Sligo go on at­tack to stay in the di­vi­sion

Sligo Of­faly 1-14 1-12

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

A FINE at­tack­ing dis­play saw Sligo re­tain their Di­vi­sion Three sta­tus for next sea­son with a de­served win over Of­faly in Tul­lam­ore yes­ter­day.

Man of the match Stephen Coen, Mark Bre­heny and Adrian Mar­ren were all in out­stand­ing form in the Sligo at­tack, giv­ing the Of­faly de­fence a tor­rid time and scor­ing 1-13 of their final tally be­tween them to leave Of­faly fac­ing Di­vi­sion Four foot­ball next sea­son.

Only two points sep­a­rated the sides at the end but it was still a de­served win and Sligo were the bet­ter side for long pe­ri­ods.

Of­faly started well and were 0-3 to 0-2 ahead af­ter 10 min­utes but Sligo took con­trol af­ter that with a penalty goal from Adrian Mar­ren giv­ing them the ini­tia­tive. They played some su­perb at­tack­ing foot­ball af­ter this, kick­ing some fine points and they led by 1-10 to 0-6 at half time. SLIGO: P Greene; N Ewing, J Mar­tyn, R Dono­van; C Har­ri­son, M Quinn, J Davey; T Tay­lor, S Mcmanus; C Mcgee (0-1, 45), A Costello, M Bre­heny (0-5, two frees); S Coen (0-4), P Hughes, A Mar­ren (1-4, 1-0 pen, free). Subs: P Mcgovern for Davey (8m), N Mcguire for Mar­tyn (11m), B Egan for Hughes (41m), D Maye for Mcgee (61m), E Mul­li­gan for Coen (72m). OF­FALY: A Mul­hall; B Darby, E Rigney, S Pen­der; J Keane, J Moloney, D Kelly (0-1); B Con­nor, N Smith; G Guil­foyle, A Mcnamee, A Sul­li­van (0-2); B Allen (1-2, two frees), N Dunne (0-2), K Casey (0-2). Subs: N Mcnamee (0-1) for Kelly (H/t), A Keenaghan for A Mcnamee (52m), J Cough­lan (0-2, one free) for Dunne (63m), M Brazil for Guil­foyle (63m). Ref­eree: D O’ma­honey (Tip­per­ary)

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