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Allianz Football League fixtures

Division 1
Kerry v Tyrone, Fitzgerald Stadium
Mayo v Donegal, MacHale Park
Monaghan v Dublin, Clones
Roscommon v Cavan, Dr Hyde Park

Division 2
Clare v Meath, Cusack Park
Cork v Down, Pairc Ui Rinn
Fermanagh v Derry, Brewster Park
Galway v Kildare, Pearse Stadium

Division 3
Armagh v Tipperary, Athletic Grounds
Louth v Sligo, Gaelic Grounds
Offaly v Laois, O’Connor Park
Antrim v Longford, Corrigan Park

Division 4
Westmeath v London, TEG Cusack Park
Carlow v Wexford, Netwatch Cullen Park
Limerick v Wicklow, Newcastlewest

Some late changes before throw-in in Páirc Uí Rinn.

Bernard Brogan and Cian O’Sullivan don’t start for Dublin. They’ve been replaced by Conor McHugh and Ciaran Kilkenny.

Wides on both sides in the early stages in Páirc Uí Rinn, Down with three and Cork with one.

Galway 0-0 Kildare 0-1

Kildare lead early on.

Kerry 1-1 Tyrone 0-0

Michael Geaney rattles the back of the net with an early goal for the Kingdom.

Armagh 0-1 Tipperary 0-1
All square early on in the promotion shootout at the Athletic Grounds.

Cavan 0-1 Roscommon 0-1

Martin Reilly levels us up.

Down 0-1 Cork 0-0
8 mins – Superbly struck free by Jerome Johnston puts Down in front in Páirc Uí Rinn.

Fermanagh 0-1 Derry 1-0

Sean Quigley slots over a 45.

Clare 0-0 Meath 0-3

Eamonn Wallace has hit an early brace for the Royals.

Laois 0-2 Offaly 0-0

Donie Kingston swings over a free. Offaly have already lost Peter Cunningham to a black card.

Kerry 1-3 Tyrone 0-1

Barry John Keane curls over a score from play.

Galway 0-1 Kildare 0-2

Ben McCormack sends Kildare into the lead.

Cork 0-2 Down 0-1
12 mins – A brace of points from Colm O’Neill and Cork hit the front. Five wides so far for Down.

Monaghan 0-3 Dublin 0-1

Karl O’Connell and Hughes send over fine points from distance as the Farney take a two point lead.

Clare 0-1 Meath 0-6

Pauric Harnan puts Meath five ahead.

Laois 0-2 Offaly 0-2

Offaly are level in this relegation clash with their neighbours. Bernard Allen converts a free.

Kerry 1-4 Tyrone 0-1

Walsh clips one over as the Kingdom continue to dominate their Northern opponents.

Cork 0-4 Down 0-3
17 mins – Colm O’Neill has hit 0-3 so far for the home side but Down have bounced back with the last two points courtesy of Caolan Mooney from play and a free by Darragh O’Hanlon.

Mayo 0-0 Donegal 0-1

Eoghan Ban Gallagher gives Donegal the lead.


GOAL! Cillian O’Connor converts a penalty for Mayo inside the first five minutes.

Monaghan 0-4 Dublin 0-1

McCarron and Fenton trade scores.

Armagh 0-3 Tipperary 0-3
20 mins gone in the Athletic Grounds.

Monaghan 0-4 Dublin 0-4

Rock (free) and Andrews bring the champions level.

Cork 0-5 Down 0-3
21 mins – Cork two to the good, Colm O’Neill pointing off his right.


GOAL! Sean Doyle hits the net for Offaly against Laois. They lead by 1-5 to 0-3.

Mayo 1-3 Donegal 0-2

Parsons extends Mayo’s lead to four.

Cavan 0-5 Roscommon 0-5

We’re all-square after 20 minutes.

Monaghan 0-5 Dublin 0-4

McManus is fouled and McCarron sends over the free.

Armagh 0-5 Tipperary 0-3 - McGeeney’s side forge a two-point advantage.

Clare 0-6 Meath 0-8

Keelan Sexton brings the Banner to within two points.

Kerry 1-9 Tyrone 0-3

The home side are in complete control at Fitzgerald Stadium.

Galway 0-5 Kildare 0-3

Poor game so far at Pearse Stadium but Galway lead by two.

BLACK CARD! Monaghan’s Darren Hughes departs the action after 28 minutes.

Offaly 1-9 Laois 1-4

Donie Kingston’s goal brings Laois back into the game as we approach half-time.

Monaghan 0-6 Dublin 0-6

James McCarthy bursts forward and clips the ball over the bar.

Monaghan 0-7 Dublin 0-6

Jack McCarron’s free-taking is top class. Such a big plus for Monaghan this year. He converts another free as the home side retake the lead.

Cork 1-6 Down 0-4
33 mins – Lovely sidestep by Ruairi Deane takes him past goalkeeper Michael Cunningham before he finds the net for Cork. Good build-up play by Peter Kelleher and Paul Kerrigan in the build-up.

Clare 0-8 Meath 0-9

Cathal O’Connor scores for Clare to bring them within one. They’ve come back into this game very impressively.

Armagh 0-7 Tipperary 0-3
Home side four points to the good approaching half-time.

Roscommon 0-7 Cavan 0-7

Can the Rossies gain their first league win of the season?

Mayo 1-4 Donegal 0-6

Stephen Rochford’s men lead by one.


