Football review: History repeating

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Another April in Croke Park, another year for the┬áNew Ireland Cup to remain in situ in the capital. Dublin turned their stutter into swagger – as did Offaly on Saturday night – while Roscommon and Armagh put the finishing touches to a positive Spring. They’ll be hoping their silverware will be the gateway to an enterprising Summer and potentially some football in Autumn.

Cork’s defeat means they slide just behind Mayo on the rankings, while Roscommon take Down’s spot in 11th by defeating the Mournemen. Longford slide two places with their somewhat unexpected loss in the Division 4 final, with their victors Offaly rising one spot in their place.

Football rankings
(w/e April 26, 2015)
1 Dublin 1968
2 Kerry 1847
3 (+1) Mayo 1777
4 (-1) Cork 1771
5 Donegal 1765
6 Monaghan 1672
7 Tyrone 1603
8 Derry 1491
9 Meath 1469
10 Armagh 1449
11 (+2) Roscommon 1421
12 Kildare 1396
13 (-2) Down 1390
14 Galway 1379
15 Laois 1305
16 Cavan 1285
17 Tipperary 1241
18 Fermanagh 1184
19 Sligo 1141
20 Westmeath 1100
21 Louth 1080
22 Wexford 1060
23 Clare 1054
24 (+1) Limerick 1052
25 (+1) Offaly 1014
26 (-2) Longford 1002
27 Antrim 917
28 Leitrim 894
29 Wicklow 766
30 Carlow 707
31 Waterford 655
32 London 574

Football’s taking a breather for a couple of weeks but there’s one competitive match next weekend – we’ll be back to preview it on Thursday.

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