Maghery’s Forker on show as the Orchard County men finish Dublin date with Division Three silverware

Aidan Forker. Pic by INPHO.
Aidan Forker. Pic by INPHO.
  • Club connection to Armagh win
  • Title delight at expense of Fermanagh
  • Youth players called up for trials

Maghery’s Aidan Forker helped Armagh seal Division Three title glory last weekend in defeat of Fermanagh by 0-16 to 0-11.

The Orchard County men came out on top at Croke Park despite sitting with 14 players from the 25-minute mark following a second yellow card.

Players from the area featured on Saturday at the final trial session for the Simplyfruit Orchard Academy under 16s.

Tir na nOg had Conor Larkin and Leo Monteiro in the panel - with the other familiar faces James McCann (Ballyhegan) and Oliver Murphy (Naomh Eoin).


Annaghmore wrapped up a run of three successive road trips with victory against Killeavy by 0-11 to 2-8.

Oisin MacIomhair’s long-range point opened the Annaghmore scoring ahead of efforts by Michael McQuade before Killeavy hit back.

Matthew McNeice worked hard between the posts - with Annaghmore adding scores by Oisin MacIomhair off a string of frees.

Killeavy turned the tables early in the second half but a crucial Annaghmore goal arrived when Conor McCann capped a slick team attack.

A second goal was scored when quick-thinking Daniel McQuade picked out Connor McCann and Shane McGeown steered a shot home.

Matthew Willis and Oisin MacIomhair added the closing scores, with Matthew McNeice producing a strong final save.

The side’s first home fixture of the season will be tonight (Friday) against Sarsfields from 7.15.


Tir na nOg B seniors defeated Ballyhegan by 2-15 to 0-13 during a recent home derby that handed youth players key experience.

Gerard Bailey posted six points, Paul Carvill claimed three on his return to club play and goals came from Anton Toland and James Waterson.

Tir na nOg seniors finished down to Forkhill on 0-12 to 0-8 following a tense league tussle.

Forkhill grabbed the upper hand with points either side of the interval.

Paul Carvill, Conan Judge, Marc Davidson, Brian Mallon, Gareth McDonald and Jordan McCooe posted points.

Anthony Smith produced a superb save but Forkhill held the upper hand overall.