Football League Division 3 round-up

Longford and Wexford will meet in the Allianz Football League Division 3 final on Saturday, April 28 at Croke Park.

Longford and Wexford will meet in the Allianz Football League Division 3 final on Saturday, April 28 at Croke Park.

The sides clashed at Glennon Brothers Pearse Park this afternoon, with the midlanders emerging 2-12 to 1-13 winners.

Little separated these counties throughout the contest despite Wexford being reduced to 14 men late in the opening half with the dismissal of defender Sean Culleton.

Longford led by 0-5 to 0-2 early on, but just a point separated the sides at the break with Longford holding a 0-7 to 0-6 lead.

Wexford moved 0-10 to 0-7 in front but two quick Longford goals put Glenn Ryan's charges in the driving seat as Brian Kavanagh and Michael Quinn both netted.

Wexford reduced the margin to a single point following a Ciaran Lyng goal, but Longford held out until the finish with Kavanagh among their most clinical forwards.

Relegated Tipperary secured their only victory of the campaign by beating Offaly by 0-11 to 0-8 at Clonmel this afternoon

The hosts led by 0-2 to 0-0 after 15 minutes, with Offaly guilty of seven wides at this stage.

Offaly added three more wides before the interval as Tipperary claimed a 0-4 to 0-2 lead at the break, with Barry Grogan among their scorers.

Tipperary extended their lead to four points with 12 minutes left on the clock.

Grogan continued to punish second-from-bottom Offaly, while Barry O'Brien and Michael Quinlivan were also among those on target.

Brian Connor kept Offaly in touch from placed balls, by none of the Faithfuls' forwards had scored from play by this point. Offaly will join Tipp in Division 4 next year.

Sligo ended their campaign with a 1-12 to 0-12 defeat of Roscommon at Markievicz Park.

An Adrian Marren goal helped Sligo take a 1-6 to 0-6 interval lead. They Yeats men extended their lead to seven points inside six minutes of the restart.

Roscommon tried hard to bounce back, but found it tough as their Connacht rivals came out on top.

The only away win in the division went to Antrim who got the better of relegation-threatened Cavan on a 4-6 to 0-12 scoreline.

Aodhan Gallagher, James Loughrey and Colm Duffin claimed the Saffons' goals during a game in which they always looked impressive.

Gallagher scored Antrim's first goal in the 13th minute to help his side on the way to a 1-4 to 0-5 interval lead.

Martin Dunne registered four of Cavan's five first half points, but the talented forward was stretchered off late in this contest.

By the teneth minute of the second half, Loughrey had struck two goals and Duffin added another. But Cavan have avoided the drop despite the final round defeat.

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