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As it happened: Sunday Allianz Football League matchtracker

We’re went around the grounds to keep you up to the speed with today’s football action.

Ronan McNamee down injured.
Ronan McNamee down injured.
Image: Presseye/Russell Pritchard/INPHO

Good afternoon and welcome to our Allianz National Football League match tracker which brought you coverage of all today’s ups, downs, highs and lows.

Our main focus was on the battle for the semi-finals in Division 1 as well as the key games that decided promotion and relegation in the other three divisions.

As always, we’d love to hear your comments. Send them to steven@thescore.ie, tweet them @TheScoreGAA, find us on Facebook, or leave a comment below.

Football Scores

Allianz NFL Division 1
Cork 2-18 v Kerry 1-11 (FT)
Kildare 1-22 v Westmeath 0-8  (FT)
Mayo 2-12 v Derry 1-7 (FT)
Dublin 3-10 v Tyrone 1-15 (FT)

Allianz NFL Division 2
Donegal 2-10 v Armagh 1-8  (FT)
Laois 1-16 v Down 2-10 (FT)
Meath 2-10 – Louth 1-12 (FT)
Monaghan 0-13 v Galway 0-12 (FT)

Allianz NFL Division 3
Fermanagh 3-10 v Offaly 2-13 (FT)
Roscommon 0-12 v Sligo 1-6 (FT)
Wexford 1-15 v Longford 2-10 (FT)

Allianz NFL Division 4
Clare 0-10 v Antrim 0-6 (FT)
Leitrim 2-6 v London 1-7 (FT)
Wicklow 4-12 v Tipperary 0-22 (FT)
Waterford 1-9 v Carlow 0-9 (FT)

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Hurling Scores

Allianz NHL Division 2A Final
Kerry 3-16 v Carlow 3-13 (FT)

Allianz NHL Division 3A Final
Donegal 4-12 v Roscommon 2-14 (FT)

Allianz NHL Division 3B Final
Tyrone 0-13 v Leitrim 1-9 (FT)

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13.37 – Here are the all the games we’ll be covering today. Throw-in at 3pm unless stated:

Allianz NFL Division 1
Kerry v Cork, Austin Stack Park
Kildare v Westmeath, St Conleth’s Park
Mayo v Derry, MacHale Park
Tyrone v Dublin, Healy Park

Allianz NFL Division 2
Armagh v Donegal, Athletic Grounds
Laois v Down, O’Moore Park
Louth v Meath, Gaelic Grounds
Monaghan v Galway, Clones

Allianz NFL Division 3
Fermanagh v Offaly, Brewster Park
Roscommon v Sligo, Dr Hyde Park
Wexford v Longford, Wexford Park

Allianz NFL Division 4 (All 2pm throw-ins)
Antrim v Clare, Creggan
London v Leitrim, Ruislip
Tipperary v Wicklow, Semple Stadium
Waterford v Carlow, Dungarvan

13.39 – If you’re wondering exactly what your county needs to do today to make a semi-final, achieve promotion or avoid relegation, we put together this handy guide this morning:

Explainer: What’s at stake for teams in the final round of the Allianz football league?

13.45 – And we’re not ignoring the hurling either, we’ll have half-time and full-time from the following three finals.

Allianz NHL Division 2A Final
Carlow v Kerry, Semple Stadium, 3.45pm

Allianz NHL Division 3A Final
Donegal v Roscommon, Markievicz Park, 2pm

Allianz NHL Division 3B Final
Leitrim v Tyrone, Markievicz Park, 3.45pm

Markievicz Park

13.57 – It’s Divsion 4 that gets us under way. Tipperary are already promoted and Clare will join them if they beat Antrim in Creggan.

Wicklow aren’t of it but they’ll have to travel to Tipp and win and hope Clare lose.

Mathematically, Leitrim can still be promoted too but it’s very unlikely.

