Ballinasloe finish with flourish as Oran down to 14-men

Ballinasloe (Galway) 4-11Oran (Sligo) 0-7

A couple of early goals from Darragh Burke and Darragh McCormack helped Ballinasloe into a 2-3 to 0-5 lead at the interval. Ballinasloe raced into a five-point lead by the end of the third quarter. and then Gary Canavan and Paul Whelehan added goals in a devastating finish.

BALLINASLOE: N King; S Kelly, J Shaughnessy, E Fenton; M Kelly, K Kelly (0-5, 4f, a ‘45), N Hynes; L Tierney, L Lynch (0-2, 1f, a ‘45); D Burke (1-0), P Cunningham (0-1), G Canavan (1-0); D McCormack (1-1), C Riddell, P Whelehan (1-1, 1f).

Subs: P Ryan for Riddell (12), M Colohan (0-1) for Ryan (h-t), R O’Healy for Hynes (49), N Stack for Fenton (57), S Kenny for M Kelly (57).

ORAN: M Monaghan; J Concannon, T Featherston, K Concannon; Mark Gunning, D McDermott, M Dwyer (0-1); D Leonard, R Varley; N Mullen, E McGreevey, E Kenny; P Kenny (0-3, 1f), D Harrington, J Cassidy (0-2, 2f).

Subs: C Kenny for Featherston (19), Michael Gunning (0-1) for Harrington (28), P Varley for K Concannon (55), C Mee for Dwyer (55), I Conneely for N Mullen (55).

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