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Allianz Football League Division 3 & 4 round-ups

Updated: Sunday, 10 Mar 2013 21:11 | Comments

Kevin Reilly goaled during Meath's victory
Kevin Reilly goaled during Meath's victory

Meath kept their promotion hopes alive, while both other matches ended in draws in Allianz Football Division 3 today.

ALLIANZ NATIONAL LEAGUE DIVISION 3

Sligo 2-9 Cavan 1-12
Sligo and Cavan shared the points at Markievicz Park today. SligO were leading by five points coming into the closing stages of the match, after a Shane McManus goal had helped them to a 1-05 to 0-06 half time lead.

Cavan midfielder Gearoid McKiernan struck over two points to level matters after the restart, but a Stephen Gilmartin goal helped Sligo back in control.

And with the game seemingly safe, two converted frees by Barry Reilly and a last-gasp goal from Eugene Keating earned an unlikely point for the visitors.

Roscommon 0-12 Meath 2-11
Meath still harbour outside hopes of promotion following this victory in Dr Hyde Park.

Mick O’Dowd’s side put themselves on the way to victory with a first half that saw them leading by 2-06 to 0-03 at the intervaL - Kevin Reilly and Graham Reilly getting the Royal goals.

Roscommon began the first half with a Kevin Higgins point but then lost Donie Shine to injury. Roscommon did manage to reduce the gap to five points before a Cian Ward point settled Meath, who now look forward to Sligo at Pairc Tailteann next Saturday.

Wicklow 2-7 Antrim 1-10
Wicklow had three men sent off, while Antrim had one during this draw in Aughrim.

The first half ended 0-4 each, while Anto McLoughlin levelled matters late on for the Garden County.

ALLIANZ NATIONAL LEAGUE DIVISION 4

There were narrow victories for Offaly and Limerick in today's Alianz League Division 4 matches.

Leitrim 0-08 Offaly 0-09
Offaly secured a one-point win over Leitrim in Carrick-on-Shannon by a scorline of 0-09 to 0-08.

Leitrim led by 0-04 to 0-03 at half-time but were out scored in the second half with Offaly’s Brian Darby getting the winner for Emmet McDonnell's side as both teams finished with 14 men.

Limerick 0-10 Carlow 0-09
Limerick kept their 100% record intact with a narrow vitory over Carlow at the Gaelic Grounds.

Anthony Rainbow’s visitors led 0-7 to 0-05 at the break but Ian Ryan, who scored seven in all, got the winner for the Shannonsiders.

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