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Monaghan turn on the style in second half rout

There were fluctuating fortunes for Ulster teams in round two of the ladies league yesterday.

Monaghan faced Laois in Inniskeen, the hosts establishing a three-point interval lead before finding their stride better during the second half to run out ready winners by 2-19 to 1-9.

This was Monaghan's first foray into the Division One programme and manager John Morrison will take encouragement from the win.

Armagh recorded a slender success away to Tipperary in Division Three, Wicklow and Antrim serving up plenty of scores in their Division Four encounter that went the way of the visitors.

Donegal gave Cork plenty to think about as the All-Ireland holders came to Castlefin but the Munster girls still returned home with both points(3-13 to 2-10).

Tyrone took on Mayo at Garvaghey as the Red Hand girls endeavoured to bounce back from last week's defeat to Kerry.

Meeting Mayo, though, represented a tough test at home for this transitional Tyrone team and so it proved as the Connacht girls posted a 5-17 to 0-4 victory.

Down came out on the wrong side of the scoreboard from their trip to Galway and Cavan went down on their travels too at the hands of Meath.

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