Countdown to start of National league this weekend

Both Cavan and Monaghan will get their Division 1 National league campaigns underway this weekend.

On Saturday evening Monaghan will travel to Castlebar to take on Mayo at 7 pm.

Last years beaten All Ireland finalists will be without Aidan O’Shea who picked up an ankle injury while playing basketball, while Monaghan will be planning with out Dessie Mone who agravated a wrist injury in their Dr McKenna cup semi final loss to Derry.

On Sunday , the All Ireland and league champions Dublin will be the visitors to Kingspan Breffni park as they take on Cavan at 2pm.

Newly installed Breffni manager Mattie McGleenan seen his side record wins over Tyrone and Donegal in the Dr Mc Kenna cup before falling to University Ulster in their final group game.