Junior Championship Hot Shots – Round 1

There were six games played in the opening weekend of the Junior Championship with some interesting results across the groups.

Lissummon and Clann Eireann IIs lead the way in terms of team scoring. Both sides racked up 17 points last Friday night.

Lissummon were also tied for the best defensive record of the weekend. They held O’Hanlon’s to 1-5 while Collegeland conceded 0-8 against Clady.

Last years beaten JFC finalists Lissummon were worthy winners over Redmond O’Hanlon’s in round one.

Steven Matthews led the way for Seamus Loughran’s side. He top scored on the day with 0-8 as Lissummon won with nine-points to spare.

Ethan McKenna of Clann Eireann IIs is next on the scoring list, having claimed 2-1 against Eire Og.

The youngster’s two goals were the main scores in the game as Clann Eireann IIs ran out seven-point victors.

Division 3A winners Clonmore, and the favourites for the championship, beat Killeavy IIs in the opening round.

Cahal Cunningham was the main scoring chief for Clonmore. The wing half forward nailed 0-6 for his side.

That was enough to secure Brendan Donaghy’s men an opening round win, as they had six to spare in the end, 1-13 to 1-7.

Photo Credit: Clonmore

Joint fourth

That’s the top three scorers from the first round, and there are six players tied for fourth spot with 0-4.

Peter McGrane rattled the net for Ballyhegan as they suffered a surprising three-point defeat to Thomas Davis.

McGrane finished with a personal haul of 1-1, but it wasn’t enough for Ballyhegan to get something from the game.

Dorsey duo Michael McVerry and Aidan Mackin knocked over 0-4 apiece in their four-point win over Mullabrack.

John Magee also chipped in with 0-4 for Clann Eireann, while Ciaran Corey hit the same tally for Eire Og.

Martin Kelly was the top scorer for Collegeland as they beat Clady and finished the game with 0-4.