Thursday 26 April 2018

GAA results: Rory Gallagher returns to haunt Donegal as Fermanagh book place in McKenna Cup semis

Fermanagh manager Rory Gallagher, right, and assistant manager Ryan McMenamin before the Bank of Ireland Dr. McKenna Cup Section C Round 3 match between Donegal and Fermanagh at Páirc MacCumhaill in Ballybofey, Donegal. Photo by Oliver McVeigh/Sportsfile
Fermanagh manager Rory Gallagher, right, and assistant manager Ryan McMenamin before the Bank of Ireland Dr. McKenna Cup Section C Round 3 match between Donegal and Fermanagh at Páirc MacCumhaill in Ballybofey, Donegal. Photo by Oliver McVeigh/Sportsfile
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There was action tonight in the Connacht FBD League and the McKenna Cup with eight games up for decision.

Goals from Cian McKeon and Diarmuid Murtagh in the opening half laid the platform for a comfortable 3-19 to 2-10 victory for unbeaten Roscommon at Kiltoom in the Connacht FBD League.

Kevin McStay’s side, who also saw off Leitrim with ease a week earlier, dominated for the bulk of proceedings but two late Sligo goals in injury-time from Adrian Marren and Kyle Cawley put some degree of respectability on the scoreboard from the Yeats County’s perspective.

A goal in the fourth and final minute of injury-time by Brendan Gallagher earned Leitrim a richly-deserved share of the spoils in this Connacht FBD League Round 3 clash at Elvery’s MacHale Park, Castlebar against an experimental Mayo side.

Alan Freeman had a penalty saved by the Leitrim goalkeeper early in the second half but the visitors deserved to take something from this game. It ended Mayo 0-13 Leitrim 1-10.

There were six games in Ulster's McKenna Cup.

Rory Gallagher returned to haunt Donegal as Seamus Quigley-inspired Fermanagh reached the McKenna Cup semi-finals following a 1-10 to 1-13 win in Ballybofey.

Quigley ended the game with 1-7 of the Ernesiders tally.

Tyrone cruised their way into the semi-finals of this year’s Dr McKenna Cup at a foggy Kingspan Breffni stadium with a 2-22 to 0-7 victory.

Ronan Lappin snatched a last-gasp point to earn 14-man Armagh a draw against Ulster University on a scoreline of 012 to 1-9 at the Athletic Grounds.

Niall Toner struck a late goal as Derry grabbed their second narrow win of the campaign against Down.

There were also wins for St Mary's over Antrim and Monaghan over Queens.

RESULTS

McKenna Cup round 3

Cavan 0-07 Tyrone 2-22

Antrim 0-15 St Mary's 4-08

Armagh 0-12 UUJ 1-09

Monaghan 2-13 Queen's 0-07

Donegal 1-10 Fermanagh 1-13

Derry 1-14 Down 2-10

Fermanagh and Tyrone through to semis

Connacht FBD FL round 3

Roscommon 3-19 Sligo 2-10

Mayo 0-13 Leitrim 1-10

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