Carmen get off the mark

Ardboe 2-9 Errigal Ciaran 0-12

This contest at Coney Park was only thirty seconds old when Eugene Martin found the visitors net and that score still separated the two sides at the final whistle as County champions Errigal Ciaran experienced defeat for the first time this season.

Peter Harte, making his return from injury, opened Errigal’s account while Tommy Canavan converted a couple of frees but it was the Rossas who led 1-5 to 0-6 at the interval with Shay McGuigan and Michael Hagan grabbing points.

Coney and McGuigan both scored again within four minutes of the restart before Canavan, Ryan Lynch and Eoin Quinn responded for the Dunmoyle-based men.

With ten minutes left on the clock a sideline ball in from Coney saw the towering John McConville get on the end of it to palm to the net past keeper John Devine and while Harte had two late points that second major proved decisive.

Ardboe scorers – Kyle Coney 0-4, Shay McGuigan 0-3, Eugene Martin 1-0, John McConville 1-0, Gavin Teague 0-1, Michael Hagan 0-1

Errigal Ciaran scorers – Tommy Canavan 0-3, Peter Harte 0-3, Ryan Lynch 0-2, Ciaran McGinley 0-1, Stefan Tierney 0-1, Eoin Quinn 0-1, Enda McGinley 0-1

Omagh 3-10 Greencastle 1-6

A first glance at this final score line from Healy Park would suggest that Omagh had it easy against Greencastle but nothing could be further from the truth with all three goals from the St.Endas coming in the final six minutes of the contest.

Sean Warnock put Sean Teague’s charges in front after only eighteen seconds but three points from the boot of Conan Grugan with a couple from Ryan McBride saw the home side lead at the short whistle.

Ronan O’Neill and Grugan had early second half points but then Greencastle hit back with points from Mark Carson and Warnock and a goal from substitute Darren McKenna before Cathair McCullagh levelled matters.

That proved to be their last score however as Omagh finished with a bang with Cormac O’Neill, Paddy Doherty and Jason McAnulla all getting late majors as they maintained their early season one hundred percent record.

Omagh scorers – Conan Grugan 0-5, Jason McAnulla 1-1, Cormac O’Neill 1-0, Paddy Doherty 1-0, Ronan O’Neill 0-2, Ryan McBride 0-2

Greencastle scorers – Darren McKenna 1-0, Sean Warnock 0-2, Mark Carson 0-2, John McCullagh 0-1, Cathair McCullagh 0-1

Clonoe 0-9 Carrickmore 0-15

Going into this game Carrickmore found themselves in the unusual position of having no league points from two outings but they got off the mark here in style at O’Rahilly Park when beating the defending champions.

The home side had the wind at their backs in the first half but it was Carrickmore who turned around with their noses in front thanks to points from Martin Penrose, Finbar Magill and Kevin McNally, midfielder Stephen McNulty with a trio of scores for the home side with Paul Coney and Conor McAliskey getting a brace each.

Inside the opening minute of the second half defender Sean Hughes levelled the argument but amazingly that proved to be their last score of the afternoon. The St.Colmcilles at last found a bit of form with county attacker Penrose landing another three points and Barry Daly making an impact when coming off the bench with a couple of points as well.

Clonoe scorers – Stephen McNulty 0-3, Sean Hughes 0-2, Conor McAliskey 0-2, Paul Coney 0-2

Carrickmore scorers – Martin Penrose 0-5, Paul McAleer 0-2, Barry Daly 0-2, Mickey Donaghy 0-1, James Rafferty 0-1, Kevin McNally 0-1, Caolan Daly 0-1, Conor Gormley 0-1, Finbar Magill 0-1

Trillick 0-14 Moy 0-10

At the third time of asking Trillick got their first victory of the season when they came from three points down at the break to beat a battling Moy side.

Paddy Corry gave the St.Macartans the lead in the first minute of the game but with Paul Rouse [5] and Sean Cavanagh [3] in fine form the sky blues established a 0-8 to 0-5 lead, Richard Donnelly with a couple for the home side.

