Football review: Everyone’s a winner, baby

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We remarked here before the weekend that the structure of the Munster provincial championship didn’t do either Kerry or Cork many favours, as it effectively launched them into Round 4 of the qualifiers (if not the quarter-finals of the Championship outright) without having much of a run-out. Cork may feel aggrieved at the iffy penalty call that led to Kerry’s second goal – and the defending that led to their first – but one suspects a second trip to Killarney, while damaging for their Munster ambitions, will serve them better in the long run.

Roscommon overtake Galway to become the second team in Connacht, thanks to their handsome win over Cavan, who drop two points to 17th. Longford’s good form sees them rise to the lofty heights of 21st.

Football rankings
(w/e July 5th, 2015)
1 Dublin 1977
2 Kerry 1842
3 Donegal 1836
4 Mayo 1797
5 Cork 1789
6 Monaghan 1700
7 Tyrone 1588
8 Derry 1497
9 Kildare 1450
10 Armagh 1417
11 Meath 1407
12 (+1) Roscommon 1403
13 (-1) Galway 1381
14 Down 1310
15 (+1) Westmeath 1255
16 (+1) Tipperary 1238
17 (-2) Cavan 1234
18 (+2) Fermanagh 1215
19 (-1) Laois 1207
20 (-1) Sligo 1205
21 (+2) Longford 1112
22 (-1) Wexford 1086
23 (+1) Louth 1046
24 (-2) Clare 1036
25 Limerick 1016
26 Offaly 982
27 Antrim 934
28 Leitrim 849
29 Wicklow 761
30 Carlow 682
31 Waterford 616
32 London 563

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