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Ryan points the way for Treatymen

IAN RYAN scored seven points as Limerick narrowly defeated Carlow by 0-10 to 0-9 at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick.


Carlow held a slender 0-7 to 0-6 advantage at the break and, in an arm-wrestle second half, Limerick got it back to nine points apiece before Ryan slotted home the winner.

Offaly scored a late winner to beat Leitrim in Carrick-on-Shannon by 0-9 to 0-8.

Wayne McKeon and an Emlyn Mulligan brace gave Leitrim a good start against the Faithful and they led 0-4 to 0-3 at the break. Offaly scored the first three points of the second half but Mulligan had the sides level at seven apiece on the hour.

Both sides swapped points before Offaly's Michael Brazil popped up with the winning point.

Last night, London recorded a rare victory in Ruislip, defeating Waterford 0-14 to 1-10.

London were fast out of the blocks and the Déise needed a Robert Aherne goal to stay in touch but still trailed 0-10 to 1-6 at the break.

London managed to keep their noses in front in the second period to win.

Tipperary defeated Clare in their Munster derby in Ennis by 1-13 to 1-10.

Tipp exerted control from the off and were 0-9 to 0-5 ahead at the break.

Hugh Coughlan's fine solo goal gave Tipp some breathing room and the Banner struggled to make any inroads.

Alan Moloney of Tipp and Enda Coughlan for Clare were sent off after a mass brawl late on as Tipp ran out comfortable winners.