Division 1A & 1B Match Reports – Week Seven

Division 1A – Granemore 1-9 Madden 0-11

Granemore picked up their first win of the Division 1A league campaign as they defeated Madden by the minimum.

A first half Tony McClelland goal edged it for the hosts, who deserved to walk away with the two points.

As expected, it was a tight game, and score for score early on. Donal Rafferty and Aron McKenna matched Marty Carr points.

McKenna and Ciaran Rafferty traded scores with Jason O’Neill and Liam Doyle while Conor Grimley and Kieran Doyle did likewise.

Photo Credit: John Merry

Conor Grimley sent Madden ahead, but McClelland claimed the games only goal to put his side ahead. 1-5 to 0-6 at the break.

Points from Conor and Eoin Grimley tied the game, but the Raparees could never get their noses ahead.

Gary Carr exchanged scores with Conor Grimley while a Carr brace sent Granemore two ahead.

Grimley and Jack Murphy levelled the match for the seventh time before Cathal O’Hare nailed the final, game-winning point to earn a hard-fought victory for Granemore.

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Killeavy 2-10 Harps 3-9

The Harps edged a five-goal thriller on Saturday night to defeat table toppers Killeavy away from home.

The sides were tied 1-4 apiece at the break and despite losing a man to a red card before the interval, the Harps still had enough to prevail.

Conor Magennis’ attempted point dropped short and ended up in the net. Caolan McQuaid claimed a three-pointer for the visitors.

The Harps nailed another goal through James McCoy, who fired low and hard from the penalty spot.

Tom O’Kane then palmed home a goal following good work from Ryan ‘Minnie’ McShane.

Killeavy snatched a late goal with time almost up. Paul Quinn blasting the ball home, but the goal didn’t change the result in the end.

Photo Credit: Sinead Snaps

Clann Eireann 0-15 Dromintee 3-9

Goals were the game winners for Dromintee on Sunday as they edged out Clann Eireann by three.

The win sees last years Division 1A league winners climb to fifth place in the table, above yesterday’s opponents.

The visiting side led 2-5 to 0-9 at the half time break and another major after the turnaround confirm the win.

Division 1B

Silverbridge 1-11 Ballymacnab 3-12

A hattrick of goals from Pearse Hughes saw Ballymacnab’s unbeaten run continue as they overcame hosts Silverbridge.

The sides were evenly matched in the first half, with the Nab shading a two-point lead at the interval.

Jamie Martin opened the scoring, but the away team shot ahead through Kieran Hughes and Chris Kerr (2f).

The Bridge got back on top through Fionnan Burns and Paraic Keating points along with a palmed Sean Rock goal.

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Oisin McGivern and Ryan Watters (free) pointed but Aaron Duffy kept the home side on top.

Ballymacnab shot ahead through Kieran Hughes, Watters and Gavin McParland, but the Bridge levelled the game with Martin’s second.

Eoin Reel and Duffy both fired over but Ballymacnab had the final say of the half. McParland squared the ball to Pearse Hughes who palmed home from close range.

Kieran Hughes shot over to give his side a two-point lead at the interval, 1-9 to 1-7.

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Watters (free) and Duffy exchanged scores after the turnaround, as did Kieran Hughes and Rock (free).

Watters then turned provided as he played the final pass for the Nab’s second goal, expertly tucked away by Pearse Hughes.

A third Hughes goal, netted after a lovely dummy, split two frees from Paddy Reel. Kieran Hughes knocked over the final score as the Nab came away with two points.

Sarsfields 2-11 Clan na Gael 0-11

Two second half goals from Sarsfields earned them the bragging rights around Lurgan on Sunday.

Kevin McAlinden and Paul McGeown both netted to ensure victory having been two down at the break.

Clans made the better start with the opening three scores of the game. McGeown (free) traded with Shane McPartland while Fintan Kelly closed the gap.

Toland (free) exchanged scores with McGeown while Jamie Brady did likewise with Colin Stevenson. Clan na Gael were two up at the break, 6-4.

Photo Credit: CP McMahon

McAlinden shot the High Moss men ahead early in the second period with the game’s opening goal.

Henderson and McPartland matched scores from Thomas McAlinden and McGeown before Kevin McAlinden put his side two up.

McPartland and Henderson tied the score but points from McAlinden, who finished with 1-4 and Paul McGaughey restored the home sides lead.

McAlinden grabbed another two, either side of a McGeown three-pointer while Lennox Camara shot over the last score of the game.

Elsewhere Carrickcruppen earned their second win on the trot, defeating Cullyhanna 1-8 to 0-6. Mullaghbawn overcame Pearse Ogs 1-9 to 1-7.