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Tommy Walsh with Darren Hughes Kerry's Tommy Walsh with Darren Hughes of Monaghan. Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Allianz Football League Results

Division 1
Dublin 2-14 Roscommon 1-12
Kerry 0-17 Monaghan 0-13

Division 2
Fermanagh 0-12 Clare 0-9
Meath 1-9 Kildare 1-8

Division 3
Westmeath 3-12 Sligo 1-10

Division 4
Leitrim 1-9 London 0-6


Afternoon all and welcome along to today’s Allianz football league coverage. It’s a bit of a reduced fixture list with plenty matches on last night but here’s what’s in store:

Division 1
Roscommon v Dublin, Dr Hyde Park, 2pm
Kerry v Monaghan, Killarney, 3pm

Division 2
Meath v Kildare, Navan, 2pm
Fermanagh v Clare, Enniskillen, 2pm

Division 3
Sligo v Westmeath, Collooney, 2pm

Division 4
Leitrim v London, Carrick-on-Shannon, 1pm

It’s a potentially momentous day for Leitrim football as they chase promotion from Division 4. Just a point will do them in their game against London. They’ve made a strong start with a 1-3 to 0-3 lead approaching half-time in a game that began at 1pm, Shane Quinn grabbing the vital goal.

Here’s how the action unfolded yesterday and last night across the four divisions.

Division 1
Galway’s run of glory against Mayo continued, 1-11 to 0-12 victors in Castlebar and that win now takes them to second in the table ahead of James Horan’s side. Another victory for Tyrone as well, 1-15 to 0-9 last night against a Cavan side who are now bottom of the table.

Division 2
The Cork footballers got a major boost when they defeated Tipperary 1-12 to 0-12 in Thurles, their first success of the league coming in a game where Ruairi Deane netted. Donegal ran out narrow victors by 1-9 o 0-11 against Armagh.

Division 3
Carlow defeated Louth 1-10 to 0-12, Laois saw off Longford by 0-14 to 0-12 and it finished 2-12 to 0-10 in favour of Down at home to Offaly.

Division 4
Derry sealed promotion after seeing off Limerick by 0-13 to 1-5 while Waterford defeated Antrim 1-9 to 1-8 and Wexford ran out 0-12 to 0-9 victors over Wicklow.

We’re closing in on throw-in for the main football league matches today with our focus mainly on Dublin against Roscommon game along with the meeting of Meath and Kildare, which will have a major say in the Division 2 promotion race.

Kildare 1-3 Meath 0-1
Massive early boost for Kildare as they go five clear thanks to McCormack’s score in Navan.

Dublin 0-1 Roscommon 0-1
Points traded early on by Dublin’s Niall Scully and Roscommon’s Conor Cox.

Dublin 0-3 Roscommon 0-2
Donie Smith pulls a point back for Roscommon.

Fermanagh 0-2 Clare 0-1
Kieran Malone gets Clare off the mark but the home side on top so far.

Kildare 1-5 Meath 0-3
McCormack and Keith Cribbin on target for the Lilywhites and they go five clear.

Dublin 1-5 Roscommon 0-3
Midway through the first half and Dublin make a decisive burst. Dean Rock is crowded out by the Roscommon defence but the ball breaks loose to O’Callaghan who smashes home his shot from close range.

The latest down the divisions:

  • Division 3 - 0-4 apiece between Sligo and Westmeath.
  • Division 4 - Leitrim are winning 1-7 to 0-5 against London with 60 minutes gone as they close in on promotion.

Dublin 1-5 Roscommon 0-5
Roscommon hanging in there with points from Niall Kilroy and Conor Cox to cut the gap to three.

Kildare 1-6 Meath 0-5
A Tommy Moolick point leaves Kildare four to the good.

Clare 0-5 Fermanagh 0-4
David Tubridy edges Clare ahead in Brewster Park against a Fermanagh side currently top of the table in Division 2.

Dublin 1-9 Roscommon 1-6
A big boost for the home team. A long delivery was pumped in and when it broke to Cathal Cregg, he banged in a shot with his left. Dublin respond with a point from Paddy Andrews.



Division 1
Dublin 1-9 Roscommon 1-9

Division 3
Westmeath 0-9 Sligo 0-7

An Enda Smith point brings Roscommon level at the break against the champions Dublin, that’s a good revival by the home side.

So far so good for Kildare, Fermanagh and Westmeath as they all chase respective wins that will fuel their promotion charges.

And what a day for the Leitrim footballers, they’ve clinched promotion from Division 4 and will have a final against Derry to look forward to on 30 March.

Roscommon 1-11 Dublin 1-9
Second-half under way and Roscommon off to flying start with early points from David Murray and Conor Cox.

Kerry and Monaghan commences at 3pm, three late changes to Malachy O’Rourke’s side with Colm Lennon, Vinny Corey and Conor McCarthy coming in for Dessie Mone, Barry Kerr and Jack McCarron.