14.04Div 4 – Antrim 0-0 – Clare 0-0: Three wides in the opening three minutes not helping Clare as they play with a slight breeze in the first half.

14.06Div 4 – Tipperary 0-0 – Wicklow 0-0: No score in Thurles as yet either but the visitors are playing with a favourable wind in the first half.

14.07Div 4 – Wicklow 0-1 – Tipperary 0-0: Scratch that, we’ve the day’s first score, Leighton Glynn scores for Wicklow.

14.09Div 4 – London 1-0 – Leitrim 0-0: Good start for the home side in Ruislip as they have a goal after just five minutes.

14.12Div 4 –  Tipperary 0-2 – Wicklow 0-1: Robbie Kiely and a Conor Sweeney free have given the home side the lead.

14.13Div 4 – Antrim 0-0 – Clare 0-0: Not much to report from Creggan other than the fact the Banner have kicked six wides in the opening ten minutes.

14.15Div 4 – London 1-1 – Leitrim 0-0: Leitrim’s slim chances of promotion look to be slipping away already as they needed a big win here to have any hope but the home side now have a four point lead.

14.16Div 4 –  Tipperary 0-4 – Wicklow 0-1: Donagh Leahy and Philip Austin are doing Clare a favour and Tipp now lead by three.

14.18Div 4 – London 1-2 – Leitrim 0-1: Leitrim are finally on the board through Ray Cox.

14.20Div 4 – Waterford 1-2 – Carlow 0-1: The Division 4 dead rubber has the home side leading by four thanks to Liam O’Lonain.

14.21Div 4 – Clare 0-1 – Antrim 0-0: It’s only taken 20 minutes but Martin O’Leary has the games first score.

14.23Div 4 –  Tipperary 0-6 – Wicklow 0-1: Austin and Sweeney have both scored their second point of the game and even with only 20 minutes gone, it already looks like Clare will be joining Tipp in Division 3 next year.

14.25Div 4 – London 1-3 – Leitrim 0-1: It’s a five point leads for the hosts now.

14.26Div 4 – Clare 0-1 – Antrim 0-0: Unfortunately, Clare haven’t kicked on after getting the game’s first score and have now amassed 12 wides in 25 minutes.

14.28Div 4 – Leitrim 2-1 – London 1-3: Well that escalated quickly. Leitrim now have a one point lead after two goals in the space of a minute. First Robbie Lowe fisted home a Emlyn Mulligan free and, from the restart, Wayne McKeon found the net.

14.30Div 4 –  Tipperary 0-6 – Wicklow 0-2: After Sweeney almost put the game out of sight for Tipperary with a shot that hit the post, Wicklow get their second score of the game through a Sean Furlong free.

14.31Div 4 – Clare 0-2 – Antrim 0-0: Less than eight minutes to have time and Clare have doubled their lead through Shane McGrath.

14.33Div 4 – Clare 0-4 – Antrim 0-0: Clare finally starting to take advantage of the breeze at their backs and Sean Collins and David Tubridy have increased their lead to four.

14.36Div 4 – Tipperary 0-7 – Wicklow 0-6: Wicklow have mounted a nice comeback in Thurles five unanswered scores brining the game level. Furlong, Gaffney and Glynn with the scores for the visitors. Peter Acheson with a point to steady the ship for Tipp.

14.39Half-time:
Div 4 – Clare 0-4 – Antrim 0-2: Antrim score twice in first half injury time through James Laverty and Thomas McCann. They’ll have the breeze in the second period.

14.40Half-time:
Div 4 – Tipperary 0-8 – Wicklow 0-7: A strong end to the half for Wicklow and, after trailing by as many as five in the first half, there’s just a point between the sides at the break.

14.41Half-time:
Div 4 – London 1-6 – Leitrim 2-1: Two goals in a minute have kept the visitors in this game but London are good value for their two-point half-time lead.

14.43Half-time:
Div 4 – Waterford 1-2 – Carlow 0-5: It’s all square in Dungarvan as Paul Broderick’s frees have kept the visitors in the division’s dead rubber.

