Division 2A – St Peter’s 0-13 St Paul’s 0-13
Shane O’Neill’s were crowned Division 2A league champions on Thursday night following the draw between St Peter’s and St Paul’s.
The tie needed a winner for one of the Lurgan teams to keep the pressure on the Camlough side. But they couldn’t be separated in the end.
Niall McConville dragged St Peter’s back from the death as the visitors had built up a six-point lead at the start of the second half.
Two Peadar Nash frees were matched early on by McConville and Ciaran McCavigan before two points from Eoin McConville, thanks to two kick outs won by Andrew Murnin, put St Paul’s back ahead.
Eoin McConville then traded scores with Gavin McCormick. The rain began to lash down and it was St Paul’s who dealt with the conditions more comfortably.
McConville fired over a super score, followed by points through Aaron Rogers and Darren Fox.
The two McConville’s, Niall and Eoin, exchanged efforts, as did Ethan Lavery and Niall McCorry.
That left St Paul’s ahead by double scores at the end of the opening period. 0-10 to 0-5 at the half time break.
Nash extended that advantage for Shane McConville’s men before corner back Glenn Flannagan popped up with a point.
The sides cancelled each other as St Paul’s maintained their 5-point lead heading into the final quarter.
Three points in as many minutes from Niall McConville hauled the hosts back into contention. The first coming from a long range free.
McConville captured the kickout and fired over another before claiming a mark and reducing the margin to two.
Robbie Geary cut the deficit to one before midfielder McCavigan grabbed a second to see it all square.
St Paul’s looked to have snatched victory when Eoin McConville claimed his 6th point of the evening, but his namesake Niall had one last chance.
The whites charged forward in search of an equaliser, and it was Niall McConville who provided it, leaving the score tied at the full-time whistle.
Goals from Josh Megorran and Dylan Hoy saw Wolfe Tones defeat Whitecross 2-9 to 0-12 on Friday.
St Peter’s saw off Annaghmore, who they face in the championship, on Sunday, winning 6-18 to 0-8.
Culloville won both their outings at the weekend to climb to the top of the Division 2B league table.
They defeated Keady on Friday evening and opened up a six-point gap by the half time break. 0-9 to 0-3.
Goals from Cathal Hatzer and Ryan Garvey furthered their advantage while Barry Molloy claimed Keady’s three-pointer.
Culloville then went on to defeat Collegeland on Sunday. Majors from Dara Quinn and Fearghal Traynor saw them win 2-16 to 1-10.
Ballyhegan lost out twice this weekend, losing to Collegeland 4-13 to 1-9 (Friday) and Tir na nOg 0-5 to 5-11 (Sunday).
Forkhill scored three goals to overcome Clonmore 3-10 to 0-5 while Belleek edged past Cross IIs 0-10 to 0-9.