Late points by Thomas Kerr and Hugh Malone gave Ballybay a two-point win over Castleblayney in the Drumlin Group of Credit Unions Senior Football League on Friday, which keeps them three points clear at the top ahead of Latton and Magheracloone, who both took full points on Sunday. Latton beat Doohamlet by five points to stretch their unbeaten league run to 11 games, while Magheracloone won by six away to Monaghan Harps. Elsewhere, Clontibret were four-point winners in Truagh, while Scotstown got a walkover from Inniskeen.
Carrickmacross moved four points clear at the summit of the Monaghan Electrical Intermediate Football League on Sunday, when goals by county men Stephen Gollogly and Mark Downey led them to victory at home to Drumhowan. Corduff fell to a three-point defeat at home to neighbours Aughnamullen, who moved three points above the relegation zone in the process, while third-placed Currin won at home to Rockcorry. Tyholland are up to fourth after they continued their recent goal-scoring form by finding the net three times in an away win over Donaghmoyne, while Seán McDermotts also hit three goals in a comprehensive defeat of local rivals Éire Óg.
Oram and Toome both won on Sunday to overtake Emyvale in second place of the Gerry’s Takeaway Junior Football League. Oram battled past Killanny, while Toome hammered bottom-of-the-table Blackhill.
Inniskeen were surprisingly held to a draw by Carrickmacross in the Silver Hill Foods Senior Hurling League, just a week after they hammered them in the semi-finals of the championship. Meanwhile, Castleblayney and Truagh got walkovers from Clontibret and Monaghan Harps respectively. In Sunday’s Minor Hurling League games, there were high-scoring wins for Emmet Grattans and Castleblayney at the expense of Clontibret and Truagh respectively.
Blackhill stayed top of the Platinum Tanks Reserve Football League Division Four with a narrow win over Monaghan Harps on Wednesday, while Killanny and Éire Óg got the better of Truagh and Fergal O’Hanlons respectively. The RFL Division One game between Scotstown and Castleblayney was postponed, as was the Maguire Transport Minor Football Championship Division Three quarter-final between Clones and Donaghmoyne.
Castleblayney are out on their own at the top of the GRM Minor Football League Division One after they had a surprisingly easy win over Clontibret. In the other games, Scotstown and Truagh ran up big scores in wins over Emyvale and Monaghan Harps, while Carrickmacross got a walkover from St. Pat’s.
Killanny were comfortable winners over Seán McDermotts in Division Two, while the Division Three games saw Aughnamullen get the better of Corduff and Cremartin hammer Inniskeen.
Meanwhile, the county senior camogie team hammered Kildare in the Junior B All-Ireland championship on Sunday.
Sunday’s Junior Football Championship semi-final between Emyvale and Clones was postponed due to a tragic bereavement in Emyvale.