Kevin Cassidy

KEVIN CASSIDY: Not so super Sunday

WE had hoped for a super Saturday and super Sunday type situation this weekend where a close eye would be kept on all scores to see who might make the drop and who would potentially make the finals.

However, the way the games have gone to date, we know a lot of what will potentially happen before this week’s round of fixtures swing into action.

In Division One, Derry almost have both their feet in the final given how impressive they have been to date. Given their score difference and the fact they are playing at home this weekend, Dublin look on course to take the other spot.

The other end of the table is a little more interesting. That said, we can take a look at how the fixtures fall.

With Roscommon having to head into Celtic Park on Sunday, they will have their work cut out to remain in Division One.

Galway will also struggle for a positive result in Kerry. Unless Mickey Harte opts to rest the majority of his rampant Derry team, I just can’t see a way that Roscommon will turn them over, especially in Derry’s back yard.

I’ll go for a Derry versus Dublin final with Roscommon joining Monaghan in the drop to Division two.

At the top of Division Two, we are already know the final pairing and what a game that should be. So, with that already decided, the only thing to be confirmed this weekend is who will make the dreaded drop to Division Three.

Kildare have had a disastrous campaign and it’s hard to imagine them playing in the third tier of the football leagues, but that’s where they find themselves after six games.

So, now, it’s all about who might join them. The way the fixtures have fallen it couldn’t be any worse for Fermanagh with Louth travelling to take on an already relegated Kildare.

Unless Kildare can rally the troops this weekend with a view to giving their supporters something to shout about, then Fermanagh will be joining them in Division Three next year.

It doesn’t help matters that Fermanagh themselves have to travel to Cavan, who at home are very difficult to beat no matter what time of year it is. I’ll go with Fermanagh to join Kildare this weekend.

The bottom two divisions are a little tighter, so the thrills, spills and excitement might be there this weekend with a lot of teams still having a lot to play for at both ends of the tables.

What we do know is that the way things look we should be in for some cracking National Football League finals over Easter weekend.

I noticed this week some managers coming out saying that there is very little time between the finals and the start of the championship.

When you consider a potential Division One final between Dublin and Derry, and then the Division Two final between Armagh and Donegal, it’s hard to see any of these four teams holding anything back when they clash over Easter, so let the games begin.

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