Winners Fermanagh 'capable of better'

Fermanagh 0-11 - 0-9 Wicklow
Published Sunday, 11 March 2012
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Fermanagh may have retained their unbeaten streak at the weekend with a win over Wicklow in Division 4 of the National League, but manager Peter Canavan isn't prepared to let the team rest on their laurels.

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Despite his side running out eventual 0-11 to 0-9 winners on Sunday, he insists that - while he's happy with their current position - Fermanagh can do better.

"The performance maybe wasn't as good as I was hoping for," Canavan admitted to UTV.

"We struggled at times and we made life very difficult for us going into the last five minutes. But, once again, the attitude was spot on and the boys showed good character hanging on in the last five or ten minutes.

"But I know we're capable of much better."

The victory makes it four wins out of their last four games for Fermanagh, who led by four points until Wicklow fought back right at the end to narrow the gap to just two points.

It also sees Canavan's men tipped as hot favourites to get back into Division 3.

Meanwhile, at Croke Par, Armagh fell to a heavy defeat at the hands of Dublin - Paddy O'Rourke's side were beaten 4-17 to 1-10 by the reigning all-Ireland champions.

Down took steps towards retaining their place in Division 1 with a five-point victory over Mayo in Castlebar.

The Mournemen - who started the day bottom of the table - received an early boost when Mayo defender Aidan O'Shea was sent off for an elbow on Danny Hughes.

Conor McGinn weighed in with a goal as James McCartan's side took victory by 1-13 to 0-11.

Elsewhere in Division 1, Donegal were very much second-best against Kerry in the Fitzgerald Stadium, with the Ulster Champions losing by 2-16 to 1-8.

In Division 2, Monaghan were 1-24 to 1-15 winners over near neighbours Louth at Clones, while Derry were beaten 2-13 to 2-8 in Newbridge by Kieran McGeeney's Kildare.

In Division 3, Antrim lost to Roscommon by 1-10 to 1-6, while Cavan beat Tipperary 4-10 to 1-14.

On Saturday night, Tyrone had maintained their push for promotion to the top tier with a comfortable nine-point victory over Westmeath at Healy Park.

A first-half penalty from Peter Harte and a second-half goal from Martin Penrose helped the Red Hands to a 2-11 to 0-8 win that sees them stay on top of Division 2 with four wins out of four.


Results

Allianz Football League Division 1 results:
Dublin 4-17 - 1-10 Armagh
Kerry 2-16 1-08 Donegal
Mayo 0-11 - 1-13 Down

Allianz Football League Division 2 results:
Tyrone 2-11 - 0-8 West Meath (Sat)
Monaghan 2-24 - 1-15 Louth
Kildare 2-13 - 2-08 Derry

Allianz Football League Division 3 results:
Roscommon 1-10 - 1-06 Antrim
Tipperary 0-14 - 4-10 Cavan

Allianz Football League Division 4 results:
Fermanagh 0-11 - 0-09 Wicklow

Allianz Hurling League Division 1B results:
Clare 0-20 - 0-12 Antrim

Allianz Hurling League Division 2A results:
Down 2-11 - 0-17 Wicklow
Derry 2-13 - 3-19 Westmeath

Allianz Hurling League Division 2B results:
Armagh 1-20 - 1-14 Roscommon

Allianz Hurling League Division 3A results:
Fingal 0-11 - 0-16 Monaghan
Donegal 1-10 - 0-24 Tyrone

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