After another busy weekend of GAA action, here are our five talking points from the National Football League.
5. Dubs Win All-Ireland Final Rematch
Dublin enjoyed a 1-16 to 0-7 win over Mayo in a repeat of last year’s All-Ireland final. However, there wasn’t the same drama we saw last September as Jim Gavin’s side eased their way to victory – extending their unbeaten run in league and championship to 33 games in the process. For Mayo, it was another disappointing day at HQ.
4. Clare Score Rare Win Over Cork
It was another great day for the Clare footballers on Sunday as they secured a superb victory over Cork. While a lot of the talk after the game was about how poor the Rebels were and how far they have fallen since 2010, credit must be given to the Banner after their 2-11 to 0-9 win gave them a first victory over Cork in 23 years.
3. Kildare Goals See Them Past Fermanagh
Tommy Moolick (2), Chris Healy and Daniel Flynn all found the net as Kildare eased to a 4-14 to 0-14 victory over Fermanagh.
It was a third win of the campaign for Cian O’Neill’s side who are well in the hunt for promotion with three rounds left. Hitting 3-6 in 14 first half minutes ensured that the Leinster county would secure the two points.
2. Armagh Hammer Offaly By 30 Points
After being relegated on score difference last year, Armagh showed Offaly no respite as they racked up a massive 6-22 to 0-10 win over the Midlands county. Niall Rowland, Stefan Campbell, Niall Grimley, Andrew Murnin, Rory Grugan and Anto Duffy got the goals for Kieran McGeeney’s side in this rout.
1. Louth and Wexford Keep 100 Per Cent Records
Just two teams have won four from four in the Allianz Leagues with Louth and Wexford both in flying form early in the year. The Wee County snuck a 2-10 to 1-11 win over Antrim, putting Louth on course for back-to-back promotions. While in Division 4, Wexford beat Wicklow 1-13 to 0-13