Division 1A & 1B Match Reports – Week Six

Division 1A – Madden 1-12 Crossmaglen 0-13

An incredible second half comeback saw Madden earn their fourth Division 1A win in a row.

Conor Grimley hit some outrageous points while Darragh McMullen was also exceptional in the Madden attack.

Crossmaglen started on the front foot hitting four of the first five scores. Seanie McConville (2), Paul Hughes and Callum Cumiskey splitting the posts.

Grimley, McMullen and Oisin O’Hara all raised white flags to get Madden back to within one.

Photo Credit: Madden

Cross took over for the rest of the half, pressing up on the opposition kick outs and dominating around the middle.

A superb Peter Lappin block denied Caolan Finnegan a goal, but Cross still hit four unanswered points.

Aaron Kernan (45), Paudie Stuttard and two Ronan Fitzpatrick (one free) points put the Rangers 8-3 up at half time.

Conor Grimley grabbed a brace before Dara O’Callaghan nailed Crossmaglen’s first of the second period.

Grimley claimed another two (one free) while Joe Sheridan also scored after coming in at half time.

Then came the decisive score, which was all down to Aron McKenna. The corner forward won a turnover and ended the move by driving the ball to the back of the net.

Photo Credit: Madden

The sides traded scores with O’Hara and Sheridan matching Fitzpatrick (mark) and Finnegan’s efforts.

Fitzpatrick and McConville both knocked over scores to tie the game and it looked like a draw was the likely outcome.

But up stepped Grimley and two more scores (one free) handed Madden a crucial victory.

Harps 1-10 Clann Eireann 1-12

Clann Eireann travelled to Abbey Park on Saturday evening and picked up an important two points.

The Harps held the lead at the half time interval, with one point the difference between the sides, 1-6 to 1-5.

Joe McElroy hit the net for the home side while the Lurgan men raised a green flag through Declan Mallon.

Ruairi Lavery’s men pushed on after the turnaround and claimed a slender two-point victory.

Photo Credit: Richiespics

Killeavy 1-10 Maghery 0-8

A Niall O’Neill goal was the crucial score as Killeavy retained their position at the top of the Division 1A table.

O’Neill palmed to the net after a well worked move to give the home team a 1-2 to 0-3 half time advantage.

Killeavy burst out of the traps in the second period to go five ahead with O’Neill, Niall Magennis and Ciaron Cosgrove all scoring.

Maghery fought back with a few points of their own and a David Lavery score narrowed the gap to two.

Killeavy weathered the storm and added a couple of late points to see out the game and seal a five-point win.

Photo Credit: John Merry

Dromintee 2-14 Granemore 2-9

Two late goals from the home side saw Dromintee secure the two-points on offer on Sunday afternoon.

Granemore made the better start with a goal through Tony McClelland, which had the visitors ahead 1-7 to 0-7 at the break.

Jason O’Neill palmed home another three-pointer, following a super save from Dylan McGahon, to stretch the Granemore lead.

Dromintee kept in touch and Ryan Hughes Jnr made a great catch and finished to the net. Shea McArdle also raised a green flag with the last play of the game to earn a home victory.

The Division 1A league table

Division 1B

Ballymacnab 1-14 Sarsfields 0-15

A much improved second half performance from Ballymacnab saw the hosts run out two-point winners.

Sarsfields started well, with scores from Shaun McAlinden, Colin Stevenson, Tomas McAlinden and Paul McGeown.

Converted Ryan Watters and Kieran Hughes frees along with an Oisin McGivern point narrowed the margin.

But the High Moss men pulled ahead once again. Tomas McAlinden and two from Paul McGeown (one free) made it 7-3.

The sides exchanged scores with Gavin McParland, Chris Kerr (45) and Watters (free) matching two from McGeown (frees) and Thomas McAlinden. 10-6 at half time.

Photo Credit: Sinead Snaps

Watters and Hughes (free) made it a two-point game while the dangerous McGeown added another to his tally.

Niall McKee and Hughes (free) both split the posts with McGeown again replying for Sarsfields.

A brilliantly worked move saw the Nab raise the first green flag thanks to midfielder Paul Meegan, who rattled the back of the net.

Gavin McParland shot over a huge score while Watters grabbed another. McGeown kept his side his touch with another free.

Ciaran Connolly traded scores with Colin Stevenson, while Hughes did likewise with McGeown as Ballymacnab saw out a two-point win.

Photo Credit: John Merry

Pearse Og 1-10 Carrickcruppen 1-15

Carrickcruppen picked up their first win of the season and leapfrogged Pearse Ogs and St Patrick’s at the bottom of the table.

The visiting side were double scores ahead at the halfway stage. The scoreboard reading Pearse 0-5 Carrickcruppen 0-10.

Both sides rattled the net after the turn around. Anto Duffy was on target for the Ogs while Stephen Loughran claimed Cruppen’s three-pointer.

Photo Credit: John Merry

Clan na Gael 1-14 Grange 0-14

Clan na Gael edged a hard-fought affair against Grange to remain amongst the top slots in the Division 1B table.

The victory keeps Diarmaid Marsden’s men in second place, with just one loss on their record.

Youngster Mattie Lennon grabbed the all-important goal that handed Clans their third win of the season.

St Patrick’s 1-10 Silverbridge 0-15

Silverbridge earned the bragging rights on Sunday as they came from three down at the break to win by two and lead the way in Division 1B.

The win sees the ‘Bridge maintain their spot at the top of the table and stretched their winning streak to four in a row.

Cullyhanna held a three-point lead at the short whistle, 0-7 to 0-4, but Silverbridge turned it around after the break.

The Division 1B league table