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Dublin: 10°C Friday 16 April 2021


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Division 1
Galway 0-13 Dublin 0-13
Tyrone 2-14 Mayo 0-8
Monaghan 1-16 Donegal 1-10

Division 2
Roscommon 0-15 Cavan 0-13

Division 3
Derry 2-20 Wexford 3-8
Longford 1-16 Westmeath 1-12
Fermanagh 0-7 Armagh 0-7

Division 4
Carlow 1-12 Antrim 0-12


Afternoon all and welcome along to the St Patrick’s weekend coverage on a day when the Allianz football league schedule has again been hampered hugely by the weather.

Snow around the country has resulted in the following postponements in the football league:

Division 2
Down v Tipperary
Louth v Meath

Division 3
Offaly v Sligo

Division 4
Waterford v Leitrim
Wicklow v Limerick

All of those matches with the exception of the Down v Tipperary game will be played tomorrow weather permitting. The hurling calendar has also been impacted with all four league quarter-finals postponed but the clash of Cork and Waterford in the relegation play-off does go ahead and we’ll have live coverage of that later on The42.

So our focus is on football and what does that leave us with?

Well there’s already two games under way that started at 1pm. In Division 4 it’s 0-3 apiece after 17 minutes between Carlow and Antrim in Belfast. Big match there in the context of the promotion race from the bottom tier.

And in Division 3 it’s Derry in front 1-6 to 0-3 against Wexford in Celtic Park in a key match in the battle to beat the drop.

Some pitches are ready for the football action around the country today.

Division 4
It’s 0-6 to 0-4 at the break to Carlow against Antrim. Victory would clinch promotion for Carlow.

Division 3
Derry in front 2-8 to 0-7 at the interval against Wexford in Celtic Park. Defeat will see Wexford relegated.

The games are on around the country.

Ten minute delay to throw-in at Pearse Stadium.

Mayo 0-1 Tyrone 0-1
Early points traded between Tyrone’s Mattie Donnelly and Mayo’s Tom Parsons.

Division 3
Fermanagh ahead 0-2 to 0-0 against Armagh with Seamus Quigley striking over their latest point.

Cavan 0-2 Roscommon 0-1
Martin Reilly nudges Cavan ahead after four minutes.

Division 4
A pointed free from Darragh Foley puts Carlow ahead by three against Antrim, 0-8 to 0-5 after 47 minutes.

Division 3
Another important clash in the promotion race with Westmeath in front of Longford by 0-4 to 0-0, John Egan hitting their latest point.

Cavan 0-3 Roscommon 0-1
A Caoimhin O’Reilly pointed free sends Cavan clear by two.

Tyrone 0-2 Mayo 0-1
A Connor McAliskey converted free pushes Tyrone in front. Mayo have lost Cillian O’Connor through injury.

Conor Loftus is on for Mayo.

No Stephen Cluxton in the Dublin team, a rare start for Evan Comerford.

Dublin 0-1 Galway 0-0
Ciaran Kilkenny notches the first point of the game for Dublin.

Donegal 0-1 Monaghan 0-1
Both Michael Murphy and Conor McManus on target in Clones. 13 minutes gone.

Cavan 0-5 Roscommon 0-1
Victory today would see Cavan promoted and they’re off to a flying start.

Monaghan 0-2 Donegal 0-1
A Rory Beggan pointed free nudges Monaghan in front.

Division 4
Antrim reduced to 14 men in Belfast, Carlow in the ascendancy.

Tyrone 0-5 Mayo 0-1
Donnelly with the latest score from play to send Tyrone four clear.

Division 4
Stephen Beatty was the player dismissed for Antrim, Carlow in front 0-9 to 0-8 after 56 minutes.

Dublin 0-2 Galway 0-0
Dean Rock flights over a free and Dublin are two points to the good.

Dublin 0-2 Galway 0-2
Barry McHugh’s pointed free gets Galway off the mark and Adrian Varley follows it up with a score.

Division 4
Carlow gone five points clear of Antrim, 1-10 to 0-8, with a goal from Darragh Foley and a point from Paul Broderick.

Galway 0-3 Dublin 0-2
A lot of joy for Galway out of Dublin’s kickouts and McHugh puts them ahead with a pointed ’45.

Tyrone lose Hugh Pat McGeary to injury, still ahead 0-5 to 0-1 against Mayo.

Jim Gavin Dublin manager Jim Gavin.

Cathal McShane and Aidan O'Shea Tyrone's Cathal McShane and Mayo's Aidan O'Shea.

Drew Wylie with  Ryan McHugh Monaghan's Drew Wylie with Donegal's Michael Murphy. Source: John McVitty/INPHO

Galway 0-5 Dublin 0-2
Three-point advantage for a Galway team backed by a strong wind. Shane Walsh and Peter Cooke with the latest scores.

Monaghan 0-5 Donegal 0-2
A Rory Beggan free puts Monaghan ahead by three.

Tyrone 0-7 Mayo 0-1
Mickey Harte’s side are surging ahead in Castlebar, six to the good now.

Galway 0-5 Dublin 0-3
Paddy Andrews cuts Galway’s lead to two points.

Cavan 0-5 Roscommon 0-3
Feragl Lennon’s point leaves home side Roscommon two adrift.

Monaghan 0-7 Donegal 0-2
Conor McManus with a pair of fine points and the home side are five up in Clones.

Galway 0-6 Dublin 0-3
A foul on Sean Armstrong with McHugh capitalising for another point for Galway.

Division 4
Carlow in front 1-12 to 0-10 against Antrim, Eoghan Ruth with the latest point. They’re closing in on promotion.

Monaghan 0-7 Donegal 1-4
And Declan Bonner’s side draw level with Brennan netting.

