HL2B round-up: Royals and Garden share top spot
19 February 2017
Meath's Adam Gannon.
Meath and Wicklow are leading the way after two rounds of games in Division 2B of the national hurling league.
Adam Gannon and Peter Farrell grabbed the goals as the Royals defeated Derry by 2-19 to 0-16 in Navan, while the Garden County maintained their 100% record when edging out Mayo in an Aughrim thriller, 2-17 to 1-17, with George O’Brien and Padraig Doyle netting late on.
Down were the other winners in the division this afternoon: they defeated Roscommon by 1-21 to 1-16 at Ballycran, Gareth Johnson the goalscorer for the victors.
Meath - S McGann; S Geraghty, S Whitty, C Reilly; S Brennan, D Healy, K Keoghan; A Forde (0-2), J Toher (0-1); S Quigley (0-3), C McCabe (0-1), J Kelly (0-3); S Clynch (0-5, 2f, 1pen), A Gannon (1-1), N Heffernan (0-1). Subs: K Keena (0-1) for C McCabe, G Kelly (0-1) for S Brennan, P Farrell (1-0) for N Heffernan, D Reilly for C Reilly, P Kelly for D Healy.
Derry - D McDermott; P Turner, S McCullagh, D McCloskey; C Steele, K Hinphey, L Og Hinphey; D Cartin (0-2), O McCloskey (0-1); J O'Dwyer (0-1), G McCormack (0-2), A Grant (0-2); A Kelly (0-3), R Convery (0-5, 4f), E McGuckin. Subs: T McCloskey for L Og Hinphey, S Farren for D Cartin, D Cartin for G McCormack.
Referee - A Devine.
Wicklow - E O'Mahony; L Maloney, W Kavanagh, M O'Brien; G Byrne, E Kearns, J Henderson; R Keddy (0-2), W Kinsella; A Byrne (0-3), C Moorehouse (0-6, 4f), G Connors (0-1); P Doyle (1-2), A O'Brien (0-2), G O'Brien (1-1). Subs: S Kelly for W Kinsella, J Byrne for G Connors, P Keane for G Byrne, D Masterson for A Byrne.
Mayo - D Frayne; B Hunt (0-2), G McManus, A Lyons; C Freeman (0-1), D Kenny, G Nolan; K Feeney (0-7, 4f), K McDermott; S Lenaghan, C Murray, D McLoughlin (0-1); P Hickey (0-3), J McManus (1-1), C Scahill (0-1f). Subs: S Boland for C Scahill, D McTigue (0-1) for S Lenaghan, D Harrison for K McDermott, S Mulroy for C Murray, A Phillips for P Hickey.
Referee - G Quiilty.
Down - S Keith; J McManus, M Hughes, S Ennis; J McGrath, C Woods, M Ennis; C O'Prey (0-3), D McManus; C Egan, C Teggart, C Bailie; E Sands (0-3), M Magee (0-2), D Toner (0-12, 10f). Subs: C Mageean for C Teggart, G Johnson (1-1) for C Bailie, R Branagan for C Egan.
Roscommon - J Fallon; M Beirne, D Loughnane, P Nolan; S Curley (0-1f), E Flanagan, P Kellehan; C Coyle, H Rooney; A Finnerty, J Coyne (0-1), J Kilkenny (0-1); C Kenny, R Fallon (0-8, 6f), N Connaughton (0-5). Subs: A Murphy (1-0) for C Kenny; G Fallon for C Coyle, G Egan for A Finnerty, D Dolan for R Fallon.
Referee - K Brady.