Murray's double blast for Offaly

Offaly 2-18 Derry 0-11

The hosts hit nine wides before opening a five-point interval lead, but John MacIntyre's side re-emerged a changed outfit for the re-start, adding two goals from Damien Murray.

Murray, Stephen Brown and Brian Carroll all added points as Offaly led 2-14 to 0-7. Gregory Biggs scored five points from play for Derry, who finished with 14 men when sub John O'Dwyer received a straight red card.

Scorers: Offaly: D Murray (2-2), B Carroll (0-5), S Brown (0-4), M Cordial (0-3), M O'Hara (0-2), A McRedmond, G Oakley (0-1 each). Derry: G McGonigle, Gregory Biggs (0-5 each), M Conway (0-1).

OFFALY: D McDermott, N Claffey, J Brady, C Cassidy, D Hoctor, A McRedmond, K Brady, M Cordial, G Oakley, A Hanrahan, M O'Hara, P Mulhare, D Hayden, N Coughlan, B Carroll. Subs: D Murray for Hanrahan, S Brown for Coughlan, C Parlan for Hayden, P Healion for J Brady, K Grogan for Claffey, M Corcoran for Cordial.

DERRY: K Stevenson, M Kearney, L Hinphey, G Brunton, C Brunton, M Conway, P O'Kane, Gary Biggs, P Kelly, C Quinn, Gregory Biggs, A McCloskey, S McBride, J McGonigle, P Doherty. Subs: B McGoldrick for G Brunton, R Kennedy for McCloskey, F McCloy for Hinphey, J O'Dwyer for McBride.

Referee: G Hoey (Clare).

Carlow 2-11 Kerry 1-11

CARLOW, recently crowned Kehoe Cup winners, continued in fine form to beat Kerry in this Division 2B tie at Carlow's Dr Cullen Park yesterday.

The sides were level on four second -half occasions before Ray Foley hit a crucial goal, set up by a long outfield ball from Ruairí Dunbar.

Scorers: Carlow: Pat Coady 0-5 (0-3 frees, 0-2 line cut), R Dunbar 1-1 (1-0 free), R Foley 1-1, D Roberts, S McMahon 0-2 each. Kerry: S Brick 0-6 (0-5 frees, 0-1 65), P Randles 1-2, E Sheehy, E Tuohy, I McCarthy (free) 0-1 each.

CARLOW: P Fenlon, A Gaul, J Nevin, D Shaw, E Coady, S Kavanagh, S Watchorn, K English, D Roberts, B Lawler , Pat Coady, P Kehoe, R Dunbar, R Foley, M Brennan. Subs: Paddy Coady for English, S McMahon for Kehoe, B Murphy for Paddy Coady, J Miley for Foley, M Keating for Watchorn, A Corcoran for Shaw.

KERRY: T Flynn, M Cronin, A Healy, J Griffin, B Flaherty, A Keane, C Harris, E Sheehy, B D'Arcy, E Tuohy, I McCarthy, P Randles, D Young, S Brick, J Egan. Subs: K Curtin for Healy, P McCarthy for Cronin, J Wharton for Keane, S Mansell for Tuohy.

Referee: J Ryan (Tipperary).

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