Bord Gáis Energy National Football League Division 1 round-up

Bord Gáis Energy National Football League Division 1 round-up
DEFENDING champions Cork continued their ominous early-season form by clinching their second victory from two outings in Division 1 of the Bord Gáis Energy National Ladies Football League.

The Rebelettes recorded a comprehensive 3-16 to 2-3 victory against hosts Galway at Cregg Corrundulla, having led by 3-9 to 0-3 at half-time.

Amy O’Shea struck Cork’s opening goal after ten minutes before Rhona Buckley struck twice in the space of three minutes approaching half-time to make the game safe before the interval.

Una Carroll scored a consolation goal for Galway with eleven minutes remaining before Lisa Cohill converted a penalty in the final minute.

Dublin also made it two wins from two with a 4-11 to 0-10 victory over Kildare at Naomh Mearnóg.

Niamh Hurley gave the Sky Blues a perfect start with a goal after just 30 seconds before two-goal heroine Lyndsey Davey added a 14th-minute goal to open up a 2-10 to 0-3 half-time lead.

Davey struck again ten minutes after half-time before Carrie O’Connor added the fourth goal with five minutes remaining.

Tyrone are also on maximum points from two games after recording a 2-12 to 1-11 win against Laois at Pomeroy.

All the goals arrived in the opening half as Gemma Begley and Niamh McKiernan struck for Tyrone before Aisling Quigley hit back for Laois approaching half-time.

At Castelfin, Mags McAlinden and Shauna O’Hagan combined for 1-9 as Armagh recovered from their Round 1 defeat against Kerry with a 1-17 to 0-10 success over Donegal.

Armagh led by 0-8 to 0-5 at half-time and O’Hagan’s second half goal proved crucial as the Orchard County secured the win.

In Ballinrobe on Saturday, the gifted Cora Staunton scored 3-4 as Mayo bounced back from their opening day defeat against Tyrone with a comprehensive 5-11 to 0-6 victory over last year’s beaten league finalists Kerry.

Mayo led by 4-6 to 0-2 at half-time with the goals coming from Staunton (2), Sinéad Cafferky and Claire Egan.

Staunton completed her treble four minutes after half-time as Mayo laid down an early-season marker with this heavy 20-point win.

Also on Saturday, Monaghan recovered from their shock Round 1 loss to Dublin as they romped to a 3-12 to 1-3 victory against Clare at Emyvale.

Monaghan led by 3-4 to 0-1 at half-time as Therese McNally struck with goals after 16 and 27 minutes, adding to Niamh Kindlon’s 5th-minute strike.

Clare’s top scorer Majella Griffin responded with a second half consolation goal for the Banner County, who felt the sting of the Monaghan backlash.


Dublin scorers: L Davey 2-1, N Hurley 1-1, S Ahearne 0-4 (1f), C O’Connor 1-0, A-Marie Murphy 0-2, C Barrett, M Nevin & N McEvoy 0-1.Kildare scorers: A Jennings 0-7, B Leahy 0-2, A Gately 0-1.


Tyrone scorers: N McKiernan 1-2, G Begley 1-1, C Donnelly 0-4, J Donnelly 0-3, S Donnelly 0-2.

Laois scorers: T Lawlor & M Dunne 0-4 each, A Quigley 1-0, M Kirwan 0-3.


Cork scorers: R Buckley 2-1, N Cleary 0-5, A O’Shea 1-1, M O’Connor & V Mulcahy 0-2 each, J Murphy, L Coughlan, J Luddy, D O’Reilly & C O’Sullivan 0-1 each.

Galway scorers: U Carroll 1-2, L Cohill 1-0 pen, G Joyce 0-1.


Armagh scorers: M McAlinden 0-6, S O’Hagan 1-3, C O’Hanlon 0-2, D Toal, S McCleary, M Moriarty, C Murray, L Brown & K Mallon 0-1 each.

Donegal scorers: N Hegarty 0-5, A McDonnell 0-2, N Stapleton, G McAfferty & C Hegarty 0-1 each.


Scorers for Monaghan: N Kindlon 1-6 (0-3f), T McNally 2-0, E Byrne 0-2, C McAnespie, A McAnespie, C McConnell & A Casey 0-1 each.

Scorers for Clare: M Griffin 1-2 (0-2f), Á Kelly 0-1.


Scorers for Mayo: C Staunton 3-4 (0-2f), S Cafferky 1-1, C Egan 1-0, M Carter 0-3, E Mullen 0-2, T McNicholas 0-1.

Scorers for Kerry: P Dennehy 0-4 (2f), A O’Sullivan & L Scanlon 0-1 each.

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