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Kerry 2-16 Donegal 1-08

Kerry took their second Ulster scalp on successive weekends when they proved much too streetwise for Donegal, running out comfortable winners on double scorer, 2-16 to 1-8 in their Division 1 clash in Killarney.

The result leaves Ulster champions Donegal still on two points, having lost three of their NFL matches.

Donegal made a decent start with Patrick McBrearty and Michael Murphy among the points.

Kerry took over with Patrick Curtain netting an 18th-minute goal.

After the break, Barry Sheehan scored a penalty after Curtain had been pulled down and Donegal skipper Murphy scored a penalty when he was fouled.

After Murphy's goal, Kerry added five unanswered points and Sheehan ended with a personal tally of a goal and seven points.

Meanwhile, Tipperary are staring relegation in the face after slumping to a fourth successive League defeat at Semple Stadium yesterday.

Visitors Cavan eased their own relegation fears with a comfortable win.

Corner-forward Martin Dunne led the way in the scoring stakes with a 2-4 haul.

A miserable afternoon for Tipperary was compounded by straight red cards for Brian Jones and Barry Grogan.

Cavan had corner-forward Brendan Fitzpatrick dismissed for two yellow-card offences in the first half.

Goals from Dunne and Mark McKeever helped Cavan to lead by 2-6 to 0-6 at half-time against a Tipp side that finished with just six points from play. Dunne and corner-back Barry Watters added further goals for the visitors in the second half. Tipp now find themselves in a must-win situation as they head to Sligo this weekend.

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