Mayo came out with all two points from their Division 2 North opener against Down.

James Horan's men were comfortable winners on scoreline of 2-21 to 1-11 in stormy conditions.

The 2020 All-Ireland finalists were in the driving seat from the off and lead by 1-10 to 0-8 at halftime.

They now march on to round two of the league and a date with Westmeath next Saturday at 3pm in Mullingar.

James Horan was delighted with a lot of aspects of the Mayo performance.

Down manager Paddy Tally was disappointed with an opening loss to the league.