Saturday 19 January 2019

NHL Div 3b: Cunniffe hits four

Leitrim 6-2 Cavan 3-7

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Leitrim advanced to a final meeting with Lancashire after a comfortable victory over Cavan in Carrick-on-Shannon yesterday.

Clement Cunniffe led the Leitrim attack with four goals, three in a six-minute blitz from the 27th minute. Zac Moradi added another goal in time added on to give the hosts a 4-10 to 0-3 lead at half-time.

A second Moradi goal three minutes after the break and Cunniffe's fourth in the 44th minute put the game beyond Cavan's reach. Two late goals from Cormac Wall and one from Sean Keating were some consolation to Cavan as Leitrim emptied their bench.

Scorers - Leitrim: C Cunniffe 4-6 (4f), Z Moradi 2-4, C O'Donovan 0-5 (1f),C Byrne (1'65), J Glancy, K McDermott,J McNabola, E Moreton, B Murray 0-1 each. Cavan: C Wall 2-1, S Keating 1-6 (3f 1'65).

Leitrim - D Molloy (c) 7; K McGrath 8, C McCrann 8, P Earley 8; E Moreton 8, C Byrne 9, N McLoughlin 8; J Glancy 8, L Moreton 8; B Murray 8, K McDermott 8, D McGovern ; C O'Donovan 9,C Cunniffe 9, Z Moradi 9. Subs: D Ryan 8 for K McGrath(45), K Clerkin 7 for Cunniffe (45),T Clancy 7 for McCrann (50), J McNabola 8 for Murray (50), P Poniard 7 for McGovern (55).

Cavan - D Sheridan 5; M Moffatt 6, M Hayes 5, C Kelly 5; R O'Hagan 5, P Sheridan 6, E Hill 5; D Crudden 5, S Keating 8; F Hughes 6, N Browne 5, J Crowe 5; E Magee 5, A Sheridan 7, P Brady 5. Subs: C Wall 8 for Crudden (30), R Everett 6 for Moffatt (h-t),M Sexton 5 for Browne (43), N Clerkin 6 for D Sheridan (47).

Ref - L Gordon (Galway)


O'Kelly-Lynch on fire

Sligo 3-13 Fermanagh 0-15

A late change of venue to Lisbellaw didn't distract Sligo as they overcame Fermanagh yesterday.

First-half goals from Tony O'Kelly-Lynch and Kevin Gilmartin had the Yeats men ahead 2-4 to 0-9 at the break. The free-taking of Shea Curran and John Duffy was chiefly responsible for the home side's scoring.

A second goal from full-forward O'Kelly-Lynch midway through the second-half had the Yeats men in a commanding position.

Kevin Banks also scored four points from play in the second-half, as Sligo piled on the misery on the winless Erne men.

Scorers - Sligo: K Gilmartin 1-7 (4f), T O'Kelly-Lynch 2-0, K Banks 0-4, E McDonagh 0-2 Fermanagh: S Curran 0-6 (4f), J Duffy 0-5 (3f), JP McGarry 0-2, F McBrien and R Ó Buaigh 0-1 each.

Sligo - L Comerford 8; T Brennan 7, C O'Mahony 8, M Comerford 6; J Weir 7, D Collery 7, D Keown 7; E Comerford 7, G Cadden 7; J McHugh 6, R MacNamara 7, B Shannon 6; K Gilmartin 8, T O'Kelly-Lynch 7, K Banks 8. Subs: A Morrison 7 for M Comerford 39, E McDonagh 8 for Shannon 48, C Jordan 7 for McHugh 62, R Brennan for MacNamara 65.

Fermanagh - C McTeague 6; D Russell 6, M Slevin 6, A Breslin 7; C Rafferty 6, M Teague 6, D Bannon 6; J Duffy 7, R Ó Buaigh 7; A McShea 6, JP McGarry 7, S Curran 7; T Cleary 6, F McBrien 6, B Duffy 6. Subs: B McPhillips for Cleary 57.

Ref - J Keane (GY)

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