Donegal, Louth and Fingal secure victory

Table toppers Donegal recorded their second win in Allianz Hurling League Division 3A today, while their were also victories for Louth and Fingal.

Table toppers Donegal recorded their second win in Allianz Hurling League Division 3A today, while their were also victories for Louth and Fingal.

Lee Henderson scored eight points as Donegal overcame Ulster rivals Tyrone on a 0-14 to 0-9 scoreline at Healy Park in Omagh.

Donegal led by 0-7 to 0-5 at half-time, with Danny Cullen, Paul Sheridan and Enda McDermott all among the visitors' scorers.

A Shane Callan point from a penalty late on earned Louth a 0-13 to 0-12 victory over Fermanagh at Páirc Naomh Brid in Dowdallshill.

Louth braved the dismissal of midfielder Nigel Stanley on two yellow cards and Ronan Byrne on a straight red card to prevail by the slenderest of margins.

Louth led by 0-8 to 0-6 at half-time, with Fermanagh unlucky not to be ahead at the break after a John Duffy goal shot was blocked in the 31st minute.

Duffy, Ryan Bogue and Rory Porteous were on target with the visitors' first half scores.

Fermanagh worked hard on the restart with scores from Andrew Breslin, Bogue, Duffy, Sean Corrigan and JP McGarry helping to tie the game at 0-11 apiece with 12 minutes remaining.

Fermanagh continued to press hard with good work by Eoin Morrissey and Martin Beggan in setting up Duffy for a score to square things up at 0-12 each in the 66th minute.

But Louth conjured up the match-winning score with Callan keeping his nerve to ensure a Wee County success.

Fingal, meanwhile, earned the only away win in the division to date thanks to a 2-10 to 1-9 triumph over Monaghan at Inniskeen this afternoon.

Monaghan led by 1-5 to 0-6 at the interval, but found it hard to cope with being reduced to 14 men before the break. A brace of John Michael Sheridan goals powered Fingal to a four-point victory in the end.

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