Baille goal steers Down to victory

Down remain the team to beat in Allianz Hurling League Division 2B after defeating Wicklow at Ballycran yesterday.

The hosts began with the wind and never trailed, posting the game’s only goal midway through the first half with U21 dual player Caolan Baille’s strike helping them to a 1-8 to 0-3 interval lead

Wicklow rallied on the restart but the hosts eased to a 1-15 to 0-10 win.

Meath gave their promotion hopes a shot in the arm when they overcame Mayo 0-12 to 0-7 in difficult weather conditions at Trim.

The visitors, who defeated Fingal last weekend, never got going and scored just one point from play, a Cathal Freeman effort. Meath were also slow to find their scoring rhythm and three frees from James Togher were their only scores in the first half.

They were a changed side after the break however, with six different players raising flags. Mayo did have a late chance to get back into the tie when they were awarded a 20m free as normal time expired, but David Donoghue blocked the strike from goalkeeper Donal O’Brien.

Armagh are the only side in the division without a win after they came away empty-handed from their trip to Swords. Fingal claimed the honours with a 2-18 to 2-13 win.


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