Sunday 28 December 2014

James Kavanagh stars for Galway while Donegal suffer home defeat to Tyrone

Published 05/01/2014 | 17:30

5 January 2014; James Kavanagh, Galway, in action against John Quinn, Sligo. FBD League, Section B, Round 1, Galway v Sligo, Tuam Stadium, Tuam, Co. Galway. Picture credit: Ray Ryan / SPORTSFILE
James Kavanagh, Galway, in action against John Quinn, Sligo. FBD League, Section B, Round 1, Galway v Sligo, Tuam Stadium, Tuam, Co. Galway.

New recruit James Kavanagh put in a man of the match performance for Galway today against Sligo while a new-look Tyrone side left Letterkenny in the Dr. McKenna Cup.

Kildare native Kavanagh made his first competitive start for the Tribesmen as they saw off Sligo’s challenge ona  scoreline of 3-10 to 0-08 at Tuam today.

In a low scoring first-half, an Eoin Concannon goal saw the home side lead at the interval 1-2 to 0-4, but with the wind at their backs really kicked on in the second half with two quick-fire goals from Mike Martin and a second from Concannon.

Defending Champions Leitrim won the other game in this group by 1-14 to 1-11 against GMIT in Cloone.

In Group A, it finished a draw at 1-14 apiece between Roscommon and IT Sligo at St Brigid’s GAA club in Kiltoom, with late scores from Neil Collins and Cathal Cregg rescuing a deserved point for the Rossies

FBD Insurance League Results

Group A

Roscommon 1-14 v IT Sligo 1-14

Group B

Galway 3-10 v Sligo 0-8

Leitrim 1-14 v GMIT 1-11

In the Dr.McKenna Cup Mickey Harte will be pleased that his new look side enjoyed a 0-13 to 1-7 victory over Donegal at Letterkenny.

Elsewhere in that section, Armagh won 1-17 to 0-15 at home to Queen’s University, while in Section B, Derry claimed the spoils against Ulster champions Monaghan by 2-15 to 2-11 in Clones. In the same group, Fermanagh and St Mary’s was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch at Brewster Park in Enniskillen.

In Section C, Terry Hyland’s Cavan team won away from home with a 3-12 to 0-12 success against Antrim in Creggan, while Down proved too strong for UUJ and ran out 11 point winners on a scoreline of 1-15 to 0-7 at Páirc Esler in Newry.

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