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Dublin: 17 °C Saturday 4 July, 2020


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IT’S THE LAST round of games in the Allianz football league with the key Division 1 showdowns in Omagh, Clones, Castlebar and Derry.

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Afternoon all. Happy Easter and welcome along to a huge Gaelic football day. There’s matters of promotion, relegation and Division 1 semi-finals at stake today. We’re following all the action.

So here’s today’s fixtures, all games 3pm unless stated.

Division 1
Mayo v Donegal, Elvery’s MacHale Park, Castlebar
Derry v Cork, Celtic Park, Derry
Monaghan v Dublin, St Tiernach’s Park, Clones
Tyrone v Kerry, Healy Park, Omagh

Division 2
Westmeath v Roscommon, Cusack Park, Mullingar
Down v Laois, Páirc Esler, Newry
Galway v Kildare, Tuam Stadium
Meath v Cavan, Páirc Tailteann, Navan

Division 3
Sligo v Armagh, Markievicz Park
Louth v Limerick, Gaelic Grounds, Drogheda
Clare v Fermanagh, Cusack Park, Ennis
Tipperary v Wexford, Clonmel Sportsfield

Division 4
Wicklow v London, Blessington, 2pm
Carlow v Longford, Netwatch Cullen Park, 2pm
Offaly v Antrim, O’Connor Park, Tullamore, 2pm

Offaly 1-5 Antrim 1-2
The big game of the day in the basement division is in Tullamore. The winners of this game will claim promotion along with Longford while a draw will suffice for Antrim. It’s a three-point lead for Offaly at the moment. Nigel Dunne with Offaly’s goal and CJ McGourty hit the net for Antrim. Bernard Allen has hit 0-4 for the Faithful.

Latest scores in the other Division 4 games:

Carlow 1-4 Longford 0-9
John Murphy with Carlow’s goal but table-toppers Longford leading so far.

Wicklow 0-4 London 0-4
All square so far in Blessington.

Big game of the day is in Omagh. A win or a draw for Kerry and Tyrone are relegated. If Tyrone win by two points or more then, it’s Kerry who are likely to go down.

Some big names back in action for Kerry today, it’ll be interesting to see will they be sprung from the bench.

Half-Time in Division 4
Offaly 1-5 Antrim 1-2
Longford 0-12 Carlow 1-6
Wicklow 0-5 London 0-4

Two changes for Dublin with Denis Bastick and Brian Fenton in for Tomas Brady and Ciaran Kilkenny.


Kerry 0-1 Tyrone 0-0
Kerry off the mark in Omagh thanks to Johnny Buckley.


Donegal 0-1 Mayo 0-0
Odhran MacNiallais pops over a point for Donegal.

Kerry 0-1 Tyrone 0-1
Sean Cavanagh brings the Red Hands level from a free.


Donegal 0-2 Mayo 0-1
Jason Doherty pulls a point back from a free for Mayo but Donegal still in front.


Tyrone 0-2 Kerry 0-1
Sean Cavanagh sends Tyrone in front from a free after Peter Harte was fouled.


Tyrone 0-3 Kerry 0-1
And great score by Darren McCurry to extend Tyrone’s lead.


Cork 1-1 Derry 0-0
Great start for Cork against Derry with Stephen O’Donoghue finding the net and Daniel Goulding scoring a point.


Division 2
Laois in front against Down by 0-2 to 0-0 while Meath lead Cavan by 0-2 to 0-1.


Mayo 0-2 Donegal 0-2
All square now in Castlebar.


Tyrone 0-3 Kerry 0-2
Marvellous long-range point for Kerry by David Moran.


Division 2
All square in Salthill at 0-2 apiece between Galway and Kildare.

Division 3
Sligo ahead of Armagh by 0-2 to 0-1 while it’s 0-2 apiece between Limerick and Laois. Tipperary in front by 0-1 to 0-0 against Wexford.


Tyrone 0-4 Kerry 0-2
The locals will be happy so far as Peter Harte taps over a neat point for Tyrone. They’re two clear.

Plenty interest over the Atlantic in the action in Omagh it seems.


Dublin 0-2 Monaghan 0-0
Bright start by Dublin thanks to points from Kevin McManamon and Bernard Brogan.

