Hurling League: Antrim 1-11 0-15 Wexford

Antrim's Daniel McKernan

Wexford clung on at the death to overcome Antrim 0-15 to 1-11 in the Hurling League Division 1B opener.

Antrim led 0-6 to 0-5 at half-time in Ballycastle against a Wexford team reduced to 14 men after Richie Kehoe was red-carded.

However, Wexford moved into a seven-point lead with just five minutes left.

Antrim launched a late comeback with Daniel McKernan netting and Paul Shiels missed a late free which would have salvaged a draw for the Saffrons.

Kehoe was dismissed after lashing out at Antrim forward Neil McManus.

Trailing by five points with two minutes of normal time remaining, Antrim registered 1-1 without reply.

The Saffrons continued to pile on the pressure, and two minutes into injury-time Kevin Ryan's charges had a chance to tie the contest.

However, Shiels missed a free and Wexford's long journey to the Glens finished in a one-point win.

Elsewhere, Derry were beaten 4-24 to 3-9 by Kerry in Division 2A while Down eased to a 2-20 to 1-7 victory over Ulster derby rivals Armagh in Division 2B.

There was also MacRory Cup quarter-final action on Sunday, with Thomas Galligan's injury-time goal giving St Patrick's Cavan a 1-10 to 0-10 win over St Michael's Enniskillen.

Antrim: C O'Connell, Ciaran Johnston, C McKinley, Ml Bradley, S McCrory, N McAuley, O McFadden, P Shiels, J McGreevy, D Hamill, C Carson, Niall McKenna, D McKernan, N McManus, C Clarke.

Allianz Hurling League results

Division 1A

Tipperary 2-13 0-16 Waterford

Division 1B

Cork 0-17 0-17 Limerick

Sunday 16 February

Division 1A

Clare 1-16 0-18 Kilkenny

Galway 0-28 1-12 Dublin

Division 1B

Offaly 2-14 1-19 Laois

Antrim 1-11 0-15 Wexford

Division 2A

Derry 3-9 4-24 Kerry

Kildare 1-9 1-18 Carlow

London 0-13 0-13 Westmeath

Division 2B

Armagh 1-7 2-20 Down

Mayo 2-13 3-9 Fingal

Wicklow 1-15 0-8 Meath

Division 3A

Louth 1-15 2-16 Roscommon

Donegal 2-19 1-13 Fermanagh

Monaghan 2-13 3-11 Longford

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