Allianz Football League Division One
Tyrone v Monaghan
Donegal v Derry
Cork v Dublin
Kerry v Mayo
A fiery contest should take place under the Saturday night lights in Healy Park, Omagh. Tyrone and Monaghan are aware of how important a good start can be in Division One: it ought to be tight and tense.
In Ballybofey Rory Gallagher takes charge of Donegal for an intriguing clash with Derry. How Donegal cope following Jim McGuinness' departure will be interesting. Unearthing a few new players for the Championship is Gallagher's brief.
Sunday's jousts on the banks of the Lee and Killarney bring fascination too. There is potential in Cork, but 2014 was a mixed campaign in League and Championship. Dublin's All Ireland semi-final loss to Donegal was a severe disappointment; the recovery process is now underway.
Kerry, with Sam Maguire safely gathered in September, have announced an experimental starting XV for the arrival of Mayo. Eamonn Fitzmaurice stayed commendably cool under League pressure during the last two years. The wild mayhem is commencing again.
Allianz Football League Division Two
Roscommon v Cavan
Galway v Meath
Westmeath v Laois
Kildare v Down
It should be highly competitive. The Kiltoom clash of promoted duo Roscommon and Cavan
That is exactly what Kevin Walsh will be trying to do with his new Galway outfit in Pearse Stadium with Meath the visitors. The Royals have emerged as the number two team in Leinster. Narrowing the gap on Dublin remains the mission so Meath will be anxious to be sprightly in the Spring.
A midlands battle in Mullingar between Westmeath and Laois alr
Kildare and Down's collision in Newbridge will provide a few pointers too. The Lilywhites had promising moments in the O'Byrne Cup. Getting back into the top flight is what they intend to do.
Allianz Football League Division Three
Fermanagh v Louth
Clare v Wexford
Limerick v Sligo
Armagh v Tipperary
Kieran McGeeney's return to inter-county management is the main issue in Division Three where Armagh are hotly fancied to gain promotion. Clare's improvement under Colm Collins and the continued availability of Podge Collins aids their cause, while Sligo will be hard working under the well regarded Niall Carew.
Allianz Football League Division Four
Waterford v Wicklow
London v Offaly
Antrim v Carlow
Leitrim v Longford
London face a tricky start against Offaly, who have Pat Flanagan in charge. Westmeath and Sligo
How Paul Coggins' charges fare against Offaly and Carlow in the first two weeks will be critical. Waterford's McGrath Cup triumph leaves them heartened entering the League, but this pool is all about gaining results on the road if promotion is the target.