Round-up (June 22-26)
Oram became the first team to be knocked out of this year’s Universal Graphics Junior Football Championship when they lost to neighbours Blackhill by 2-5 to 1-6 in Toome on Thursday evening. Clones battled past Aghabog in the last remaining first-round game, a low-scoring clash in Scotstown on Friday, while Killanny eased past Killeevan in the back door on Sunday.
Magheracloone, Latton and Truagh are through to the semi-finals of the Platinum Tanks Reserve Football Championship O’Duffy Cup. Magheracloone had an eight-point win at home to Drumhowan in Wednesday’s quarter-finals, while Latton had five points to spare away to Monaghan Harps and Truagh saw off Cremartin.
The Silver Hill Foods Reserve Hurling League Final will be between Monaghan Harps and Truagh after Thursday’s semi-finals. Truagh, who have been runners-up in the last two years, qualified for another decider when they beat Inniskeen by 2-12 to 1-8 (overturning last year’s final defeat), while the Harps got the better of Castleblayney by 2-10 to 0-13.
Sunday saw the county’s hurling clubs warm up for the championship with a round of SHL games, where leaders Castleblayney beat Carrickmacross, Monaghan Harps battled past Clontibret and Inniskeen were comfortable winners at home to Truagh.