GAA: ACL Division One - Clonoe book place in semis with win over Moy

TOP SCORER: James McGahan
TOP SCORER: James McGahan


Donaghmore got the win they needed to secure their senior status when a strong first half display helped pave the way for their victory away to Killyclogher.

With the wind at their backs the visitors had the ball in the net inside five minutes courtesy of Eoin Donaghy and they never looked back. Dan Toner [3] and Matthew McGahan tagged on points before Emmett McFadden got the hosts’ only score of the first half.

Donaghmore though had the final say of the opening period with a goal from Niall McKenna following a superb move to leave it 2-4 to 0-1 at the break.

McFadden and Ryan O’Neill traded third quarter points with McKenna and defender Gary Hetherington in the third quarter before frees from Tiarnan Cox and Leo Meenan closed the gap. McKenna and Mark Hetherington responded with Donaghmore points and while Meenan found the net late on it came too late in the day to influence the final result.

Killyclogher scorers – Leo Meenan 1-2, Emmett McFadden 0-2, Ryan O’Neill 0-1, Tiarnan Cox 0-1

Donaghmore scorers – Niall McKenna 1-2, Dan Toner 0-3, Eoin Donaghy 1-0, Matthew McGahan 0-1, Gary Hetherington 0-1, Mark Hetherington 0-1

MOY 1-4 CLONOE 2-17

Defending league champions Clonoe took another step towards a possible double when they turned on the style in the second half against Moy to book their place in the semi finals.

There was little between the teams in the first half with a Tommy Conlon goal and points from Paul Rouse actually helping Moy lead at one stage.

Daryl Magee and Declan McClure both scored a brace each for the O’Rahillys in the first half before they took over.

Paul Coney, Stephen McNulty, PJ Lavery, Martin Hughes and McClure all got second half points, with Colm Doris and Danny McNulty each finding the net within three minutes of one another.

Moy’s only score in the second period came via a Rouse free on a day when they fielded a depleted side with the Cavanagh brothers Sean and Colm among those missing.

Moy scorers – Paul Rouse 0-3, Tommy Conlon 1-0, Ryan Mellon 0-1

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

ARDBOE 0-13 OMAGH 0-13

Jason McAnulla rescued a league point for Omagh in the closing seconds of this encounter at Coney Park, as Ardboe got the result that they required to give them home advantage against defending champions Clonoe in the league semi final.

There was never much between the two sides throughout in what was a typical end of season game when there was little or nothing at stake.

Shay McGuigan and Michael Hagan weighed in with half a dozen points between them for the hosts with Michael Cassidy and former Tyrone star Brian McGuigan getting a couple each as well. The St.Endas were without the services of county trio Joe McMahon, Justin McMahon and Ronan O’Neill - with McAnulla taking up the mantle of scorer-in-chief with an impressive six points to his name on a day when Conor Meyler and Paddy McMahon also featured on the scoresheet.

Ardboe scorers – Shay McGuigan 0-3, Michael Hagan 0-3, Brian McGuigan 0-2, Michael Cassidy 0-2, Ronan Campbell 0-1, Paul Coney 0-1, John McConville 0-1

Omagh scorers – Jason McAnulla 0-6, Conor Meyler 0-2, Cormac O’Neill 0-2, Aaron Grugan 0-1, Paddy McMahon 0-1, Barry Tierney 0-1


Greencastle must travel to Trillick for a sudden death relegation playoff after their fate was sealed with this six point defeat against Errigal Ciaran at Dunmoyle.

It took the visitors twenty six minutes to get their first of only two scores in the opening period with Mark Carson getting both. Errigal had come out of the traps quickly with Ronan McRory scoring a fifth minute goal and Sean McKenna, Davy Harte and Steafan Tierney supplying points for a 1-4 to 0-2 interval lead. The third quarter was point for point with Mark Kavanagh, Caolan Tierney, Carson and Shane Coyle on target for their sides.

In the 19th minute Kavanagh ended the game as a contest when he got the home side’s second goal.

