Cavan and Monaghan both vying for wins in crucial division one encounters

It’s the penultimate round of fixtures in the Allianz mens intercounty senior football league this weekend.

Tonight at 7pm Roscommon take on Dublin in Croke Park. Jim Gavin’s Dublin side have a  remarkable unbeaten run of 34 equalling the Kingdom’s 84-year record and so they’ll be looking to break that record tonight while Roscommon will be hoping to pick up their first points of the campaign.

Tomorrow Monaghan remain in the hunt for a league final spot as they take on Donegal in Ballyshannon. Malachy O Rourke has named an unchanged squad from the side that had victory over Roscommon the last day out. Both sides have had some great battles over the last few seasons and tomorrow should be no different


Speaking to Shannonside Northern Sounds Sean Mc Caffrey, Monaghan selector Owen Lennon agreed that the consistency of working with a regularly winning squad was a major plus in this years league.

A repeat of last year’s All-Ireland quarter-final meeting will see Tyrone up aiganst Mayo and both sides will hope to return to winning ways after losses last weekend.

Kerry will provide the opposition to Cavan this Sunday in Kingspan Breffni park in the penultimate round of  the Division 1 league. The last time these two sides met was on an All-Ireland quarter-final stage four years ago, with Kerry winning out by 0-15 to 0-9

The Breffni side will be brimming with confidence after their win over Mayo in Castlebar last Sunday, and it was a result that was a welcome boost to the side as selector Finbar O Reilly explained to our reporter Sean Mc Caffrey

You can hear commentatory on the Cavan and Monaghan games on Sunday Sport with Benny OBrien