Allianz League Sunday

Promotions, relegations, quarter-final places, it's all to play for in the final round of matches

Eamon Donoghue Sun, Apr 5
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  • Hello and Welcome to the Irish Times' Live Allianz League Sunday blog - 15 games, all football this afternoon. Action across the four divisions with the Division 4 games already underway
  • They threw in at 2pm, but the other 12 games are all underway shortly, at 3pm - last round of the league of course today so a lot up for grabs!

  • Football Division One (Matches at 3.00pm)

    Mayo v Donegal, MacHale Park

    Derry v Cork, Owenbeg

    Monaghan v Dublin, Clones

    Tyrone v Kerry, Healy Park

    Football Division Two (Matches at 3.00pm)

    Westmeath v Roscommon, Cusack Park

    Down v Laois, Páirc Esler

    Galway v Kildare, Tuam Stadium

    Meath v Cavan, Páirc Tailteann

    Football Division Three (Matches at 3.00pm)

    Sligo v Armagh, Markievicz Park

    Louth v Limerick, Drogheda

    Clare v Fermanagh, Cusack Park
    Tipperary v Wexford, Clonmel

    Football Division Four (Matches at 2.00pm)
    Wicklow v London, Baltinglass
    Carlow v Longford, Netwatch Cullen Park

    Offaly v Antrim, O’Connor Park

  • Quick look at the teams that were named pre-matchday for the 3pm throw ins
  • Division One

    Mayo v Donegal

    MAYO (AFL v Donegal): K O’Malley; G Cafferkey, K Keane, K Higgins; L Keegan, C Boyle, D Vaughan; B Moran, T Parsons; K McLoughlin, A O’Shea, J Doherty; M Ronaldson, D Kirby, A Dillon.

    DONEGAL (AFL v Mayo): Michael Boyle; Eamonn Doherty, Neil McGee, Eamonn McGee; Paddy McGrath, Karl Lacey, Frank McGlynn; Martin McElhinney, Christy Toye; Martin Reilly, Odhran McNiallais, Ryan McHugh; Patrick McBrearty, Hugh McFadden, Colm McFadden.

    Derry v Cork

    DERRY (AFL): E McNicholl; O Duffy, N Holly, K Johnston; L McGoldrick, C McAtamney, M McIver; M Lynch, F Doherty; SL McGoldrick, D Heavron, E Lynn; B Heron, T O’Brien, J Kielt.

    CORK (AFL v Derry): K O’Halloran; N Galvin, M Shields, Tom Clancy; Tomás Clancy, S O’Donoghue, C Dorman; F Goold, P Kelly; J O’Rourke, M Collins, Barry O’Driscoll; D Goulding, P Kerrigan, J Hayes. Subs: P O’Shea, J Loughrey, B Hurley, K O’Driscoll, C O’Driscoll, D Hodnett, C O’Neill.

    Monaghan v Dublin

    MONAGHAN (AFL v Dublin): R Beggan; K Duffy, D Wylie, R Wylie; F Kelly, V Corey, K O’Connell; N McAdam, D Hughes; D Mone, P Finlay, O Duffy; D Malone, K Hughes, C McManus.

    DUBLIN (AFL v Monaghan: S Cluxton; J Cooper, R O'Carroll, E Culligan; J McCarthy, J Small, J McCaffrey; M Darragh Macauley, T Brady; P Flynn, D Connolly, C Kilkenny; K McManamon, D Rock, B Brogan.

    Tyrone v Kerry

    TYRONE (AFL): N Morgan; A McCrory, R McNamee, C McCarron; R McNabb, Justin McMahon, P Harte; C Cavanagh, P McNulty; T McCann, M Donnelly, R McKenna; D McCurry, S Cavanagh (capt.), C McAliskey. Subs: S Fox C Clarke P Hughes PJ Lavery D McBride C McCann S McGuigan E McKenna P McNiece R O’Neill P Quinn