Carson, Cathair McCullagh and Shane McCullagh all had late points for the visitors but it was damage limitation at that stage with the home side even affording to miss a penalty when defender Micheal McCann sending his spot-kick over the bar.

Errigal Ciaran scorers – Mark Kavanagh 1-3, Ronan McRory 1-0, Sean McKenna 0-2, Davy Harte 0-1, Steafan Tierney 0-1, Caolan Tierney 0-1, Micheal McCann 0-1

Greencastle scorers – Mark Carson 0-5, Cathair McCullagh 0-2, Shane Coyle 0-1, Shane McCullagh 0-1


Two goals from teenager James McGahan proved to be the vital scores at Paddy Cullen Park as Cookstown took the spoils with the minimum to spare over a battling Augher side, who are still safe in spite of this defeat.

This win puts Cookstown into a midweek play-off with Carrickmore to see who takes the remaining league semi-final spot.

Cookstown led 1-7 to 0-4 at halftime with McGahan finding the net in the 22nd minute. Owen Mulligan and Ryan Pickering had points either side of that strike with Jamie Donnelly getting three for the St.Macartans.

Augher came out for the second half with all guns blazing and points from Martin McElhatton, Daire Kavanagh, Donnelly and Finbar McQuaid coupled with a Liam Connolly goal saw them take the lead.

Mulligan and Martin Murray exchanged points with Rory Cassidy and Dara Donnelly before a late McGahan goal won the game for the Father Rocks.

Cookstown scorers – James McGahan 2-2, Owen Mulligan 0-4, John Gilmore 0-1, Ryan Pickering 0-1, Martin Murray 0-1

Augher scorers – Jamie Donnelly 0-4, Liam Connolly 1-0, Dara Donnelly 0-2, Rory Cassidy 0-1, Daire Kavanagh 0-1, Caolan McQuaid 0-1, Finbar McQuaid 0-1, Martin McElhatton 0-1


Derrylaughan did not field.


Sean McKillion sent over a late equaliser at Connolly Park as Eglish and Coalisland shared the spoils in a high scoring encounter for a result that means both miss out on play-offs at opposite ends of the table.

Conor McKenna kicked a couple of points, Gregory Jordan and Peter McCann on target as well for the hosts but a Plunkett Kane goal separated the sides at the break, 1-8 to 0-8.

Kane took his personal haul in the second half to 1-4 with Paddy McNeice weighing in with five points as play swung from end to end.

McKenna and McKillion were in fine scoring form for the St.Patricks as they hit seven second half points between them after Michael Jordan and McCann had got them off to a good start and a stalemate was probably the right result on the day.

Eglish scorers – Sean McKillion 0-5, Conor McKenna 0-5, Peter McCann 0-2, Michael Jordan 0-2, Gregory Jordan 0-1, Damian Jordan 0-1, Ciaran Colton 0-1, Emmett McKenna 0-1

Coalisland scorers – Plunkett Kane 1-4, Paddy McNeice 0-5, Dan Fee 0-2, Dermot Thornton 0-2, Jason Carberry 0-1, Niall Fox 0-1


Three first half goals proved to be the vital scores at Donnelly Park as Carrickmore secured a win that gives them a play-off with Cookstown for a league semi-final place and leaves the St.Macartans having to face Greencastle to preserve their senior status.

County minor duo Daire Gallagher and Lee Brennan had early points for Trillick but then Mark Donnelly fired in a brilliant goal and that was followed by two majors from Caolan Daly to give them a 3-3 to 0-5 interval advantage.

Trillick dominated the third quarter to fight their way back into contention with Gallagher and Brennan landing a number of frees and Niall Gormley chipping in with a couple from play.

Martin Penrose and Barry Daly got crucial late points for the visitors and, while Brennan replied for the hosts, a Mickey Donaghy free sealed victory for Carrickmore.

Trillick scorers – Daire Gallagher 0-5, Lee Brennan 0-4, Niall Gormley 0-3, Mattie Donnelly 0-1, Niall Donnelly 0-1

Carrickmore scorers – Caolan Daly 2-0, Mickey Donaghy 0-4, Mark Donnelly 1-1, Martin Penrose 0-1, Barry Daly 0-1