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Here Are 5 Striking Facts After This Weekend Of League Action

Here Are 5 Striking Facts After This Weekend Of League Action
By Conor Neville

The high-flying Rossies suffered a bumpy landing as Mayo, no doubt determined to dampen the growing giddiness of the neighbours, beat them conclusively in Hyde Park today.

Elsewhere, we endured the annual spectacle of a team giving the two fingers to the purists and closing up shop against the Dubs. And, of course, we then had to suffer the backlash.

Galway tossed away victory at home at Fermanagh today. No matter, they still go into the final round of games knowing a victory over Cavan in Breffni Park (and their away form has been better than their home form) will guarantee promotion.

Where possible, Galway are sharing the honours this spring - in both hurling and football. The hurlers drew their final two League games against Tipperary and

The hurlers drew their final two League games against Tipperary and Waterford while the footballers have drawn their last three League games against Meath, Armagh and Fermanagh.

Like Westmeath in past years, Down were in over their head in Division 1. Down's scoring has been quite pitiful in this League, mustering 0-7 against Cork and Donegal and 0-6 at home to Kerry and away in Roscommon.

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Their only goal arrived by virtue of a Stephen Cluxton goalkeeping error.

Any more and they are as well to rename Division 2 the McKenna Cup.

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Derry's extraordinary drawn game with Laois (5-10 to 1-22) went a good way towards ensuring their place at the top of the list. Today, they drew 2-12 apiece with Meath.

Kildare are close behind them in the standings with 10-70. The Dubs have managed 7-76.

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Jim Gavin's determination to hoard as many titles as he can while he's around has seen him win three successive Leagues with the Dubs.

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Never before, in his time, have they gone this deep into a League campaign with their 100% record intact.

Read more: The State Of The Pitch In The Mayo-Roscommon Game Is Provoking Derision

 

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