Rochford's Mayo make it two wins from two, four-goal Derry beaten by Tyrone

Sligo and Donegal were both turned over by third-level opposition this afternoon.

Stephen Rochford and his Mayo players continued their winning ways today.
Stephen Rochford and his Mayo players continued their winning ways today.
Image: James Crombie/INPHO

Updated 17.40

KEVIN MCLOUGHLIN’S SECOND-half goal helped Mayo to beat IT Sligo and make it two wins from two under Stephen Rochford.

McLoughlin finished with 1-2 while Mark Ronaldson hit four points from play as Mayo won by a comfortable 11 points in this afternoon’s FBD League Round 2 meeting.

In Tuam, Danny Cummins came off the bench to score a vital goal as Galway beat Leitrim by 1-8 to 1-5.

The afternoon’s big shock came at Collooney where GMIT beat Sligo by 1-10 to 0-12, while Roscommon ran out 0-12 to 0-8 winners against NUIG.

In the second round of Dr McKenna Cup fixtures, Derry fired four goals past a leaky Tyrone but still ended up losing an early-season classic at Owenbeg.

A Benny Heron goal and the first of two Ryan Bell penalties had Derry nine points up early on but Tyrone pulled back to within two at the break, 2-4 to 1-5, their goal coming through Patrick Quinn.

Matthew Donnelly with Enda Lynn and Conor McAtamney Enda Lynn and Conor McAtamney tackle Tyrone's Mattie Donnelly. Source: Presseye/Lorcan Doherty/INPHO

Bell tucked away his second penalty after the restart before Emmett McGuckin was shown a second yellow card, reducing Derry to 14 men.

And Tyrone finished strongest with three unanswered frees from Connor McAliskey giving them a narrow win.

Elsewhere there were wins for Armagh against Monaghan, and Fermanagh against Down, while Ryan Johnstone struck late on as St Mary’s came from behind to stun Donegal.

Stephen Kane Down keeper Stephen Kane in action against Fermanagh. Source: Presseye/Matt Mackey/INPHO

FBD League Round 2 results

  • NUI Galway 0-8 Roscommon 0-12
  • Mayo 1-16 IT Sligo 0-8
  • Sligo 0-12 GMIT 1-10
  • Galway 1-8 Leitrim 1-5

Dr McKenna Cup Round 2 results

  • Derry 4-6 Tyrone 1-16
  • Donegal 0-8 St Mary’s 2-6
  • Down 0-8 Fermanagh 0-14
  • Monaghan 2-9 Armagh 0-16

– An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that Monaghan had beaten Armagh.

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