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Longford anger as their one-point defeat to Louth was blown up a minute early
We take you through all the games in Division 3 and 4.

LOUTH ARE the only side left in Division 3 with a 100 percent record after they had a point to spare over Longford, while Laois and Offaly also secured wins in the third tier.

But Louth’s 0-11 to 0-10 win over Longford was tainted by controversy as the game was blown up in the 73rd minute, with four minutes of additional time indicated by the match officials.

Longford were in possession and chasing an equalising score when the referee called a halt to the game a minute early.

Ryan Burns’ 55th minute point proved to be the winning score, but Wee County boss Colin Kelly admitted afterwards he would have been unhappy if Louth were on the receiving end of that refereeing blunder.

Laois enjoyed a vital 2-11 to 0-16 win over Kieran McGeeney’s Armagh at the Athletic Grounds, a result which propels Peter Creedon’s side back into the promotion race after a disappointing defeat to Louth last weekend.

Both sides finished the game with 14 men as Paul Kingston and Aidan Forker were dismissed in the second-half.

McGeeney will be frustrated Armagh didn’t see the game out as they led by five points on 56 minutes, before Donie Kingston posted 1-3 and Darren Strong hit the winner in the 76th minute.

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Offaly ran out easy 0-23 to 1-7 victors over Antrim, with Matthew Fitzpatrick’s goal only proving to be a consolation for the Saffrons.

In Division 4, London secured the standout result with an impressive 2-15 to 0-16 win over Carlow at Netwatch Cullen Park.

The Exiles finished the game with 13 men after Conor O’Neill and Anthony McDermot were dismissed, but two first-half goals set them on the way to victory.

Wexford made it two wins from two under Seamus McEneaney after they beat Leitrim by 0-16 to 0-14.

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PJ Banville drew the Yellowbellies level in the 61st minute before scores from Ciarán Lyng and Eoghan Nolan sealed the win.

Finally, a Ger Egan goal helped Westmeath to a 1-18 to 0-12 victory against Limerick to secure their first win of the spring campaign.


Division 3
Louth 0-11 Longford 0-10
Tipperary 1-16 Sligo 2-14
Offaly 0-23 Antrim 1-7
Armagh 0-16 Laois 2-11

Division 4
Carlow 0-16 London 2-15
Limerick 0-12 Westmeath 1-18
Leitrim 0-14 Wexford 0-16

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