With the attention now on the senior inter-county campaign and the Ulster championship, the club season now takes a small break after an intense weekend of championship fayre.

Tyrone and Ulster champions Errigal Ciarans reign ended on Sunday night as An Charraig Mhor powered through to the WJ Dolan senior championship last four. On that showing too a new look Carrickmore will be hard to stop and the favourites tag, however it is carried now is firmly pinned to the Seamus McCallan led side.

Overall there were no real shocks in the weekend of championship football with some superb football played over four days throughout the county in front of big crowds who were certainly entertained to the maximum.

Starting with the senior championship at that Carrickmore win at Beragh. 3-5 to 1-5 up at half time An Charraig Mhor played some superb football, Gormley, Begley and McCallan all on target with goals. The champions had their chances too though in a good opening half, Shannon Quinn possibly unlucky to get a yellow card but they still created plenty with Lycrcea Quinn the goal scorer and Connolly going close. On the half time whistle Claire McGarvey was yellow carded but Errigal finished strongest.

Connolly points left just four points between the teams with four minutes gone in the second period but any hopes of a comeback were snubbed out when O’Kane lashed in a fourth goal. Errigal never gave in though and Sarah Connolly again had chances and did manage a goal but again the “Carmen” defence were rock solid. Carrickmore upped the tempo, they moved the ball at pace, created chances and left Errigal chasing shadows at times in the last quarter, the result never in doubt as Elaine Coyle knocked over further points to ease it a convincing 4-11 to 2-8 victory.

Next up for Carrikmore will be Aodh Ruadh, the Dungannon side really never got out of second gear as they accounted for Ardboe, 0-18 to 0-3. An overall quite convincing win but Aodh Ruadh will accept the next outing will be a lot harder.

In the other side of the draw St Macartans powered to the semi-finals as Glennelly struggled against the Donnellys and influential Kelly. 3-14 to 1-7 the final score in that one with “Macartans” playing some very good footbll and rattling up a good tally too. The warning signs evident for Dromore who they will meet next weekend. Moy put up little resistance against St Dympna’s another one sided affair in the senior grade and Dromore eased to a 3-14 to 2-4 scoreline.

The B championship beckons for the losers from the weekend, but whether any have the hunger now remains to be seen.

If there were shocks the Sperrin Og Fr Rocks tie was possibly the only one of note. The Cookstown side were certainly not surprised though, they set out their stall and produced some quality football over the hour. Sperrin Og would have fancied their chances but despite finding the net twice and keeping things tight they fell 4-7 to 2-5 in the end. The Fr Rocks advancing to the last four, they meet a very good Beragh side now in what promises to be a keenly contested last four Intermediate clash.

3-12 to 2-6 the final score in favour of the Red Knights as they accounted for Cappagh. Clodagh Poyntz was always a constant threat but good defending and a sound work ethic kept Beragh in the driving seat, indeed they will be hard to turn over.

Ciaran Woods has done sterling work with Badoney, they clinched the junior title last year and now they find themselves in the last four at Intermediate level. A very good 3-13 to 2-5 win over Cill Iseal sets them up with a meeting against the unbeaten Trillick. The Reds saw off Agyharan with ease last Thursday night. Breandan Donnelly and Woods goes head to head now and this could be well worth watching next time out.

Loughmacrory shipped five goals at the hands of Sigersons last weekend in the junior championship but still managed a nine point victory in the end, hitting 18 points to seal a last four berth against Kildress.

The Wolfe Tones edged to a one point victory over a battling Fintona at Beragh. The Pearses dominated the best part of the second half after Kildress had led well at the break. Jimmy McCloughans side created chance after chance but just couldn’t peg them back, time running out and an 11 to 1-7 scoreline the final outcome.

Possibly the game of the weekend opened the entire championship action on Thursday night.

Clan Na Gael and St Endas served up some of the best football played over the weekend, great scores, great fielding and stunning defending ad drama right up until the final whistle.

Omagh opened the scoring within two minutes, Kelly O’Sullivan finding the net, the scores though came thick and fast in a very good opening half, Anne Dooher tried to pull the strings for Clan and they created some good chances but Omagh with Christiane Hunter and Clare Darcy solid in defence stood firm and they led by a point at the break after a Hunter pass was knocked on to Michaela O’Neill who found the net. Aideen Devine, Mairead Conwell and Jenny O’Neill hit the points for Clan Na Gael while it was Dooher who lashed the ball to the Omagh net. The former county captain was also involved in a great move that set sister Carol Dooher on her way to what looked like a certain goal at the death. Chrstina McCrossan though pulled off a great save.

Clan Na Gael edged in front on twelve minutes of the second half with a second goal but Omagh were far from finished and went a point ahead again when O’Neill took a good ball held off defenders before slotting the ball to the net.

