Clann Eireann II 2-11 Eire Og 0-10
Clann Eireann IIs got their Junior Championship campaign off to a winning start as they hosted Eire Og on Friday night.
Two three-pointers from Ethan McKenna put some distance between the sides, having been fairly tight up to that point.
McKenna top scored for the Lurgan men on the night, finishing the game with a personal tally of 2-1.
John Magee and James French were the other scoring threats in the forward line for Clann Eireann IIs.
Magee chipped in with 0-4 while French raised two white flags. Clann Eireann have four different players hit a point apiece.
Odhran McGibbon, Andrew Cooper, Rogan McVeigh and Michael McCaughley all split the posts.
Ciaran Corey was the scoring chief for Eire Og, who have a bye next weekend as An Port Mor host Clann Eireann IIs.
Corey finished the game with 0-4 while Jake Walsh, Paul Creaney and John Cochrane all scored two-points.
O’Hanlon’s 1-5 Lissummon 0-17
Last year’s beaten Junior finalists picked up a first-round win on Friday evening, seeing off O’Hanlon’s by nine points.
Seamus Loughran’s men were relegated from Division 3A in the league but could have a big say in the championship.
O’Hanlon’s made the brighter start with an early goal and led by two-points after 15 minutes of play.
An early goal from Paul Taylor put the home side in the driving seat and had them 1-2 to 0-3 ahead by the end of the first quarter.
And that goal helped keep O’Hanlon’s in front at the break, by the minimum of margins, 1-4 to 0-6.
Three-points after the turnaround gave Lissummon the lead and they never looked back, powering to a nine-point win.
Steven Matthews was the main man with 0-8. Darren Hughes and Michael Robinson hit 0-3 apiece while Tom O’Hagan, Garrett Rafferty and Shane Mackle chipped in with 0-1 each.
Full forward Adam Canavan claimed all of the points for O’Hanlon’s, finishing with 0-5, four from frees and another from a sideline.