There were eight games in Connacht and Ulster this Wednesday evening as the GAA’s pre-season competitions begin to take shape.
After having both games frozen off on Sunday, Connacht’s FBD Insurance League returned with two games with provincial champions Roscommon coming out on top against Sligo while Mayo and Leitrim played out a keenly contested draw.
In Ulster, Tyrone brushed aside Cavan, Monaghan made easy work of Queen’s University, while the students of St. Mary’s overcame Antrim and UUJ played out a draw against Armagh.
Meanwhile, it was a happy return to Ballybofe for Rory Gallagher as his Fermanagh side beat his native Donegal, who he managed up until this year. Gallagher admitted it would be a strange experience entering the away dressing room at his home county’s venue but his side showed no signs of mercy in their performance, winning out with three-points to spare.
This means that Tyrone have qualified for the semi-finals with a 100% win-rate so far, while Fermanagh join them in the last-four.
Derry and Down clashed in the late throw-in at Celtic Park with the home side coming out on top thanks to a last-minute Niall Toner goal.
Mayo do not have too long to dwell on this evening’s stalemate as they play Galway in their re-arranged fixture on Friday night.
The three McKenna Cup games that were postponed at the weekend will be played this Sunday as Armagh face Derry, Down play Ulster University and Donegal travel to Clones where they meet Monaghan.
The one hurling game scheduled for this evening was the Canon O’Brien Cup tie between Cork and UCC, however, that game was called off as a result of a waterlogged pitch in the Mardyke after heavy rain throughout the day in Cork.
Wednesday GAA results
FBD Insurance League
Roscommon 3-19 Sligo 2-10
Mayo 0-13 Leitrim 1-10
Dr McKenna Cup
Cavan 0-07 Tyrone 2-22
Antrim 0-15 St Mary’s 4-08
Armagh 0-12 UUJ 1-09
Monaghan 2-13 Queen’s University 0-07
Donegal 1-10 Fermanagh 1-13
Derry 1-14 Down 2-10