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Updated: February 17, 2012

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Division 1:

Tyrone v Kildare, Healy Park, Omagh, 2.00pm (T McShea)
Both teams will be desperately looking to collect three points from this fixture as neither have recorded a win as of yet. Tyrone will be strengthened by the return of full back Maura Kelly, but they are still operating without some of their key players due to injury. Kildare have conceded nine goals in the opening two matches. They will be hoping to reduce that average this week.

Monaghan v Meath, Tyholland, 2.00pm, (T McSorley)
Monaghan enter this tie as favourites, but to discount Meath would be premature. Reports from their Round 2 match with the Dubs revealed a very close encounter and a Meath side that are determined to move up the pecking order. Monaghan forwards will need to be on form to break down the Meath defence led by Jenny Rispin and Irene Munnelly.

Dublin v Cork, Ballyboden, St Enda’s, 2.00pm (D McEnery)
Two teams on full points go head-to-head. Cork have scored seven goals so far in the competition and Dublin will have to counteract the on-form Nollaig Cleary and Rhona Ni Bhuchalla. With the history between these two sides, there is more at stake on Sunday than three points.

Laois v Donegal, Sarsfield, Mountmellick, 2.00pm (M Doherty)
Both sides have recorded one win and one loss to date, so Sunday’s match will be an important fixture to ensure they retain their Division 1 statuses. The big question for the Donegal management will be who will curb the influence of three-time All Star Tracy Lawlor.

Division 2:

Kerry v Cavan, Finuge, 12.00pm, (R O’Connor)
Clare v Galway, Doonbeg, 2.00pm, (MJ O’Keeffe)
Waterford v Mayo, Kilmacthomas, 2.00pm, (J Flood)
Tipperary v Fermanagh, JF Brackens, Templemore, (PJ Rabbitte)

Division 3:

Roscommon v Sligo, Boyle, 2.00pm, (M Kenny)
Armagh v Leitrim, Morgan Athletic Gds, 2.00pm, (G McCrystal)
Wicklow v Down, Blessington, 2.00pm, (D McKittrick)
Westmeath v Wexford, Rochfortbridge, 3.00pm, (Y Duffy)

Division 4:

Offaly v Antrim, Clonbullogue, Edenderry, 2.00pm, (J Mullins)
Louth v Carlow, Termonfeckin, 2.00pm, (K McKeever)
Limerick v Longford, UL Grounds, 2.00pm, (G Guinan

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