Warwickshire and South Down both advanced to the semi-final of the Lori Meagher cup this afternoon with wins in their respective quarter finals.
Warwickshire were convincing winners against Fermanagh with a score-line of 4-08 to 1-10 in favour of the exiles. The winning of the game was in the first half as Warwickshire clicked into gear from the first whistle.
Warwickshire lead by 2-05 to 0-4 at the end of the first half and there was no way back for Fermanagh after that. That victory means that Warwickshire will play Donegal in the semi- final on the 21st of May.Desmond Kelly and Reamonn McEntee were the standout players for Warwickshire.
Kelly bagged a goal from the penalty spot in the first half for the visitors while McEntee scored two goals in the second half to give Warwickshire a seven point win.
In the other game South Down held of a fiercely determined Longford team to secure their place in the semi-finals. They won a hard fought game by 2-14 to 1-14.
In what was a full bloodied game it was South Down’s Eoin McGuiness who sparkled and his two goals gave his side the vital three point buffer that was enough for victory.
Eoin Donnellan got one goal for Longford but try as they might they just could never peg back South Down and it will be South Down who will face Tyrone in the semi- final for a spot in the final.
Results: Warwickshire’s 4-08 – 1-10 Fermanagh
South Down 2-14 – 1-14 Longford.