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It’s a massive day of Gaelic football action with the last round of games down for decision in the Allianz league.

We’re going to follow it all the way.

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RESULTS

Allianz Football League

Division 1: Kerry 1-16 Tyrone 2-12; Donegal 1-10 Dublin 0-13; Mayo 0-11 Cork 0-10; Down 3-12 Kildare 1-11.

Division 2: Armagh 0-21 Galway 1-12, Derry 2-17 Westmeath 1-5, Louth 1-14 Longford 1-8, Laois 0-14 Wexford 1-8.

Division 3: Monaghan 3-16 Antrim 0-13; Meath 2-12 Fermanagh 0-14; Roscommon 2-14 Cavan 1-7; Sligo 1-12 Wicklow 0-11.

Division 4: Limerick 1-13 Clare 0-10; Offaly 2-10 Tipperary 1-8; Waterford 0-15 Carlow 0-10, Leitrim 1-11 London 1-9.

Hello and welcome along to this afternoon’s GAA liveblog on what is a massive day of action in the Allianz football league with promotion and relegation issues to be decided.

Before we start looking ahead to today’s action, a quick recap on what happened in the world of GAA yesterday.

  • A big success for Dublin and a big setback for Limerick last night in the Division 1B hurling league final. Joey Boland’s 68th minute point proved the matchwinner for Anthony Daly’s side as they triumphed by 1-16 to 1-15. Dublin have secured Division 1A hurling for next year and a semi-final spot against Tipperary in this year’s league while Limerick must ply their trade in Division 1B once more. Here’s how it unfolded.
  • Galway will meet Kildare in the Cabury’s All-Ireland U21 semi-final after they were crowned champions in Connacht yesterday with a 1-17 to 2-11 win over Roscommon. The match went to extra-time in Dr Hyde Park and here’s how the Tribesmen triumphed.
  • Finally Dungarvan Colleges and St Fergal’s (Rathdowney) are celebrating after their All-Ireland colleges triumphs in Semple Stadium. Read details of their successes here.

So what’s on the agenda this afternoon then?

Here’s what’s in store in Division 1 of the football league.

Down v Kildare, Páirc Esler, Newry, 3pm, (Ref: David Gough, Meath)
Cork v Mayo, Páirc Uí Chaoimh, 3pm, (Ref: Maurice Deegan, Laois)
Tyrone v Kerry, Healy Park, Omagh, 3pm, (Ref: Marty Duffy, Sligo)
Donegal v Dublin, Ballybofey, 3pm, (Ref: Padraig Hughes Armagh)

Here are the fixtures in Division 2.

Derry v Westmeath, Celtic Park, 3pm, (Ref: Ciaran Brannigan, Down)
Louth v Longford, Drogheda, 3pm, (Ref: Damien Brazil, Offaly)
Wexford v Laois, Wexford Park, 3pm, (Ref: Conor Lane, Cork)
Armagh v Galway, Athletic Grounds, 3pm, (Ref: Martin Higgins, Fermanagh)

And here are your Division 3 fixtures.

Monaghan v Antrim, St Tiernach’s Park, Clones, 3pm, (Ref: Shane Hehir, Galway)
Sligo v Wicklow, Markievicz Park, 3pm, (Ref: Barry Cassidy, Derry)
Meath v Fermanagh, Páirc Tailteann, Navan, 3pm, (Ref: Padraig O’Sullivan, Kerry)
Cavan v Roscommon, Kingspan Breffni Park, 3pm, (Ref: Fergal Kelly, Longford)

Finally here are the three games in Division 4 that start off at 3pm.

Clare v Limerick, Cusack Park, Ennis, 3pm, (Ref: Jerome Henry, Mayo)
Carlow v Waterford, Dr Cullen Park, 3pm, (Ref: Niall Ward, Westmeath)
Offaly v Tipperary, O’Connor Park, Tullamore, 3pm, (Ref: Martin McNally, Monaghan)

You’ll notice that there is one game omitted in Division 4 and that’s because Leitrim and London commenced at 1pm in Ruislip. Neither side can claim promotion and they’re just playing for pride but it’s Leitrim who currently lead the way 1-11 to 1-7. Conor Beirne scored Leitrim’s goal after half-time which has propelled them into the lead.

The lowdown on how every county stands ahead of today’s final round of league games is here.

To summaries what’s at stake.

