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Donegal out to march on as Oriels aim to strike back

Donegal travel to Kerry this weekend in hearty form as they seek to remain top of the league with their 100 per cent record.

Kerry have never won either of their first two games in Eamonn Fitzmaurice's four league campaigns. That has never been a deterrent to them when it comes to Championship football, though they relied on Dublin squeezing a draw out of Donegal in 2013 to stay up on the final day of the season.

The Kingdom addressed their losing run last weekend with a 16-point win over Down, but Donegal manager Rory Gallagher will be keen to pick up their second away win.

"It is a big game for us and them," said Gallagher. "We want to keep the momentum going."

Monaghan suffered their first league defeat last Saturday night against Dublin. They now welcome Mayo to Clones, with the Connacht kingpins seeking to pick up their first points.

However, Oriel manager Malachy O'Rourke has lost Kieran Hughes from the starting line-up, the Scotstown man suffering an injury to his heel.

Dublin, who share top spot with Donegal in Division One, welcome Cork to Croke Park tonight.

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