Kerry Pick Up Their First League Win As Mayo Overcome Westmeath


Kerry 3-15 Tyrone 0-9

Tyrone were the visitors to Killarney on Sunday and with Kerry’s poor league form so far, this was a must win game for them.

Both sides started slow with some handling errors present on both sides as the conditions weren’t great. Having traded points in the first half, both sides remained level at half time, with Tyrone’s Peter Harte and Kerry’s Bryan Sheehan being the influential figures for both.

The second half was to be a different story as Kerry went up a gear with a hat-trick from James O’Donoghue making sure that they weren’t going to lose this game. Tyrone seemed out-of-place in the second half as they only managed a single point, which shows how quickly Kerry can change in an instance. Kerry comfortable winners in Killarney by 3-15 to 0-9.

Westmeath 3-9 Mayo 2-17

This game was about avoiding relegation to Division 2 and picking up some much-needed points for both.

Mayo stormed into a massive lead with two early goals from Lee Keegan and Micheal Sweeter which gave the westerners the early lead. Westmeath responded well and goals from Kieran Martin and James Dolan brought them right back into it by leveling matters on the scoreboard. Westmeath went in at the break up by 2-8 to 2-7.

Mayo raised their game and pulled away from Westmeath keeping them scoreless for most of the second half which saw them through in the end, despite James Dolan getting a late consolation goal at the finish. Mayo win by 2-17 to 3-9.

Dublin 1-22 Kildare 1-12

Dublin continued their good form in the league as they proved vastly superior to Kildare. They started splendidly by building a four point advantage early on and when Paddy Andrews found the back of the net, the Dubs seemed to be in cruise control. Kildare refused to lie down and clawed their way back into the game when Darroch Mulhall blasted his shot into the top corner. Kildare only trailed by four points at the break, and Dublin will be wondering where their lead went.

Dublin stepped up a notch in the second half and started adding up the points as they began to pull away. Kildare had several missed goal opportunities in the second half and that is something they need to sort out before the championship. Dublin closed the game out winning comprehensively by 1-22 to 1-12.

Cork 2-18 Derry 3-14

Derry have been a team growing from strength to strength and playing with a lot of confidence. Cork stormed into the lead with early goals from John O’Rourke & Tomas Clancy giving them a ten point cushion over the Oakleafers. Their lead seemed to slip away as Derry fought back with two goals from Enda Lynn and Emmett McGuckin which brought them back into this game at half time. Cork led by 2-9 to 2-4 at the break.

Derry continued to reel in the Rebels in the second half and another goal from Enda Lynn seemed to give them the confidence to chase after the cork lead. Cork to their credit hung on and despite losing the massive first half lead, they managed to come away with all the points, Cork win by 2-18 to 3-14.

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