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Tyrone Set To Revisit Croke Park In League

Red Hands to Have Home Advantage in All-Ulster Affairs, However!!!

Only three days on from having been humbled by four-in-a-row phenoms Dublin at Croke Park, Tyrone will be looking to St. Patrick’s Day weekend as the perfect time to exact, at least, a degree of revenge on their All-Ireland Final conquerors.

The provisional fixture list for the 2019 Allianz National Football League were released this morning, with Ulster representation across all four divisions.

Despite having to travel to the All-Ireland champions and a daunting trip to the Kingdom to meet Kerry, Mickey Harte’s men will entertain both Monaghan and Cavan in Omagh, as well as welcoming Connacht heavyweights Mayo and Galway. They will travel to Dr Hyde Park in Roscommon, for their encounter with the Rossies in the other remaining fixture on February 10th.

The Dubs will travel to both Clones and Breffni Park during their league defence, whilst it will be Monaghan who will enjoy home advantage in the meeting between themselves and Cavan.

Three Ulster teams face off in Division Two, with the pick of the fixtures likely to come in the first weekend of March, as Donegal play Armagh in an all Ulster tie, whilst Tipp meet Cork and Meath play Kildare in similar provincial clashes. Fermanagh fate in Division Two may well be decided over two consecutive weekends, as Rory Gallagher’s side will have to travel to Armagh and Navan to face what would seem to be, ‘on paper’, fellow relegation contenders in Armagh and Meath.

New Down manager Paddy Tally’s first task will be to navigate a passage out of Division Three. The Mournemen have suffered two successive relegations under predecessor Eamon Burns, but will hope four home fixtures, and particularly the fixture against Laois in Newry, can work to their favour on their road to promotion.

And finally, the unfamiliar surroundings of Division Four, will at least start for Derry with a familiar face. The Oak Leaf county will travel to Belfast to meet Antrim on the opening weekend, whilst both sides have avoided trips to Ruislip to face London.

Provisional League Fixtures in Full:

Division One

Peter Harte, Tyrone
Peter Harte will be focal to Tyrone’s efforts in Division One during the Spring. Credit:

Saturday 26 January
Mayo v Roscommon, 7pm

Sunday 27 January
Kerry v Tyrone, 2pm
Galway v Cavan, TBC
Monaghan v Dublin, TBC

Saturday 2 February
Dublin v Galway, 7pm

Sunday 3 February
Cavan v Kerry, 2pm
Roscommon v Monaghan, TBC
Tyrone v Mayo, TBC

Saturday 9 February
Kerry v Dublin, 7pm
Mayo v Cavan, 7pm
Monaghan v Galway, 7pm

Sunday 10 February
Roscommon v Tyrone, 2pm

Conor McManus, Monaghan GAA
Can a Conor McManus led Monaghan challenge for honours in 2019? Credit: Twitter / Conor McManus


Saturday 23 February
Dublin v Mayo, 7pm
Tyrone v Monaghan, 7pm

Sunday 24 February
Galway v Kerry, 2pm
Cavan v Roscommon, TBC

Saturday 2 March
Mayo v Galway, 7pm
Tyrone v Cavan, 7pm

Sunday 3 March
Roscommon v Dublin, 2pm
Kerry v Monaghan, TBC


Saturday 16 March
Galway v Roscommon, 2pm
Dublin v Tyrone, 7pm
Kerry v Mayo, 7pm
Monaghan v Cavan, 7pm

Sunday 24 March
Cavan v Dublin, 2pm
Mayo v Monaghan, 2pm

Roscommon v Kerry, 2pm
Tyrone v Galway, 2pm

Division Two

Sunday 27 January
Clare v Donegal, 2pm
Fermanagh v Cork, 2pm
Kildare v Armagh, 2pm
Meath v Tipperary, 2pm

