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Second-half show leads Antrim home

Fourteen-man Antrim produced a superb second-half display to score a 1-21 to 3-12 win over Laois in the Leinster SHC.

Despite having Neil McAuley sent off early in the second half, they fired over 15 points to turn the game around, after the O'Moore men had turned around with a 2-8 to 1-6 interval lead.

Neil Foyle and Willie Hyland scored the Laois goals, with Simon McCrory netting for the Saffrons.

Neil McManus emerged as the Antrim hero with a 10 points haul as his side hit form in the final 20 minutes.

In the Ulster SHC, Down set up a quarter-final meeting with Derry when they defeated Donegal by 3-16 to 1-13 at Letterkenny.

Aidan Clarke hit two goals for the Ardsmen, who led by 1-12 to 0-6 at half-time.

Donegal staged a revival in the second half, but Clarke's second goal and a third from Gareth Johnston sealed it for Down.

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Derry scored a comfortable 2-13 to 0-6 win over Tyrone at Omagh.

A Michael Kirkpatrick goal and four Oisin McCloskey points helped Derry to a 1-8 to 0-4 interval lead.

Kirkpatrick struck accurately from frees in a low-scoring second half, with the experience and superior technique of the Oak Leafers seeing them safely through to the quarter-finals, Alan Grant sealing the win with a late goal.


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