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Wednesday 13 December 2017

Allianz Division 1 Round-Up: Mayo take advantage of 13-man Monaghan

Ryan McAnespie, Mayo, in action against Danny Kirby, Monaghan. Allianz Football League, Division 1, Round 3, Mayo v Monaghan. Elverys MacHale Park, Castlebar, Co. Mayo
Ryan McAnespie, Mayo, in action against Danny Kirby, Monaghan. Allianz Football League, Division 1, Round 3, Mayo v Monaghan. Elverys MacHale Park, Castlebar, Co. Mayo

Mayo got back to winning ways yesterday as they beat 13-man Monaghan on a 3-15 to 0-11 scoreline in a fiery encounter at McHale Park in Castlebar.

Stephen Gollogly and Ryan Wylie were sent off either side of half time as Monaghan completely lost their discipline.

Mayo took advantage to pull clear, with Aidan O'Shea's second-half goal putting daylight between the teams after a tight first half.

The Breaffy man kicked 1-3 in his makeshift full-forward role as he dominated the Monaghan defence who failed to deal with Mayo's attackers.

Alan Freeman and Michael Sweeney added further goals as Mayo capitalised on their numerical advantage to finish with a flourish.

Meanwhile, five unanswered points at the start of the second half helped Donegal to a 0-12 to 1-8 win in their clash with Cork at Ballyshannon.

Donegal lost captain Michael Murphy to a second yellow card dismissal after 50 minutes, at which stage they were 0-10 to 0-5 ahead.

But Rory Gallagher's side held on for victory. Tomás Clancy's goal in the 54th minute brought Cork back into the game but points in the last quarter from Colm O'Neill and Brian Hurley were too little too late, as Donegal earned their second win of the campaign.

On Saturday, Darren McCurry sent over an injury-time free to earn Tyrone a 0-11 to 1-8 draw in the Ulster derby at Healy Park.

Terence O'Brien fired in a late goal to put the Oak Leafers in front, but the home side fought back with three late scores after Derry full-back Niall Holly was booked for a second time.

 

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