Antrim 2-14 1-8 Offaly

Brian Neeson and Brian Darby
Brian Neeson and Brian Darby in action at Casement Park

Antrim top Football League Division 3 after maintaining their 100% record by beating Offaly at Casement Park.

Paddy Cunningham scored the first goal in the 23rd minute and the impressive Saffrons led 1-8 to 0-6 at half-time.

Tomas McCann found the net early in the second half but William Mulhall replied with an Offaly goal after 43 minutes.

Antrim kept the scoreboard ticking over and ran out comfortable victors over an Offaly side who had Shane Sullivan and Anto Sullivan sent-off.

Points from Brian Neeson and McCann got Antrim off to a good start, while Kevin Brady hit the sidenetting.

Four consecutive points from Nigel Dunne saw Offaly move two points clear, but Conal Kelly pointed to reduce Antrim's deficit.

Liam Bradley's side moved in front again and Cunningham's goal took the home side into a 1-6 to 0-6 lead.

Cunningham found the bottom corner of the net after a strong run by Michael McCann.

Shane Sullivan's dismissal reduced Offaly to 14 men and McCann's goal gave his side some breathing space.

Mulhall buried the ball past Chris Kerr, but Antrim replied with three unanswered points.

Anto Sullivan received a second yellow card in the dying minutes.

Antrim manager Liam Bradley described his side's display as "impressive enough".

"We won by nine points but missed a lot of chances - the quality of the opposition was not great.

"We scored two superb goals and had eight different scorers so that is all encouraging for us."


Division 1

Armagh 0-11 1-14 Mayo

Laois 1-9 1-14 Dublin

Division 2

Derry 0-14 0-8 Monaghan

Meath 2-11 0-18 Kildare

Division 3

Antrim 2-14 1-8 Offaly

Cavan 0-14 1-8 Sligo

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