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Allianz Football League results

Division 1
Monaghan 0-11 Galway 1-12
Roscommon 1-10 Tyrone 1-10

Division 2
Clare 3-13 Cork 1-10
Tipperary 3-9 Donegal 0-13
Meath 2-13 Armagh 0-13

Division 3
Offaly 2-8 Louth 2-10
Laois 2-18 Sligo 2-10
Carlow 0-9 Longford 1-11

Division 4
Waterford 1-8 Derry 2-12
Wicklow 2-8 Limerick 1-6
London 2-11 Wexford 0-8
Leitrim 0-14 Antrim 1-10

After kicking off the new league campaign with a perfect start against the Dubs, Monaghan were turned over in Roscommon last Sunday.

Today, they welcome last year’s beaten league finalists Galway to Inniskeen as both sides look to close the gap on early pacesetters Kerry and Mayo.

It’s a busy day of football action with no fewer than 11 other games across the four divisions, including the meeting of Roscommon and Tyrone at Dr Hyde Park.

We’ll have all of the major updates from across the country throughout this afternoon so stay right here.

TEAM NEWS: That game in Inniskeen will be our feature match here this afternoon, and here’s how the teams will line out. Conor McManus, wearing 24, starts for the hosts.


1. Rory Beggan (Scotstown)

2. Kieran Duffy (Latton)
3. Drew Wylie (Ballybay)
4. Ryan Wylie (Ballybay)

5. Dessie Ward (Ballybay)
6. Barry Kerr (Cremartin)
7. Colin Walshe (capt, Doohamlet)

8. Darren Hughes (Scotstown)
17. Vinny Corey (Clontibret)

10. Ryan McAnespie (Emyvale)
11. Dermot Malone (Castleblaney)
12. Fintan Kelly (Clones)

13. Shane Carey (Scotstown)
14. Jack McCarron (Currin)
24. Conor McManus (Clontibret)

TEAM NEWS: And here’s how Kevin Walsh’s visitors are shaping up.


1. Ruairi Lavelle (Salthill/Knocknacarra)

2. Eoghan Kerin (Annaghdowngaa)
3. Johnny Duane (St. James’)
4. David Wynne (Moycullen)

5. Gary O’Donnell (Tuam Stars)
6. Gareth Bradshaw (Moycullen)
7. Johnny Heaney (Killannin)

8. Thomas Flynn (Stmarysgaa Athenry)
9. Ciarán Duggan (Annaghdown)

10. Shane Walsh (Kilkerrin/Clonberne)
11. Peter Cooke (Moycullen)
12. Sean Kelly (Moycullen)

13. Padraig Cunningham (Headford)
14. Cein D’Arcy (Caherlistrane)
15. Antoine Ó Laoi (Spiddal)

A late change as well for Galway — John Daly, wearing 23, starts in the full-forward position in place of Cein D’Arcy.

There is one early throw-in in Division 4 today with Waterford and Derry underway since  12.30pm. A late goal from Paul McNeill looks to have clinched that one for Derry, who lead 2-10 to 1-8 with a couple of minutes to play.

THROW IN: Cormac Reilly gets us underway between Monaghan and Galway in Inniskeen.

3 mins — Monaghan 0-1 Galway 0-0: Plenty of possession for Monaghan in the opening minutes and it eventually yields a free which Jack McCarron swings over from close range.

5 mins – Monaghan 0-1 Galway 0-0: Conor McManus sends his first effort of the game wide.

6 mins — Monaghan 0-1 Galway 0-0: Johnny Heaney follows suit with a wide of his own for Galway. The visitors have the strong breeze at their backs in this first half, which makes Rory Beggan’s kickout a tricky one. He drives it out over the sideline.

FULL TIME: In Division 4, it has finished Waterford 1-8 Derry 2-13.

9 mins — Monaghan 0-2 Galway 0-0: A Monaghan free from the left, so this time, it’s McManus who steps up to take it and he points without fuss.

7 mins — Roscommon 0-2 Tyrone 0-1: In Dr Hyde Park, a Conor Cox point has the Rossies narrowly in front early on. 

13 mins — Monaghan 0-3 Galway 0-0: Monaghan definitely having the better of the early exchanges here and again, a free gives Jack McCarron the chance to stretch their lead. Still waiting for our first score from play.

14 mins — Monaghan 0-3 Galway 0-0: CHANCE FOR GALWAY! Padraig Cunningham was through on goal but he’s under severe pressure from Drew Wylie and the diving Colin Walshe and, off balance, he skews his shot wide. Referee Cormac Reilly says there was no foul there.