14.49 – It may be a dead rubber, but spot the mistake in the Kildare – Westmeath program:

14.51 – Some team news…

John O’Rourke has been replaced by Paul Kerrigan in the Cork team to face Kerry while Philly McMahon comes in for Darren Daly as Dublin get set to take on Tyrone.

14.54 – The 3pms are about to throw in…

15.02Div 4 – Tipperary 0-11 – Wicklow 0-8: Not the start to the second half Wicklow needed as Tipperary lead by three.

15.04Div 1: Dublin 2-0 – Tyrone 0-0: What a start for Dublin as they score two goals with their first two attacks of the day, James McCarthy slotting home first before Jason Whelan follows up with a second.

15.05Div 1: Cork 0-0 – Kerry 0-1: Brian Hurley with the opening score in Tralee.

15.06Div 1: Dublin 2-1 – Tyrone 0-0: It gets worse for Tyrone as Ronan McNamee gets a black card after just four minutes.

15.08Div 2 – Donegal 0-4 – Armagh 0-0: Rory Kavanagh, Michael Murphy and Colm McFadden have helped Donegal into an early lead.

15.10Div 2 – Monaghan 0-3 – Galway 0-0: Gollogly, Mone and McManus have Monaghan in a good position early in Clones.

15.11Div 2 – Dublin 2-01 – Tyrone 0-2: Darren McCurry has steadied the ship for the hosts but they still trail by five after Dublin’s blistering start.

15.12Div 1: Kerry 0-2 – Cork 0-3: Brian Hurley and John Hayes give the Rebels a one point lead.

15.14Div 3 – Wexford 0-3 – Longford 0-2: Wexford are in the driving seat in the early stages of the Division 3 relegation battle.

15.15Div 4 – Tipperary 0-16 – Wicklow 0-9: Tipperary have really kicked on in the second half here and they now lead by seven mid-way through the second half.

15.16Div 4 – Clare 0-8 – Antrim 0-4: Clare look like they’ll just Tipp in Division 3 next year as they hold a double score lead over Antrim.

15.17 – Here is Dublin’s quick-fire double that sees them lead Tyrone:


15.18Div 1 – Dublin 3-3 Tyrone 0-3: Nobody told Dublin ‘take your points’ it seems and Michael Dara McAuley has their third. They lead by nine points after 16 minutes.

15.19Div 1 – Kerry 0-4 – Cork 0-4: All square in Tralee after 15 minutes.

15.20Div 1: Mayo 0-3 – Derry 0-0: Coen and Freeman have Mayo in control in MacHale Park as Derry have yet to get off the mark.

15.22Div 2: Donegal 1-4 Armagh 1-2: A Michael Murphy penalty for Donegal is followed by a quick reply from Jamie Clarke and there are just two points between the sides.

15.23Div 2 – Laois 0-4 – Down 1-0: Laois know they need at least a win today and hope other results go their way and they’re holding up their end of the bargain leading Down by a point after 18 minutes.

15.24Div 2 – Louth 0-5 – Meath 1-2: A goal for Bryan McMahon after four minutes gave Meath an early lead but Louth have fought back.

15.26Div 3 – Longford 0-5 – Wexford 0-5: It’s all square in Wexford Park, a result that would see the visitors survive relegation.

15.27Div 2 – Laois 1-6 Down 1-0: John O’Loughlin with the three-pointer for Laois and they are doing everything they can to survive another year in Division 2.

15.29Div 1 – Cork 0-6 – Kerry 0-5: Cork and Brian Hurley in particular are not helping their Munster neighbour’s quest for a semi-final. The Kingdom have also kicked four wides to add to their woes.

15.30Div 1 – Mayo 0-7 – Derry 0-1: It looks like Mayo will be joining Dublin, Cork and Derry in the Division 1 semi-finals as they lead Derry by six, despite playing into a strong breeze.

