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Date Time Competition Season
5 February 2022 7:00 pm NFL Division 1 2022

Match Report

Roundup: D1 Allianz Football League

Armagh remain top of Division 1 in the Allianz Football League, following victory over Tyrone, Jack O’Connor picked up his first league win in his third stint as Kerry manager, vanquishing their old foes in a wet night in Tralee, Donegal and Mayo also build on their performances last weekend to secure their first wins of the season.

Kerry 1-15 Dublin 0-11 Austin Stack Park

Kerry extended their unbeaten record in the league to 10, after a seven-point win over the Dubs in Tralee. David Clifford was the star man again for the Kingdom, despite missing a penalty the Fossa man scored four points, catching the eye with some super scores.

The Kingdom pulled out a ten point lead by the interval, Dublin failing to contest against the Kerry forward line, Dara Moynihan getting a goal for the home side, the only one of the contest after Dean Rock had one ruled out for a tackle in the build up.

Dessie Carrel’s men emerged for the second half rejuvenated, the Kingdom managing just a single score in the half as Paul Geaney hit the mark in the 46th minute, six points in a row cutting the gap down on a poor night weather wise in Tralee.

Armagh 2-14 Tyrone 0-14, Athletic Grounds

Armagh remain top of the division picking up back to back wins, with a six point margin of comfort against Ulster rivals Tyrone. A game which saw five red cards in the end, finishing with 14 against 11, all reds coming in the final minute of play.

The hosts started strong like the previous weekend, pulling out a 2-8 to 0-4 lead at half time. Greg McCabe and Jason Duffy both found the back of the net, Rian O’Neill kicking three points.

The All Ireland champions produced a better display after the interval, Cathal McShane pulled them within six at the death, the corner forward managing seven points all afternoon, with all coming in the second half.

Monaghan 1-11 Mayo 2-10, St Tiernach's Park

Mayo left it late to secure victory over a game Monaghan this afternoon, Ryan O’Donoghue kicking a late point to give them a two point win. James Horan looked to have setup to right the wrongs from the previous weekend, with a well worked team display this afternoon.

The Ulstermen had led by a point at half time, 1-8 to 1-7, O'Donoghue netted early for the Westerners before Jack McCarrom raised the green flag with a well taken effort.

O’Donoghue led the line for Mayo, managing 1-6 for the afternoon, his scores bringing them close before Jason Doherty hammered home a second goal in the 51st minute, Conor McManus made it a one point game in the 69th minute with a free, but they failed to capitalise late on. 

Donegal 2-11 Kildare 1-9, Páirc Seán MacCumhaill

Donegal picked up their first win of the campaign with a 2-11 to 1-9 scoreline over Kildare in Ballybofey, Kildare unable to build on their performance from the previous weekend to get a win in the division.

Paddy McBrearty and Ryan McHugh both found the back of the net in the opening half, as they pulled out a 2-7 to 1-4 lead by the interval. Jimmy Hyland raising the green flag for the Lillywhites.

Into the second half both sides were low scoring, Conor O’Donnell, Michael Langan and Shane O'Donnell added to the hosts score over a 20 minute period. Kildare pushed on and looked to try to reduce the gap, they trailed by five before Jimmy Hyland pointed in injury time, his effort cancelled out minutes later by Langan.

Kerry

1Shane Murphy Forward
2Dan O’Donoghue 23 Defender
3Jason Foley Defender
4Tom O’Sullivan Defender
5Paul Murphy Defender
6Tadhg Morley 19 Defender
7Brian Ó Beaglaíoch Defender
8Diarmuid O’Connor Midfielder 13'
9Jack Barry Midfielder 35'
10Adrian Spillane 24 Forward
11Seán O’Shea Forward 2', 9', 24', 27', 35'
12Dara Moynihan 18 Forward 35+2'
28'
13Paudie Clifford Forward 5'
57'
14David Clifford 22 Forward 17', 19', 31', 32'
34'
15Paul Geaney 20 Forward 29', 35+3', 46'
16Shane Ryan Goalkeeper
17Killian Spillane Forward
18Micheál Burns 12 Forward
19Gavin Crowley 6 Defender
20Tony Brosnan 15 Forward
21Graham O’Sullivan Defender
22Jack Savage 14 Forward
23Dylan Casey 2 Defender
24Stephen O’Brien 10 Forward
25Greg Horan Defender
26Dara Roche Forward

Dublin

1Evan Comerford Goalkeeper 12'
2Lee Gannon Defender 68'
3David Byrne Defender
4Sean MacMahon Defender
17Darragh Conlon 5 Defender
6Brian Howard Defender 48'
7John Small 21 Defender 34'
8Brian Fenton Midfielder 54'
9Tom Lahiff Midfielder 52'
10Seán Bugler Forward 17'
11Ciarán Kilkenny Forward 41', 70+2'
59'
12Niall Scully 15 Forward 23'
20Cameron McCormack 13 Forward
24Lorcan O’Dell 14 Forward
26Dean Rock Forward 4', 14', 61', 63'
16Michael Shiel Goalkeeper
15Ross McGarry 12 Forward
18Kieran Kennedy Defender
19Harry Ladd Forward
21Killian McGinnis 7 Forward
22Daire Newcombe Defender
23Emmet Ó Conghaile Midfielder
13Ryan Basquel 20 Forward 70+1'
25Adam Rafter Defender
14Ciaran Archer 24 64'
5CJ Smith 17

Diarmuid Kearney is a freelance Sports Journalist based in Co Kerry. He has more than 5 years experience covering domestic and international soccer for different media organisations, while also working for local and national print and digital organisations covering GAA.