Monday 29th August 2022
Saval recorded a comprehensive 3-20 - 0-07 victory over St Paul’s in the Parador Lodge Intermediate Championship on Sunday afternoon. From early on Saval were dominant and led 1-11 - 0-05 at half time. Two further second half goals significantly enhanced the margin of the win as St Paul’s battled gamely with Daniel Eastwood and Finn Collins each kicking 0-03 to keep their fans interested.
In the same competition in a fixture played in Rostrevor at the same time Ballymartin saw off the challenge of Newry Bosco who’s wastefulness infront of goal proved their downfall as ten first half wides gave them little chance in the game. At the other end the lilywhites were clinical and Paul Quinn netted twice on his way to shooting a personal tally of 2-02. By the break Ballymartin led 2-06 - 0-01. In the second half it was Ballymartin who missed most chances while Patrick Ruddy kicked some nice points from range for the Newry side. A comeback was never likely to materialise though and Ballymartin eased themselves into the winners pot with the final scoreline reading 2-14 - 0-06.
The action kicked off for the day in the Morgan Fuels Down Senior Football Championship at 3:00pm in An Riocht where a first half Ballyholland goal from Mark Walsh ultimately proved decisive as they edged past Division Two league champions, Longstone. Leading 1-05 - 0-05 at half time, the Harps had Stephen Grant to thank for his unerring free taking, the corner forward ending the day with 0-05. It was a tally matched by Ryan Kelly for the Stone and while Michael Ireland also kicked 0-04 there were some missed frees that proved costly. In the end a late score from Jamie Doran made the win secure as Ballyholland moved into the winners pot; 1-12 - 0-13 the final score.
After a tight opening quarter in Downpatrick saw Carryduff lead Bryansford by a single point the men in purple and gold finished the first half well to lead 00-6 - 0-03 at the break. Having gone five behind Bryansford fought back to close the gap to two with two Ryan O Higgins scores bringing them close but the loss of David McKibben to a second yellow was costly and Carryduff pulled away as Joe Tunney’s palmed goal help seal the deal. The point taking ability of Joe McFlynn was also to the fore with the half forward ending the evening with 0-5 as his side won 1-12 - 0-06
Warrenpoint had a convincing nine point win over Saul. Cattail Arnold was the only man to score more than once for Saul but Warrenpoint had Donagh McAleenan and Jamie Grant on song as they scored 0-03 apiece while Aaron ‘Joe’ Magee kept his recent goalscoring form going, bagging 1-01 during the game as the Point won 1-11 - 0-05. The Blues controlled most of the game having hit the front early and led 0-09 - 0-03 at the break, consolidating that in a quieter second half.