Half-time scores

Division 1
Kerry 1-12 Tyrone 0-6,
Monaghan 0-7 Dublin 0-6
Roscommon 0-8 Cavan 0-8,

Division 2
Clare 0-8 Meath 0-9
Cork 1-6 Down 0-5
Fermanagh 0-7 Derry 1-3
Galway 0-6 Kildare 0-4

Division 3
Armagh 0-7 Tipperary 0-3
Louth 1-6 Sligo 0-5
Offaly 1-9 Laois 1-7
Antrim 0-7 Longford 0-10

Some action from around the grounds…

Diarmuid Connelly before the game Source: Tommy Grealy/INPHO

Peter Crowley under pressure Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Cillian OÕConnor scores a penalty in the opening minutes Source: Tom Beary/INPHO

Aidan Walsh on at half-time for Cork for Alan O’Connor.

Diarmuid Connolly enters the fray for Dublin at half-time with their unbeaten run looking under pressure.


GOAL! Graham Guilfoyle hits the net for Offaly, who now lead Laois by 2-9 to 1-6!

Monaghan 0-7 Dublin 0-7

Connolly replaced Niall Scully at the turnaround. Ciaran Reddit drives forward and splits the posts to level us up.

Clare 0-8 Meath 0-10

Reilly stretches Meath’s lead to two.

Monaghan 0-8 Dublin 0-7

Owen Duffy curls one over from a tight angle.


GOAL! Cillian O’Sullivan drills in a three-pointer for Meath, who lead Clare by five.

Cork 1-6 Down 0-7
41 mins – Down have burst out of the traps since the break, Barry O’Hagan and Caolan Mooney both pointing.


GOAL! Kevin Meaney raises the green flag for Laois, who now trail Offaly by 2-7 to 2-10.

Armagh 0-7 Tipperary 1-4
Early second-half goal helps Tipperary draw level.

Monaghan 1-9 Dublin 0-7

McCarron drilled a finish hit past Stephen Cluxton. Jack McCaffrey has been summoned off the bench for the Dubs.

Armagh 0-10 Tipperary 1-5
Armagh have hit back since the concession of that goal to go two ahead.

Cork 1-7 Down 0-8
46 mins – Cork stem the Down tide as O’Neill pops over a free.

Kerry 1-14 Tyrone 1-6

Keane swings one over for Kerry.

Cian O’Sullivan comes in for the black-carded Connolly. Monaghan lead by 1-12 to 1-9 with 20 minutes left.

Laois 2-9 Offaly 3-11

Kingston’s free leaves five between the sides.

Armagh 0-12 Tipperary 2-5
Second Tipp goal but Armagh still ahead by a point.

Cork 1-9 Down 0-10
Jerome Johnston free cuts the gap to two for Down.

Monaghan 1-12 Dublin 1-10

Kilkenny with a classy score and just like that there’s only two between the teams.

Both Tipperary goals have come from Michael Quinlivan.

Galway 0-12 Kildare 0-8

Walsh strokes over a lovely score for the Tribesmen.

Monaghan 1-13 Dublin 1-11

Kieran Hughes and James McCarthy trade scores.

Penalty for Laois in Tullamore…

Cork 1-10 Down 0-10
60 mins – Important point for Cork by captain Paul Kerrigan.

Armagh 0-13 Tipperary 2-5
55 mins – Two points between them at the Athletic Grounds.

Galway 0-13 Kildare 0-10

Niall Kelly cuts the gap to three.

Kerry 1-17 Tyrone 1-7

Walsh sends over another score for Kerry.

Mayo 1-6 Donegal 0-13

We’re back underway for the second-half as Donegal go in search of a Division 1 league final place.

Monaghan 1-14 Dublin 1-13

Philly McMahon reduces the gap to one. At the far end Kerr kicks a wide.

Louth 1-10 Sligo 0-14

Sligo lead by one thanks to Mark Breheney’s score.

Armagh 0-14 Tipperary 2-5
A three-point lead now for Armagh.

Mayo 1-7 Donegal 0-13

Keith Higgins bombs forward and pops over for Mayo

Monaghan 1-14 Dublin 1-14

Rock’s free levels matters on 67 minutes.

4 minutes of additional time in Páirc Uí Rinn, Down with a chance to draw level.

Galway 0-14 Kildare 0-12

As it stands both these teams will be promoted.

’45 drop short from Johnston for Down. Cork still ahead 1-10 to 0-12.

Roscommon 1-13 Cavan 1-10

The Rossies are looking good.

Cork 1-10 Down 0-13
72 mins – Super Jerome Johnston free and Down draw level.

Kerry 1-19 Tyrone 2-10

Sheehan converts a free for the Kingdom.

Armagh 0-15 Tipperary 2-5
Tipperary haven’t scored since their second goal, five minutes left.

Galway 0-14 Kildare 0-13

Galway are hanging on.

Full-Time: Cork 1-10 Down 0-13

FT - Kerry 1-21 Tyrone 2-11

FT - Roscommon 1-13 Cavan 1-10

FT - Galway 0-14 Kildare 0-13

FT - Offaly 3-15 Laois 4-11

Tipperary 3-8 Armagh 0-16
Quinlivan with his third goal and Tipperary go in front!

FT – Fermanagh 0-13 Derry 2-8

Mayo 1-12 Donegal 0-13

Mayo have moved into the lead.

FT – Armagh 0-16 Tipperary 3-8

A last-second goal from Michael Quinlivan snatches promotion for the Premier.

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