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TV Guide: Where to watch this weekend’s Allianz Football League matches

ALL nine Ulster sides are seeking to protect unbeaten records heading into round two of the Allianz Football, while the Allianz Hurling Leagues also get underway

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Centre of attention: Mickey Harte will face an interesting reception as Tyrone supporters make their way to Celtic Park Picture: Margaret McLaughlin

Fermanagh’s draw in Navan last weekend was testament to the unpredictability of the Leagues, and a strong example of why some say the they are the best competition that the GAA have right now.

The fact all Division One matches were televised last weekend is a boost to the association off the back of the GAA Go controversy in 2023. Attendances were also decent across the board, with over 10,000 in the BOX-IT Athletic Grounds to watch Armagh sneak a win over Louth.

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Tussle: Cillian O'Connor of Mayo made a bench appearance last week, but Galway lacked the bite of previous encounters. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile (Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
Powerhouse forward Con O’Callaghan remains a Dublin injury doubt ahead of Sunday’s All-Ireland semi-final. Picture by Philip Walsh
Powerhouse: Forward Con O'Callaghan will seek to open his account in the 2024 National League. Picture by Philip Walsh

This weekend sees TG4 show three live matches as well as one deferred, with the Mickey Harte derby of Derry and Tyrone throwing in at 3:45pm on Sunday.

RTÉ's usual Saturday night fixture features The Dubs once more, as they go in search of their first points in Castlebar. Micháel Donoghue’s hurlers are also live on RTÉ, as Dublin host Tipperary in Parnell Park.

The Lidl Ladies’ NFL derby between Kerry and Cork is to be broadcast live on Monday, a bank holiday in the Republic.

This weekend’s live GAA
Saturday
  • Allianz Football League Division One, round two Dublin v Mayo- (Hastings Insurance MacHale Park, 7.30pm, RTE2)
  • Allianz Hurling League Division One Group B, round one Dublin v Tipperary (Parnell Park, 2.30pm, TG4)
  • Allianz Football League Division Two, round two Fermanagh v Kildare (Brewster Park, 6pm, BBC)
Sunday, February 4th
  • Allianz Hurling League Division One Group A, round one Clare v Cork (Cusack Park, 1:45pm, TG4)
  • Allianz Football League Division One, round two Monaghan v Kerry (St Tiernach’s Park; live at 1pm on Sport TG4; deferred coverage from 5:35pm); Derry v Tyrone (Celtic Park, 3:45pm, TG4)
Monday, February 5th
  • Lidl Ladies’ NFL Division One, round three Kerry v Cork (Austin Stack Park, 3pm, TG4)