Friday 22 September 2017

GAA round-up: Tyrone and Kerry bounce back as Cork assume top spot in Division One

8 February 2015; Aidan O'Shea, Mayo, tussles with, Tyrone players Justin McMahon and Ronan McNamee shortly before been shown the black card from referee Eddie Kinsella. Allianz Football League, Division 1, Round 2, Mayo v Tyrone, Elverys MacHale Park, Castlebar, Co. Mayo. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE
8 February 2015; Aidan O'Shea, Mayo, tussles with, Tyrone players Justin McMahon and Ronan McNamee shortly before been shown the black card from referee Eddie Kinsella. Allianz Football League, Division 1, Round 2, Mayo v Tyrone, Elverys MacHale Park, Castlebar, Co. Mayo. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE
8 February 2015; Aidan O'Shea, Mayo, tussles with, Tyrone players from left, Tiernan McCann, Colm Cavanagh and Ronan McNamee shortly before been shown the black card from referee Eddie Kinsella. Allianz Football League, Division 1, Round 2, Mayo v Tyrone, Elverys MacHale Park, Castlebar, Co. Mayo. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE
8 February 2015; Bevan Duffy, Louth, in action against Keelan Sexton, Clare. Allianz Football League, Division 3, Round 2, Louth v Clare, Gaelic Grounds, Drogheda, Co. Louth. Picture credit: Pat Murphy / SPORTSFILE
8 February 2015; Referee Eddie Kinsella shows the black card to Aidan O'Shea, Mayo. Allianz Football League, Division 1, Round 2, Mayo v Tyrone, Elverys MacHale Park, Castlebar, Co. Mayo. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE
8 February 2015; Mark Craig, Derry, in action against Pa Kilkenny and Bryan Sheehan, Kerry. Allianz Football League, Division 1, Round 2, Derry v Kerry, Celtic Park, Derry. Picture credit: Oliver McVeigh / SPORTSFILE
8 February 2015; Referee Eddie Kinsella shows the black card to Aidan O'Shea, Mayo. Allianz Football League, Division 1, Round 2, Mayo v Tyrone, Elverys MacHale Park, Castlebar, Co. Mayo. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE
8 February 2015; Referee Eddie Kinsella shows the black card to Aidan O'Shea, Mayo. Allianz Football League, Division 1, Round 2, Mayo v Tyrone, Elverys MacHale Park, Castlebar, Co. Mayo. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE

It was a very interesting day of action in the Allianz National Football Leagues.

Tyrone bounced back from their disappointing defeat to Monaghan in Omagh last week to defeat Mayo by 1-11 to 1-7 in Castlebar.

Mickey Harte who had come under a lot of pressure following the Monaghan capitulation but will be delighted to see his side bounce back.

Tyrone set-up very defensively from the off and it proved effective as they led by 0-8 to 0-4 at the break.

Cillian O'Connor's introduction sparked Mayo into life and his poachers goal with 20 minutes remaining put just two between the side's.

Tyrone hit back almost immediately after Sean Cavanagh released PJ Lavery who unselfishly squared it for Peter Harte to hit the net.

Mayo's wayward shooting and Tyrone's blanket defence meant that the hosts

A straight red card for Derry stalwart Mark Lynch proved pivotal as Kerry bounced back from their loss to Mayo last weekend to win by 1-17 to 0-13 at Celtic Park.

Kerry always had their noses in front but Paul Geaney's second half goal and Mark Lynch's sending off for an apparent elbow saw them stretch clear for a much-needed victory.

Derry must start to pick up points if they are to avoid relegation.

Colm O'Neill hit two second half goals as Cork fought back to earn a one-point win in a pulsating game at Castleblaney on a scoreline of 2-14 to 1-16.

Conor McManus had a late free to grab a share of the spoils but the Monaghan man couldn't find the target and Cork now top the Division One table.

Allianz FL Division 1

Derry 0-13 Kerry 1-17, Celtic Park

Monaghan 1-16 Cork 2-14, Castleblayney

Mayo 1-7 Tyrone 1-11, MacHale Park

Dublin 2-10 Donegal 0-11, Croke Park (yesterday)

 

John Heslin hit the post with an injury-time free that would have rescued a draw for Westmeath in their clash with Galway at Cusack Park.

The result puts Galway on top of Division II, Meath, Cavan and Roscommon all recorded wins in the division last night.

Allianz FL Division 2

Westmeath 2-9 Galway 2-8, Cusack Park

Meath 0-13 Kildare 0-11, Navan (yesterday)

Laois 2-6 Cavan 0-17, Portlaoise (yesterday)

Roscommon 1-15 Down 1-11, Newry (yesterday)

 

Armagh recorded their second win in Division III with an eight-point win over Wexford at Wexford Park.

Ethan Rafferty's goal on the stroke of half time, Armagh's first score from play, put Armagh four points in front at the break and they never looked back.

Kevin O'Grady pulled a goal back for Wexford but it was mere consolation.

Tipperary recorded a facile victory over Limerick beating their Munster rivals with 12 points to spare.

Louth finished strongly to beat Clare by six points at home while Niall Carew's Sligo were beaten by a resurgent Fermanagh at Markievicz Park.

Allianz FL Division 3

Tipperary 1-14 Limerick 1-2, Templetuohy

Wexford 1-8 Armagh 2-13, Wexford Park

Sligo 0-12 Fermanagh 0-14, Markievicz Park

Louth 1-16 Clare 0-13, Drogheda

 

Carlow left it late to beat London at home while Wicklow fought back from 0-9 to 0-0 behind to beat Leitrim by two points at Aughrim.

Longford edged out Antrim at a foggy Pearse Park while Offaly beat Waterford in similar conditions at Tullamore.

Allianz FL Division 4

Carlow 2-9 London 0-13, Dr Cullen Park

Wicklow 0-11 Leitrim 0-10, Aughrim

Longford 0-14 Antrim 0-13, Pearse Park

Offaly 0-13 Waterford 1-4, O'Connor Park

 

Kehoe Cup final

Meath 0-17 Wicklow 0-7, Trim

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