Warks end on a high
By Patrick Keane
An Alan O’Neil hat-trick helped Warwickshire defeat Leitrim in a high scoring affair at Pairc na hEireann in Birmingham on Sunday, as the Exiles ended their Division 3B campaign on a high note.
In a game which highlighted both attacking wonders and defensive frailties, it was Warwickshire’s second half drive and determination that saw them claim a healthy 14-point victory in front of their Easter Sunday crowd.
Up and till this game, Warwickshire had failed to win both of their previous matches in this competition, losing two competitive contests against Sligo and Longford. Seemingly still hung up on their late capitulation against Longford, the home side started Sunday’s game against with an offensive and direct purpose.
The first half was a matchup of free taking mastery as both sides showed their talents from static positions. The ever reliable Conor Robbins had a tremendous first half, with the free taking specialist slotting home seven points in the opening half an hour of the game.
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