After a fantastic start to the 2016 season
John Mullane is counting on a firecracker to keep the momentum going
The Allianz League finals were filled with drama, excitement and some top notch hurling. Ultimately, Clare came out on top thanks to a controversial decision but if you thought that was the best you’re going to see all year, we’re just getting started.
Two of the heavyweight hurling counties begin their bid for Liam McCarthy in Munster, while two outsiders meet in the Leinster quarter final. There’s the last round of the round robin in Leinster as well and I’ve picked out a 6/1 accumulator featuring Antrim and Dublin to cover the handicaps, alongside wins for Tipperary and Offaly
Dublin vs Wexford – 19:15 Saturday – BET NOW
There’s a lot of talk about whether Lee Chin will line out for Wexford. Going by media reports he’s injured and out but I don’t believe so. On the other hand, Dublin have been hit and hit badly by injuries, retirements and emigration. They had a reasonably good league campaign bar the game against Tipperary. They’ve had some impressive wins in Division 1A and have played a lot of the top teams.
Wexford haven’t. They’ve been quite topsy turvy and against the so called weaker hurling counties while in Division 1B.
Mystic Mullane says: Dublin -4 at , Mark Schutte first goalscorer at
Offaly vs Kerry – 15:00 Sunday – BET NOW
Ironically enough, the winner of this will get the easier quarter final in Leinster, despite finishing second in the round robin. Whoever comes out on top will play Laois. This isn’t a gimme for Offaly at all. Kerry went up to Tullamore in the last game of Division 1B and beat them on their own patch. The Faithful have been given a second chance with the victory over Carlow and when you write them off they are very dangerous. They’ll want revenge on Kerry, who will be weakened by the loss of a couple of players to suspension.
Mystic Mullane says: Offaly win
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Cork vs Tipperary – 16:00 Sunday – BET NOW
This is the main event of the entire weekend of GAA action. Blood, sweat and a whole load of hard hits.
One win in seven for Cork against Tipperary in the Munster Championship. That’s incredible when you think about it. The last time Cork beat Tipp it came completley out of the blue in 2010. The word coming from Cork is that they’ve been training for 10 weeks towards this game and double-mark Seamus Callinan.
Tipp are the one team coming into Championship under the radar, which is amazing when you look at the last 5 years. They were seriously unlucky against Galway last year. I think its’ going to be a huge year for Tipp and it starts with a win over Cork on Sunday in front of the RTE cameras
Mystic Mullane says: Either team to win by 1-4 pts or draw at odds of. Seamus Harnedy anytime goalscorer at (My NAP)
John’s quick picks
Antrim vs Down – 15:30 Saturday –
Antrim’s a very tough place to go for Down, back the home team -5 at