Division 1A, 1B & 2B Match Reports – Week 13

Division 1A – Crossmaglen 1-15 Madden 2-9

Crossmaglen overcame Madden with three points to spare to leapfrog the Raparees in the Division 1A league table.

The sides were evenly matched early on. A Stephen Morris brace was matched by scores from Aron McKenna and Joe Sheridan.

Cross pressed ahead and lead after scores from Caolan Finnegan, Paul Hughes and Callum Cumiskey before Finnegan raised a green flag.

Madden shot back into contention with a scoring spree of their own. Conor and Eoin Grimley along with McKenna scored points while Darragh McMullen ratted the net to level the game.

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Cumiskey and Paudie Stuttard put Cross in front and an Eoin Grimley score narrowed the gap to one by half time. 1-7 to 1-6 to the hosts.

McMullen tied the match while Sheridan put Madden ahead. Ronan Fitzpatrick swapped scores with Conor Grimley before Cross took control.

The Rangers rattled over seven in a row, with Cumiskey, Jamie Clarke and Stuttard all splitting the posts.

McKenna reduced the deficit with a goal in the final moments of the game. But Cross had done enough to earn the two points.

The Division 1A table

Division 1B

Sarsfields 4-12 Grange 4-12

It was goals galore on Thursday evening as Sarsfields and Grange split four majors between them in an exciting and thrilling game.

It went right down to the wire with Grange nailing a free in the last minute to claim a share of the spoils.

Diarmuid Rafferty slotted over two 45s to begin the action before Sarsfields hit back with a Thomas McAlinden goal.

The sides traded scores as Grange pulled ahead. Ethan Rafferty powered home a goal followed by a three-pointer by Daire Mallon.

Eamon McGeown pulled a goal back for the hosts, but Rafferty replied with his second of the game.

Photo Credit: John Merry

Mallon ended the goal-scoring for the opening period as Grange led at the half time break 4-5 to 2-8.

Sarsfields were soon back on level terms as McGeown, who finished with 2-6, confidently tucked home a penalty.

The sides exchanged scores as a Mallon double (both frees) edged the visiting side ahead by two.

McGeown narrowed the gap prior to the final goal of the game, with Kevin McAlinden rattling the net.

Ben Toal edged over a free to reduce the gap to one, but Grange got one final chance. Mallon stepped up to split the posts and bring his total to 1-5.

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Ballymacnab 3-17 Mullaghbawn 0-5

Ballymacnab were impressive victors away to a Mullaghbawn side missing a number regulars last Tuesday evening.

A scoring spree of first half goals opened up an uncatchable lead and saw the Nab continue their winning streak.

Oisin McGivern and Pearse Hughes both hit the net while Kieran Hughes also raised a green flag just before the break.

The Nab lead 3-10 to 0-2 at the half time interval with Ciaran Grant and Shea Loye recording scores for the hosts.

Grant added to his personal tally with the opening score of the second period, which was soon cancelled out by a Ryan Watters brace.

Watters traded scores with Eddie English, as did Kieran Hughes before points from Paul Kennedy and Watters ended the scoring for the night.

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Carrickcruppen 1-13 Clan na Gael 4-17

Clan na Gael dominated their visit to Camlough on Friday evening and came away with 13-points to spare.

Niall McCann started the goal scoring by raising a green flag three minutes into the game.

Blaine Hughes (free) traded points with Shane McPartland as the sides went score for score until Clans began to take over.

McPartland (2), star man Stefan Campbell and McCann also scored while Hughes offered the only reply for the hosts.

Photo Credit: John Merry

Clans kept on the front first and topped it off with a goal from Jamie Brady to lead 2-10 to 0-5 at half time.

Eoin Woods claimed the first score of the second half which was cancelled out by Campbell.

‘Soupy’ then claimed the third goal of the match, opening up a further gap between the teams.

Cruppen’s reply was instant and Tiernan Kelly raised a green flag at the other end 30 seconds later.

Campbell and McCann exchanged scores with Kelly and Stephen Loughran before Cian France hit home the final three-pointer of the night.

The Division 1A table

Division 2B

Cross II 0-6 Culloville 1-11

Culloville saw off neighbours Crossmaglen to regain their place at the top of the Division 2B table.

The first half was all one-way traffic as the visiting side built up a ten-point lead by the short whistle.

Steven McCreesh claimed the only goal of the game and it sent his side 1-7 to 0-0 ahead at half time.

Dara Quinn extended Culloville’s advantage before the hosts got off the mark with three-points on the trot.

Cross couldn’t get close enough however and Culloville saw out an eight-point win in the end.

The Division 1A table