GAA Championship: Shoulder into this 11/1 treble on a super Sunday

The super guys from the Racing Post have lent us not one, but two of their GAA boffins to point you in the right direction for your weekend punts…

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Roscommon v Galway, Dr Hyde Park, Sunday 4pm

Roscommon to win – 5/2

Galway have come a long way in last 12 months including a Division 1 League Final appearance a few months ago, but they suffered a nine-point defeat in last year’s provincial final against Sunday’s opponents.

The Rossies have home advantage at Dr Hyde Park this time around and they made great strides in 2017 reaching the All-Ireland quarter-final, where they possibly should have beaten Mayo in their first encounter.

While Galway beat Mayo in the Connacht quarter-final, they played with an extra man for most of the game and a last-gasp goal made the scoreline look far more comfortable than it actually was.

Division 2 champions Roscommon have been impressive throughout the National League and Championship this year, so they’re value at odds-against.

Racing Post Pick: Roscommon

Clare v Limerick, Cusack Park, Sunday 2pm

Limerick to win – 5/6

Clare welcome Limerick to Cusack Park in Ennis for the last round of the Munster Championship with both sides knowing that a win will secure their place in the provincial final.

Tipperary led Clare by two-points as the clock hit 70 last Sunday, but late points from Peter Duggan kept their Championship hopes alive and finally ended Tipperary’s year. The return to home-soil in front of a sell out crowd is sure to help this Clare side who are unbeaten at home this year.

In Limerick, they meet a team that is full of confidence following their demolition of Waterford last week and they look to have one of the strongest panels in the Championship. They had no issue in coping with the loss of the suspended Aaron Gillane as Shane Dowling took his place and hit 15 points.

The tight confines of Cusack Park with a sell-out crowd should make for a fantastic atmosphere, but the visitors look a step ahead of Clare at this stage.

Racing Post Pick: Limerick

Waterford v Cork, Semple Stadium, Sunday 2pm

Cork (-7) – 10/11

Waterford have nothing left to play for in 2018, but like Dublin did last weekend against Galway, the Déise men will be keen to end the year on a high with a big performance against last year’s Munster Champions.

It’s been a frustrating year for Derek McGrath as his side have been so badly affected by injuries and they have clearly suffered from having no home-game. They play their fourth game in four weeks against a Rebels outfit fresh from a week off and keen to lay down a marker for the rest of the year.

Cork will be disappointed they didn’t capitalise on having an extra-man for much of their encounter with Limerick and they also failed to put Tipperary away when holding a nine-point half-time lead in round two.

They now face a tired Waterford team with nothing to play for though, and they should cover the handicap on offer and stake their All-Ireland claims.

Racing Post Pick: Cork -7

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* All odds correct at time of posting. 

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