Cavan 0-6 Roscommon 0-5
Diarmuid Murtagh’s point from play leaves a single score between the teams.


Black card for Tyrone’s Colm Cavanagh in Castlebar and a red card for Mayo’s Colm Boyle after he was shown a second yellow.

Galway 0-7 Dublin 0-3
Four points between the teams now, Barry McHugh slotting it over again.

Division 4
Carlow closing in on promotion from the first time in 33 years, ahead 1-12 to 0-12 against Antrim entering injury-time.

Division 3
Ger Egan goal for Westmeath in a big game in this division as they are in front 1-7 to 0-8 against Longford.

Tyrone 0-8 Mayo 0-1
Lee Brennan knocks over Tyrone’s latest point from a close-range free.

Roscommon 0-6 Cavan 0-6
Murtagh ties the game with a Roscommon point.

Sean Andy O'Ceallaigh and David Wynne tackle James McCarthy Galway's Sean Andy O'Ceallaigh and David Wynne tackle James McCarthy of Dublin. Source: Lorraine O'Sullivan/INPHO


Carlow promoted from Division 4 of the Allianz football league for the first time in 33 years!

Galway 0-8 Dublin 0-3
Gary O’Donnell with the latest Galway point.

Galway 0-8 Dublin 0-4
Ciaran Kilkenny’s point cuts the deficit to four.

Tyrone 0-8 Mayo 0-3
A five-point advantage now for Tyrone, Conor Loftus with a Mayo score there.

Galway 0-10 Dublin 0-4
Points for Galway from Barry McHugh and Peter Cooke.

Promotion for the Carlow footballers from Division 4 and relegation for Wexford from Division 3 the main outcomes so far this afternoon.

Monaghan 1-10 Donegal 1-5
A five-point lead for Monaghan early in the second half.

Roscommon 0-9 Cavan 0-7
Two-point advantage for Roscommon, Caoimhin Reilly converting a free for Cavan to cut the gap to two.

Monaghan 1-12 Donegal 1-6
The home side are now six points to the good, Conor McManus clipping over a free.

Second-half action under way now in the various games. Brian Fenton is on for Dublin.

Tyrone 1-9 Mayo 0-4
A point from Declan McClure sends Tyrone ahead by eight.

Cavan 0-11 Roscommon 0-9
Cavan have countered well and are ahead 13 minutes into the second half.

Monaghan 1-14 Donegal 1-8
Rory Beggan’s free puts Monaghan six clear.

Galway 0-10 Dublin 0-6
Dean Rock slips the ball over the bar from a free. Eamonn Brannigan on for Galway for Adrian Varley.

Galway 0-10 Dublin 0-7
Ciaran Kilkenny trims Dublin’s lead to three.

Division 3
Fermanagh in front of Armagh 0-7 to 0-5, Longford ahead of Westmeath 0-14 to 1-10.

Cavan 0-12 Roscommon 0-10
Raymond Galligan’s point puts Cavan two clear.

Black card for Dublin forward Dean Rock.

Damien Comer and Johnny Heaney on for Galway, Conor McHugh on for Dublin.

Division 3
Now 0-7 apiece in Enniskillen between Armagh and Fermanagh.

Cavan 0-12 Roscommon 0-12
All square with nine minutes left, Conor Daly gone for Roscommon after receiving a black card.

Galway 0-10 Dublin 0-8
Johnny Cooper points and Dublin are now only two adrift.

Galway 0-10 Dublin 0-9
Paddy Small taps over a free and now just the minimum separating the teams.

Roscommon 0-13 Cavan 0-13
A Ciaran Murtagh free ties the teams in Dr Hyde Park.

Galway 0-11 Dublin 0-9
Vital point for Galway from Damien Comer, their first score of the second half.

Tyrone 1-14 Mayo 0-6
Lee Brennan clipping over a point for Tyrone, they’re dominating Mayo today.

Roscommon 0-14 Cavan 0-13
Crucial advantage for Roscommon entering the finale.

Monaghan 1-15 Donegal 1-10
A Conor McManus free sends Monaghan five clear.

Galway 0-12 Dublin 0-9
And now Galway go three clear thanks to Johnny Heaney.

Roscommon 0-15 Cavan 0-13
Ciaran Murtagh’s free puts Roscommon two clear.

Goal for Conall McCann for Tyrone!

Tyrone 2-14 Mayo 0-7
Now 13 points separating the teams, big win for Tyrone on the cards in Omagh.

Galway 0-12 Dublin 0-10
Conor McHugh taps over a close-range free for Dublin.

Result: Roscommon 0-15 Cavan 0-13

That’s a big win for Roscommon in the promotion race from the second tier.

Conor Loftus misses a penalty for Mayo, it’s been a bad day for the home side.

Galway 0-12 Dublin 0-11
Galway cough up a free for over-carrying and Cormac Costello points it, Dublin fighting on to the finish.

Free in for Dublin after Damien Comer gave away possession.

Dublin 0-13 Galway 0-12
And Cormac Costello points the free to nudge Dublin in front.

Black card for Galway’s Sean Andy Ó Ceallaigh.

Galway 0-13 Dublin 0-13
Heaney levels it for Galway!

Confirmed now that Galway will face Dublin in the Division 1 football league final.

At the bottom of Division 1, Kildare are relegated with Mayo or Donegal, who meet next weekend, to join them. A draw would do Mayo.

In Division 2, Roscommon have taken a big step towards promotion, setback for Cavan and Tipperary still in good position as they’ve two games left.

Armagh have clinched promotion from Division 3 with today’s draw, it’ll be the winners of Longford v Fermanagh next Sunday who will also go up. Wexford have been relegated.

So that’s all from us after a hectic day of action in the football league. Thanks for joining our coverage.

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Fintan O'Toole


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