HARE MAKES GROUND AT THE SUMMIT
A LATE Donal O’Hare point saw Down take top-spot in Division Three of the Allianz League and deny Carlow a chance of promotion.
A 67th minute Eoghan Ruth goal levelled the game before Caolan Mooney and Dermot Walsh swapped scores in injury-time.
However, O’Hare’s (right) score ensured Down’s fifth win on the bounce, with a 0-15 to 1-11 victory.
Second half goals from Evan O’Carroll and Paul Cahillane kept Laois’s chance of promotion and a final place alive, with a 2-12 to 0-15 win over Offaly at Bord na Mona O’Connor Park.
Offaly led by 0-8 to 0-5 at the break, but Laois turned the tables on the restart.
Longford held Sligo to just three second half points, as they claimed a 2-15 to 0-14 win over Sligo at Pearse Park.
Ten players were on target for the hosts, including Darren Gallagher and substitute Nigel Rabbitt who found the net in the second half.
Louth v Westmeath was postponed due to weather conditions.