All-Ireland qualifiers: Down lose 1-16 to 1-11 to Mayo in round two at Newry

Aidan O'Shea of Mayo attempts to shrug off the challenge of Owen McCabe
Aidan O'Shea of Mayo attempts to shrug off the challenge of Owen McCabe

Down lost 1-16 to 1-11 to Mayo in round two of the All-Ireland qualifiers at Pairc Esler in Newry on Saturday.

The Mournemen trailed by three points, 0-10 to 1-4, at half-time despite an eighth-minute Caolan Mooney goal.

The Football League Division One champions went on to win by five, aided by Conor Loftus's 41st-minute goal, and booked a place in the third round draw.

Down go out at the second round stage of the qualifiers for the second season in a row.

Mooney's early goal put Paddy Tally's men 1-1 to 0-2 ahead but despite losing Darren Coen to a black card Mayo soon hit the front and never looked back.

Loftus top-scored for Mayo with 1-4, with Lee Keegan contributing three points.

Mooney scored 1-1 and Donal O'Hare 0-3 for the hosts.

Down scorers: C Mooney 1-1, D O'Hare 0-3, C Harrison 0-2, C Quinn 0-2, J Johnston 0-1, P Havern 0-1, O McCabe 0-1.

Mayo scorers: C Loftus 1-4, L Keegan 0-3, F McDonagh 0-2, A Moran 0-2, A O'Shea 0-1, K McLaughlin 0-1, C Barrett 0-1, D O'Connor 0-1, J Johnston 0-1.

All-Ireland Football Qualifiers Round Two - Saturday
Antrim0-14Kildare1-25
Longford1-14Tyrone2-15
Derry0-12Laois1-13
Westmeath2-13Limerick1-10
Leitrim0-17Clare3-17
Monaghan1-12Armagh2-17
Down1-11Mayo1-16

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