Indo share the leader-board
Tuesday, 1 November 2016
Lumpers A 2 Indo A 6
INDO A jumped to joint top spot in the Premier League after defeating Lumpers A 6-2. The current champions trailed 1-0 and were drawing at the halfway stage. But the Boat Street team blasted to the tape by winning all four sets in the second half of the match.
Indo, with a game more played, share the top spot with Three Steps A (who had a bye) while another of the title challengers Trainor's A had their match postponed.
Indo: Stephen Kells, Cathal Rooney, Anto McCabe, Ollie Thompson and Jerome Magee. Lumpers: Damian White and Nathan Lambe.
Magee's A 3 Gap of the North 5
GAP of the North picked up their second Premier win of the season with a 5-3 scoreline over Magee's A. The Gap won the first couple but the Quaysiders levelled at two apiece. The Border boys then took the next two but Magee's hung in at 4-3. However, the Gap won the final set to pick up the points. Magee's: Stevie Noade (2x140), Marty McParland (2x140, 123) and Tristan Byrne. Gap: John Lawlor (140), Owen Caffrey (180), Carl Thomas (140), Mickey Kelly and John Donnelly.
Gorman's, Mayobridge 6 Ballyholland INF 2
GORMAN'S got off to a flier against Ballyholland INF, the Mayobridge side winning the first four sets. The Foresters pulled it back to 4-2 but Gorman's secured victory by taking the final couple. Gorman's: Sean Poland, Jimmy McManus, Kevin Coulter, Enda McConville, Thomas Coulter and Johnny Taylor. Ballyholland: Seamus Rice and Brendan McAteer.
Cloughmor Inn 6 The Wanderers 2
THE Cloughmor Inn climbed off the bottom of the Premiership when they defeated the Wanderers 6-2. And indeed the Rostrevor side had the points in the bag after a mere six sets. Cloughmor: Paddy Greenan, John Burton, Paddy McComiskey, Christy McCartan, James Morgan and Michael Gallagher. Wanderers: Dee Dutton and Austin Thompson.
WINDMILL increased their lead at the top of Division One to three points following a fairly comfortable win over Seasiders B. The Church Street side rattled off wins in the first four sets and although the Seasiders pulled it back to 4-2, Windmill rocketed to the tape by taking the final two. Seasiders: Liam Rice and Kevin Rice. Windmill: Davy McCutcheon, Conor McKeown, Vincie Conlon, Davy Watterson, Mickey White and Ralph Patterson.
Title challengers Railway Bar, on the other hand, dropped a point to Carrickcruppen. In a closely fought match, with neither side dominating, Cruppney won the final set to pick up a point. Railway: Willie McCabe, Martin McClelland, Gary McKeown and John McCartan. Carrickcruppen: Ross Flynn, Thomas King, Mark King and Seamus Kane.
The AOH took advantage of the Railwaymen dropping a point to edge into joint second spot in the table. And against CWC they had the points secured after just six sets. AOH: Gerard O'Brien, Jim Rowland, Chris Craven, Kevin McGivern and Kevin Woods. CWC: Johnny Quinn, Ciaran Quinn and Stevie Ling.
Meanwhile Quinn's and Killeavy GFC shared the spoils in a real tough tussle. Quinn's: Anna Madigan, John Brannigan, Gareth Haughey and Yvonne Campbell. Killeavy: Pat Quinn, Gerry O'Neill, Kevin Thompson and Peter Rice.
And it was also four apiece when Bosco and Madden's met. Madden's led 3-1 with Bosco reversing the scoreline at 4-3. However, Madden's won the eighth leg to earn a share of the points. Bosco: Gerard Donegan, Mickey Green, Mark McMahon and Michael Kavanagh. Madden's: Eugene McAleavey, Daniel Carroll, Gary McAleavey and Thom Ingle.
ANN'S Army surged to joint top of Division Two with a 6-2 win over Trainor's Bar. Just one set separated the sides after five but the Army marched to success when they took the last three. Trainor's: Roger McCullough and Arthur McCaffrey. Army: Rodney Kimbley, Phil Hand, Peadar Mallie, Paul Lucas, Raymond Kimbley and Barry McMahon.
Previous lone leaders Dromintee GFC A lost their initial brace of points when former basement side Ballyholland Harps rose to the challenge in style to wrap up the match by taking the first six sets. Dromintee: Brian Larkin and Kevin O'Hare. Harps: Niall McKevitt, Mattie Shields, Paddy McNulty, Ciaran Hartigan, Paddy Fallon and Robbie White.
