Preview: Weekend's Allianz Football League Division One action
Allianz Football League Division One
Saturday October 24
Kerry v Donegal, Austin Stack Park, 2pm
Sunday October 25
Monaghan v Meath, St Tiernach's Park, 2pm
Mayo v Tyrone, Elverys MacHale Park, 2pm
Galway v Dublin, Pearse Stadium, 2pm
Following the early anticipated return to inter-county action last weekend, Kerry know that another win over Donegal will secure the Allianz Football League title.
With Gavin White and David Clifford prominent, Kerry did what was required in Inniskeen against Monaghan to assume control.
Donegal, though, enjoyed a productive outing themselves against Tyrone with Ryan McHugh and Jamie Brennan illustrating their considerable ability.
With Donegal set to face Tyrone once more in the Ulster Senior Football Championship imminently, this will be a demanding task down south.
Kerry are preparing for a neighbourly battle of their own with Cork next month so the audition process should continue for some emerging players.
On Sunday Elverys MacHale Park provides the backdrop for a key encounter involving Mayo and Tyrone.
Significant excitement surrounds Mayo once more after a dynamic display at Tuam Stadium.
Oisin Mullin, Eoghan McLaughlin, Mark Moran, and Tommy Conroy demonstrated why they are so highly rated.
The experience supplied by the O'Connor's, Aidan O'Shea, Paddy Durcan, and Lee Keegan, though, shouldn't be underestimated either.
Conor McKenna went well for Tyrone in Ballybofey which was one of the positives Mickey Harte took from that encounter.
Tyrone know a victory will guarantee Division One football for 2021 so the Red Hands will be primed for this match.
Mayo need to add points to the account too so it should be a lively tussle.
Meath have suffered six straight losses, but they were gutsy when defeated by Dublin at Parnell Park.
Avoiding a seventh beating in a row will be the brief in Clones, but Monaghan want to avoid relegation too.
In the west Galway will be eager to respond when Dublin visit Salthill.
Padraic Joyce's charges were blitzed by the green and red, while Dublin, prompted by Dean Rock, proved too strong for Meath.
If Donegal prevail in Tralee this match could determine who claims silverware.
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KERRY (v Donegal): Shane Ryan; Jason Foley, Tadhg Morley, Tom O'Sullivan; Paul Murphy, Peter Crowley, Gavin White; David Moran, Diarmuid O'Connor; Micheal Burns, Sean O'Shea, Ronan Buckley; Tony Brosnan, David Clifford, Dara Moynihan.
MAYO (v Tyrone): David Clarke; Oisin Mullin, Stephen Coen, Lee Keegan; Paddy Durcan, Kevin McLoughlin, Eoghan McLaughlin; Mattie Ruane, Conor Loftus; Diarmuid O’Connor, Mark Moran, Bryan Walsh; Tommy Conroy, Aidan O’Shea, Cillian O’Connor.
GALWAY (v Dublin): Bernard Power; Seán Kelly, Seán Ó Maolchiaráin, James Foley; Liam Silke, Gary O’Donnell, Johnny Heaney; Céin D’Arcy, T Flynn; Paul Kelly, Paul Conroy, Jason Leonard; Robert Finnerty, Adrian Varley, Ian Burke.