Kerry ease past Down


GAA: Down 0-8 Kerry 0-14 -Kerry managed a six point victory, their second of the campaign to see off the home side, Down in the Allianz Football League Division 1 match at Pairc Esler.

Donegalrecorded their first victory of the season in Division 1 after beating Cork 1-7 to 0-6at Ballybofey. Michael Murphy’s goal on 24 minutes allowed the home side a one point interval lead, which they built on before a late Cork rally made the final score-line a little more respectable.

Murphy kicked 1-3 with Karl Lacey, Colm McFadden, Frank McGlynn and substitute Martin O’Reilly adding a point apiece. Colm O’Neill kicked a brace of points for Cork, their other scorers, Aidan Walsh Mark Collins and Paddy Kelly.

In Division TwoPaul Bannon was the Westmeathhero when kicking a point six minutes into injury time to see his team squeeze past Galwayat Cusack Park in Mullingar 0-14 to 0-13. It was a first win in the league for the home side and only their second ever over the Tribesmen.

John Heslin kicked seven points, all frees, for Westmeath while Galway’s Michael Martin managed four, also all from frees. The sides were level at the interval but the visitors led by a point going into injury time. Heslin’s seventh free on 72 minutes levelled matters before Bannon’s second point of the game sealed a famous victory.

Tyroneenjoyed a six- point win over Louth, 2-13 to 0-13at Drogheda. Peter Harte drilled home a Tyrone goal after 15 minutes, but John Devine had to pull off two superb saves to deny a spirited Louth side, as the visitors eked out a 1-07 to 0-06 half-time lead.

Damian McCaul scored Tyrone’s second goal and they finished strongly with points from Cathal McCarrron, Owen Mulligan and Mark Donnelly.

In Division Threethere were victories for Longfordand Wexfordover Roscommonand Tipperaryrespectively . In Division Four Kilkenny’sfootball woes continued with a mammoth 9-23 to 0-4defeat at the hands of Peter Canavan’s Fermanagh. Seamus Quigley accumulated 2-12 while Ryan Keenan (2), James Sherry, Brian Cox, Michael Jones, Paul Ward, and Declan McCusker also found the net.

Waterfordbeat Wicklow4-07 to 1-12 at Aughrim, Carlowaccounted for Londonby 2-06 to 0-4, while Clareedged past Limerickin Cusack Park, Ennis by 0-10 to 0-9.