15.32Div 2 – Monaghan 0-7 – Galway 0-4: Galway are in real relegation trouble now as they trail by three points in Clones.

15.33Div 2: Donegal 1-4 – Armagh 1-3: Kevin Dyas should have given Armagh the lead but the Donegal defence survives.

15.35Full-time:
Div 4 – Wicklow 4-12 – Tipperary 0-22: Unbelievable scenes in Thurles as Wicklow score three late goals to win the game. Unfortunately for the visitors, Clare’s win over Antrim means it is the Banner than join Tipp in Division 3 next season.

15.43

Division 1 – As it stands

Semi-finals: Cork, Derry, Dublin, Mayo
Relegation: Kildare, Westmeath

With relegation already decided, the battle is on for the last two semi-finals places. At the moment, Dublin’s early goal blitz has them in the final four, while Mayo’s comfortable lead over and out-of-sorts Derry gives them the advantage.

15.50

Division 2 – As it stands

Promotion: Donegal, Monaghan
Relegation: Armagh, Westmeath

With Donegal and Monaghan both winning, they will be playing in Division 1 next year if results stay the same.

At the bottom, Laois’ comfortable lead over Down will save them if one of Armagh or Galway lose.

If they both lose, it is Armagh who will drop to Division 3 by virtue of Galway’s win over the Orchard County last weekend.

15.52

Division 3 – As it stands

Promotion: Cavan, Roscommon
Relegation: Wexford, Offaly

Promotion is already assured for Cavan and Roscommon but Longford will survive the drop if they manage to maintain their draw against Wexford, or go on and win. For the Model County, only a win will do.

15.53

Division 4 – Result

Promoted: Tipperary, Clare

While the manner of their win over Antrim isn’t going to be remembered for its high-scoring nature, the Banner did just enough to join Tipperary in Division 3 in 2015.

Wicklow, who scored three goals in the final minutes, will feel unlucky to have missed out.

15.56 – Our favourite picture from the afternoon so far. Not sure how he thought he was going to win the ball there.

Ger Cafferky with James Kearney

Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

15.56 – The second half is under way in most of the 3pm throw-ins…

15.58Div 1 – Dublin 3-5 – Tyrone 0-7: Diarmuid Connolly gets the opening score of the second half as Dublin continue where they left off in Omagh.

16.00Div 1: Cork 1-9 – Kerry 1-6: Cork have got the first two scores of the second half through Cahalane and Kerrigan and it looks like Kerry’s lacklustre performance against Westmeath last weekend has carried over.

16.01Div 1 – Mayo 0-8 – Derry 0-2: Is this the start of the comeback for Derry? Emmett McGuckin opens the second half scoring.

16.02Div 2: Donegal 2-05 – Armagh 1-5: After a great long ball from Rory Kavanagh, Michael Murphy finds the net for the second time today and they lead by three.

16.03Div 2 – Monaghan 0-8 – Galway 0-7: Good start to the second half in Clones by Galway as Garry O’Donnell and Michael Martin have reduced the home side’s lead to just a single point.

16.05Div 2 – Laois 1-11 – Down 1-3: Laois are holding up their end of the bargain with an eight point lead over Down whose own promotion chances — which were slim at best — look dead.

16.06Div 3 – Wexford 0-10 – Longford 0-8: It’s now advantage Wexford in the Division 3 relegation battle. They lead by two, eight minutes into the second half.

16.09Div 1: Dublin 3-05 – Tyrone 0-11: Tyrone are slowly working their way back into this and now trail by just three thanks to two frees from goalkeeper Niall Morgan and a Mark Donnelly point from play.

16.10Div 1: Cork 1-13 – Kerry 1-7: And it now looks like there are just three teams in the race for the final two semi-final spots as three Brian Hurley points in as many minutes has given Cork a six point lead.

16.11Div 1 – Mayo 1-8 – Derry 0-2: An Alan Freeman penalty has all but assured Mayo of a semi-final spot.

