GAA weekend round-up: Mayo beat Leitrim after penalties
Last Updated: 06/01/19 4:47pm
Catch up with all the results as the GAA's intercounty pre-season competitions continued over the weekend.
James Horan's second coming as Mayo football manager got off to a winning start, as they overcame Leitrim, but it was not all so straightforward. The four-time All-Ireland finalists this decade were unable to triumph in 70 minutes, as it finished 2-13 apiece at full-time.
The game went to penalties after the 70 minutes, with Mayo winning through to face Galway in the semi-final.
Cork and Clare ran out convincing winners over Limerick and Waterford respectively. The Rebels and Banner progress to face off in the decider, as Kerry and Tipperary are not taking part in the competition.
Dr McKenna Cup
A clinical Donegal side beat Down 1-17 to 0-10 in Newry, while Cavan defeated Queen's University 0-17 to 0-03.
Monaghan were held in Clones by St Mary's as it finished 1-14 to 0-17. Armagh were too strong for Antrim, winning 2-21 to 1-10.
Derry edged Fermanagh at Brewster Park, as Tyrone inflicted a 2-14 to 1-09 defeat on University of Ulster.
Meath set up an O'Byrne Cup semi-final against Dublin with a 1-20 to 1-13 win over Wexford on Saturday. Longford also reached the final four, after a 1-16 to 1-16 draw with Louth.
Westmeath were the final team to qualify for the semi-finals, as they defeated Kildare to edge the Lilywhites for the top spot in Group 1.
Laois defeated Wicklow 2-11 to 2-10, as Carlow beat Offaly 3-12 to 2-14 as the four sides ended their pre-season campaigns.
Mattie Kenny's Dublin side saw off a strong challenge from Eddie Brennan's Laois in O'Moore Park on Sunday, as the Sky Blues made it three from three with a 1-18 to 1-16 win to set up a semi-final with Galway.
Carlow finished their Walsh Cup run on a high, beating Offaly 2-18 to 0-18 at Netwatch Cullen Park.
Munster Senior Hurling League
Tipperary and Clare are through to the final of the Munster Senior Hurling League. The Premier were too strong for Kerry in Nenagh, winning 4-20 to 1-14.
The Banner withstood a late Deise fightback at Fraher Field, winning out 2-20 to 3-16.