Antrim need late points to get home

Antrim Laois 2-18 2-16

The Irish Times - Monday - Sport - - National Hurling League Gaelic Games -

ANTRIM’S HURLERS snatched vic­tory from the jaws of de­feat at Case­ment Park yes­ter­day, over­turn­ing a 10-point sec­ond-half deficit to edge ahead of Laois in in­jury-time and deny Teddy Mccarthy’s side their first Di­vi­sion 1B points.

Laois were in com­mand at the break and led by 1-9 to 0-4 af­ter Chris Mur­ray got the vis­i­tors off to the per­fect start with a goal on 11 min­utes. All Antrim’s first-half points came f rom Shane Mc­naughton, while Laois kept the score­board tick­ing over with frees from Wil­lie Hy­land and a brace each from David O’ma­honey and Mur­ray.

When Mc­naughton found the net on 61 min­utes Antrim trailed by the min­i­mum – 2-13 to 2-12.

A Neil Mcmanus point had the sides level for the first time, and they were to share par­ity a fur­ther three times in the clos­ing stages, but late points from Mc­naughton and Paul Shiels sealed the win. ANTRIM: S Mc­toal; A Graf­fin, C Don­nelly (0-1, free), J Kerr; N Mcauley, N Mcmanus (0-4), M Get­tins; K Ste­wart, P Shiels (0-2); S Mc­crory (0-1), M Her­ron, D Hamill; PJ O’con­nell (0-1), C Car­son (1-0), S Mc­naughton (1-8, four frees). Subs: B Mcfall (0-1) for Hamill, D Lynch for O’con­nell LAOIS: E Reilly; P Mul­laney, D Maher, C Coo­nan; C Dunne, M Whe­lan, M Mcevoy; J Fitz­patrick, J Walsh; D O’ma­honey (0-2), W Hy­land (0-9, six frees), D Pea­cock; C Mur­ray (1-2), W Dunphy (0-1), S Bourke (0-1). Subs: B Red­din (1-0) for Pea­cock, G Burke for Mul­laney, A Col­lier (0-1) for Dunphy, N Un­win for Burke. Ref­eree: J Mcgrath (West­meath) Kilkenny.................... Cork ............................ Tip­per­ary.................. Gal­way....................... Waterford ............... Dublin ........................ Car­low ....................... West­meath ............. Kerry ......................... Derry ......................... Wick­low .................... Down .......................... PW 4 3 4 3 4 2 4 2 4 1 4 0 PW 4 4 4 3 4 2 4 1 4 0 4 0 D 0 0 1 0 0 1 D 0 0 0 1 2 1 L 1 1 1 2 3 3 L 0 1 2 2 2 3

F 10-69 8-65 2-87 4-71 4-62 10-57

F 7-75 7-73 10-70 4-56 1-53 5-52

A 8-59 5-67 8-65 5-60 5-85 7-75

A 3-47 7-48 2-72 6-68 8-63 8-81 PD +16 +7 +4 +8 -26

-9 PD +40 +25 +22 -18 -31 -38 Pts 6 6 5 4 2 1 Pts 8 6 4 3 2 1 Clare .......................... Of­faly.......................... Lim­er­ick .................... Antrim........................ Wex­ford .................... Laois ..........................

1Divi­sion Kil­dare ...................... Meath ......................... London....................... Ar­magh ..................... Mayo ........................... Roscom­mon............ PW 4 4 4 2 4 2 4 2 4 1 4 0 PW 4 4 4 2 4 2 4 2 4 1 4 0 D 0 1 1 0 0 0 D 0 1 0 0 1 0 L 0 1 1 2 3 4 L 0 1 2 2 2 4

F 7-82 8-79 6-73 6-65 5-69 6-59

F 13-85 6-55 5-61 1-58 5-49 4-46

A 3-56 6-69 8-64 5-73 10-74

6-91

A 1-48 5-42 3-52 11-76 5-65 9-71 PD +38 +16 +3 -5 -20 -32 PD +73 +16 +15 -48 -16 -40 Pts 8 5 5 4 2 0 Pts 8 5 4 4 3

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