Forkhill GFC A won three from the last five sets to earn a point against Cornamucklagh House. House: Ciaran Loye, Jordan Loye, Niall Brown and Tommy Carlisle. Forkhill: Paul Canning, Aidan McKinley, Pat Byrne and Tony Byrne.
Meanwhile Glenn led 3-2 but rivals the Three Steps B took the last three sets to pick up the Division Two points. Glenn: Tony Bagnall, Paul Murtagh and Kieran Connell. Steps: Gerard Reynolds, Kevin Gallagher, Francis Purcell, Charlie Quinn and Peter McCoy.
And it was all too easy for Bellini's as they brushed the Sheepbridge Inn - their scorers were: Stephen McCann, Sebastian Waibel, Jimmy McVerry, Valerie Rooney, Jim Clarke, Seamus McVerry, Chris Niblock and Frank Harvey.
PORT Bar led Division Three table-toppers Magee's A 2-0 but the Quaysiders quickly got back on track to win five from the remaining six legs, pick up the league points and in the process maintained their maximum points record of five wins from five games. Port: Philip Sterritt, Trevor Jenkinson and Kyle Williamson. Magee's: Chris O'Hanlon, Ciaran Magee, Conor Carlon (140), Chris Swinbourne and Hugh Lowe.
Title challengers Armaghdown trailed Slieve Gherkin 3-0 but they battled back to level at three each. Gherkin made it 4-3 but the Monaghan Street side took the last leg to share the spoils. Armaghdown: Jimmy McMahon, Paul Kavanagh, Jason Maguire and Kieran McFee. Gherkin: Anthony Russell, Sid Hughes, Oliver Mynes and Ruby Fegan.
Howe's Bar kept in the title race, the Omeath side defeating Boyd's 6-2. Howe's: Ciaran Morgan, Pat McCourt, Packie Walker, Leroy McGuinness, Peter Woods and Gerry Kierans. Boyd's: Jimmy Little and Tom Haughey.
Seasiders INF A led 3-2 but Shane O'Neill's won the last three legs to pick up the points. Shane's: Mick Mackin, Ciaran Mackin, Noel McTaggart, Gareth McLoughlin and Pete Lynch. Seasiders: Gabriel Zarfir, Jack Rafferty and Stephen Doyle.
Trainor's of Newry were comfortable 6-2 winners and their scorers against Doyle's of Camlough were: Noel Larkin, Richie Carlon, Martin Carlon, Francie Kearns, Graham Patten and Peter Jones. Doyle's: Aidan McKeown and Mickey Clarke.
NAN Rice's picked up two points at the expense of Indo B ... and those points earned them a joint top-of-Division-Four spot. In a 7-1 victory Nan's scorers were: Stevie Bradshaw, John Bradshaw, Danny McCaul, Kealan Porter, Mark Bradshaw, John McCartan and Barry McNulty. Denver Jenkins was a lone Indo winner.
Phoenix dropped a point against Seasiders INF C and dropping that point cost them a clear lead at the head of affairs. Their scorers in a 4-4 draw were: Conor Murtagh, Cormac Malone, Paudi Rogers and Conor Madden. Seasiders: Bryan McElherron, Mark McElherron, Derek Dinsmore and Marty Patterson.
It was also a draw when Bears met Dan's Bar but the Church Street side would not have been pleased as they led 3-0 and 4-1 with Dan's storming to the tape and picking up a super point. Bears: Sean McKevitt, David Loughran, Joe McCourt and Neil Heaney. Dan's: Peter Hughes, Peter Cunningham, David Quinn and Colm Ruddy.
Meanwhile Dromintee GFC B led 3-2 but Madden's B won the last three legs to secure a fine win. Madden's: Stephen McDonald, S Murphy, Mags Jennings, Shannon Boyle and Ann Carroll. Dromintee: Alex Kilgallon, Stephen McDonald and Sean Fearon.
Trainor's Heroes cruised to the finishing line with six wins in the first six leaving rivals Charley's Angels to pick up two consolation legs. Heroes: Brendan Fitzpatrick, Miceal McEntee, Luke Phelan, Kieran Fitzpatrick, Decky Finnegan and Brian Fitzpatrick. Angels: Seamus Pearce and Joanne Markey.
Finally Forkhill GFC B were 7-1 winners over Armaghdown Ladies - and their scorers were: Ron Flynn, Sean Toner, Leo Magee, Aidy McArdle, Paddy Harte, Paul Bulger and Gary McArdle. Ladies: Tracey McKee.
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