Mixed bag for Ulster contingent in Allianz National Hurling League action

Despite playing a fair portion of the game with thirteen men Antrim cruised to a twenty point win in Mayo.

Nigel Elliot grabbed two first half majors while Ciaran Clarke, Ryan McCambridge and James McNaughton completed the rout by rattling the back of the net.

In Division 2B, Derry remain on course for promotion by fighting off a tricky Warwickshire side.

Thomas Brady’s goal before the break send the Oakleafers into the ascendancy and they never looked back.

They now host Wicklow in a crucial final league game on Sunday in Ballinascreen.

Also in Division 2B, Down remain on course for promotion and are unbeaten since their opening day defeat to Derry.

Brothers, Eoghan and Daithi Sands inflicting the damage with the latter grabbing a brace of goals to kill the game before the interval.

In Division 3A, Armagh remain in the hunt for promotion back to Division 2B with an eleven point victory away in Louth.

While Tyrone’s promotion hopes were dealt a sizeable blow as Roscommon hammered the Red Hands by eleven points.

Monaghan have moved out of the relegation places with a solid victory of Lancashire on Saturday afternoon.

In Division 3B, Cavan fell to a six point defeat at home to Longford while Fermanagh inflicted a fourth straight defeat on Leitrim, neither Ulster side can gain promotion to Division 3A for the 2020 season with just one game remaining.

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