Last gasp draw for Moortown

Conor McAliskey celebrates his third goal for Clonoe INTT1612-145JS
Conor McAliskey celebrates his third goal for Clonoe INTT1612-145JS
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Clonoe 4-10 Killyclogher 4-8

Conor McAliskey was the star of the show in an extraordinary game at O’Rahilly Park as the home side held off a second half fightback from Killyclogher to take the spoils, results elsewhere still leave the visitors safe despite this defeat.

The O’Rahillys dominated the opening thirty minutes as they established a 4-5 to 1-2 lead with McAliskey scoring a hat trick of goals and Paul Coney also finding the net, Simon O’Neill with a Killyclogher major in the closing stages of the half. In the third quarter the St.Marys hit back with points from Leo Meenan and James Carlin with the latter also grabbing a goal.

McAliskey though took his personal haul to a very impressive 3-7 as Clonoe continued to dictate the pace of the game. In the closing ten minutes Killyclogher came with a late rally which yielded goals from Conor Meenan and Ryan O’Neill but their efforts just came up short.

Clonoe scorers – Conor McAliskey 3-7, Paul Coney 1-1, Packie Hughes 0-1, Ryan T O’Neill 0-1

Killyclogher scorers – James Carlin 1-2, Simon O’Neill 1-1, Conor Meenan 1-0, Ryan O’Neill 1-0, Leo Meenan 0-2, Niall McFadden 0-2, Thomas Flanagan 0-1

Errigal Ciaran 4-12 Edendork 2-11

Newly crowned County champions Errigal Ciaran didn’t field one player from their final success over Dromore six days earlier but they still proved too strong for struggling Edendork at Dunmoyle to keep their double hopes on track.

The St.Malachys got off to a great start with a fifth minute John McGuckin goal but that was as good as it got for them. Two quick fire goals from Stephen McRory and John Kelly put the hosts in control and while Darren McCurry kicked four points a goal major from the boot of Patrick McDermott left Errigal Ciaran 3-5 to 1-6 in front at halftime.

Ryan Lynch and Micheal McCann traded points with McCurry and Niall Morgan on the restart before Kelly got Errigal’s fourth goal of the afternoon. Lynch and Sean Mellon tagged on points and while Edendork had the final say of the game with a Morgan goal it was only academic at that stage.

Errigal Ciaran scorers – John Kelly 2-0, Patrick McDermott 1-2, Ryan Lynch 0-4, Stephen McRory 1-0, Sean Mellon 0-2, Micheal McCann 0-2, Shane Hackett 0-1, Niall Ward 0-1

Edendork scorers – Darren McCurry 0-6, Niall Morgan 1-2, John McGuckin 1-1, Stephen Gervin 0-1, Brian McGuckin 0-1

Moortown 0-11 Kildress 1-8

Ryan Kelly came to Moortown’s rescue with a last minute equaliser as they shared the spoils with Kildress in this battle of the bottom two at the Loughshore on Saturday afternoon.

The Wolfe Tones looked as though they were going to edge the verdict but Kelly’s point saved Moortown from division two and leaves everything to play for in the last round of fixtures.

It was Moortown who looked the better side early on with Padraig Hagan and Kelly scoring points but a Gabhan Treacy goal coupled with points from Frank McGurk and Mickey Gillespie enabled the Wolfe Tones to lead 1-4 to 0-5 at the short whistle.

Daniel Kelly and Mark Crozier had Moortown points in the third quarter but a McGurk brace kept the visitors’ noses in front. With time running out Tony Quinn scored twice for the St.Malachys to level matters but with a minute to go a Damian Kelly effort looked like being the winner.

That’s when Kelly came to the rescue of the home side and while both teams had chances to win it after that a draw was a fair result in the end.

Moortown scorers – Ryan Kelly 0-6, Tony Quinn 0-2, Padraig Hagan 0-1, Daniel Kelly 0-1, Mark Crozier 0-1

Kildress scorers – Frank McGurk 0-4, Gabhan Treacy 1-0, Damian Kelly 0-2, Matthew Heagney 0-1, Mickey Gillespie 0-1

Trillick 0-22 Derrylaughan 2-8

When they needed a big performance at Donnelly Park, the home side finally delivered with an impressive display against Derrylaughan to ensure their top flight status for next season and deal a blow to the Kevin Barrys hopes of reaching the league semi finals.

Niall Gormley, Paddy Corry and Mattie Donnelly had early points for Trillick before a 16th minute Shea Coney goal took Derrylaughan back into contention. Richard Donnelly and Gormley then landed five points between them and that helped them establish a 0-12 to 1-5 interval advantage.

Eoin Gormley and Fergal McAliskey traded points on the resumption before Coney’s second goal four minutes into the second half left only the minimum between the two sides.

It was at that stage that Trillick hit a purple patch that effectively won them the game as they landed eight points on the trot from the likes of Shane Gormley, Daniel McDonnell, Daire Gallagher and Richard Donnelly to run out comfortable winners.

