Division 2A – Wolfe Tones 1-10 Tullysaran 1-10
Wolfe Tones and Tullysaran played out an even draw in Division 2A on Sunday, both finishing with 1-10 each.
Playing against the breeze, the Tones made the better start and lead 1-3 to 0-1 after 15 minutes. Eddie Mallon grabbing the Tullysaran point.
Mark McKenna fired over a great score while Mallon rattled the net. Points from Mallon, Mark McKeever and Ryan Conlon gave the visitors a 1-5 to 1-4 half time lead.
The second period began with a period of dominance for Tullysaran. Mallon and Ciaran Mullen scored to open up a three-point lead.
The home side replied with level the score as the game finished with a point for point exchange between the two teams.
Points from McKeever and Mallon (2) were cancelled out by the opposition and the game finished all square.
Whitecross 1-10 St Paul’s 1-10
The only other Division 2A game of the weekend also finished a draw and the exact same score.
Eoin McConville netted early, with his 45 dropping short and hitting the back of the net. It was even after ten minutes, 0-3 to 1-0.
Whitecross grabbed a goal of their own through Aidan Finnegan and the sides were tied at the break 1-6 each.
The hosts led by two midway through the second period but couldn’t hold on to that advantage and the game finished all square.
Culloville 2-11 Tir na nOg 0-13
Last seasons Intermediate finalists Culloville opened their 2022 campaign with a home win against Tir na nOg.
Colm Watters was in terrific form, and he got the game up and running before Dara Quinn bagged a goal.
The sides traded scores but a red and black card for the visiting side saw them fight an uphill battle for the remainder of the half.
Watters claimed another major and Culloville lead 2-5 to 0-3 when the half time whistle sounded.
Oran Power and substitute Leo Monteiro closed the gap for the Portadown men as they started the second half brightly.
Watters and Quinn ensured Culloville stayed ahead but Tir na nOg continued to fight back. Points from Power, Paul Carvill (2) and Eamon Curran kept them in touch.
Tom Weir also raised a few white flags but Tir na nOg couldn’t get the goal that would salvage something from the game.
Forkhill 0-9 Belleek 1-12
Forkhill lost out in a repeat of the 2020 Junior decider but were minus a lot of regulars for Sunday’s clash.
Missing their county contingent and a few others, it was always going to be a tough ask for Forkhill.
Belleek captain Stephen Finnegan hit the game’s only goal and that saw his side earn their second win in as many games.
Clonmore 0-9 Ballyhegan 1-4
Clonmore edged a tight tussle against Ballyhegan, with two points the difference at the final whistle.
The home side led by four at the break, 0-9 to 1-2, and failed to score for the entire second half.
James McKeever netted the games only goal for Ballyhegan, who added two points to their tally after the turnaround.