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Tuesday 17 October 2017

Fermanagh claim first ever Lory Meagher Cup

Fermanagh 3-16 Sligo 1-17

Sligo's Gerard O'Kelly-Lynch in action against Fermanagh players Sean Corrigan and Declan McGarry
Sligo's Gerard O'Kelly-Lynch in action against Fermanagh players Sean Corrigan and Declan McGarry
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

On an emotional day for Fermanagh hurling, a first ever Lory Meagher Cup title was dedicated to the memory of former team-mate Shane Mulholland, who was killed in a road crash earlier this year.

The Erne men came from behind to defeat Sligo, despite having three men sent off in the second half. After a slow start, goals from Sean Corrigan, and two from Declan McGarry, turned the game in Fermanagh's favour, as they led by 3-5 to 0-12 at the break.

Corrigan then landed a couple of gems, but his side lost Duffy to a second yellow card on 43 minutes.

Ciarán Brennan pulled back a Sligo goal, and despite losing Karl Kehoe (straight red) and David Teague (second yellow), they drove for home with three superb scores.

Scorers - Fermanagh: D McGarry 2-3 (0-1f, 0-1 '65), S Corrigan 1-3, B McLaughlin 0-5, J Duffy 0-3 (2f), JP McGarry, C Corrigan 0-1 each. Sligo: C Brennan 1-0, K Raymond 0-9 (7f), G O'Kelly-Lynch 0-5 (2f), G Cadden, N Hyland, G Waldron 0-1 each.

Fermanagh: M Curry; D Teague, M Teague, E Mahon; K Kehoe, M Slevin, B Durry; J Durry, D Teague; JP McGarry, D McGarry, A Breslin; S Corrigan, B McLaughlin, C Corrigan. Subs: F Bannon for Mahon (24), D Curran for D Teague (70).

Sligo: S Hayes; T Brennan, M Davey, R Redmond; E McGowan, J Kenny, A Morrison; N Hyland, G O'Kelly-Lynch; B McMahon, D Fahy, K Raymond; G Cadden, C Brennan, G Waldron. Subs: P Leonard for Fahy (31), F Keown for Redmond (38), N Cadden for G Cadden (56).

Referee: C Cunning (Antrim)

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