Allianz Hurling League Division 3A round-up: Casey provides inspiration as Red Hands edge thriller
Tyrone 3-16 Armagh 1-16
Armagh qualified for the division final despite losing to Tyrone in a Healy Park thriller yesterday.
Two second-half dismissals saw the Orchard County finish the game with 13 men, and the Red Hands clinched victory with a third goal in stoppage time.
Damian Casey was the chief marksman for the home side, hitting 1-10. It was Casey who sparked the Tyrone challenge with an 11th-minute goal, and the Red Hands reached the break with a narrow 1-8 to 0-10 lead.
Armagh lost defender Tiarnan Nevin to a second booking three minutes after the restart. When Matthew Mulgrew turned his marker to smash home Tyrone's second goal in the 50th minute, they led by eight.
Armagh came storming back to hit 1-3, their goal from Danny Magee.
Eoin McGuinnness saw his game cut short by a straight red card on 64 minutes, and Bryan McGurk sealed the win with his side's third goal.
Scorers - Tyrone: D Casey 1-10 (4f, 1 '65, 1 s/l), B McGurk 1-2, M Mulgrew 1-1, T Morgan, S Donaghy, R McKernan 0-1 each. Armagh: D Magee 1-6 (5f), R Fullerton 0-5 (4f), D McKenna, S Toal, S Renaghan, P McGrane, E McGuinness 0-1 each.
Tyrone - J Devlin 6; S Muldoon 7, R Devlin 8, J Kerr 6; D Rafferty 7, C Kearns 6, D Begley 8; R McKernan 7, C McNally 7; S Donaghy 6, C Cross 6, T Morgan 7; M Mulgrew 7, D Casey 8, B McGurk 7. Subs: L Armstrong 5 for Mulgrew (58), B Gormley 5 for Donaghy (66), C Gallagher 4 for Morgan (71), J Ferguson 3 for Kearns (73), L Devlin 3 for Cross (74).
Armagh - S Doherty 7; O Curry 6, A McGuinness 5, P Quinn 6; R Nevin 5, D Bridges 6, P McGrane 7; S Toal 7, C Clifford 7; D McKenna 7, R Fullerton 7, S Renaghan 6; D Magee 8, E McGuinness 6, O McCann 5. Subs: D Gaffney 5 for McCann (19), C Rice 5 for Fullerton (42), N Curry 5 for McGrane (59), G McKeown 4 for A McGuinness (59).
Ref - J Connors (Donegal)
Lancashire 2-13 Roscommon 1-6
Ronan Crowley fired 1-8 as Lancashire claimed their first win in sleety conditions on the 4G surface in Abbotstown. A better scoring difference for Lancashire over Louth wasn't enough to avoid the drop, after Louth's earlier win over the Exiles.
Lancashire opened up a 1-4 to nil lead, with Colm Doherty hitting a third-minute goal and they lead 1-7 to 0-2 at the break.
Sub Paul Kenny was dismissed for Roscommon, before Crowley hit the net. Sub Conor Mulry found the net for Roscommon, but it was far too late.
Scorers - Lancashire: R Crowley 1-8 (6f, 1 65); C Doherty 1-0; S Hannon, D Crowley, C Duggan, S Duncan, JJ Dunphy 0-1 each. Roscommon: C Mulry 1-0; C Dolan 0-3f; P Kelly 0-2; G Egan 0-1.
Lancashire - R McAleer 7; J Hughes 7, C Larkin 7, S Maloney 7; D Power 7, G Jacob 8, C Doherty 8; S Wallace 7, J Cleere 8; D Crowley 8, S Duncan 8, JJ Dunphy 7; C Duggan 7, S Hannon 7, R Crowley 8. Subs: L Knocker 6 for Maloney (40); O McMahon for Cleere (44).
