Donegal in relegation fight while Armagh soar in Lidl Ladies' NFL

Aimee Mackin scored a hat-trick as Armagh beat Tyrone in Omagh
Aimee Mackin scored a hat-trick as Armagh beat Tyrone in Omagh Aimee Mackin scored a hat-trick as Armagh beat Tyrone in Omagh

DONEGAL poor start to the season continued as Waterford made the long journey to Letterkenny yesterday and left with a 2-9 to 0-7 victory.

Annie Fitzgerald and Lauren McGregor scored goals, ensuring the Déise continue their revival and Donegal remain pointless after four games in the top flight.

One of the games of the weekend took place at Pearse Stadium in Salthill, where Galway had to withstand a late Cork rally to secure a 1-15 to 4-4 win.

Louise Ward scored the goal for the hosts, while Róisín Leonard added 0-7.

On Saturday, Kerry preserved their 100 per cent record with a stunning victory over Dublin in Tralee on Saturday.

The Kingdom have started the season brightly after coming so close in the TG4 All-Ireland Senior Championship last year and this was another noteworthy success.

Louise Ní Mhuircheartaigh scored 0-11, while Hannah O’Donoghue, Síofra O’Shea and Ciara Murphy all chipped in with goals in a 3-15 to 1-10 win at Austin Stack Park.

Mayo went to the home of the reigning champions Meath and left with a brilliant 2-6 to 0-9 scalp.

There was another bumper crowd in attendance at Páirc Tailteann in Navan, but they fell short after second-half goals from Maria Cannon and Rachel Kearns.

Meath were 0-7 to 0-3 ahead at half-time following three inspirational points from Niamh O’Sullivan, but 2019 TG4 Allstar Kearns came off the bench and helped drive Mayo to a crucial win as they bid to stave off relegation from the top tier.

AIMEE Mackin scored a hat-trick of goals as Armagh maintained their 100 per cent record in Division Two with a comprehensive 5-10 to 1-7 win over Tyrone in O’Neills Healy Park yesterday.

The Orchard county now sit alone at the top of the standings after Tipperary, who had started the weekend on nine points, lost by a single point to Laois, Erone Fitzpatrick landing the winning point in additional time.

Aisling Sheridan was the goal-scorer for Cavan as they beat Monaghan 1-10 to 2-6 in the Ulster derby in Donaghmoyne, while Westmeath were the other winners, beating Roscommon 3-7 to 1-11.

In Division Three, there were victories for Down, Wexford, Clare and Louth, while both Ulster sides in Division Four Group A recorded victories, Antrim putting up 9-19 in their win in London and Fermanagh getting things slightly more difficult against Carlow, winning by three

In Division 4B, Derry had a weekend off as Wicklow beat Kilkenny but Limerick and Leitrim drew.



Donegal 0-7 Waterford 2-9; Galway 1-15 Cork 4-4; Kerry 3-15 Dublin 1-10; Meath 0-9 Mayo 2-6


Monaghan 2-6 Cavan 1-10; Roscommon 1-11 Westmeath 3-7; Tipperary 3-5 Laois 1-12;

Tyrone 1-7 Armagh 5-10


Down 4-13 Longford 0-7; Kildare 0-7 Louth 1-5; Offaly 1-13 Clare 2-11;

Sligo 0-7 Wexford 0-8


Fermanagh 1-11 Carlow 2-5

London 1-7 Antrim 9-19


Limerick 4-9 Leitrim 1-18

Wicklow 10-20 Kilkenny 0-2