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“Jason Sherlock is a major loss for Dublin”

Enda and Steven discuss the form of Dublin after the opening round of the All-Ireland senior football group stages

Enda and Steven discuss Jason Sherlock and the form of Dublin after the opening round of the All-Ireland SFC group stages.

SATURDAY

  • Group 1: Cork v Kerry, Pairc Ui Chaoimh, 3.00pm
  • Group 2: Westmeath v Galway, TEG Cusack Park, 5.0; Tyrone v Armagh, Omagh,
    7.00pm
  • Group 3: Kildare v Dublin, UPMC Nowlan Park, 5.00pm

SUNDAY

  • Group 1: Mayo v Louth, Hastings Insurance MacHale Park, 2.00pm
  • Group 3: Roscommon v Sligo, Dr. Hyde Park, 3.00pm
  • Group 4: Monaghan v Clare, Clones, 2.00pm; Donegal v Derry, Ballybofey, 4.00pm

CORK v KERRY
Cork beat Louth in the first round; Kerry lost to Mayo. They meet in the championship for a seventh successive year, with Kerry having won five of the previous six.

They won last year’s Munster final by twelve points. Their only defeat was in the 2020 Munster semi-final.

Prior to that Cork hadn’t beaten Kerry since 2012. It leaves Kerry leading 9-1 from their last ten championship meetings with Cork.

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MAYO v LOUTH
Mayo won their Round 1 game, beating Kerry; Louth lost to Cork.

They meet in the championship for the first time since the 1950 All-Ireland final when Mayo won by 2-5 to 1-6.

It’s the only championship game between the counties to date.

TYRONE v ARMAGH
Tyrone lost to Galway in Round 1; Armagh beat Westmeath.

They meet for a second successive season in the championship, with Armagh having won a qualifier tie by six points last year.

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WESTMEATH v GALWAY
Westmeath lost to Armagh in Round 1; Galway beat Tyrone.

Westmeath and Galway share the maroon-and-white colours but they have shared a championship pitch only once before.

That was back in 2006 when Westmeath won a Round 4 All-Ireland qualifier tie by 1-8 to 0-10 in Pearse Stadium.

Their last competitive meeting was in the 2015 Allianz League when Galway won a Division 2 game by a point.

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DUBLIN v KILDARE
They both drew their Round 1 games, Dublin with Roscommon, Kildare with Sligo.

They meet for the third time this year, with Dublin having won the first two.

They had a point to spare in an Allianz League clash (1-11 to 0-13) and finished two points ahead (0-14 to 0-12) in the Leinster semi-final.

ROSCOMMON v SLIGO
Both have a point after their Round 1 games. Roscommon drew with Dublin in Croke Park; Sligo drew with Kildare in Markievicz Park.

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Roscommon beat Sligo by twelve points in last year’s Connacht championship.

DONEGAL v DERRY
Donegal beat Clare in the first round; Derry drew with Monaghan.

They last met in the championship in the 2022 Ulster final which Derry won by two points after extra-time.

MONAGHAN v CLARE
Monaghan drew with Derry in Round 1; Clare lost to Donegal.

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They meet for the first time in the championship.

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