Dublin finished strongly to see off a doughty Derry challenge by 0-08 to 0-04 in a low-scoring Allianz Football League Division 1 affair at a rain-swept Croke Park.
There were victories for Meath, Kildare and Cavan in the Allianz Football League Division two, while Armagh secured promotion after beating Louth in the evening’s only Division Three clash.
Ireland manager Martin O’Neill has played down suggestions that he will play a 3-5-2 formation against Poland on Sunday.
Raheem Sterling expects to be fit for Liverpool’s Premier League visit to Arsenal on Saturday despite dropping out of the England squad with a toe injury.
George North will be out for at least a month after suffering a third concussion of the season during Northampton's 52-30 Aviva Premiership victory over Wasps on Friday night.
Munster ran in six tries to secure a precious bonus point as they beat Connacht 42-20 in the Guinness PRO12 at Thomond Park.
Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton took pole position for the Malaysian Grand Prix ahead of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel in a rain-affected qualifying session in Sepang.
Dublin sealed a place in the Allianz Hurling League Division 1 semi-finals after a comprehensive 1-25 to 0-16 victory over Limerick at Croke Park, while Laois secured their Division 1B status after beating Antrim 2-18 to 1-13 at O’Moore Park.
Hull City midfielder Robbie Brady is in line to start Sunday’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Poland after a successful week of training with the Ireland squad at Malahaide.
Former Donegal manager Brian McEniff says defensive tactics are ruining Gaelic Football, and that Donegal's All-Ireland winning boss Jim McGuinness was a major culprit.