGuigan, Brian McGuigan and Mattie Bell, but efforts from Harte and Bryan Horisk enabled the hosts to lead 1-4 to 0-4 at halftime.
In the opening moments of the second period, Ronan McRory scored a second Errigal goal and after Tommy Canavan and Caolan Tierney had got points a Harte major virtually ended the game as a contest.
Ardboe substitute Michael Hagan scored all four of their second half points but his efforts proved to be in vain.
Errigal Ciaran scorers – Tommy Canavan 0-4, Peter Harte 1-1, Neil McGarvey 1-0, Ronan McRory 1-0, Caolan Tierney 0-2, Bryan Horisk 0-1, Rory McCann 0-1, Ciaran McGinley 0-1, Darren Canavan 0-1
Ardboe scorers – Michael Hagan 0-4, Mattie Bell 0-2, Frank McGuigan 0-1, Brian McGuigan 0-1
Killyclogher 1-10 Eglish 0-14
Having recently beaten Dromore on their home patch Killyclogher were fancied to collect another two points and continue their push for a semi-final spot. But Eglish didn’t read the script with a fine display for a result that lifted them out of the bottom five in the table.
Things looked to be going according to the formbook as Killyclogher established an early advantage thanks to points from James Carlin, Simon O’Neill and Leo Meenan coupled with a goal from Meenan.
Eglish hit back with scores from Peter McCann and half back duo Ryan McKenna and Padraig Martin to keep them in contention. I
n the third quarter McCann, Ciaran Colton and Conal McNulty helped Eglish take the lead before a last minute Meenan free levelled matters.
It looked like ending in a stalemate until substitute Shane McCann proved to be the match winner for the St.Patricks three minutes into injury time.
Killyclogher scorers – Leo Meenan 1-6, James Carlin 0-2, Simon O’Neill 0-1, Conor Hegarty 0-1
Eglish scorers – Peter McCann 0-7, Conal McNulty 0-2, Ciaran Colton 0-2, Ryan McKenna 0-1, Padraig Martin 0-1, Shane McCann 0-1
Omagh 0-5 Derrylaughan 1-7
A brilliant first half display during which they scored all bar one of their tally, despite playing against the wind helped lay the foundations for a shock but fully merited win for Derrylaughan at Healy Park.
The home side welcomed back Justin McMahon from injury but throughout the sixty minutes they were forced to play second fiddle to a Kevin Barrys side who all but ensured their status and have now their sights set on a semi-final place. Ciaran Quinn and Fergal McAliskey had early points for the visitors before Jason McAnulla got one of only two first half scores for the St.Endas.
In the 18th minute McAliskey expertly tucked a penalty past keeper Ryan Clarke after he had been fouled himself and when Stephen McGrath, Sean Robinson and Quinn added points they led 1-6 to 0-2 at the interval.
Omagh had their fair share of possession in the second half but, after a second minute point from Conor O’Donnell, they missed several chances and, while Barry Tierney then ended their barren spell, it was too little too late - with McAliskey knocking over a late free to confirm a double scores victory for the Loughshore men.
Omagh scorers – Conor O’Donnell 0-2, Jason McAnulla 0-1, Barry Tierney 0-1, Paddy Doherty 0-1
Derrylaughan scorers – Fergal McAliskey 1-3, Ciaran Quinn 0-2, Stephen McGrath 0-1, Sean Robinson 0-1
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Wednesday 19 June 2013
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