McElvaney Recycling Intermediate Football Championship Round 1A
Corduff 2-9 Aughnamullen 1-8
Corduff finished with a flourish to edge a tense derby against Aughnamullen in the IFC Round 1A in Inniskeen. The teams evenly shared eight points in a stop-start opening half, but the tempo raised during the final quarter, which saw the momentum swing a couple of times. Aughnamullen had an impact from a couple of subs, including their star forward Mícheál Bannigan and goal-scorer Joel Wilson, but Gavin McEnaney contributed 1-1 off the bench as Corduff finished with an unanswered 1-3 to set up another derby against Magheracloone.
Corduff: B Woods; F O’Callaghan, C Brennan, M Connolly (0-1); L McKeown, J McGarrell, S Hand; P Keenan (0-1), D Larkin; D Finnegan, J King, S Burns; J Hand (1-0), K McEnaney (0-2), F Hanratty (Capt., 0-4, 3f).
Subs: G McEnaney (1-1) for Burns (44 mins), S McEnaney for McGarrell (47), G Connolly for Larkin (60 + 5).
Aughnamullen: T Marron; S Lambe, Keith Sheridan (Capt.), L Conlan; A Sheridan, P Connolly (0-1), A Magee; S Sheridan, K Duffy (0-2); M McArdle, T Duffy (0-3, 2f), E McArdle (0-1f); S Geoghegan, C Keenan, Kevin Sheridan (0-1).
Subs: M Bannigan for M McArdle (22), J Wilson (1-0) for Keenan (37), S Forde for A Sheridan (40), D Geoghegan for E McArdle (46), J Keenan for Kevin Sheridan (58), P Marron for Conlan (60 + 5).
Referee: R Malone (Castleblayney).
McElvaney Waste & Recycling Intermediate Football Championship Round 1A
Donaghmoyne 1-12 Killanny 2-9 (AET)
* Donaghmoyne won 4-3 on penalties
The first IFC game to go to penalties saw Donaghmoyne eventually see off Killanny by the narrowest of margins. 80-plus minutes, including extra-time, couldn’t separate the teams, so it required a dramatic shoot-out – decided in sudden death – for Donaghmoyne to advance to a Round 2A clash with Emyvale.
With David Garland restricted to two points from frees, Donaghmoyne were thankful to Darren McElroy and Stephen Finnegan for some vital scores, while Eddie Walsh was in fine form for Killanny, hitting 1-6.
Donaghmoyne: S Garland; F Keenan (0-1), S Cunningham, Stephen Martin; M Murnaghan, P Donaghy, J McCaghey (0-1f); N Keenan, D Coleman; S Finnegan (0-3), A Courtney, C O’Connor; R McDonald; D McElroy (0-4), D Garland (Capt., 0-2f).
Subs: F Markey for N Keenan, C Martin (0-1) for Courtney (both H-T), C Coleman for O’Connor (39), J Kelly (1-0) for D Coleman (52), O Martin for McDonald (60 + 1).
Extra-time subs: R Mohan for Murnaghan (4), C Finnegan for S Martin (18), S Markey for D Garland (black card, 20).
Temporary sub: C Coleman for Donaghy (32-39).
Killanny: K Duffy; T Duffy (0-1), R Duffy, R Berg; C Leegan (Capt.), R Grimes, C Vernon; D Connolly, G Flanagan (0-1f); S McMahon (0-1), K Collins, E Markey; D Leegan, M Grimes, E Walsh (1-6, 0-4f).
Subs: M Vernon for M Grimes (40), S Finn for D Leegan (48), Adam Kieran for C Leegan (57), D Traynor (1-0) for Markey (60 + 1).
Extra-time subs: D McArdle for C Vernon (9), C Vernon for McMahon (17).
Referee: A Mullen (Scotstown).
McElvaney Waste & Recycling Intermediate Football Championship Round 2A
Emyvale 3-10 Cremartin 1-12 18/8/19
Emyvale battled past Cremartin after a dramatic finish in Scotstown, repeating their 2018 JFC Final win. Goals by David McAlister (two) and Daniel McMahon proved enough for Emyvale, who were able to respond after David Hanley had found the net for Cremartin.
Emyvale: C Forde (0-1f); S McMeel, A Loughran, C Connolly; R Kelly, R McAnespie (0-4, 2f), G Devlin; C Hughes, M Flannery; M O’Brien, R McAlister, K McQuaid (0-1); D McMahon (Capt., 1-1), D McAlister (2-1), N McKenna (0-2).
Subs: R Treanor for Connolly (52 mins),
Cremartin: J Lavelle; C Kerr, L Atkinson, J Branigan; É Atkinson, D Farrell, R Burke (Capt., 0-2); N Flanagan, M Magee; K Atkinson, R McVicar, F Mulligan (0-1); D Hanley (1-2), S Burke (0-3, 2f), C Atkinson.
Subs: P McNally (0-4f) for C Atkinson (H-T), K Nolan for Magee (42).
Referee: D Connolly (Scotstown).
McElvaney’s Waste & Recycling Intermediate Football Championship Round 1A
Magheracloone 4-12 Monaghan Harps 0-14
Magheracloone underlined their credentials in the IFC with a Round 1A win over Monaghan Harps in Castleblayney. After hitting 4-16 in a preliminary-round win over Tyholland, Magheracloone were again in prolific form here, with Paudie McMahon, Alan McCahey, Michael Metzger and Gavin Doogan all finding the net.
This game hinged on a one-minute burst from Magheracloone just before the end of what had been a well-contested first half, as they rattled in a brace of goals to put themselves in a commanding position. The Harps continued to battle in the second half, but they couldn’t get the goals they needed to get back into contention, with Doogan’s major keeping IFL table-toppers Magheracloone well clear.
A south-Monaghan derby against Corduff awaits in Round 2A for Magheracloone, while the Harps will face Killanny in Round 2B.
Magheracloone: D Kirk; M Jones, P Ward (Capt.), P McArdle; K Rudden, J Ward, C McKeown; J Kieran, L Óg Murray (0-1); G Doogan (1-1), A Kieran (0-2), P McMahon (1-2); A McCahey (1-4, 0-2f), M Metzger (1-2), T Freeman.
Subs: R Farrelly for Freeman (41 mins), N Marron for Murray (55), C Freeman for Jones (58).
Monaghan Harps: D Hannon; B Óg Ó Dufaigh, N Scott, T Croarkin; C Duffy, C Galligan, D Fanning (0-1); S Driver (0-1), A Óg McAnespie (Capt.); M Galligan, É Morahan (0-5, 3f, 1 ‘45), S McMahon (0-1); L Hahessy (0-4, 3f), N McAdam, L Power (0-2).
Subs: K Loughran for Duffy (32 mins), J Mulligan for M Galligan (36), D McKenna for Power (37), D Hahessy for Morahan (49), O Fagan for Fanning (54).
Referee: B Grimley (Cremartin).