Grange 1-9 Clann Eireann 2-12
Division 1A league champions Clann Eireann gained the upper hand against Grange, away from home, on Saturday afternoon.
The Lurgan men where the best side on show, but their hosts certainly gave a good account of themselves.
Clann Eireann got off to a dream start, netting straight from the throw in to take command of the encounter.
Declan Mallon burst through the Grange defence and fired the ball to the back of the net to make the home sides challenge an even tougher one.
Clann Eireann followed it up with four points in quick succession. Conor McConville, Dan McCarthy, Tiarnan Kelly and Conor Turbitt all raised white flags.
Great finally opened their account after 12 minutes of action, with a beauty from the left foot of Brendan Raffertty.
Daire Mallon added another from a free before Clann Eireann, the Division 1A league champions, pushed further ahead.
Conor McConville played a quick one-two with his midfield partner Kelly before hitting home his sides second major.
Daniel Magee finished off a fine move with a point, but the Grange bravely battled their way back into the game before the break.
Ben Toal traded scores with Turbitt while Jake Toal powered his way through the Clann Eireann rear-guard and buried the ball to the net.
Mallon swung over the final score of the first period with his second free, to leave five the difference. Clann Eireann in front 2-6 to 1-4.
Kieran traded scores with Adam Kelly and Magee at the start of the second period before ‘Turbo’ put seven between the teams.
Adam Kelly, Turbitt and substitute Ruairi McConville all split the posts to make nine-points the difference.
Grange tagged on the final three scores of the game but were also reduced to 14 men. Miceal McKenna received his marching orders for a second bookable offence.
Daire Mallon (2) and Toal nailed a trio of points to see six the difference when the final whistle sounded.