Division 1A – Clann Eireann 1-17 Ballymacnab 0-16
Clann Eireann claimed joint top spot in the Division 1A table with a four-point win over Ballymacnab on Friday.
Ruairi McConville’s first half goal was the main difference in the end as the hosts earned a four-point victory.
It was score for score in the first half. Daniel Magee and McConville (2) traded scores with Oisin McGivern (2) and Chris Kerr (45).
Paul Meegan exchanged efforts with Paul McKenna, as did McGivern, to tie the game 0-5 apiece after 30 minutes.
McConville’s late three-pointer gave the home side the lead at the break, with three the difference at half time.
The Nab scored three of the four scores of the second period to drag themselves right back into the game.
The second half was end to end with both teams kicking some great scores. Kieran Hughes chipped over a brace to get the sides back on level terms.
Roaming wing back Emmet Magee fired over his second of the net, which was matched by Ryan Watters.
Clann Eireann nailed six of the next eight scores, through Conor McConville (2), Aodhan McConville (2) and Jack Conlon (20).
Gavin McParland also chipped in with two points for his side, but they couldn’t get the goal they desperately craved.
Mullaghbawn 3-6 Crossmaglen 0-14
Three second half goals for Mullaghbawn saw them secure their first win over Crossmaglen in 20 years.
Piaras McNeill, Shea Loye and Cormac Smyth all hit the net to see the home side edge the game by one.
The Rangers held a four-point lead at the halfway point of the game, carrying a 7-3 advantage into the break.
McNeill rattled the net early in the second period before Loye followed it up with their second three-pointer.
Cross still held the initiative however, leading by two in the dying minutes. But Mullaghbawn would have one final say with Smyth grabbing a goal to earn victory for the hosts.
Division 1B Round Up
Silverbridge bounced back following last weekend’s defeat with a 11-point victory over Shane O’Neill.
A Tiernan Murphy goal handed Colm Nally’s side a seven-point half time lead, 1-9 to 0-5 at the break.
Sean Conlon and Mark Rowland added further majors before the end to see the hosts through 3-14 to 0-12.
Sarsfields were handsome winners of Grange, 4-22 to 0-9 while Dromintee saw off Clan na Gael 1-12 to 1-7.