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McGinley saves Errigal to fight another day

By John Campbell

A late point from Tyrone ace Ciaran McGinley salvaged a draw for Errigal Ciaran (0-7 each) in a thrilling senior football championship tussle with Dromore last night.

Dromore – for whom ex-Red Hands ace Colm McCullagh and current defender Cathal McCarron along with the peerless Ryan McMenamin were outstanding – looked as if they might pilfer a victory until then, even though they had been behind (0-4 to 0-3) at the half-way stage.

Peter Harte made a dramatic return to the Errigal side following his injury against Mayo, 18-year-old Mark Kavanagh was hugely impressive and Aidan McRory chipped in with his defensive experience.

Sean Cavanagh's hopes of seeing Moy become a force in the competition have been boosted following his team's fine 3-9 to 2-4 win over Killyclogher.

Niall Conlon, Ryan Mellon and Michael Conroy landed the goals that underpinned Moy's victory while James Carlin netted a brace for the losers.

Killyclogher held the whip hand in the first-half and led by 2-4 to 0-5 at the break but were unable to register a single score in the second-half.

Cavanagh was influential at midfield in a Moy side that will take considerable heart from this victory.

Clonoe were also on the goal trail in overcoming Omagh by 3-9 to 1-8. Colm Doris (2) and Conor McAliskey hit the net for the winners while Ronan O'Neill scored 1-5 for the losers, who were without Joe McMahon, in an impressive display of marksmanship.

Carrickmore's experience and craft, meanwhile, proved too much for Cookstown and they won by 0-11 to 0-6.

By half-time Carrickmore had assumed command, their 0-7 to 0-2 lead testimony to their dominance.

Experienced county trio Mark Donnelly, Martin Penrose and Conor Gormley were outstanding for the winners.

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