It is another bumper weekend in the Allianz Football League with a number of teams eager to avoid relegation while the likes of Kerry and Fermanagh will be hoping to extend their leads.
The Kingdom were afforded some breathing room in Division 1 of the Allianz Football League last week as they edged passed Galway in Tuam last weekend while Mayo fell to a disappointing loss to Dublin in Croke Park. James Horan’s side will be hoping to return to winning ways when they welcome struggling Galway to MacHale Park on Saturday.
Both Tyrone and Cavan lie on three points with only one win apiece in the Allianz League and both will be desperate to avoid the relegation zone.
In Division 2, a loss to Tipperary in Semple Stadium on Saturday would all but guarantee relegation or Cork and though the Premier County lie in seventh place, a win in Semple coupled with a Fermanagh victory against Clare in Brewster Park on Sunday, would see them out of danger. Meanwhile, Donegal will be hoping to avoid their third loss in the Allianz League when they welcome Armagh to Ballybofey.
Matters are just as tense in Division 3 as, apart from Sligo, it is difficult to guess who else will find themselves playing in Division 4 of the Allianz League next year. League leaders, Louth, will fancy their chances against Carlow on Saturday while second-place Down welcome Offaly to Páirc Esler on Saturday.
It’s a tight scrap at the top of Division 4 with Derry and Leitrim both undefeated on eight points, however, the northern county edge it on points difference and will be hoping to extend that lead when the travel to Limerick on Saturday. Meanwhile, Leitrim welcome improving London to Avantcard Páirc Seán MacDiarmada.
If you can’t make it along to any of the Allianz League games this weekend, there’s plenty of television coverage. On Saturday, Mayo v Galway is live on Eir Sport 1 while Eir Sport 2 will provide live coverage of Donegal v Armagh.
On Sunday, TG4 will have live coverage of Roscommon v Dublin while there is also deferred coverage of Kerry v Monaghan.
Saturday, March 3
Football League Division 1: Tyrone v Cavan, Healy Park, 7pm
Football League Division 1: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, 7.15pm
Football League Division 2: Tipperary v Cork, Semple Stadium, 7pm
Football League Division 2: Donegal v Armagh, Ballybofey, 7.15pm
Football League Division 3: Carlow v Louth, Netwatch Cullen Park, 7pm
Football League Division 3: Down v Offaly, Páirc Esler, 7pm
Football League Division 3: Laois v Longford, O’Moore Park, 7pm
Football League Division 4: Waterford v Antrim, WIT Arena, 12.30pm
Football League Division 4: Limerick v Derry, Gaelic Grounds, 1pm
Football League Division 4: Wicklow v Wexford, Aughrim, 2pm
Sunday, March 3
Football League Division 1: Roscommon v Dublin, Dr Hyde Park, 2pm
Football League Division 1: Kerry v Monaghan, Fitzgerald Stadium, 3pm
Football League Division 2: Meath v Kildare, Páirc Tailteann, 2pm
Football League Division 2: Fermanagh v Clare, Brewster Park, 2pm
Football League Division 3: Sligo v Westmeath, Collooney, 2pm
Football League Division 4: Leitrim v London, Avantcard Páirc Seán MacDiarmada, 1pm