Sunday 24 February 2019

Allianz Hurling League Div 3A: Red-hot Casey sinks Wee effort

Tyrone 2-23 Louth 1-11

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Tyrone made it two wins from two as Damian Casey's 1-10 haul at Healy Park condemned Louth to a second straight defeat.

Casey reeled off the opening six points, and added a goal, but that was cancelled out by a Darren Geoghegan strike. The hosts led by 1-11 to 1-5 at the break.

Ryan McKernan smashed home Tyrone's second goal, and scores from Ciaran Lagan, Tiarnan Morgan, McKernan and Casey kept the visitors at arm's length.

Scorers - Tyrone: D Casey 1-10 (0-2fs, 0-1 '65'), R McKernan 1-4, T Morgan 0-4, C Lagan 0-2, M Mulgrew, C Kearns, B McGurk 0-1 each. Louth: D Geoghegan 1-5 (0-4fs, 0-1 '65'), G McKeown 0-4 (1f), D Kettle, D Stephenson 0-1 each.

Tyrone - C McElhatton 6; L Devlin 6, R Devlin 7, J Kerr 6; S Muldoon 6, C Kearns 7, D Begley 7; R McKernan 8, C McNally 7; C Lagan 6, C Cross 7, T Morgan 7; M Mulgrew 6, D Casey 9, B McGurk 6. Subs: B Gormley 5 for McGurk (40), D Rafferty 4 for L Devlin (51).

Louth - K McNally 6; R McKeown 5, M Lyons 5, A Smith 6; D O'Hanrahan 5, G Smyth 7, S Hoey 6; J Costelloe 7, C Deane 6; D Geoghegan 8, D Kettle 7, J McDonnell 4; G McKeown 7, S Callan 6, S Stephenson 6. Subs: F Joyce 5 for McDonnell (40), P Fallon 4 for Costelloe (55), P Brennan 4 for Stephenson (59), R Wallace 3 for Geoghegan (62).

Ref - A Ferguson (Fermanagh)

Kelly stands out for Roscommon

Roscommon 1-21 Monaghan 0-14

Padraig Kelly bagged six points from play as Roscommon eased to victory at Dr Hyde Park.

Cillian Egan's goal built on a good start for the hosts, and Kelly hit the last four points of the half to make it 1-13 to 0-6 at the break.

But then Monaghan, inspired by Stephen Lambe, came to life. The corner-forward, who has been injured for two years, scored seven points in 21 minutes.

Three frees from Cathal Dolan kept Roscommon's noses in front.

SCORERS - Roscommon: C Dolan 0-7 (6fs), P Kelly 0-6, C Egan 1-2, S Curley 0-3 (2f, 1 sl), D Heavey, M Kellehan, P Kenny 0-1 each. Monaghan: S Lambe 0-8 (7fs), P McGahon 0-2 (1f), C McKenna, C Power, E Collins (f), T Hilliard 0-1 each.

ROSCOMMON - N Fallon 6; A Moore 7, P Nolan 6, H Rooney 6; J Donnelly 6, E Flanagan 7, C Coyle 6; S Curley 7, D Heavey 6; C Dolan 7, M Kellehan 6, P Kelly 7; G Egan 6, J Murray 6, C Egan 7. Subs: P Kenny 6 for G Egan (64), C Coyle 5 for Flanagan (70).

MONAGHAN - N Butler 6; G Brennan 6, J Guinan 6, P McKenna 6; T Hilliard 6, E Collins 7, C McKenna 6; C Geanon 6, K Crawley 6; C Power 6, P McGahon 6, N Farrell 5; S McNally 6, T Campbell 6, S Lambe 8. Subs: C McAnespie 5 for Farrell (29), P Bermingham 5 for McNally (65), E Walsh 5 for Power (65), D Mulholland 5 for P McKenna (65).

REF - J Connors (Donegal).

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