Longford Ladies Lose Out to Laois

There were plenty of goals, but one in each half from Erone Fitzpatrick ensured Laois held on for a 3-6 to 2-6 win over Longford in the Lidl Ladies national League division three.

Kate Whelan also scored an early goal for Laois, who picked up their first win of the season, while Longford pushed them all the way in Heywood.

Elsewhere in division three, In Division 3, all three games on Sunday managed to survive the effects of Storm Dennis, and victories for Down and Kildare saw both teams maintain their 100 per cent records.

Kildare hosted neighbours Wicklow in the live game, and the home team pulled clear in the first half thanks to a brace of goals from Nessa Dooley.

Amy Murphy hit back for Wicklow just before the interval, but there was no denying Kildare a third straight win and they pulled clear for a 2-11 to 1-17 victory.

Down had the long trip west to Sligo to contend with but they were very impressive winners over the Yeats county on a 3-15 to 3-7 margin.

Ciara Gorman scored a goal in each half for Sligo, but they never really took charge and Down pulled clear in the final quarter with two goals of their own to maintain their excellent start to the season.

Fermanagh and Roscommon had to be called off on Saturday evening.