Eirgrid Ulster U21 FC semi-final: Derry v Armagh (Celtic Park, 8pm tonight) A GLANCE at the Derry U21 defence prompts a double-take – isn't that almost the same backline as started several Allianz Football League games? Certainly Niall Keenan, Oisin Duffin, and Michael McEvoy played most matches for Damian Barton's team, while Peter Hagan was also deployed in defence at times – and even goalkeeper Ben McKinless started the round two game in Meath.
IN his Irish Independent column at the weekend, former Kerry star Tomas O Se looked back at an eventful National League and considered whether any of the chasing pack had closed the gap on the mighty Dubs.
Ladies Football: National Leagues MONAGHAN kept their hopes alive of staying in the top flight for a 26th successive year when they dug deep to earn the victory they needed in Clones on Sunday, defeating Armagh 2-15 to 2-12 to force a relegation play-off with the same opposition this weekend.
Paddy Drummond Cup final (after extra-time) St Ciaran’s, Ballygawley 2-16 Ballinrobe Community School 2-19 ST Ciaran’s, Ballygawley’s hopes of adding the All-Ireland title to their Danske Bank MacLarnon success came up short when they lost an extra-time thriller to Ballinrobe Community School at Croke Park on Saturday afternoon.