Division 1A & 1B Match Reports – Week 14

Division 1A Silverbridge 1-10 Armagh Harps 0-6

Silverbridge took one step closer to a top four finish in Division 1A with a seven-point win over Armagh Harps. Three-points was the difference at the break, but a goal from Sean Conlon with the final kick of the game opened up some breathing space for the hosts.

James Walsh fisted over a score inside the first minute before Conlon levelled things up for Silverbridge. Fionnan Burns and Mark McCoy swapped scores while the home side nailed three on the trot.

The sides swapped scores as the referee sounded the short whistle, with Silverbridge ahead by three-points, 0-6 to 0-3. Burns and Aaron Duffy grew that gap after the turnaround with a point each.

Conor Lavery pulled one back for the Harps with a pointed free after entering the fray, but Duffy cancelled it out at the other end. Conlon then fired home the games only goal to give Silverbridge a seven-point win.

Conlon hit 1-1 on the night and set up a lot of different scores throughout the contest. Aaron Duffy, Fionnan Burns and Sean Rock all scored 0-2 while Michael Traynor, Peter Carragher and Conor McArdle hit 0-1 each.

The Harps had six different scorers spread across the sixty minutes of league action, all claiming one-point apiece. James Walsh, James McCoy, Tom O’Kane, Conor Lavery, Mark McCoy and Conor Murphy all raised white flags.

Clann Eireann tasted defeat for the first time this season when they travelled to Granemore on Friday night. Granemore, who are already relegated from the top tier, earned a 1-6 to 0-7 win thanks to an Eoghan O’Neill three-pointer.

Silverbridge took one step closer to a top four finish in Division 1A with a seven-point win over Armagh Harps.
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Division 1B –Ballymacnab 0-6 St Peter’s 0-8

St Peter’s secured their status in Division 1B with a two-point victory away to Ballymacnab on Thursday evening. The win sees the Lurgan men leap into third place in the table and are well in the promotion shake up.

Niall McConville opened the scoring for the visiting side before Eugene Doran doubled their advantage. Ryan Watters got the Nab up and running with a free, which was cancelled out at the other end by Oisin Ginesi.

Barry Creaney and Jack Grugan swapped scores to bring the scoring to a close for the opening period. St Peter’s led by two-points when the short whistle sounded, 0-4 to 0-2.

Watters closed the gap right after the turnaround, but McConville restored that two-point gap for St Peter’s. Conan Moore exchanged pointed efforts with Kieran Hughes and Finnen Maguire as St Peter’s held on to see out a two-point victory.

Culloville likewise retained their place in Division 1B for next season with a five-point win over Maghery on Friday. The Blues were one ahead at half time, 0-3 to 0-2, but stretched that lead to 0-10 to 0-5 by full time.

Silverbridge took one step closer to a top four finish in Division 1A with a seven-point win over Armagh Harps.
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