Wednesday 23 August 2017

NHL Division 3A: Casey the key man as Red Hand turn screw

Tyrone 1-23 Louth 2-10

Damien Casey was once again the Red Hand hero, hitting 1-10. Photo: Oliver McVeigh / SPORTSFILE
Damien Casey was once again the Red Hand hero, hitting 1-10. Photo: Oliver McVeigh / SPORTSFILE

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Tyrone picked up their second win in Division 3A of the NHL, winning by 10 points at Carrickmore to leave Louth pointless at the bottom.

Damien Casey was once again the Red Hand hero, hitting 1-10.

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.

Casey then sent a bullet of a shot to the net, and at halfway it was 1-16 to 0-7.

Even after Ryan and Seaghan Conneely hit back with Louth goals, the Red Hand were unruffled, and completed the job with scores from Casey, Justin Kelly and Conor Grogan.

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Donegal 1-21 Monaghan 2-13

Donegal hit back in style to overcome Monaghan for another impressive win in Division 3A.

Monaghan started fast when Donal Meegan fired home a goal and Sean Leonard riffled past Paul Burns all in the first quarter.

The Farney led 2-7 to 0-9 at the break but Donegal goaled early after the restart through Ronan McDermott and they managed six points in a row en route to victory.

Scorers - Donegal: L Henderson (7f) 0-8; D Flynn, D Coulter 0-5 each; R McDermott 1-0; J Boyle, J O'Loughlin, S Gillespie 0-1 each. Monaghan: D Meegan 1-9 (6f); S Leonard 1-0; E Mac Suibhne (2f) 0-2; B McGuigan, T Campbell 0-1 each.

Donegal - P Burns; D Grant, J Donnelly, P Doherty; J Boyle, J O'Loughlin, R Kee; D Cullen, L Henderson; D Flynn, K Campbell, D Coulter; B Lafferty, R McDermott, Enda McDermott. Subs: S Gillespie for E McDermott (55), N Cleary for B Lafferty (65).

Monaghan - P Bermingham; L McKenna, P Finnegan, B Flanagan; J Guinan, P Treanor, M Murphy; E Mac Suibhne, C Meegan; F Rafter, T Campbell, C Boyle; D Meegan, S Leonard, B McGuigan. Subs: N Garland for McKenna (16), B Connor for Guinan (55), E Leonard for Boyle (61), PJ Boyle for Leonard (65).

Ref - S Hynes (Galway).

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