Armagh Harps 3-8 Shane O’Neill’s 2-4
Last year’s Senior Championship finalists Armagh Harps got their 2020 season off to a winning start at home on Saturday evening.
Two early goals from Ciara Jones and Blaithin Mackin (penalty) gave the visiting side the lead while the Harps kept in touch with a few well taken scores.
The home side soon turned the game on its head and matched Shane O’Neill’s goalscoring tally to lead at the break, 2-5 to 2-1.
The Harps carried the momentum into the second period and added a point shortly after the restart.
Blaithin Mackin kept her side in touch but the Harps were too strong on the night and added a further goal to see out a great start to their league campaign.
Elsewhere in Division One Clann Eireann lay down an early marker with a convincing 1-16 to 0-6 victory over Carrickcruppen while the newly formed Dromahill side overcame Grange, 3-13 to 3-9.
The three teams at the top of Division Two all experienced handsome victories on the football weekend back.
Granemore racked up an impressive 5-9, but it was no match for Crossmaglen’s return of 4-19, The Rangers winning by seven in the end.
Mullabrack were no match for Killeavy in their round one clash and the home side came away with a comfortable3-13 to 1-3 victory.
Lissummon were also well ahead by the time the final whistle sounded in their Saturday night encounter, as they saw out a 10-17 to 1-7 win away to Mullaghbawn.
Naomh Labhaoise 0-11 Eire Og 5-0
Eire Og picked up their first points of the season on Saturday evening without raising a single white flag through the whole encounter.
Goals win games however and two in the opening five minutes from the visitors left Clonmore facing an uphill battle.
The hosts got back into contention, chipping over seven unanswered points but a third goal saw Eire Og claim a 3-0 to 0-8 lead at the break.
Eire Og were reduced to 14 players in the second period, but two further goals was enough to see them over the line and earn a four-point win.
Clan na Gael were impressive winners on Saturday with a 6-15 to 3-4 victory over Cullyhanna while Ballyhegan got their league campaign off to a flyer, winning 5-27 to 1-4 against Sarsfields.
Craobh Ciaran 4-9 St Peter’s 2-6
Craobh Ciaran got over the line against St Peter’s on Saturday night with a hard-fought victory over a travelling St Peter’s side.
Nikki Woods netted within the first five minutes while Niamh Murphy and Nicola Woods also added green flags to see their side into a 3-4 to 1-4 half time lead.
St Peter’s closed the gap to three early in the second period but Craobh Ciaran once again hit the net through Maeve Lennon to extend their lead.
The hosts were eight points ahead by the time the final whistle sounded and were fulling deserving of their 4-9 to 2-6 win.
Pearse Og sit top of Division Four having claimed an impressive 4-29 to 1-2 win at home to Wolfe Tones while Tir na nOg also claimed two points against St Paul’s, winning 5-12 to 1-2.