Football mini-review: The West’s awake (ish)

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Just as with last week, Meath led at the break after playing against the wind. Just as with last week, Meath scored two points just after half-time to extend their lead. And just as with last week, Meath collapsed and found themselves chasing an injury time equaliser. The only difference this week is that Meath did not get that equaliser. Roscommon were valiant in the second half – scoring goals precisely when they mattered – and now find themselves on the cusp of automatic promotion to Division 1. Their win lifts them two spots to 11th in the updated Elo ratings.

Laois repeated their second-half heroics of last week to outscore Galway by 1-9 to 0-0 in the second half in Salthill. Had they shown such resilience earlier in the season, they may now be mounting a tilt at some silverware.

The only other clash of the weekend saw Leitrim lay rest to London, claiming their first win of the season.

Football rankings
(w/e March 22, 2015)
1 Kerry 1908
2 Dublin 1906
3 Mayo 1801
4 Cork 1793
5 Donegal 1767
6 Monaghan 1658
7 Tyrone 1617
8 Armagh 1501
9 Down 1457
10 Derry 1444
11 (+2) Roscommon 1407
12 (-1) Meath 1406
13 (-1) Kildare 1394
14 (+1) Laois 1353
15 (-1) Galway 1307
16 Cavan 1276
17 Tipperary 1275
18 Fermanagh 1192
19 Westmeath 1145
20 Louth 1122
21 Longford 1090
22 Sligo 1076
23 Clare 1067
24 Wexford 1057
25 Limerick 971
26 Offaly 948
27 Antrim 932
28 Leitrim 840
29 Wicklow 825
30 Carlow 697
31 Waterford 670
32 London 527
33 New York 364
34 Kilkenny 147

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