Preview: Lidl NFL Division 2 Round 3

Donegal will hope to bounce back from last weekend’s defeat to Kildare as they take on Westmeath on Sunday in Letterkenny. Westmeath picked up their first three points of the campaign last weekend with a win over Monaghan. Tyrone will hope to make it three wins from three when they take on Monaghan while the Farney County are hoping to making up their first points.

Cavan v Kildare, Sun 4th Feb, Rory O’Moore Park, Belturbet, 2pm

Division 2 leaders Kildare are on the road again this weekend as they travel to take on Cavan in Belturbet on Sunday.

Diane O’Hora’s side have recorded two wins from two. Last weekend they impressed with their win away to Donegal. After losing their opening game to Tipperary, Cavan bounced back last weekend with a win over Laois.

Cavan will hope to build on that result but know they’ll have to put in a strong performance if they are to defeat Kildare. Kildare will be out to maintain their 100% record.

Donegal v Westmeath, Sun 4th Feb, Letterkenny, 2pm

After losing to Kildare last weekend, Donegal will be looking for a reaction when they play Westmeath in Letterkenny.

After losing their opening game to Tyrone, Westmeath bounced back last weekend with a fine win away to Monaghan. Frank Browne’s charges are on the road for the third time in a row.

With things tight in Division 2 all points are crucial. Donegal will hope to make the most of home advantage while Westmeath know they’ll need to put in a repeat of last weekend’s performance if they are to pick up more points.

Laois v Tipperary, Sun 4th Feb, Crettyard GAA, 2pm

Laois currently lie bottom of Division 2 still without a point while Tipperary have recorded one win so far this season. Last weekend Tipp lost away to Tyrone by one point.

Last weekend Laois were defeated by three points by Cavan. They couldn’t get that elusive goal to claim one point. After a fine win over over Cavan in their opening game Tipp will be disappointed with their narrow defeat last weekend.

The last time these two sides met Erone Fitzpatrick scored the decisive score to help Laois to a one point win over Tipp. They’ll hope to repeat that on Sunday. Tipp will be out to avenge that result.

Tyrone v Monaghan, Sun 4th Feb, Moortown, 2pm

Tyrone will hope to make it three wins from three when they take on Ulster rivals Monaghan on Sunday. Monaghan are without a point so far this campaign.

It’s a third home game in a row for the Red Hands and they’ll hope to use that to their advantage. Last weekend they had a narrow win over Tipperary. Monaghan fell to a three point defeat to Westmeath.

When these two sides met in the league last year Monaghan recorded a three point win over Tyrone. Tyrone got revenge when they defeated Monaghan in the Ulster Intermediate Championship. A tight battle in prospect. 

Deniese is a freelance sports journalist/broadcaster. She has worked for several local and national media outlets. GAA and soccer are her great loves and she also follows rugby league and snooker. She's a big supporter of her local clubs St. Mary's GAA Granard and Longford Town. She also follows Celtic, Liverpool and Leeds Rhinos. She presented and produced a popular sports podcast last year where she interviewed Ray Houghton, Chris Kamara and John Hartson. Deniese is currently Head of Communications for Boccia Ireland

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