  • Division 1 – There is one league semi-final spot available with Cork best placed right now to join Dublin, Kildare and Tyrone. In the relegation fight, Down, Kerry, Donegal and Mayo are all battling the drop.
  • Division 2 - Westmeath are promoted and Derry only need a point to join them. Galway and Laois both have outside chances of promotion. Longford are already relegated while Armagh, Wexford and Laois are battling to avoid the drop.
  • Division 3 – Fermanagh, Meath, Monaghan, Cavan and Roscommon are all in the hunt for promotion. Sligo, Antrim and Wicklow are all trying to avoid the drop.
  • Division 4 - Clare host Limerick in Ennis while Tipperary play Offaly in Tullamore. All four sides know that a victory will deliver promotion for them.

Conor Counihan is hoping to guide his Cork team to the league semi-finals.
Pic: INPHO/Donall Farmer

There’ll be a fair amount of interest in events in Omagh today as the latest chapter in the Kerry and Tyrone rivalry unfolds. Refresh your memory of seven standout clashes between the counties from the last decade.

So there’s 15 matches on across the four divisions and we’ll be doing our best to keep you right up to date with all the action. Ben Blake will be joining me to keep tabs on all the action.

Here are the Kerry and Tyrone line-ups for their clash in Omagh.

KERRY: Brendan Kealy (Kilcummin); Marc Ó Sé (An Ghaeltacht), Mark Griffin (St Michael’s-Foilmore), Shane Enright (Tarbert); Tomás Ó Sé (An Ghaeltacht), Eoin Brosnan (Dr Crokes), Killian Young (Renard); Anthony Maher (Duagh), Johnny Buckley (Dr Crokes); Jonathan Lyne (Legion), Colm Cooper (Dr Crokes), Paul Galvin (Finuge); Declan O’Sullivan (Dromid Pearses), Kieran Donaghy (Austin Stacks), Darran O’Sullivan (Glenbeigh-Glencar).
TYRONE: Niall Morgan (Edendork); Aidan McCrory (Errigal Ciaran), Justin McMahon (Omagh), Cathal McCarron (Dromore); Ryan McKenna (Eglish), Joe McMahon (Omagh), Ronan McNamee (Aghyaran); Colm Cavanagh (Moy), Sean Cavanagh (Moy); Patrick McNeice (Coalisland), Peter Harte (Errigal Ciaran), Mark Donnelly (Carrickmore); Darren McCurry (Edendork), Stephen O’Neill (Clann na nGael), Ronan O’Neill (Omagh).

Two late changes to the Mayo side for their clash with Cork in Páirc Uí Chaiomh as Kevin Keane and Donal Vaughan replace Chris Barrett and Tom Cunniffe.

MAYO: David Clarke (Ballina); Kevin Keane (Westport), Ger Cafferkey (Ballina Stephenites), Shane McHale (Knockmore); Lee Keegan (Westport), Donal Vaughan (Ballinrobe), Colm Boyle (Davitt’s); Seamus O’Shea (Breaffy), Jason Gibbons (Ballintubber); Kevin McLoughlin (Knockmore), Aidan O’Shea (Breaffy), Cathal Carolan (Crossmolina); Cillian O’Connor (Ballintubber), Alan Freeman (Aghamore), Michael Conroy (Davitt’s).

FT: Division 4: Leitrim 1-11 London 1-9: All over in Ruislip and Leitrim triumph by two points against the Exiles.

Three late Kildare changes with Paul Cribbin, Willie Groome and Seanie Johnston all into their team.

KILDARE: Shane Connolly; Ollie Lyons, Mick Foley, Hugh McGrillen; Paul Cribbin, Peter Kelly, Eoin Doyle; Daryl Flynn, Padraig O’Neill; Eoghan O’Flaherty, Eamonn Callaghan, Willie Groome; Johnny Doyle, Seanie Johnston, Alan Smith.

Here’s the Dublin team for their clash with Donegal.

DUBLIN: Stephen Cluxton; Kevin O’Brien, Phil McMahon, Darren Daly; Jack McCaffrey, Ger Brennan, Nicky Devereux; Michael Dara Macauley, Cian O’Sullivan; Paul Flynn, Tomas Brady, Bryan Cullen; Kevin McManamon, Paddy Andrews, Paul Mannion.

No changes to the Cork team for today’s Division 1 tie against Mayo.

There’s going to be a five minute delay in Ballybofey for the meeting of Donegal and Dublin due to crowd congestion.

Here’s the Donegal team for today’s match.

DONEGAL: Paul Durcan; Eamonn Doherty, Eamonn McGee, Frank McGlynn; Luke Keaney, Leo McLoone, Anthony Thompson; Rory Kavanagh, Ryan Bradley; Mark McHugh, Ross Wherity, Martin McElhinney; Patrick McBrearty, Michael Murphy, Colm McFadden.

