Ardboe overpower Eglish

19 September 2009; Conor Hackett, Augher St. Macartans, Tyrone, in action against Colm Cafferkey, Achill. Bord G�is Energy St. Jude's All-Ireland Junior Football Sevens Cup Final2009. St. Jude's GAA Club, Templeogue, Dublin. Picture credit: Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE
19 September 2009; Conor Hackett, Augher St. Macartans, Tyrone, in action against Colm Cafferkey, Achill. Bord G�is Energy St. Jude's All-Ireland Junior Football Sevens Cup Final2009. St. Jude's GAA Club, Templeogue, Dublin. Picture credit: Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE


Richard Donnelly proved to be the hero for Trillick at Paddy Cullen Park on Saturday afternoon when he converted a long range free deep into injury time to earn his side a share of the spoils against a Cookstown side who were involved in their third draw of the campaign.

The visitors failed to score in the opening quarter as the Father Rocks raced into a 0-4 to 0-0 lead thanks to points from Christopher Eastwood, Owen Mulligan and Raymond Mulgrew.

Niall Gormley eventually opened Trillick’s account and they only trailed by the minimum at the break thanks to further scores from Philip McGrade and Rory Brennan.

Niall and Shane Gormley traded third quarter points with Conor Mullan and Eastwood before Trillick hit the front through Donnelly and substitute Eoin Gormley. Eastwood levelled matters before Mulgrew fisted them ahead but Donnelly’s late intervention meant that it ended in stalemate.

Cookstown scorers – Christopher Eastwood 0-4, Raymond Mulgrew 0-3, Owen Mulligan 0-1, Conor Mullan 0-1

Trillick scorers – Niall Gormley 0-3, Richard Donnelly 0-2, Philip McGrade 0-1, Rory Brennan 0-1, Shane Gormley 0-1, Eoin Gormley 0-1


Ardboe have been going well in the league lately and that form continued at the weekend when they easily accounted for Eglish away from home to stay on course for a top four finish and leave Eglish looking over their shoulders at the opposite end of the table.

The Rossas dominated the opening quarter on their way to establishing a 1-5 to 0-2 lead and they never looked back, Michael Cassidy with their goal with Michael Hagan getting a couple of points, Ciaran Colton and Peter McCann the Eglish marksmen.

Emmett McKenna and McCann reduced the gap but then scores from Tomas Wylie and Frank McGuigan were followed by another Cassidy major to end the game as a contest. Conor McKenna and midfielder Conal Martin had second half points for the home side but it was only token resistance with Nishy O’Neill, Shay McGuigan, Wylie and Brian McGuigan keeping the scoreboard ticking over for the rampant visitors.

Eglish scorers – Emmett McKenna 0-3, Peter McCann 0-2, Ciaran Colton 0-1, Sean McKillion 0-1, Conor McKenna 0-1, Conal Martin 0-1

Ardboe scorers – Michael Cassidy 2-1, Nishy O’Neill 0-4, Shay McGuigan 0-4, Michael Hagan 0-3, Frank McGuigan 0-2, Tomas Wylie 0-2, Brian McGuigan 0-1


Coalisland more or less ended Omagh’s semi final hopes and kept their own very much alive thanks to this hard fought success at Father Campbell Park.

Paddy Doherty opened the scoring for Omagh in the second minute but that was to be the only time that they would have their noses in front all afternoon. The Fianna hit four in a row from Gerard Toner, Richard Thornton, Jarlath O’Hagan and Eoghan Carberry to take a grip on things although only the minimum separated the two sides at the break after Aaron Grugan and Jason McAnulla had both registered for the visitors.

Ten minutes into the second half the sides were level thanks to a Conor Meyler brace, former Tyrone keeper Johnny Curran converting a “45” for the home side. The crucial score of the contest arrived in the 43rd minute when midfielder Jason Carberry scored the only goal of the game and while Omagh had points from Meyler and Grugan the Fianna did enough to take the spoils.

Coalisland scorers – Gerard Toner 0-3, Jason Carberry 1-0, Eoghan Carberry 0-2, Richard Thornton 0-1, Jarlath O’Hagan 0-1, Kyle Proctor 0-1, Niall Fox 0-1, Johnny Curran 0-1

Omagh scorers – Conor Meyler 0-4, Micheal Gallagher 0-2, Aaron Grugan 0-1, Paddy Doherty 0-1, Jason McAnulla 0-1, Conor McMahon 0-1, Rory McBride 0-1


Dromore remain out in front at the top of the division one as they won with plenty to spare at Dunmoyle though no doubt it will be a lot closer when they face Errigal Ciaran in a few weeks time in the opening round of the championship.

The home side led after six minutes thanks to points from Niall McCartan and Micheal McCann but that was as good as it got for them. Paddy Montague, Ryan McMenamin and Ruairi Sludden all had points while Eoin McCusker supplied a neat finish to the net in the 19th minute as the St.Dympnas established a 1-6 to 0-4 interval lead.

