Allianz Football League Division One, round three: Dublin v Monaghan (Croke Park, 7pm tonight) EXCUSES and/or explanations can be made for Dublin’s defeats to Monaghan in the past two league campaigns but there’s no doubt that a third would be absolutely deserved.
Allianz National Football League Division One: Laois v Cavan (tomorrow, O’Moore Park, 2pm) ARMAGH hammered Cavan; Laois hammered Armagh; so Laois should beat Cavan, right? Maybe, but in the unpredictable world of Division Two football nothing is certain.
Allianz Football League Division Three: Derry v Tipperary (tomorrow, 1pm, Celtic Park) THOSE fortunate enough to have been in Cavan when these two teams met in a round four qualifier in 2016 will recall a hidden classic that ebbed for 70 minutes before it fell Tipperary’s way.
Allianz National Football League Division Three: Cork v Down (tomorrow, Pairc Ui Chaoimh, 2pm) THREE points out of a possible four ain’t bad at all and the mission for Paddy Tally’s Down is to keep up the good work and kick on in Cork tomorrow.
Allianz National Football League Division One: Donegal v Galway (tomorrow, Letterkenny, 2pm, live on TG4) DONEGAL really should be sitting on top of the pile after two games but Mayo’s late goal in their opening game means they’ve had to share top spot with Dublin and Kerry, who also have three points.
MICKEY Graham believes the GAA has made a mistake in barring a host of counties from competing in the Sam Maguire - and faced with the prospect of playing Tier Two football, the Cavan manager fears some players may opt out of county squads.
STEPHEN McCourt, Michael McLarnon and Aodhán Moloney are fresh out of a meeting with the Gaelfast initiative when they arrive at An Cultúrlann on Belfast’s Falls Road to update The Irish News on their project.
CARL Frampton, Paddy Barnes, Keith Gillespie, Shane Todd, David Jeffrey, Ryan Burnett, Brian Magee, Anthony Crolla, John Finucane and Charlie Lawson (AKA Coronation Street's Jim McDonald) are just a few of the stars from sport and entertainment who will be involved in Sunday’s charity football between Limestone United and the Cystic Fibrosis Allstars.
SEAN Smyth, the man who won an All-Ireland minor winner with Armagh and went on to guide Down to three Ulster finals, was a “wonderful human being” says Mourne county double All-Ireland winner Ross Carr.
DERRY’S U20 football manager Mickey Donnelly says the GAA fixtures calendar should be “shredded” and believes there are too many "battlefields" at underage level for the relatively new football grade to flourish.