Junior Championship Match Reports – Quarter Finals

Derrynoose 3-14 Dorsey 0-6

Derrynoose were much the better team on display as they knocked Dorsey out of the championship to confirm their place in the last four.

From start to finish Derrynoose controlled the game, with the help of two first half three-pointers.

Fintan Corvan and top scorer David McCreesh both rattled the net to hand Paul Doyle’s side a 2-7 to 0-3 half time advantage.

Dorsey were once again held to just three points after the turnaround, while Derrynoose hit the net one more time.

The third goal came through hard working wing half back Mark Lennon, who fired low into the bottom corner.

Middletown 0-8 Eire Og 0-4

Middletown made their way to the Junior Championship semi-finals with a double scores win over Eire Og.

The rain poured down in Granemore as this two sides battled it out in horrible conditions, with Middletown just edging it with a quality last quarter.

Eire Og, playing with the wind advantage, opened the scoring through Jake Walsh before Dean Gaffney tied the game.

Eire Og nudged ahead once more but Peadar McBride brought the scoring to an end for the first half. The sides all square 0-2 apiece.

McBride claimed his third, followed by a Sean Og McGuinness score, to open up the biggest gap so far in the contest.

Chris McCann (2), McGuinness and Ryan Gaffney added more scores as Middletown extended their lead to six points.

Caolan McCrory swung over a free while Eire Og claimed another point. But that wasn’t enough for them to get back into contention.

Middletown made it through to the semi finals of the championship
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Lissummon were much too strong for Thomas Davis on Friday night, and they eased into the last four.

Seamus Loughran’s side were seven points clear at halfway and stretched that margin to ten by the time the final whistle sounded. 0-15 to 0-5.

Goals from Finton Daly, Ryan Gorman and Gary Traynor sent An Port Mor through to the next round of the championship.

Daly’s first half major put An Port Mor 1-4 to 0-2 up at the break. The Blackwatertown men dominated the second period and ran out 3-10 to 0-3 winners.

The two big hitters Derrynoose and Middletown now meet in the Junior Championship semi-final. While An Port Mor and Lissummon will battle it out on the other side of the draw.

The Junior Championship semi final draw