St Colman’s were in the driving seat from early in the game with Caolan Finnegan’s goal putting them in at half-time with a lead of 1-7 to 0-6.
After the interval St Ronan’s pushed forward in search of a goal, but it left them open at the back and St Colman’s caught them on the counter-attack with Senan Carr setting up Aaron O’Neill for an easy finish.
St Ronan’s eventually got their reward for attacking when Emmett McGee bagged a goal, but their early exit from the competition was already on cards.
St Colman’s Newry 2-14
St Ronan’s Lurgan 1-11
St Colman’s: C Finnegan 1-3 (2f), A O’Neill 1-0, D Quinn 0-3 frees, M Murdock 0-2 (1f), S Carr 0-3, C Cunningham 0-2, P Cowan 0-1
St Ronan’s: E McGee 1-0, E McKenna 0-6 (5f), R McVeigh 0-2, J Moore 0-1, J Austin 0-1, D McCloskey 0-1