Cathy Donnelly bagged two second-half goals for Tyrone as they won the big relegation six-pointer on Sunday in Division 1 of the Tesco Homegrown Ladies National Football League.

Tyrone collected their first points of the season with a comprehensive 4-15 to 1-08 victory over Meath at Healy Park, Omagh.

Meath raced into an early 0-04 to 0-01 lead but Joline Donnelly’s goal restored parity for Tyrone.

Lycrecia Quinn netted a second goal and at half-time, Tyrone were seven points clear, 2-06 to 0-05.

Cathy Donnelly opened up a quickfire brace for rampant Tyrone as they moved 4-11 to 0-05 clear within 12 minutes of the restart.

Bridgetta Lynch pulled a goal back for Meath but the pointless Royals are now cut adrift at the bottom of the table.

In Fermoy, Cork went goal crazy as the All-Ireland champions walloped Dublin by 6-13 to 2-08.

Lethal forward Valerie Mulcahy helped herself to 4-02 and Rhona Ní Bhuachalla scored 2-03 as the Leesiders blitzed hapless Dublin.

Cork were 5-03 to 0-02 clear with just 19 minutes on the watch and they led by 5-06 to 0-05 at half-time.

Lyndsey Davey and Natalia Hyland scored second-half goals for Dublin.

Elsewhere, Laois claimed a third win from four matches as they chiselled out a hard-fought 4-09 to 2-10 victory over Mayo in Stradbally.

Ciara Burke and Martha Kirwan scored early goals as Laois opened up a 2-03 to 0-00 lead within eight minutes.

Laura Marie Maher added another Laois goal before the break as the hosts led by 3-04 to 1-06, with Deirdre Doherty on target for Mayo’s goal.

Laois goalkeeper Ciamh Dollard saved Cora Staunton’s penalty early in the second half but Mayo did score a second goal from Aileen Gilroy, before Maher scored her second goal late on to make the game safe for Laois.

In the Ulster derby, League champions Monaghan ran out 2-17 to 1-05 winners against Donegal.

Yvonne Connell goaled early for Monaghan, who led by 1-09 to 0-01 at half-time.

Caoimhe Mohan scored Monaghan’s second-half goal, with Geraldine McLaughlin replying with a consolation strike for Donegal.

The big game in Division 2 ended in a draw as Kerry and Westmeath maintained their unbeaten records.

It finished Westmeath 1-13 Kerry 2-10 at Cusack Park in Mullingar.

Cavan and Waterford also drew in Division 2 and Galway hammered Clare.

In Division 3, there were victories for Leitrim, Down and Armagh, while Roscommon and Antrim recorded wins in Division 4.


Tesco Homegrown Ladies National Football League Division 1

Monaghan 2-17 Donegal 1-05

Laois 4-09 Mayo 2-10

Cork 6-13 Dublin 2-08

Tyrone 4-15 Meath 1-08

Tesco Homegrown Ladies National Football League Division 2

Galway 3-20 Clare 0-04

Westmeath 1-13 Kerry 2-10

Cavan 2-11 Waterford 2-11

Tesco Homegrown Ladies National Football League Division 3

Leitrim 6-15 Sligo 4-08

Down 0-09 Longford 0-08

Armagh 1-17 Wexford 2-04

Tesco Homegrown Ladies National Football League Division 4

Roscommon 5-19 Derry 1-06

Louth 1-10 Antrim 4-11