Dublin vs Kerry: Croke Park, 25/01/2020
On the opening weekend of the league comes a scintillating repeat of a thrilling all Ireland football final last year. A young Kerry team off the back of a great league and championship campaign last year will look to avenge their final defeat at the hands of Dublin in the all-Ireland final last year. 2020 Allianz League The likes of David Clifford and Kilian Spillane will be looking to repeat last year’s heroics against Dublin in the league campaign last year and go one better by winning the whole thing this time round. For the Dubs it will be a new era under a new premiership, but the all-Ireland champions will certainly be expecting a better league campaign this time round. Last year’s losses to the likes of Monaghan and Kerry will have to be bettered if they are to win the league for only the 2nd time in the last 5 years. It is sure to be a cracker when the 2 sides meet again in Croke park on the 25th of January.
Monaghan vs Tyrone: St Marys Park, 1/02/2020
An all Ulster clash will be one of the highlights of the early league campaign as the two local rivals meet in Castle Blaney. It will be a new look Monaghan side as Banty takes the reigns from the long serving Malachy O’Rourke and as two of Monaghan’s great Servants hang up the intercounty boots in Dessie Mone and Vinney Corry. The young Stephen O’Hanlon and Conor McManus are two of the highlights from a Monaghan squad who look set for another tough league season again this time out. While mass changes are taking place in Monaghan it’s a steady ship still from Tyrone as Mickey Harte retains the reigns for a 17th league campaign. They will again be one of the favourites with the likes of Matty Donnelly and Peter Harte looking set to again play starring roles of the ulster men. This will be another feisty encounter between the two with Monaghan looking to cause more upsets in the league after their shock win over Dublin last year.
Donegal vs Galway: O’Donnell Park, 8/2/2020
Two of the most exciting division one side will meet in the 3rd round of league fixtures as an experienced Donegal having won promotion back to the 1st division will be looking to be challenging right at the top of the league will great talents throughout the side such as Michael Murphy and Ryan McHugh under the leadership of Declan Bonner who lead has the county to promotion and back to back ulster titles in recent times. Meanwhile Galway will be looking to build on a promising season last year which saw them level with Dublin in the middle of the table. Galway will be keen to again kick on and the challenge of Donegal will be sure to test the true potential of the side to cause a potential upset by going all the way in the league this time out. Donegal will be slight favourites, but it is sure to be a great contest when the two sides meet in Letterkenny midway through the league season and show us which of the two truly has the potential to compete for big silverware in 2020.
Mayo vs Kerry: MacHale park, 29/02/2020
A repeat of last year’s league final in which Mayo came out on top the game in Castlebar is sure to be a fiery encounter as two of the country’s best sides will meet in a game which is sure to tell us what the complexion of the football pyramid will look like in 2020. Mayo will go into the season confident after a great campaign last time out in which the likes of Aidan O’Shea and Matthew Ruane played staring roles as mayo lifted the title after a 2nd placed finish and a win of Kerry at Croke Park. Kerry will be roaring for revenge and will be aching for success after losses in both the league and the all-Ireland championship. The young Kerry side will be a hungry and this game against Mayo will be one of their major league tests of the year in one of the hardest grounds to go away and win, in MacHale park. 2020 Allianz League It will be a tight affair and should be one of the classic games from this league campaign as two hungry teams will be massively up for it and desperate to prove themselves as both league and championship contenders once again this year 2020 Allianz League.