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All today’s football results:

Division 1

Kerry 0-20 Cork 1-12
Monaghan 1-10 Donegal 1-9
Mayo 1-19 Down 1-16
Roscommon 1-12 Dublin 1-13

Division 2

Armagh 1-18 Derry 0-15
Cavan 1-16 Galway 1-12
Fermanagh 0-12 Tyrone 1-9
Laois 1-9 Meath 0-18

Division 3 

Kildare 0-22 Clare 1-14
Limerick 0-13 Offaly 1-16
Longford 0-13 Westmeath 0-11
Sligo 0-18 Tipperary 3-9

Division 4

Antrim 0-12 Louth 1-9
London 1-10 Wicklow 2-10
Wexford 2-17 Carlow 2-6


Afternoon all. Kevin O’Brien here, I’ll be taking you through all of the action across Division 1 and 2 of the Allianz Football League.

Here are the games we’ll be keeping an eye on today:

Allianz Football League

Division 1
Kerry v Cork, Austin Stack Park, Tralee, 2pm
Mayo v Down, Elverys MacHale Park, Castlebar, 2pm
Monaghan v Donegal, Castleblayney, 2pm
Roscommon v Dublin, Dr Hyde Park, 2pm

Division 2
Armagh v Derry, Athletic Grounds, 2pm
Cavan v Galway, Kingspan Breffni Park, 2pm
Fermanagh v Tyrone, Brewster Park, Enniskillen, 2pm
Laois v Meath, O’Moore Park, Portlaoise, 2pm

Cillian O’Connor captains Mayo as they host Down in Castlebar.

A couple of late changes to let you know about in the Kerry-Cork game.

Paul Geaney drops out of the Kerry squad and he’s replaced by Philip O’Connor.

There are three changes on the Cork team. Jamie O’Sullivan is replaced by Tom Clancy; Daniel Goulding by Rory Deane and Luke Connolly by Brian Hurley.

Martin McElhinney, Hugh McFadden, and Frank McGlynn all start for Donegal instead of Eamon McGee, Ciaran Gillespie and Neil Gallagher.

On the Monaghan team, Vincent Corey and Kieran Hughes are in for Shane Carey and Thomas Kerr.

Kerry 0-1 Cork 0-0

1 min – Donnchadh Walsh puts Kerry in front inside the first minute.

Mayo 0-2 Down 0-0

4 mins - Chris Barrett doubles Mayo’s advantage

Division 2
Laois are destroying Meath early on by 1-4 to 0-0 in Portlaoise in their relegation battle.

Kerry 0-4 Cork 0-2

8 mins – Stephen O’Brien fires one over the bar after an excellent fetch by Kieran Donaghy in midfield.

Division 2
Cavan ahead 1-1 to 0-2 against Galway with the goal from David Givney.

Division 3
0-2 apiece between Clare and Kildare in Newbridge. Clare only need a point to secure promotion.

Meanwhile Roscommon and Dublin are still warming up in Carrick-on-Shannon.

Kerry 0-5 Cork 0-2

11 mins – Colm Cooper points to give Kerry a three point lead.

Division 2
Galway hit back with a goal of their own from Patrick Sweeney and are in front 1-4 to 1-1 against Cavan.

Division 3
Pat Burke goal for Clare, they’re 1-3 to 0-3 ahead of Kildare.

Mayo 0-6 Down 0-3

16 mins – Good start by Mayo in Castlebar.

Kerry 0-8 Cork 0-2

17 mins – Cork are yet to score from play. It’s all Kerry so far in Tralee.

Monaghan 0-0 Donegal 0-4

18 mins – Paddy McBrearty curls over a free.

Mayo 1-7 Down 0-4

23 mins – Cillian O’Connor buries a penalty for the home side.

Division 3
Goals from Michael Quinlivan and Peter Acheson have Tipperary in a strong position against Sligo.

Division 2
Meath are making a real comeback and now trail Laois by 1-5 to 0-6.

