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Down 3-20 0-10 Sligo

Breffni action
David Kelly shrugs off Down's Damien Rafferty at Breffni Park

Down trounced Sligo by 19 points in Saturday night's fourth round qualifier tie at Breffni Park to progress to the All-Ireland Football quarter-finals.

The Mourne county were already leading 0-8 to 0-3 by the time John Clarke fisted the ball into the back of the net for a goal in the 26th minute.

Down led 1-10 to 0-6 at half-time and Ambrose Rogers and Ronan Murtagh added further goals in the second half.

Murtagh scored 1-6 after coming off the bench during the second half.

Points from John Clarke, Daniel Hughes (2), Martin Clarke (4) and Mark Poland helped James McCartan's side to that early five-point lead before Benny Coulter set up John Clarke for the opening goal.

Paul McComiskey and Poland scored further points for Down before the break.

Poland and Rogers knocked over points early in the second half and then Rogers palmed the ball into the net as the Ulster county completely dominated.

Murtagh came on as a substitute midway through the second period and fisted over his first three points.

He then scored another two points before finding the net, and then Conor Garvey knocked over his first point.

Murtagh added a further point and points from Hughes and Peter Fitzpatrick completed the rout.


Down: B McVeigh, D McCartan, D Gordon, D Rafferty, D Rooney, J Colgan, C Garvey, A Rogers, K King, D Hughes, M Poland, P McComiskey, B Coulter, J Clarke, M Clarke.

Sligo: P Greene, C Harrison, N McGuire, R Donovan, K Cawley, B Philips, J Davey, E Mullen, S Gilmartin, A Costello, M Breheny, E O'Hara, C McGee, A Marren, D Kelly.



see also
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