GAA round-up: Wins for Cork and Dublin as Kerry suffer shock defeat to Derry
A round-up of all the day's action in the Allianz Football League Division 1.
Derry had a worthwhile trip all the way down to the Kingdom, emerging 0-16 to 0-14 winners over Kerry on Sunday afternoon.
Brian McIver’s side were full value for the major upset, recovering from a sluggish start to lead 0-7 to 0-6 at half-time.
Early in the second half the sides were deadlocked at 0-9 apiece, but three unanswered points for Derry gave them the control that they never let go of.
Kerry, having lost to Dublin in last weekend’s league opener, now appear to be in danger of a relegation battle for the second year on the bounce.
The Dubs, meanwhile, were too strong for Westmeath at Cusack Park.
Dessie Dolan’s goal for Westmeath was not enough to see them pull away from the All-Ireland champions, who 0-14 to 1-7 victory sees them taking two hard won victories from two as they go in search of another league title.
Paul Hudson was the key man for Dublin, coming off the bench to score four late points.
At Páirc Uí Rinn, a late goal for Kildare from Cathal McNally set up a grandstand in the Lilywhites’ clash against Cork, but the Leesiders just held out to win by a single point.
The match ended 0-16 to 1-12.
Cork would have enjoyed a far greater margin of victory had it not been for a glaring miss by Daniel Goulding, but in the end it didn’t matter for Rebels boss Brian Cuthbert and his charges.
Finally in Football League 1, Tyrone came through a fascinating encounter against All-Ireland finalists Mayo to win 2-15 to 0-15 in Healy Park.
Darren McCurry was the difference between the two sides, with his goals either side of half-time ultimately proving vital in the Red Hand’s victory.