Gerard Morgan stepped off the sidelines and on to the scoresheet with a decisive goal as Ballyhegan defeated Thomas Davis Corrinshego by 1-6 to 0-5.
John Guy won the throw-in and Ballyhegan posted the first score of the Junior League A fixture thanks to Conal McKeever’s free.
Rory McKeever, James McKeever and Shane McKeever linked up for Thomas Reynolds to convert from a tight angle.
Another Conal McKeever effort added to the Ballyhegan tally before Corrinshego closed the gap.
Mel Courtney’s return to the line-up helped to protect Ballyhegan’s lead, with Daniel McKeever and Joey Murphy also on song. Shane McKeever also set up a point for Thomas Reynolds entering half-time.
Corrinshego posted the first point after the interval but Conal McKeever added to Ballyhegan’s total.
Conor Williamson added to the scoreboard before Gerard Morgan’s goal following an interception and clever footwork to evade the goalkeeper.
TIR NA NOG
Tir na nOg seniors’ Championship campaign finished in defeat against Wolfe Tones.
The 4-14 to 2-15 reverse in Lurgan was effectively settled across the early stages as goals conceded left Tir na nOg on the backfoot.
A determined response helped to close the gap but Wolfe Tones finished in front overall.
Annaghmore edged past Ballymacnab by a single point to enjoy Championship progress.
Both sides enjoyed spells on top but Annaghmore grabbed the opening goal thanks to Michael McConville’s finish off a Michael McQuade punt.
Michael McQuade then made his mark to cap a flowing team move, with Connor Cullen’s angled effort pushing the lead to five points.
Michael McQuade won back possession to feed Oisin MacIomhair, with the latter moving clear of his marker before another point.
The lead was increased to seven points in as many minutes thanks to Owen McCormack before Connor Cullen extended the gap.
Ballymacnab posted eight consecutive points but Oisin MacIomhair’s superb solo run and strike helped to wrestle back control. Oisin MacIomhair also finished off neat passing between Shea Reavey and Ciaran MacIomhair.
Ciaran MacIomhair and Connor Cullen added to the Annaghmore tally in the second half before another Ballymacnab fightback.
However, a determined display helped to protect the single-point lead.