Killyclooney hold the advantage but only just after an enthralling first day of their League Two final against Glendermott at Ballyspallen.

Giles Moan top-scored with 82 (4 fours, 3 sixes) adding 74 for the second wicket with Aaron Parke (30) to lay the foundations for a total of 217 for 7.

Cody Mehaffey scored a run-a-ball 34 late on, while there were two wickets apiece for Mark Adair and JJ O'Brien.

Opener Gordon Montgomery made 69 (5 fours, 1 six) in the Glendermott reply, but when he fell in the 33rd over, the Rectory side were in trouble at 134 for 6.

An unbroken stand of 56 in 7 overs between Arshad Ahammed, who cleared the ropes twice in a 23-ball unbeaten 35, and JJ O'Brien (16*) reduced the deficit to just 27.

Killyclooney batted again, reaching 91 for 4 in 20 overs second time round, but the dismissal of Andrew Lynch (27) to the last ball of the day could well switch the dynamic again.

Play resumes on Saturday at 12 o'clock with Killyclooney 118 ahead with 6 wickets and 20 overs remaining to set Glendermott a challenging fourth innings target.