Thursday 29 September 2016

GAA round-up: Slaughtneil relinquish Ulster title while Crossmaglen march on

Published 01/11/2015 | 17:01

James Turley, Conor McCarthy and Orin Heaphey of Scotstown celebrate their team's victory over Slaughtneil at the final whistle. Picture credit: Seb Daly / SPORTSFILE
James Turley, Conor McCarthy and Orin Heaphey of Scotstown celebrate their team's victory over Slaughtneil at the final whistle. Picture credit: Seb Daly / SPORTSFILE
James Morgan, Crossmaglen Rangers, in action against Gerard McCann, Erins Own Cargin. AIB Ulster GAA Senior Club Football Championship, Quarter-Finals, Crossmaglen Rangers v Erins Own Cargin. Athletics Grounds, Armagh. Picture credit: Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE

Last year’s beaten All-Ireland club finalists Slaughtneil from Derry have surrendered their Ulster title to Monaghan champions Scotstown in Clones.

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Monaghan inter county player Darren Hughes hit the all-important goal as the home side prevailed by three points against the title holders whose hurling team were beaten in the Ulster club final after extra time last Sunday.

Meanwhile, perennial Ulster favourites Crossmaglen Rangers fell 0-4 to no score behind in the first quarter against Antrim champions Cargin. However, the Armagh side eventually ran out comfortable winners by 2-15 to 0-13.

Match of the day in Ulster saw Tyrone’s champions Trillick squeeze past Donegal title holders Noamh Conaill from Glenties. Trillick’s second goal scored just before the break proved the decisive score. The Donegal champions staged a spirited second half comeback but Trillick survived to book a place in the semi-final.

James Morgan, Crossmaglen Rangers, in action against Gerard McCann, Erins Own Cargin. AIB Ulster GAA Senior Club Football Championship, Quarter-Finals, Crossmaglen Rangers v Erins Own Cargin. Athletics Grounds, Armagh. Picture credit: Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE
James Morgan, Crossmaglen Rangers, in action against Gerard McCann, Erins Own Cargin. AIB Ulster GAA Senior Club Football Championship, Quarter-Finals, Crossmaglen Rangers v Erins Own Cargin. Athletics Grounds, Armagh. Picture credit: Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE

In the other quarter final tie Down champions Kilcoo hammered their Cavan counterparts Kingscourt running out 19 point winners.

Favourites Oulart the Ballagh from Wexford were given a big scare in Portlaoise by Clough Ballacolla in the Leinster club hurling quarter final. But goals in the second half from Rory Jacob (penalty) and David Redmond eventually saw them over the line.

In the other quarter final Westmeath’s Clonkill hit four goals to see off the challenge of Carlow champions St Mullins.

In the Munster club football championship Clonmel Commercials made it into the semi-final when they defeated Newcastlewest from Limerick.

Results

Ulster Club SF

Crossmaglen Rangers (Armagh) 2-15; Cargin (Antrim) 0-13 Kilcoo (Down) 3-15; Kingscourt (Cavan) 0-5 Trillick (Tyrone) 2-9; Naomh Conaill 1-11 Scotstown (Monaghan) 1-15; Slaughtneil (Derry) Munster Club SF Clonmel Commercials (Tipperary) 0-12; Newcastlewest (Limerick) 1-7

Leinster Club SH

Oulart the Ballagh (Wexford) 3-8; Clough Ballacolla (Laois) 0-13 Clonkill (Westmeath) 4-9; St Mullin’s (Carlow) 0-9.

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