Roundup: Lidl NFL Division 2 Round 6

Laois suffered relegation to Division 3 when they were defeated by Westmeath. The result consolidated Westmeath’s place in Division 2 for next year.

Maria Canavan scored a late goal for Tyrone in what was a dress rehearsal of the Division 2 Final as they drew with already promoted Kildare at Beragh

Tipperary 2-10 Monaghan 0-07

Tipperary consolidated their place in Division 2 for next year with a nine point win over Monaghan. The result leaves Monaghan still in a dangerous position with just one game remaining.

It was a tight battle in the opening half. A goal from Angela McGuigan gave Tipp a two point lead at the break – 1-03 to 0-04.

Tipp were always able to keep ahead of Monaghan and with four minutes of the game remaining they were ahead by four. They stretched that lead and sealed the win when Maria Curley grabbed their second goal.

Laois 0-09 Westmeath 3-13

Laois were relegated to Division 3 with this defeat at the hands of Westmeath. The win sealed Westmeath’s place in Division 2 for next year.

Knowing they needed a win to keep their hopes alive, Laois created a goal chance early on. The only goal scored in the first half was by Westmeath’s Ashley Ruane. There was five between the sides at the interval as Laois trailed 1-06 to 0-04.

Sarah Dillon and substitute Karen Hegarty scored second half goes for Frank Browne’s charges as they went on to win by 13 points.

Cavan 0-05 Donegal 4-20

Donegal put in a dominant display to brush aside the challenge of Cavan in Redhills. Despite this fine win Donegal unfortunately won’t be in with a chance to gain promotion to Division 1.

Katy Heron scored Donegal’s first goal in the 20th minute. They were very much control in that opening half and held a 1-08 to 0-01 lead at half-time.

Heron got her second goal after the break for Donegal. Suzanne White and Jodie McFadden also raised the green flag as Donegal recorded a comprehensive win.

Tyrone 3-05 Kildare 2-08

In what is a dress rehearsal for the Division 2 Final, Tyrone and Kildare played out a draw in Beragh. This result saw Kildare extend their unbeaten run to 20 games.

Kildare made a good start to the game but Tyrone drew level with a goal from Aoife Horisk. Kildare replied with a goal and they were ahead by three at the break.

The Lilywhites went ahead by five in the early exchanges of the second half. The sides were level again when Zoe Loughran scored a goal for the home side. Kildare were ahead in the final minutes but a goal from Maria Canavan earned Tyrone a draw.

Deniese is a freelance sports journalist/broadcaster. She has worked for several local and national media outlets. GAA and soccer are her great loves and she also follows rugby league and snooker. She's a big supporter of her local clubs St. Mary's GAA Granard and Longford Town. She also follows Celtic, Liverpool and Leeds Rhinos. She presented and produced a popular sports podcast last year where she interviewed Ray Houghton, Chris Kamara and John Hartson. Deniese is currently Head of Communications for Boccia Ireland

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