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Dublin face Tipp in the NHL quarters before a relegation battle between Donegal and Mayo

Philip Reid Sun, Mar 25
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  • 12:46
    Philip Reid with you for the afternoon as we keep an eye on what’s going on in the Allianz leagues.

    No snow, no rain, no Beast of the East Mark III to worry about, so it’s all systems go around the country with football the headline act for the most part.

    It’s crunch day in the Allianz Football League for many teams – even if Galway and Dublin already know they’ve booked their place in the Division One final next week – with matters of promotion and relegation on the minds of most teams.

    First up, though, it is the Allianz League hurling quarter-final between hot favourites Tipperary and Dublin in Croke Park. There’s a one o’clock throw-in for that one, the first of a double-header at HQ that also sees All-Ireland football champions Dublin seek to maintain their unbeaten record in Division One when they host Monaghan.

    Pat Gilroy’s hurlers have reached the quarter-final without any of their Cuala contingent. The Dalkey club showed their mettle on Saturday when retaining the All-Ireland club title in a riveting replay with Na Piarsaigh of Limerick.

    Tipperary are roaring hot favourites for the hurling quarter-final, priced at 1/14 with Paddy Power. Dublin are 8/1. Which pretty much sums up the expectations on either side, especially with the game at Croke Park rather than Parnell Park.
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    There's one change in the Armagh team btw for their football Division Three clash away to Wexford...... Ben Crealey replaces Eddie English at left-corner forward.


    At Croke Park, the sun is shining and the pitch looks superb as Tipp and Dublin finish their warm-ups.

