Roundup: Lidl NFL Division 3 Round 7

Roscommon staged a comeback against Antrim to finish the league unbeaten. The defeat saw Antrim relegated back down to Division 4. Sligo will join Antrim in Division 4 after they lost to Louth. The result saw Louth retain their Division 3 status.

Down 0-11 Clare 1-05

Down ended their league campaign with a win and inflicted a first league defeat on already promoted Clare. 

Down started the game well and kicked over three early points to lead by three after four minutes. One minute later Clare grabbed a goal to draw level. Down ended the half well to lead  by three at the break.

Clare cut the gap to two in the 49th minute but Down replied by edging ahead by three minutes later. The Banner couldn’t cut into the gap as Down ended up winning by a three point margin.

Sligo 2-05 Louth 2-12

Louth consolidated their position in Division 3 next year and in doing so relegated Sligo to Division 3.

The Wee County were ahead by four after just three minutes on the clock. Sligo had the gap cut to win in the ninth minute. Sligo got a second goal in the 23rd minute to edge ahead by two points. Louth drew level just before the break.

Louth were ahead again in the 43rd minute. Try as they might Sligo couldn’t get back into the game and Louth held on for the win.

Offaly 3-07 Wexford 0-10

After three defeats in a row, Offaly ended their league campaign with a six point win over Wexford in Edenderry.

Offaly held a three point lead after four minutes played. Wexford cut the gap to one after seven minutes. Offaly went ahead by two again before Wexford levelled matters just before the break.

The sides were level in the 38th minute before the Faithful County got their second goal of the game to extend their lead to four points in the 48th minute. The lead was seven in the 57th minute. Wexford got a late point to leave six between them at the end.

Antrim 1-14 Roscommon 4-06

Roscommon staged a comeback to finish the league with another win and keep intact their unbeaten record. This result saw Antrim relegated back to Division 4.

It was tough on Antrim who put it up to already promoted Roscommon. Antrim were ahead by two when Shauna Walsh scored the Rossie’s first goal. A goal from Sinead Farrell drew Roscommon level in the 25th minute. A goal for Antrim before half-time saw them lead by three points.

Antrim were ahead by five points in the 37th minute. Aisling Hanly grabbed a third goal for Roscommon in the 49th minute. Antrim were ahead by two points nearing the end but disaster struck when Roscommon scored a fourth goal. The Rossies claimed the win by a point.

Deniese is a freelance sports journalist/broadcaster. She has worked for several local and national media outlets. GAA and soccer are her great loves and she also follows rugby league and snooker. She's a big supporter of her local clubs St. Mary's GAA Granard and Longford Town. She also follows Celtic, Liverpool and Leeds Rhinos. She presented and produced a popular sports podcast last year where she interviewed Ray Houghton, Chris Kamara and John Hartson. Deniese is currently Head of Communications for Boccia Ireland

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