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Donie Kingston inspired Laois to victory over Longford on Saturday night.
Donie Kingston inspired Laois to victory over Longford on Saturday night.

Allianz FL D3 round-up


Allianz Football League Division 3

Louth 0-16 Tipperary 0-12

Offaly 2-14 Sligo 2-10

Armagh 1-12 Antrim 0-13

Laois 1-13 Longford 0-13

Louth have been promoted to Division Two after today's win over Tipperary.

That means next weekend's clash between Tipperary and Armagh is a winner takes all game for the other promotion spot.

Armagh currently sit in second place a point ahead of Tipperary in third thanks to their victory over Antrim on Saturday night.

Also on Saturday night, Laois scored a hugely valuable 1-13 to 0-13 victory over Longford.

They were inspired on the night by Donie Kingston who scored 0-9, 0-3 of which was from play, after passing a late fitness test.

Longford were the better team in the first-half and led by 0-8 to 0-6 at half-time, but Laois came out with all guns firing for the second-half.

The crucial moment of the game came 20 minutes into the second-half when Laois attacker David Conway blasted the ball to the net.

That gave Laois enough of a buffer on the scoreboard to surive the dismissal of Evan O'Carroll for two yellow-card offences.

In this weekend's remaining Division Three match, Offaly defeated Sligo by 2-14 to 2-10 in what was another really significant result in terms of the relegation picture in the division.

Sligo moved three points ahead early on thanks to a Niall Murphy goal, but Offaly responded in kind with a goal of their own through Nigel Dunne.

The Midlanders were the better team for long stretches of the game, but Sligo dragged themselves back into the contest when Adrian Marren converted a penalty to leave just a point bewteen the teams.

Offaly found a strong finish though and when David Hanlon scored their second goal of the match there was no way back for Sligo.

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