O’Gorman and Ferguson help Ulster lift youth prize

Lauren O'Gorman.
Lauren O'Gorman.

The under 16s’ winning tally of 2-14 to 1-7 arrived against Cavan, with O’Gorman lifting the trophy in Fermanagh as county captain.

Ballyhegan left Clonmore with honours even on Friday following a draw that produced 0-9 points apiece.

Paul Nixon sparked off the Ballyhegan scoring before Mark Hughes added to the visitors’ tally.

Both sides enjoyed scoring success and Rory McKeever finished frustrated when one effort bounced off the crossbar following prior points from Paul Nixon and Thomas Reynolds.

Mark Hughes and Rory McKeever left Ballyhegan with the upper hand before Clonmore registered a string of points entering the interval.

Paddy Marley and Mark Hughes were on song in the second half but Clonmore proved resolute.

However, Ballyhegan pressure led to a foul on Daniel McKeever and goalkeeper Johnny McKeever stepped up across injury-time to salvage a point.

Leading Ballyhegan players were Daniel McKeever, Roger McCormick and Paul Nixon.

Club members would like to wish Paddy Marley a speedy recovery from injury.

Sunday’s schedule led to victory for Ballyhegan over O’Hanlon’s by 3-12 to 0-8.

A reshuffle helped to ease off concerns over two games inside three days.

Daniel McKeever was on hand to break the deadlock inside the opening minute before his brother, Conal, steered over two quickfire frees.

Conor Loughran’s goal served up a decisive moment - supported by points from Paul Nixon and Rory McKeever.

It was 1-6 to 0-6 in the favour of Ballyhegan at the break.

Jack Rafferty made his mark after joining play off the sidelines by collecting Mark Hughes’ pass and converting a goal.

Conal McKeever and Jack Rafferty posted points before the latter produced the finishing touch to another Mark Hughes pass towards the second-half Ballyhegan tally of 2-12.

Ballyhegan remain unbeaten across league play and will welcome Clady to the area tonight (Friday) before another home test on Sunday, with Keady aiming to increase the run of games without defeat to date.