Warwickshire and Lancashire both enjoyed victories in the Allianz Hurling League this afternoon.
Warwickshire maintained their unbeaten record in Division 3A with a narrow 2-17 to 3-13 win over Monaghan in Birmingham's Pairc na hEireann.
Meanwhile, Lancashire made it four wins from four in Division 3B to book their place in the divisional final with a round to spare. They overcame Sligo on a 3-15 to 2-9 scoreline at Markievicz Park.
Warwickshire - C Robbins; D Bruen, A Downey, M O'Regan; J Collins (0-2), P Hoban (0-1), D Kennedy; P Uniacke, S Caulfield (0-2); N McKenna (1-4, 0-2f), N Kennedy (0-1), P Scally (0-1); I Dwyer (0-1), D Nugent (1-2, 0-1f), G Lennon. Subs: K Magee (0-3) for G Lennon, B Fallon for I Dwyer.
Monaghan - P Bermingham; J Guinan, K Crawley, B Flanagan; N Garland, P Finnegan, M Murphy; M Treanor (1-0), P Treanor; F Rafter (0-11, 8f, 2'65), A Kenny, C Flynn; P McGahon (1-0), E Collins (1-2), B McGuigan.
Referee - A Ferguson.
Lancashire - P Coates; L Knocker, E Kenny, S Wallace; D Power (0-1), G Jacob, N Unwin (0-1); J Fitzmaurice, S Duncan (0-1); D Crowley (0-3), T Duane, D Maskey; P Duggan, M Hawley (1-1), R Crowley (2-8, 0-7f). Subs: S Hannon for P Duggan, J Cleere for L Knocker, S Dunne for D Maskey, S Power for M Hawley.
Sligo - D Reidy; M Comerford, D Keown, T Brennan; J Weir, R Cox, A Morrison; E Comerford, G Cadden; R MacNamara (0-1), K Banks (0-1), D Collery; J McHugh (0-1), C O'Mahony, R Brennan (0-4f). Subs: T O'Kelly Lynch (1-0) for R MacNamara, K Gilmartin (0-2) for M Comerford, K Prior for R Brennan, F O'Flynn (1-0) for C O'Mahony, T O'Callaghan for A Morrison.
Referee - L Gordon.