Can't decide who to back in the GAA?
Let two time All Ireland winner Colm O'Rourke help you out
We saw Tyrone lay down a marker for Sam Maguire last week after they dismantled Derry but other than that the Championship hasn’t really kick started and won’t do so until the provincial quarter finals at the earliest. However this Sunday there’s four ties, two in Munster, one in Ulster and the entry of Mayo into the fold as they aim to break their hoodoo when it comes to the All Ireland.
I’ve had a look around the odds and picked out a 62/1 fourfold.
Limerick vs Clare – BET NOW
Clare make the short journey up the road to the Gaelic Grounds full on confidence after coming out on top against Kildare in Croker in the Division 3 final a couple of weeks ago. They were impressive in the win and will be comfortable enough here against a Limerick side that finished bottom of the same league.
This is essentially a tie to see who gets beaten by Kerry in a couple of weeks time. I’d be stunned if Limerick got anywhere close. Back the Banner to beat the handicap at odds of
Cavan vs Armagh – BET NOW
Expect blood, sweat and more blood between Cavan and Armagh. These two do not like each other. Their last meeting in the Championship saw a brawl break out before the game had even begun.
Cavan are beginning to get a bit of momentum going. They gave Armagh a hammering during their run to the Division 2 final and the natives are starting to get confident. I saw them live a couple of times in the league and are a team on the move in the right direction.
Armagh are the opposite. Relegated to Division Three, no McGeeney magic and seemingly no fight left in the team. If it was in the Athletic Grounds I’d give them a chance but going to Breffni Park it could be a long day for them. Cavan to beat the handicap at
Waterford vs Tipperary – BET NOW
The other side of the Munster Championship sees Tipperary go to Waterford on Sunday afternoon and it should be routine for them. Tipp are a Division 3 team that were looking like they could seriously break the dominance of Cork and Kerry a few years ago. They had a great underage structure and took a couple of Championships at U21. Between emigration and injury they’ve lost a good chunk of that panel.
Waterford are Division Four which should tell you all you need to know. They’re predominantly a hurling county and have taken a few pastings in the past from Cork and Kerry.
They’ll take another one here. Tipp to beat the handicap at odds of
London vs Mayo – BET NOW
Mayo know all too well about the dangers of going to Ruislip. The last time they did it it was 2011. They’d got a new manager in James Horan, they were heavy favourites and were on course to breeze past them to a Connaught semi final.
That didn’t happen when Mayo needed extra time to survive an almighty scare and come out on top by three points. Two years later the sides would meet again in Connaught final and Mayo would win by 16 points. They cannot afford to expect the same to happen again or else they could be in for a surprise.
Saying all that though, it’s still a Division One side against the side that finished bottom of Division Four. It won’t quite be as big a margin as 2013 but look at a Mayo win by 7-9 points at odds of