Football review: Tús maith…

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Mayo’s win in Killarney might not be a sign of a corner being turned, in terms of where we may be in September, but the defeat of the last two All-Ireland winners in the opening round of League fixtures certainly plants the seed of hope that the gap between the Haves and the Have Nots could be closed up slightly this year.

The Westerners’ defeat of Kerry sees them leapfrog Dublin and Donegal into second place, while Monaghan’s win over Tyrone means they slide up to 6th place.

Elsewhere, Down’s late win away in Kildare in Division 2 also sees them jump up two – largely at the expense of Meath who fell to defeat in Galway. Further down the table, Sligo’s two-point defeat in Limerick sees them slide two spots to 23rd.

Kerry’s loss narrows the points gap between the top teams (which could have been bridged even further had Mayo won by more) is significantly narrowed; next week’s clash between Dublin and Donegal could have a material impact towards the top of the table.

Football rankings
(w/e February 1, 2015)
1 Kerry 1914
2 (+2) Mayo 1883
3 (-1) Dublin 1859
4 (-1) Donegal 1838
5 Cork 1711
6 (+1) Monaghan 1638
7 (-1) Tyrone 1583
8 Kildare 1485
9 (+1) Armagh 1475
10 (-1) Derry 1468
11 (+2) Down 1412
12 Galway 1400
13 (-2) Meath 1398
14 (+1) Roscommon 1335
15 (-1) Laois 1302
16 (+1) Cavan 1255
17 (-1) Tipperary 1241
18 Louth 1171
19 (+1) Westmeath 1158
20 (-1) Wexford 1106
21 (+1) Clare 1099
22 (+1) Fermanagh 1099
23 (-2) Sligo 1040
24 Longford 1036
25 Limerick 1030
26 Wicklow 889
27 Antrim 880
28 (+1) Offaly 871
29 (-1) Leitrim 869
30 Waterford 755
31 Carlow 651
32 London 578
33 New York 364
34 Kilkenny 147

We’ll be back before next weekend with a preview of each game in Round 2 of the football leagues.

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