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Dublin: -1°C Saturday 23 January 2021

Davy's Wexford and McGeeney's Armagh make strong starts to league campaigns

There were also football league wins tonight for Limerick and Carlow.

DAVY FITZGERALD SAW his Wexford team make a flying start to the hurling league tonight when they accounted for Laois by 2-27 to 2-16 in Portlaoise.

conor-mcdonald-celebrates-his-goal Conor McDonald celebrates hitting the net for Wexford.

Conor McDonald and Aidan Nolan both raised green flags in the Division 1 Group B game in O’Moore Park with goalkeeper Enda Rowland and Willie Dunphy scoring goals for Laois.

All the goals arrived in the opening period with Wexford edging ahead 2-10 to 2-8 at the break but the winners pushed on with Jack O’Connor finishing with 0-6, Paul Morris hitting 0-4 and there were 0-3 returns from both Rory O’Connor and Paudie Foley. Ross King was the top scorer for Laois with 0-11 but they lost out by eleven points at the end.

davy-fitzgerald Wexford hurling manager Davy Fitzgerald Source: Tom O'Hanlon/INPHO

In football Kieran McGeeney’s Armagh team ran out emphatic victors by 2-18 to 1-8 against Cavan in their Division 2 clash at the Athletic Grounds.

Newcomer Conor Turbitt caught the eye with 1-6 for Armagh while Stefan Campbell also found the net, his strike arriving from the penalty spot.

Armagh were in front at the break by 0-10 to 0-5 before both goals arrived and a late consolation strike from James Smith arrived after a tough evening for Mickey Graham’s side.

stefan-campbell-scores-a-penalty Stefan Campbell converted a penalty in Armagh's win. Source: Philip McGowan/INPHO

Leitrim enjoyed a fine result in their first outing in Division 3 against a Derry team who had also been promoted with them last year. It finished 2-11 to 1-14 at Celtic Park while there were successes in Division 4 for Limerick and Carlow.

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Division 2

Armagh 2-18 Cavan 1-8

Division 3

Derry 2-11 Leitrim 1-14

Division 4

Carlow 0-11 Wicklow 0-9
Waterford 0-10 Limerick 1-10


Division 1 Group B

Laois 2-16 Wexford 2-27

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