The county’s hurlers went into today’s opening round Nicky Rackard Cup Group 2 meeting with Tyrone as warm favourites but they came out of it on the wrong side of a 1-15 to 0-15 scoreline. The match was played this afternoon as a curtain-raiser at Healy Park, Omagh, to the Ulster SFC preliminary round clash between Tyrone and Derry.
Once Tyrone’s Damian Casey struck for the game’s only goal after eleven minutes, the home team never surrendered the lead from then on. Leading by two at the break, Tyrone stretched their advantage to four late on before holding on to win by three at the finish. Damian Casey did most of the damage for the Ulster county, contributing 1-12 to their winning tally.
Brief match report (part of a results round-up piece) by GAA.ie is here.
Next up for the hurlers in the Rackard Cup is a home match this coming weekend against Louth. They went under to Sligo by 2-24 to 1-19 in today’s other opening round tie in Group 2.