With minutes to go Omagh led by two points, but the last say was left to Conwell who burst through to seal the win with an injury time goal, heartbreak for Omagh in the end.

A good display by St Enda’s, Haughey, O’Sullivan, Hunter , Darcey, McCrossan and O’Neill all impressed for them but its Clan Na Gael through.

In the junior B championship Drumquin rattled in 7-19 as they easily accounted for Aodh Ruadh B, Sarah Louise McLaughlin top scoring there with 3-9. Drumragh are through too they were big winners over Coalisland at Killeshill, Neamh Woods once again inspirational for Sarsfields.

An Charraig beat Mna Na Dierge while the unbeaten division four pacesetters Donaghmore beat Carrickmore B.

Overall a good weekend of football in the county with only one blip, Pomeroy failed to field against Galbally.


WJ Dolan Ladies Championship Quarterfinals Results


Ardboe 0-3 Aodh Ruadh 0-18
St Macartans 3-14 Glenelly 1-7
Moy 2-4 St Dympnas 3-14
An Charraig Mhor 4-11 Errigal Ciaran 2-8


Badoney 3-13 Cill Iseal 2-5
Trillick 2-6 Aghyaran 0-3
Beragh 3-12 Cappagh 2-6
Sperrin Og 2-5 F r Rocks 4-7


Clann Na Gael 3-9 St Endas 3-8
Galbally w/o Pomeroy dnf
Sigersons 5-3 Loughmacrory 3-18
Kildress 0-11 Fintona 1-7


Junior B
Aodh Ruadh B 1-2 Drumquin 7-19
Mna Na Deirge 4-3 An Charraig 3-13
Donaghmore 4-14 An Charraig Mhor B 1-2
Coalisland 3-7 Drumragh 6-15



Minor League Finals 11th June @ 7pm

Grade 1
Ardboe v Aodh Ruadh – Venue Stewartstown


Grade 4
Sigersons v Badoney – Venue Mna Na Deirge




U14 Results
Monday 2nd June 2008
Semi Finals
Championship Semi-Finals

Grade 1
An Charraig Mhor 5.05 St Macartans 7.13
Cappagh 1.08 Cill Iseal 12.08



Grade 2
Clann na Gael w/o Donaghmore dnf
Ardboe 4.09 Galbally O.C. 1.11


Grade 3
An Charraig 3.09 St Endas 2.06
Drumragh 8.10 Mna na Deirge 3.03


Grade 4
Coalisland 5.06 Stewartstown 3.05
Urney 6.10 Newtownstewart 3.04
(Home Game for Newtownstewart)




Grade 4A – League Round 2
Drumquin 7.05 Fintona 0.0
U14 League Results
Saturday 7th June


Grade 1 – League Round 1
Cappagh 3.07 Cill Iseal 4.08
An Charraig Mhor 4.03 Aodh Ruadh 6.04
St Dympnas 3.05 St Macartans 6.09


Grade 2 – League Round 1
Galbally O.C. w/o Fr Rocks dnf
Ardboe 4.07 Beragh 1.05
Donaghmore 2.01 Clann na Gael 3.10


Grade 3 – League Round 1
Loughmacrory dnf Edendork w/o
An Charraig 7.06 Drumragh 1.01
St Endas 17.19 Sigersons 0.01

Grade 4a – League Round 1
Moy 6.10 Fintona 3.11
Grade 4b – League Round 1
Badoney 1.01 Aghyaran 17.14
Urney 6.08 Eoghain Rua 0.03



U14 League Fixtures
Monday 16th June – 7pm
Grade 1 – League Round 7
St Macartans v An Charraig Mhor
Aodh Ruadh v St Dypmnas
Glenelly v Cappagh
Errigal Ciaran v Cill Iseal


Grade 2 – League Round 7
Ardboe v Sperrin Og
Beragh v Kildress
Clann na Gael v Galbally
Fr Rocks v Donaghmore


Grade 3 – League Round 7
Pomeroy v Edendork
Drumragh v St Endas
Loughmacrory v Mna na Deirge
Sigersons v An Charraig


Grade 4 – League Semi Finals TBC
U12 Fixtures
Sat 14th June 2008 – 11am


Group 1
Fr Rocks v Donaghmore
An Charraig v Ardboe
Aodh Ruadh v Edendork
Moy v Stewartstown


Group 2
An Charraig Mhor v Beragh
Cill Iseal v Kildress
Loughmacrory v Errigal Ciaran
Pomeroy v Galbally


Group 3
Glenelly v Newtownstewart
Badoney v Clann na Gael
Eoghain Rua v Aghyaran
Sigersons v Sperrin Og


Group 4
Drumragh v St Dympnas
Cappagh v Mna na Deirge
St Macartans v Trillick
St Endas v Fintona

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