Antrim hurlers beaten by Limerick

Limerick's Kevin Downes in action against Kieran McGourty of Antrim
Limerick's Kevin Downes in action against Kieran McGourty of Antrim

Antrim's hopes of making a Division Two hurling play-off ended when they lost to Limerick 4-15 to 0-15.

The Saffrons were 1-6 to 0-2 down after 15 minutes, their points coming from Neil McManus and Karl Stewart.

McManus ended up with nine points, all from frees, with Brian McFall landing three from play.

In the Division 3B final, Derry lost by a point to Wicklow while Tyrone were crowned Division Four champions by beating South Down 1-15 to 0-11.

A strong second-half performance saw Tyrone clinch the sole promotion slot.

Five Liam Morgan points had helped South Down to a 0-9 to 0-6 interval lead, but Tyrone came good in the final quarter.

They struck for the only goal of the game in the 61st minute through Rory O'Neill, and finished the job off with classy points from Cathal McErlean and O'Neill.

In Division Two Down battled to the end to snatch a two-point win over Westmeath.

Down were seven points in arrears with 12 minutes left in Millingar but a Donal Hughes goal and a string of late points swung the contest their way.

Paul Braniff, Scott Johnson and Gareth Johnson netted Down's earlier goals.

ALLIANZ HURLING LEAGUE DIVISION TWO

ANTRIM 0-15 4-15 LIMERICK

WESTMEATH 3-15 4-14 DOWN

DIVISION 3A FINAL

DERRY 3-14 2-18 WICKLOW

DIVISION FOUR FINAL

SOUTH DOWN 0-11 1-15 TYRONE

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