Division 2A – Pearse Og 1-10 St Patrick’s 0-14
In the first Division 2A outing for both sides this season, Cullyhanna edged a one-point win over their hosts Pearse Og.
St Patrick’s, led by Tony Donnelly, burst out of the traps to race into a five-point lead, 0-6 to 0-1.
The Ogs fought back and a penalty from Ruairi Duffy had them ahead by the minimum at the break, 1-6 to 0-8.
The hosts kept their noses ahead for the majority of the second half. But late scores from Mickey Murray and Shea Hoey handed Cullyhanna a one-point win.
Tir na nOg 2-8 Culloville 0-14
Tir na nOg and Culloville, the two teams promoted to Division 2A from 2022, took a share of the spoils.
Two second half goals from the home side brought them back into contention, having trailed by six at the break. 0-9 to 0-3.
That margin eventually opened to eight in the second period. But three-pointers from Tiarnan McVeigh and Anton Toland got Tir na nOg back on level terms.
Elsewhere, St Paul’s had four-points to spare against Tullysaran as they saw out a 0-19 to 1-12 triumph.
Division 2B – Annaghmore 0-12 Whitecross 2-15
Whitecross made it two wins from two with a nine-point win over Annaghmore, with two goals from Conor Reidy and Cormac Mulligan.
Reidy’s first half three-point was the difference between the sides at the half time break, with Whitecross ahead 1-7 to 0-7.
Mulligan palmed home a goal early in the second period as Whitecross hit 1-4 on the trot to lead by ten points.
Annaghmore traded scores with Cathal McSherry and Anthony McCann while Aodhan Lynch and McSherry extended the Whitecross lead.
Belleek 2-9 Middletown 0-9
Two goals from James McParland, one in each half, sealed a six-point win for Belleek over Middletown.
McParland netted in the opening half to send Shane Quinn’s side into the break with a two-point lead, 1-5 to 0-6.
He landed another three-pointer, from the penalty spot, to see Belleek pick up their first points of the season.
Cross II 0-3 Derrynoose 0-8
Derrynoose earned a five-point win over Crossmaglen IIs away from home, holding the Rangers scoreless in the second half.
The sides were tied in the first half before David McCreesh and Conor McNally (free) put Derrynoose 5-3 ahead at the break.
McNally (two frees) and Sean McGuigan added scores after the turnaround to capture maximum points for Paul Hagan’s side.