Armagh Club Match Reports

Division 1A

Killeavy climbed out of the relegation zone on Sunday afternoon with a one-point home win over Armagh Harps.

It was a low-scoring affair, with the hosts just edging the encounter 1-7 to 1-6 in the end. The win brings Killeavy up to 5th place.

With the Harps losing, Granemore latched on to the chance to claim second spot with their sixth win of the competition.

They travelled to Maghery in search of two-points and were up against it as they trailed by two at the interval. 1-5 to 0-6.

A second half goal saw this visiting side win 1-13 to 1-10. Granemore now sit just two points behind the league leaders with three games remaining.

Division 1B

Clann Eireann 3-12 Annaghmore 1-10

Clann Eireann eventually saw off a resilient Annaghmore on Thursday evening, pulling away comfortably in the second period.

It was all one-way traffic during the opening exchanges as the Lurgan side smashed home two goals. Conor Turbitt and Tiernan Kelly both hit the net inside the opening five minutes.

Kelly also raised a white flag and the home side looked like they were easing to a comprehensive victory.

Annaghmore had other ideas and they capitalised on Clann Eireann’s wastefulness to level the score by half time.

Photo Credit: Clann Eireann

Ciaran Mac Iomhair, Conor Cullen, Tomas MacCormack and Oisin Mac Iomhair (free) all closed the gap before the water break. 2-1 to 0-4.

Conor McCann continued the travelling sides scoring spree with another point before Annaghmore took the lead.

McCormack set off on a piercing run through the Clann Eireann defence and shipped the ball to Conor Cullen.

The corner forward fired a rocket to the back of the net with his trusty left boot and suddenly the away side were ahead.

Tiernan Kelly and Cullen swapped frees while Ciaran Mac Iomhair knocked over his second following a one-two with brother Oisin.

Photo Credit: Clann Eireann

Aidan McConville saw his first score matched by Cullen (free). Turbitt and Daniel Magee tied the game by half time, 2-5 to 1-8.

The hosts kept possession of the ball better in the second period and broke down Annaghmore’s defensive screen.

Turbitt and the industrious John Magee tagged on scores before Clann Eireann buried their third and final goal. Aidan McConville rippled the net after a superb dummy.

Conor McConville (2) and John Magee made eight points the difference before Annaghmore opened their account for the second period.

Cullen and Matthew McNiece shot over two placed ball efforts that were matched by John Magee and Aidan McConville. This finished the tie with Clann Eireann ahead by eight.

Madden 2-10 Silverbridge 0-9

Madden pulled four points clear at the top of Division 1B as they were seven points better than Silverbridge on Sunday afternoon.

Two Niall Grimley efforts (one free) were matched by the travelling side, as were scores from Conor Grimley (free) and Aron McKenna (mark).

Three points on the bounce allowed the visitors to lead by three at the half time break, 0-7 to 0-4.

The gap was soon four after the turnaround, before Joe Sheridan and Conor Grimley narrowed the margin.

Photo Credit: John Merry

Sheridan, who was named Man of the Match for the second week running, slotted a goal to put the Raparees ahead.

A Ryan Grimley score was followed by a brace from Silverbridge before Eoin Grimley fired home his sides second three-pointer.

Niall Grimley and Ciaran Rafferty chipped in with a point each just before the full-time whistle to hand Madden a seven-point win.

Mullaghbawn pulled off the shock of the round when they defeated second place Grange by three points.

The win edges Mullaghbawn closer to safety and it was Tiarnan Murphy who snatched the all-important goal. 1-13 to 0-13.

Division 2A

St Paul’s picked up an important two points when they hosted and defeated Shane O’Neill’s on Sunday.

Last year’s Intermediate Championship finalists were four up when the final whistle sounded, 2-10 to 2-6.

Division 2B

Clonmore and Keady played out a nine-goal thriller on Sunday afternoon, with Keady winning by eleven points.

The Michael Dwyers men were ten up at the interval, with two first half goals having them ahead 2-10 to 0-6.

Two goals in the third quarter saw the visiting side pull further ahead, 5-12 to 0-8 at the second water break.

Clonmore incredibly nailed three goals in the last quarter to bring the score closer, but the result was beyond doubt. Keady winning 6-15 to 3-13 in the end.

Ballyhegan took one step closer towards safety when they saw off Collegeland at home by three points, 1-12 to 1-9.

Carrickcruppen remain top of the pile as they hammered bottom of the table Middletown 6-14 to 0-9.

Junior Division

Lissummon 2-9 Derrynoose 2-10

Derrynoose were one-point winners on the road at the weekend as they picked up their 10th win of the campaign.

Davey McCreesh got them off the mark, but the hosts shot back with 1-1 to take an early three-point lead.

Conal McNally traded scores with the home side, as did Dylan Mone and McCreesh just before the water break.

Dylan Mone and McNally raised white flags to close the gap to one at the break. Lissummon leading 1-4 to 0-6.

A Derrynoose goal, from the boot of Mone, saw the visitors take the lead three minutes into the second half.

Photo Credit: John Merry

Conor McNally split two scores for Lissummon before McCreesh slotted home his sides second major.

Lissummon rallied with the final three scores of the game, but Derrynoose held on to win by the minimum.

Crossmaglen IIs saw off Dorsey by ten points on Sunday to claim second spot in the Junior A league table.

The Rangers led 2-6 to 1-2 at the half time whistle and stretched that margin to 4-10 to 2-6 by the end of the game.

Redmond O’Hanlon’s defeated Killeavy IIs away from home on Saturday night, 2-14 to 0-17. David Hudson and Eamon O’Reilly grabbing the match-winning goals.