    KERRY (AFL v Tyrone): B Kealy; P Murphy, M Griffin, S Enright; J Lyne, P Crowley, K Young; A Maher, D Moran; A Fitzgerald, B Sheehan, J Buckley; S O’Brien, K Donaghy (capt.), BJ Keane. Subs: B Kelly, P Kilkenny, T Walsh, F Fitzgerald, M Ó’Sé, D O’Sullivan, K O’Leary, Padraig O’Connor, Philip O Connor, P Galvin, C Cooper.
  • Division Two

    Westmeath v Roscommon

    Both teams TBC

    Down v Laois

    DOWN (AFL v Laois): Stephen Kane; Gerard Collins, Luke Howard, Damian Turley; Darren O'Hagan, Brendan McArdle, Conall McGovern; Peter Turley, Paul Devlin; Conor Maginn, Kevin McKernan, Mark Poland; Conor Laverty, Caolan Mooney, Donal O'Hare

    Galway v Kildare

    Galway TBC

    KILDARE (AFL v Galway): Mark Donnellan; Ollie Lyons, Mick O'Grady, Ciaran Fitzpatrick; Peter Kelly, Fergal Conway, Emmet Bolton; Gary White, Paul Cribbin; Keith Cribbin, Eoghan O'Flaherty, Fionn Dowling; Eamonn Callaghan, Padraig Fogarty, Alan Smith.

    Meath v Cavan

    MEATH (AFL v Cavan): Paddy O'Rourke; Donnacha Tobin, Conor McGill, James McEntee; Mickey Burke, Donal Keogan, Brian Power; Conor Gillespie, Adam Flanagan; Graham Reilly, Padraic Harnan, Bryan Menton; Eamon Wallace, Stephen Bray, Mark O'Sullivan.

    CAVAN (AFL v Meath): Conor Gilsenan; Jason McLoughhlin, Rory Dunne, Ronan Flanagan; James McEnroe, Fergal Flanagan, Damien O'Reilly; Tomas Corr, Gearoid McKiernan; Dara McVeety, Niall McDermott, Martin Reilly; Cian Mackey, Martin Dunne, Brendan Fitzpatrick.

  • Division Three

    Sligo v Armagh

    Sligo TBC

    ARMAGH (AFL v Sligo): Paddy Morrison; Andy Mallon, Charlie Vernon, James Morgan; Ciaran McKeever, Eoin McArdle, Mark Shields; Stephen Harold, Peter Carragher; Brendan Donaghy, Miceal McKenna, Eugene McVerry; Stefan Forker, Gavin McParland, Andrew Murnin

    Louth v Limerick

    Both TBC

    Clare v Fermanagh

    Clare TBC

    FERMANAGH (AFL v Clare): Chris Snow; Mickey Jones, Tiarnan Daly, Niall Cassidy; Aidan Breen, Ryan McCluskey, James McMahon; Eoin Donnelly (capt), Che Cullen; Paul McCusker, Conall Jones, Barry Mulrone; Tomas Corrigan, Sean Quigley, Ciaran Flaherty.

    Tipperary v Wexford

    Tipperary TBC

    WEXFORD (AFL v Tipperary): Shane Roche; Paraic O'Keeffe, Jim Rossiter, Michael Furlong; Brian Malone, Naomhan Rossiter, Kieran Butler; Michael O'Regan, Colm Kehoe; Tiarnan Rossiter, Ben Brosnan, Eoghan Nolan; Kevin O'Grady, Graeme Cullen, Ciaran Lyng.

  • <strong>Division 1 as it stands</strong>
    Division 1 as it stands
  • Division 2 as it stands
    Division 2 as it stands
  • <strong>Division 3 as it stands</strong>
    Division 3 as it stands
  • Great article earlier this week by Malachy Clerkin explaining the possible outcomes following today's action - worth a good read to see your county's promotion or relegation prospects. Here's a link to it
  • DIV 1 Possibilities

