Division 1A & 1B Match Reports – Week Eight

Division 1A – Killeavy 1-10 Dromintee 0-9

Killeavy retained their spot at the top of the Division 1A league table when they defeated last years winners on Friday night.

Niall Magennis nailed the all-important goal that shaded an evenly match affair for Wayne Kieran’s men.

Dromintee made a bright start with scores through Conor Martin, Cathal McKenna (free) and Oran Loughran (free) to go 3-1 up.

Killeavy midfielders Cathal Boylan and Calum O’Hare both got on the scoresheet while Miceal McNamee (free) cut Dromintee’s lead to one.

Photo Credit: Dromintee

A defence splitting past from Killeavy centre half back Donal O’Hare played through Magennis who made no mistake when one on one with the keeper.

O’Hare and Ryan Hughes traded scores just before the break, with the hosts ahead 1-5 to 0-6.

Killeavy dominated after the turnaround with long range scores from McNamee (2) and Boylan opening up a five-point gap.

Dromintee replied with two points of their own but a pointed free from Shea Magill sealed two points for Killeavy.

Killeavy are top of Division 1A
Photo Credit: John Merry

Clann Eireann 0-9 Madden 2-10

Madden remain ahead of the chasing pack, just behind Killeavy, at the top of the Division 1A table.

The Raparees were impressive winners on Friday evening, thanks to goals from Joe Sheridan and Aron McKenna.

McKenna, Conor Grimley and Ciaran Raffety got Madden up and running before Clann Eireann opened their account.

Grimley traded scores with Aodhan McConville, but Madden dominated the remainder of the half.

Madden remain second in Division 1A
Photo Credit: John Merry

McKenna, Grimley (2) and Patrick Carr all converted scores to see their side up at the break 0-8 to 0-2.

Clann Eireann closed the gap with the first two points after the turnaround, but the game quickly got away from them.

McKenna and Sheridan both netted to open up a ten-point deficit. Clann Eireann kept in touch, scoring five of the last seven points.

Sheridan and Grimley tagged on one more each to hand Mickey Grimley’s men their 5th win of the year.

Division 1A table

Division 1B

Ballymacnab 1-18 Carrickcruppen 1-7

Ballymacnab continued their winning form with they overcame Carrickcruppen at home on Friday evening.

Ryan Watters, Gavin McParland (2) and Oisin McGivern got the Nab up and running while Stephen Loughran knocked over three in a row to make one the difference.

McGivern traded scores with Lorcan McParland before Ballymacnab hit the net with a brilliantly worked move finished expertly to the top corner by Watters.

Niall McKee, McParland and Pearse Hughes tagged on scores for the hosts. Cruppen shot back with their own goal when Conor Sloan buried from the penalty spot.

Ballymacnab are unbeaten in Division 1B
Photo Credit: John Merry

McParland and Watters raised white flags just before the break with Nab six ahead, 1-10 to 1-4.

Kieran Hughes, Shea O’Toole, Watters (free) and Pearse Hughes widened the margin to ten after the turnaround.

Kieran Hughes exchanged points with Jack Cunningham and Cathal O’Grady, while Sloan (free) and Watters (free) did likewise.

Watters nailed the final score of the game to bring his tally to 1-5 and stretched Ballymacnab’s winning streak to four in a row.

Elsewhere in Division 1B, Silverbridge remain at the top of the table after they beat Clan na Gael 0-10 to 3-11.

St Patrick’s are still on the search for their first win of the campaign as Mullaghbawn won their clash 0-15 to 0-7.

Division 1B table