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Allianz Football League results

Division 1
Kerry 1-18 Dublin 2-14
Mayo 1-13 Cavan 0-11

Division 2
Fermanagh 0-8 Kildare 0-6

Division 3
Down 0-10 Westmeath 0-9


Evening all and welcome to the third round of Allianz Football League action. The big game tonight takes place in Tralee where Kerry clash with Dublin, while elsewhere in Division 1 Mayo host Cavan in Castlebar.

We’ll also be keeping an eye on the Division 2 encounter between Fermanagh and Kildare, plus the Division 3 meeting of Down and Westmeath.

Here’s how Kerry and Dublin are named to start:


1. Shane Ryan (Rathmore)

2. Peter Crowley (Laune Rangers)
3. Jack Sherwood (Firies)
4. Brian Ó Beaglaíoch (An Ghaeltacht)

5. Tadhg Morley (Templenoe)
6. Paul Murphy (Rathmore)
7. Tom O’Sullivan (Dingle)

8. Jack Barry (Na Gaeil)
9. Adrian Spillane (Templenoe)

10. Diarmuid O’Connor (Na Gaeil)
11. Sean O’Shea (Kenmare)
12. Dara Moynihan (Spa Killarney)

13. Paul Geaney (Dingle)
14. David Moran (Kerins O’Rahillys)
15. Stephen O’Brien (Kenmare) 


1. Evan Comerford (Ballymun Kickhams)

2. Michael Fitzsimons (Cuala)
3. Jonny Cooper (Na Fianna)
4. Liam Flatman (Kilmcud Crokes)

5. Eric Lowndes (St. Peregrines)
6. John Small (Ballymun Kickhams)
7. Eoin Murchan (Na Fianna)

8. Brian Fenton (Raheny)
9. James McCarthy (Ballymun Kickhams)

10. Sean Bugler (St. Oliver Plunkett Eoghan Rua)
11. Paul Mannion (Kilmacud Crokes)
12. Niall Scully (Templeogue Synge Street)

13. Dean Rock (Ballymun Kickhams)
14. Cormac Costello (Whitehall Colmcille)
15. Ryan Basquel (Ballyboden St. Endas)

The Kerry-Dublin game is being televised live on RTÉ 2 and eir Sport 1. Coverage begins at 6.30pm. Meanwhile, the meeting of Mayo and Cavan is on eir Sport 2.


It also appears Diarmuid Connolly is not close to a return to the Dublin fold. 

Three late changes for Dublin:

Darren Daly replaces Liam Flatman, Darren Gavin comes in for Seán Bugler and Brian Howard starts instead of Ryan Basquel.

Kerry 0-1 Dublin 0-0

Kerry take an early lead with a score from Jack Sherwood.

Cavan 0-2 Mayo 0-1

Cavan lead the Connacht side by a point.

Kerry 0-2 Dublin 0-1

O’Shea’s first free of the night gives the home side the lead.

Kerry 0-2 Dublin 0-2

Dean Rock levels us up from a free after Paul Mannion was fouled.

Down 0-1 Westmeath 0-1

Things are even so far in this Division 3 clash.

Kerry 0-3 Dublin 0-2

Paul Geaney swings over a nice point for the Kingdom.

Kerry 0-4 Dublin 0-2

Fantastic start for Kerry as Stephen O’Brien doubles their lead.

Kildare 0-0 Fermanagh 0-3

The away side have started very well. 

Kildare 0-1 Fermanagh 0-3

Adam Tyrrell gets Kildare on the board from a free.

Kerry 0-4 Dublin 0-3

Dean Rock’s third free of the night leaves a point between them.

Kildare 0-2 Fermanagh 0-3

Tyrrell slots over his second placed ball. 

Kerry 0-5 Dublin 0-3

O’Shea sends Kerry two in front, while Adrian Spillane is booked for a foul on John Small. 

Cavan 0-4 Mayo 0-4

Murray sends Cavan into the lead. Here’s Fionn McDonagh’s point earlier for Mayo.

Kerry 0-5 Dublin 0-4 

Howard lays it off to Rock for his first from play.


Jim Gavin and Jason Sherlock before the game Jim Gavin with Jason Sherlock before the game tonight. Source: Lorraine O'Sullivan/INPHO

Kerry 0-6 Dublin 0-4 

Another superb free from O’Shea, but Dublin respond immediately through James McCarthy.

Kerry 1-6 Dublin 0-5

O’Brien arrived on the scene late after another high ball into Geaney. That sets this game up brilliantly.

Kerry 1-7 Dublin 1-5

O’Sullivan fires a point for Kerry moments later. This is a cracking game so far.

Here’s a look at the two goals:

Cavan 0-5 Mayo 0-6

Lee Keegan is booked for Mayo.

