Carrickcruppen 3-7 Shane O’Neill’s 1-16
A hugely entertaining game on Saturday evening saw league leaders Shane O’Neill’s defeat their Carrickcruppen counterparts by three points.
Both sides registered early scores with Aimee Mackin on target for the Shane’s and it was the same player who put her side in front with just over five minutes gone.
Carrickcruppen registered two goals in as many minutes to give the home side a five-point advantage but a further two Mackin efforts had the Shane’s back to within two.
Cruppen fired over a brace, with Mackin again replying for the visitors before a fourth Carrickcruppen point saw them lead by double scores, 2-4 to 0-5.
The Shane’s finished the half the stronger side, scoring three unanswered points to trail by two at the interval, the scores coming from Aimee (2) and Blaithin Mackin.
The sides swapped scores during the opening exchanges of the second half with Aimee Mackin on target for the Shane’s before the home side hit 1-2 to lead by seven points.
An Aimee Mackin effort just before the second-half water-break reduced the deficit to six before the Shane O’Neill’s star raised a green flag that got them back to within three.
Two points from Blaithin Mackin left just the minimum between sides and another score from the older of the Mackin sisters tied the game as it moved into the final stretch.
Shane’s captain Louise Kenny fired over a great long-range effort to give her side the lead at a vital stage and two further points courtesy of Aimee Mackin sealed their win.
Grange remain bottom of the Division One league table after suffering a two-point defeat in a closely fought game against Armagh Harps.
The Harps now sit in second position after picking up their fourth victory of the campaign on Saturday evening, winning 2-13 to 3-8 away from home.
Table toppers Killeavy remain the team to catch as they enjoyed another massive victory on Thursday evening.
They hosted Lissummon in round six of the Division Two league campaign and were victorious 9-17 to 2-3.
Silverbridge picked up their third win of the season as they played out a close-run encounter with Ballyhegan at the weekend.
Both teams hit the net twice, but it was the home side that got over the line in the end, winning 2-16 to 2-9.
Mullaghbawn and Granemore also played out a thriller on Saturday night, with the South Armagh team edging through by three points.
Twelve goals were scored on the night, with Granemore claiming seven, but Mullaghbawn still came out on top, 5-14 to 7-5.
Mullabrack and Sarsfields met on Thursday evening, with the Lurgan side on the road for their round six tie.
It proved a one-sided affair as Mullabrack, now joined top of the table having played a game more than Clan na Gael, won 6-15 to 0-1.
Eire Og earned a hard-fought one-point victory at the weekend when they defeated St Patrick’s Cullyhanna 2-8 to 2-7.
Table toppers Tir na nOg gave another sterling performance on Saturday evening when they took on St Paul’s.
Early points from Clara Convie, Kayla Campbell and Eva Lambe kickstarted the dominance for the Portadown side.
Sophie Weir netted in the opening moments of the second period and Tir na nOg were well on top at this stage.
This was one of nine goals struck by the league leaders as they ran out comfortable winners in the end, 9-15 to 1-3.
Pearse Og were deserving winners when they hosted Thomas Davis, who remain rooted at the bottom of Division Four, on Thursday.
It was goals galore for the home side as they rattled the net more times than they raised white flags to triumph 12-11 to 2-3.