March 28th, 2019

A Huge Weekend for the National Football League


A huge weekend of Gaelic Football action awaits us! On Saturday we have 3 matches, first up at 2pm we have the concluding game in the Allianz Football League.


A Division 3 showdown sees Louth play Westmeath at the Gaelic Grounds, Drogheda. The Wee County in Louth, sit fourth in the table, while their opponents are third. With a win Westmeath will top the table, whilst a Louth win means they will leapfrog current leaders Laois. A Division 3 final place is the ultimate prize in this matchup.


We have the Lake County, Westmeath, to win the game at 4/6 while Louth is priced at 6/4. A draw between the two is priced at 15/2. Down sit second in the table but will drop out of the playoff places with a win by either team. If Westmeath gets the win, Laois are out of contention.


The Division 4 Final also takes place on Saturday in Croke Park at 3pm. Derry, who currently sit top of the table face off against Leitrim in a huge show-down. Promotion is on the line and who wins will be playing Football in Division 3 next season. Derry are heavy favourites priced at 4/11 to win the game, while underdogs Leitrim are priced up at 11/4.


The attention will then turn to the second game of the day in Croker with the Division 2 final at 5pm. Current Ulster Champions Donegal with Manager Declan Bonner, finished second in Division 2 and will have to re-group and go again for promotion next year. While the Division 2 champions, Meath confirmed their promotion back to the big leagues this past weekend. The Royal County, who hasn’t featured in the top tier for 13 years secured a priceless promotion victory this past weekend over Fermanagh.


Both teams will be desperate to get the win with early season silverware up for grabs. Donegal is firm favourites at 8/15 to win the game, while their opposition is priced at 2/1.


The action continues on Sunday 4pm in Croke Park. And it sure can’t come quick enough for fans of The Kingdom and Mayo. The two former All-Ireland finalists will face off to see who will be crowned Division 1 Allianz Football League champions for 2019. Kerry last lifted the league title two years ago in 2017, while the Westerners haven’t tasted any league success from 2001.


For the first time since 2012, current All-Ireland champions Dublin will not feature in the final. They have had a poor league campaign finishing in fourth place. They suffered three defeats from seven and will not feature in the final. Match betting sees Kerry priced at 8/15 while Mayo is priced 2/1 to lift the trophy aloft for the first time in 18 years.


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