Allianz NHL Div 3A: McKenna fires Exiles
Warwickshire 1-23 Roscommon 3-10
A composed display in Dr Hyde Park earned the Exiles a place in the Division 3A Final.
Roscommon were unable to contain Niall McKenna who scored an impressive 1-7 in the first half.
The sides were level, 3-6 to 1-12, at the interval after goals from Naos Connaughton, Robbie Fallon and Cormac Kelly for the hosts. But points from Shane Caulfield, Ian Dwyer, Gary Lennon, Niall McKenna, Domhnaill Nugent and Kelvin McGee saw Warwickshire take a 1-18 to 3-7 lead into the final quarter. Roscommon's Paul Kenny was red-carded at full-time.
Scorers - Warwickshire: N McKenna 1-10 (5fs); I Dwyer 0-3; P Hoban (2f), G Lennon, D Nugent 0-2 each; J Collins, S Caulfield (1f), P Uniacke, K Magee 0-1 each. Roscommon: S Curley 0-6 (2fs); C Kelly 1-2; N Connaughton, R Kelly 1-0 each; J Keane (f), D Glynn (f) 0-1 each.
Warwickshire - C Robbins 6; D Bruen 6, A Downey 6, M O'Regan 7; P Scally 6, P Hoban 8, D Kennedy 7; J Collins 7, S Caulfield 8; N McKenna 9, P Uniacke 8, G Lennon 8; I Dwyer 8, D Nugent 8 C McBride 6. Subs: K McGee 7 for P Scally (41), K Boxwell 6 for C McBride (48), T Kelly 5 for A Downey (58), P. Crehan 5 for I Dwyer (58).
Roscommon - J Keane 7; P Nolan 8, P Kellehan 6, A Moore 6; J Kilkenny 6, P Kenny 6, M Beirne 6; K Hardiman 6, S Curley 8; D Glynn 6, C Kelly 7, N Connaughton 7; R Fallon 7, K Egan 6, J Murray 6. Subs: E Flanagan for D Glynn (41), W Boyle for J. Kilkenny (50), D Heavey for M. Byrne, J. Brennan for J. Murray, G Egan for K Hardiman (all 57).
Ref - S Hynes (Galway)
Garland earns point
Monaghan 1-13 Louth 1-13
Fourteen-man Monaghan snatched a share of the spoils with a point in stoppage time at St Mary’s Park, Castleblayney yesterday.
Monaghan had the better of the first-half until the dismissal of Eamon Collins on a second yellow on 28 minutes. Louth rattled over four unanswered points from Niall Arthur to lead at half-time by 0-11 to 1-6.
Within 12 minutes of the resumption Monaghan were level with points from Niall Garland and a Fergal Rafter free. Niall Arthur capitalised for an opportunist goal, but Monaghan never allowed Louth to push on and Niall Garland ultimately salvaged a point.
Scorers - Monaghan: F Rafter 0-8 (7f), M Treanor 1-0, N Garland 0-3, C McNally and B McGuigan 0-1 each Louth: N Arthur 1-9 (5f), R Byrne 0-2 (2f), M Molloy and G Smyth 0-1 each
Monaghan: P Bermingham 8, J Guinan 7, K Crawley 8, B Flanagan 6, N Garland 8, P Finnegan 7, M Murphy 6, M Treanor 8, P Treanor 8, F Rafter 8, A Kenny 6, S McNally 6, C McNally 6, E Collins 5, B McGuigan 6. Subs: P McGahan 5 for S McNally (30), C Boyle 5 for C McNally (54). .
Louth: S Hackett 7, M Wallace 7, M Lyons 7, C Matthews 6, S Kettle 7, R Burns 7, A McCrave 6, D Ryan 6, M Molloy 7, N Arthur 8, G Arthur 7, G Smyth 7, S Conneely 6, S. Callan 7, P Lynch 7. Subs: P McCormick 6 for P Lynch (42), D Murphy 7 for C Matthews (46), P Matthews 6 for S Conneely (55), J Crosby 5 for G Smyth (65).
Ref - A Devine (Westmeath).
Casey inspires Tyrone
Tyrone 2-21 Longford 1-14
An inspiring performance from Tyrone's Damien Casey helped his team to victory over Longford at Pearse Park yesterday.
Patrick Walsh raised the green flag for the home side with just three minutes played, while Joe O'Brien found the target from a close-range free.
The visitors hit back through Bryan McGurk, who found the Longford net. Tyrone's Damien Casey duly obliged from every opportunity from placed balls and when Pierse O'Kelly netted their second goal there was no way back for Longford.
Scorers - Tyrone: D Casey 0-15, (7f '65'), B McGurk 1-1, P O'Kelly 1-2, R McKernan 0-2, P Daly 0-1 Longford: J O'Brien 0-12 (10f), P Walsh 1-0, S O'Brien, D Duggan 0-1 each.
Tyrone - C McElhaton 7, C McNally 7, B Begley 7, R Devlin 7; L Devlin 6, C Kearns 7, P McHugh 7; D Begley 7, C Cross 7; D Casey 9, P O'Kelly 8, P Daly 7; B McGurk 7, A Kelly 6, R McKernan 7. Subs: S Muldoon 6 for L Devlin ht, J Kelly 6 for C Cross 1st, C Lagan 6 for S Muldoon 60th, T Morgan 6 for C Kerans 67th.
Longford - E Daly 7; S Hannon 7, G Moore 6, P Corcoran 7; K Murray 6, D Duggan 6, A Sheridan 6; B Hanley 6, C Kavanagh 6; J Casey 6, J O'Brien 8, N O'Connor 6; P Walsh 6, J Mulhern 6, R Murray 6. Subs: P Barden 6 for N O'Connor 45th, PJ Masterson 6 for C Kavanagh 51st, C McLoughlin 6 for A Sheridan 51st, S O'Brien 7 for R Murray 60th, M Howlin 6 for J O'Brien 62nd.
Ref - J Connors (Donegal).