Kildare 1-7 Meath 0-7
Meath have cut the deficit to three in Páirc Tailteann.

Kildare 1-8 Meath 0-7
Neil Flynn stretches Kildare’s advantage to four with a pointed free.

Roscommon 1-11 Dublin 1-10
47 minutes on the clock in Dr Hyde Park and the home side still in front.

Division 3: Westmeath in front 1-11 to 0-9 midway through the second half against Sligo with John Heslin having grabbed their goal.

Dublin 2-10 Roscommon 1-11
A messy, scrambled effort but they all count. Rock pokes home a left-footed finish after Con O’Callaghan made a surge initially for Dublin and the ball broke to the Ballymun Kickhams man.

Fermanagh 0-9 Clare 0-7
Two-point advantage for the home team with 15 minutes of normal time remaining. 

Kerry 0-2 Monaghan 0-2
Tight in the early exchanges in Killarney.

Westmeath 2-11 Sligo 0-10
Away side on track to land the points as Ger Egan slots a penalty for their second goal of the game. 

Monaghan 0-4 Kerry 0-2
Stephen O’Hanlon doubles Monaghan’s advantage.

Dublin 2-11 Roscommon 1-11
Three in it with about a quarter of an hour to go in Dr Hyde Park.

Kildare 1-8 Meath 0-9
Five to go and Meath have clawed the deficit back to two. Kildare have only scored a single point in the second half. Can the Royals stage a revival?

Fermanagh 0-11 Clare 0-7
Four in it now in Brewster Park. If it stays like that, Fermanagh will received a huge boost in their promotion bid and plunge Clare into relegation trouble.

Kildare 1-8 Meath 0-9
Into injury-time in Navan and the Lilywhites are two to the good.

Monaghan 0-7 Kerry 0-4
A Conor McManus pointed free leaves Monaghan three ahead after 17 minutes.

Meath 1-9 Kildare 1-8
What a time for Meath to hit the front! A converted penalty by Dardis sees a green flag raised and the home team go ahead.

Dublin 2-14 Roscommon 1-11
Roscommon will finish this game with 14 men as they trail by six with three minutes of normal time left.

Latest Scores:
Monaghan 0-8 Kerry 0-7
Fermanagh 0-12 Clare 0-9
Dublin 2-14 Roscommon 1-12

So a good day for Leitrim, Westmeath, Fermanagh, Meath and Dublin. Last game of the day football wise is in Killarney between Kerry and Monaghan.

We’ll be following the second-half action from Killarney, the game that will wrap up today’s football league action.

Second-half action underway in Fitzgerald Stadium in the last Division 1 tie of the weekend. A win for Kerry will push them to ten points, four clear of the chasing pack and within touching distance of a league final spot. For Monaghan there’s worries at the other end of the table as they stand in seventh spot but Roscommon’s loss earlier today is a boost to them in that respect.

Monaghan 0-9 Kerry 0-9
Sean O’Shea and Tommy Walsh knock over points that draw Kerry level. Walsh’s effort came after a superb catch to claim a mark.

Kerry 0-10 Monaghan 0-10
Another Tommy Walsh points and Kerry are level once more. Nip and tuck in this one.

Monaghan 0-12 Kerry 0-10
Monaghan’s big names stand up with McManus and Darren Hughes raising the white flags that creates a two-point gap.

Monaghan 0-12 Kerry 0-11
Into the final quarter and a single point in it in Fitzgerald Stadium

No change in the scoreline in Killarney, Kerry have lost Jack Sherwood through injury. Ten minutes left in normal time.

Monaghan 0-12 Kerry 0-12
A scoring breakthrough as Sean O’Shea pops up with his latest important score for Kerry, converting a free.

Kerry 0-13 Monaghan 0-12
And Kerry sneak ahead, O’Shea’s Kenmare club-mate Stephen O’Brien chipping in with a point from play. 

Kerry 0-14 Monaghan 0-12
Four on the bounce now for the home side, youngster Dara Moynihan on target. They could be closing in on a fifth straight league victory.

And now Monaghan are down to 14 men after Darren Hughes has been dismissed.

Kerry 0-14 Monaghan 0-13
Colin Walshes retrieves something for Monaghan, grabbing a point and pulling them within one of Kerry.

Kerry 0-15 Monaghan 0-13
Sean O’Shea points and Kerry are ahead by two on 69 minutes. Could that be the insurance score?

Kerry 0-17 Monaghan 0-13
Daylight between the teams now. Dingle’s Tom O’Sullivan and that man O’Shea push Kerry four clear.

Another good day at the office for the Kerry footballers, they’re five from five at the top of Division 1 and well on course for a place in the league final. 

That brings our coverage to a close for the day, thanks for joining in!

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