Roscommon 0-1 Dublin 0-0

7 mins – The Rossies take an early lead.

Eamon Brannigan with Killian Brady Galway's Eamon Brannigan in action against Cavan's Killian Brady Source: Tommy Grealy/INPHO

Kerry 0-10 Cork 0-4

28 mins – Colm O’Neill slots over a free for the Rebels. They badly need another few scores before half-time.

Kerry 0-11 Cork 0-4

29 mins – Kerry are blessed with free-takers. Alan Fitzgerald sends over a marvelous free out of his hands.

Division 3
Clare 1-6 Kildare 0-9, Niall Kelly brings the Lilywhites level at St Conleth’s Park.

Mayo 1-9 Down 0-7

28 mins – Mark Poland and Alan Freeman trade scores.

Roscommon 0-2 Dublin 0-3

16 mins – Dean Rock’s free gives Dublin the lead.

Big moment in the Kerry-Cork game.

Peter Crowley drags down Ian Maguire and is black carded. Penalty for Cork…


Kerry 0-11 Cork 0-5 

37 mins – Colm O’Neill buries the penalty and somehow Cork find themselves just three points down at half-time.

Division 3- Half-Time:
Kildare and Clare are tied at 0-11 to 1-8 while Sligo are in front 0-10 to 2-3 against Tipperary.

Cavan ahead 1-8 to 1-5 at the break against Galway in Kingspan Breffni Park. Right now they’re on course for promotion.

Half-time: Kerry 0-11 Cork 1-5

Division 3: Half-Time
It’s 0-9 to 0-6 in favour of Offaly against Limerick

Half-time: Donegal 1-7 Monaghan 1-4

Division 2: Half-Time
Armagh in front 1-12 to 0-7 against Derry, it’s 1-6 to 0-9 between Laois and Meath.

Dublin 0-4 Roscommon 0-2

22 mins – Rock pops over another free

As things stand Monaghan will be relegated from Division 1.

Half-time: Mayo 1-9 Down 0-10

As things stand it’s Meath and Laois who are relegated from Division 2.

Roscommon 0-2 Dublin 0-6

29 mins – Conor McHugh puts Dublin four in front.

Dublin, Kerry, Roscommon and Donegal currently sit in the semi-final spots in Division 1.

Dublin 0-7 Roscommon 0-2

31 mins – Dublin are in control in Carrick-on-Shannon as the game approaches half-time.

Kerry 0-12 Cork 1-5

37 mins – Fitzgerald puts over a free after the restart

Half-time: Roscommon 0-3 Dublin 0-9

Monaghan 1-5 Donegal 1-7

36 mins – Conor McManus free

Mayo 1-11 Down 0-10

37 mins – Cillian O’Connor converts two quickfire frees.

Kerry 0-13 Cork 1-7

43 mins – Fitzgerald kicks another free for the Kingdom. That’s his fourth point of the day.

Armagh 1-12 Derry 0-8

Division 3
Still level at 0-12 to 1-9 between Kildare and Clare in the big game in Newbridge.

Fermanagh 0-7 Tyrone 1-4

Mayo 1-12 Down 0-10

45 mins – Regan gives Mayo a five point lead.

Division 2
Cavan in front 1-11 to 1-8 against Galway, Gary Sice has pulled back a point for the Tribesmen.

Monaghan 1-5 Donegal 1-8

44 mins – Michael Murphy scores a 45 to put three between the teams.

Westmeath look to be in trouble in Division 3, they trail Longford by 0-10 to 0-6 and at the moment are facing the drop to Division 4.

Division 2
Eamon Brannigan’s point leaves Galway trailing 1-11 to 1-9 against Cavan.

Division 3
Clare 1-12 Kildare 0-13, as it stands the Banner are going up.

Division 2
Advantage Laois at the moment in O’Moore Park by 1-8 to 0-10 against Meath.

Kerry 0-14 Cork 1-10

52 mins – A lovely long-range point by Brian O’Driscoll to reduce the gap to a point. Kerry have already missed two decent goal chances in this second-half. They could prove to be crucial.

