Division 2A Round up
At the top end of the Division 2A league table, Pearse Og closed the gap with St Paul’s ahead of the final game of the campaign next weekend.
The Ogs scored a 2-9 to 0-13 victory over their hosts, managed by former Ogs and Armagh star Ronan Clarke.
Two first half three-pointers put the Ogs in the driving seat after an event enough start to the game.
Odhran Houlahan rattled the net after 18 minutes before Callum Murray raised a green flag. That saw the Ogs ahead 2-5 to 0-5 at half time.
St Paul’s were able to close the gap briefly, but five was the difference when the full time whistle sounded.
Carrickcruppen saw off Tir na nOg in a one-sides affair, with 15-points the difference in the end, 3-13 to 1-4.
Division 2B – Forkhill 0-13 Whitecross 1-11
Whitecross secured their place in Division 2B for next season with a slender one-point victory over Forkhill on Friday evening.
Two points from Jemar Hall put the home side in front but Whitecross took control with six points on the trot.
Cathal McSherry was responsible for half of those scores (one free and two marks) while Eamon Reavey, Neil McSherry and Joseph Starkey also chipped in.
Cormac Toner traded scores with Starkey while Barry Shannon closed the gap. But a brace from Cathy’s McSherry saw the visitors ahead 9-4 at half.
Whitecross pushed further ahead at the start of the second half with another Starkey score before Cathal McSherry rattled the net.
Forkhill hit a purple patch of their own. Hall (3), Shannon, Odhran Campbell all split the posts to make it a four-point game.
McSherry traded scores with Hall before further points from Hall and Shannon made two points the difference.
Shannon fired over another but that was as close as Forkhill could get, with Whitecross winning 1-11 to 0-13.
Elsewhere, Belleek claimed a four-point win over Derrynoose to keep their promotion hopes on track.
Belleek rattled the net twice in the opening half to carry a 2-4 to 0-7 lead into the break. Another goal, along with two from the visitors, saw the game finish 3-10 to 2-9.
Callum O’Neill rattled the net on two occasions for the winners while James McParland also claimed a three-pointer.