Saturday 16 December 2017

Costello puts gloss on Sligo showing to seal Fermanagh's fate

Sligo 3-15
Fermanagh 1-11

Fermanagh were relegated after this loss at Brewster Park yesterday.

Charlie Harrison fired home Sligo's first goal on 23 minutes for a 1-5 to 0-1 scoreline. The hosts started the second half strongly with two Rory Gallagher frees and points from Daryl Keenan and Chris O'Brien but Colm McGee settled the visitors' nerves with a second goal on 52 minutes

Sligo pushed on in the game's closing period, Alan Costello adding their third goal on 59 minutes, to win through by a 10-point margin at the end.

SCORERS -- Sligo: C McGee 1-4 (0-3f, 1 '45), A Costello 1-3 (0-1f), M Breheny 0-4 (0-3f), C Harrison 1-0, J Davey, S Gilmartin, K Sweeney, D Kelly 0-1 each. Fermanagh: Rory Gallagher 0-7 (0-4f, 2 '45'), T McElroy 1-0 (1 pen), D Keenan 0-2, R Keenan, C O'Brien 0-1 each.

Sligo -- P Greene; C Harrison, N McGuire, R Donovan; K Cawley, M Quinn, J Davey; T Taylor, S Gilmartin; A Costello, M Breheny, G Gaughan; C McGee, K Sweeney, D Kelly. Subs: S Davey for Taylor (59), F Quinn for Gaughan (65), N Ewing for Cawley (69), S Coen for Sweeney (69).

Fermanagh -- Ronan Gallagher; N Bogue, S Lyons, S Goan; B Mulrone, R McCluskey, T McElroy; J Sherry (capt), R Jones; D Keenan, M Keenan, C Flaherty; R Keenan, Rory Gallagher, E Maguire. Subs: K Costello for Jones (26), C O'Brien for M Keenan (h-t), M Jones for Goan (50), P Sherry for Mulroney (62), J Connolly for Flaherty (65).

Ref -- C Branagan (Down).

Irish Independent

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