Division 1A & 1B Match Reports – Week 12

Division 1A – Clann Eireann 1-11 Crossmaglen 0-7

Clann Eireann overcame Crossmaglen by seven-points, at home, in Friday night’s Division 1A top of the table clash. The sides were evenly matched for long periods, but Conor McConville’s late goal widened the gap at the end.

Crossmaglen got the game up and running with the first two scores of the day before the home side opened their account. Ronan Fitzpatrick then slotted over a point to restore their two-point advantage.

Conor McConville responded at the other end with a pointed free, which was cancelled out by Callum Cumiskey. Shea Heffron fired over the final score of the half, with Cross ahead 0-4 to 0-3.

Garvan Carragher grew that lead at the start of the second half before Aodhan McConville pointed. Cross could have been further ahead but for a fine penalty save from the Clann Eireann netminder.

Emmet Magee then shot forward to tie things up before Conor McConville gave the hosts the lead for the first time. The sides traded scores, leaving one-point the difference before Clann Eireann took over.

The reigning league champions finished with a flurry, rattling off the final 1-3 of the day. McConville slotted home the game’s only goal with the final kick to put his side two-points clear at the top of the table.

Elsewhere, goals from Aron McKenna and Niall Smith handed Madden a 2-11 to 0-8 win over Dromintee. Granemore grabbed their first victory of the season, a late pointed penalty from Jason O’Neill seeing them past Killeavy, 0-11 to 0-10.

Clann Eireann overcame Crossmaglen by seven-points, at home, in Friday night’s Division 1A top of the table clash.
Photo Credit: John Merry

Division 1B – Mullaghbawn 1-10 Ballymacnab 1-9

Mullaghbawn grew their lead at the top of the Division 1B table as they saw off Ballymacnab by the minimum of margins. The sides were level a number of times throughout the contest, but the home side edged it in the end.

Jack Grugan shot over the first score of the game before the Nab hit the net. Grugan’s effort dropped short, but Dan O’Toole was on hand to capture possession and raise the first green flag of the night.

Mullaghbawn responded with a goal of their own through Cormac Smyth while Niall Loye tied the game. Cormac McKee (mark) and Aodhan Toner swapped scores with Fergal O’Brien as the sides headed into the break level 1-3 apiece.

Pearse Hughes and Grugan got the Nab ahead at the start of the second half before Ryan Kelly and Finnen Maguire traded points. Ruairi McCann and Loye both split the posts to level things up once again.

O’Brien and Maguire exchanged efforts while Loye and Tiarnan Murphy handed Mullaghbawn a two-point lead. Hughes and Grugan converted dead ball efforts, but the winning chance fell to Loye who landed a huge free to see his side ahead 1-10 to 1-9.

Clann Eireann overcame Crossmaglen by seven-points, at home, in Friday night’s Division 1A top of the table clash.
Photo Credit: Sinead Snaps

Sarsfields 0-10 Maghery 0-10

Sarsfields and Maghery couldn’t be separated on Friday night as they earned a share of the spoils. The home side looked to have done enough, but Niall McAlinden kicked the final point to see the game finish level.

The home side shot into an early three-point lead before Matthew Mackle opened Maghery’s account. A second from Mackle and another from McAlinden levelled the game with a few minutes left before the break.

Colin Stevenson nudged the High Moss men in front before Eamon McGeown and Oisin Cushnahan traded scores. That saw Sarsfields head into the half time interval ahead by the minimum, 0-5 to 0-4.

Photo Credit: John Merry

Cushnahan levelled the game for Maghery before trading dead ball efforts from Micheal McKenna. McGeown and Cushnahan also cancelled each other out as did Conall McCann and Niall McAlinden.

Another Cushnahan free edge Maghery ahead before two from Stevenson and McKenna put Sarsfields in front during added time. There was once chance left however and McAlinden raised the final white flag of the night to see the sides finish all square, 0-10 each.

Culloville earned a two-point home win over St Peter’s on Friday evening, 0-9 to 0-7. Clan na Gael were huge winners over St Patrick’s, 4-9 to 0-10 with Jack Lavery (2), Brendan O’Hagan and James Austin rattling the net.

Clann Eireann overcame Crossmaglen by seven-points, at home, in Friday night’s Division 1A top of the table clash.
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