There's no joy for top flight Ulster girls as trio lose
Points proved elusive for Ulster sides in the LIDL National League Division One exchanges yesterday.
All three Ulster representatives were met with defeat in the top grade as Armagh, Tyrone and Monaghan were denied by Galway, Dublin and Cork respectively.
Galway were visitors to The Athletic Grounds as the Orchard girls endeavoured to bounce back from their first defeat in the top flight against Mayo seven days before. The hosts put in a decent shift but Galway emerged victorious by 1-19 to 3-7.
Tyrone again fielded a youthful team as they welcomed Dublin to Drumragh, the guests maintaining their good form to run out convincing victors.
Monaghan made the trek to take on Cork but the Leeside ladies found their form in striking fashion to carve out an impressive 5-17 to 1-3 victory.
Cora Courtney scored the Monaghan goal and points came courtesy of Ciara McAnespie, Therese Scott and Ellen McCarron. The away side were chasing the game early doors, though, as Ciara O'Sullivan, Orla Finn, Rena Buckley and Briege Corkery got among a steady string of scores for Cork.
In Division Two, Donegal got the better of Clare and Cavan thwarted Laois but Down were beaten comfortably by Tipperary in Division Three.
There was little joy for Derry in their Division Four encounter with Wicklow but Antrim recorded a success at home to Louth, winning 1-11 to 2-3 and boosting their position in the table.