We have reached the penultimate round of the Allianz Football League group stages with a number of eye-catching fixtures in store this weekend.
In Division 1, Monaghan take on Cavan in Clones in what is essentially a relegation battle between the two bottom teams. Malachy O’Rourke’s side began the campaign with such promise in that victory against Dublin but have struggled since then.
Tyrone also endured a tough start to the Allianz Football League but they have settled down of late. They now face their toughest task yet as they travel to Croke Park for a repeat of the All Ireland final.
In Division 1’s other games, Mayo face a significant task against high-flying Kerry in Tralee while Galway host Roscommon in Pearse Stadium as they look to put back-to-back wins together.
Clare must come away from Ennis with a win against Meath if they are to be assured of their place in Division 2 of the Allianz League. However, it won’t be an easy task against a Meath team who have only registered one loss during their campaign.
Tipperary also lie in a precarious position having lost to Cork in the last round. They lie in seventh position in the table on level points with the Rebels and Liam Kearns side will need to beat Kildare if they have any chance of avoiding relegation. Cork, meanwhile, have the much tougher task of meeting Donegal.
There is a pivotal clash in Division 3 as Louth and Westmeath go head-to-head with both sides hoping for promotion to Division 2. At the other end of the table, Sligo have already been relegated to the bottom division following five straight defeats. They face a Longford side that are in the hunt for a third win in the competition.
There were wonderful scenes two weeks ago as both Derry and Leitrim were promoted from Division 4 of the Allianz Football League. This weekend, the two sides meet in Celtic Park in what will be a dress rehearsal for the divisional final at the end of the month.
Both eir Sport 2 and RTE will carry live coverage of Kerry v Mayo from 6.30pm on Saturday while over on eir Sport 1, you can find live coverage of Dublin v Tyrone from Croke Park.
A full list of the weekend’s Allianz Football League fixtures can be found below.
Football League Division 1: Monaghan v Cavan, Clones, 2pm
Football League Division 1: Galway v Roscommon, Pearse Stadium, 3.30pm
Football League Division 1: Dublin v Tyrone, Croke Park, 7pm
Football League Division 1: Kerry v Mayo, Austin Stack Park, 7pm
Football League Division 2: Clare v Meath, Cusack Park, 1.30pm
Football League Division 2: Cork v Donegal, Pairc Ui Rinn, 2pm
Football League Division 2: Kildare v Tipperary, Newbridge, 2.30pm
Football League Division 2: Armagh v Fermanagh, Crossmaglen, 3pm
Football League Division 3: Offaly v Laois, O’Connor Park, 2pm
Football League Division 3: Longford v Sligo, Glennon Brothers Pearse Park, 2pm
Football League Division 3: Louth v Westmeath, Gaelic Grounds, 2pm
Football League Division 3: Carlow v Down, Netwatch Cullen Park, 3pm
Football League Division 4: London v Waterford, McGovern Park, Ruislip, 12.30pm
Football League Division 4: Antrim v Wicklow, Corrigan Park, Belfast, 2pm
Football League Division 4: Wexford v Limerick, Innovate Wexford Park, 3pm
Football League Division 4: Derry v Leitrim, Celtic Park, 4pm