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Antrim defeat Down despite absence of Neil McManus whose wedding clashed with the game

Lancashire achieved their first ever victory in the Lory Meagher Cup in Manchester today.

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WICKLOW AND ANTRIM booked their places in the Christy Ring Cup semi-finals earlier today.

A strong finish saw Wicklow edge out Kildare by 3-18 to 2-19. Andy O’Brien scored two goals while sub Padraig Doyle also found the net for the Garden County, while John Mulhall and Chris Bonus goaled for Kildare.

Antrim cruised to a 3-15 to 0-11 victory over Down at Cushendall despite the absence of Neil McManus who had his wedding today.

Conor Johnston, Ciaran Johnston and Ciaran Clarke scored the goals for the Saffrons.

Carlow defeated Mayo by 5-18 to 2-7 today and will take on either Kildare or Down in the quarter-finals next weekend.

Mayo head for a relegation playoff against Connacht rivals Roscommon after they crashed to a 1-9 to 4-24 defeat to London in Dr Hyde Park.

In the Nicky Rackard Cup semi-finals, Brendan Rogers bagged a hat-trick of goals as Derry trashed Longford by 8-21 to 1-14 rout of Longford at Owenbeg. Tyrone also advanced to the last four after 4-19 to 0-16 win against Donegal at Carrickmore.

In the same competition, Armagh defeated neighbours Louth by 0-23 to 2-9 at the Athletic Grounds.

Lancashire achieved their first ever victory in the Lory Meagher Cup with a 2-22 to 0-15 win over Fermanagh at Old Bedians in Manchester.

GAA president President Aogán Ó Fearghail was in Paric na hEireann as Warwickshire beat Sligo by 2-20 to 2-9. Finally, Cavan are still searching for their first win since returning to inter-county hurling after they slumped to a 0-12 to 1-20 defeat to Leitrim in Carrick-on-Shannon.

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