Daniel Goulding is on for Colm O’Neill.

Mayo 1-16 Down 0-13

57 mins – Regan’s frees stretch Mayo’s lead.

Division 3
15 minutes left in Newbridge, Clare ahead 1-13 to 0-15 against Kildare.

Division 2
Liam Buchanan point for Cavan, they’re three ahead of Galway – 1-12 to 1-9.

Kerry 0-14 Cork 1-11

60 mins – All level with ten minutes to play.

Division 2
Eugene Keating’s point leaves Cavan in front 1-13 to 1-9.

Monaghan 1-8 Donegal 1-9

56 mins – A Conor McManus free makes it a one point game.

Monaghan 1-7 Donegal 1-9

Colm McFadden comes on for Eoin McHugh.

Kerry 0-15 Cork 1-11

61 mins – Marc O Se drives forward and kicks a fine score to put Kerry back in front.

Division 2
All square in O’Moore Park, Laois 1-9 Meath 0-12.

Division 2
Meath in front 0-13 to 1-9 against Laois, thanks to a point from Graham Reilly.

Mayo 1-16 Down 0-15

58 mins – Mayo can’t seem to shake Down off.

Dublin 0-10 Roscommon 0-6

Kerry 0-16 Cork 1-11

66 mins – Cooper’s free makes it a two point game. Tommy Walsh is about to be introduced for Kerry.

Kildare 0-18 Clare 1-14
The Lilywhites hit the front in Newbridge.

Division 2
Shane Walsh point for Galway, they trail Cavan 1-13 to 1-11.

Dublin 0-10 Roscommon 0-7

50 mins – The Rossies are coming back into this. They’re within three.

Kerry 0-18 Cork 1-11

69 mins – David Moran sends over a vital free. Only a goal will save Cork now.

Monaghan 1-9 Donegal 1-9

65 mins – All square with five minutes to play.

Cavan 1-14 Galway 1-11
Into injury-time and Cavan are closing in on promotion.

Meath 0-16 Laois 1-9
Meath storming clear in Portlaoise.

Kerry 0-19 Cork 1-11

Five minutes of added time in Tralee. Centre-forward Paul Murphy is named man-of-the-match.

Full-Time: Meath 0-17 Laois 1-9

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Full-Time: Offaly 1-16 Limerick 0-13

Full-Time: Cavan 1-16 Galway 1-12

Full-Time: Kildare 0-22 Clare 1-14

Five minutes of added time as Monaghan try to find the winning score that would save them in Division 1.

Full-Time: Longford 0-13 Westmeath 0-11

Roscommon 1-11 Dublin 0-7

Dean Rock finds the net for the Dubs.

Monaghan 1-10 Donegal 1-9

Into the final minute…

Mayo 1-19 Down 1-16

Regan slots over another free. Mayo lead by three.

Full-Time: Fermanagh 0-12 Tyrone 1-9

Full-Time: Sligo 0-18 Tipperary 3-9

Full-time: Monaghan 1-10 Donegal 1-9

Monaghan stay up.

So by our calculations that means:

Tyrone and Cavan promoted to Division 1

Cork and Down relegated to Division 2

Clare and Kildare promoted to Division 2

Laois and Armagh relegated to Division 3

Antrim and Louth promoted to Division 3

Westmeath and Limerick relegated to Division 4

So by our calculations:

Tyrone and Cavan promoted to Division 1

Cork and Down relegated to Division 2

Clare and Kildare promoted to Division 2

Laois and Armagh relegated to Division 3

Antrim and Louth promoted to Division 3

Westmeath and Limerick relegated to Division 4

Roscommon 1-12 Dublin 1-13

Roscommon have a goal disallowed but Conor Devaney kicks a moment moments later.

Full-time: Mayo 1-19 Down 1-16

Mayo are safe in Division 1 for another year.

Full-time: Roscommon 1-12 Dublin 1-13

Ciaran Murtagh sends a late free wide. Absorbing end to this game.

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