  • 13:00
    Sean Cleere is the man in the middle for the Dublin-Tipperary match, and wer're off and runnning with Donal Burke needing only 10 seconds to fire over a long range point for the Dubs.
  • 13:01
    Sweet hurling from Danny Sutcliffe. Dublin lead by two points, less than two minutes in. What price an upset now?
  • 13:03
    There aren't too many Dublin fans on Hill 16 at the moment.....maybe word will spread that the hurlers are 0-4 to 0-0 up on raging hot favourties Tipperary.
  • 13:05
    Well, well, well.....less than five minutes gone at HQ and Donal Burke has pointed a free to put Dublin 0-5 to 0-0 ahead. Tipperary will need to wake up.
  • 13:07
    Good spot by referee Cleere as Chris Crummy's handpass is actually a throw and Tipperary off the mark with a free.....Dublin respond immediately with point from Paul Wiinters. It's 0-6 to 0-1 to Dublin after seven minutes.
  • 13:08
    This looks like a different mindset from Dublin. After battling through the league campaign, they've stepped up a few gears   and leading 0-8 to 0-1. Winters point.
  • 13:10
    Pat Gilroy has moved to the sideline to have a close look. Can he believe what he's seeing? Another Burke free has his men up 0-9 to 0-1 over Tipperary.
  • 13:12
    Fast and furious - maninly from the Dubs - at HQ. Dublin leading 0-10 to 0-2 with less than 12 minutes on the clock. Tipperary starting to wake up though.....
  • 13:13
    Couple of important points from Tipp corner forward Cian Darcy who has drifted out to get some possession..... 0-10 to 0-5 now for Dublin in this quarter-final.
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  • 13:18
    A McGrath point is followed straight away by a Dublin point from Sutcliffe 0-11 to 0-6 for Dublin.   Make that 0-8 now for Tipperary, two points inside a minute..... non-stop scoring in this one.
  • 13:20
    Referee Sean Cleere having the chat with Tipperary No.12 John McGrath... that's a yellow card.
  • 13:20
    And yellow too for Shane Barrett of Dublin.
  • 13:21
    Tipperary have upped their game after a very slow start. Good physical game now. Dublin still lead though, ahead 0-11 to 0-9 (21 mins)
  • 13:22
    Loose clearance by Dublin 'keeper Alan Nolan....snapped up by John McGrath, Tipp point. Now just the one point in it.
  • 13:23
    Jason Ford's pointed free has Tipperary back level for the first time since the throw-in. 0-11 apiece at HQ.
  • 13:23
    Bit of an upset on the cards in Wexford Park where the home side lead Division 3 leaders Armagh 0-8 to 0-0.....
  • 13:25
    Donal Burke free has the Dubs back in front over Tipp....0-12 to 0-11
  • 13:27
    Great goal from John McGrath.....Tiperary 1-11 to Dublin's 0-12.
  • 13:28
    Referee Cleere having another chat, this time with Danny Sutcliffe and Barry Heffernan. Flashing the yellow card again at both men. Bit of an edge in this one now.
  • 13:31
    Lovely score from Barry Heffernan.....Tipperary 1-12 to 0-12 up.
  • 13:33
    Over in Ruislip, London look in control against Waterford in the Division Four football game....London leading 1-8 to 0-3. Poor Waterford look like going through the campaign without a win.
  • 13:35
    Tipperary manager Michael Ryan looks a bit happier on the sideline at Croke Park....his men leading 1-14 to 0-14 with half-time approaching.
  • 13:35
    Two minutes of additional time announced in Croke Park.
  • 13:36
    John McGrath is proving a handful....another point for the flying wingforward as Tipp move 1-15 to 0-14 up on the Dubs.
  • 13:37
    Red card for Tipperary midfielder Ronan Maher......second yellow for grabbing Ryan O'Dwyer around the neck.
  • 13:39
