NHL Division 1
Tipperary 1-10 Kilkenny 1-17 After a sluggish start to the game, the Cats found their stride mid-way through the first half, Colin Fennelly’s second-half strike putting some daylight between them and the All-Ireland Champions.
Waterford 3-16 Dublin 2-19 Conal Keaney was the Dublin hero yesterday, his late equaliser capping a fine display which saw him score 0-10 in total.
Cork 1-20 Offaly 1-15 Tom Kenny’s first-minute goal gave the Rebels an early boost yesterday as they outmuscled Offaly to win by five in Pairc Ui Chaoimh.
Galway 1-24 Wexford 0-6 Colm Bonnar’s Wexford were given a rude awakening on their return to Division 1 yesterday as Galway handed out a 21-point hiding, Ger Farragher leading the way with 11 points.
NHL Division 2
Westmeath 0-9 Laois 1-19 Laois were never really troubled by a disappointing Westmeath as they ran out winners by 13 points in Cusack Park.
Clare 0-6 Limerick 2-9 Donal O’Grady’s Limerick were dominant yesterday as Richie McCarthy’s 1-5 tally drove them on to a nine-point win over Clare.
Down 2-11 Carlow 0-14 Goals from Aaron O’Prey and Eoin Clarke were the key difference as Down secured a narrow victory over Carlow.
Kerry 0-12 Antrim 1-15 Division 2 new boys Kerry surrendered a first-half lead as the visitors ran out winner by six points in Tralee yesterday.
NHL Division 3A
Wicklow 2-14 Kildare 0-17 Wicklow got revenge for their Kehoe Cup defeat with a three-point win over Kildare at Athlone. Jonathan O’Neill and Enan Glynn bagged the crucial goals for the Garden County.
Derry 3-16 Armagh 0-15 It finished up with 14 versus 13 in Banagher yesterday as Derry ran out comfortable winners over their Division 3A rivals.
London 1-13 Meath 1-8 Martin Finn’s accuracy proved to be the difference between the sides with six points of the London man’s 1-7 haul coming from dead-balls.
NHL Division 3B
Fingal 4-18 Monaghan 0-13 A fourteen-point total (2-8) for Martin Ormonde was enough to see Fingal past a disappointing Monaghan side.
Louth 3-20 Sligo 0-5 Louth were quick out of the traps in Darver yesterday, racing into a 2-9 to 0-4 lead at the break before closing this one out in the second half.
Mayo 0-17 Roscommon 1-6 Roscommon were the architects of their own downfall at Tooreen yesterday, finishing the game with only 12 players on the pitch after the dismissal of Gary Fallon, Jason Moran and Kevin Connelly.
NHL Division 4
Cavan 1-8 Fermanagh 8-23 Cavan’s lack of squad strength was brutally exposed yesterday as Fermanagh romped to a quite unthinkable 36-point victory.
Longford 1-10 South Down 2-17 Nine points from Liam Morgan, seven of which came from frees, helped South Down to victory over Longford at Pearse Park.
Tyrone 2-19 Leitrim o-9 Aidan Healy brought his scoring boots to Healy Park yesterday, his nine-point individual tally enough to match the entire Leitrim squad.
All-Ireland Club Intermediate Hurling Final
Ballymartle 3-15 Dicksboro 1-20 A last-gasp goal from a 50-yard Darren McCarthy free was enough to steal the intermediate hurling crown for Cork side Ballymartle.
All-Ireland Club Intermediate Football Final
Lisnakea Emmetts 1-16 St James’ 0-15 A late fightback from Lisnakea Emmetts forced extra-time before the Fermanagh side ran out winners by four-points.
It was a day to remember for …
… the hurlers of Ballymartle, who once again proved that a game is never over until it’s over. I’d say there were some celebrations in the Cork parish last night. Here’s captain Patrick Dwyer’s victory speech.
And a day to forget for …
… Cavan hurling fans. A 36-point loss? Ouch.
Indiscipline of the weekend
Roscommon’s Gary Fallon wins this one. Two yellow cards within the first fifteen minutes of the game is simply inexcusable and put his team at a definite disadvantage for the rest of their tie against Mayo.