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Kerry to face Mayo in opener - here’s the provisional 2015 football league fixture list

Here’s the fixture programme for the spring action.

Kerry will face Mayo in the opening round of the 2015 Allianz football league.
Kerry will face Mayo in the opening round of the 2015 Allianz football league.
Image: Donall Farmer/INPHO

REIGNING CHAMPIONS DUBLIN are to commence the defence of their Division 1 football league crown against Cork next year.

The Dubs have been pencilled in for a clash with Brian Cuthbert’s side on Surday February 1st.

On the same day, Kerry and Mayo will clash in a repeat of last month’s All-Ireland semi-final saga.

The provisional fixture list for the 2015 season has been released with the other opening round fixtures in Division 1 on January 31st to see Donegal play Derry while Tyrone take on Monaghan.

Here’s the proposed Division 1 fixture list – (first named side has home advantage):

Division 1
Saturday January 31st: Donegal v Derry; Tyrone v Monaghan.
Sunday February 1st: Cork v Dublin; Kerry v Mayo.
Saturday February 7th: Dublin v Donegal.
Sunday February 8th: Derry v Kerry; Mayo v Tyrone; Monaghan v Cork
Saturday February 28th: Kerry v Dublin; Tyrone v Derry.
Sunday Match 1st: Donegal v Cork; Mayo v Monaghan.
Saturday March 7th: Donegal v Monaghan; Dublin v Tyrone.
Sunday March 8th: Cork v Kerry; Derry v Mayo.
Saturday March 14th: Mayo v Dublin.
Sunday March 15th: Kerry v Donegal; Monaghan v Derry; Tyrone v Cork.
Saturday March 28th: Donegal v Tyrone; Dublin v Derry.
Sunday March 29th: Cork v Mayo; Kerry v Monaghan.
Sunday April 5th: Derry v Cork; Mayo v Donegal; Monaghan v Dublin; Tyrone v Kerry.

Source: Tommy Grealy/INPHO

In Division 2, the fixture list will commence with Galway playing Meath, Kildare facing Down, Roscommon clashing with Cavan and Westmeath meeting Laois.

Division 2
Sunday February 1st: Galway v Meath; Kildare v Down; Roscommon v Cavan; Westmeath v Laois.
Saturday February 7th: Down v Roscommon; Laois v Cavan; Meath v Kildare.
Sunday February 8th: Westmeath v Galway.
Saturday February 28th: Cavan v Down.
Sunday March 1st: Galway v Laois; Kildare v Westmeath; Roscommon v Meath.
Saturday March 7th: Cavan v Kildare; Meath v Westmeath.
Sunday March 8th: Down v Galway; Laois v Roscommon.
Saturday March 14th: Meath v Laois.
Sunday March 15th:  Galway v Cavan; Kildare v Roscommon; Westmeath v Down.
Saturday March 28th: Cavan v Westmeath; Down v Meath; Laois v Kildare.
Sunday March 29th: Roscommon v Galway.
Sunday April 5th: Down v Laois; Galway v Kildare; Meath v Cavan; Westmeath v Roscommon.

Kieran McGeeney Armagh boss Kieran McGeeney. Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

In Division 3, the opening games will be Armagh against Tipperary and Fermanagh taking on Louth.

Division 3
Saturday January 31st: Armagh v Tipperary; Fermanagh v Louth.
Sunday February 1st: Clare v Wexford; Limerick v Sligo.
Saturday February 7th: Tipperary v Limerick
Sunday February 8th: Louth v Clare; Sligo v Fermanagh; Wexford v Armagh.
Sunday March 1st: Clare v Sligo; Fermanagh v Tipperary; Limerick v Armagh; Louth v Wexford.
Saturday March 7th: Armagh v Fermanagh; Tipperary v Clare.
Sunday March 8th: Sligo v Louth; Wexford v Limerick.
Sunday March 15th: Clare v Armagh; Fermanagh v Limerick; Louth v Tipperary; Sligo v Wexford.
Saturday March 28th: Armagh v Louth; Limerick v Clare.
Sunday March 29th: Tipperary v Sligo; Wexford v Fermanagh.
Sunday April 5th: Clare v Fermanagh; Louth v Limerick; Sligo v Armagh; Tipperary v Wexford.

Source: Lorraine O'Sullivan/INPHO

The Division 4 provisional fixtures list has also been revealed.

Saturday January 31st: Waterford v Wicklow.
Sunday February 1st: London v Offaly; Leitrim v Longford; Antrim v Carlow.
Sunday February 8th: Longford v Antrim; Offaly v Waterford; Carlow v London; Wicklow v Leitrim.
Saturday February 28th: Waterford v Carlow
Sunday March 1st: London v Longford; Wicklow v Offaly; Leitrim v Antrim.
Sunday March 8th: Longford v Waterford; Carlow v Wicklow; Offaly v Leitrim; Antrim v London.
Sunday March 15th: Offaly v Carlow; Leitrim v London; Waterford v Antrim; Wicklow v Longford.
Sunday March 29th: London v Waterford; Carlow v Leitrim; Antrim v Wicklow; Longford v Offaly.
Sunday April 5th: Leitrim v Waterford; Offaly v Antrim; Wicklow v London; Carlow v Longford.

-Originally published September 18

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