Table-toppers Monaghan went into their NFL Division 3 game with bottom side Wicklow boasting a record of three wins and one loss, and they ensured they’d finish the day on top of the pile by securing victory in a high-scoring game.
Conor McManus was the leading scorer for Monaghan, hitting 2-7, while goals from Colin Walshe, Paul Finlay and Dermot Malone contributed to a 5-13 to 3-10 victory over their Leinster rivals.
John Evans’ Roscommon comfortably held the late rally of Antrim to secure a two-point victory in their clash in Casement Park.
The Connacht side put in an excellent first-half performance, building a six-point advantage before the break.
Roscommon got the first score of the second half before the home team tried to rally. After reducing the deficit to five points as the final whistle loomed, a late goal proved no more than consolation for Antrim.
Meath staged a remarkable comeback to beat Sligo 1-17 to 2-12 at Pairc Tailteann.
The Yeats County looked beyond recall when racing into a 2-09 to 1-05 half-time lead, but they were unable to resist the spirited comeback of the hosts.
Goals from Shane McManus and Adrian Marren helped Sligo to that seven-point advantage, but Meath clawed their way back into contention in the second half, with Michael Newman’s tally of eight points (six from frees) pivotal to the turnaround.
Newman hit the point which brought the sides level and he fired them ahead in the closing stages. Joe Sheridan made sure of the win when hitting the final score of the game, sending Mick O’Dowd’s side up to second place behind division leaders Monaghan.
Fermanagh saw off the challenge of Cavan at Breffni Park. Daniel Kille's late penalty proved to be the difference in the end with final scoreline of 1-12 to 1-10.
The visitors held out despite having three men, Barry Owens, Marty O'Brien and Declan McClusker, sent off.
Cavan's Damien O'Reilly was also red-carded in the seventh minute.