Sligo hurlers fell to Offaly in Saturday’s Christy Ring Cup Group B play-off on a final scoreline of 2-39 to 2-17.
The final scoreline is a little misleading as Sligo were very competitive for a good portion of the encounter.
Gerard O’Kelly Lynch hit 2-12 for the hosts as they were level with their opponents after 21 minutes of play.
However, Offaly still managed to eek out a 0-20 to 1-9 interval lead and, once Shane Dooley netted early in the second-half, they enjoyed a comfortable cushion for the remainder of the game.
Sligo are still in the Christy Ring shake-up – they now prepare to face the bottom-placed team in Group A in what will be a play-off for a semi-final place.
Saturday’s Hurling Results
Christy Ring Cup – Group B play-off
Sligo 2-17 Offaly 2-39
Nicky Rackard Cup
Mayo 0-29 Leitrim 0-9
U17 Celtic Challenge Quarter-finals
Sligo 3-16 Mayo 2-9
Leitrim 1-18 Fermanagh 0-7.