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Tesco Homegrown Ladies National Football League round-up

Updated: Sunday, 03 Mar 2013 20:36 | Comments

Cathy Donnelly bagged two second-half goals for Tyrone against Meath
Cathy Donnelly bagged two second-half goals for Tyrone against Meath

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.

Results:

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

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