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NFL Division 1 Round-up

The 2019 National Football league exploded into life in the first round with Monaghan providing the shock result after beating reigning All Ireland champions Dublin in Clones. The NFL Division 1 campaign turned out to be quite an unpredictable one with a number of surprise results. Going into the last round of games it is Kerry and Galway who top the group. Cavan and Roscommon are the bottom two. Here we will give an NFL Divison 1 Round-Up.

Round 1

It was the Farney men who provided the first shock of the league. Monaghan 2-13 Dublin 1-13 – This came as a shock to everyone in the GAA world. Dublin were off to a dream start after going 1-2 to no score up after 3 minutes. Super sub Stephen O’Hanlon came off the bench to score a goal on what was his first senior game. This along with the introduction of Conor McManus breathed life into the Monaghan men which spurred them on to victory. Some other results included;

Mayo 1-8 Roscommon 1-7

Kerry 0-11 Tyrone 0-7

Galway 0-13 Cavan 0-11

Round 2

In Round 2 it was Roscommons turn to provide the upset, they done so by beating Monaghan in Hyde Park by 2 points. A last minute penalty from Enda Smith stole it for the rossies. This came after Stephen O’Hanlon was sent off for Monaghan. A shock defeat for Monaghan after beating Dublin last week and a first win for Roscommon. Some other scores from Round 2;

Dublin 1-15 Galway 0-7

Cavan 0-13 Kerry 0-16

Tyrone 0-10 Mayo 2-13

Round 3

Round 3 threw up some excellent games with Galway beating Monaghan and Mayo beating Cavan but the best game of the weekend by far was Kerry and Dublin. With Kerry edging them out by a point in Killarney, sending the Dubs to their second loss of the league already. Stephen O’Brien getting the only goal for the Kingdom while Peter Crowley up from the fullback line pops over the winner.

Mayo 1-13 Cavan 1-11

Roscommon 1-10 Tyrone 1-10

Monaghan 0-11 Galway 1-9

Round 4

There were win for Dublin, Tyrone in Kerry this week as Cavan also managed to pick up their first win of the league. They beat Roscommon in Breffni Park 3-13 to 0-13. Two goals from in-form corner forward Conor Madden and one from Martin Reilly got the Breffni mens first points up on the board.

Dublin 1-12 Mayo 0-7

Tyrone 1-16 Monaghan 0-12

Galway 1-10 Kerry 0-14

Round 5

The table started to take shape after this week with wins for Dublin, Tyrone and Kerry. The game of the weekend however was the local rivalry in Connacht between Mayo and Galway. Galway came away from Castlebar with the win on a scoreline of 0-12 to 1-11 with a first half goal from Danny Cummins proving the difference.

Tyrone 1-15 Cavan 0-9

Roscommon 1-12 Dublin 2-24

Kerry 0-17 Monaghan 0-14

Round 6

The second last round of the league saw Kerry lose their unbeaten run and Dublin bet for the third time this campaign. Monaghan also beat Cavan in the local derby which more or less relegates the Breffni men from Division 1. They bet Cavan in Clones on a scoreline of 0-14 to 1-8

Galway 1-17 Roscommon 1-10

Dublin 1-11 Tyrone 1-14

Kerry 0-11 Mayo 1-10

Heading in to the last weekend of NFL Division 1 and Kerry and Galway look like they will be battling out the decider while Cavan and Roscommon face the drop.

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