Roscommon - C Miley 7; M Kellehan 7, A Moore 7, C Coyle 6; H Rooney 6, E Flanagan 7, J Donnelly 7; D Heavey 6, S Curley 6; C Dolan 7, P Kelly 7, E Kenny 6; G Egan 7, J Murray 6, L Óg Murray 6. Subs: N Fallon 7 for Miley (h-t); P Kellahan 6 for Flanagan (h-t); P Kenny 6 for Donnelly (h-t); C Mulry 7 for E Kenny (36); P Nolan 6 for Murray (46).
Ref - T Gleeson (Dublin)
Allianz Hurling League Division 3B
Fermanagh 1-14 Cavan 0-5
Fermanagh ended their AHL Division 3B campaign at Lisbellaw by overpowering a Cavan side that finished with just 11 players.
Cavan's Mark Hayes was red-carded in the 18th minute.
Anthony Sheridan (Cavan) and Shea Curran (Fermanagh) both got their marching orders after clashing in the 51st minute as the hosts built on their 0-7 to 0-4 interval lead.
Francis McBrien got the only goal on 62 minutes, shortly after the visitors' Eugene Hill and Cormac Wall each picked up second yellow cards.
Scorers - Fermanagh: J Duffy 0-7 (5f, 1 '65), F McBrien 1-1, C McShea 0-2, N Timoney, A Breslin, B McPhillips, D McGarry 0-1 each. Cavan: K Conneely 0-3 (3f), R O'Hagan, J Barry 0-1 each.
Fermanagh - M Curry 5; C Duffy 6, R Porteous 7, D Russell 7; C Rafferty 6, T Cleary 7, F McBrien 8; C McShea 8, R Ó Buaigh 7; J Duffy 8, N Timoney 6, A McShea 5; J Tormey 5, A Breslin 6, B McPhillips 6. Subs: D McGarry 7 for Tormey (33), S Curran 4 for A McShea (h-t), J P McGarry 5 for Timoney (65), D Bannon 5 for C Duffy (66).
Cavan - D Sheridan 7; N Neary 6, C Kelly 8, M Moffett 6; R O'Hagan 6, A Sheridan 5, M Hynes 7; K Conneely 8, D Brady 7; E Shalvey 6, M Hayes 4, J Barry 7; C Carney 6, E Hill 5, J Carney 6. Subs: H Briody 6 for C Carney (39), C Wall 4 for J Carney (58).
Ref - K Brady (Louth).
Sligo 3-15 Longford 0-3
Sligo made it four wins from four in Division 3B of the NHL with a convincing win away to Longford.
Liam Reidy scored Sligo's first goal in the eighth minute and Keith Raymond chipped in with 1-2 in the first period. Longford scored two points in that opening half through Daniel Connell and Maithiu O'Donohue.
Their third point came after the break from Johnny Casey. But there was no stopping Sligo, Raymond netting their third goal from the penalty spot in the 67th minute.
SCORERS - Sligo: K Raymond 2-4 (1-0 pen), L Reidy 1-0, K Prior (1f), J Star, T O'Kelly-Lynch 0-3 each, K Gilmartin (f), R Brennan 0-1 each. Longford: D Connell (f), M O'Donohue, J Casey 0-1 each.
Sligo - K Brennan 6; C Jordan 6 (T O'Callaghan 49), J Weir 6, N McDermott 6; K Banks 6, L Reidy 7, D Keown 6 (T Brennan, 6 ht); R Cox 7, K O'Kennedy 6; B Shannon 6, K Prior 6 (J McHugh 6,53), J Starr 7; K Gilmartin 7, K Raymond 7, T O'Kelly-Lynch 7 (R Brennan 6, 41).
Longford - C Gallagher 7 (E Daly 56), P Corcoran 5 (J Casey 6, 51), P Hession 5, C McLoughlin 6; P Leonard 6, K Murray 7, M Devlin 5; D Connell 5, E Tully 5; S O'Brien, 5 (5,29), M Corcoran, 5 , P Barden 5; J Rosney 5, A Sorohan 5, M O'Donohue 5.
Ref - A Ferguson (Fermanagh).