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MetiNews.Com - Paul Sheehan hit 1-9 as Down sealed a 3-20 to 3-18 win over Carlow to successfully open their campaign in Division Two.
Breaking News ! "Paul Sheehan hit 1-9 as Down sealed a 3-20 to 3-18 win over Carlow to successfully open their campaign in Division Two. It was a nip and tuck tie throughout and it always had the look of a contest that was aloing to go to the wire. The Mournemen edged it by two points at the break, Conor Woods scoring a Down penalty after some quality scores. But there was never more than a couple of points between them through the second-half, with Sheehan and then Woods rattling in goals to secure the victory by two points. Armagh were always in control as they blitzed Longford in Division Three A. At 2-11 to 0-6 ahead at the break they just kept the scoreboard ticking over in what was a one-sided encounter, winning 2-21 to 0-15. There was never any real threat from Longford. Danny Magee and Stephen Keenan hit two early goals , Magee doing the ground work for Keenan’s third minute effort and they sprayed the ball around with ease, and it was no surprise that the Orchard County side ran the bench in the secondhalf.
. Monaghan had led until midway through the second period as Stephen Lambe’s 2-2 had the visitors in the box seat with Frank Rafter and Hugh Byrne turning in a great shift. In a final 10 minutes Tyrone out-scored Monaghan 1-7 to a single point , with substitutes Mickey Little and Cain Ferguson creating the openings to give Michael McShane’s side an opening win. Four late points from Brian Fitzgerald secured a share of the spoils for Cavan as they came back from four down to draw with Fermanagh in Division 3B. Fitzgerald and Sean Corrigan had been deadly accurate for their sides over the 70 minutes latching on points from the dead-ball in a keenly-contested Ulster derby. Caoimhín Carney had found the Erne net as the third quarter ticked by to by five points, with Brian McAuley netting an Ernesiders’ penalty at the other end of the pitch.Cavan kept in touch with points from Fitzgerald but it took a cracking free from 75 metres deep into injury-time for him to snatch the draw."
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