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Win or bust for Tyrone and Donegal as Derry struggle

With four teams going into the league semi-finals, Division One exists in its own micro-climate where there is always a group of teams that could end up winning the league or being relegated with the last two games left to play.

Derry need to beat both Dublin and Cork by double figures, hope that Donegal beat Tyrone, and Dublin then lose their final game to Monaghan. This turn of events would seem highly unlikely and it is almost certain now that Brian McIver and his Oak Leafers will be playing in Division Two in 2016 after being a league finalist in 2014.

Tyrone and Donegal clash and will be hoping a win will propel them from the relegation mire into contention for a semi-final slot. With Kerry to visit Healy Park, it would appear a tall order for the Red Hands, while Donegal are set to travel to Mayo for their final game.

Whoever loses in Ballybofey could be the side that accompany Derry to the second tier next year.

One more point will make Cork the only guaranteed semi-finalist.

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