    "In Division One, only two of the eight teams are certain of their fate. Cork will be in the semi-final come what may, Derry will be in Division Two come 2016. Otherwise, it’s all down to Sunday’s results.
    Despite sitting in second place, Monaghan are still not guaranteed a semi-final spot with Dublin travelling to Clones. Should the home side lose, they would be passed by Dublin and also by the winner of Mayo v Donegal.
    "They would hang onto fourth place as long as Kerry don’t beat Tyrone and even if Éamonn Fitzmaurice’s side do prevail in Omagh, they would have to turn around a 15-point deficit with Monaghan to advance.
    Dublin’s massive points difference surplus (+19) means a draw against Monaghan will put them through unless Kerry beat Tyrone by over 30 points.
    "If Jim Gavin’s side lose, however, they will be passed by the winners of Mayo v Donegal and Kerry, in the event of a Kingdom win in Omagh.
    By virtue of Kerry’s paltry points difference (-11), they are the only team whose Sunday can feasibly end with either a semi-final or relegation place.
    "If they lose in Omagh by two points or more, Fitzmaurice’s team will be in Division Two next year. But a win gives them a fighting chance of making the semis. They will need either Dublin to lose or Mayo v Donegal to end in a draw for it to happen but it’s possible.
    "By contrast, the relegation stakes are pretty straightforward.
    With Derry already gone, it’s virtually certain to be either Tyrone or Kerry joining them. Tyrone need at least a two-point win to go ahead of Kerry, anything else and they’re gone.
    Neither Donegal nor Mayo are mathematically safe but their points differences are so far superior as to make them, for all intents and purposes, uncatchable.
    If Division One is honours maths, Division Two is nuclear physics.
  • DIV2 possibilities

    "Alone among the four divisions, no team has yet been guaranteed a place in either the top two or the bottom two. Down lead on eight points but can be overtaken by Roscommon, either Meath or Cavan (or conceivably, although it is highly improbable, both), and even fifth-placed Galway.
    "Down can simplify matters with a win over Laois in Newry, leaving the other place in the final almost certain to come down to points difference. Meath are the favourites thanks to a home tie against Cavan and a points difference surplus of +14. But if Cavan win and Roscommon beat Westmeath, it will be a calculator job.

    "Things are no clearer at the bottom, except to say that both Westmeath and Kildare have to win if they’re to have any chance of survival. Westmeath’s points difference is drastic at -22, meaning their best chance is to beat Roscommon and hope Kildare and Laois both lose.

    "Kildare need to beat Galway by at least four points and hope either Laois or Westmeath lose. They could get away with a draw but only if Laois lose by at least seven in Newry.
    As for Laois, a draw will be enough to see them to safety. Galway need a draw or even just a marginal defeat against Kildare.
    Whatever happens, there’s going to be a whirlpool of confusion around 4.20 on Sunday as it all gets sorted out."
  • DIV3 possibilities

    "Life in Division Three is much simpler. Fermanagh and Armagh are already promoted, with Wexford all but relegated thanks to a points difference of -40. Most likely to join them will be whoever loses between Louth (-24) and Limerick (-25) in Drogheda.
    "In the event of a draw in that game, Sligo and Clare will come into the mix and things will start getting complicated. Clare have the head-to-head advantage over Sligo if it comes down to it."
  • Div  4 possibilities

    "Longford are already promoted. Joining them in the final will be the winners of Offaly v Antrim in Tullamore. In the event of the draw in that game, Offaly will be promoted with the superior points difference."

