GAA – Donegal win but Tyrone and Derry now in relegation battle

NFL Division Two
Tipperary 2-5 Donegal 1-9

After two defeats in Division Two Donegal got back to winning ways on Saturday Night at Semple Stadium but it was far from convincing. Glenswilly’s Michael Murphy scored seven points for Donegal and a goal from Stephen Griffin had John Joe Doherty’s side ahead 1-9 to 1-3. Late points and a Robbie Costello goal brought Tipperary close but not close enough as Donegal snatched the win by a single point.
Donegal Manager John Joe Doherty speaking with Charlie Collins.[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/JOHNJOE-210310.mp3[/podcast]

NFL Division One
Galway 1-15  Tyrone 0-14
Monaghan 1-16 Derry 0-12

Its Tyrone and Derry who fill the bottom two places in Division One after five games with two points. Both sides to date have taken just one win in the league. Joe Kernan’s Galway took a precious win at home against Mickey Harte’s Tyrone. It was an early first half goal from Matthew Clancy which proved to be the crucial score in their four point win.
Derry suffered their fourth straight defeat at the hands of Monaghan. The home side were rampant in the first half leading 1-10 to 0-04 at the break. The gap proved too much for Derry in the second half. Conor Mc Manus scored ten points to help Monaghan to their second win in three games.