Round-up (July 18-24)
The Gormley uPVC Senior Football Championship began on Saturday, when champions Clontibret cruised past Inniskeen by 4-15 to 0-10 and Latton battled to a 0-12 to 0-9 win over Doohamlet. Truagh had a comfortable win over Magheracloone on Sunday, while the Clontibret double-header saw Ballybay and Scotstown get the better of Monaghan Harps and Castleblayney respectively. In the next round of the winners’ group, Scotstown will play the winners of the remaining first-round game between Ballybay and Truagh, while Clontibret will play Latton. In the back door, Monaghan Harps are up against Inniskeen and Magheracloone have been paired with Doohamlet (Castleblayney have a bye).
Aughnamullen advanced to the next round of the McGuigan Builders Intermediate Football Championship on Friday when they beat Currin by 1-12 to 0-11. Aughnamullen have been drawn against favourites Carrickmacross in the next round, while Corduff face Donaghmoyne. In the qualifiers, Currin meet Tyholland and Rockcorry will take on Éire Óg.
Monaghan Harps won the Silver Hill Foods Reserve Hurling League on Thursday, beating Truagh in the final.
Clontibret won the Platinum Tanks Crawley Cup with a 3-3 to 1-6 victory over Scotstown in the final on Friday.
In the Platinum Tanks Reserve Football League Division Three, Killeevan had a narrow win over Oram, while there was a draw between the bottom two, Clones and Truagh.
Aghabog and Toome beat Killanny and Éire Óg respectively in Division Four, while Emyvale got their first point of the season via a draw against leaders Blackhill.
Carrickmacross remain two points clear at the top of the Monaghan Electrical Intermediate Football League after they had a ten-point win at home to Seán McDermotts on Wednesday. Corduff are still second after an away win against Éire Óg, while Rockcorry repeated their championship victory over Drumhowan.
Junior Football League leaders Cremartin fell to a three-point defeat at home to Cremartin on Wednesday. Elsewhere, there were draws between Oram and Aghabog and the bottom two – Killanny and Blackhill – while Toome are joint second after they beat Killeevan.
Defending champions Clontibret had to work hard to sneak past St. Pat’s by a single point in the first round of the Maguire Transport Minor Football Championship Division One on Tuesday. Truagh had the same winning margin against Carrickmacross, while Castleblayney produced a powerful second-half performance to turn a three-point deficit into an eight-point victory away to Monaghan Harps. Scotstown were far too strong for Emyvale in the other quarter-final.
Rock Sarsfields and Latton beat Seán McDermotts and Na Fianna respectively in the MFC Division Two, while Aughnamullen and Cremartin advanced in Division Three at the expense of Inniskeen and Corduff respectively.