  • Donegal 0-2 Mayo 0-0: Donegal have raced into a two point lead against Mayo - Martin McElhinney with the latest score  
  • Kerry 0-1 Tyrone 0-0: Johnny Buckley opens the scoring for the All-Ireland champions
  • Kerry 0-1 Tyrone 0-1: Sean Cavanagh from a 35 metre free levels matters after four minutes. Tyrone are running straight at the heart of the Kerry defence and have won another free, Peter Harte this time
  • Cork 1-1 Derry 0-0: Daniel Goulding point before Stephen O'Donoghue scores an early GOAL
  • Tyrone 0-3 Kerry 0-1: Darren McCurry with a fine score and Tyrone seem well up for this  
  • Limerick 0-2 Louth 0-2 - as Sligo lead Armagh 0-2 to 0-1
  • Offaly 1-7 Antrim 1-5: 48 minutes gone and the Faithful county look to have the edge in this Division Four promotion battle
  • Laois 0-2 Down 0-0: Evan O'Carroll doubles the Leinster county's lead early on
  • Tyrone 0-3 Kerry 0-2: Fine score from David Moran on ten minutes
  • Tyrone 0-4 Kerry 0-2: Gooch is back among the Kerry subs today, as is Paul Galvin. Looks like they may be needed too as Peter Harte extends Tyrone's lead and continue to have the upper hand
  • Dublin 0-1 Monaghan 0-0: Bernard Brogan opens the scoring, delayed by ten minutes this one was so just two minutes gone
  • Dublin 1-1 Monaghan 0-0: Brian Fenton with a GOAL  
  • Roscommon 0-4 Westmeath 0-0: Fintan Kelly, selected at midfield today with the latest point
  • Great week for <strong>Roscommon</strong> following up on Roscommon CBS reaching the Hogan Cup final the Under 21 team won a fourth Connacht title in six years yesterday. But that means the likes of Enda Smith are rested for today's crucial encounter
    Great week for Roscommon following up on Roscommon CBS reaching the Hogan Cup final the Under 21 team won a fourth Connacht title in six years yesterday. But that means the likes of Enda Smith are rested for today's crucial encounter
  • Kildare 0-4 Galway 0-2: 13 minutes gone and Kildare are on top so far
  • Mayo 0-3 Donegal 0-2: Jason Doherty points a free to put Mayo ahead. Donegal haven't scored since within the first minute
  • Down 1-3 Laois 0-3: Caolan Mooney with the latest score for the Ulster side
  • Donegal 1-3 Mayo 0-4: Paddy McBrearty with a GOAL to put Rory Gallagher's team back ahead
  • Meath 0-2 Cavan 0-3: Dara McVeety has Cavan ahead in this local derby
  • Galway 0-6 Kildare 0-4: The Tribesmen are also down some of their Under 21s today
  • Down 1-4 Laois 0-6: Ross Munnelly after 21 minutes
  • Dublin 1-3 Monaghan 0-3: Paul Finlay free reduces the Dub's lead
  • Welcome back Paul Galvin
    Welcome back Paul Galvin
  • Galway 1-6 Kildare 0-6: Shane Walsh with the GOAL on 23 minutes
  • Down 1-4 Laois 0-7: Evan O'Carroll with his latest score levels the game
  • The Gooch during the warm up
    The Gooch during the warm up
  • Diarmuid Murtagh is on for Roscommon - he played in the Under 21 final yesterday but John Evans clearly isn't comfortable playing on in this must win encounter without him  
  • Tyrone 0-5 Kerry 0-4: Highlight of the game there being Sean Cavanagh's perfectly timed shoulder on Paul Murphy
  • Meath 0-3 Cavan 0-4 as Roscommon lead Westmeath 0-5 to 0-4
  • Mayo 0-6 Donegal 1-5: Donie Vaughan pops up to reduce the defecit
  • Tyrone 0-5 Kerry 0-5: Nice score from Pul Murphy, clearly no ill-effects form that Cavanagh challenge earlier and the perfect response (32 minutes)  
  • Galway 1-8 Kildare 0-7 after 33 minutes
  • Tyrone 0-7 Kerry 0-5: Tyrone have their two point advantage once more, 34 minutes
  • Tyrone 0-7 Kerry 0-6: Johnny Buckley lands a beauty from distance over on the right hand side
  • Meath 0-5 Cavan 0-5: Not much free flowing football there as the first half nears an end
  • Down 2-7 Laois 0-8: Mark Poland with the second Down GOAL
