Tuesday 23 May 2017

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

James Kavanagh, Galway, in action against John Quinn, Sligo. FBD League, Section B, Round 1, Galway v Sligo, Tuam Stadium, Tuam, Co. Galway.
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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