Division 1 Midweek Roundup
O’Neill’s All County Football League Division 1
Carrickmore St Colmcille’s 2-12 V Greencastle St Patrick’s 1-6
Ardboe O’Donovan Rossa 0-15 V Coalisland Fianna 2-8
Cookstown FrRocks 0-6 V Clonoe O’Rahilly’s 4-17
Derrylaughan Kevin Barry’s 3-8 V Errigal Ciaran 2-12
Donaghmore St Patrick’s 0-15 V Moortown St Malachy’s 0-5
Killyclogher St Mary’s 1-9 V Dromore St Dympna’s 1-9
Moy Tír na nÓg 0-14 V Eglish St Patrick’s 1-9
Omagh St Enda’s 1-13 V Trillick St Macartan’s 0-8
Greencastle made the short journey across to neighbours Carrickmore and found the going tough during the opening thirty minutes as they found themselves trailing 0-7 to 0-2 at the break. Mark Donnelly, Kevin Mc Nally, Caolan Daly and Benny Martin were all on target for the home side while Greencastle’s two points came from frees scored by Mark Carson and Marty Conway. Things did not improve for the visitors during the second half as the home side produced a fine team display to win 2-12 to 1-6 with their goals coming from Kevin Mc Nally and Caolan Daly. Daly also landed a few points while Enda Clarke’s goal for the visitors was scant consolation as the game ended in a double score victory for the table toppers.
Killyclogher led Dromore at one stage 1-6 to 0-2 following a fine goal from Conor Meenan and points from James Carlin but the whole dynamic of the first half changed in the few minutes leading up to the break. The home side had full back Niall Bradley sent off and then conceded a penalty with both transgressions being punished with Dromore scoring 1-1 to leave the half time score Killyclogher 1-6, Dromore 1-3. Dermot Carlin was outstanding during the opening half for the home side.
The start of the second half saw Dromore land the first three points with Ciaran Mc Coy and Collie Mc Crory showing well for the visitors. By the twentieth minute of the half Dromore were ahead by one when James Carlin finally landed Killyclogher’s first score of the second period. Dromore continued to make use of the extra man and Colm Mc Cullagh put them two ahead before receiving a second yellow card for persistent fouling. Tiernan Mc Cann closed the gap and then in a hectic finish with his side trailing by one point the same player launched a long range free that resulted in Dermy Carlin being fouled and James Carlin landing the leveller to end the game 1-9 apiece.
Omagh led Trillick 0-6 to 0-4 at the break as both sides produced a fine opening half of football at Healy Park. Mattie Donnelly landed two early scores for the visitors and could have been further ahead when Shane Gormley missed an open goal chance on eight minutes. The home side soon settled however and were ahead by the tenth minute following points from Conan Grugan, Justin Mc Mahon and Cathal Mc Carron. Mc Mahon’s point was a fabulous strike from the sideline that would have graced any game. Another Matty Donnelly point left in all square after twenty minutes before Joe Mc Mahon and Richard Donnelly exchanged scores to leave the sides level again on twenty four minutes. However the home side rallied before the half time whistle to lead 0-6 to 0-4 at the break with late scores from Mc Carron and Grugan. Indeed Trillick could have been ahead at the short whistle when Richard Donnelly failed to hit the target when through one on one with the keeper just before the half time whistle sounded.
Omagh dominated the second half in spite of the visitors opening the scoring through Richard Donnelly. A goal from Cathal Mc Carron on eleven minutes and points from the same player plus Ronan and Shane O’Neill extended Omagh’s lead and they cruised to an impressive 1-13 to 0-7 win and two very valuable points.
Ardboe were a point ahead at the break at home to Coalisland 0-8 to 1-4 in a close and very competitive game at Michael Coney Park. The home side led 5-3after fourteen minutes with scores from Kyle Coney and Frank Mc Guigan but a Tiernan O’Hagan goal put the visitors ahead by a point. The Island added another point before Ardboe hit three unanswered scores from Ciaran Campbell, Nishy O’Neill and Frank Mc Guigan to lead by two with half time approaching. The Fianna did manage to narrow the gap to one by the time the short whistle sounded. The second half was also a nip and tuck affair with Frank Mc Guigan leading the way in scores and a late Nishy O’Neill score ensured a narrow but deserved win for the home side as the game finished 0-15 to 2-8 for Ardboe.
Clonoe had a facile 4-17 to 0-6 win over a very disappointing Cookstown side tonight. The visitors had a substantial lead by the break with Ryan T O’neill hitting the net and points from Steven Mc Nulty, PJ Lavery and Stevie Mc Aliskey to lead 1-8 to 0-2 at the break. It got no better for the home side in the second half with Clonoe landing three more goals through Conor Mc Aliskey and two from PJ Lavery to win comfortably. Marty Murray entered the game for Cookstown eight minutes from the end and landed his side’s last three scores but the home side had the look of a team resigned to their fate.
Moy and Eglish played out a really competitive derby battle tonight before the home side edged it by two points 0-14 to 1-9. County men Sean Cavanagh and Philip Jordan were in excellent form for the winners while Peter Mallon top scored for his side with 0-4. Moy were leading 0-8 to 0-5 heading towards the break when Eglish landed a goal and a point to lead at the short whistle. However the home team knuckled down in the second half with Karol Mc Quaid prominent and Tommy Mc Nicholl outstanding at full back. Kieran and Gregory Jordan and Caolan Daly battled gamely for their side but could not prevent Moy securing two massive points. Both teams finished the game with thirteen men each following a tussle late in the game.
Donaghmore had a very comfortable ten point win over Moortown at home tonight on a score line of 0-15 to 0-5. The Village lads made full use of the breeze in the first half to build up a nine point lead 0-10 to a single point with Shane Mulgrew and Mark Falloon among the points. Richard and Mark Hetherington were also on target and by the break the game was as good as over as a contest. In fairness to the visitors they mounted something of a comeback in the second half hitting four points in a row through Quinn,Crozier, Muldoon and Mc Lernon but Kelvin Hughes and Matthew Mc Gahan turned the tide for the home side as Mc Gahan and Shane Mulgrew landed the last five points of the night to earn a valuable two points for Donaghmore.
Derrylaughan went down at home tonight to Errigal Ciaran by a single point after an enthralling sixty minutes football. A first half goal from Ciaran Quinn was added to by goals from Kevin Coary and Colm Robinson after the break. The Kevin Barry’s added points through Shea Coney and Ciaran Gervin but couldn’t peg back Errigal as a late free from Peter Harte meant they held on for a one point win. Final score – Derrylaughan 3-8 Errigal Ciaran 2-12