Damian Casey hits 1-10 as Tyrone convincingly beat Louth
Allianz Hurling League
Westmeath 2-20 London 2-7
DESPITE this big win, Westmeath’s hopes of promotion look at an end. Derek McNicholas and Darragh Egerton both scored goals for the hosts who were also helped by the dismissals of three London players.
Kildare 2-17 Carlow 1-20
CARLOW needed late scores from Craig Wall and Marty Kavanagh to salvage a draw after an enjoyable tussle with Kildare. The home side were three in front four minutes from the end Wall’s goal levelled matters.
The lead then changed hands between the teams before a Kavanagh 65 well into stoppage time ensured parity at the long whistle.
Meath 2-19 Mayo 0-15
MEATH made it three wins from three outings with this easy win against the Westerners. Kevin Keena and substitute Neil Heffernan netted for last season’s Christy Ring Cup champions.
Donegal 1-21 Monaghan 2-13
An impressive comeback sealed the points for gritty Donegal in this hard fought affair at O’Donnell Park.
The winners were behind by four points at half-time on a score of 2-7 to 0-9 with Donal Meegan and Sean Leonard ramming home the crucial goals at Tir Chonaill kept in touch through points from the inevitable Lee Henderson and Davin Flynn.
An early second half goal form Ronan McDermott gave the home an ideal platform for a comeback and ex Tipperary Intermediate star Davin Flynn and ex Armagh star Declan Coulter got those all important scores.
Tyrone 1-23 Louth 2-10
TYRONE picked up their second win in Division 3A of the NHL, winning by ten points at Carrickmore to leave Louth pointless at the bottom of the table.
Damien Casey was once again the Red Hand hero, hitting a 1-10 tally to lead his side to a convincing success. The Leinster men started well with scores from Liam Dwan and Dermot Ryan, but the home side soon got some momentum going with scores from Tiernan Morgan, Matthew Mulgrew and Casey.
They were in control when Casey sent a bullet of a shot to the net, and reached the halfway stage with a comfortable 1-16 to 0-7 lead.
Even after Ryan and Seaghan Conneely hit back with Louth goals, the Red Hands were unruffled, and they completed the job with scores from Csey, Justin Kelly and Conor Grogan.
Longford 2-18 Warwickshire 2-12
CATHAL Mullane hit 1-8 for Longford as they overcame Warwickshire with six points to spare. 1-5 of that total arrived in the first half as Longford led 1-12 to 1-6 at the break. Connor Robbins contributed 1-3 for the away side but Longford were always ahead and Rueben Murray fired in their second goal in injury-time to wrap it up. These two will meet again in the league final for a chance to enter into a promotion play-off against the bottom placed team in Division 3A.
Leitrim 1-15 Sligo 3-17
SLIGO bounced back from their disappointing loss to Fermanagh last weekend to convincingly beat Leitrim and claim their first win of the campaign.
Allianz Football League
Tipperary 3-17 Longford 0-18
A BRILLIANT performance from Conor Sweeney on Saturday evening moved Tipperary into second spot in Division Three. Sweeney grabbed 2-7, with 2-4 coming from play, as Tipp avenged an away defeat to Longford last season.