A number of up-and-coming Armagh youngsters had big says in this week’s opening rounds of the MacRory Cup.
Culloville clubman Ryan Duffy slotted home a late penalty as St Colman’s earned a share of the spoils.
The Duffy brothers, Eoin and Ryan, combined to secure a draw for the Newry based college against St Michael’s Enniskillen.
Eoin was hauled down in the square as St Colman’s trailed by three-points. Captain Ryan Duffy stood up to bury the ball to the net from the spot.
That was enough for St Colman’s, led by Clan na Gael manager Ronan McMahon, to draw the game 1-8 apiece.
St Colman’s will also come up against St Patrick’s Academy Dungannon and St Mary’s Magherafelt in their group.
Abbey CBS defeated St Patrick’s Armagh on Wednesday night in Pairc Esler with the minimum the difference.
Dara McCloskey top scored for the Armagh men with 0-5 while Pauric O’Keefe and Paul Hendron hit 0-2 apiece.
Two goals at the start of the second half were the major scores for Abbey CBS. The majors sent them into a seven-point.
Armagh rallied in the final quarter and battled back bravely. The claimed the final six points of the evening, but it wasn’t enough to get something from the game.
St Patrick’s Maghera currently sit top of Group A after overcoming St Macartan’s Monaghan by four points.
St Paul’s Bessbrook were heavily defeated by Omagh CBS in the MacRory Cup first round, 2-16 to 0-9.
Killeavy attacker Fergal Boylan done the bulk of the scoring for Bessbrook, and he finished with 0-6 to his name.
Dromintee’s Eoghan McKeever and Eoin Kane of Carrickcruppen also chipped in with 0-1 each.
Goals from James Austin and Cohen Henderson helped get 2017 winners St Ronan’s off to a winning start.
They defeated Patrician, Carrickmacross by two-points in the end, with the game finishing 2-4 to 0-8.