Fingal provide a tough NHL opener for hurlers

Last year ended in heartache for Fermanagh hurlers. Having lead 2-8 to 1-10 at half-time in the Lory Meagher final, Longford came back strong in the second half to take the title on a 3-18 to 3-16 scoreline.

Lisbellaw go down fighting

THE pre-match prediction for this AIB Ulster senior hurling club championship tie at Clones was that the vastly experienced Down champions would run away with the semi-final.