Saturday 2 February
Cork v Kildare, 7pm
Donegal v Meath, 7pm

Sunday 3 February
Tipperary v Fermanagh, 2pm
Armagh v Clare, TBC

Saturday 9 February
Fermanagh v Kildare, 7pm

Sunday 10 February
Clare v Cork, 2pm
Meath v Armagh, 2pm
Tipperary v Donegal, 2pm

Sunday 24 February
Armagh v Tipperary, 2pm
Cork v Meath, 2pm
Donegal v Fermanagh, 2pm
Kildare v Clare, 2pm

Saturday 2 March
Donegal v Armagh, 7pm
Tipperary v Cork, 7pm

Donegal and Armagh will clash in Division Two. Credit: Armagh GAA

Sunday 3 March
Meath v Kildare, 2pm
Fermanagh v Clare, TBC

Saturday 16 March
Clare v Meath, 2pm
Cork v Donegal, 2pm
Kildare v Tipperary, 2pm
Armagh v Fermanagh, 7pm

Sunday 24 March
Armagh v Cork, 2pm
Donegal v Kildare, 2pm
Meath v Fermanagh, 2pm
Tipperary v Clare, 2pm

Division Three

Saturday 26 January
Down v Westmeath, 7pm

Sunday 27 January
Carlow v Sligo, 2pm
Offaly v Laois, 2pm
Louth v Longford, TBC

Saturday 2 February
Laois v Carlow, 7pm

Sunday 3 February
Longford v Offaly, 2pm
Sligo v Down, 2pm
Westmeath v Louth, 2pm

Paddy Tally, GAA Manager
An immediate return to Division Two will be high on Paddy Tally’s New Year wish list. Credit: Sky Sports

Saturday 9 February
Down v Laois, 7pm

Sunday 10 February
Carlow v Longford, 2pm
Offaly v Louth, 2pm
Westmeath v Sligo, 2pm

Saturday 23 February
Laois v Westmeath, 7pm

Sunday 24 February
Longford v Down, 2pm
Louth v Sligo, TBC
Offaly v Carlow, TBC

Saturday 2 March
Carlow v Louth, 7pm
Down v Offaly, 7pm

Sunday 3 March
Sligo v Laois, 2pm
Westmeath v Longford, TBC

Saturday 16 March
Carlow v Down, 2pm
Longford v Sligo, 2pm
Louth v Laois, 2pm
Offaly v Westmeath, 2pm

Sunday 24 March
Down v Louth, 2pm
Laois v Longford, 2pm
Sligo v Offaly, 2pm
Westmeath v Carlow, 2pm

Division Four

Saturday 26 January
Waterford v Wicklow, 7pm

Sunday 27 January
Leitrim v Wexford, 2pm
London v Limerick, 2pm
Antrim v Derry, TBC

Sunday 3 February
Limerick v Waterford, 2pm
Wexford v Antrim, 2pm
Derry v London, TBC
Wicklow v Leitrim, TBC

Derry GAA Squad, NFL Final 2009
Unbelievably, this Derry side competed in the 2009 National League Final. They repeated the feat five years later. But a decade on, they find themselves in the Division Four wilderness.

Sunday 10 February
Leitrim v Antrim, 2pm
London v Wexford, 2pm
Waterford v Derry, 2pm
Wicklow v Limerick, 2pm

Sunday 24 February
Antrim v London, 2pm
Derry v Wicklow, 2pm
Wexford v Waterford, 2pm
Limerick v Leitrim, TBC

Saturday 2 March
Wicklow v Wexford, 2pm

Sunday 3 March
Leitrim v London, 2pm
Limerick v Derry, 2pm
Waterford v Antrim, TBC

Saturday 16 March
Antrim v Wicklow, 2pm
London v Waterford, 2pm
Wexford v Limerick, 2pm
Derry v Leitrim, 7pm

Sunday 24 March
Derry v Wexford, 1pm
Leitrim v Waterford, 1pm
Limerick v Antrim, 1pm
Wicklow v London, 1pm

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