16 mins — Monaghan 0-3 Galway 0-0: With the wind at his back, Peter Cooke tries his luck with a long-range free but it drops short for Rory Beggan to deal with comfortably.

17 mins — Monaghan 0-3 Galway 0-0: GREAT SAVE! Dessie Ward has the chance of the game so far but it’s met with a great save by Ruairi Lavelle. Ward was in behind, one-on-one, but his shot was too close to the Galway keeper who got his right hand down to turn it behind for a 45. Rory Beggan drags that chance wide but that will be a wake-up call for Galway who have really failed to fire so far.

20 mins — Monaghan 0-3 Galway 0-1: Johnny Duane gets Galway’s first score of the day after 20 minutes.

At Cusack Park in Ennis, Clare got off to a blistering start with two unanswered goals in the first five minutes but Cork have since chipped away at that to leave it Clare 2-1 Cork 0-3.

There’s little to choose between them in Semple Stadium where it’s Tipperary 1-3 Donegal 0-7.

And in Navan, a penalty has Meath seven points to the good against Armagh early on – Meath 1-5 Armagh 0-1

27 mins — Monaghan 0-3 Galway 0-1: Back in Inniskeen, Dessie Ward does all of the hard work but Ryan McAnespie pulls his shot badly left and wide. Monaghan still two points up in what’s been a drab enough contest so far.

28 mins — Monaghan 0-4 Galway 0-2: Sloppy stuff from Galway as they try to play the ball out from the back but play it straight to Vinny Corey, who curls a point over the bar. Shane Walsh responds immediately at the other end to keep the margin at two points.

30 mins — Monaghan 0-4 Galway 0-2: SAVE BY BEGGAN! Great block by Rory Beggan who was out on top of Shane Walsh and made himself big before the Galway forward could take full advantage of his goal chance.

31 mins — Monaghan 0-4 Galway 0-3: Walsh shrugs off Drew Wylie and leaves him on the deck before pointing to bring Galway back to within a point. Galway have been second best for most of this first half but Walsh has come to life in the last few minutes to really keep them in it.

30 mins — Roscommon 0-8 Tyrone 0-3: In Dr Hyde Park, Roscommon have stretched into a lead against Tyrone, Donie Smith’s point the most recent which leaves five between the teams as we approach the break.

34 mins — Monaghan 0-4 Galway 0-3: What a let-off for Monaghan! David Wynne has the goal at his mercy, with Monaghan’s defenders backing off, but the Galway corner-back goes for power rather than precision to beat Beggan and ends up skewing his shot badly high and wide. That’s a bad miss.

35 mins — Monaghan 0-5 Galway 0-3: Darren Hughes is picked out in acres of space and he steadies himself and points.

The latest from those three games in Division 2 as we approach the break:

  • Clare 2-6 Cork 0-6
  • Tipperary 1-4 Donegal 0-10
  • Meath 1-8 Armagh 0-3

35+1 mins — Monaghan 0-5 Galway 0-4: Two additional minutes to be played and Shane Walsh sticks over a free to leave the gap at the minimum.

HALF TIME: Monaghan 0-5 Galway 0-4


  • Clare 2-6 Cork 0-6
  • Tipperary 1-4 Donegal 0-10
  • Meath 1-9 Armagh 0-3

HALF TIME: Roscommon 0-10 Tyrone 0-4

Peter Harte kicks the final score of the half for the visitors but it has been largely Roscommon’s game in the opening 35 at Dr Hyde Park.

Sean Cavanagh has his say on the first half at Dr Hyde Park:

Roscommon dominant in 1st half. Tyrone very cautious playing against a stiff breeze; MUST open up quickly or game could be gone. Confidence levels low.

37 mins — Monaghan 0-6 Galway 0-5: Two scores in the first 70 seconds as both sides burst out of the dressing room and into life. First, Antoine Ó Laoi buys himself a yard of space and points on the turn. At the other end, Conor McManus shows some brilliant fielding skills to claim a high ball ahead of Eoghan Kerin and then points.

39 mins — Monaghan 0-6 Galway 0-6: Big hit from Drew Wylie on Antoine O’Laoi and it gives Galway a free which Walsh points. All square.

41 mins — Monaghan 0-6 Galway 0-6: Shane Walsh has a chance to put Galway into the lead for the first time this afternoon but, on the run, he drops a shot onto Beggan’s crossbar and Monaghan clear.

43 mins — Galway 0-7 Monaghan 0-6: Galway lead for the first time and it’s such a simple move, with Padraig Cunningham looping outside into space and making the angle for himself before curling over under no pressure.

