12 years since last league meeting between Donegal and Fermanagh

12 years since last league meeting between Donegal and Fermanagh

You have to go back to 2007 for the last league meeting between Donegal and Fermanagh with Donegal edging that contest by 1-13 to 2-9 in the final game with a late free. Donegal would go on to win the Division One title that year, their only success at that level.

The teams for that meeting were

DONEGAL: Michael Boyle; Peter Witherow, Neil McGee, Thomas Donoghue; Frank McGlynn, Karl Lacey, Eamon McGee; Joe Friel, Ryan Bradley; Johnny McLoone, Michael Hegarty, Adrian Sweeney; Denis Boyle, Benny Byrne, Michael Doherty. Subs., Barry Dunnion for Witherow; Kevin Cassidy for Friel; Barry Monaghan for E McGee; Christy Toye for McLoone; Kevin McMenamin for M Doherty.

FERMANAGH: Chris Breen; Niall Bogue, Shane McDermott, Shane Goan; Shane Lyons, Martin McGrath, Thomas McElroy; Barry Owens, Tom Brewster; Mark Little, James Sherry, Eamon Maguire; Colm Bradley, Jonathan McGurn, Ciaran McElroy. Subs., Ryan Keenan for E Maguire; Brian Og Maguire for T McElrloy; Peter Sherry for S Lyons; Ciaran O'Reilly for C Bradley.

REFEREE: Pat McEnaney (Monaghan)

Donegal and Fermanagh have met 41 times in the league with Donegal coming out on top 29 times, losing 10 and two games have been drawn.

Allianz Football League Division Two

Saturday (7.0): Cork v Meath, Pairc Ui Rinn.

Sunday (2.0): Armagh v Tipperary, Athletic Grounds; Donegal v Fermanagh, Letterkenny; Kildare v Clare, Newbridge.

It’s not where Cork expected to be after three games, but instead of being in the promotion places, they find themselves bottom of the table after losing to Kildare and Clare and drawing with Fermanagh. Next up is Meath, who lead the table on scoring difference from Fermanagh and Donegal after winning two of three games.

Cork and Meath have met in the League for the past two seasons, drawing in 2017, while Cork won by four points last year in Navan,Donegal (4 pts) v Fermanagh (4pts) is a re-run of last year’s Ulster final which Donegal won by 2-18 to 0-12. Fermanagh are the only unbeaten team in the group, having drawn two and won one of their three games, while Donegal won their first two games before losing to Tipperary in Round 3.

Kildare and Clare, both of whom are on three points, clash in Newbridge in what will their second League clash in three seasons. Kildare won by a point in Round 6 last year, a win that helped them to promotion to Division 1.

Armagh (2pts) and Tipperary (3pts) didn’t meet last year but had two clashes in 2017 with Tipp clinching promotion to Division 2 with a 3-8 to 0-16 win in the final series of Round 3 games. Armagh took revenge in the All-Ireland qualifiers later in the year, winning by 1-17 to 1-15.

Division Two round-up

ROUND 1: Donegal 0-16 Clare 0-13; Fermanagh 0-8 Cork 1-5; Kildare 0-14 Armagh 1-11; Meath 0-15 Tipperary 1-8.

ROUND 2: Kildare 1-10 Cork 0-10; Donegal 1-13 Meath 0-14; Tipperary 2-5 Fermanagh 2-5; Armagh 1-3 Clare 2-10.

ROUND 3: Fermanagh 0-8 Kildare 0-6; Clare 3-13 Cork 1-10; Meath 2-13 Armagh 0-13; Tipperary 3-9 Donegal 0-13.

ROUND 4: Feb 23: Cork v Meath; Feb 24: Armagh v Tipperary; Donegal v Fermanagh; Kildare v Clare.

ROUND 5: March 2: Tipperary v Cork; Donegal v Armagh; March 3: Meath v Kildare; Fermanagh v Clare.

ROUND 6: March 16: Clare v Meath; Cork v Donegal; Kildare v Tipperary; Armagh v Fermanagh.

ROUND 7: Armagh v Cork; Donegal v Kildare; Meath v Fermanagh; Tipperary v Clare.

Final: March 31