25 Feb 2013 | hill16.ie
FINGAL 0-15 LOUTH 1-12
Naomh Barrógs Dean Flood rescued Fingal in Lawless Memorial Park with his late point securing a draw against 14-man Louth.
Louth took the early initiative with full-forward Gerard Smyths 15th-minute goal inspiring a mini scoring spree that led to a five-point cushion by the 24th minute.
Points from Flood, Brian McCarthy and JM Sheridan gave Fingal some momentum but they still trailed 1-7 to 0-6 at the interval.
Louth soon increased their lead to seven points but Fingal were not so lightly dismissed.
With Sheridan to the fore, they hit seven scores in a row to leave the sides level with just six minutes to go.
Louth lost Derek Horan to a red card but went ahead again with a Shane Fennell free, before Floods late intervention.
SCORERS – Fingal: JM Sheridan 0-8 (6f), D Flood, B McCarthy 0-2 each, N Ring, D Vaughan, C O’Flynn 0-1 each. Louth: S Fennell 0-5 (3f), D Murphy 0-4 (3f), G Smyth 1-1, G Rellis, P Egan 0-1 each.
FINGAL: H Murray-Hession; A Morris, R Sheridan, G Morris; N Ring, D Vaughan, R McGarry; D Hattie, D Flood; C Foley, A Richardson, A Rooney; JM Sheridan, D Smyth, B McCarthy. Subs: C O’Flynn for Rooney, P Sheridan for Foley, C Harford for Murray-Hession (all ht), A Kirwan for Ring (51), P Daly for McCarthy (63).
LOUTH: J Carter; D McKiernan, W Morrissey, D McArdle; R Byrne, D Horan, D Murphy; S Callan, N Stanley; S Fennell, G Rellis, D Dunne; P Egan, G Smyth, D Kettle. Subs: D Mahony for Kettle (35), B Corcoran for Smyth (60).
REF: J Keenan (Wicklow).