Two second half goals from Ballyroan-Abbey’s Padraig McMahon helped his side claim their second league win of the season and end The Heath’s winning run.
The Heath, who were playing at home, led 1-8 to 2-3 at the break but couldn’t hold on.
Teenager Dylan Cuddy and Scott Conroy got goals for Ballyroan in the opening half but McMahon’s brace led them to a 4-8 to 1-13 win in the end.
Ballyroan-Abbey have two weeks off before they face bottom side Arles-Kilcruise in their next game while The Heath will look to get back to winning ways against O’Dempsey’s next weekend.
BALLYROAN-ABBEY: Andrew Bonham; Cian Moffit, Gavin Tynan, Ruairi Dunne; James Whelan, Aaron Carroll, Robert Wall; Shaun Murphy, Cathal Doyle; Ciaran Carroll, Diarmuid Whelan, Dylan Cuddy; Enda McWey, Scott Conroy, Padraig McMahon. Subs: Paudie McDonald for McWey, Mark McDonald for Cuddy, Colin Kinsella for McMahon
THE HEATH: Eoin Delaney; Gary Smith, Aidan Bergin, Alan Whelan; Mark Dowling, James Phelan, Conor Booth; James Nerney, Denis Booth; Dylan Kavanagh, Brian Ging, Mark Dunne; Chris Bergin, Shane Forde, Robbie Ging. Subs: Andrew Booth for Forde, Jack Delaney for Dunne, Gary Smith for A Bergin, Leon Holland for Kavanagh
Referee: John Murphy (Crettyard)
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