Tyrone previews: Loughshore derby date looms

Moortown v Ardboe

MOORTOWN welcome Ardboe to Tobin Park this weekend in the Loughshore Derby, as they aim to get back to winning ways following defeat in their last two outings. Ardboe’s Michael Hagan will be returning to Tobin Park for the first time, since his shock inter parish transfer from Moortown this year.

The Malachy’s failed to build on their opening day win over Trillick, as they lost out to Eglish and Errigal Ciaran, but they will feel they have the player’s capable of turning their rival neighbours over. Ardboe meanwhile put in an impressive second half showing against Clonoe at the weekend, only to lose out, on one of the two points on offer, as Clonoe’s Connor McAliskey kicked a stoppage time equaliser for the O’Rahilly’s. Ardboe head into this game still undefeated in 2012 and come Saturday evening, that should still be the case.

Verdict- Ardboe

Kildress v Carickmore

Kildress play host to Carrckmore this coming Sunday, as they set out stall to try and pick up their first points of 2012. The Wolfe Tones know they will get nothing easy a Carmen side coming off the back of an impressive win over Edendork.

Kildress lost out on their travels to Trilick last time out, as Richard Donnelly kicked an injury time winner. Frank McGurk, Des Tracey and Damien Kelly will need to click for the entire 60minutes, if they are to have any chance of getting their season up and running at the fourth attempt.

Martin Penrose who marked his Carrickmore debut last weekend with a goal and two points will again spearhead their challenge and come Sunday evening he could be the man who made the difference, leaving Kildress still in search of that moral boosting win. Verdict- Carrickmore

Augher v Cookstown

Cookstown make the journey to Augher this weekend as they aim to make it four wins on the spin. The Father Rock’s haven’t got it all their own way, as it took 2-4 in the last ten minutes, to kill of a determined Loughmacrory side who led the game most of the way.

Augher meanwhile last time out had 17 points to spare over Gortin as their hot shot Sean Hackett helped himself to 3-1 in the first quarter to give them the platform for a well-deserved victory.

Hackett and co will feel they are more than capable of inflicting a first defeat on Cookstown, and once again it may take a late flourish for the visitors to come away with the win. Verdict- Cookstown

Pomeroy v Aghyaran

Pomeroy play host to Aghyaran this weekend as they aim to get back to winning ways after losing out on their travels to Urney last time out.

The Plunkett’s have showing some impressive form to date, defeating Galbally first day out, and will aim to keep a clean sheet his weekend, as the 3 goals they conceded against Urney, ultimately caused them defeat.

Aghyaran will travel with confidence, having beaten Derrytresk last weekend, but with the hurt of their defeat to Urney,

Pomeroy are giving the nod to secure all two points on offer. Verdict Pomeroy

Rock V Urney

The Rock will aim to continue their rich vein of form when they take on Urney this Sunday. After a disappointing away draw, first day out against Strabane, they have remained unbeaten; inflicting a heavy defeat on Aghyaran and a convincing win over a Stephen O’Neill inspired Clan Na Gael.

Urney coming of an impressive win over Pomeroy, will aim to get their first points on their travels but they should find the challenge of the Rock too much. Verdict Rock