Round-up (June 10-15)
The McGuigan Builders Intermediate Football Championship started last weekend when all ten teams were in action. On Friday, Donaghmoyne had a one-point win over Tyholland, while Saturday’s game saw Aughnamullen come through a low-scoring derby with Drumhowan. In Sunday’s games, Currin saw off Rockcorry, Corduff cruised past Éire Óg and Carrickmacross survived a scare against Seán McDermotts.
There were also two games in the Universal Graphics Junior Football Championship, where Emyvale defeated Blackhill on Friday evening and Aghabog eventually won their replay against Oram by a point after extra-time on Sunday.
Ballybay are still top of the Drumlin Group of Credit Unions Senior Football League, despite falling to just their second defeat of the season on Wednesday, when they lost to Latton, who have now gone seven games without a defeat. Clontibret are up to joint second after they edged past Monaghan Harps, while Magheracloone lost to Scotstown, who had goals from Conor Caulfield, Brian McGinnity and David McCague on the night that Kieran Hughes made a long-awaited return from injury. Truagh drew with Castleblayney, while Doohamlet had a comfortable win in the bottom-of-the-table clash against Inniskeen.
There was also a full round of SFL games last weekend. Ballybay were comfortable winners in Doohamlet, while Magheracloone and Clontibret kept up the pace with victories over Truagh and Castleblayney respectively. Monaghan Harps edged past Inniskeen and Scotstown held Latton to a draw.
Wednesday’s games in the Monaghan Electrical Intermediate Football League were all close-run things, with three points being the biggest margin of victory. Carrickmacross edged out Tyholland to stay top, while Corduff are still second after they squeezed past Drumhowan. Éire Óg recovered from their championship disaster with a surprise win in Currin, while Seán McDermotts and Donaghmoyne had three points to spare against Aughnamullen and Rockcorry respectively. Just four points now separate fourth place from bottom in a very competitive league.
Cremartin beat Aghabog to stay top of the Gerry’s Takeaway Junior Football League, while Emyvale eased past Blackhill to secure second place. Toome and Killeevan had narrow wins away to Clones and Killanny respectively. Emyvale also beat Killeevan on Sunday, while Clones were too strong for Blackhill.