Rock breathing down Geaney's neck as top scorer race enters final furlong

April 05, 2017

It's all to play for as Paul Geaney (Kerry) and Dublin's Dean Rock battle it out for the top scorer honour in this year's Allianz FL Division 1 competition.

Geaney holds a slender one point lead over Rock as Sunday's eagerly anticipated final looms over the horizon.

The Kingdom ace has accumulated 3-34 in their seven games to date but Rock is breathing down his neck with 0-42.

Despite missing the opening two rounds, Jack McCarron of Monaghan occupies the third spot in Division 1 with a magnificent return of 3-29 and Farney County fans will be hoping he can continue his rich vein of scoring form in the summer.

Overall, John Heslin of Westmeath leads the way with 3-52 (61) and the St Loman's clubman will be confident of adding to his tally in Saturday's Division 4 decider against Wexford.

Barry McHugh (Galway) and Conor Sweeney (Tipperary) will also get opportunities to climb up the respective Division 2 and Division 3 ladders at headquarters this weekend.

Overall league top scorers:

John Heslin, Westmeath 3-52 (61)

Donie Kingston, Laois 5-34 (49)

CJ McGourty, Antrim 2-39 (45)

Paul Broderick, Carlow 3-35 (44)

Paul Geaney, Kerry 3-34 (43)

Dean Rock, Dublin 0-42 (42)

Conor Sweeney, Tipperary 2-33 (39)

Robbie Smyth, Longford 0-39 (39)

Division 1

Paul Geaney, Kerry 3-34 (43)

Dean Rock, Dublin 0-42 (42)

Jack McCarron, Monaghan 3-29 (38)

Cillian O'Connor, Mayo 2-32 (38)

Ciarain Murtagh, Roscommon 3-18 (27)

Peter Harte, Tyrone 2-20 (26)

Michael Murphy, Donegal 1-22 (25)

Gearoid McKiernan, Cavan 2-17 (23)

Conor McManus, Monaghan 1-20 (23)

Division 2

Eoin Cleary, Clare 1-31 (34)

Donal Lenihan, Meath 2-27 (33)

Colm O'Neill, Cork 0-33 (33)

Sean Quigley, Fermanagh 0-29 (29)

Barry McHugh, Galway 0-27 (27)

James Kielt, Derry 0-24 (24)

Darragh O'Hanlon, Down 0-23 (23)

Cillian O'Sullivan, Meath 4-10 (22)

Division 3

Donie Kingston, Laois 5-34 (49)

CJ McGourty, Antrim 2-39 (45)

Conor Sweeney, Tipperary 2-33 (39)

Robbie Smyth, Longford 0-39 (39)

Nigel Dunne, Offaly 1-29 (32)

Niall Murphy, Sligo 3-18 (27)

Bernard Allen, Offaly 0-27 (27)

Ryan Burns, Louth 3-17 (26)

Adrian Marren, Sligo 2-20 (26)

Division 4

John Heslin, Westmeath 3-52 (61)

Paul Broderick, Carlow 3-35 (44)

Seanie Furlong, Wicklow 1-35 (38)

Emlyn Mulligan, Leitrim 1-33 (36)

Rory Mason, London 1-28 (31)

Paul Whyte, Waterford 2-20 (26)

Darragh Foley, Carlow 0-22 (22)

Ger Egan, Westmeath 2-15 (21)

Danny Neville, Limerick 2-15 (21)

Highest individual scores from each round:

Round 1

Paul Geaney (Kerry v Donegal) 2-4

Round 2

Cillian O'Connor (Mayo v Kerry) 0-9, Donie Kingston (Laois v Armagh) 1-6

Round 3

John Heslin (Westmeath v Leitrim) 1-11

Round 4

Conor Sweeney (Tipperary v Longford) 2-7

Round 5

Paul Broderick (Carlow v Waterford) 2-6

Round 6

John Heslin (Westmeath v Wexford) 1-10

Round 7

Donie Kingston (Laois v Offaly) 3-4

Overall highest individual score:

Round 3

John Heslin (Westmeath v Leitrim) 1-11

Goalscoring charts:

Michael Quinlivan (Tipperary) 6

Donie Kingston (Laois) 5

Eamonn Brannigan (Galway) 4

Cillian O'Sullivan (Meath) 4

Jack McCarron (Monaghan) 3

Paul Geaney (Kerry) 3

Ciarain Murtagh (Roscommon) 3

Keelan Sexton (Clare) 3

Emmett McGuckin (Derry) 3

Shane Walsh (Galway) 3

Ryan Burns (Louth) 3

Niall Murphy (Sligo) 3

Paul Broderick (Carlow) 3

Gavin Crotty (Waterford) 3

John Heslin (Westmeath) 3

Dara McVeety (Cavan) 2

Gearoid McKiernan (Cavan) 2

Cillian O'Connor (Mayo) 2

Peter Harte (Tyrone) 2

Jamie Malone (Clare) 2

Danny Tallon (Derry) 2

Conor McAtamney (Derry) 2

Niall Kelly (Kildare) 2

Ben McCormack (Kildare) 2

Tommy Moolick (Kildare) 2

Chris Healy (Kildare) 2

David Slattery (Kildare) 2

Donal Lenihan (Meath) 2

Bryan McMahon (Meath) 2

CJ McGourty (Antrim) 2

Stefan Campbell (Armagh) 2

Niall Rowland (Armagh) 2

Ciaran McKeever (Armagh) 2

David Conway (Laois) 2

Larry Moran (Longford) 2

Sean Doyle (Offaly) 2

Adrian Marren (Sligo) 2

Stephen Coen (Sligo) 2

Conor Sweeney (Tipperary) 2

Jamie Clarke (Carlow) 2

Shane O'Neill (Carlow) 2

Gary Plunkett (Leitrim) 2

Ronan Kennedy (Leitrim) 2

Danny Neville (Limerick) 2

John Daly (London) 2

Paul Whyte (Waterford) 2

Kieran Martin (Westmeath) 2

Ger Egan (Westmeath) 2



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