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Donegal decked by rampant Roscommon

By Staff Reporter

Roscommon have undoubtedly been the story of the season in the Allianz football league Division One, with Kevin McStay and Fergal O'Donnell's men adding another chapter to their impressive tale by smashing Donegal's long unbeaten home record in the league with a 1-19 to 0-16 win in Letterkenny.

This makes it two losses on the bounce for Rory Gallagher's men, who appeared comfortable in reeling in the Rossies before Cathal Cregg sniped in behind the defensive cover to nail a brilliant goal in the 59th minute.

Cork clawed their way up the table with a home win over Monaghan in Páirc Ui Rinn. Conor McManus snapped up their first score for Malachy O'Rourke's men in the 11th minute, but by that stage the Rebels already had chalked up 1-5, the goal coming from Colm O'Neill.

Monaghan grabbed a lifeline when Conor McCarthy finished a goal chance, but O'Neill with 1-8 overall, produced the points for Peader Healy's men, making it nice and tight at the foot of the table with two games remaining.

Kerry's traditional poor start has been rectified with a 2-13 to 0-14 win over Mayo, giving Eamonn Fitzmaurice's side their third consecutive win, almost guaranteeing they will remain in the top flight for another year.

In losing their first three games against Cork, Dublin and Donegal, Stephen Rochford's men are in grave danger of relegation. However, they now have a derby game against Roscommon, as well as whipping boys Down in the final game to extract themselves from the mire.

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