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Tyrone bounce back against Donegal as Meath and Derry triumph
It was a busy afternoon in the Allianz football leagues.

Allianz football league results 

Division 1

Tyrone 0-16 Donegal 0-8

Division 2

Meath 4-8 Clare 0-16

Louth 1-11 Derry 2-11


Tyrone bounced back from their disappointing opening-round defeat to Roscommon with an eight-point win over Donegal in Division 1 of the Allianz football league this afternoon.

The Paddy Carr era opened with a last-gasp victory against All-Ireland champions Kerry last weekend, but the 2021 winners were comfortable victors on this occasion.

The Red Hand were in the driving seat from start to finish on home soil, Darren McCurry top-scored with 0-7 (6f, 1m) and Darragh Canavan chipped in with three points from play.

This was a much-needed win against old rivals, and next up for Fergal Logan and Brian Dooher’s Tyrone is a trip to Galway.

In Division 2, the old adage of goals win games rang true as Meath held on to beat Clare in Navan. Colm O’Rourke’s men made it two wins from two, with Donal Lenihan scoring 2-2 and Jason Scully and Jordan Morris bagging the other goals. 

Emmett McMahon was the Banner’s main scoring outlet with 0-5 (3f) and the visitors finishing strong with five unanswered points down the home straight.

And Derry — Meath’s next opponents — were three-point winners over Louth in Ardee.

Mickey Harte’s side will be disappointed to come away empty-handed after a positive performance, a 67th-minute goal from Niall Toner helping the visitors over the line.

Shane McGuigan starred with 1-5 (1p, 3f), while Rory Gallagher again had the services of starting Glen duo Conor Glass and Ethan Doherty.

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