Down 0-2 Westmeath 0-3

James Dolan gives Westmeath the lead.

Kerry 1-9 Dublin 1-5

A pacey Kerry move sees Dara Moynihan split the posts. 

Kerry 1-10 Dublin 1-5 

O’Shea swings over his fourth score of the night. Kerry’s lead is five.

Kerry 1-10 Dublin 2-5

Mannion’s goal was a thing of beauty for the visitors. At the far end, Gavin O’Brien opens up his account for Kerry.

Cavan 0-6 Mayo 0-7

Conor Rehill adds a score for Cavan.

Kildare 0-3 Fermanagh 0-5

Rory Gallagher’s men lead as we approach half-time.

Kerry 1-11 Dublin 2-6

McCarthy drives over an important point for Dublin. It’s a two-point game.

Cavan 0-6 Mayo 1-7

Evan Regan punches in a goal for James Horan’s team.

Half-time scores

Fermanagh 0-6 Kildare 0-3 
Down 0-4 Westmeath 0-5

Some action from the first period in Tralee:

Adrian Spillane and Paul Geaney tackle John Small Adrian Spillane and Paul Geaney tackle John Small. Source: Lorraine O'Sullivan/INPHO

Sean O'Shea and Jonny Cooper Source: Lorraine O'Sullivan/INPHO

Kerry 1-11 Dublin 2-7

The second-half is back underway and Paddy Andrews replaces Eric Lowndes at the break. Darren Gavin gets his first score in the Dublin jersey.

Mayo 1-8 Cavan 0-7 

Jason Doherty extends the Mayo lead to four.

Kerry 1-13 Dublin 2-7

O’Shea swings over two frees in as many minutes for Kerry.

Down 0-5 Westmeath 0-5 

It’s all-square at the early stages of the second-half.

Kerry 1-14 Dublin 2-7

Tommy Walsh takes a good offensive mark but sends the resultant shot wide. Then Dara Moynihan pops up with a score of his own.

Kerry 1-15 Dublin 2-7

Walsh lands a score off the left after an Evan Comerford kick-out went astray.

Kerry 1-15 Dublin 2-8

James McCarthy gets forward for his third score of the game.

Kildare 0-4 Fermanagh 0-6

Neil Flynn slots over a free.

Kerry 1-15 Dublin 2-9

Jack McCaffrey comes in for Jonny Cooper, with McCarthy reverting to full-back to pick up Tommy Walsh.

Down 0-6 Westmeath 0-7

Sam Duncan sends the Lake County into the lead.

Fermanagh 0-6 Kildare 0-4

A low-scoring game here ten minutes into the second-half.

Kerry 1-16 Dublin 2-10

Rock points a free after O’Callaghan is fouled. Then O’Shea drives forward and drills a strike over the bar. It’s a three-point game again.

Mayo 1-9 Cavan 0-9

Dara McVeety reduces the gap to three.

Fermanagh 0-6 Kildare 0-6

Fergal Conway levels for Kildare.

Down 0-8 Westmeath 0-8

It’s also all-square in this tie.

Kevin McManamon, Paul Flynn and Michael Darragh Macauley have all been introduced for Dublin in the last few minutes.

Mayo 1-12 Cavan 0-10

Doherty extends the Mayo lead to five.

Fermanagh 0-7 Kildare 0-6

Ryan Lyons kicks Fermanagh into the lead.


RED! Mick Fitzsimons is dismissed on a second yellow card after an off the ball tussle with Peter Crowley.

Kerry 1-17 Dublin 2-11

Brian Fenton clips over a much-needed point to reduce the gap to three points.

Down 0-8 Westmeath 0-9

Ger Egan converts a 45 to send his team back in front.

Kerry 1-17 Dublin 2-13

Mannion now has 1-2 after his latest free. Costello adds another seconds later. It’s a one-point game now. 68 minutes have been played.

Kerry 1-17 Dublin 2-13

Paddy Andrews takes a mark but his shot hits the posts and goes wide.

Kerry 1-17 Dublin 2-14

72 mins – McCarthy is fouled and Costello sends the free sailing over the bar. The teams are level. Will there be a winner?

Kerry 1-18 Dublin 2-14

Peter Crowley starts and finishes a move with a point for Kerry. That might be the winner. Brilliant work by David Moran to assist the score.

Kerry 1-18 Dublin 2-14 – FT 

Brian Fenton sends a late shot wide and the final whistle hands Kerry the win.

Mayo 1-13 Cavan 0-11 – FT

James Horan maintains his winning record.

Fermanagh 0-8 Kildare 0-6 – FT

A fine victory for Fermanagh tonight.

Down 0-10 Westmeath 0-9 – FT

Jerome Johnston wins it off the bench for Down.

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