GAA Div 3 and 4 previews & live score updates

Updated: April 8, 2012

We have live score updates from the division three and division four of the national football league.


Whilst the spotlight will inevitably be on Divisions One and Two of the Allianz Football League this weekend, supporters of those teams involved in Div 3 and Div 4 also have some exciting games to look forward as their teams seek promotion – or in some cases just try avoid relegation. For those counties with nothing at stake, an opportunity to experiment before the Championship season. Lots of ‘ifs and buts’ in this division –

Division Three:

Sunday (2.30): Cavan v Antrim, Kingspan Breffni Park; Longford v Wexford, Pearse Park; Sligo v Roscommon, Markievicz Park. Tipperary v Offaly, Semple Stadium,Thurles.

Leaders Longford (11pts) and Wexford (10pts) are already guaranteed Division 2 football next season and meet in the divisional final later this month. This is expected to be another close encounter and both sides can use the fixture to experiment for the final and with the Leinster championships on the horizon.

Nothing at stake either for Tipperary ( 1pt) who are already relegated but who will join them in Div 3 in the next Allianz campaign? Offaly will stay up if they beat Tipperary but so they would also need a favour from Antrim (on 6pts) against Cavan (4pts) .

Should Offaly win and Cavan lose, both will be on four points, in which case Offaly will live to fight another day and Cavan will be relegated under the ‘ head to head’ rule since when the two counties met in Round 5 Offaly emerged on top albeit with only two points to spare. Local pride at stake when Roscommon visit Sligo at Markievicz Park which again is likely to prove a tough battle with few scores between the sides either way.

Verdict: Longford, Cavan , Offaly and Roscommon to emerge victorious

Division Four :

Sunday (2.30 unless stated): Carlow v Fermanagh, Dr. Cullen Park; London v Wicklow, Ruislip, 1.30; Leitrim v Waterford, Carrick-on-Shannon; Clare v Kilkenny, Ennis.

Only two promotion places – to be decided between leaders Fermanagh (11pts), Clare (10pts) and Wicklow (8pts) . Since this Division’s fixtures end only on weekend of April 15th, all three have two games remaining. Clare seem certainties to defeat Kilkenny and move on to 12 points since the Cats have lost all seven of their games to-date . Indeed a defeat by 20 points or less for the Cats would be a big surprise.

Fermanagh,face a long trip to Dr Cullen Park this weekend where they meet a Carlow side who were not particularly impressive against Waterford in Dungarvan a week ago,though they did win. Wicklow remain in the hunt with games to come against London,albeit in Ruislip, and Clare , whilst Leitrim and Waterford both of whom have had ‘mixed campaigns’ so far meet in Carrick-on-Shannon where again the choice of venue may prove the decisive factor albeit narrowly.

Round 9: Apr 15: Fermanagh v Leitrim; Waterford v London; Limerick v Carlow; Wicklow v Clare; Kilkenny (bye).

Verdict: This weekend wins are predicted for Carlow, Wicklow, Leitrim and Clare

Finally let us look again at what has happened in these two divisions to-date:

Division Three:

Round 1: Feb 4: Antrim 0-13 Sligo 0-12; Feb 5: Longford 2-15 Offaly 0-8, Wexford 4-9 Cavan 1-13; Roscommon 1-12 Tipperary 0-12.
Round 2: Feb 11: Longford 0-10 Cavan 0-7; Feb 12: Roscommon 0-12 Offaly 1-6; Antrim 1-13 Tipperary 0-13; Sligo 4-14 Wexford 1-17.
Round 3: Mar 3: Antrim 2-14 Offaly 1-8; Cavan 0-14 Sligo 1-8; Mar 4: Longford 0-16 Roscommon 2-8, Wexford 2-20 Tipperary 1-8.
Round 4: Mar 11: Cavan 4-10 Tipperary 0-14; Wexford 1-21 Offaly 2-5; Longford 1-16 Sligo 1-8; Roscommon 1-10 Antrim 1-6.
Round 5: Mar 18: Offaly 1-10 Cavan 0-11; Longford 0-15 Antrim 1-8; Wexford 1-12 Roscommon 1-10; Sligo 1-16 Tipperary 0-7.
Round 6: Mar 24: Tipperary 0-12 Longford 0-12; Mar 25: Wexford 0-18 Antrim 2-9 Sligo 1-14 Offaly 1-12; Roscommon 1-17 Cavan 1-12.
Round 7: April 8: Cavan v Antrim; Longford v Wexford; Tipperary v Offaly; Sligo v Roscommon.

Final: Saturday, April 28

Division Four :

Round 1: Sunday: Clare 1-17 Waterford 0-12; Wicklow 3-25 Kilkenny 1-1; Limerick 1-9 Leitrim 0-9; Fermanagh 2-15 London 0-9; Carlow (bye)
Round 2: Feb 11: Waterford 0-21 Kilkenny 0-2; Feb 12: Limerick 1-13 London 1-7; Leitrim 2-9 Carlow 0-13; Fermanagh 0-11 Clare 0-8; Wicklow (bye)
Round 3: Mar 4: Clare 0-10 Limerick 0-9; Waterford 4-7 Wicklow 1-12; Fermanagh 9-23 Kilkenny 0-4; Carlow 2-6 London 0-4; Leitrim (bye).
Round 4: Mar 10: Limerick 1-30 Kilkenny 0-1; Mar 11: Fermanagh 0-11 Wicklow 0-9; Clare 1-12 Carlow 0-14; Leitrim 1-10 London 0-8; Waterford (bye)
Round 5: Mar 18: Wicklow 2-13 Limerick 0-14; Carlow 3-11 Kilkenny 1-6; Fermanagh 0-15 Waterford 0-12; Clare 1-12 Leitrim 0-9; London (bye)
Round 6: Mar 24: Waterford 1-18 Limerick 1-14; Mar 25: Leitrim 4-26 Kilkenny 0-3; Clare 0-17 London 0-12; Wicklow 1-9 Carlow 0-10; Fermanagh (bye)
Round 7: Mar 31: Carlow 1-15 Waterford 0-12; Apr 1: Wicklow 2-13 Leitrim 1-10; London 4-30 Kilkenny 0-4; Fermanagh 0-13 Limerick 1-10; Clare (bye)
Round 8: Apr 8: Carlow v Fermanagh; London v Wicklow; Leitrim v Waterford; Clare v Kilkenny; Limerick (bye)
Round 9: Apr 15: Fermanagh v Leitrim; Waterford v London; Limerick v Carlow; Wicklow v Clare; Kilkenny (bye).
Final: Saturday, April 28

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