Warwickshire earn Lory Meagher draw while Longford overcome Leitrim

Fermanagh and Warwickshire played out an entertaining draw in the Lory Meagher Cup in Enniskillen, while goals were key for Longford against Leitrim at Glennon Brothers Pearse Park.

Warwickshire earn Lory Meagher draw while Longford overcome Leitrim

Fermanagh and Warwickshire played out an entertaining draw in the Lory Meagher Cup in Enniskillen, while goals were key for Longford against Leitrim at Glennon Brothers Pearse Park.

GAA President Liam O'Neill was in attendance as Fermanagh and Warwickshire shared the spoils on a 0-15 to 1-12 scoreline in an entertaining encounter at Brewster Park.

Warwickshire led by 1-5 to 0-6 at half-time, with the goal separating the sides after 30 minutes, but Ryan Bogue outscored the Exiles by two points to one before the break to ensure a two-point gap at the interval.

Warwickshire restored their goal advantage on the restart, but Fermanagh dug deep with points from Bogue and Karl Kehoe to cut the deficit.

Fermanagh were then dealt a major blow following the dismissal of Danny Teague on a second yellow card.

The Ernesiders battled back impressively with a JP McGarry point tieing the game at 0-11 to 1-8 after 50 minutes.

The final quarter continued to be tight in nature with the teams sharing out eight points during this period, as the game finished level at 0-15 to 1-12.

A hat-trick of first half goals provided the basis for victory as Longford claimed a 3-12 to 0-7 win over Leitrim at Pearse Park this afternoon.

Longford led by 3-6 to 0-3 at half-time, with John Newman, Joe O'Brien and Karl Murray claiming the hosts' goals.

Leitrim were reduced to 14 players at this stage following the dismissal of centre-back Dave McGovern.

The visitors fought on with scores registered by Michael Dolan, Gary McGovern, Paddy Clancy (0-1 each) and Clement Cunniffe (0-4, 0-4f), but the concession of those first half goals proved especially costly in the end.

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