Thomas David’s 1-9 Ballyhegan 1-6
Thomas Davis caused the first real upset of the Junior Championship on Saturday evening, beating Ballyhegan by three points.
The Corrinshego men were full value for their victory and were the better team throughout the course of the sixty minutes.
A first half goal from Stevie Trainor was the main score and put the hosts in front, where they stayed for the rest of the game.
Two scores from Kevin McCann got Ballyhegan up and running before Thomas Davis replied with the games first goal.
They followed it up with two huge scores from Danny Shields and Jordan King, while James McCormack replied for the visitors.
Peter McGrane narrowed the gap, but Thomas Davis led by three at the break with a brace from Adam Loughran. 1-4 to 0-4 at half time.
Scores from David Murphy, Shields and Liam Quinn opened up a six-point margin the minutes after the turnaround.
Ballyhegan responded with a Jamie McKenna point and a superb individual goal from McGrane, to dwindle the deficit to two.
Michael Hamill split scores from Caolan Flanghan and King as Thomas Davis secured a thee-point victory, 1-9 to 1-6.
Killeavy II 1-7 Clonmore 1-13
Clonmore began their Junior Championship campaign with a six-point victory away to Killeavy IIs on Saturday afternoon.
Killeavy IIs held the upper hand after the opening period, carrying a one-point advantage into the second half, leading 4-3.
But the Division 3A league champions pushed on after the turnaround with Sean Quigley’s three-pointer putting them in the driving seat.
They pushed on to lead by nine, but Killeavy narrowed the gap with a goal of their own coming through Caolan Laverty.
Clonmore were too far ahead to be caught though, and Caolan Donaghy’s final point put his side six-points up when the final whistle sounded.
Clady 0-8 Collegeland 1-12
A first half goal from Cathair McGeary was the crucial score as Collegeland overcame Clady in the first round of the Junior Championship.
It was a fairly even affair to start with as the sides were tied three points apiece after 16 minutes of action.
Collegeland began to pull away with four points on the trot before McGeary’s major put them 1-7 to 0-3 up at half time.
Liam Doyle closed the gap with a pointed free, but Collegeland claimed the next four points, all from play, to go ten up.
The sides traded scores and Doyle claimed a third with the last score of the night, as Collegeland earned a seven point win.