Donegal maintained their perfect start to their campaign as the Ulster champions soared to victory over Monaghan in Letterkenny on Sunday.

Roisin Friel’s early goal saw Donegal lead 1-8 to 0-2 at half-time with the hosts well in command. Midway through the second half, Julie Trearty drilled in a second Donegal goal, finishing well, giving Brídín Tierney no chance in the Monaghan goal.

Geraldine McLaughlin, creator of both Donegal goals, added seven points to help secure a third win on the trot for Maxi Curran’s team.

Galway have also started the season brightly as goals from Roisin Leonard, Tracey Leonard and Aoife Thompson gave them a third straight win at Clonberne.

With Roisin and Tracey Leonard hitting the net before the break Galway were in total control as they held a 2-7 to 0-1 head at half-time, but Westmeath improved somewhat after the restart.

With 14 minutes remaining an Anna Jones goal gave Westmeath some solace, while Annie Dolan added a second, but there was no beating Galway in this form.

Elsewhere, in Division 2, Kerry fired six goals past Laois to earn their first win of the season.

In Division 4 Antrim hit five goals in victory against Kilkenny, while Limerick picked up the win after their trip to Fermanagh. On Sunday Carlow were too strong for Derry, while Louth edged past Leitrim.

Lidl National Football League Division 1

Donegal 2-17 Monaghan 0-07

Galway 3-11 Westmeath 2-05

Lidl National Football League Division 2

Laois 2-17 Kerry 6-13

Lidl National Football League Division 4

Derry 0-05 Carlow 5-09

Leitrim 1-08 Louth 2-10