Clann Eireann II 2-12 Thomas Davis 1-11
Clann Eireann IIs qualified for the Junior Championship final with a nervy four-point victory over Thomas Davis.
Two first half goals put Clann Eireann in the driving seat, but Thomas Davis mounted a comeback in the second half.
Clann Eireann still had enough to edge through, and they’ll now face Ballyhegan in two weeks’ time.
Thomas Davis opened the scoring right from the throw in as Ryan Courtney split the posts after 22 seconds.
Ethan McKenna tied things up with a point for Clann Eireann IIs before edging his side in front.
Then came the first goal and it was Rogan McVeigh who rattled the net for the Lurgan men, stretching their lead to four.
Mark McAteer and James French traded frees before McKenna slotted over his third, this time from a mark.
McAteer then played provider, setting up setting up Danny Shields for a score before Clann Eireann raised a second green flag.
Sean Corry fetched a pass from Conor Bell, but his shot was saved by Ronan O’Reilly. Johnny Torode was on hand however, to punch the ball to the net.
Jordan King exchanged efforts with French while Michael McCaughley brought the scoring to an end for the first half. Clann Eireann led at the break, 2-6 to 0-4.
With the breeze at their backs, Thomas Davis hit the first three points of the second half through Ronan Murphy, Courtney and Liam Quinn.
They closed the gap further with a major. Clann Eireann failed to deal with a Shields free that dropped short, and Murphy punched the ball home.
David Murphy and Corry swapped scores before McAteer slotted over another free to make it a one-point game.
But the Lurgan men stepped up with scores from Andrew Moriarty and French (2) while King and French cancelled each other out.
Cathal Trainor and McCaughley added scores for their teams as Clann Eireann secured a four point victory.