Castleblayney retained the Silver Hill Foods Senior Hurling Championship title with a hard-earned win over Inniskeen in Sunday’s final (see report).
Donaghmoyne are Monaghan Foxhound Travel Senior Football Champions for the tenth year in a row after they cruised to victory against Truagh in the final on Saturday evening.
Ballybay remain four points clear at the top of the Drumlin Group of Credit Unions Senior Football League after they edged a one-point win away to Monaghan Harps on Sunday. The league leaders were six points clear at half-time thanks to goals by Shane McGuinness and Paul Finlay, but they needed a late flourish to take the two points and stay well ahead of Clontibret, who led from start to finish in a four-point defeat of Latton. Magheracloone are up to third after they got the better of Castleblayney, while Scotstown eased past Truagh, with Kieran Hughes hitting 1-4 to inspire their victory over their neighbours. Currin looked set to take full points from Carrickmacross when they led by three with time almost up, but a last-gasp goal by Stephen Gollogly gave Carrick a share of the spoils.
Doohamlet continued their remarkable run in the Monaghan Electrical Intermediate Football League and opened up a six-point gap at the top in the process when they edged out Tyholland on Sunday. Donaghmoyne’s double-scores win at home to Seán McDermotts moved them up to second, leap-frogging Rockcorry, whose ten-match unbeaten run came to an end with a six-point loss to Corduff.
Emyvale produced a powerful performance to crush Killeevan and move two points ahead at the top of the Eurotech Junior Football League on Sunday, while their nearest challengers Drumhowan and Clones played out a draw. Killanny remain in fourth after they squeezed past Éire Óg on the day that the Kieran twins made their debuts for the south-Monaghan club.
Meanwhile, Monaghan’s ladies footballers have been drawn to play Mayo in the TG4 All-Ireland SFC quarter-finals. The game will take place on Saturday, August 25 at a time and venue yet to be announced.