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By: Ger McCarthy of Setanta Sports

Setanta Sports’ GAA contributor Ger McCarthy casts an eye over the weekend’s Allianz Football League Division 1 Football League action assessing three counties located in the bottom half of the tables as we head towards the business end of the league campaign.

Derry

On paper, a point away to Tyrone in a game played out amid awful weather conditions and live on Setanta Sports doesn’t appear a bad result for Brian McIver’s relegation-threatened side. Yet, the reality of Derry’s bruising 0-11 to 1-8 draw at Healy Park is that the Oak Leaf County wasted a terrific opportunity to register th...

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Rebels defeat Donegal to reach final

By: Dave of Setanta Sports

Cork defeated Donegal by 4-11 to 0-19 at Croke Park to book a berth in the Allianz Football League’s Division 1 final.

Colm O’Neill netted twice, while Tom Clancy and Brian Hurley also struck goals, as the Rebels progressed to their fourth league final in six years.

The game was level at the break, but Cork’s ability to bulge the net ultimately denied the Ulstermen, who had scraped into the semi-finals at the expense of Mayo and Kerry.

After Hurley had kicked the opening point, scores from Anthony Thompson, Michael Murphy and Patrick McBrearty placed Donegal in the ascendancy.

John O’Rourke and F...

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Dublin hold off Monaghan to book final place

By: Cian O'Callaghan of Setanta Sports

Dublin’s bid for a third successive Allianz Football League crown is still on after they edged past a dogged Monaghan by 0-17 to 0-16 at Croke Park.

However, they had to dig deep and needed four late points without reply from their top scorer Dean Rock, Emmet O’Conghaile and Jack McCaffrey to overcome an impressive Monaghan side.

The four late points for Jim Gavin’s side put them three clear but Monaghan continued to fight, reducing the gap to just a single point before they ran out of time.

Man of the Match Conor McManus starred for the Ulster side, grabbing eight points in an all-a...

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Allianz Leagues Roundup

by: Ger McCarthy Setanta Sports

We have reached the business end of this year’s Allianz Hurling and Football Leagues so Setanta Sports’ GAA contributor Ger McCarthy looks at the winners and losers from another jam-packed weekend of GAA action.

Winners

Davy Fitzgerald

Having appeared in this column’s losers section the previous week it is only fair to move Davy Fitzgerald into the winners enclosure (at least for another seven days) following the Clare hurlers gutsy victory over Dublin.

A traumatic week by any inter-county manager’s standards that drew negative media headlines following Nicky O’Connell and Davy O’Halloran’s ...

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Allianz Hurling League - Final Round

By: Ger McCarthy

Setanta Sports’ GAA contributor Ger McCarthy assesses the winners and losers from the final round of Allianz Hurling League fixtures ahead of next weekend’s quarter-finals.

Winners

Pauric O’Mahony
The Ballygunner centre-forward had an afternoon to remember at Innovate Wexford Park on Sunday, contributing 0-13 of Waterford’s winning total and helping secure promotion back to Allianz Division 1A in 2016.

Derek McGrath’s side had to be at their best to see off a tenacious Wexford before emerging six-point winners but O’Mahony’s free-taking ability (he converted eleven) ensured the Deise emerged victorious.

O’M...

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Allianz Football Leagues – Celebrating 25 Years of Support

Kerry lead the all time leaderboard but Dublin are in search of first ever 5-in-a-row

The countdown is on to the start of the 2017 Allianz Football Leagues, which begin on February 4th and continues until the finals weekend on April 8/9, by which time 116 games across the four Divisions will have been played.

This year, Allianz celebrates 25 years of sponsoring the Allianz Leagues, making it one of the longest sponsorships in Irish sport.

Allianz Leagues Celebrating 25 Years

Kerry are is the most successful team in the competition with 19 Allianz Football Div 1 titles to their name and, boasting one of the greatest ever teams to talk to the field, landed fo...

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