44 mins — Galway 0-7 Monaghan 0-6: The wide count as it stands in Inniskeen — Monaghan 5-9 Galway.

Great start to the second half in Navan by Armagh who have reeled off four unanswered points — that one is now Meath 1-9 Armagh 0-7.

In Ennis, there’s 10 minutes of the second half played and the sides have exchanged a point apiece — Clare 2-7 Cork 0-7.

48 mins — Galway 0-8 Monaghan 0-6: Advantage to Galway as Dermot Malone is penalised for reaching in to dispossess Sean Kelly; Walsh taps over the free to put Galway two up.

Another Rian O’Neill free in Navan has cut the gap to four points: Meath 1-10 Armagh 0-9.

And another one. This has been some second-half performance so far by the visitors — Meath 1-10 Armagh 0-10.

43 mins — Roscommon 1-10 Tyrone 0-6: GOAL FOR ROSCOMMON! Ultan Harney palms to the net, and the Rossies now lead by seven.

50 mins — Donegal 0-11 Tyrone 1-4: Michael Langan gets the first score of the second half in Semple Stadium; Donegal lead by four.

57 mins — Galway 0-8 Monaghan 0-7: McManus watches with relief as his free kisses the left upright and drops over the bar. One in it.

58 mins — Galway 0-9 Monaghan 0-7: But Galway restore their two-point cushion immediately through substitute Michael Daly.

60 mins — Galway 1-9 Monaghan 0-7: GOAL FOR GALWAY! It’s not the prettiest goal ever scored but it might well be enough to give Galway the two points here. Two Monaghan defenders collide as they try to deal with a kick free and the loose ball is poked towards Beggan’s goal. Johnny Heaney is the man who applies the finish, coolly slotting past Beggan as he advanced. Galway lead by five.

62 mins — Galway 1-9 Monaghan 0-8: Another McManus free cuts the gap to four with eight minutes left.

A quick rundown of how things stand across the other games in Division 1 and 2 as we enter the final 10 minutes. Some grandstand finishes in store:

  • Roscommon 1-10 Tyrone 1-7 (1-1 without reply for Tyrone, Cathal McShane with their goal)
  • Clare 2-10 Cork 0-8
  • Meath 1-11 Armagh 0-12
  • Tipperary 2-6 Donegal 0-13 (Liam McGrath with Tipp’s second goal)

66 mins — Galway 1-9 Monaghan 0-9: Five to play in this one, and a Rory Beggan free a couple of moments ago has left just the goal between the teams.

66 mins — Clare 2-11 Cork 1-8: Ian Maguire gets a goal for Cork, but David Tubridy hits back with a point. Six points up with less than four minutes of the 70 to play, you’d fancy the hosts have enough in hand here.

65 mins — Meath 1-13 Armagh 0-12: Three points without reply from Meath and they might well have done enough to see off that resurgent second-half performance from Armagh in Navan.

66 mins — Tipperary 3-7 Donegal 0-13: GOAL FOR TIPPERARY! Another one from Liam Casey has turned things on their head in Semple Stadium. Having trailed for so long, Tipp now lead by three!

70+1 mins — Galway 1-9 Monaghan 0-10: We’re into the first of five additional minutes in Inniskeen and the hosts aren’t giving up without a fight. Darren Hughes fists a point over the bar to bring Monaghan back to within two. Can they pull this one out of the fire?

70+3 mins — Galway 1-9 Monaghan 0-10: Patient build-up by Monaghan before Dermot Malone takes his chance. It’s dropping towards the crossbar and Lavelle flicks it behind for a 45.

70+4 minutes — Galway 1-9 Monaghan 0-11: The coolest man in the house, Rory Beggan effectively chips the 45 over the bar. Will Monaghan have time for one last attack and a shot at an equaliser?

70+6 mins — Galway 1-9 Monaghan 0-11: Surely that was Monaghan’s last chance? McManus backs himself but hits the shot without conviction and it drops harmlessly right and wide.

FULL TIME: Monaghan 0-11 Galway 1-9

FULL TIME: Tipperary 3-9 Donegal 0-13

FULL TIME: Meath 2-13 Armagh 0-13

FULL TIME: Clare 3-13 Cork 1-10

70 mins — Roscommon 1-10 Tyrone 1-10: All square into additional time at Dr Hyde Park. Will there be more late drama?

Chance for Tyrone to snatch it but it’s wide.

FULL TIME: Roscommon 1-10 Tyrone 1-10

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