Annaghmore edge derby

John McCormack.
John McCormack.

Annaghmore enjoyed derby delight against Tir na nOg on Friday by 2-8 to 0-11.

John McCormack marked his return from long-term injury with a late appearance on the Annaghmore scoresheet as Tir na nOg suffered a first-round defeat in the Senior Championship.

Oisin MacIomhair released Michael McQuade to steer over the first score then Matthew Willis reacted first to a loose ball.

Connor McCann increased the tally off Stephen McConville’s pass and Oisin MacIomhair added another Annaghmore point.

Two goals in as many minutes placed Annaghmore on top. Shane McGeown and Michael McConville combined for Oisin MacIomhair to cap a slick move with a fine finish then the scorer played a part in Conor McCann adding a scrambled second goal.

Michael Devlin made a welcome appearance on the scoresheet ahead of Patrick McQuade finding Daire McConville for a point before half-time.

A fine solo effort by Oisin MacIomhair and Patrick McQuade clearance off the line proved crucial Annaghmore boosts in the second half.

Tir na nOg suffered the loss of Marc Davidson and Paul Carvill to injury before full-time - with a player sent off for Annaghmore. Marc Davidson and a Paul Carvill double helped Tir na nOg remain in contention despite Annaghmore’s strong start.

Frees from Brian Mallon and Paul Carvill put Tir na nOg down by 0-5 to 2-6 entering the break.

Carvill, Conor McCormac and Brian Mallon added to the Tir na nOg scoreboard with Annaghmore on the backfoot in the second half.

Conor McCormac and Damian McDonald posted Tir na nOg’s closing points as Annaghmore remained in control.

Tir na nOg under 10s won the St Gall’s Blitz Shield during a recent appearance in Belfast against St Paul’s, St Brigid’s, Gort an Mona, Downpatrick, St John’s Belfast and Bredagh.

Thanks go to the management team of Jim McCooe and Philip McAtamney.

The under 10s’ Go Games programme included a trip to Sarsfields.

The Tir na nOg girls’ under 12s extended the unbeaten run with a weekend win over Grange. The girls’ under 14s enjoyed success over Corrinshiego.

Tir na nOg’s Conor Larkin and Leo Monteiro have made the under 16s’ Armagh Development panel - with Shea Conaty and Aiveen McKeown preparing for county dates.

The Armagh GAA Supporters’ Open Day will take place in The Athletic Grounds tomorrow (Saturday) from 12.30.