Division 2A – St Paul’s 3-8 Shane O’Neill’s 2-10
It was definitely a game of two halves in Lurgan yesterday as St Paul’s turned around a ten-point half time deficit to win by one.
The Shane’s were 12 points up at one stage, but the Lurgan men came roaring back into contention after the turn around.
The visitors made a blistering start to the game and lead 1-4 to 0-0 after the first ten minutes.
Shane O’Neill’s claimed another goal and headed into the half time break 2-6 to 0-2 ahead.
St Paul’s fired back at the beginning of the second half with a goal but there was still a long way back.
With five minutes remaining, Shane O’Neill’s looked comfortable, leading 2-10 to 1-5, but the game was far from finished.
St Paul’s rattled off 2-3 in the dying minutes, with the final goal coming from wing half back Odhran Magill to seal an incredible comeback.
Whitecross 1-9 Tullysaran 2-17
After a dodgy start, Tullysaran eventually got control of this game and ran out convincing winners.
Whitecross had the advantage of the breeze in the first half and hit the net inside the opening minute. Aidan Finnegan the man on the end of the move.
Tullysaran replied through Gavin Conlon and Mark McKeever, but Whitecross hit a purple patch and hit six on the trot.
The visitors showed great spirit and turned the tide. Conlon, McKeever and Eddie Mallon rattled off points to close the gap.
Mallon fired home from the penalty spot after he’d been fouled in the small square. Ryan Conlon claimed another goal as Tullysaran powered to a 2-7 to 1-6 half time lead.
John Devine’s men dominated the second half. Conlon, Patrick Comiskey, Ciaran Mullen (2) and McKeever (2) all split the posts before Whitecross scored.
Mallon, Ryan McCreesh, Conlon and Kevin Corrigan all scored as Tullysaran stretched their full-time lead to 11-points.
Annaghmore 2-6 St Peter’s 4-9
St Peter’s shot to top of the Division 2A league table by defeating Annaghmore away from home on Sunday.
The four goals scored by the Lurgan men were split evenly by the half time break. Fearghal Moore (penalty) and Aaron Findon raised their two green flags in the first half.
Niall McConville and Oisin Ginesi hit the net in the second half while Conor McCann and Oisin MacIomhair claimed the Annaghmore majors.
Culloville 2-17 Keady 3-11
Culloville had to come from behind to extend their winning streak when they hosted Keady on Sunday.
The Blues trailed by four at half time, 0-8 to 1-9, with Conor Hughes netting for the away team.
Culloville notched five unanswered scores to kickstart the second half and followed it up with two goals.
Colm Watters nailed the first before Taidgh O’Neill claimed the second for the home side.
Keady added two majors of their own through Tiarnan O’Neill and Sean McCabe, but late points from Watters and James King sealed the deal for Culloville.
Cross II 1-10 Belleek 2-7
In a repeat of the 2021 Junior Championship final the sides couldn’t be separated and came away with a share of the spoils.
Crossmaglen came from a couple of points down near the end of the game to salvage a draw.
James McParland rattled the net twice for Belleek, who remain unbeaten in the division.
Clonmore 0-6 Forkhill 1-10
A second half Oisin McClelland goal secured victory for Forkhill against Clonmore on Sunday.
The sides were evenly matched, but the visitors eventually pulled away in the second half.
Odhran Campbell chipped over a score just before the half time break to hand Forkhill a 4-3 lead.
The sides were back on level terms by the 10th minute before Darren King edged his side one in front.
A quickfire 1-4 on the trot turned the game on it’s head as Forkhill ran out seven-point winners in the end.
Elsewhere Collegeland defeat Ballyhegan away from home with six points to spare, 0-15 to 0-9.