Football League Div One: Mayo thump Tyrone as Monaghan and Cavan also lose

Fionn McDonagh celebrates after scoring Mayo's second goal at Healy Park
Fionn McDonagh's second-half goal ended any remote hopes of a Tyrone fightback at Healy Park

Mayo handed Tyrone a chastening 2-13 to 0-10 defeat at Omagh as Monaghan and Cavan were also beaten in Division One.

Tyrone were second best from the off at Healy Park as Keith Higgins' goal left Mayo 1-7 to 0-3 up at the break before Fionn McDonagh's second-half strike.

After stunning Dublin last weekend, Monaghan were beaten 1-12 to 0-13 by Roscommon as Enda Smith hit a late penalty for the home side.

Sean O'Shea hit 12 points as Kerry beat Cavan 0-16 to 0-13 at Kingspan Breffni.

Cavan and Tyrone occupy the relegation spots after losing their opening matches with Mayo and Kerry the only teams on maximum points following the opening two rounds of Division One action.

Tyrone unable to match Mayo physicality

Tyrone could not match the physicality that the westerners brought to the contest, and apart from a bright opening, were never in contention for a positive result.

The Red Hand started brightly with Darren McCurry and Lee Brennan converting from placed balls, but they managed just one further point in the next half-hour as Mayo established control of all the key areas.

Newcomers Fionn McDonagh and Ciaran Treacy proved their worth with stylish scores, and the damage could have been greater for the Tyrone defence had Mattie Donnelly not executed a couple of turnovers.

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Every single bounce of the ball is critical - Mickey Harte

Tyrone did waste a number of chances with McCurry missing a couple of very scoreable frees and Peter Harte also dropping a 14-metre chance into Robert Hennelly's hands.

But Mayo had already failed to exploit a couple of goal chances and the evergreen Andy Moran provided the pass for Higgins to smash home a brilliant 32nd-minute goal, with McDonagh's second point extending their interval lead to seven.

Mayo, with Paddy Durcan driving from deep, maintained their attacking momentum as McDonagh, with his third, and Jason Doherty fired over points to push them nine ahead.

Tyrone goalkeeper Niall Morgan did create a stir by scoring from play, but there was little else to excite the home support.

Mayo's second goal, a brilliant McDonagh effort, extended their lead to 11 points and the end couldn't come quickly enough for both the Red Hand players and the home supporters in the 6,500 crowd.

Conor Cox attempts to get away from Monaghan's Conor Boyle at Dr Hyde Park
Kerryman Conor Cox starred on his Roscommon debut as he hit 0-5 including a spectacular late point

Monaghan dragged back to earth by Roscommon

Monaghan came back to earth after their shock win over the All-Ireland champions as they were edged out by a well-organised and dogged Roscommon outfit at Dr Hyde Park.

After trailing 0-6 to 0-4 at half-time, Monaghan appeared to have wrested control as the arrival of Conor McManus helped them move into a 0-9 to 0-7 advantage by the 46th minute.

The lead then swapped hands on a couple of occasions before Smith's penalty 68th-minute put Roscommon into a 1-10 to 0-11 lead even though they were down to 13 men at that point following the black carding of Conor Cox and Tadhg O'Rourke.

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Monaghan boss Malachy O'Rourke says crucial Roscommon penalty was 'harsh' decision

Points from Jack McCarron and McManus brought Monaghan level in the fourth minute of injury-time even though they had themselves been reduced to 14 men following Stephen O'Hanlon's straight red card for an off-the-ball hit.

But after returning to the field following his black card, former Kerry player Cox swung over a glorious free with his outside of his right foot to restore Roscommon's lead and Ronan Daly, one of the three brothers in action for the Rossies, then fisted over the insurance score.

Cox was playing his first gave for the Rossies after switching allegiance to the county under the parentage rule.

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Graham refuses to be downhearted despite Cavan's narrow defeat by Kerry

O'Shea scoring masterclass sees off Cavan

Cavan were competitive throughout in their contest with the Kingdom but were ultimately undone by O'Shea's scoring masterclass as Kerry made their second-half wind advantage count at Breffni.

Aided the elements in the first period, Cavan moved into a 0-6 to 0-2 advantage by the 18th minute with excellent centre half-back Ciaran Brady and Conor Madden both hitting two early points.

As Paul Geaney became only the second Kerryman to score, the Kingdom levelled at 0-7 to 0-7 on 27 minutes but Cavan responded with four unanswered points before the interval, which included a superb Dara McVeety score.

Despite O'Shea's continuing excellence from place balls and in open place, Cavan remained ahead until the 62nd minute as Kerry's scorer-in-chief levelled after fielding near halfway before running on and striking over the bar.

With Brian Begley also starring for Kerry, Mark Griffin's score put Kerry ahead for the first time four minutes later and three further points clinched the Kingdom's victory despite a late scare when a high ball into their small square was fisted inches over the bar by Cavan full-back Padraig Faulkner.


Saturday, 2 February

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