    Well, the half-time whistle has sounded in Croke Park and it's a much feistier game than anyone expected. Tipperary lead 1-15 to 0-14 at the break. Some fine scores from both teams and great intensity. Tipp will have only 14 men when the game gets back under way after Ronan Maher's dismissal in first-half injury time. Can Dublin take advantage of the extra man?
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    In the big match in the AFL Division Four, Laois lead Carlow by 1-5 to 0-5 at half-time.
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    Pat Gilroy and Mickey Whelan displaying no emotions as they return to the sideline ahead of the second half. Hands in pockets. Anthony Cunningham out the pitch, nice and relaxed. Wonder what's ahead of us? Tipp back out on the pitch now as well.
  • 13:56
    Tipperary get first blood of the second half with a point to lead 1-16 to 0-14. Two wides so far from Dublin.
  • 13:56
    Paul Winters grabs a point for Dublin....trailing 1-16 to 0-15.
  • 13:58
    John McGrath is having a brilliant game.....dispossessed Danny Sutcliffe and fired over a point. Tipp lead 1-17 to 0-15. Dubs yet to get going this half.
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  • 14:00
    Dublin using the extra man in defence, but seem to have slipped down the gears. Slow play not suiting them at all.
  • 14:01
    Delay in the game as Ryan O'Dwyer gets some treatment for a head injury....Paul Ryan has come on for O'Dwyer.
  • 14:03
    Lovely ball in from Barry Heffernan and Jason Ford points it.... nice, but too easy?? Tipp leading 1-18 to 0-15 and no sign of the numerical disadvantage having any impact.
  • 14:04
    John O'Dwyer is on....some more firepower for Tipp, who lead 1-19 to 0-15. Dublin not getting going this half at all.
  • 14:05
    Finally, a bit of impetus from a Dublin player as Shane Barrett drives forward and is fouled. Padraic Maher gets the yellow card for chopping down on the Dublin player. Donal Burke points the free. Tipp 1-19 to 0-16 ahead.
  • 14:06
    Another Dub on the's centre-half back Chris Crummey. The physios working on the injury. Looks like an ankle.
  • 14:08
    Doesn't look good at all for Crummey...foot in a space boot, and stretcher cart on the pitch. Darren Kelly is the man to replace him.
  • 14:13
    GOAL for Tipperary .....
  • 14:14
    Michael Breen's goal - well taken - has surely taken Tipp out of sight....they've been far superior in the second-half. Tipp 2-20 to 0-16 after 55 minutes
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    Tipperary's defence have been immense.....Dublin can't manufacture any goal-scoring chances.
  • 14:20
    Donal Burke taps over a pointed free for Dublin....but they need goals at this stage. Tipperary have been hugely impressive (playing with 14 men) in the second half. It's 2-20 to 0-17 (61 mins) to Tipperary.
  • 14:21
    Conal Keaney point for Dublin....chipping away but that's all. Tipp 2-20 to Dublin's 0-18.
  • 14:23
    Huge long range point from Jason Ford. Tipp coasting this now, up by 2-21 to 0-18.
  • 14:25
    Keaney points to keep scoreboard ticking over....Dublin now 0-19 to Tipp's 2-21
  • 14:26
    Tipperary look as if they've the extra man....every player fighting for every ball, every one of them on the front foot. Tipp 2-23 to 0-19. Clock ticking down.
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  • 14:29
    Tipperary moving towards a semi-final place ....... after a slow start, they've been a different class to Dublin when it mattered most. Padraic Maher has led the defence brilliantly, and John McGrath and Jason Ford have been tremendous in attack.
  • 14:31
    Five minutes added time in Croke Park....mostly to do with that Chris Crummey injury. You could add an hour and you couldn't see Dublin having enough time to get back into it. Tipp leading 2-24 to 0-19.
  • 14:35