  • Cork 1-7 Derry 1-7: And Derry have recovered well from their poor start
  • Sligo 0-12 Armagh 0-4: That's the half time score as Sligo save their best league performance for last against already promoted Armagh. Adrian Marren causing all sorts of problems there
  • Galway 1-10 Kildare 0-8: Pedar Og Griofa with the last point, great to see him back in the Galway jersey after so many injuries
  • HALF TIME: Tyrone 0-8 Kerry 0-7: Sean Cavanagh very prominent as Kerry's defence struggles
  • Div4 FT:  Carlow 1-12 Longford 1-18;  Offaly 1-13  Antrim 1-07;  Wicklow 0-12 London 2-08
  • That's Longford and Offaly promoted to next year's Division Three
  • Dublin 1-7 Monaghan 0-5: Dessie Mone black carded after a Dean Rock free adds to the Dub's lead. Not looking good for Monaghan  
  • DIV3 HT:  Clare 0-08 Fermanagh 1-03;  Louth 0-07 Limerick 0-08;  Sligo 0-12 Armagh 0-04;  Tipperary 2-08 Wexford 0-06
  • DIV2 HT:  Down 2-07  Laois  0-08;  Galway 1-10 Kildare 0-07;  Meath 0-06  Cavan 0-05;  Westmeath 0-05 Roscommon 0-06
  • Dublin 1-9 Monaghan 0-5:  Kevin McMenamin adds to Dublin score before the break  
  • DIV1 HT:  Derry 0-07  Cork 1-07;  Mayo 0-07  Donegal 1-05;  Monaghan 0-05 Dublin 1-09;  Tyrone 0-08 Kerry 0-07
  • <span style='text-decoration: underline;'><strong>This is how Division four has ended up  </strong></span>
    This is how Division four has ended up  
  • <span>Donegal's Martin McElhinney and Donal Vaughan of Mayo are both among the first half scorers</span>
    Donegal's Martin McElhinney and Donal Vaughan of Mayo are both among the first half scorers
  • Sean Cavanagh with 0-4 and Bryan Sheehan with 0-3, the two free takers of course lead the first half scoring charts between Tyrone and Kerry
  • If things stay as are in Division Two - Westmeath and Kildare go down and Down and Roscommon both get promoted, the Rossies edging Meath on the head-to-head
  • If things stay as they are in Division One - Dublin, Donegal and Monaghan will join Cork in the semi-finals and the relegation battle will go down to points difference.
  • If things stay as they are in Division Three - Fermanagh and Armagh are already promoted - Wexford and Louth are facing the drop
  • Roscommon 1-7 Westmeath 0-7; Conor Daly from wing back with the GOAL  
  • Galway 1-10 Kildare 0-9: Alan Smith and Eoghan O'Flaherty start the second half of well for the Lilywhites
  • Donegal 1-5 Mayo 0-7 as Bryan Sheehan scores a monster free to make it Kerry 0-8 Tyrone 0-8
  • Down 2-8 Laois 0-8: Goalscorer Paul Devlin after two minutes in the second half adds a point
  • Joe McMahon is on for Tyrone - but they're struggling to break down Kerry who are back in numbers
  • Roscommon 1-8 Westmeath 0-7: Diarmuid Murtagh free increases the lead
  • Meath 0-8 Cavan 0-8 as Dublin lead Monagahn 1-10 to 0-5 after 36 minutes
  • Mayo 0-9 Donegal 1-5: Mayo are in front with Barry Moran very prominent
  • Cork 1-9 Derry 0-10 as Rory Beggan scores Monaghan's sixth point at long last  
  • Kerry 0-10 Tyrone 0-9: Tit-for-tat, Paul Geaney, Darren McCurry and then Paul Murphy once more exchange fine scores
  • Kerry 1-10 Tyrone 0-9: And a Paul Geaney goal despite some fantastic last ditch blocking, increases the lead further
  • Kerry 1-10 Tyrone 0-10: Sean Cavanagh very nearly with a goal of his own after sidestepping through on goal after excellent work by the instrumental Mattie Donnelly. But he over hits it
  • Sligo 1-15 Armagh 0-6: Mark Brehony free the latest score and you wouldn't want to be an Armagh player facing Kieran McGeeney after this
  • Down 2-10 Laois 0-11: Ross Munnelly is keeping the Laois fight going  
  • Kerry 1-11 Tyrone 0-11: Jonathon Lyne give a text book example of  ablack card free but the referee opts for the yellow
