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Wins for Ballyroan-Abbey, Killeen and Kilcruise in 1B while Courtwood and Barrowhouse win in Division 2

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Crettyard defeated Emo on Friday night, and the remainder of the Division 1B games were played this evening.

While in Division 2, Courtwood are gone clear at the top and Barrowhouse are right behind them.


Ballyroan-Abbey 3-13 Mountmellick 2-15

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A late Michael Tierney goal proved to be the winning score as Ballyroan-Abbey picked up their second win of the league after a thrilling comeback at home to Mountmellick this evening.

Ballyroan trailed by eight points at half time as Colm Coss and Niall Mullen impressed for Mountmellick.

But with player-manager Padraig McMahon, Michael Tierney and Diarmuid Whelan all impressive, Ballyroan eat into the lead and sealed the win late on thanks to Tierney’s penalty.

BALLYROAN-ABBEY: Paudie McDonald; Cian Moffitt, Gavin Tynan, Ruairi Dunne; Aaron McEvoy, Liam Delaney, Conor Brennan; Aaron Carroll, Michael Brennan; Ciaran Carroll, Padraig McMahon, Jamie Whelan; Michael Tierney, Diarmuid Whelan, Mark McDonald. Subs: Stephen Thompson, Adam Brennan

MOUNTMELLICK: Shane Dempsey; Laurence Kenny, Michael Lawlor, Oisin Morris; Bernard Rochford, Eoin George, Darren Fitzpatrick; Colm Coss, Mark Dowling; Karl Donoher, Niall Mullen, Mark Grennan; Gary Dowling, Darragh Hanlon, Jason Caffrey.


 

Elsewhere in Division 1B

Arles-Kilcruise are gone top of Division after Lar Wall’s men, minus Ross Munnelly, pulled off a fine win over Rosenallis.

David Conway was in fine form as he kicked six points while Caomhan Brennan, who operated at full forward, scored a crucial goal that left Kilcruise 1-4 to 0-4 up against Rosenallis at half time.

This game pitted manager Johnny Irwin against his former team and he had Ronan Murray on the scoresheet three times as he fired over points for Rosenallis along with Eoin Dunne and Brian Fitzpatrick.

Rosenallis drew level ten minutes into the second half through Glen Shaw and Donnagh Callely but Kilcruise kicked on again.

Conway was instrumental while Jason McLoughlin, Seán Meaney and Fran Egan also scored in a 1-14 to 0-9 win.

Meanwhile, neighbours Arles-Killeen are just behind Kilcruise in second place after defeating Killeshin.

A Donie Kingston goal had Killeen 1-6 to 0-5 ahead at half time but Killeshin fought back.

David Aston and Stephen Attride were to the fore as Killeshin drew level as we entered the closing few minutes.

Nevertheless, Niall O’Rourke popped up with a late goal before Brendan O’Shea kicked the insurance point to seal a 2-10 to 1-9 win.


Division 2

Elsewhere, in Division 2, Courtwood continued their impressive start as they picked up their fourth straight win thanks to a massive 3-26 to 1-7 win over Ballyfin.

Barrowhouse are second behind Courtwood after they got the better of Timahoe on a scoreline of 2-7 to 0-10.

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