16.12Div 2 – Donegal 2-6 – Armagh 1-6: As things stand, Donegal will be in the Division 2 final and Armagh will be relegated.

16.14Div 2: Monaghan 0-10 – Galway 0-9: Paul Varley had reduced Monaghan’s lead to just one before Finaly makes it’s a two point game again. Monaghan go up but Galway also survive relegation if all results stay the same.

16.15Div 3: Wexford 1-13 – Longford 0-8: It looks like Longford will drop to Division 4 after Kevin O’Grady’s goal puts them eight points clear.

16.17Div 2 – Laois 1-13 – Down 2-6: It all looked so comfortable for Laois but Denis Booth has been sent off with a straight red for a hit on Donal O’Hare. Aidan Carr slotting home the resulting penalty.

16.19Div 1 – Dublin 3-8 – Tyrone 0-12: Philly McMahon and Eoghan O’Gara have added points for Dublin and their lead is back to five. If this stays this way over the final 13 minutes, Dublin will reach the semi-finals while Tyrone will miss out.

16.20Div 1: Cork 2-17 – Kerry 1-10: Colm O’Neill with Cork’s second goal and this is a serious hammering being handed out in Tralee.

16.21Div 1 – Dublin 3-8 – Tyrone 1-12: Peter Harte scores and penalty and the Red Hand are back within two.

16.23Div 1 – Mayo 2-8 – Derry 1-5: Alan Freeman’s second goal cancels out Emmett McGuckin’s maximum for Derry.

16.24Div 2 – Donegal 2-8 – Armagh 1-7: Armagh could do with a goal if they are to avoid Division 3 football next year.

16.25Div 2 – Monaghan 0-12 – Galway 0-10: Even though they’re losing, Galway remain safe as long as Armagh trail Donegal. Adrian Varley has reduced their deficit to two points.

16.26Div 1 – Dublin 3-8 – Tyrone 1-12: Ronan O’Neill makes it a one-point game after Rory O’Carroll is sent off his second yellow.

16.27Div 3 – Wexford 1-14 – Longford 0-10: With five minutes to go and a seven point lead, Wexford look to have secured their Division 3 status at the expense of Longford.

16.29Div 1 – Dublin 3-9 – Tyrone 1-13: Diarmuid Connolly with another free and Dublin lead by two with two minutes to go.

16.30Div 2 – Donegal 2-9 – Armagh 1-7: Approaching injury time, it looks like Armagh will be relegated from Division 2.

16.33Div 1 – Tyrone 3-9 – Dublin 1-16: We were briefly tied in Omagh. If it stayed that way, Dublin would have missed out on the semi-finals but Diarmuid Connolly’s point from play has restored their one-point lead.

16.34 – And deep breath while we try work everything out…

16.37

Division 1 – Result

Semi-finals: Cork, Derry, Dublin, Mayo
Relegation: Kildare, Westmeath

Diarmuid Connolly’s last-gasp point has sent Dublin into the semi-finals where they’ll be joined by Mayo after their win over Derry.

The semi-finals will see Cork face Dublin and Mayo and Derry repeat today’s encounter.

16.39

Division 2 – Result

Promotion: Donegal, Monaghan
Relegation: Armagh, Louth

Laois are the big winners on the final day in Division 2. There three-point win over Down coupled with loses for Armagh and Galway mean it’s the Orchard County who go down on head-to-head record with the Tribesmen.

Monaghan will play Donegal in the Division 2 final after winning against Galway in Clones.

16.44

Division 3 – Result

Promotion: Cavan, Roscommon
Relegation: Longford, Offaly

A great second half performance by the home side in Wexford Park was enough to secure their Division 3 status. Longford had led at half-time but they’ll be playing in the bottom tier next season.

16.48 – And that’s it from me. Thanks as always for following our match tracker. Hopefully your team got the result it wanted today and, if not, well there’s always the Championship.

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