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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

Hurling

Division 1 Group B

Laois 2-16 Wexford 2-27

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