    Referee Sean Cleere has blown the full time whistle and that puts Dublin out of their misery at Croke Park. Tipperary win by 2-25 to 0-20 . . . . . Dublin's early start fizzled out and it was all too easy for Tipperary.

    The Dubs will be looking forward to getting their Cuala contingent back into their ranks asap.

  • 14:36
    Tipperary manager Mick Ryan will be happy with how his men performed, especially in the second half. And Bubbles O'Dwyer came on in the second half just to shake up things a little. Good win for Tipp who book their place in next weekend's semi-final against Limerick.
  • 14:40
    Table toppers Armagh have suffered a shock defeat to Wexford in the Allianz Football League Division Three.... that wasn't on the cards for Kieran McGeeney's men, was it? Wexford 0-12 to Armagh's 1-8.
  • 14:41
    Laois have beaten Carlow in the AFL Division 4 ..... and they're both promoted and will meet again next week in the league final. Happy all round in the midlands.
  • 14:49
    Word from London is that Waterford staged a great comeback to beat the hosts ..... 1-16 to 1-14. That's their first win of the campaign.
  • 14:54

    Dublin and Galway are assured of their places at the top table for the Allianz Football League decider next Sunday: the Dubs finish off their regular campaign against Monaghan at Croke Park, while Galway look to maintain their unbeaten run away to Kildare.


    There's always an edge to Mayo-Donegal meetings ...... Keith Duggan set the scene for this one:

  • 14:59
    Mayo and Donegal are lining up for the national anthem....couple of late changes in the Mayo ranks, with David Drake and Conor Loftus coming into the team for Ger Cafferkey and Adam Gallagher.
  • 15:00
    There's a good crowd in Ballybofey.....traditonally a tough place for visiting teaams. Game about to get under way. Plenty of handshakes. How long will that last?
  • 15:01
    Surprise surprise....a few changes in the Dublin team for the match against Monaghan. Shane Carthy, Conor McHugh and Kevin Mac in to the team.
  • 15:02
    Just seconds into the game and that man Andy Moran slips over the opening score of the game for Mayo.
  • 15:03
    Wing back Frank McGlynn gets Donegal on the scoreboard. That's a point apiece.
  • 15:06
    Brian Fenton's left footed point has given the Dubs the lead for the first time in Croke Park, leading Monaghan 0-3 to 0-2.
  • 15:08
    Andy Moran is the go-to man in the Mayo attack....he looks sharp as ever. Mayo leading 0-4 to 0-1 away to Donegal. That's a great start for Mayo who are fighting for Division One survival.
  • 15:09
    Meath off to a flying start against Down.....two quickfire goals has them ahead, two goals to no score.
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  • 15:14
    Vinny Corey has scored a goal to put Monaghan 1-3 to 0-5 up on the Dubs at HQ.
  • 15:15
    Galway maintain their strong league form....the Tribesmen lead Kildare by 0-5 to 0-3 after 15 minutes.
  • 15:17
    Colm Boyle in the referee's book for a late challenge on Eoin Ban Gallagher.....Mayo lead 0-5 to Donegal's 0-3
  • 15:18
    Kerry are off to a great start on the road to Tyrone.... up by 0-5 to 0-2
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    Donegal seem to have weathered the Mayo storm.....they're level pegging now, 0-5 apiece.
  • 15:24
    Paddy McBrearty is a key man for Donegal and he's just produced a brilliant score to put them 0-6 to 0-5 ahead......Mayo not as sharp now.
  • 15:26
    Eoghan Ban Gallagher is enjoying this game.....greatpoint to put Donegal 0-7 to 0-5 ahead.
  • 15:27
    Paddy McBrearty is having a field day..... another fine point, that's seven points in a row for Donegal. They've turned this game around completely. 0-8 to 0-5. This is why Ballybofey is a fortress.
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  • 15:31
    Mayo's drought is over.....Andy Moran very clever in winning a free, converted by Conor Loftus. Donegal lead 0-8 to 0-6.
  • 15:33
    Paddy McBrearty is surely fit and well....having a big say on his comeback from injury. A lovely pointedfree to put Donegal 0-9 to 0-6 up on Mayo.
  • 15:34
    Tyrone fighting back well against Kerry.....margin down to just one point.
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  • 15:36
    Meath got off to a tremendous start - two goals inside five minutes - but Down are making a game of it. Meath lead 2-5 to 0-8 approaching half-time in Navan.
  • 15:38

