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Div 3 round-up: Ulster duo on top
01 Mar 2015 17:05
Armagh and Fermanagh maintained their unbeaten runs, with wins also for Louth and Clare in Division 3 of the Allianz Football League.
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Armagh led throughout, on the way to an impressive 2-16 to 1-06 away win over Limerick at Kilmallock.
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Kieran McGeeney’s charges were 1-03 to 0-00 ahead after 11 minutes, with Aidan Forker netting an early goal.
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Tom Lee responded with a Limerick goal, but Armagh took a 1-06 to 1-03 interval lead.
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Limerick were held to just three second half points, as Armagh firmly kicked on, with Mark Shields netting a 48th minute goal, on the way to a 13-point win.
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Sean Quigley fired 1-05, as Fermanagh claimed a 2-09 to 0-11 win over Tipperary at Brewster Park, Enniskillen.
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Quigley bagged Fermanagh’s opening goal to ensure a 1-04 to 0-07 score-line at half-time, with Stephen O’Brien and Conor Sweeney keeping Tipperary in touch.
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Little separated the sides in the second half, but Paul McCusker scored Fermanagh’s second goal, on the way to a four-point home win.
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Louth held Wexford to just a goal in the closing 27 minutes, on the way to a 1-16 to 1-10 win in Drogheda.
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The hosts trailed by 0-10 to 0-07 after 43 minutes, but launched a firm comeback, in a game which saw Wexford finish with 14 men after the dismissal of Adrian Flynn entering the final quarter.
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Scores from Anthony Williams, Darren O’Hanlon, Ryan Burns and Colm Judge handed Louth a 0-14 to 0-10 lead after 64 minutes, and although Brian Malone netted for Wexford, Louth responded with an unanswered 1-02, including a Tommy Durnin goal.
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Clare claimed a 0-22 to 1-13 win over Sligo at Cusack Park in Ennis.
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The hosts staged a strong second half performance, as they overturned an 0-11 to 0-09 interval deficit to claim a six-point win.
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Eight players were on target for Clare, including former Dublin player Pat Burke, and Shane McGrath, both of whom scored five points each.
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Wind assisted Clare turned the tide in the second half, and although Adrian Marren bagged a late goal for Sligo it was too late for the visitors.
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