Division 2
Fintan Kelly with Roscommon’s latest point and they’re flying with a 0-4 to 0-0 lead against Westmeath. Down in front 1-3 to 0-3 against Laois.

Division 3
Goal for Tipperary’s Peter Acheson as they’re in front 1-2 to 0-2 against Wexford. A goal as well for Fermanagh’s Sean Quigley as they lead 1-0 to 0-2 against Clare. That’s bad news for Wexford and Clare in their fight against relegation.


Cork 1-4 Derry 0-4
Mark Collins points and Cork go three clear in Celtic Park.


GOAL! Dublin 1-2 Monaghan 0-1
Raheny’s Bryan Fenton hits the net and the Dubs are four clear of Monaghan.


GOAL! Donegal 1-3 Mayo 0-4
Patrick McBrearty with the opening goal of the game in Castlebar.


Division 2
Galway lead Kildare 0-6 to 0-5 with Peadar Óg Ó Gríofa pointing to bring the Tribesmen level before Shane Walsh sends Galway ahead.


Dublin 1-3 Monaghan 0-2
Four points between them now in Clones.


Offaly 1-12 Antrim 1-6
Offaly in a good position now as they aim to claim promotion today.


GOAL! Galway 1-6 Kildare 0-7
Shane Walsh hits the net in Tuam Stadium.


Dublin 1-3 Monaghan 0-3
Paul Finlay points a free as Monaghan continue to eat into Dublin’s lead.


Division 2
Cavan in front narrowly by 0-4 to 0-3 against Meath in Navan.


Donegal 1-5 Mayo 0-4
Third point of the day for MacNiallais stretches Donegal’s lead.

Tyrone 0-5 Kerry 0-4
Superb long-range free for Kerry from Sheehan.


Dublin 1-4 Monaghan 0-4
Conor McManus converts a free for Monaghan to cut the gap to three.

Kerry 0-5 Tyrone 0-5
Fine long-range point by Paul Murphy after he burst upfield and the teams are level.


Tyrone 0-6 Kerry 0-5
Good work by Mattie Donnelly to finish off his left at the end of a Tyrone move as they go back in front.


Donegal 1-5 Mayo 0-7
Donegal still hold a narrow lead in Castlebar.

Tyrone 0-7 Kerry 0-5
Ronan McNabb with Tyrone’s latest point.

Division 4 Full-Time
Offaly 1-13 Antrim 1-7

Offaly secure promotion from Division 4 and they’ll take on Longford in the league decider on April 25.

Division 4 Full-Time
Longford run out 1-18 to 1-12 winners over Carlow

Division 4 Full-Time
London win out in Blessington by 2-8 to 0-12 against Wicklow.

Division 1

Cork 1-7 Derry 0-7
Donegal 1-5 Mayo 0-7

Division 3 
Tipperary 2-8 Wexford 0-6
Sligo 0-12 Armagh 0-4

Division 1
Tyrone 0-8 Kerry 0-7

Division 2
Roscommon 0-6 Westmeath 0-5
Galway 1-10 Kildare 0-7
Down 2-7 Laois 0-8

Division 3
Clare 0-8 Fermanagh 1-3

Dublin ahead 1-8 to 0-5 against Monaghan in a game that was delayed. Not long to go until half-time in Clones.

Enjoyable football so far around the country. Gaelic football lives on!

Dublin in front 1-9 to 0-5 against Monaghan in Clones.


GOAL! Roscommon 1-7 Westmeath 0-6
Boost for Roscommon in their promotion drive as Conor Daly as hits the net.


Tyrone 0-8 Kerry 0-8
Sheehan swings over a free and Kerry are level.


Darran O’Sullivan on for Kerry at half-time for Alan Fitzgerald.


Tyrone 0-9 Kerry 0-9
Darren McCurry with a lovely point for Tyrone but that’s matched by an excellent point by Kerry’s Paul Geaney.


Kerry 0-10 Tyrone 0-9
Paul Murphy sends Kerry in front by one with his second point of the day, Tommy Walsh on for Kerry.


Goal for Kerry from Paul Geaney!


