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Thursday 14 December 2017

O'Moore respond in style to defy Rossies

LAOIS recorded their first win of the campaign when they overcame a fancied ROSCOMMON 2-17 to 0-16 at O'Moore Park, Portlaoise.

The O'Moore County's U21 midfielder/forward Evan O'Carroll shone for Tomás ó Flaharta's men while Donie Kingston, his younger brother Paul Kingston and Ross Munnelly did well in their attack.

Niall Donoher and impressive sub Paul Kingston hit second half goals for the home side who had led by 0-9 to 0-7 at the break.

Donie Kingston kicked six points while Cathal Cregg's five second half points from play failed to prevent Roscommon's first defeat of the campaign.

Afterwards Laois manager ó Flaharta confirmed that defender Pádraig McMahon has left the panel.

DOWN scored six of the last seven points to stage an inspired comeback to edge out GALWAY, 1-17 to 1-6, at Páirc Esler.

A stunning second half helped Meath to a 4-10 to 0-11 victory over Westmeath at Navan on Saturday night.

A stunning second half helped MEATH to a 4-10 to 0-11 victory over WESTMEATH at Navan on Saturday night.

Westmeath led 0-8 to 1-3 at the break but goals from Stephen Bray, Pádraic Harnan, Michael Newman and Graham Reilly saw Mick O'Dowd's men cruise to victory.

KILDARE defeated CAVAN by 2-13 to 0-14 at Breffni Park on Saturday night to secure their first win of the league.

The visitors enjoyed numerical superiority for most of the game, with wing -back Damien O'Reilly dismissed in the 19th minute. Kildare lost sub David Hyland to a straight red card for an off-the-ball offence ten minutes from time, but held out for a five-point win.

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