Ladies flying high thanks to Pearse Og success

Tir na nOg under 10s following trophy success at Eire Og.
Tir na nOg under 10s following trophy success at Eire Og.

Tir na nOg senior ladies have secured league promotion courtesy of success by 4-5 to 1-7 against Pearse Og.

Brid Creaney, Collette Carvill, Terri Tennyson and Catherine Lavery worked hard in defence - with Nuala McVeigh, Laura Forker, Sophie Weir and Orlaith Cullen also strong.

The club’s under 10s finished as Jimmy Bogle Festival Of Football winners at Eire Og.

The group stages placed Tir na nOg against strong cup sides in Pearse Og, Wolfe Tones and Derrynoose.

Tir na nOg, with Caoimhin O’Hare as captain, defeated Keady in the semi-final and Pearse Og seconds across the main event.

Tir na nOg senior men suffered a setback in the battle to beat the drop with defeat against Wolfe Tones.

The over 35s lost out in the final during a tournament hosted by An Riocht by a squad that included some recent additions.

Tir na nOg under 12s reached the final of the Division One section in Sunday’s Eire Og-hosted Festival Of Football.

The club will now progress into Division One of the knockout stages.


Ballyhegan produced a superb performance to see off Junior A League leaders Tullysaran O’Connells by 1-13 to 1-8.

Tullysaran enjoyed early success before Paddy Marley’s free-kick and a fine effort from James McKeever off approach play between Tony Keegan and Shane McKeever.

Joey Murphy stepped in to break down a Tullysaran attack and launch a break which Paul Nixon guided over before Paddy Marley left the sides level.

The next point arrived for Tullysaran before Ballyhegan grabbed control thanks to Conor Loughran’s point from wide on the right then link-up play between the McKeever twins, Shane and Mark, for Mark Hughes to steer over.

Jack Rafferty’s strong midfield play led to an assist for a Paddy Marley point before the former left Ballyhegan ahead at the interval.

Two free-kicks by Paddy Marley and a Mark Hughes effort off Paul Nixon’s pass left Ballyhegan in a positive position.

Thomas Reynolds’ clearance off the line helped the Ballyhegan cause before Conor Williamson climbed off the sidelines, won possession and pushed forward to grab a goal.

Jonny McKeever increased the Ballyhegan advantage with a long-range free.

Ballyhegan returned from Sunday’s league test in Lissummon with another well-earned win, courtesy of the 1-10 to 0-9 scoreline.

Paddy Marley, James McKeever and Jack Rafferty put up early Ballyhegan points before Lissummon hit back.

Paddy Marley posted back-to-back frees and Mark Hughes’ success from over 50 yards proved a Ballyhegan highlight.

Conor Loughran’s driving play and strike put Ballyhegan into a 1-6 to 0-3 advantage at the break.

Both sides enjoyed scoring spells in the second half - with James McKeever, Paddy Marley and Jack Rafferty on target for Ballyhegan to establish a six-point lead entering the closing moments.

Winners from the July club draw were: 1, Eamon Gilmore £250; 2, Damien Haughian £100; 3, Helen McKeever £50.