Hurling League: Antrim 1-10 3-12 Dublin

Benny McCarry challenges Dublin's Ruairi Trainor at Casement Park

Antrim were easily beaten by Dublin in Sunday's one-sided NHL Division 1B clash at Casement Park.

Paul Ryan scored Dublin's opening goal on eight minutes and Michael Carton added a second to leave the visitors 2-7 to 0-5 ahead at half-time.

Poor defending let in Dublin forward David O'Callaghan to net midway through the second half.

Stephen Beattie's goal was a late consolation for a Saffrons side still seeking a first league point.

Ryan hit the net after eight minutes as the Dubs took control although three Neil McManus frees kept the Saffrons in touch.

Antrim keeper Ryan McGarry failed to keep out Carton's 70-metre effort, the ball slipping out of his grasp and into the net.

Eddie McCloskey and Karl Stewart were also on target for the hosts, who trailed by eight points at the interval.

O'Callaghan ensured victory with Dublin's third goal on 50 minutes, slotting in after a defensive mix-up.

Beattie's scrappy finish in the dying minutes was a rare highlight for the Ulster team and they sit bottom of the division on score difference.

Antrim: R McGarry; A Graffin, C Carson, B McFall; S McCrory, N McAuley, C McKinley; M Donnelly, E McCloskey; S Beattie, K Stewart, B McCarry; N McManus, KB McShane, S McNaughton.

Dublin: G Maguire; P Kelly, P Schutte, R Trainor; M Carton, L Rushe, S Durkin; J Boland, K Byrne; C Keaney, J McCaffrey, D Sutcliffe; P Ryan, C McCormack, D O'Callaghan.



Division 3B

Warwickshire 0-14 3-14 Sligo (Pairc na hEireann)


Division 1A

Tipperary 2-17 1-19 Kilkenny (Semple Stadium)

Waterford 0-15 1-12 Cork (Dungarvan)

Clare 0-18 0-13 Galway (Ennis)

Division 1B

Limerick 3-10 1-13 Carlow (Gaelic Grounds)

Antrim 1-10 3-12 Dublin (Casement Park)

Offaly 0-16 0-14 Wexford (O'Connor Park)

Division 2A

Wicklow 3-13 2-14 Kildare (Croke Park)

Westmeath 2-13 0-9 Derry (Mullingar)

Laois 2-20 2-12 Kerry (Portlaoise)

Division 2B

Roscommon 2-11 3-15 Armagh (Athleague)

London 0-21 2-8 Down (Ruislip)

Meath 1-19 1-11 Mayo (Trim)

Division 3A

Tyrone 0-9 0-14 Donegal (Healy Park)

Louth 0-13 0-12 Fermanagh (Dowdallshill, Dundalk)

Monaghan 1-9 2-10 Fingal (Iniskeen)

Division 3B

Leitrim 1-13 0-16 Longford (Carrick-on-Shannon)

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