Armagh Club Match Reports

Division 1A

Maghery defeated Killeavy in the only Division 1A game of the weekend. Four goals helped the Loughshore men climb to third in the table.

Three first half majors sent the county champions into a commanding 3-3 to 0-3 lead at the interval. Killeavy impressively closed the gap by the final whistle but lost out 0-13 to 4-5.

Goals from Brian Fox, Aidan Forker, Paul Forker and Brendan Haveron secured the two points for the travelling side.

Division 1B

Mullaghbawn 3-12 Madden 2-11

Mullaghbawn earned an impressive victory at home to table-toppers Madden on Sunday.

The visitors took an early lead with a second-minute goal from Niall Grimley firing them 1-1 to 0-1 ahead.

The Raparees remained on top, with points from Aron McKenna and Grimley. Mullaghbawn were back on level terms by the 10th minute with three scores on the trot.

The sides remained tied as Conor Grimley traded efforts with Eddie English before Niall Strain edged the home side in front with a goal.

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Barry Mallon hit the net to give Madden the initiative, while McDonnell and Ciaran Rafferty swapped scores.

Mullaghbawn levelled the game up by the midway mark, 1-8 to 2-5.

The sides exchanges scores at the beginning of the second period before Conor Grimley and Darragh McMullen nudged Madden ahead.

Eddie English saw his effort cancelled out by Joe Sheridan prior to the hosts hitting the net for the second time through Mark Magill.

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McMullan steadied the ship for Madden, but Cormac Smyth raised another green flag to keep the home side ahead.

Eoghan McDonnell finished off a fine display for Mullaghbawn with another score as they ran out four point winners.

Clann Eireann propelled themselves into promotion contenders with two wins in four days, to match Madden at the top of 1B.

The Lurgan men defeated St Peter’s 0-8 to 0-12 on Thursday while Conor Turbitt and Aodhan McConville goals helped them defeat Silverbridge 2-10 to 1-11 on Sunday

St Peter’s bounced back from their midweek defeat to overcome St Patrick’s. Jason Duffy hit two goals for the south Armagh men, but the hosts were comfortable 2-19 to 2-10 victors.

Division 2A

Whitecross 0-9 Tullysaran 1-18

Whitecross, with the aid of a strong breeze, started well and got an early point that Eddie Mallon matched with a fisted effort.

The hosts nudged ahead before Tullysaran took over, registering the next five scores. Mallon (2), Turlough Lardner, Gavin Conlon and Mark McKeever all raising white flags.

The gap was cut to three from the restart. But the traveling side pushed ahead with a fisted goal from Mallon, after great work by Caolan Doyle.

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The sides exchanged scores as McKeever and Ryan Conlon (2) kept the scoreboard ticking over for Tullysaran.

Whitecross did close the gap before the half time whistle, with the margin now at five, 1-9 to 0-7.

Tullysaran burst out of the blocks with five points on the trot through McKeever (3), Eoin Daly and Gavin Conlon.

Whitecross grabbed a score just before the water break while Tullysaran continued to dominate in the final quarter.

Mallon (3) and Gavin Conlon chipped in with scores as Whitecross hit one more point to finish the game.

Shane O’Neill’s 2-12 Tullysaran 2-9

Shane O’Neill’s made the perfect start, with Mark McCabe rattling the net during the first attack of the game.

Eddie Mallon responded for the visitors, but his effort was cancelled out by Paul O’Rourke. Greg and David McCabe swapped scores with Gavin Conlon and Eoin Daly just prior to the water break.

The Shane’s increased their advantage to six when Greg McCabe netted following good work from Matthew Girvan to turn the ball over.

Mallon swung over a free as scores from O’Rourke and Greg McCabe saw the hosts ahead 2-5 to 0-4 at the break.

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The sides exchanged scores, Greg McCabe matching a Mallon free. O’Rourke also traded points with Eddie and Matthew Mallon.

Neil Paul Lennon and Mark McCabe shared points with Eddie Mallon and Sean Black, while Mark and Eamon McCabe stretched the gap to nine.

Tullysaran registered two late goals through Daly and Black, but it was too little too late as Shane’s held on to win by three.

League leaders Sarsfields had a huge win over hosts St Paul’s on Friday. Paul (2) and Eamon McGeown netted to seal a 3-17 to 1-10 victory for the High Moss men.

Clan na Gael remain second following their 2-14 to 0-6 win over Tir na nOg while Culloville defeated Whitecross 1-15 to 0-4.

Division 2B

Carrickcruppen gained promotion to Division 2A with two games remaining as they won on Friday evening.

Five goals helped see off Ballyhegan with Tiernan Kelly (2), Eoin Woods, Stephen Loughran and Lorcan McParland all hitting the net.

The Camlough side earned promotion following a 12-game unbeaten run, drawing twice and winning 10.

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Wolfe Tones remain at the forefront of the chasing pack, as they defeated Keady by ten points on Sunday.

The sides were level early in the second half, but two second half goals helped the Tones secure a 3-12 to 0-11 victory.

Clonmore picked up their fifth win of the campaign as they beat relegation-threatened An Port Mor at the weekend.

The hosts led by six at the halfway mark and stretched that advantage to 13 by the final whistle. 2-17 to 0-10.

Junior Division

Forkhill 2-15 Dorsey 0-11

Forkhill were ten-point winners on Friday as they travelled to Dorsey for round 12 of the league.

Goals from Ciaran Smith and Stephen Sheridan saw Forkhill win handsomely, as they built up a big half time lead.

Smith’s three-pointer came after seven minutes, following points through Miceal Byrnes, Shea Coleman and Sheridan.

Dorsey registered their first, but it was matched by Cormac Toner. Coleman (2) and Donaghy raised white flags to put Forkhill into a 1-7 to 0-1 half time lead.

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Sheridan (2) and Byrnes matched three scores from the home side while Conall Devlin also hit the target.

Stephen Sheridan rattled home his sides second goal before a Dorsey point brought the third quarter to a close.

Barry Shannon and Oisin Flynn raised white flags for the away team, as did Coleman. Dorsey rallied off four scores in the final quarter, with Forkhill ahead by ten at the full-time whistle.

Derrynoose 0-10 Belleek 2-9

Two second half goals allowed Belleek to earn maximum points on the road on Friday evening.

Derrynoose built up a two-point lead by the half time interval, but Belleek fought back to come away with a five-point win.

Davy McCreesh and Conall McNally’s early scores were matched by the away side before Pearse Lennon nudged his side ahead.

Belleek got back on level terms before the hosts shot ahead once more through McCreesh (free) and McNally.

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Oisin McNally swapped scores with the opposition before the half time interval. Derrynoose in front 0-6 to 0-4.

McNally again exchanged points before Belleek grabbed the game’s opening goal to lead by the minimum.

McCreesh (free) and Conall McNally made the game all square but 1-2 from Belleek extended their lead to five.

Shea McNaughton saw his point cancelled out by Belleek with the final score of the game, five the difference in the end.

Belleek’s winning from continued on Sunday when they hosted and defeated Lissummon by seven points, 2-14 to 0-13.

Crossmaglen IIs shot to top of the table with an impressive 1-12 to 0-8 win over promotion chasers Eire Og.

Redmond O’Hanlon’s lead the way in Junior B as they beat Mullabrack by two on Friday, 1-4 to 0-9.

Newtown shot to second place in the Junior B table with a promising 1-15 to 1-6 win away to Killeavy IIs.