Division 1A & 1B Match Reports – Week Five

Division 1A – Crossmaglen 0-11 Dromintee 0-6

Crossmaglen earned their third win of the Division 1A campaign, but the home side certainly didn’t have it all their own way.

Dromintee were right in the game, but a second half black card to Gareth McCrink dented their chances of pulling off a surprise.

The visitors opened the scoring through a Jack McArdle free, which was cancelled out by Ronan Fitzpatrick.

Cross powered ahead through Declan Stuttard, Caolan Finnegan and Paul Hughes, who lined out at wing half forward.

Gareth Kilgallon (45) traded points with Stuttard, while Daniel Cumiskey also got in on the scoring act.

Photo Credit: Dromintee

Ronan Quinn slotted over the final and perhaps the best score of the half just before the short whistle. 6-3 at the break.

Frees from McArdle and Oran Loughran narrowed the gap to just one, before Aaron Kernan doubled his sides advantage.

Substitutes Conor Martin and Chris Crowley exchanged efforts prior to Dromintee picking up a black card.

McCrink had just cleared the ball off the away teams goal line before being sent off for ten minutes.

The goalkeepers were busy in the final period and Miceal Murray (Crossmaglen) and Dylan McGahon Malone (Dromintee) both pulled off super saves.

Callum Cumiskey (free), Hughes and Finnegan pointed to hand Cross a five-point full time lead.

Photo Credit: John Merry

Clann Eireann 0-10 Killeavy 1-11

A second half Miceal McNamee was the crucial score as Killeavy pushed to the top of the Division 1A table.

Clann Eireann powered into an early 3-0 lead, but Killeavy were all square by the 24th minute.

The home side held a slender one-point advantage by the time the short whistle sounded. 6-5.

Killeavy nailed the game-winning goal when Ronan McGuinness intercepted a kick out and McNamee lobbed the keeper from 35 yards.

Killeavy kept in front for the remainder of the game and picked up their third win of the season.

Photo Credit: Sinead Snaps

Granemore 1-7 Armagh Harps 0-13

Granemore suffered their third defeat on the bounce when they hosted the Harps on Friday evening.

The visiting team were just two ahead at the half time whistle, with the scoreline reading 0-6 to 0-4.

An Odhran Doyle goal offered Granemore a chance, but it wasn’t enough to get something from the game.

How Division 1A currently looks

Division 1B

Ballymacnab 2-11 Clan na Gael 0-14

Two first half goals from Dominic and Gavin McParland earned Ballymacnab three points on Thursday evening.

Kieran Hughes and Niall Henderson (free) opened the scoring for their teams before the Nab pushed into a three-point lead.

Ryan Watters slotted over a free while Hughes added two points to his tally, one from the penalty spot.

Clan na Gael narrowed the gap to the minimum thanks to Shane McPartland (free) and Lennox Camara.

Ballymacnab raced ahead when Dominic McParland ended a pitch length run with the opening goal of the game.

Photo Credit: John Merry

The sides exchanged scores before Gavin McParland palmed home his sides second goal and handed the hosts a 2-7 to 0-7 half time lead.

Clans closed the gap through McPartland (5 frees), Michael Toland and Henderson (free) as the outscored the opposition 7-2.

Ballymacnab finished stronger however and points from Watters (free) and Simon King confirmed victory.

Elsewhere in the division, Silverbridge shot to top of the table with a huge 5-15 to 0-8 victory over Pearse Og.

Mullaghbawn also picked up two points when they defeated Carrickcruppen away from home 1-10 to 0-11.

How Division 1B currently looks