Winning start for Aghaloo, but early setback for Killyman
Aghaloo 1-15 Tattyreagh 1-11
Aghaloo produced a blistering final twenty minutes as they came from behind to beat Tattyreagh to get their division three campaign off to a perfect start.
The visitors had the better off things in the first half and they were full value for their 0-9 to 0-5 interval lead courtesy of points from Conor Taggart, Kevin Gallagher and Sean Cartin, Gerard McCaughey and Kevin O’Gorman among the Aghaloo marksmen.
Seven minutes into the second period Taggart found the net and when Barry Montgomery tagged on a point in the next attack they appeared to be well on their way to victory. That’s when Aghaloo really cut loose as they hit 1-8 without reply, Stephen Donnelly notching seven points and his nephew Tiarnan getting the only goal.
The Tattyreagh challenge completely faded and a disappointing afternoon ended for them when midfielder Ciaran Harkin was straight red carded five minutes from time.
Aghaloo scorers – Stephen Donnelly 0-7, Tiarnan Donnelly 1-1, Kevin O’Gorman 0-2, Niall Henderson 0-1, Brian McKenna 0-1, Rory McGlone 0-1, Gerard McCaughey 0-1, Martin McCarron 0-1
Tattyreagh scorers – Conor Taggart 1-4, Kevin Gallagher 0-3, Sean Cartin 0-1, Adrian Harley 0-1, Barry Montgomery 0-1, Damian Mullan 0-1
Dregish 2-9 Drumragh 0-9
Despite having home advantage, Dregish weren’t fancied to take anything from this game but they didn’t read the script as a strong opening half hour laid the foundations for a richly deserved success against Drumragh.
The sides share the opening half a dozen points with Tom Murphy and Daniel Strain on target for their respective sides before the hosts assumed control. Strain fired in a goal and just before the interval the same player won a penalty which Fergus McCrossan converted for a 2-4 to 0-3 advantage.
Shane Cleary and Mark Catterson traded points on the resumption as did Gareth Starrs and Jonathan Doherty before two well struck frees from distance from Paul Maguire threatened a comeback from the Sarsfields.
The home side were always able to keep their opponents at arms length, however, with Catterson getting another couple of points and considering they won only two league games last season this was a great result for them.
Dregish scorers – Mark Catterson 0-4, Daniel Strain 1-1, Fergus McCrossan 1-0, Eamon McGovern 0-1, Cathal Rodgers 0-1, Jonathan Doherty 0-1, Peter McCrossan 0-1
Drumragh scorers – Tom Murphy 0-3, Paul Maguire 0-2, Gareth Starrs 0-2, Gareth McGrath 0-1, Shane Cleary 0-1
Beragh 0-12 Drumquin 1-10
An early second half goal from James Winters helped turn the tide in favour of the visitors as they left St.Marys Park with the points in the bag after having the minimum to spare over a battling Beragh side.
The Red Knights certainly began as though they meant business and within a dozen minutes they had hit five unanswered points with Martin Rodgers and Christopher Devlin getting a couple each and Eddie Molloy also on target.
Drumquin gradually got a foothold in the game with Ryan McCallion, Frank McAlynn and Paul McLaughlin all registering but efforts from Dan Boyle and Rodgers enabled Beragh to lead 0-9 to 0-6 at halftime.
The only goal arrived in the 37th minute when Barry Gormley and Liam Patterson combined to send Winters on his way and he finished in style past Paddy Kelly to level matters.
Rodgers knocked over another free but it was the Wolfe Tones who now had the momentum and scores from McCallion, McAlynn and substitute Damian Aiken gave them victory.
Beragh scorers – Martin Rodgers 0-6, Christopher Devlin 0-2, Eddie Molloy 0-1, Dan Boyle 0-1, Mark Franey 0-1, Ryan O’Keefe 0-1
Drumquin scorers – James Winters 1-1, Ryan McCallion 0-3, Frank McAlynn 0-3, Paul McLaughlin 0-1, Barry Gormley 0-1, Damian Aiken 0-1
Clogher 1-14 Killyman 0-12
Teenager Daire Kavanagh was the star of the show as Clogher took the spoils against Killyman in a keenly contested encounter at St.Patricks Park.
The Omagh CBS student finished with an impressive ten points to his name including all six of his side’s first half scores.
Killyman shaded the opening period with the help of points from Enda McGahan, Caolan Morgan, Michael Donnelly and Ryan Hughes.
On the restart Donnelly and Paul McVeigh both split the posts as Killyman doubled their interval advantage to lead 0-10 to 0-6 but then things all went wrong for the St.Marys.
The Eire Ogs took their game to a different level with Kavanagh and Mark Bogue contributing eight points between them with Barry McKenna getting the all important goal twelve minutes from time. Killyman had a couple of late points from McGahan but by that stage the hosts had the spoils in the bag.
Clogher scorers – Daire Kavanagh 0-10, Mark Bogue 0-3, Barry McKenna 1-0, Paul Tierney 0-1
Killyman scorers – Enda McGahan 0-4, Michael Donnelly 0-2, Caolan Morgan 0-2, Ciaran McGahan 0-1, Ryan McKenna 0-1, Ciaran Og Hughes 0-1, Paul McVeigh 0-1
Owen Roe O’Neills 1-9 Errigal Ciaran Thirds 1-9
Owen Roes finished joint bottom of the table last season, while Errigal Ciaran Thirds narrowly missed out on the promotion play-offs but it was the Dunmoyle men who required a late equaliser after getting off to a great start.
Michael Harte had the ball in the Owen Roes’ net after only three minutes but the hosts responded with a major through Kieran Kelly. Peter Loughran and Ronan Tierney both had a brace each for the visitors who led 1-6 to 1-4 at halftime. Michael and Mark
Harte grabbed third quarter points for Errigal but Owen Roes stayed in touch through Andy Devine and Mark Kelly before Stephen Kelly put them on the verge of a surprise victory.
With just two minutes left Tierney spared the visitors blushes with an equaliser on a day when Owen Roes demonstrated that they may now well be a tougher proposition.
Owen Roes scorers – Kieran Kelly 1-1, Andy Devine 0-3, Mark Kelly 0-3, Kevin O’Neill 0-1, Stephen Kelly 0-1
Errigal Ciaran scorers – Michael Harte 1-2, Ronan Tierney 0-3, Peter Loughran 0-2, Mark Harte 0-1, Fintan Kelly 0-1
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Saturday 25 May 2013
Temperature: 8 C to 15 C
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Temperature: 8 C to 15 C
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