Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Mayo set the pace but who will join them in Division 1 League final?

Kevin McStay’s side lead the way after unbeaten run in top tier with four others fighting it out for final place

Mayo are flying high having booked their Division 1 FL final place but who will join them with this Sunday set up for a fascinating finale.

It’s successive League deciders for the Connacht men – they were comfortably defeated by Kerry in last year’s final – and the only unbeaten team in the top tier have the luxury of running their bench against Monaghan this weekend if they wish.

That Castlebar clash with the Farney men is far more important to Vinny Corey’s side as they bid to pull off another Houdini act and preserve their nine-season Division 1 status on the final day once again.

Mayo’s final opponents will be either Galway, Kerry, Roscommon or Tyrone with all to play for for that quartet and the possibility of the second-place coming down to score difference should more than two sides end up on eight points.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Galway (8 points), Kerry, Roscommon, Tyrone (6 points each) are all in with a chance of reaching the final with a draw against Kerry enough for Pádraic Joyce’s Tribesmen, irrespective of results elsewhere.

Donegal (3 points), Monaghan (4), Armagh (5) have serious relegation concerns, with Donegal most at risk as Paddy Carr’s men not only need to beat Roscommon but also hope other results go their way to have any chance of avoiding the drop.

Galway are seeking their first win over Kerry since a 2018 League clash with the Kingdom winning their last four clashes, including last year’s All-Ireland final win.

Roscommon and Donegal last met in the League in 2017 when Donegal won by a point while Mayo beat Monaghan by two points in last year’s League clash.

Tyrone and Armagh met twice last year with Kieran McGeenney’s Orchard men winning on both occasions, including when knocking the defending All-Ireland champions out in the Qualifiers.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Division 1 Fixtures (Sunday, 1.45 throw-ins):

Galway v Kerry, Pearse Stadium

Roscommon v Donegal, Dr Hyde Park

Tyrone v Armagh, Omagh

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Mayo v Monaghan, MacHale Park.

Division 1 Top Scorers
Ryan O’Donoghue (Mayo)……………2-22 (0-16f, 0-1 mark)
Darren McCurry (Tyrone)…………….0-26 (0-18f, 0-1 mark)
Rian O’Neill (Armagh)…………………0-24 (0-13f, 0-4 45s’, 0-1 mark)
Matthew Tierney (Galway)………….3-13 (0-5f, 0-1 ‘45’)
Diarmuid Murtagh (Roscommon)..1-15 (0-9f)

You May Also Like


Former Donegal star feels that the Connacht side will eventually win an All-Ireland if the current management are given time


Fortunate to survive against Louth, there was no reprieve for the Connacht men as they slumped to their first loss to Cork since 2002


With some massive football games this weekend, these key match-ups may go a long way to deciding the results


Kevin McStay's men deliver powerful display to take down defending All-Ireland champions Kerry in Killarney