Errigal Ciaran managed only one second half point via a Patrick McDermott free ten minutes from time but by that stage it was all over as Barry Collins, Sludden and Colm McCullagh had tagged on points with the latter also finding the net.

Errigal Ciaran scorers – Niall McCartan 0-2, Micheal McCann 0-1, Ronan Tierney 0-1, Patrick McDermott 0-1

Dromore scorers – Eoin McCusker 1-2, Colm McCullagh 1-1, Paddy Montague 0-2, Ruairi Sludden 0-2, Ryan McMenamin 0-1, Barry Collins 0-1


Augher produced the shock of the day with a full merited win over Carrickmore at Father Hackett Park for a result that more or less ensures their top flight safety and damages the St.Colmcilles hopes of reaching the league semi finals.

The sides shared the opening eight points with Jamie Donnelly, Daire Kavanagh, Colin Travers and Mickey Gallagher on target before Augher got on top. Darragh Donnelly and Kavanagh hit a brace each after Conor Hackett had scored a goal to give them a 1-9 to 0-6 halftime lead.

The expected Carrickmore comeback happened in the third quarter with Gallagher, Paul McAleer, Barry Daly and Mickey Donaghy all getting points with Augher keeper Christopher Holland making a crucial save to deny Colm McGurk. Kavanagh and Mickey McCallan traded points but it was Augher’s day and they sealed victory with scores from Donnelly and Kavanagh.

Augher scorers – Daire Kavanagh 0-6, Conor Hackett 1-1, Jamie Donnelly 0-3, Darragh Donnelly 0-2, Ryan McElroy 0-1

Carrickmore scorers – Barry Daly 0-3, Mickey McCallan 0-3, Mickey Gallagher 0-2, Colin Travers 0-1, Paul McAleer 0-1, Conor Daly 0-1, Mickey Donaghy 0-1


It finished honours even at the riverbank on Saturday evening with former Tyrone attacker Leo Meenan having a huge say in rescuing a point for the visitors.

Moy are in trouble at the wrong end of the division one table and they got off to a bad start here with Simon O’Neill, Gavin Sludden and Meenan all grabbing points with O’Neill also getting a scrappy goal that went in off a defender.

As the half progressed the home side fought their way back into contention and when two points from centre half back Eunan Deeney were followed by a flicked goal from Paul Rouse only the minimum separated the two sides at the break.

Rouse and O’Neill traded points on the resumption before midfielder Niall Conlon scored a second Moy goal. Meenan and Rouse twice exchanged points from frees and in the closing seven minutes the latter made no mistake from another thre placed balls to earn his side a deserved draw on the day.

Moy scorers – Paul Rouse 1-4, Niall Conlon 1-0, Eunan Deeney 0-2, Declan Conroy 0-1

Killyclogher scorers – Leo Meenan 0-7, Simon O’Neill 1-2, Gavin Sludden 0-1


Defending league champions Clonoe went into this game at O’Rahilly Park as warm favourites and they fully justified that tag although they had to pull out all the stops to get the better of a Donaghmore side who are fighting for their lives.

Niall McKenna caused numerous problems for the home defence in the first half kicking four points with substitiute Philip Donnelly notching a brace but a Dominic Campbell goal for the hosts left only the minimum between the two sides at the break.

McKenna and Donnelly tagged on further points in the third quarter but the second half proved to be the Danny McNulty show. The full forward kicked a series of breathtaking points from long range frees as the O’Rahillys turned things around to record a win that keeps them joint second in the table.

Clonoe scorers – Danny McNulty 0-8, Dominic Campbell 1-1, Shane O’Hagan 0-1, PJ Lavery 0-1, Ryan T O’Neill 0-1

Donaghmore scorers – Niall McKenna 0-5, Philip Donnelly 0-3, Kelvin Hughes 0-1, Mark Hetherington 0-1


At the 12th time of asking Derrylaughan finally broke their points duck in division one but it could have been more for the Kevin Barrys as they conceded a late goal at home to Greencastle before requiring an equaliser themselves.

Derrylaughan greeted the half time whistle 1-4 to 0-3 in front thanks to a penalty goal from Liam Gervin and points from Shea Coney and Fergal McAliskey, Chris Gillen and John McCullagh on target for the visitors. within ten minutes of the restart the visitors had drawn level thanks to three points from the boot of Mark Carson and one from Peter Teague.

The home side then registered three in a row from Gervin [2] and McAliskey to put them back in the box seat but Greencastle weren’t finished yet. Carson got another couple of points before Gavin Slane got a 56th minute goal to level matters.

Teague then put them in front but Gervin came to his side’s rescue with a late point, Derrylaughan finishing with fourteen men after Gareth Coary picked up a second yellow card from referee Sean Hurson.

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

Greencastle scorers – Mark Carson 0-5, Gavin Slane 1-0, Peter Teague 0-2, Christopher Gillen 0-2, John McCullagh 0-1