  • Donegal 1-6 Mayo 0-9: Colm McFadden is back in the Donegal team today and he's pointed to draw level on 47 minutes
  • Kerry 1-12 Tyrone 0-11: Darran o'Sullivan after yet another Kieran Donaghy lay-off, and now Marc O Se enters the fray
  • Roscommon 1-9 Westmeath 0-9: That man Diarmuid Murtagh again
  • Tipperary 2-9 Wexford 2-12: Wexford fighting for their lives with 56 minutes gone
  • Derry 1-12 Cork 1-9: Niall Holly very prominent as Derry lead after 57 minutes
  • Roscommon 1-9 Westmeath 0-10: Point number six for John Heslin
  • Galway 2-10 Kildare 0-10 - as Down lead Laois 3-11 to 0-12
  • Meath 0-10 Cavan 0-12 but as Senan Kilbride goals for Roscommon it looks like it's now between Cavan and the Connacht side
  • Roscommon 2-9 Westmeath 0-10 after as Micky Newman puts Meath just one point in arrears against Cavan  
  • Dublin 1-15 Monagahn 0-6:  Paul Flynn with a fine score for the Dubs
  • Derry are in full flow this afternoon  
  • The Gooch is ready to enter!
  • Kerry 1-12 Tyrone 0-14: As Colm Cooper comes on to a warm applause
  • Great game in Healy Park with both teams going for it - lots of direct running and a lot of yellow cards brandished. THat red card mightn't be too far away for someone
  • Kerry 1-12 Tyrone 0-15: All Square thanks to a Sean Cavanagh point on 64 minutes
  • Derry 2-15 Cork 1-10: Eoin Bradley points from a free as Dean Rock extends Dublin's lead to 14 against Monaghan  
  • Kerry 1-13 Tyrone 0-15: Anthony Maher with a beauty, outside of the right boot from 40m
  • Tipp 2-12 Wexford 2-15: Going into injury time
  • Meath 0-13 Cavan 0-12 into injury time there too
  • Galway 3-12 Kildare 0-12: Laois look to be safe on scoring difference though  
  • 69 minutes: <strong>Kerry 1-14 Tyrone 0-16</strong> - Mattie Donnelly's goal effort pulls off a fantastic save
    69 minutes: Kerry 1-14 Tyrone 0-16 - Mattie Donnelly's goal effort pulls off a fantastic save
  • Full time in Sligo as they beat Armagh 1-19 to 1-8
  • Down 3-12 Laois 1-15:  Ross Munnelly penalty saved  
  • Full Time: Darren McCurry questionaly takes his point and it ends Kerry 1-14 Tyrone 0-17
  • Dublin 1-20 Monagahn 1-20: Conor McManus free the latest score as Monagahn rally late on  
  • Full time and Kildare are relegated  from Division Two following 1-12 to 3-12 defeat to Galway  
  • DIV 1 FT:  Derry 2-15 Cork 1-11;  Mayo 0-12 Donegal 1-09;  Monaghan 1-11 Dublin 1-22;  Tyrone 0-17 Kerry 1-14
  • DIV2 FT:  Down 3-12 Laois  1-15;  Galway 3-12 Kildare 1-12;  Meath 0-14 Cavan 0-12;  Westmeath 0-12  Roscommon 2-13
  • DIV3 FT:  Clare 1-14 Fermanagh 2-09;  Louth 2-11 Limerick 2-13;  Sligo 1-19 Armagh 0-08;  Tipperary 2-09 Wexford 2-15
  • Divison One semi finalists are  Cork, Dublin, Monaghan, Donegal as Derry and Tyrone go down  
  • Promoted from Division Two are Down and Roscommon as Kildare and Westmeath go down  
  • Armagh and Fermanagh are promoted from Division Three as Louth and Wexford drop down  
  • Dublin ended up second in this year's division one table - after a crushing victory over Monaghan  
    Dublin ended up second in this year's division one table - after a crushing victory over Monaghan  
  • This year's AFL Division One table after the final round of games
    This year's AFL Division One table after the final round of games
  • The Division Two table after the day's final round of games
    The Division Two table after the day's final round of games
  • So next week's AFL Division One semi finals will see Cork take on Donegal and Dublin versus Monaghan with times and venues TBC
  • And Divison Three has finished up like this
    And Divison Three has finished up like this
  • So let's just recap on all of that information before we leave you  
  • The end-of-play AFL Divison 4 table from earlier this afternoon
    The end-of-play AFL Divison 4 table from earlier this afternoon