O’Rahilly’s edge Barry’s

Owen Mulligan had another excellent game for Cookstown. TT4609-713DCA
Owen Mulligan had another excellent game for Cookstown. TT4609-713DCA
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Dromore returned to the top of the division one table in emphatic style when they cruised to victory at Moy for a result that leaves the home side hovering just above relegation.

It took the hosts twenty-six minutes to open their account via a Paul Rouse free by which time the writing was already on the wall. Paddy Montague and Sean McNabb had both hit a brace of points each while corner back Fabian O’Neill got a goal as they scored the first 1-6 of the game.

Anthony Rafferty had the opening point of the second half for Moy but after that they were blitzed by the St.Dympnas. Conor O’Neill, Ruairi Sludden, Sean O’Neill and Sean McDonnell all found the net with Moy’s only response coming from Rouse and Ryan Mellon as the visitors won with plenty to spare.

Moy scorers – Paul Rouse 0-4, Anthony Rafferty 0-2, Ryan Mellon 0-1

Dromore scorers – Conor O’Neill 1-2, Paddy Montague 0-4, Sean McDonnell 1-1, Fabian O’Neill 1-0, Ruairi Sludden 1-0, Sean O’Neill 1-0, Sean McNabb 0-2, Eoin McCusker 0-2, Emmett O’Neill 0-1

Carrickmore are a side who are full of confidence at the moment and that was very much evident at Father Campbell Park on Saturday afternoon as they blitzed Coalisland to keep well in the hunt for a place in the league semi finals.

Straight from the throw in Ronan McNally fed Mickey Gallagher who shot to the net past Johnny Curran for a lead that they were never to lose. Mickey Donaghy, Conor Daly and Barry Daly all added points and while the Fianna finished the half strongly with scores from Gerard Toner, Stephen Curran and Martin Doherty they still had it all to do in the second period.

Paul McAleer, Barry Daly and Donaghy increased the St.Colmcilles’ advantage on the resumption before Doherty opened Coalisland’s account. Carrickmore were a side who meant business and Gallagher, Mickey McCallan and Donaghy all tagged on points for a comprehensive win.

Coalisland scorers – Gerard Toner 0-3, Martin Doherty 0-2, Paudie Hamsey 0-1, Niall Fox 0-1, Kyle Proctor 0-1, Stephen Curran 0-1

Carrickmore scorers – Mickey Gallagher 1-3, Mickey Donaghy 0-4, Barry Daly 0-4, Paul McAleer 0-2, Conor Daly 0-1, Eoin Hughes 0-1, Ronan Mullan 0-1, Mickey McCallan 0-1

For the second week running Ardboe conceded a last gasp equaliser as Cookstown collected a precious point to keep their top four aspirations alive and deny the Rossas a share of the leadership in the table.

Brian McGuigan, Thomas Wylie, Owen Mulligan and Raymond Mulgrew were among the points for their respective sides before an 18th minute Michael Cassidy goal left the home side 1-5 to 0-6 in front at the turnover.

Two minutes into the second half Ardboe were dealt a blow when they had defender Gavin Teague sent off for a second yellow card offence by Brocagh referee Donal Dorman. Scores proved difficult to come by in the second half and after Christopher Eastwood and Tommy McGuigan had traded points a Mulligan free three minutes from time concluded the scoring.

Ardboe scorers – Michael Cassidy 1-1, Brian McGuigan 0-2, Thomas Wylie 0-1, Shay McGuigan 0-1, Nishy O’Neill 0-1, Tommy McGuigan 0-1

Cookstown scorers – Owen Mulligan 0-5, Christopher Eastwood 0-3, Raymond Mulgrew 0-2

Omagh put their recent indifferent league form behind them to grab a good result at Father Hackett Park against Augher despite the fact that they were missing their half a dozen County players.

The St.Endas had the wind at their backs in the first half and they enjoyed a dream start to the game with Micheal Gallagher scoring a goal after only three minutes. Jason McAnulla, Aaron Grugan and Conor Meyler kicked eight points between them as the visitors led 1-9 to 0-4 at halftime, Stephen McCaffery and Aidan McElroy among the scorers for the St.Macartans.

