IT was a weekend of contrasting fortunes for the North Tyrone clubs participating in this year’s Intermediate Championship.
Owen Roes secured a fine win over a listless Stewartstown side on Friday night, and Urney did the business on Saturday against Cookstown, but there was no such luck for Newtownstewart or Strabane in this evening’s double bill at Healy Park.
Owen Roes got their championship campaign up and running with on a scoreline of 0-17 to 1-6, and it was obvious from very early on that there was only ever going to be one winner as they opened up a 0-10 to 0-2 lead at the break.
Tyrone star Cathal McShane took a while to get up to speed but once he did there was no stopping him, and they will now take on Urney in the quarters.
Urney were made to battle all the way in a low-scoring contest against Cookstown, but led for most of the contest and eventually won out by 0-10 to 0-7.
Newtownstewart, meanwhile, made a decent fist of it in the first-half against Pomeroy and only trailed by two points at half-time. However, Pomeroy were totally dominant after the break and clinched a 3-12 to 0-7 victory. Frank Burns top-scored with 1-3 while Ciaran McKenna and Gavin Goodfellow got their other goals in the first of tonight’s double bill at Healy Park.
As expected, Galbally secured a facile win over Strabane in the second match. Their smooth attacking style paid dividends as they ran up a 1-10 to 0-3 lead at half-time.
The Sigersons’ route-one tactic wasn’t working and things didn’t get any better after the break. They failed to score in the second-half and lost out by 3-21 to 0-3 on a tough evening all round, albeit Galbally played some scintillating football.