Fermanagh awarded points as Longford fail to field

The story of the day in the lower reaches of the Allianz Hurling League was Longford’s inability to field against Fermanagh.

Brewster Park in Enniskillen was the venue for the Division 3B clash, but with the midlanders unable to play it means Fermanagh, already assured of their divisional final, were awarded the points.

The Erne County will play against Warwickshire in the final after the Birmingham-based team left Ballinamore with a 2-20 to 2-10 win over Leitrim.

Meanwhile, in Division 3A, Monaghan finished top of the pile with nine points from a possible 10.

The Farney County enjoyed a fine 4-18 to 2-10 win over Sligo, who were relegated as a consequence, in Inniskeen. Brian McGuigan grabbed a hat-trick, while Noel Morgan also got a green flag waving.

Damien Burke and Larry Cadden scored goals for the away team.

Monaghan will be joined in the final by Fingal after the Swords team scored a last minute winner to edge past Donegal, 2-19 to 4-12, with Niall Feeney on the mark.

The understrength hosts led 1-10 to 1-8 at the break.

Donegal, though, got their noses in front thanks to goals from Danny Cullen and a brace from Ronan McDermott. However, Feeney struck goal with the last puck to seal the narrow win.

In the division’s other game, Louth enjoyed a comprehensive 0-24 to 0-16 victory over Tyrone in Dundalk.

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