Cormac O’Neill and Jamie Donnelly swapped scores on the resumption before Conor Starrs and Paddy Doherty pushed Omagh further in front but Augher then enjoyed their best spell of the game. Donnelly converted four frees while Jarlath Daly and Daire Kavanagh pointed from play but they had left themselves with too much to do.

Augher scorers – Jamie Donnelly 0-6, Stephen McCaffery 0-1, Darragh Donnelly 0-1, Aidan McElroy 0-1, Jarlath Daly 0-1, Daire Kavanagh 0-1

Omagh scorers – Jason McAnulla 0-3, Conor Meyler 0-3, Micheal Gallagher 1-0, Aaron Grugan 0-2, Cormac O’Neill 0-2, Conor Starrs 0-1, Paddy Doherty 0-1, Conal McElholm 0-1, Rory McBride 0-1

This was a massive game for both sides at Donnelly Park and it was Eglish who took the honours for a result that sees them leapfrog over their opponents in the table and ease their relegation fears.

The St.Macartans raced into a 0-4 to 0-2 lead thanks to points from Richard Donnelly, Niall Gormley and Daire Gallagher but then things began to go wrong for them. Eglish struck for two goals in as many minutes from Martin McCann and Emmett McKenna and that enabled them to lead 2-4 to 0-7 at halftime.

Niall Donnelly got a second half goal for the home side but their hopes were dealt a blow when they had centre half back Proncias O’Kane dismissed by referee Simon Brady for a second yellow card offence. Eglish took advantage with Sean McKillion, Emmett McKenna, Peter McCann and Conor McKenna all grabbing points to give them a much needed victory.

Trillick scorers – Niall Donnelly 1-1, Richard Donnelly 0-3, Niall Gormley 0-3, Dire Gallagher 0-2, Philip McGrade 0-1

Eglish scorers – Peter McCann 0-6, Emmett McKenna 1-1, Martin McCann 1-0, Brendan Donnelly 0-1, Ciaran Colton 0-1, Sean McKillion 0-1, Colm Byrne 0-1, Conor McKenna 0-1

Clonoe weren’t at their best at the Loughshore on Friday evening but they still proved too strong for Parish neighbours Derrylaughan to keep alive their hopes of retain the title and leave their opponents still without a point to show for their efforts.

The Kevin Barrys struck for a goal after only seven minutes but it was the O’Rahillys who still led at the short whistle thanks to points from PJ Lavery, Paul Coney, Patrick Doris and Stephen McNulty. The visitors picked up were they had left off on the restart with Colm Doris and Ryan O’Neill both scoring but Derrylaughan stayed in touch thanks to efforts from Liam Gervin, Fergal McAliskey and Coney. With the game level Clonoe came up with three points from Patrick Doris, Danny McNulty and Martin Hughes to take victory.

Derrylaughan scorers – Shea Coney 1-5, Fergal McAliskey 0-2, Liam Gervin 0-2, Sean Robinson 0-1

Clonoe scorers – Stephen McNulty 0-4, Patrick Doris 0-3, Paul Coney 0-2, Colm Doris 0-2, PJ Lavery 0-1, Ryan O’Neill 0-1, Martin Hughes 0-1, Danny McNulty 0-1

This was a vital game for both sides at Father Devlin Park and Donaghmore turned on the style to win in convincing fashion for a result that sees them climb above their opponents and out of the bottom two.

The home side were well on their way to victory by the interval as Damian McCaul had scored a goal to compliment points from the likes of Shane Mulgrew, Niall McKenna, and Dan Toner, Chris Gallen with the visitors’ two first half points. Scores proved difficult to come by in the second half with both defences mainly on top but while Greencastle managed to match their opponents in front of the posts in the second half the damage had been done. Gallen and Emmett Clarke had points for Sean Teague’s side but Donaghmore were always in control with Mulgrew and Philip Donnelly notching scores for them on a day when the visitors had Noel Conway sent off by referee Eamon McHugh.

Donaghmore scorers – Shane Mulgrew 0-5, Damian McCaul 1-1,Niall McKenna 0-3, Dan Toner 0-1, Philip Donnelly 0-1

Greencastle scorers – Chris Gallen 0-3, Emmett Clarke 0-2