Division 2A – Shane O’Neill’s 0-13 Wolfe Tones 1-9
Shane O’Neill’s made it two wins from two in their Division 2A campiagn with a narrow one-point win over Wolfe Tones on Friday.
After a cagey opening from both sides, the Tones opened the scoring in the seventh minute with a pointed 45, while the Shane’s replying almost immediately
A point for the hosts edged them in front, but Wolfe Tones registered another two 45’s and a goal to lead by four with twenty minutes on the clock.
The sides then swapped scores before a late first half point saw the Shane’s trail by three at the break, 1-4 to 0-4.
The teams shared a point apiece in the opening minutes of the second half before Shane O’Neill’s hit three in a row to tie the game.
The Lurgan side hit the next three scores to restore their advantage but a further three points for the Shane’s brought the sides level again with just over five minutes left.
Wolfe Tones edged in front again only for the Shane’s to tie the game with a close range free, before a point deep into injury time saw the Camlough side to claim a one-point win.
Tullysaran 0-7 St Peter’s 0-8
Tullysaran lost out for the first time this season as St Peter’s shaded a low-scoring affair by one point.
Playing against the breeze in the first half, Tullysaran build up a four-point lead, but the away side clawed their way back into the game.
St Peter’s had tied the score by the time the referee sounded the short whistle, 0-6 apiece with Eddie Mallon (4) and Eoin Daly (2) doing the scoring for the hosts.
Tullysaran were limited to just one score after the turnaround, coming through Mallon. St Peter’s nicked ahead with two second half points to earn victory.
Culloville 3-12 Ballyhegan 1-7
Last year’s Intermediate finalists continued their eye-catching form with another big win on Friday evening.
Three goals during the opening period produced an un-catchable gap between the sides as Culloville led by ten at half time.
Dara Quinn raised a green flag for the home side and finished with 1-4 while Taidgh O’Neill rattled the net twice.
Tir na nOg 0-17 Keady 2-9
Tir na nOg pulled off an impressive win on Friday against a Keady side that finished third in the table last season.
The hosts edged the early exchanges, with Man of the Match Tom Weir opening the scoring, and led 5-3.
Keady battled back with an unanswered 1-2 to storm into a three-point lead. Scores from Wier, Conor Curran and Paul Carvill (free) levelled the game. 0-8 to 1-5 at half time.
Jamie McAleenan, Conor McCormac Carvill, who finished with 0-6, and Weir, sent the home side into the lead.
A Keady goal brought Eugene McDonnell’s side back into contention with just two points the difference.
Jordan McCooe hit a mighty score while Weir fired over a long range free to ensure victory for the Portadown men.
Elsewhere Collegeland shaded an evenly contested affair against Forkhill, finishing ahead with one-point to spare, 0-15 to 0-14.
Crossmaglen continued their winning start to the season and saw off Clonmore 0-13 to 1-7.