Greenfield Foods Senior Football Championship Round 1A
Castleblayney 0-16 Truagh 1-9 1/9/18
Castleblayney made it two SFC wins inside a week when they got the better of Truagh in Clontibret last Saturday. With Dermot Malone, Martin McElroy, Barry Hanratty and Dermot McArdle leading the, Blayney never trailed as they sealed a deserved win. Adam Treanor’s first-half goal kept Truagh in touch, but they fell short.
Castleblayney take on Clontibret with a semi-final place up for grabs this Saturday, while Truagh enter the qualifier route against Inniskeen on Sunday.
Castleblayney: P McBennett; B Flanagan, B Hanratty, D McArdle; F Rafter (0-1), K Duffy, E McCann; M Treanor, J Beattie; P Tavey (Capt., 0-1), D Malone (0-6, 5f), F Malone; C Brady; P Finnegan (0-1), M McElroy (0-6).
Subs: K Mackin for Finnegan (black card, 14 mins), C Hanratty for Brady (48), M Kelly (0-1) for Tavey (54), A McElroy for Mackin (58).
Truagh: T O’Brien; J McCarron, D Todd, A Coyle; P McKenna (0-2f), J McKenna, R Mohan; C McKenna, N Rooney; A Mohan (0-2), A Treanor (1-2, 0-1f), N Coyle; R Treanor (Capt.); O McElligott (0-2, 1f), C McRory.
Subs: C McAnenly for N Coyle (40), S McKenna (0-1) for McElligott (43), M Flood for McRory (50), J Treanor for A Coyle (56), P Treanor for R Treanor (58).
Referee: P McEnaney (Corduff).
Greenfield Foods Senior Football Championship Round 1B
Carrickmacross 2-18 Monaghan Harps 0-14 1/9/18
Carrickmacross got back to winning ways when they saw off Monaghan Harps in this SFC qualifier in Clontibret last Saturday. A week after falling to their first defeat of the year at the hands of holders Scotstown, the SFL leaders got their SFC campaign back on track. Carrick had stand-out performances from Aaron Lynch and Peter O’Hanlon, who hit a combined 1-9 from play. With Gary McEnaney and Niall Loughman also prominent and Stephen O’Hanlon getting their second goal, Carrick set up a local derby against Magheracloone, despite the best efforts of Kevin Loughran, Éimhín Morahan and Conor Galligan for the Harps.
Carrickmacross: M McNally; J McGeown, C Duffy, C Cromwell (0-1); G McEnaney (Capt.), J Conlon, C Martin; N Loughman, P O’Hanlon (0-4); K McMenamin, S Gollogly (0-4f), A Lynch (1-5); A Murray; S O’Hanlon (1-0), S Downey (0-2).
Subs: C McEnaney for Murray (50 mins), M Downey (0-1) for Gollogly (51), D Eakin for Martin (54), J Guinan (0-1) for McMenamin (56), R O’Connor for Lynch (57), F Lonergan for S Downey (60 + 2).
Monaghan Harps: D Hannon; T Croarkin, K Loughran, N Ward; G Treanor, C Galligan (0-2), N Hahessy; S Driver, D McKenna; N Scott (Capt.), É Morahan (0-8f), A Óg McAnespie; F Lynch, S Smyth (0-1), N McAdam (0-1f).
Subs: M Galligan (0-2) for Lynch, D Lowry for Hahessy (both H-T), C McCrystal for Croarkin (50 mins), J Mulligan for Ward (56), L Hahessy for Driver (57).
Referee: P Caulfield (Blackhill).