Sunday 21 January 2018

Brenan fires again for Sligo


Sligo qualified for the final thanks to a crushing victory over a weakened Fermanagh at Kilcoyne Park, Tubbercurry.

But Sligo, for whom dazzling centre-forward Ciaran Brenan scored 3-4, will beware a Fermanagh side who'll return to full strength for Saturday's rematch in the decider at Croke Park - the Erne men had already qualified for the decider and rang the changes.

Top scorer Brenan continued his hot streak, bagging 2-3 in the first half, combining with a strong display from Damien Fahy and tigerish wing-backs Ethan McGowan and Aidan Morrison.

Sligo, who led by 10 points at half-time, 2-9 to 0-5, dominated the second half as goals in the last 10 minutes from Fahy and substitute Aidan Walsh added further gloss to the scoreline.

SCORERS - Sligo: C Brenan 3-4, K Raymond 0-5 (4fs), D Fahy, A Walsh 1-1 each, G Cadden 0-2, G O'Kelly-Lynch, P Leonard, G Waldron 0-1 each. Fermanagh: S Corrigan (1f), T Cleary (1f), Declan McGarry (1f), B MacLaughlin, P McGoldrick (1f) 0-2 each, S Curran, C Corrigan 0-1 each.

SLIGO - S Hayes; T Brennan, M Davey, R Redmond; E McGowan, J Kenny, A Morrison; D Fahy, G O'Kelly-Lynch; G Cadden, C Brenan, K Raymond; P Leonard, G Waldron, R Brennan. Subs: A Walsh for R Brennan (45), N Cadden for Cadden (45), N McDermott for Redmond (64), S O'Flynn for Fahy (67), J Moran for T Brennan (69).

FERMANAGH - C McGarry; M Teague, D McGarry, C McTeague; J Gavin, C Rice, P McGoldrick; C McShea, T Cleary; S Curran, F Bannon, A Breslin; D Curran, B MacLaughlin, S Corrigan. Subs: A McGee for C McTeague (42), C Corrigan for Corrigan (52), J Gavin for Gavin (52), B Duffy for Breslin (52).

REF - J Clarke (Cavan)

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