    It's half-time in Ballybofey and Donegal have moved into a 0-9 to 0-6 lead over Mayo.

    Donegal got off to a sluggish start but reeled off seven points in a row to turn th egame around. McBrearty has been immense in the first-half.

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  • 15:41
    Well, looks like Clare have their scoring boots with them for the match against Louth in Division Two. The Banner lead 3-7 to 0-6 at the break.
  • 15:43

    The half-time scores in AFL Division One:

    Dublin 0-8, Monaghan 1-5; Tyrone 0-9, Kerry 0-9; Kildare 0-5, Galway 0-8; Donegal 0-9, Mayo 0-6.

  • 15:45

    And the half-time scores in AFL Division Two:

    Roscommon 0-10, Cork 1-7; Meath 2-5, Down 0-8; Clare 3-7, Louth 0-6; Cavan 0-6, Tipperary 1-5.

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  • 15:53
    Great to see the young children on the pitch for their half-time matches in Ballybofey ..... it promises to be an interesting second-half. Donegal have certainly turned the tide and have taken the initiative. Eoghan Ban Gallagher has impressed for Donegal, so too Paddy McBrearty. Mayo are in danger of relegation unless they get their act together.
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  • 15:55
    Okay, a bit of a huddle there from Mayo ahead of returning to the pitch for the second half. Some strong words no doubt.....
  • 15:58
    Hugh McFadden gets a yellow card for a tackle that was just a wee bit on the high side.....Mayo look more determined. Conor Loftus free has reduced the deficit to two points. 0-9 to 0-7.
  • 15:59
    22,085 is the attendance in Croke Park.....Monaghan edging it over the Dubs by a point early in the second half.
  • 16:00
    Yellow card for Mayo's Andy Moran.....
  • 16:01
    Michael Murphy....there's only one Michael Murphy ..... great point on the run from the big Donegal man. 0-10 to 0-7 up to Donegal over Mayo.
  • 16:02
    Roscommon have made a good start to the second-half against Cork.....the Rossies have moved two points clear.
  • 16:03
    A goal chance for Mayo's Tom Parsons.....bursting forward, but falling as he kicks and it flashes wide.
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  • 16:05
    Word from Croke Park is that Dublin have edged a point clear over Monaghan ..... Colm Basquel into the fray for the Dubs. So too MDM.
  • 16:06
    Super long range pointed free (from the hands) by Conor Loftus to make it a two point game ......Donegal lead Mayo by 0-10 to 0-8.
  • 16:07
    RED CARD: Tipperary's Liam Casey sent off in the big Division Two game against Cavan.
  • 16:07
    Mark McHugh is on the field for Donegal......he'll run and run and run.
  • 16:09
    Whatever the outcome in Ballybofey, Conor Loftus is making a strong claim for a starting spot come the championship.
  • 16:14
    Donegal playing a lot of "keep ball"'s frustrating for Mayo.
  • 16:15
    Yep, that frustration earns Tom Parsons a yellow card..... Donegal leading by one, 0-11 to 0-10.
  • 16:18
    Offaly are causing a wee surprise in their match with neighbours Westmeath.....they lead 1-15 to 1-10, and need a win to have any chance of staying in Division 3.
  • 16:19
    14-man Tipperary have grabbed a goal (McGrath) in the big Division Two match against Cavan in Breffni Park. Tipp lead by a goal.
  • 16:21
    Tyrone have missed a penalty in the game with Kerry.....Ronan O'Neill blasted the spotkick wide.Tyrone lead 0-15 to 0-12.
  • 16:23
    Meath look to be staying in Division Two.....another goal for the Royals, they lead 3-11 to 0-11 over Down in what is effectively a relegation battle. Wait....a goal for Down. Not over yet.
  • 16:24
    Sub Jack McCarron has scored Monaghan's second goal....they're up by one point over the Dubs in Croke Park.
  • 16:25
    Donegal keeeping the upper hand in their fight to avoid relegation.....up by 0-13 to 0-10 in their battle with Mayo. Odhran MacNiallais with the point.
  • 16:26
    RED CARD: Philly McMahon gets his marching orders in Croke Park. Monaghan lead 2-10 to 0-15.
  • 16:28
    Tyrone are up by four points on Kerry ......the Kingdom haven't scored since the 44th minute.
  • 16:29
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    They're level in Croke Park heading into injury time....there'll be four minutes of that.
  • 16:30
    Tyrone ripping into Kerry.... a Declan McClure goal has put them 1-16 to 0-12 up.
  • 16:30
    Jack McCarron is making a real impact....he's put Monaghan a point up on 14-man Dublin in injury time.
  • 16:33
    There'll be four minutes of added time in Ballybofey.....Mayo going backwards and across field in search of an opening. And it is corner-back Eoinn O'Donoghue who gets the point. Donegal lead by a point. Tick, tock.
  • 16:34
    Monaghan have pointed late in injury beat the Dubs by a point, 2-12 to 0-17. Great win for Monaghan.
  • 16:36
    And Mayo's resilience pays off. A late, late point from Kevin McLoughlin equals the scoring....0-13 apiece. Scuffles going on all over the pitch.
  • 16:38
    Mayo pulled that draw out of the fire......they stay in Division One. Donegal going down.
  • 16:40
    A point deep into injury time by Conor Madden has given Cavan a 0-17 to 2-10 win over Tipperary.....Cavan are headed back to Division One.
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    Galway, in their first season back in Division One, TOP the table: the Tribesmen will face Dublin in next week's final at Croke Park.
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    Allianz Hurling League quarter-final

    Tipperary 2-25 Dublin 0-20


    Division 3B final

    Lancashire 1-25 Leitrim 1-18


    Allianz Football League

    Division One

    Donegal 0-13 Mayo 0-13

    Dublin 0-17 Monaghan 2-12

    Kildare  0-10 Galway 0-16

    Tyrone 1-17 Kerry 0-14


    Division Two

    Roscommon 0-17 Cork 1-11

    Meath 4-14 Down 1-14

    Cavan 0-17 Tipperary 2-10

    Clare 3-12  Louth 1-11


    Division Three

    Longford   1-9 Fermanagh 1-10

    Sligo 3-11 Derry 2-12

    Westmeath 1-14 Offaly 1-20  

    Wexford 0-12 Armagh 1-8


    Division Four

    Laois   1-6 Carlow 0-8

    London 1-14 Waterford 1-16

    Limerick 0-12 Antrim 1-13

    Leitrim 2-15 Wicklow 0-10


  • 17:02

    If any lesson was given in today's football action, it was that you keep playing right to the final whistle......

    Mayo staved off relegation with a last gasp point from Kevin McLoughlin to equalise. Donegal are relegated from Division One, along with Kildare. Galway top the table and play Dublin in the Division One final.


    In Division Two, Cavan produced another late, late show to edge out Tipperary ..... and book a final spot against Roscommon. Louth are relegated.


    In Division Three, Fermanagh's Seamus Quigley was the hero with a late 45 metres free to earn his team promotion. And a final date with Armagh. Derry and Wexford are relegated.


    In Division Four, Laois's win over Carlow earned them promotion.....and a place in the final against Carlow.