CARRICKMORE, Errigal Ciaran and Greencastle all progressed to the last eight of the Donnelly Vauxhall Senior Championship at the weekend, while Omagh’s encounter with Ardboe will be played at Armagh’s Athletic Grounds on Wednesday night.
Despite trailing by 1-4 to 0-1 after 20 minutes of their first round encounter with Edendork, Carrickmore displayed some trademark resilience to claim a narrow 1-10 to 1-08 victory in the end at Pomeroy.
Niall Morgan’s goal had put the St Malachy’s in charge early on, but the experience of Conor Gormley, Barry Daly and Martin Penrose eventually told for the Carmen, who had the latter to thank for a vital goal, while Daly weighed in with an important five point haul to help Carrickmore through to a quarter-final clash with Errigal Ciaran on Sunday.
Errigal didn’t have to work quite as hard to reach the last eight, although Urney did provide them with plenty of stubborn resistance during their first round encounter at Loughmacrory.
It wasn’t until the closing stages that Errigal Ciaran secured their double digit victory when Peter Og McCartan scored a breakaway goal with virtually the last kick of the game to add to Davy Harte’s earlier three pointer, while Peter Harte weighed in with five points to leave their side winners by 2-11 to 0-07.
Greencastle also made it into the quarter-finals after outscoring a Donaghmore side that registered eight wides during their first round clash on Friday night as seven Mark Carson points proved the difference.
Meanwhile, in the Intermediate Championship, Gortin edged out Dungannon, thanks to Eoghain McGarvey’s goal in a 1-5 to 0-5 victory, Eglish defeated Stewartstown by two points in a 2-12 to 0-16 win, Kildress earned a thrilling 3-8 to 1-9 victory over Loughmacrory and Derrylaughan eased past Castlederg by 0-14 to 0-4 at Garvaghey.