Kerry edge out Donegal as Cavan rattle Kildare
Most of the attendances were down this weekend as Mother's Day clearly has some sway in family arrangements, but 6,250 souls still turned up to see Kerry past last year's All-Ireland final opponents Donegal by two points in Tralee, 2-13 to 2-11.
Rory Gallagher's men travelled down the western seaboard intent on inflicting a large dose of defensive pain on the Kingdom, and their structures did keep Kerry's attack in check even though they enjoyed the majority of possession.
However, a Barry John Keane goal and later a David Moran penalty ensured the points would be staying in the south west. In the second flight, Cavan bounced back from their poor showing last weekend in losing to Kildare, with somewhat of a surprise win over promotion candidates Galway in Salthill.
In hurling, a somewhat weakened Antrim team fell heavily to Waterford. Armagh pulled off a surprise win over Meath in Trim and Down saw off a game Donegal challenge in Division 2B. Fermanagh slid to another defeat to Roscommon, Monaghan fell to Fingal, while Tyrone pulled away from Louth in the end in Division 3A.