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Div 4 review: Carlow and Waterford produce shocks

Updated: Sunday, 03 Feb 2013 16:59 | Comments

Anton Sullivan goaled for Offaly in London
Anton Sullivan goaled for Offaly in London

Offaly got their Allianz League Division 4 campaign off to a winning start with an eight-point win over London in Ruislip.

Aided by a strong breeze, the home side shot into a 1-04 to 0-05 lead at the break.

But the visitors took advantage of the elements in the second period and Anton Sullivan’s goal helped them claim a 1-13 to 1-05 win.

FBD Connacht League champions Leitrim made the trip to Limerick and four Emlyn Mulligan points helped them to a one-point advantage at half-time, 0-05 to 0-04.

But the home side had the better of the exchanges in the second half and Stephen Lavin was on target as the Treaty County finished 0-11 to 0-09 victors.

But the shock of the day came in Thurles where Anthony Rainbow’s Carlow claimed a one-point win over Tipperary.

The home side, one of the favourites for promotion, led by two after the first period with Paul Reid’s goal keeping Carlow in touch, 0-11 to 1-06.

But a late surge by the visitors, with scores from Brendan Murphy and Darragh Foley, saw them record an unlikely 1-14 to 0-16 win.

Elsewhere, Waterford also won on their travels, beating Mick O’Dwyer’s Clare by a solitary point in Milltown-Malbay.

They trailed by two at the break but the crucial goal came in the second half through Darren Guiry and Niall Carew’s men got over the line 1-09 to 0-11.

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