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Diarmuid O'Sullivan set the tone for Louth's impressive victory in Darver

LOUTH 3-18
monaghan 1-4

Published 21/02/2011 | 05:00

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A goal inside the first 20 seconds by corner-forward Diarmuid O'Sullivan set the tone for Louth's impressive victory in Darver.

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With Brian Corcoran and free-taker Gerard Smyth piling on the scores, Louth led by 1-12 to 0-3 at the break.

Corcoran and O'Sullivan added two further goals in the second half, while the visitors were down to 14 players just after the three-quarter-hour mark when Jim McHugh was shown the yellow card for the second time.

MAN OF THE MATCH -- Dairmuid O'Sullivan (Louth).

SCORERS -- Louth: Diarmuid O'Sullivan 2-2, B Corcoran 1-3, G Smyth 0-6 (6f), S Callan 0-3, D Murphy, Donagh O'Sullivan, D Dunne, D O'Hanrahan 0-1 each. Monaghan: S Lambe 0-4 (0-4f), G Boyd 1-0.

LOUTH -- J Connolly 7; A Wallace 8, C Kerrigan 7, M Wallace 7; D McArdle 7, R Byrne 7, D Murphy 8; Donagh O'Sullivan 7, S Callan 8; S Fennell 7, D Dunne 7, D O'Hanrahan 7; B Corcoran 8, G Smyth 7, Diarmuid O'Sullivan 8. Subs: B Hassett 6 for A Wallace (44), C Ryan 6 for Fennell (50), P McCormack 6 for Byrne (52), A Callan 6 for Diarmuid O'Sullivan (56), W Morrissey 6 for Smyth (56).

MONAGHAN -- H Byrne 5; A Lambe 5, P Murphy 5, P Treanor 5; PJ Boyle 5, J McHugh 5, P Dowdall 5; T Hilliard 6, S Roche 5; S Lambe 6, G Boyd 6, E Mac Suibhne 6; R Meegan 5, M McHugh 5, B McGuigan 5. Subs: M Murphy 5 for Mac Suibhne (50), J McAnespie 5 for Boyle (54), A Mac Suibhne 5 for Meegan (59), F Rafter 5 for McGuigan (67), R McAteer 5 for Byrne (67).

Ref -- D McGee (Down).

Irish Independent

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