Two Dublin changes with Johnny Cooper and Diarmuid Connolly replacing Nicky Devereux and Bryan Cullen.

We’re underway at the various grounds around the country.

Division 1: Kerry 0-1 Tyrone 0-0: Declan O’Sullivan gets Kerry off the mark with a fine long-range point from play.

Division 2: Armagh 0-1 Galway 0-0

Division 3: Latest – Roscommon 0-3 Cavan 0-0; Meath 0-1 Fermanagh 0-0; Wicklow 0-2 Sligo 0-1; Monaghan 0-0 Antrim 0-0.

Division 4: Limerick 0-3 Clare 0-0: Bright start by Maurice Horan’s men in Ennis.

Division 4: Tipperary 0-1 Offaly 0-0

Division 1: Latest – Kerry 0-6 Tyrone 0-1; Cork 0-3 Mayo 0-1; Donegal 0-1 Dublin 0-0.

Division 2: Wexford 0-1 Laois 0-1

Division 1: Kerry 0-7 Tyrone 0-1: Kerry are flying in Omagh with Darran O’Sullivan kicked their latest point.

Division 3: Latest – Monaghan 1-3 Antrim 0-1; Meath 0-1 Fermanagh 0-1; Sligo 1-3 Wicklow 0-3; Roscommon 0-5 Cavan 1-0.

Division 2: Latest - Louth 1-8 Longford 1-6, Laois 0-11 Wexford 1-3, Derry 2-8 Westmeath 1-3, Armagh 0-12 Galway 1-7.

Division 1: Donegal 1-1 Dublin 0-2: Colm McFadden finds the net for Donegal with Paul Mannion hitting back with a point for Dublin.

Christopher McGuinness struck Monaghan’s goal, Martin Dunne raised the green flag for Cavan and Pat Hughes grabbed Sligo’s goal.

Division 1: Donegal 1-1 Dublin 0-2: Colm McFadden finds the net for Donegal with Paul Mannion hitting back with a point for Dublin.

Division 1: Kerry 0-8 Tyrone 0-3: The Kingdom have gone five points clear in Omagh.

Division 1: Cork 0-5 Mayo 0-1: Two points from Daniel Goulding have extended Cork’s lead.

Division 1: Kerry 0-9 Tyrone 0-4: Glorious point by Stephen O’Neill in Omagh to cut the deficit that Tyrone face.

Division 1: Cork 0-7 Mayo 0-1: Daniel Goulding converts a free for the Rebels.

Division 1: Donegal 1-4 Dublin 0-3: Michael Murphy converts a free for Donegal.

HT: Division 1: Cork 0-8 Mayo 0-5: The Rebels are ahead by three points at the midway mark.

HT: Division 3: Meath 1-5 Fermanagh 0-8; Roscommon 1-7 Cavan 1-3; Monaghan 2-9 Antrim 0-7; Sligo 1-4 Wicklow 0-7.

Division 1: Down 2-9 Kildare 0-10.

Division 4: Latest – Limerick ahead 0-6 to 0-5 early in the second-half against Clare while Offaly lead Tipperary 1-3 to 0-5 at the interval.

Division 3: Michael Newman got Meath’s first-half goal but as it stands at the interval, it will be Fermanagh and Monaghan who are promoted. Lots to play for still.

Division 1: Cork 0-8 Mayo 0-6: Donal Vaughan pulls a point back for Mayo early in the second-half.

Division 4: Latest - Limerick 0-8 Clare 0-5; Tipperary 0-6 Offaly 1-3.

Division 1: Kerry 1-14 Tyrone 1-5: Early second-half boost for Tyrone as Stephen O’Neill rolls a shot to the net.

Division 2: Latest – Longford 1-6 Louth 1-5.

Division 3: Wicklow lead 0-10 to 1-5 against Sligo while Roscommon lead Cavan by 1-8 to 1-4. Monaghan are ahead 2-10 to 0-9 against Antrim.

Division 1: Kerry 1-15 Tyrone 1-5: Sublime point by Johnny Buckley sees Kerry go ten points clear in Omagh.

Division 4:Latest – Ian Corbett sends Limerick 0-11 to 0-7 ahead of Clare while it’s very tight in Tullamore with Offaly leading Tipperary by 2-4 to 1-6.

Division 1: Latest – Kerry’s lead has been cut to 1-15 to 1-10 in Omagh while it’s level at 0-9 apiece in Páirc Uí Chaoimh between Cork and Mayo. Down are gone 3-10 to 0-10 ahead of Kildare with Kevin McKernan firing their latest goal.

