Monaghan’s ladies footballers continued their defence of the Ulster SFC title with a comprehensive semi-final win over Down on Saturday.
Cremartin maintained their place at the top of the Gerry’s Takeaway Junior Football League with a seven-point win over Oram on Friday, while Emyvale held on to second place on Sunday when they battled past Killanny. Elsewhere, Oram edged to a narrow victory against neighbours Blackhill and Clones won a low-scoring game at home to Killeevan on Sunday and Toome eased past Aghabog on Saturday.
The Platinum Tanks Reserve Football Championship Crawley Cup quarter-finals took place last Friday. Both of last year’s finalists were knocked out, as Aughnamullen were dethroned by Truagh and Castleblayney lost out to Scotstown. Blackhill are the only Division Four team through to the semis after their comfortable win away to Rockcorry, while Clontibret also put up a big score in seeing off Emyvale.
Castleblayney joined Clontibret at the top of the Platinum Tanks Reserve Football League Division One on Sunday, as the Faughs defeated Latton while Clontibret were held to a draw by Cremartin. Scotstown are just a point further back after they beat Magheracloone, while Truagh’s win over Monaghan Harps moved them up to fourth.
In the RFL Division Two, there were home wins for Ballybay, Doohamlet and Tyholland at the expense of Donaghmoyne, Inniskeen and Drumhowan respectively on Saturday. Corduff got a walkover from Carrickmacross on Sunday.
Castleblayney’s 100% run in the Silver Hill Foods Senior Hurling League came to an end on Thursday, but they are still unbeaten after they drew with Inniskeen. Truagh are second after they beat Clontibret, while Monaghan Harps are fourth after a comfortable win in Carrickmacross.
The Silver Hill Reserve Hurling League is down to the semi-final stage after Truagh secured top spot with a straightforward win over Castleblayney on Saturday. Truagh will host Inniskeen in this Thursday’s semi-final, while Blayney travel to Monaghan Harps.