It took Moy twenty two minutes to open their second half account via a Eunan Deeney free by which time the hosts had turned things around with Richard Donnelly scoring three times. Moy were still well in contention but another scoring burst from the Reds yielded points from Corry, Niall Gormley and the Donnelly brothers Richard and Mattie to see them over the finish line.

Trillick scorers – Richard Donnelly 0-5, Paddy Corry 0-3, Niall Gormley 0-2, Gary McKenna 0-1, Niall Donnelly 0-1, Daire Gallagher 0-1, Mattie Donnelly 0-1

Moy scorers – Paul Rouse 0-5, Sean Cavanagh 0-3, Eunan Deeney 0-1, Ryan Mellon 0-1

Eglish 0-7 Dromore 0-12

Eglish have made a great start to the season but their third tough game in a row also finished in their first defeat as Dromore made it three wins on the spin in a contest that saw both sides finish with fourteen men.

Paddy Montague and Colm McCullagh had opening quarter points for the St.Dympnas but it was Eglish who led 0-5 to 0-3 at halftime with Gregory Jordan and Peter McCann scoring twice each.

In the first minute of the second half Eglish had Jonathan Jordan sent off for a second yellow card offence by Castlederg referee Brian McCallion, the same fate having happened to former Tyrone defender Ryan McMenamin in first half injury time.

A McCann free stretched the St.Patrick’s lead but hey then went over twenty minutes without registering again. During that spell the visitors hit five points in a row from Montague, Ruairi Sludden and McCullagh to take the spoils.

Eglish scorers – Peter McCann 0-4, Gregory Jordan 0-2, Michael Jordan 0-1

Dromore scorers – Paddy Montague 0-5, Colm McCullagh 0-3, Niall Sludden 0-2, Ruairi Sludden 0-2

Killyclogher 1-8 Cookstown 0-9

The opening score of this contest ultimately proved to be the decisive one as Killyclogher entered the winners enclosure for the first time this season at the expense of Cookstown.

County panellist Tiarnan McCann was the scorer after getting on the end of a Leo Meenan cross to punch home. Cookstown though fought back to lead 0-6 to 1-2 at halftime with Christopher Eastwood accounted for half their tally and John Gilmour and Owen Mulligan also on target.

Mulligan and Eastwood traded points with the Meenans Leo and Conor in the third quarter before Thomas Flanagan levelled matters.

Leo Meenan and Eastwood again both proved reliable from frees but with the contest looking like it might end in a stalemate Conor Meenan and O’Neill both popped up with precious late scores.

Killyclogher scorers – Simon O’Neill 0-3, Tiarnan McCann 1-0, Leo Meenan 0-2, Conor Meenan 0-2, Thomas Flanagan 0-1

Cookstown scorers – Christopher Eastwood 0-5, Owen Mulligan 0-2, John Gilmore 0-1, Conor Mullan 0-1

Augher 1-17 Donaghmore 3-5

Augher picked up their first points since their return to senior football when an impressive first half display helped lay the foundations for a good victory over Donaghmore at Father Hackett Park.

Liam Connolly gave them the lead inside forty seconds and by the break they had chalked up 1-8 with Jamie Donnelly getting a goal and a couple of points with Daire Kavanagh and Kevin Hackett on target as well, Shane Mulgrew with both Donaghmore scores.

Dara Donnelly and Kavanagh increased that lead but then at the end of the third quarter Mulgrew and midfielder Kelvin Hughes scored two goals in as many minutes for the visitors.

Jamie Donnelly, Kavanagh and Jarlath Daly got three points in a row for the hosts before Mulgrew got his second major of the afternoon. To their credit though Augher didn’t panic and points from Kavanagh, Jamie Donnelly and Raymond McElroy finally saw them get off the mark.

Augher scorers – Jamie Donnelly 1-4, Daire Kavanagh 0-5, Dara Donnelly 0-3, Liam Connolly 0-1, Aidan McElroy 0-1, Kevin Hackett 0-1, Jarlath Daly 0-1, Raymond McElroy 0-1

Donaghmore scorers – Shane Mulgrew 2-3, Kelvin Hughes 1-0, Deasun Quinn 0-1, Gary Hetherington 0-1