Friday, 08 April 2011 11:39
It was a mismatch from the word go as Mayo pushed their winning streak in the national hurling league to five games and now look destined for promotion. They play Monaghan next Sunday and a win there will put them into the division three final against either Louth or Roscommon, teams
Mayo have already beaten.
Mayo, with Stephen Broderick back to his very best and Stephen Hoban in goal-scoring form, led by 2-12 to 0-6 at the interval, and it was really game over.
Points from play by Cullinane and Derek McDonnell and a Keith Higgins free, along with a goal from Niall Murphy, had Mayo off to a good lead, Hoban adding a second in that half, and nailing his second goal as Murt Connolly ran his bench in a game he will have learned very little from.
Scorers for Mayo: S. Broderick 0-8 (5f), S. Hoban 2-0, N. Murphy 1-2, K. Higgins 0-3 (2f), R. Cullinane 0-2, B. Hunt, D. McDonnell and D. McTighe 0-1 each.
Scorers for Sligo: K. Raymond 1-6, R. Molloy, D. Tobin, T. Conneely and D. Loughnane 0-1 each.
Mayo: K. Jordan, S. Connell, D. McConn, S. Morley, B. Higgins, P. Connell, M. Morley, B. Hunt, K. Higgins, N. Murphy, D. McDonnell, S. Hoban, R. Cullinane, S. Broderick, D. McTighe.
Subs used: K. Feeney for K. Higgins, A. Brennan for S. Morley 56, V. Flannery for Cullinane, T. Morley for P. Connell, D. Horan for M. Morley.
Referee: M. Haverty (Galway).