Division 1: Latest – Kerry’s lead has been cut to 1-15 to 1-10 in Omagh while it’s level at 0-9 apiece in Páirc Uí Chaoimh between Cork and Mayo. Down are gone 3-10 to 0-10 ahead of Kildare with Kevin McKernan firing their latest goal.

Division 1: Cork 0-10 Mayo 0-9: Cork are gone back in front through a point from Daniel Goulding.

Division 4: Ian Ryan fires a goal for Limerick as they now lead 1-11 to 0-8 against Clare while Offaly are 2-6 to 1-8 in front against Tipperary.

Division 2: Latest – Armagh 0-17 Galway 1-10; Derry 2-14 Westmeath 1-4; Laois 0-13 Wexford 1-7; Louth 1-13 Longford 1-7. At the moment Derry will be promoted along with Westmeath while Wexford will be relegated along with Longford.

Division 1: Latest – Mayo have gone 0-11 to 0-10 ahead against Cork through a brilliant point from Cillian O’Connor. Kerry lead Tyrone by 1-15 to 1-11 while Donegal lead Dublin by 1-8 to 0-9.

Division 3: Latest – Goal for Meath from Paddy Gilesnan as they now lead 2-9 to 0-11. Fermanagh have had Declan McCusker sent off while Tomas Corrigan has missed a penalty.

Division 3: Latest – Monaghan are gone 3-12 clear against Antrim while Sligo lead Wicklow by 1-11 to 0-11 and it’s 2-12 to 1-6 in favour of Roscommon against Cavan.

Division 3: Latest – Monaghan are gone 3-12 clear against Antrim while Sligo lead Wicklow by 1-11 to 0-11 and it’s 2-12 to 1-6 in favour of Roscommon against Cavan.

Division 1: Donegal 1-8 Dublin 0-10: Paul Mannion cuts the gap to the minimum in Ballybofey with a point for Dublin.

FT: Division 4: Limerick are promoted and advance to the divisional final with a 1-13 to 0-10 victory over Clare in Ennis. Offaly are also promoted with a 2-10 to 1-8 win against Tipperary.

Some pics for today’s games:

Mayo captain and goalkeeper David Clarke leads his team out (INPHO/Donall Farmer).

Paul Kerrigan of Cork with Lee Keegan of Mayo (INPHO/Donall Farmer).

Kildare manager Kieran McGeeney (INPHO/Presseye/William Cherry).

Down’s Peter Turley with Kildare’s Peter Kelly (INPHO/Presseye/William Cherry).

Meath’s Eamonn Wallace with Martin McGrath of Fermanagh (INPHO/Morgan Treacy).

FT: Division 1: Kerry 1-16 Tyrone 2-12: Kerry have held on for victory in Omagh but they need Dublin to do them a favour if they are to survive.

Division 1: Latest – Donegal lead 1-10 to 0-12 against Dublin. Correction to our earlier post, Mayo are not guaranteed a semi-final spot as the Ballybofey result could influence it.

FT: Division 1: Donegal 1-10 Dublin 0-13: A late Paul Mannion point draws the game and that means Donegal are relegated with Kerry surviving.

FT: Division 1: Down 3-13 Kildare 1-12: The Mourne men triumph in Newry but they are relegated despite that victory.

Monaghan and Meath are promoted in Division 3 while Antrim and Wicklow have been relegated.

FT: Division 3: Monaghan 3-16 Antrim 0-13; Meath 2-12 Fermanagh 0-14; Roscommon 2-14 Cavan 1-7; Sligo 1-12 Wicklow 0-11.

FT: Division 4: Waterford 0-15 Carlow 0-10: A five-point win for a 14-man Deise side in Dr Cullen Park.

Westmeath and Derry are promoted with Wexford and Longford relegated.

FT: Division 2: Armagh 0-21 Galway 1-12, Derry 2-17 Westmeath 1-5, Louth 1-14 Longford 1-8, Wexford 1-8 Laois 0-14.

That’s the end of a hectic GAA day. Just to recap on what all the results mean.

  • Division 1: The semi-finals will see Dublin against Mayo while Tyrone face Kildare. Donegal and Down relegated.
  • Division 2: In the final Westmeath will play Derry. Wexford and Longford will drop down a division.
  • Division 3: Promotion for Meath and Monaghan while it’s relegation for Antrim and Wicklow.
  • Division 4: Limerick will face Offaly in the decider and will move up to Division 3 next year.

Thanks for joining us this afternoon and for all your comments.

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