Oram opened their new Pairc Phadraig on Sunday night the 6th May with a senior intercounty challenge between Monaghan & Armagh. Armagh winning by a single point with a scoreline of Monaghan 0-13 Armagh 1-11. An early goal by Marc Cullen of Pearse Og’s proved decisive in a closely-contested game, where both sides emptied their benches in the second half after starting with strong line-ups.
Monaghan: R Beggan; R McNally, K Duffy, D Morgan; K O’Connell, D Mone (0-1), David Hughes; O Lennon, D Clerkin; J Turley, P Finlay (0-3, 1f), M McKenna; C McGuinness, C McManus (0-5, 3f), T Freeman (0-1).
Subs: K Hughes (0-1) for McGuinness, S Gollogly for McKenna (both H-T), C Galligan for Mone (inj., 37 mins), Shane Smyth for McManus (38), P Dooney for Lennon (inj., 40), Stephen Smyth (0-2f) for Freeman (47), O Duffy for Finlay (53), B Turker (Capt.) for Beggan (60), J Bellew for O’Connell (61), P McArdle for Turley (62), P Finlay for K Hughes (inj., 64).
Armagh: N Geoghegan; M Shields, C McKeever (Capt.), A Mallon; A Kernan, D McKenna, N Rowland; K Toner, J Hanratty; M O’Rourke, T Kernan (0-1), A Forker (0-3f); J Clarke (0-1), J Kingham (0-2), M Cullen (1-1).
Subs: B Mallon (0-1) for O’Rourke, C Rafferty for Forker, S Campbell for Hanratty, R Rafferty (0-1) for Cullen, P Carvill (0-1) for Clarke (all H-T), A Forker for A Kernan (48), J Hanratty for A Mallon (68).
Photos by John Merry