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Wexford boss resigns after heavy Derry defeat while Antrim upset favourites Louth

Earlier today, Offaly and Leitrim booked their places in Monday’s round 2 draw.

Wexford manager Paul McLoughlin.
Wexford manager Paul McLoughlin.
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Updated Jun 8th 2019, 8:19 PM

WEXFORD FOOTBALL BOSS Paul McLoughlin tendered his resignation in the wake of their heavy 4-16 to 0-10 qualifier defeat to Derry today.

The former Kildare player spent two seasons in charge of the Model County, but decided to step aside following the 18-point beating to the Ulster side.

Benny Heron, Shane McGuigan, Ryan Bell and Enda Lynn all hit the net as Damian McErlain’s side advanced to the second round of the qualifiers.

Antrim enjoyed a shock 2-16 to 1-11 away win against 13-man Louth, who had Declan Byrne and Fergal Sheeky sent-off in the second period.

Earlier today, Offaly booked their place in round 2 with a 1-21 to 1-11 defeat of London at O’Connor Park.

Bernard Allen’s 11-point haul (0-6 form play) propelled the hosts to a double-digit victory against Ciaran Deely’s outfit. 

Killian Butler bagged a seventh minute goal for London but Offaly recovered to lead by 0-10 to 1-3 at the interval.

Ruairi McNamee hit the net during the second-half as John Maughan’s side ran up the score with a late surge. 

Leitrim saw off Wicklow on a scoreline of 0-15 to 0-13. Star forward Ryan O’Rourke scored seven points for Terry Hyland’s men, while goalkeeper Mark Jackson acocunted for over half of their total tally.


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