Football review: Falling slowly

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…or, in some cases, not-so-slowly. Monaghan’s failure at the third-last hurdle means it’s not a clean sweep of provincial champions in the semi-finals, and sees them fall down the rankings faster than Tiernan McCann after hitting a hairbrush.

Mayo are now up to third and within striking distance of the top two, while Donegal sit fourth. Tyrone, Ulster’s last remaining representative in the championship despite being beaten in its first provincial game, are up to fifth. They haven’t gone away, you know…

Football rankings
(w/e August 2nd, 2015)
1 Dublin 1984
2 Kerry 1913
3 (+1) Mayo 1887
4 (-1) Donegal 1726
5 (+2) Tyrone 1723
6 Cork 1682
7 (-2) Monaghan 1663
8 Kildare 1507
9 Galway 1458
10 Derry 1457

2 thoughts on “Football review: Falling slowly”

  1. Why wasn’t the football rankings updated after the Mayo Donegal game on Aug 8th. They were only updated after the Kerry quarter final

    1. Tom – the ratings are only updated after a full weekend; there’s no point in updating ratings between games because there’s nothing gained – the ratings of the participating teams remain the same. The post after Kerry v Tyrone also incorporated the outcome of Mayo v Donegal (Mayo leapfrogged into third).

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