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O'Neill fires treble as Exiles bag first victory

WARWICKSHIRE 5-18 LEITRIM 1-16

Published 01/04/2013 | 05:00

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Warwickshire brought their season to a happy conclusion as the Exiles rattled five goals past Leitrim to secure their first win of the season in Birmingham.

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Full-forward Alan O'Neill bagged a second-half hat-trick as Warwickshire pulled away to an easy win.

Clement Cunniffe's impressive tally of 1-13 from the dead balls was not enough to turn the tide for the visitors, who were outclassed.

Man of the match: C Maskey (Warwickshire)

SCORERS – Warwickshire: A O'Neill 3-1, C Robbins 0-9 (8fs), D Kelly 1-3, R McEntee 1-0, C Behan 0-3, A Morrissey 0-2.

Leitrim: C Cunniffe 1-13 (12fs), S Fox, M Dolan, K O'Connor 0-1 each.

Warwickshire – T Goulding 6; K Nally 7, D Kennedy 8, S Brough 6; D Sheedy 8, C Maskey 9, C Brough 8; R McEntee 8, B Gaffney 6; C Behan 7, C Robbins 8, J O'Shea 6; D Kelly 8, A O'Neill 8, A Morrissey 7. Subs: M Cremin 6 for Goulding (35), J Gardiner 6 for Kelly (67).

Leitrim – J Glancy 7; T Glancy 6, V McDermott 6, S McTiernan 6; P Glancy 6, D McGovern 5, K McGrath 5; G McGovern 6, C Cunniffe 8; S Fox 6, M Dolan 5, P McKiernan 5; K O'Connor 6, M Quinn 6, M O'Donoghue 5. Subs: A Duffy 6 for McGrath (45), C Beatty 5 for O'Connor (65), S Sorohan 5 for Quinn (65).

Ref – G McGrath

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