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Saturday’s Allianz League Round-Up: Derry Secure Promotion

Derry became the first team to be promoted from their division in this year’s Allianz Football League following their strong win over Limerick today.

In Division 1, Tyrone secured a much-needed win that sees them into fourth place in the league table while in Division 2, Cork secured their first win over the competition in Semple Stadium this evening.

In the third division, Down leapfrogged Louth into first position following their 2-12 t0 0-10 win over Offaly in Páirc Esler while Louth fell to a one-point loss at the hands of Carlow.

Catch up on all of the day’s action in our round-up below.

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Allianz Football League Division 1

Tyrone 1-15 Cavan 0-9

Tyrone secured their second win in the Allianz Football League following a nine-point win over 14-man Cavan in Healy Park this evening.

Peter Harte was the man to hit the back of the net as Mickey Harte’s side move up into fourth place in the Division 1 table.

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Mayo 0-12 Galway 1-11

Mayo’s blistering start to the Allianz Football League was brought to a halt last week by Dublin and their bad fortune continued tonight as they fell to a four-point loss to Galway in MacHale Park.

The Tribesmen dominated the first half, leading by 1-7 to 0-3 at the break but Mayo produced a wonderful comeback late on, only to fall short with Danny Cummins goal proving the difference.

Galway now lie third in the Division 1 table.

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Allianz Football  League Division 2

Tipperary 0-12 Cork 1-12

Ruairi Deane’s second-half goal proved the difference as Cork registered their first win in this year’s League in Semple Stadium this afternoon.

Tipperary trailed by six points with five minutes remaining but they scored the final three points of the game. However, it wasn’t enough to prevent the loss as they now face a battle to avoid relegation.

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Donegal 1-9 Armagh 0-11

Donegal narrowly avoided a third successive defeat in Division 2 of the Allianz League as they edged past Armagh in Ballybofey tonight.

The Ulster champions were enjoying a comfortable lead in the second half as Armagh went 16 minutes without a score, however, they soon came back but were unable to overthrow Donegal who move back to third place in the League table.

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Allianz Football League Division 3

Carlow 1-10 Louth 0-12

Carlow have moved up to fifth place in the Division 3 table following a narrow win over Louth in Netwatch Cullen Park this evening.

The home side took the lead in the 11th minute through a Sean Gannon goal and Louth were unable to find the equalising score throughout the game. Despite the loss, Wayne Kierans’ side remain in second place behind Down.

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Laois 0-14 Longford 0-12

Laois secured their second win in Division 3 of the Allianz League as Ross Munnelly kicked three points for the home side on his 100th League appearance for Laois.

Longford led by a point at the break but were outscored five points to seven in the second half while substitute, Joseph Hagan, was also black carded.

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Down 2-12 Offaly 0-10

Down move to the top of the Division 3 table following an eight-point win over Offaly in Páirc Esler this evening.

Substitute Cory Quinn scored two second-half goals for Paddy Tally’s side while Donal O’Hare also registered six points, capitalising on a poor second-half performance from the Faithful County.

Offaly remain in the relegation zone, one place ahead of Sligo.

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Allianz Football League Division 4

Waterford 1-9 Antrim 1-8

Following their surprise win over neighbours, Wexford, last week, Waterford continued their form with a nervy one-point win over Antrim this afternoon.

Antrim were leading for the majority of the game until a goal in the 56th minute swung the momentum back in Waterford’s favour as the visitors were held scoreless in the last 20 minutes of the game.
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Limerick 1-5 Derry 0-13

Derry have sealed their promotion to Division 3 following their fifth successive win in the competition. Damian McErlain’s side recovered well from an early goal to secure a five-point win over 14-man Limerick in the Gaelic Grounds this afternoon.

The Treaty men now lie in third on five points, alongside Wicklow, Waterford and Wexford.

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Wicklow 0-9 Wexford 0-12

Wexford returned to winning ways with a three-point win over Wicklow this afternoon, though the home side missed a goal chance late on to level the game.

The result sees the Model county jump from last place in the Division 4 table to sixth although London have a game in hand when they travel to Leitrim tomorrow.

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About Marisa Kennedy

Marisa Kennedy
Marisa is a Digital Journalist with Pundit Arena. She is a former reporter with Sporting Limerick and is a huge fan of the GAA. You can contact her at marisa@punditarena.com or on Twitter