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Armagh GAA Cormac Leonard Commercials Championship

Armagh GAA Cormac Leonard Commercials Senior Championship

Armagh Harps, Ballymacnab, Crossmaglen Rangers, St. Patrick’s, Cullyhanna qualify for the Quarter Finals

Armagh Harps, Ballymacnab, Crossmaglen Rangers and St Pat’s, Cullyhanna won their respective Senior Championship Groups to book themselves a place in the quarter-finals to be held on 21-24 Sept at neutral venues.

Group A saw League Champions Ballymacnab continue their rich vein of form as they won all 3 of their group matches. At home to Dromintee in the last group match there was a place in the last 8 up for grabs as both teams had recorded two wins each. An understrength visiting side trailed 2-8 to 0-6 at the short whistle courtesy of goals from Ryan Watters and Jack Grugan. The hosts lost a man a minute into the second half but 10 minutes later it was 14 a side with a brace of converted penalties from Cathal McKenna the half’s highlight. As the ’Nab advance to the last 8 with Dromintee facing Madden and third placed Sarsfields taking on Silverbridge in the play offs

Group B with 3 wins from 3 were Crossmmaglen Rangers. Cross were 20 point winners at home to Clann Eireann in the last of their group matches the heavy defeat knocking Clann Eireann out of the Championship on scoring differences. With Madden winning 1-9 to 0-10 at Silverbridge 3 teams Silverbridge, Madden and Clann Eireann all finished with 2 points each and using scoring differences the Bridge finished second in the group to meet Sarsfields and Madden third to take on Dromintee.

GROUP C

The table topping game between Armagh Harps and Maghery would decide who would advance to the quarter finals and who would be group runner up. Not surprising then that we were treated to a nailbiter at the Loughshore which Maghery won by the minimum margin a point 0-12 to 0-11 despite the loss of Aidan Forker to a red card. Harps now play Granemore in the playoffs. Killeavy won a dour match with Annaghmore 9-6 to claim third place and a meeting with Pearse Og this coming weekend. All playoff games will be played this coming weekend

Group D saw St Patrick’s, Cullyhanna win 3 out of 3 finishing the group with a 3-17 to 0-7 win over Granemore. Pearse Og beat Tir Na nOg to finish group runners-up with Granemore third and Tir Na nOg eliminated.

Group A Dromintee v Madden

Group B Silverbridge v Sarsfields

Group C Armagh Harps v Granemore

Group D Pearse Og v Killeavy

Armagh GAA Cormac Leonard Commercials Intermediate Championship

Forkhill, Middletown, Clan na Gael, St Peter’s qualify for the Quarter Finals

Forkhill qualified for the last 8 of the championship by topping their group on 4 points after a terrific 1-14 to 2-7 win at Shane O’Neill’s. Shanes finished second in the group as Wolfe Tone grabbed the third qualifier spot by winning at St Paul’s 4-13 to 1-13. Clan Na Gael despite losing their last match at home to Grange, still topped Group A. The win for Grange saw them grab third place behind runners-up Crossmaglen Rangers whose 2-17 to 0-14 win over Ballyhegan knocked Ballyhegan out of the championship. In Group D a surprise first looss for leaders Clonmore away to Tullysarran saw them lose their quarter final berth to St Peter’s who beat Mullaghbawn 1-18 to 1-9

Play-Off Round – 14th-16th September (Neutral Venues)

Group A Crossmaglen Rangers v Wolfe Tones

Group B Shane O’Neill’s v Grange

Group C Culloville v Mullaghbawn

Group D Clonmore v Eire Og

Armagh GAA Cormac Leonard Commercials Junior Championship

Dorsey Emmet’s, Keady, An Port Mor, Belleek are into the Semi-finals

We are down to the semi-finals of the Junior Championship with the form book franked in the quarter-final results. Dorsey were 1-19 to 0-1 victors over O’Hanlon’s with the ease of their win a big surprise. Keady had 6 points to spare over Collegeland 0-14 to 0-8 whilst An Port Mor ground out a hard fought 0-12 to 0-9 win over Killeavy 11. The last place up for grabs was between Belleek and Derrynoose with Belleek advancing to the last four by a 1-12 to 0-12 scoreline.