NFL Round-up: Donegal thwart Roscommon, Cavan and Monaghan fail to be separated while Kildare upset Cork
It was a bumper Sunday of GAA action as the National League kicked into its second week.
Monaghan and Cavan drew in an all-Ulster Division 1 meeting, Donegal secured a narrow one point victory away to Roscommon, while in Division 3, Tipperary were pipped at home to Sligo.
All eyes were on Dr. Hyde Park as Rory Gallagher’s charges made the trip south to face a Roscommon side which were primed to build on a 2016 Championship campaign which saw them defeated in last year’s Connacht final.
Bookies could hardly separate the sides before, with odds at Roscommon 11/10 and Donegal at 10/11. Conor Devanney’s goal equalized for Roscommon with three minutes remaining before Eoin McHugh scored the winner 20 seconds into injury time.
In Division 2 the result of the day went to the Lilywhites of Kildare who managed a surprise 1-14 to 1-8 victory at home to Cork, making it two wins from two at the top of the table following last week’s win against Meath.
Kildare led the Rebel Country comfortably at an arm’s length the entire game, with two points from Neil Flynn securing the win with ten minutes remaining.
Elsewhere in Division 2, Galway put Fermanagh to the sword by a goal margin. Damien Comer netted with the crucial score as Ciarán McManus endured a tough evening, hitting the post twice before being dismissed with a red card.
Monaghan 0-07 Cavan 0-07
Roscommon 2-09 Donegal 0-16
Kildare 1-14 Cork 1-08
Fermanagh 0-10 Galway 1-13
Clare 2-11 Down 0-11
Meath 1-09 Derry 0-08
Louth 0-11 Longford 0-10
Tipperary 1-16 Sligo 2-14
Offaly 0-18 Antrim 0-05
Armagh 0-16 Laois 2-11
Carlow 0-16 London 2-15
Leitrim 0-14 Wexford 0-16
Limerick 0-12 Westmeath 1-18