Round-up (May 18-22)
Castleblayney edged out Monaghan Harps in the Drumlin Group of Credit Unions Senior Football League on Wednesday evening, while Truagh returned to winning ways by beating Doohamlet on Saturday. Ballybay’s unbeaten run ended on Sunday when they lost to Clontibret in the ‘Game of the Week’, where a late goal by Fergal Mone sealed the county champions’ victory. Meanwhile, Monaghan Harps bounced back with a derby win against Scotstown.
Carrickmacross are the new leaders of the Monaghan Electrical Intermediate Football League after they picked up four points from their last two games. They had a four-point win at home to south-Monaghan rivals Donaghmoyne on Wednesday and they had eight points to spare away to Éire Óg on Saturday. Currin are second after they eased past Aughnamullen, while Corduff had a narrow defeat in Rockcorry. Donaghmoyne returned to winning ways at the expense of Seán McDermotts, with Tyholland and Drumhowan playing out a draw.
There were just two games in the Gerry’s Takeaway, Ballybay Junior Football League on Sunday. Oram moved up to second after they won in Killeevan, while Emyvale were held to a draw by Clones.
Clontibret had two wins in the Platinum Tanks Reserve Football League Division Three – against Rockcorry on Wednesday and Truagh on Saturday – while Killeevan got the better of Clones on Wednesday. In Division Four, Monaghan Harps and Castleblayney had comfortable wins over Killanny and Truagh respectively.
There was also one game in the Platinum Tanks Crawley Cup Reserve Football Championship on Friday, where Scotstown saw off Aghabog.
In the only club hurling game this week, Monaghan Harps beat Castleblayney in a high-scoring clash in the Silver Hill Foods Reserve Hurling League.
On the county scene, the senior hurlers exited the Nicky Rackard Cup at the semi-final stage with a defeat at home to Louth, while the senior footballers continued their championship preparations with a challenge match against Dublin, which they lost by 4-14 to 1-15.