Saturday sport: Donegal take home win over Tyrone, Dublin top Division 1B

Saturday Sport: Donegal Take Home Win Over Tyrone, Dublin Top Division 1B
Tyrone were bested by Donegal in Division 1 of the National Football League. Photo: INPHO
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Updated: 9.20pm


All-Ireland champions Tyrone have taken a knock to Donegal, with the visitors suffering a 2-10 to 0-12 defeat in Ballybofey.


Despite Tyrone leading for much of the first half, a vital goal before the break from Conor O'Donnell pulled the sides even before Donegal stretched their legs in the second half, taking another goal and six points to Tyrone's five.

Earlier in Division 2, Galway beat Cork by 3-22 to 2-17 while Roscommon were 1-18 to 0-10 winners over Down and Offaly and Meath played out a 1-10 apiece draw in Tullamore.


Dublin have moved the top of Division 1B of the Allianz Hurling League after defeating Tipperary 2-16 to 0-21 at Semple Stadium.



There were wins for Galway, Kilkenny, Dublin and Cork in Division 1 of the Littlewoods Ireland Camogie League earlier.

Galway enjoyed a 4-17 to 0-8 win over Down, while Kilkenny beat Clare by 1-8 to 0-10 in Ennis.

Dublin were 1-12 to 0-2 winners against Offaly and at Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork beat Limerick by 5-17 0-6.



Next season's All-Ireland Football Championship will be played on a round-robin format.

Delegates today approved a new system, with almost 95 per cent voting in favour of the proposal at the GAA Congress in Mayo.

Under the new format, the eight provincial finalists and the next-best eight teams based on league standings will compete for Sam Maguire.


The 16 teams who don't qualify for the All-Ireland Championship will participate in the Tailteann Cup, with both competitions to include four groups of four teams.


Meanwhile, just short of 90 per cent of delegates voted to prioritise integration with the LGFA and the Camogie Association.


Manchester City's lead at the top of the Premier League is now six points after Phil Foden's late goal earned Pep Guardiola's side a 1-0 win over Everton at Goodison Park.

Earlier, Christian Eriksen made his return to football, eight months on from suffering a cardiac arrest during a match at Euro 2020.

The Denmark international was a second half substitute in Brentford's 2-0 loss to Newcastle.

Elsewhere, it finished goalless between Manchester United and Watford, while Burnley and Crystal Palace played out a 1-1 draw and Aston Villa beat Brighton 2-0 at the Amex Stadium.

In the lunchtime kick-off, Republic of Ireland international Matt Doherty was on target for Tottenham in a 4-0 win over Leeds.


Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has handed stewardship of the Premier League club to trustees of its charitable foundation.

It is understood he will no longer be involved on a day-to-day basis, but will not walk away from Stamford Bridge.

The Russian billionaire is believed to be stepping back to safeguard Chelsea's reputation, following Russia's invasion of Ukraine.


England have secured their second successive win in the Six Nations after they withstood a late Wales fightback to win by 23-19 at Twickenham.

Meanwhile, France stayed on course for the Grand Slam after defeating Scotland 36-17, securing a bonus point in Murrayfield earlier.


Second half tries from Tom Daly and Pete Sullivan have helped Connacht beat the Stormers in the United Rugby Championship.

The westerners won by 19-17 in Galway.


Ireland have secured two gold medals at the Strandja International Tournament in Sofia.

Aoife O'Rourke defeated her Panamanian opponent, Atheyna Bylon, by unanimous decision in the middleweight final.

It followed success for Olympic Champion Kellie Harrington in the lightweight division earlier.


Shane Lowry has moved to five-under-par on day three of the PGA Tour's Honda Classic.

The Offaly man is two-under for the day through 11 holes in Florida.

Daniel Berger is the leader on 11-under.


Any Second Now took the honours in the Grade Three Bobbyjo Chase at Fairyhouse this afternoon.

Mark Walsh was on board to guide the 10-year-old to victory.

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