Division 2A & 2B Match Reports – Week 17

Division 2A – Tullysaran 1-19 Whitecross 0-8

Tullysaran and Whitecross met on Thursday evening in their final Division 2A game of the season and neither team had anything to play for.

Whitecross took an early lead, but the hosts replied through Gavin Conlon and Eoin Daly. Eddie Mallon tied the game 0-3 each after ten minutes.

Tullysaran took complete control of the game with a Mark McKeever point quickly followed by a well taken Conlon goal.

Conlon (2), Mallon (2), McKeever and Joe Fanthorpe added further scores to put the home side ten ahead at the break. 1-10 to 0-3.

Photo Credit: Diarmuid McGurk

The second half was more of the same. Tullysaran grabbed the first six points courtesy of Mallon (3), McKeever (2) and James Conlon.

Whitecross hit a purple patch and rattled off the next five points. Kevin Corrigan scored the two final points of the night to put Tullysaran 14-points clear.

Shane O’Neill’s capped off a brilliant campaign for them with a win over St Paul’s as they received the Division 2A trophy.

Shane’s earned their 9th win of the campaign at home, beating St Paul’s 2-13 to 1-11 on Sunday.

Division 2B

Tir na nOg 1-10 Belleek 1-7

Division 2B is going right down to the wire as Culloville, Tir na nOg and Belleek are all still in the promotion race.

All will be decided next weekend, but Tir na nOg took a massive step forward with their win over Belleek.

The home side trailed at the interval but turned the game around successfully during the second half.

Zion McKernan and Sean McCreesh (free) opened the scoring for both sides before Belleek shot ahead through Callum O’Neill (free) and James McParland.

Photo Credit: Belleek GAC

The teams were matched score for score for the duration of the half. Marc Davidson (2) and Conor McCormac equalled scores from Gary Boyle, McCreesh and Fearghus Quinn.

That left the visiting side ahead by two at the break, 0-6 to 0-4. Belleek were reduced to 14 men six minutes after the turnaround and the hosts began to take control.

McCormac notched on two great scores to level the game, but McCreesh edged Belleek in front with their only point of the second half.

Davidson levelled before points from Joseph Hendron and a converted mark from Peter Wilson put Tir na nOg ahead.

Belleek shot in front again when Conor McKevitt punched the ball to the net after a scramble in the goalmouth.

Photo Credit: Belleek GAC

The lead was short lived, however. On the next attack the hosts raised a green flag, with the last touch coming from a Belleek defender.

Tir na nOg added points from Wilson and midfielder Michael Burnett to secure a three-point victory.

Belleek were also out on Friday night when a Sean McCreesh goal earned them a share of the spoils against Clonmore. 0-12 to 1-9.

Culloville’s win over Forkhill on Friday night kept them at the top of the division. A goal from Dara Quinn along with a Forkhill own goal saw the Blues win 2-10 to 1-10.

Collegeland kept their hopes of remaining in the division alive with a big win over Cross IIs on Saturday winning 3-13 to 0-14.