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Dubs and Galway to play again after clash is drawn

By Kevin Kelly

Dublin and Galway will have to meet again after a superb division one relegation encounter finished all square in Tullamore, 0-26 to 2-20 the final scoreline on a day when extra time couldn’t divide the two teams.

Full forward Joe Canning hit a dozen points for Galway with half that tally coming from play with Niall Burke (five), Cyril Donnellan (two) and Damian Hayes (two) also on target. Paul Ryan top scored for the Dubs with nine points with Conor McCormack and Ross O’Carroll getting their goals.

Galway will feel that they should have won as in extra time Dublin were reduced to 13 men but late points from Daire Plunkett and Niall McMorrow saved the Leinster men.

Wexford ensured their Division 1B survival in the National Hurling League when they hammered Laois 5-12 to 0-19 at Nolan Park. Laois began well with Willie Hyland notching a few points but gradually Wexford got on top with Jack Guiney and Paul Morris scoring goals to leave them 2-7 to 0-10 in front at the interval.

In the second half Guiney completed his hat-trick with David Redmond getting their other goal.

Carlow won the Division 2A league title when they beat Leinster neighbours Westmeath 1-14 to 0-12. Kildare won the Division 3B league title when they defeated Meath 3-13 to 1-12 at Parnell Park in Dublin.

Meath led at half-time but after the break Tony Murphy, Martin Fitzgerald and Richie Hoban all found the net for the winners.

In Division 3A Donegal avoided the drop when beating Sligo 2-13 to 0-16 in their relegation play-off while Fermanagh won the Division 3B final after a 2-15 to 2-5 success over Warwickshire.

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