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Conway lands late winner for Arles-Kilcruise as Killeshin and Rosenallis also win

The Heath v Arles-Kilcruise
Jimmy Nerney in action for The Heath against Arles-Kilcruise in ACFL Division 1B. Picture: Seamus Mulhare

Arles-Kilcruise 2-8 The Heath 2-7
ACFL Division 1B

David Conway kicked a last-minute winner for Arles-Kilcruise this evening as they got the better of The Heath in the opening game in ACFL Division 1B.

The two sides will be expected to be strong contenders for the intermediate title later in the year and they played out a decent battle in lovely conditions.

A goal from Conor Booth gave The Heath a 1-4 to 0-3 lead in the first half but Kilcruise struck back with two goals – from PJ Lawlor and debutant Darragh Kealy – to lead 2-4 to 1-5 at the break.

Kilcruise led for most of the second half but an Andrew Booth penalty drew the sides level late on only for David Conway to land the winner from a free in injury time.

SCORERS – Arles-Kilcruise: David Conway 0-6 (two frees), PJ Lawlor 1-1, Darragh Kealy 1-0, Liam Whelan, Brendan Conway 0-1 each. The Heath. Jimmy Nerney and Leon Holland 0-3 each, Andrew Booth and Conor Booth (penalty) 1-0 each, James Phelan 0-1, Jake Ratcliffe 0-1

ARLES-KILCRUISE: Dermot Nolan; Sean Meaney, Mark Wall, Ciaran Lawlor; Cialan Mulhall, Conal Brennan, Shane Creed; Kevin Meaney, PJ Lawlor; Arran Moore, Brendan Conway, Jamie Conway; Liam Whelan, David Conway, Darragh Kealy.

THE HEATH: Joe Walshe; David O’Brien, Robert Dowling, Alan Whelan; Mark Dowling, Jimmy Nerney, Mark Phelan; PJ Daly, Aaron Thornton; Jake Ratcliffe, James Phelan, Leon Hollan; Conor Booth, Andrew Booth, Brian Ging

REFEREE: Jamie McDonald (Rosenallis)

Arles-Kilcruise v The Heath
David Conway (above) kicks the winning score for Arles-Kilcruise against The Heath. Photo: Seamus Mulhare

Rosenallis 1-14 Arles-Killeen 0-5
ACFL Division 1B

A dominant second-half performance from Rosenallis saw them easily get the better of Arles-Killeen in Rosenallis this evening.

The home side were only 0-6 to 0-5 up at half time but they scored 1-8 without reply after the break to ease to a 12-point win.

Niall Dunne accounted for most of the Arles-Killeen scores in the opening half while Eoin Dunne, Ronan Murray and Donnagh Callally got points for Rosenallis with Brian Fitzpatrick getting the goal.

ROSENALLIS: Tommy Shelley; Paul Maher, Ruadhri C-Fennell, Matthew Bennett; Cillian Callally, Cathal C-Fennell, Paddy Keating; Mark Dunne, Fionn Kempster; Donnagh Callally, Eoin Dunne, Joey Shelley; Brian Fitzpatrick, Alex Marron, James Jackson, Colm Bennett

ARLES-KILLEEN: Ciaran Bizzell; Enda McDonald, James Mahon, Gerry McWey; Michael Wall, Dermot Julian, Conor Keightley; Joe Mahon, John Mahon; Jason Enright, Sean O’Shea, Niall O’Rourke; Donie Brennan, Aidan O’Rourke, Niall Dunne.

Killeshin 0-13 Clonaslee-St Manman’s 0-10
ACFL Division 1B

Killeshin overturned a five-point half-time deficit to get their season off to a winning start.

The visitors led 0-7 to 0-2 at half time but faded in the second half as Killeshin hit 11 points after the break.

Evan Lowry impressed with a number of scores for Killeshin while a penalty save from Killian Roche was also a crucial moment.

Niall Corbet hit six points for Clonaslee with Niall Hogan getting two and Bob Downey and Cathal Lee one each.

KILLESHIN: Killian Roche; Brendan McDonald, Jeremy Mahon, David McDonald; Ross Bolger, Kevin Ryan, Paddy Doyle; Adam Deering, Cathal Byrne; Daniel McGrath, Evan Lowry, Simon Attride; Alan Brennan, Jack Dowling, Kaelum Hand. Subs: Lee Dunne, James Davis, Owen Scully, Evan Galligan, Arnie Mahon, James Doogue

CLONASLEE-ST MANMAN’S: Barry Kelly; DJ Callaghan, Will Young, JJ Kennedy; Cian Callaghan, Diarmuid Conroy, Tom Smith; Sean Condon, Jack Owens; Bob Downey, Niall Corbet, Niall Hogan; Cathal Lee, Paddy Hyland, John Rigney. Subs: Glen McEvoy, Cian Conroy

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