Home Sport GAA Portarlington power on while Mountmellick on top in local derby

Portarlington power on while Mountmellick on top in local derby

Annanough and Barrowhouse will do battle in this IFC relegation decider

Portarlington moved top of ACFL Division 1B thanks to a comprehensive win over Annanough in McCann Park on Saturday evening.

The home side led 0-11 to 0-5 at the break with Stevie Lyons, Jake Foster and Johnny Fulham all in scoring form.

And Port really pushed on in the second half with a string of fine points before late goals from Foster and Lyons sealed a big win. Donal Miller, James Miller, Shane Stapleton and Elliott Scully were all on target for Annanough who remain at the bottom of the table after eight games.

Port, however, are firmly in touch for one of the final places – and more importantly promotion back to Division 1A.

They are now tied with Ballylinan on 12 points but are in first place by dint of having beaten Ballylinan when the sides met.  Ballylinan will have a chance to resume top spot on Monday night when they take on Crettyard.

Annanough remain at the bottom, one point off Crettyard but three behind Arles-Kilcruise who are outside the relegation spots.

ACFL Division 2

Meanwhile, Mountmellick maintained their unbeaten start to Division 2 thanks to a 1-12 to 0-7 win over neighbours The Rock.

In wet conditions, Mountmellick did enough to win, thanks to a goal from Jason Caffrey and good performances from Steven Lynch, Karl Donoher and Dave Kelly. Tom and Stephen McDonald and Brian Conlon all impressed for The Rock.

The result means Mountmellick have won all four games and are now two points behind leaders Courtwood, albeit with a game in hand.

The Rock are still without a win – but they will face some key clashes against other sides around them on the table in the coming weeks.

ACHL Division 1A

In the main club hurling game over the weekend, Rathdowney-Errill got the better of Rosenallis in Division 1A on a scoreline of 2-18 to 0-17

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