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Sarah Connolly scored 1-6 as Tyrone got back to winning ways in
Division 1 of the Suzuki National league. The Red Hand county
had a worthwhile trip to Mullingar were they beat Waterford 2-11
to 0-12. Tyrone’s foundation for victory was an excellent first
half display, with goals from Connolly and Catriona Murphy helping
them to a 2-6 to 0-5 interval lead. While Waterford did improve
in the second half Tyrone held out for the two points.

Monaghan and Donegal had no such luck as both lost in their respective
Division 1 ties. Monaghan were defeated by Galway 2-11 to 1-4.
Despite having the better of the first half the Farney side trailed
at the break 0-6 to 0-1. Poor finishing accounting for the five
point difference. Galway turned in a great third quarter bagging
a couple of goals. Niamh Lynch did find the net for Monaghan but
it was too little too late.

Cork extended their unbeaten run in all competitions to over
two years when they beat Donegal 3-22 to 1-6. The Rebels girls
dominated from start to finish. Karen Gutherie scored the Donegal

In Division 2 there was further heartbreak for Down as they lost
to Tipperary 2-7 to 2-4. In a close and action packed game the
side were level at the break. In the second half Tipperary had
a player sin binned and both sides missed penalties. Michaela
Downey finished top scorer with 1-4.

Fermanagh maintained their unbeaten run with an excellent 6-15
to 0-2 win over Carlow. Nine different players scored and the
management had the luxury of using all five subs. Caroline Little
finished top scorer with 1-6 while Eimear Martin notched 2-2.

Derry had no such luck as they lost to Wicklow. The Oak Leaf
girls led at half time 2-3 to 1-3. Despite scoring three goals
through Cathy Conway, Aishling Keeley and Emma Doherty they went
on to lose 3-5 to 2-11. Debutant Clare Doherty had a fine game
in the half back line.

Paul Swift – Ulster Ladies PRO – pswift5@eircom.net


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