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Cavan and Fermanagh continue unbeaten streaks while Derry earn first win of the year

Sunday saw Meath suffer their first defeat of the year in Division 2, Offaly succumb to Derry at Celtic Park and Roscommon claim the FBD League title.

Division 2

Cavan 2-14

Meath 1-12

CAVAN AND MEATH finally faced off at the third time of asking on Sunday, following two postponements due to adverse weather last weekend.

Andy McEntee’s side suffered their first loss in the 2018 Allianz National Football League with a disappointing five point defeat at Kingspan Breffini Park in Division 2.

Andy McEntee after the match Meath boss Andy McEntee. Source: Laszlo Geczo/INPHO

Conor Moynagh and Ciaran Brady bagged goals either side of the break, with Cavan continuing their unbeaten start to the campaign.

They now sit top of the table, one point above both Cork and Down with two wins and a draw, while Meath drop to fourth.

Division 3

Sligo 0-8

Fermanagh 0-13

Meanwhile in Division 3, Fermanagh came away from Markievicz Park with a five point win on Sunday.

The win brings Rory Gallagher’s side joint-top following three wins from as many games in 2018.

Sean Quigley Sean Quigley was on the scoresheet for Fermanagh. Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

The visitors went in four points ahead at the break, however Sligo battled back during a dour affair and went in search of a late equalising goal.

Points from Sean Quigley and Aidan Breen kept a comfortable distance for the Ulster county, earning a third win in succession.

Derry 1-15

Offaly 0-13

Another of last weekend’s postponed fixtures, Derry and Offaly met at Celtic Park this weekend, with Damian McErlain’s side earning a five point win — their first of the year.

Enda Lynn Derry captain Enda Lynn. Source: Tommy Dickson/INPHO

The hosts surged into a nine point lead — 1-6 to no score — early on after just 16 minutes, before a prolonged lapse saw Offaly come back into the affair after the interval.

Derry regained their composure and late second-half scores from Enda Lynn and Niall Toner earned their side a first win of the campaign at the third attempt, following defeats to Longford and Westmeath.

FBD League final

Roscommon 2-16

Galway 3-12

Roscommon denied Galway the chance to make it three FBD League titles in succession on Sunday, as Kevin McStay’s side scored three late points at Dr Hyde Park to come out on top.

Dessie Conneely’s goal with eight minutes left on the clock looked to tip the game in Galway’s favour, before a late rally featuring an Enda Smith goal saw the Rossies finish on a high to claim the title in style.

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