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Coleraine hit goals trail to see off Glen

Three goals in the space of nine minutes just before half-time saw 2010 champions Coleraine to a |3-8 to 1-8 win over Glen.

Colm McGoldrick, Mark McTaggart and Conor Carey all found the net between the 20th and 29th minutes to put Coleraine |3-2 to 0-3 ahead and Donal Leahy’s goal wasn’t enough for Glen in the second half.

Two Shane Farren goals, including a thunderbolt six minutes from time,edged Banagher past Steelstown in a thrilling encounter — 4-9 to 2-11.

Banagher led 2-6 to 1-6 at the break, but Steelstown had a five-point lead heading towards the death, only for goals from Farren and Michéal Anderson to see Banagher through.

Paddy McNeill hit the post with the last kick of normal time as Kilrea missed a glorious opportunity to end Ballinderry’s hoodoo over them. Ballinderry won 0-18 to 1-10 after extra time.

The Brown brothers, Eoghan, Conan and Declan, starred as Bellaghy came through an intensely physical encounter to beat Ballinascreen 0-10 to 0-08.

Dungiven and Magherafelt have to do it all again on Tuesday night after an incredible late free from Danny Heavron salvaged a replay for the Rossas at the very end of a 1-12 to 1-12 draw after extra-time.

A late penalty save from Ciaron O’Boyle’s gave Lavey a 1-04 to 0-10 win against unfancied Greenlough — who almost turned in a shock.

It was all too easy for the Loup as they took advantage of crucial absentees in the Craigbane side to rack up a comfortable 1-17 to 0-04 victory.

Eoin Bradley scored a last-minute goal for Glenullin, but it was too late to avoid a 0-16 to 1-06 defeat to Slaughtneil.

Slaughtneil were cruising from early on, leading 0-9 to 0-4 at the break, even without the injured Paul Bradley.

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