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Red Hands and Kingdom top of bill

By Declan Bogue

Published 04/04/2015

Champions: Stephen Cluxton skippered Dublin to last season’s Division One title
Champions: Stephen Cluxton skippered Dublin to last season’s Division One title

The TG4 cameras may be coming to Healy Park tomorrow to capture Kerry and Tyrone in all its gory detail, but everyone at the match or watching on their sofa will be hungrily seeking news from other grounds.

There is no end to the intrigue of the final day of the season. In Division One, Monaghan currently lie second in the table, with no guarantee of a league semi-final place.

Dublin, skippered to last season's Division One crown by Stephen Cluxton, could overtake them with a win in Clones. And if they are beaten, the winners of Mayo and Donegal, given their scoring difference.

Derry were relegated last weekend with defeat by Dublin, but any one of Donegal, Mayo, Kerry or Tyrone could join them.

If the Red Hands pull off a win over the Kingdom, then providing a clear winner is found in Castlebar, although Tyrone, Mayo and Kerry would be left on six points, scoring difference would relegate Kerry, providing neither Donegal or Mayo are whitewashed by each other.

In Division Two, it's all to play for and while Down should beat Laois, a bumper five teams could yet conceivably gain promotion.

However, a win for Cavan away to Meath would gain Terry Hyland's side their second successive promotion which would be a tremendous coaching feat.

PREDICTIONS: Division 1: Semi-finalists; Cork, Monaghan, Donegal, Kerry. Relegated; Derry, Tyrone.

Division 2: Promoted: Down, Meath. Relegated: Westmeath, Kildare

Division 3: Promoted: Armagh and Fermanagh are already promoted and will make up an Ulster-heavy Division 2 next year. Relegated: Limerick, Wexford

Division 4: Promoted: Longford, Offaly

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