Division 2A & 2B Match Reports – Week Nine

Division 2A Round Up

Shane O’Neill’s and Carrickcruppen played out an even 2-14 to 2-14 draw in Friday’s Division 2A league clash. Both sides were comfortably ahead at different stages but couldn’t secure the two-points on offer.

Goals from Cathal O’Grady and Michael Hughes pushed Carrickcruppen into a 2-7 to 0-6 lead. But the game was far from finished and Shane O’Neill’s, the home team on the night, came roaring back.

David McCabe grabbed two majors for the Shane’s to put them four-points up towards the end. In the true nature of this rollercoaster game, Cruppen kicked the final four points of the night to seal a share of the spoils.

Keady picked up a seven-point victory at home to Tullysaran, with the game finishing 1-16 to 1-9. James O’Hara claimed Keady’s three-pointer, while Gavin Conlon hit 1-3 on the night for Tullysaran.

Elsewhere, St Paul’s continued their fine form as they saw off Annaghmore by seven, winning 0-16 to 0-9. Pearse Og overcame Grange by five-points in the end, 0-17 to 1-9.

Division 2B – Derrynoose 0-12 Cross II 0-11

Derrynoose edged out Crossmaglen IIs by the minimum of margins on Friday night, winning 0-12 to 0-11. The home side led by three points late on before the Rangers grabbed the final two scores of the night.

Davy McCreesh and Shea McNaughton (free) traded scores with the opposition early on before Cross nudged 4-2 ahead. McNaughton (free) and Sean McGuigan tied things up while Mark Lennon pushed Derrynoose in front.

Fabio Moreira traded scores with Cross, as did McNaughton (free) and Derrynoose held a 7-6 lead at half time. Sean Lennon swapped points with the visitors before Cross hit three on the bounce to go in front.

Shane O’Neill’s and Carrickcruppen played out an even 2-14 to 2-14 draw in Friday’s Division 2A league clash

Lennon, McCreesh, Stevie Keenan and Moreira hit four on the trot for Paul Hagan’s men to give them some breathing space. Cross claimed the last two points, but Derrynoose held on to win by one.

Belleek earned a hard fought three-point win away to Whitecross. Callum O’Neill was responsible for one of their goals as they saw out a 2-8 to 1-8 victory. Elsewhere, Jamie McAleenan and Marc Davidson raise green flags as Tir na nOg beat Clonmore 2-10 to 1-6.

Clann Eireann IIs came from behind at the half time break to beat Wolfe Tones by seven-points, 2-17 to 1-13. An early Matthew Conway goal gave the visitors a head start, but Ruairi McConville and Cohen Henderson both claimed majors to help Clann Eireann over the line.  

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