Trillick scorers – Richard Donnelly 0-5, Niall Gormley 0-5, Shane Gormley 0-3, Daniel McDonnell 0-2, Paddy Corry 0-1, Mattie Donnelly 0-1, Eoin Gormley 0-1, Emmett McFadden 0-1, Daire Gallagher 0-1, Rory Brennan 0-1, Cathair McCann 0-1

Derrylaughan scorers – Shea Coney 2-0, Fergal McAliskey 0-4, Ciaran Quinn 0-2, Ciaran Gervin 0-1, Liam Gervin 0-1

Ardboe 1-13 Eglish 2-11

With the game in injury time this contest at Coney Park looked set to end in a stalemate until former Tyrone player Brendan Donnelly proved to be the Eglish hero with a priceless winner for a result that keeps the St.Patricks in the top flight for next season.

There was little between the two sides throughout and it was the visitors who edged the first half 1-7 to 1-6 with Peter McCann getting their goal with Ciaran Colton and Damian Jordan among the points, Frank McGuigan with the Rossas’ major with Ryan Quinn, Michael Hagan and Brian McGuigan also on target. Shea McGuigan, Hagan, Sean McKillion and McCann had points for their respective sides at the start of the second half before Eglish got their second goal when Gregory Jordan converted a penalty.

Ardboe responded through Hagan and Shea McGuigan and they looked set for a point until Donnelly got that late winner.

Ardboe scorers – Michael Hagan 0-5, Shea McGuigan 0-3, Frank McGuigan 1-0, Brian McGuigan 0-2, Ryan Quinn 0-2, John Devlin 0-1

Eglish scorers – Peter McCann 1-2, Gregory Jordan 1-2, Brendan Donnelly 0-2, Damian Jordan 0-1, Matthew Jordan 0-1, Ciaran Colton 0-1, Martin McCann 0-1, Sean McKillion 0-1

Greencastle 1-8 Donaghmore 1-7

With a quarter of an hour left to play Donaghmore looked set for an impressive away victory which would have kept alive their slim hopes of reaching the league semi finals but Greencastle came with a strong finish hitting 1-2 without reply to get the victory that they required to banish any fears that they would be dragged into a relegation scrap.

It was honours even 0-5 each at the break with the on song Mark Carson hitting all but one of his side’s scores, Mark Hetherington, Niall McKenna and defender Sean McCaul with scores for the visitors.

Substitute Shane Coyle put the home side in front in the early stages of the second period but, a Shane Mulgrew brace coupled with an Aidan McCloskey goal put the visitors in control.

They failed to score again though and after Martin Conway had scored a goal the same player popped up with the winner from a free three minutes from time.

Greencastle scorers – Martin Conway 1-2, Mark Carson 0-4, Shane Coyle 0-1, Niall Holywood 0-1

Donaghmore scorers – Aidan McCloskey 1-1, Shane Mulgrew 0-3, Mark Hetherington 0-1, Niall McKenna 0-1, Sean McCaul 0-1

Coalisland 1-14 Dromore 0-10

Coalisland made it fourteen wins out of fourteen when they had seven points to spare at Father Campbell Park over a Dromore side who were no doubt still suffering from their championship final defeat at the hands of Errigal Ciaran.

The St.Dympnas started as if they were showing no ill effects with Niall Sludden, Eoin McCusker and Tommy McCarron all registering points before Paddy McNiece and half back Stephen McNally responded for the Fianna.

The hosts then lost McNiece to injury but points from Paudie Hampsey, Stephen Curran, Brian Toner and Plunkett Kane helped them lead shade the opening period 0-7 to 0-6.

Coalisland had the first four points of the second half with Tiarnan O’Hagan getting a couple of them to leave them in a comfortable position. Toner and Hampsey added to their advantage but with only six minutes left to play Dromore had reduced the deficit to four thanks to efforts from Ciaran McCoy, McCusker and Conor O’Neill.

With time running out Coalisland made sure of victory when Kane scored a goal at the second attempt after his penalty had been saved.

Coalisland scorers – Plunkett Kane 1-2, Paddy McNiece 0-2, Tiarnan O’Hagan 0-2, Brian Toner 0-2, Paudie Hampsey 0-2, Gerard Toner 0-2, Stephen Curran 0-1, Stephen McNally 0-1

Dromore scorers – Eoin McCusker 0-4, Conor O’Neill 0-2, Niall Sludden 0-2, Tommy McCarron 0-1, Ciaran McCoy 0-1

Omagh 3-14 Carrickmore 1-10

Omagh made sure of their place in the league semi finals thanks to this impressive win at Healy Park against a Carrickmore side who had nothing at stake on the day.

Midfielder Conan Grugan sent the St.Endas on their way to victory with a couple of early points and they never looked back. Cormac O’Neill, Jason McAnulla and centre half forward Martin Flannagan all found the net for the home side in a fine all round team performance.

Finbar Magill, Mark Donnelly, Stephen McAleer and Conall Travers all had points for the understrengh St.Colmcilles while Paul McAleer got their goal.

Omagh were always able to keep their opponents at arms length with McAnulla, O’Neill and Conor O’Donnell all contributing a number of points on the day.

Omagh scorers – Jason McAnulla 1-4, Cormac O’Neill 1-2, Conor O’Donnell 0-4, Conan Grugan 0-3, Martin Flanagan 1-0, Joe McMahon 0-1

Carrickmore scorers – Finbar Magill 0-4, Paul McAleer 1-1, Mark Donnelly 0-2, Stephen McAleer 0-2, Conall Travers 0-1