Tuesday 24 April 2018

Cadden grabs three to see off Donegal dozen

Sligo 3-13
Donegal 1-9
NHL Division 3B
Fingal 7-15
Tyrone 0-7
Wicklow 0-14
Roscommon 0-12

Nimble corner-forward Larry Cadden's hat-trick inspired Sligo to their first win in this year's league when their more disciplined and cohesive approach overcame Donegal, who finished with 12 players, by 10 points at Markievicz Park.

There was a first-half straight red card for Paddy Hannigan after 30 minutes, a similar sending-off for Joe Boyle 19 minutes into the second period and an early shower with seven minutes to go for Barry Friel (who was booked twice).

Donegal tried to cope in these circumstances and midfielder Kevin Campbell's goal direct from a 20-metre free 12 minutes after the restart briefly jolted the winners, but to no avail.

Scorers -- Sligo: L Cadden 3-1, C Herity 0-9 (0-7f), P Quinn, D Burke, V O'Hora 0-1 each. Donegal: K Campbell 1-6 (1-6f), D Cullen 0-2 (0-1f), E McDermott 0-1.

Sligo -- M Kearney; C Hackett, J Kenny, J Kelly; N Cadden, M Burke, R Cox; C Brenan, A Cawley; P Quinn, D Burke, M Gordon; V O'Hora, C Herity, L Cadden. Subs: C O'Mahony for P Quinn, R Molloy for V O'Hora, C Gillen for J Kelly, A Walsh for C Brenan.

Donegal -- P O'Brien; A Patton, J Boyle, P Horan; P Hannigan, A McDermott, B Friel; E Organ, K Campbell; E McDermott, D Cullen, S Boyle; M McGee, C Matthewson, L Henderson. Subs: A Begley for D Cullen, B Tourish for P Horan, C Kilgannon for S Boyle, C McLaughlin for A Patton, M Timoney for C Matthewson.

Ref -- A Kelly (Galway).

Fingal hurlers made up for their reversal at the hands of Roscommon by demolishing a poor Tyrone side at Lawless Park, Swords.

Peter Daly sent home Fingal's first goal of the day after eight minutes. The north Dublin men would find the back of the Tyrone net six more times, with Daly responsible for half of that tally. Yesterday's result means Tyrone remain rooted to the bottom of Division 3B without a win and Fingal, who have lost twice, have kept themselves in with a chance of promotion.

Scorers -- Fingal: P Daly 4-0, M Ormonde 0-6 (0-3f), P McAllister, E McCabe 1-2 each, C O'Mahony 1-1, B McCarthy 0-2, C Foley, E Slattery 0-1 each. Tyrone: J Kelly 0-5 (4f), G Fox, S Donnelly 0-1 each.

Fingal -- C Harford; P Coyne, D Vaughan, N Ring; M Cussen, B Powell, A Morris; R McGarry, C Foley; B McCarthy P McAllister, E McCabe; M Ormonde, P Daly, C O'Mahony. Subs: P Sheridan for Ring (45), D Markey for Vaughan (47), E Slattery for McGarry (50), P Daly for Lambe (61).

Tyrone -- S Loughnane; G Fox, A Kelly, P O'Connor; S McRory, P Conway, S O'Hagan; Justin Kelly, Jason Kelly; J Patton, R Woods, P Corr; M Gorman, S Donnelly, C Cross. Subs: S McRory for Woods (24), T O'Hagan for Fox (58), E Kirwan for O'Hagan (63).

Ref -- D Murphy (Wexford).

Wicklow's hurlers maintained their unbeaten run with this two-point win over Roscommon at Arklow yesterday.

Roscommon came up against an in-form Jonathan O'Neill who pointed the home side to victory with his accuracy from play and frees despite playing with a fractured thumb.

Wicklow hurlers are now the only unbeaten team in their division and they top the league table with eight points from four games.

Scorers -- Wicklow: J O'Neill 0-10, G Bermingham, E Kearns, JConnors, D Hyland 0-1 each. Roscommon: M Kelly 0-5, (3 65s, 0-2 frees), David Dolan 0-5, (0-2 frees), Brendan Hanley and Kevin Conneely 0-1 each.

Wicklow -- T Kennedy; E O'Neill, G Keogh, W Collins; G Bermingham, B Cuddihy, L Kennedy; MA O'Neill, E Kearns; R Nolan, J O'Neill, T Doyle; J Connors, D Hyland, A O'Brien. Subs: R Keddy for R Nolan, C Kavanagh for J Connors, N Driver for T Doyle, Seanie Kinsella for A O'Brien.

Roscommon -- P Dolan; I Delaney, C Moran, D Loughnane; K Doolan, P Kelly, S Curley; M Kelly, T Lennon; D Dolan, M Connaughton, B Hanley; Gary Fallon, Gerry Fallon, J Coyne. Subs: K Conneely for Gary Fallon, B Kelly for Gerry Fallon.

Ref-- D Connolly (Kilkenny).

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