Sunday 25 March 2018

Dywer double fires up Warwickshire

Ian Dwyer hit the net twice for the visitors’ first two scores. (stock picture)
Ian Dwyer hit the net twice for the visitors’ first two scores. (stock picture) Sportsdesk

Warwickshire travelled to Dungannon and left with both points from their Division 3A clash with Tyrone, thanks to a whirlwind start to the game which ultimately earned them a 3-16 to 2-14 victory.

It was a disappointing opener for the Red Hand men, who fell 15 points behind early on after conceding three goals and despite a strong comeback they fell short.

Ian Dwyer hit the net twice for the visitors' first two scores, and Gary Lennon also fired home a three-pointer as they raced into a 3-9 to 0-3 lead.

Bryan McGurk and Aidy Kelly pulled back Tyrone goals as the home side started a revival just before half-time, but they trailed by 3-11 to 2-5 at the break, with Damien Casey converting four frees for the Ulster side.

Tyrone continued to press after the restart, with Casey and Kelly hitting the target and in a half-hour spell they outscored the visitors by 2-11 to 0-5.

But after being reduced to 14 men through a second booking for Tiernan Morgan, the home challenge faded and Warwickshire closed out the game to get their campaign off to a winning start.

  • Warwickshire weren't the only team from across the Irish Sea to record a win yesterday as, in Division 3B, Lancashire beat Fermanagh 2-25 to 1-11.

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