It was a mixed weekend for Monaghan county teams on the field, with the joy of the minor hurlers’ Ulster Minor Hurling League Division Two victory balanced by the senior footballers’ relegation from the Allianz National Football League Division Two on Sunday. The minor footballers lost to Cavan on Saturday, but are still through to the semi-finals of the Ulster Minor Football League.
Scotstown are still top of the Platinum Tanks Reserve Football League Division One after they edged out Clontibret on Saturday, while Monaghan Harps and Castleblayney had big wins over Magheracloone and Tyholland respectively and Latton battled past Truagh. Cremartin’s defeat to Donaghmoyne in Division Two allowed Corduff to overtake them at the top of Division Two with a win over Drumhowan, while Ballybay were too strong for Killeevan and Carrickmacross won Friday’s game against Doohamlet. Inniskeen got the better of Oram to stay ahead in Division Three, where there were also wins for Aughnamullen and Seán McDermotts at the expense of Emyvale and Rockcorry respectively. The Division Four games were won by Aghabog, Clones, Blackhill and Fergal O’Hanlons against Truagh, Killanny, Éire Óg and Toome respectively.
In Thursday’s Silver Hill Foods Development Hurling League third round, Castleblayney, Monaghan Harps and Truagh had comfortable wins over Inniskeen, Knocks and Carrickmacross respectively.
Castleblayney and Scotstown lead the way in the GRM Minor Football League Division One after wins over Monaghan Harps and Carrickmacross in round two, while Clontibret beat Killanny to get off the mark.