Allianz Division 1

Armagh v Galway, Box-It Athletic Grounds, 5pm

Kerry v Roscommon, Tralee, 7.30pm

Allianz Division 2

Meath v Dublin, Pairc Tailteann, 3pm

Allianz Division 3

Antrim v Cavan, Corrigan Park, 2pm

Fermanagh v Westmeath, Ederney, 3pm

Tipperary v Offaly, FBD Semple Stadium, 6pm

Down v Longford, Newry, 7pm

Allianz Division 4

Carlow v Sligo, Netwatch Cullen Park, 5pm

Waterford v London, Lemybrien, 5pm

Wexford v Wicklow, Chadwicks Wexford Park, 7pm


Allianz Division 1

Monaghan v Tyrone, Clones, 2pm

Donegal v Mayo, Ballybofey, 3.45pm

Allianz Division 2

Derry v Clare, Owenbeg, 1pm

Louth v Cork, Ardee, 1pm

Limerick v Kildare, TUS Gaelic Grounds, 3.45pm

Allianz Division 4

Leitrim v Laois, Carrick-on-Shannon, 2pm


Live blogs each day on RTÉ Sport Online and the RTÉ News app.


Live commentaries and updates on RTÉ Radio 1's Sunday and Saturday Sport and RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta's Spórt an Lae.


On Saturday evening RTÉ offers a double bill of league football with live coverage of Meath v Dublin at 3pm, followed by the 5pm throw-in for Armagh v Galway. TG4 will be live from Tralee where Kerry welcome Roscommon to Austin Stack Park (7.30pm).

On Sunday, Derry's clash with Clare (1pm) will be covered by BBC iPlayer, while the Division 1 clash of Donegal and Mayo at Ballybofey (3.45pm) will be broadcast by TG4. All the aforementioned games, plus Monaghan v Tyrone, will be available on GAAGO.

Highlights and reaction to all the weekend's action on Allianz League Sunday, RTÉ2 and the RTÉ Player, from 9.30pm.


Saturday: Saturday morning will see widespread outbreaks of rain, largely clearing eastwards through the morning and early afternoon. Most areas becoming dry with some sunny spells, with highest temperatures of 8 to 10 degrees in moderate to fresh northwesterly winds.

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Ulster struggles

A feature of the top-flight to date – yes, yes, we know, early season, training blocks etc – has been the struggle of the Ulster sides.

While half of Division 1 is from Ulster, Armagh are the only side who haven't lost more games than they have won (two apiece in their case), and two of the teams meet in Clones on Sunday.

Monaghan host Tyrone with both sides on four points and looking to ease relegation fears for the final round of games. Last year’s draw between the sides was preceded by a Red Hand win in 2021 and a Monaghan victory 12 months earlier – so it really is fair to say that there’s usually little between the sides.

Donegal occupy bottom spot in the table, and low in confidence, welcome the side at the summit to Ballybofey.

Kevin McStay’s Mayo are the only unbeaten team in the group and are also the top scorers – Donegal the lowest scoring return – so the challenge facing the 2012 All-Ireland winners is a significant one. Criticism has been coming their way for matters both on and off the pitch, but defeat would take safety out of their hands. If results – Roscommon and Galway failing to win - go Mayo’s way, they could book their place in the final with a game to spare.

Tempers flare in last year's All-Ireland semi-final, a game Galway won 4-1 on penalties

A re-run of last year’s memorable All-Ireland semi-final is on the cards on Saturday evening when Armagh host Galway, a first league meeting between the sides in seven years.

The Tribesmen have lost just one game in five, and are level with Roscommon on six points, with the Rossies making the journey to Tralee on Saturday night.

Davy Burke’s side raised some eyebrows with reeling off three wins from three, but despite losses to Monaghan and Mayo, sit comfortably on half a dozen points and face a Kerry side who appear to be taking a lax attitude to the league, fulfilling manager Jack O’Connor’s stance that their objective was never to retain their league title.

Derry on the brink

Derry will make a return to Division 1 football for the first time since 2015 if they avoid defeat at home to Clare. Rory Gallagher's side have been one of the form sides of the league.

The Banner have just one win to their name, but the size of their task is highlighted by their 23-point aggregate defeats to the Oak Leaf County in league and championship last year.

Kildare and Limerick, the only sides below Clare in Division 2 - the Lilywhites on points difference - meet at the Gaelic Grounds. Kildare are looking to avoid back-to-back relegations (just three wins in their last dozen league outings) while the Treaty men will be under the microscope after the resignation of Ray Dempsey, just five months after succeeding the long-serving Billy Lee.

A game for the traditionalists - though perhaps not anyone with a keen interest in competitive fare over the last decade - is the clash of Dublin and Meath on Saturday (3pm), a game live on RTÉ.

Can Colm O'Rourke help Meath lower Dublin colours?

Colm O'Rourke will be looking to steer his county to a first league or championship win over their neighbours since 2010 and while the Royals have been a bit of a mixed bag - two wins, two losses - Dessie Farrell's men have done little to dispel the theory that the downward trajectory from heady heights will continue in 2023.

A one-point defeat to Derry, a first loss of the campaign, is hardly alarm bells-ringing form, but the unconvincing performances suggest there is room for improvement if the Dubs are to launch a bid for Sam Maguire from the second tier.

The race for promotion will be under scrutiny in Ardee when Cork make the visit with both sides on six points.

The qualifier game between the sides last year was one of the most underwhelming games of the championship, but both sides have shown they have enough firepower to trouble the respective defences, with three of the top five scorers in the division likely to feature in Stephen Sherlock (0-24), Sam Mulroy (0-19) and Brian Hurley (1-16).

Breffni bounce

Cavan looked well-placed to make it back-to-back promotions, with a draw away to struggling Antrim - just one win on the board - would secure Division 2 football next year.

The sides in second and third in the table, Fermanagh and Westmeath, will do battle on Saturday evening. Last year the sides had to settle for a draw, though home advantage at Ederney could swing it for the Erne men.

Longford and Tipperary have endured miserable campaigns. Indeed the draw between the sides was the only point both teams have picked up thus far.

The Premier County welcome Offaly to Thurles on Saturday evening for what will be an emotionally-charged encounter following the passing of Liam Kearns, with the Faithful County still harbouring ambitions of a return to Division 2.

Longford travel to Newry to face a Down side looking to get their promotion charge back in play after defeat to Cavan last time out.

Bottom tier melting pot

To say it's all to play for – in terms of promotion – in Division 4 is a mild understatement.

Half a dozen sides are in the mix to get out of the bottom tier, with only winless London and Waterford – who meet at Lemybrien on Sunday – with nothing to play for but pride.

Laois lead the way from Sligo on points difference as they prepare to travel to Carrick–on-Shannon to take on Leitrim.

Andy Moran admitted his side were second-best last time out in their defeat to Wicklow, and find themselves concluding the group against the current top two.

Carlow host high-flying Sligo while Oisin McConville's Wicklow will be looking to make it four wins on the spin when they travel to Wexford Park on Saturday evening.

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