GOAL! Galway 2-10 Kildare 0-10
Galway looking more assured now as Fiontan O Curraoin nets, Kildare’s relegation fears deepen.


Kerry 1-11 Tyrone 0-10
Tyrone bounce back through a point from McCurry after the concession of that goal but then they spurn a great goal chance as Bryan Sheehan blazes wide. Then Donaghy fields a high ball and offloads to Geaney who scores and brings his total to 1-2 for the day.

Division 1
Cork ahead 1-8 to 0-8 against Derry, Dublin lead Monaghan 1-10 to 0-6 while Mayo have gone 0-9 to 1-5 in front against Donegal.


Mayo 0-9 Donegal 1-6
Colm McFadden brings the teams level in Castlebar.


GOAL! Derry 1-11 Cork 1-9
Enda Lynn finds the net for the home side in Celtic Park.


Mayo 0-10 Donegal 1-6
Michael Conroy from play restores Mayo’s lead. Whoever wins this game is likely to clinch a place in next Sunday’s semi-final double-header.

Division 2
Roscommon in front 1-9 to 0-9 against Westmeath while Down are in front 2-10 to 0-12 by Laois. Cavan lead Meath 0-11 to 0-9 in Navan.


Down 3-10 Laois 0-12
Down are now seven points clear of Laois in Newry and it looks like they’ll be playing Division 1 football next year.


Kerry 1-12 Tyrone 0-12
Three points now between the teams in Omagh.


Dublin 1-13 Monaghan 0-6
Johnny Cooper with Dublin’s latest point in Clones. They’re ten clear now.

Division 2
Cavan now 0-12 to 0-9 clear of Meath and in pole position to get promoted. It’ll be tight though on scoring difference if Roscommon, currently 1-9 to 0-10 ahead of Westmeath, hold on for a win there.


GOAL! Galway 3-10 Kildare 0-10
Shane Walsh strikes home Galway’s third goal. They look set to be safe as relegation beckons for Kildare.


GOAL! Roscommon 2-9 Westmeath 0-10
That could be such an important goal for Roscommon as Senan Kilbride finds the back of the net.

And Colm Cooper takes to the field for Kerry!


Kerry 1-12 Tyrone 0-14
Gap down to the minimum in Omagh.


Mayo 1-8 Donegal 0-11
All square in Castlebar.


Kerry 1-12 Tyrone 0-15
All square now as Sean Cavanagh points for Tyrone.


Dublin 1-17 Monaghan 0-6
No doubting who’s in control in Clones.


Kerry 1-13 Tyrone 0-15
Great point from Anthony Maher to relieve the pressure that Kerry face.

Meath 0-13 Cavan 0-12
Now it’s Meath back in the ascendancy in the promotion race.


Tyrone 0-16 Kerry 1-13
Darren McCurry points and it’s all square again.


Kerry 1-14 Tyrone 0-16
Colm Cooper with the assist and Kieran Donaghy with the point.

Mattie Donnelly smacks the ball off the post!

Full-Time – Division 2
Meath 0-14 Cavan 0-12

Full-Time – Division 2
Roscommon 2-13 Westmeath 0-12

Full-Time – Division 1
Derry 2-15 Cork 1-11
Kerry 1-14 Tyrone 0-17
Donegal 1-9 Mayo 0-12

Full-Time – Division 2
Down 3-12 Laois 1-15

Stephen Griffin’s late point hands Donegal a semi-final place ahead of Mayo.

Cork, Monaghan, Dublin and Donegal through to Division 1 league semi-final places.

Full-Time – Division 2
Galway 3-12 Kildare 1-12

Roscommon and Down promoted from Division 2, Westmeath and Kildare relegated to Division 3

Cork v Donegal and Dublin v Monaghan in Division 1 league semi-finals.

Full-Time – Division 1
Dublin defeat Monaghan 1-22 to 1-11.

Full-Time – Division 3
Sligo 1-19 Armagh 1-8
Limerick 2-13 Louth 2-11
Wexford 2-15 Tipperary 2-12
Clare 1-14 Fermanagh 2-8

Armagh and Fermanagh promoted from Division 3, Louth and Wexford relegated to Division 4.

That’s all from us today, thanks for joining in.

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