Division 1A & 1B Match Reports – Week 13

Division 1A – Armagh Harps 0-11 Ballymacnab 1-11

A first half goal from Finnen Maguire helped Ballymacnab pick up their third Division 1A win of the season against Armagh Harps.

Kieran Hughes and Tadgh Grimley traded scores before Ryan Watters nudged the Nab ahead after eight minutes.

Maguire then fired the visitors further in front with the only goal of the game, and his side kept their noses ahead for the remainder of the game.

Three points on the trot towards the end of the half from Tom O’Kane, Eoin Fields and James McCoy narrowed the gap to one.

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Chris Kerr (45) and Tommy Turley exchanged efforts to see the Nab ahead by one at half time, 1-6 to 0-8.

Ballymacnab stretched their lead to four at the start of the second period through Ryan Watters, Maguire and Pauric Gribben.

But two more from the hosts kept them right on Ballymacnab’s tail before Watters knocked over his third.

Luke McKeever (free) and Paul Meegan swapped scores before the full-time whistle sounded, with the Nab ahead by three.

A first half goal from Finnen Maguire helped Ballymacnab pick up their third Division 1A win of the season against Armagh Harps.
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Granemore 0-11 Madden 0-5

Granemore took a massive step towards safety with an impressive six-point win over league leaders Madden.

The home side edged a low scoring first half before pulling away to win by six after the teams swapped sides.

Conor Grimley traded scores with Karl McQuaid and Jason O’Neill before firing Madden ahead with a superb score from the sideline.

O’Neill got Granemore back on level terms while Marty Carr and O’Neill gave their side a 5-3 half time lead.

A first half goal from Finnen Maguire helped Ballymacnab pick up their third Division 1A win of the season against Armagh Harps.
Photo Credit: John Merry

Both teams picked up black cards either side of the break as Granemore stretched their lead through Louis Hughes and Eoghan O’Neill.

Grimley and Padraig Doyle swapped points while Jason O’Neill extended Granemore’s advantage with a long range free.

Madden goalkeeper Jamie Sheridan wandered up the field and kicked a mighty score, but it did little to revive the Raparees.

Granemore finished the stronger of the two sides, with Odhran Doyle firing over the final two points of the night.

On Friday night, Killeavy saw off Clann Eireann by the minimum of margins, 1-11 to 0-13.

Division 1B – Maghery 0-16 Sarsfields 0-14

Two-points was the difference between Maghery and Sarsfields when the two sides clashed on Friday evening.

The win sees Maghery tie level on points with Sarsfields, with the pair still in with a shot of promotion.

Paul McGeown and Ronan Lappin swapped scores early on before points from Stefan Forker and Stephen Cusack put the hosts ahead.

Paul Magee exchanged efforts with Forker, while Brendan Haveron did likewise with Callum McGibbon.

It was pretty much score for score before the break, with Matthew Mackle putting Maghery ahead 9-7 at half time.

Aaron McGaughey and McGeown levelled matters early in the second half while Paul McGaughey cancelled out a score from Forker.

Three on the bounce gave the Loughshore men the lead but Sarsfields kept in touch. A final score from Padraig O’Keefe was enough to ensure maximum points for the home side.

Photo Credit: John Merry

Division 1B Round Up

Elsewhere in the division, Dromintee earned a huge 18-point win against Grange with a goal in each half helping their cause.

A converted penalty from Cathal McKenna gave Dromintee a 1-9 to 0-2 lead at the break. Jack McArdle added a second major to see the visitors earn a 2-18 to 0-6 win.

Clan na Gael and Silverbridge couldn’t be separated on Friday night and were level at half time and full time. The final score was Clan na Gael 1-6 Silverbridge 0-9.

St Peter’s proved too strong for Shane O’Neill’s and a Ruairi McDonald major guided them to a 1-11 to 0-4 victory.