Wednesday 17 January 2018

Cleary fires Rebelettes to easy victory

CHAMPIONS Cork began the defence of their Ladies National Football League Division 1 crown with a comfortable 11-point victory against Donegal in Ballyshannon yesterday.

The impressive Nollaig Cleary scored 2-1 for the Leesiders, who won by 4-9 to 1-7.

Sinead Ahern was among the goals and Sinead Goldrick pulled the strings at midfield as Dublin announced their return to the top flight by hammering Kildare by 5-18 to 0-6 in Ballykelly.

Monaghan and Meath also scored victories in Division 1, while in Division 2, Cora Staunton scored 2-9 as Mayo defeated Galway by 3-14 to 1-7 in Tuam.

Westmeath, last year's Division 4 winners and reigning All-Ireland intermediate champions, made a winning start in Division 3 with a comprehensive 4-13 to 0-3 victory in Roscommon.

Irish Independent

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