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Crossmaglen are champions of Armagh again, Glen retain Derry senior title
There were Leinster first round wins for Portarlington of Laois and Ardee St Mary’s of Louth today.

Results

Armagh senior football final

  • Crossmaglen Rangers 1-19 Granemore 0-10

Derry senior football final

  • Glen 1-12 Slaughtneil 0-7

Fermanagh senior football final

  • Enniskillen Gaels v Erne Gaels Belleek – postponed
Leinster senior club football first round
  • Castletown (Wexford) 0-10 Portarlington (Laois) 1-11
  • Ardee St Mary’s (Louth) 3-7 Colmcille (Longford) 1-7

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CROSSMAGLEN RANGERS ARE back on top of Armagh club football after they won today’s county senior final against Granemore by 12 points.

Crossmaglen made amends for losing the last two finals and regained a title they last claimed in 2019. Granemore were contesting their first ever Armagh decider but had no answer to Crossmaglen as they lost out 1-19 to 0-10.

The success propels Crossmaglen into the Ulster senior club championship where they will meet Monaghan champions Ballybay on Saturday 5 November.

Cian McConville was Crossmaglen’s top scorer with 0-8, Rian O’Neill grabbed 0-4 and Caolan Finnegan raised the only green flag of the day.

The Derry decider pitted Watty Grahams Glen and Slaughtneil in opposition, a repeat of last year’s final which saw Glen make the breakthrough for their maiden crown.

Slaughtneil had won five titles since 2014 but it was Glen who backed up last year’s victory as they had eight points to spare on this occasion, 1-12 to 0-7 winners.

The Derry champions will meet the winners of next Sunday’s Tyrone final between Errigal Ciarán and Carrickmore, at the Ulster quarter-final stage on Sunday 13 November.

Glen set the terms of this game from the off, racing into a 0-5 to 0-0 lead and were ahead 0-10 to 0-3 early in the second half. Cathal Mulholland rounded off their success with his 53rd minute goal and the Malachy O’Rourke-managed team were also aided by 0-2 apiece from Michael Warnock, Conleth McGuckian, Jack Doherty and Ethan Doherty.

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glen-players-celebrate Evan Logan / INPHO Glen players toast their Derry final victory. Evan Logan / INPHO / INPHO

In Fermanagh, the senior football final between Enniskillen Gaels and Erne Gaels Belleek was postponed due to an unplayable pitch at Brewster Park.

It has been refixed for next Saturday night 29 October at 8pm.

Today’s Leinster senior club football action saw first round wins for Laois champions Portarlington and Louth outfit Ardee St Mary’s.

Portarlington, recent victors for the third year in a row in Laois, triumphed away in Wexford by 1-11 to 0-10 against Castletown. Ardee were playing on home soil and made that advantage count as they saw off Longford’s Colmcille by 3-7 to 1-7.

Last night’s opening game resulted in an impressive win for Carlow champions Palatine by 2-12 to 0-6 against Wicklow’s St Patrick’s at Netwatch Cullen Park.

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