Monaghan’s minor footballers and hurlers both lost Ulster shield semi-finals to Turone in Garvaghey last Friday night.
Scotstown remain top of the County Monaghan Group of Credit Unions Senior Football League after they picked up two more wins to move onto eight points. The holders cruised past Inniskeen on Saturday, before getting the better of Clontibret on Wednesday. Goals by Dermot Malone (two) and Ronan McNamara saw Castleblayney get off to a winning start against Latton on Saturday, but they lost out to Monaghan Harps on Wednesday. Saturday’s other games were draws between Truagh and Clontibret and Ballybay and Monaghan Harps, while Alan McCahey, Peter Tuite and Michael Metzger found the net to give Magheracloone victory in a high-scoring game at Donaghmoyne on Sunday, a result the Mitchells followed up by pipping Ballybay on Wednesday in their first SFL game at their newly-redeveloped pitch. Inniskeen won the battle with their fellow senior newcomers and neighbours Donaghmoyne, while goals by Christopher McKenna, Christopher McAnenly and Niall Coyle saw Truagh battle past Latton.
Emyvale have four wins from four in the Monaghan Electrical Intermediate Football League after they won Saturday’s battle of the top two in Aughnamullen, before edging out Clones on Wednesday. Aughnamullen bounced back in Wednesday’s derby at Corduff to remain in a share of second place along with Doohamlet, who beat Cremartin by six points on Saturday and Carrickmacross by five on Wednesday. Carrick had eased past Drumhowan on Sunday, with goals by Aaron Jones, Stephen Gollogly and Niall Loughman, but the 2014 JFC winners bounced back against Currin on Wednesday, with Owen Quinn and Aiden Duffy finding the net. That was a third defeat for Currin, who had also lost to Corduff on Saturday, but Tyholland, who had suffered a third loss against Clones on Saturday, got off the mark on Wednesday by edging out Cremartin.
Rockcorry are top of the Eurotech Junior Football League after four rounds. The table-toppers continued their unbeaten start with wins over Killanny and Killeevan on Friday and Wednesday. Seán McDermotts and Éire Óg are both just a point behind the leaders. The Seáns crushed Toome on Friday, before edging out Aghabog on Wednesday, while Éire Óg had narrow wins over Oram and Blackhill, who had been level with Rockcorry after Friday’s victory in Scotstown. Aghabog were convincing winners in Saturday’s local derby against Killeevan, while Wednesday’s other games saw Killanny return to winning ways at the expense of Scotstown and Toome do likewise when they made the short trip to Oram.
Inniskeen and Castleblayney maintained their 100% records in the Silver Hill Foods Senior Hurling League with convincing wins over Clontibret and Truagh respectively on Thursday. Monaghan Harps joined Inniskeen at the top of the the Silver Hill Foods Minor Hurling League with a comprehensive defeat of Castleblayney on Sunday.
Donaghmoyne and Magheracloone remain joint-top of the Minor Football League Division One after straightforward wins over Carrickmacross and Clontibret respectively on Tuesday. Monaghan Harps edged out Scotstown, while Seán McDermotts, who had beaten Clontibret on Saturday, lost out to Truagh. Na Mullaí Sarsfields are still top of the MFL Division Two despite being held to a draw by Inniskeen on Tuesday, while Aughnamullen eased past Emyvale to close the gap to a point. Cremartin were too strong for Clones, while Corduff and Toome played out a high-scoring draw. There is still a three-way tie at the top of Division Three after Killanny, Castleblayney and Patrick Emmets defeated Latton, Emerald Sarsfields and Tyholland respectively on Tuesday, with Doohamlet running out comprehensive winners against Rockcorry.