Division 1A& 1B Match Reports – Week 14

Armagh Harps 1-13 Granemore 0-11

Armagh Harps piled the pressure on at the top of the Division 1A table with a five-point win over Granemore. They now sit in second place behind Killeavy with a game in hand.

Scores from Karol Loughran, Luke McKeever (2), Tommy Turley and Ryan McKeown put the Harps 5-1 ahead early on.

McKeever claimed another as Granemore began to claw back the lead. The sides traded scores before the break with the hosts up 0-10 to 0-5.

Charlie Vernon extended the lead seven minutes after the turnaround with a goal to drive the Harps further ahead.

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Granemore continued to battle however and hit the next four scores on the trot. Harps had enough to keep the visitors at arm’s length and saw out a five-point win.

Elsewhere Madden and Maghery couldn’t be separated and the sides played out an even 1-11 each draw.

Goals from Thomas Og Duffy, Seanie McConville and Jamie Clarke helped Crossmaglen defeat Dromintee 3-10 to 0-13.

Adam Kelly nailed the all-important goal as county champions Clann Eireann beat Killeavy 1-10 to 0-11.

Division 1B

Ballymacnab 3-8 Grange 2-8

Ballymacnab edged a tough encounter with Grange on Friday evening with three points the difference in the end.

The visiting side made the best possible start when Ben Toal reacted quickest as the ball bounce of the post and Toal fired home a goal.

Ballymacnab replied through Ryan Watters and Gavin McParland but Grange kept ahead thanks to Daire Mallon, Sean Doherty and Miceal McKenna.

Nab corner back Niall Cosgrove narrowed the gap with a cool finish to the net but McKenna’s second kept Grange ahead.

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McParland traded scores with Neil Fox while a Rory Grugan brace (two frees) levelled the score. 1-5 apiece at the interval.

It was the Nab who struck early on in the second half when Simon King riffled the ball into the net.

The hosts doubled their advantage with a stunning goal from Ciaran Connolly to put his side six up.

Shea O’Toole further enhanced the Nabs lead, but Ethan Rafferty slotted a penalty into the bottom corner to get Grange back into the game.

Kieran Hughes and Mallon swapped scores as did Toal and Watters. Mallon fired over the last score of the night as the Nab continued their unbeaten run.

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St Patrick’s 1-12 Sarsfields 1-13

Sarsfields remain in the hunt for promotion as they edged past Cullyhanna with one point to spare.

St Pat’s made the brighter start with scores from Neil McCreesh, Aidan Nugent (free) and Ross McQuillan.

Sarsfields wiped out the difference through Thomas McAlinden (2), Paul McGeown, Caoimhin Robinson and Kevin McAlinden.

The hosts nudged ahead once again through Nugent (3) and Caolan Reavey. Eamon McGeown tagged on the final score of the half with Sarsfields trailing 7-6.

Thomas McAlinden levelled proceedings before Eamon McGeown shot his side ahead with a goal.

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The lead was short lived as Shea Hoey and Nugent (2) put St Pat’s back on level terms. The McAlinden’s, Thomas and Kevin, both added to their tallies.

Paul McGaughey claimed a score for the High Moss men that was cancelled out by a Jason Duffy effort.

Thomas McAlinden and Michael Stevenson raised white flags before Cullyhanna hit the net through Hoey.

Paul McGeown and Barry McConville scored for their respective sides as Sarsfields scrapped through by one.

Silverbridge overcame Pearse Ogs away from home 3-18 to 2-8 while Mullaghbawn saw off Carrickcruppen 2-17 to 0-13.