GAA tips: Aidan O’Mahony’s super selections for Kerry v Tyrone on Saturday

Kerry icon Aidan O’Mahony has ticked off your bets for the All-Ireland semi-final.

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Saturday 15:30 – Kerry v Tyrone
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Kerry will be chomping at the bit to play Tyrone. The Red Hands were down Conor McKenna, Cathal McShane and Darragh Canavan during their last game and they’ve had to overcome a lot of adversity to even tog out for this match.

Things haven’t been ideal for the last couple of weeks. They haven’t been able to train as a group and a lot of players have had to self isolate over a Covid-19 outbreak in the camp. Meanwhile, Kerry would have been hoping to have a game two weeks after beating Cork in the Munster final, but it is now over a month since they played that match and you’d have to say the preparation has been far from ideal for them as well.

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Kerry To Win

Both teams will fancy their chances this weekend and they’ll feel like they have nothing to lose. Dublin – who have held an iron grip on Sam Maguire since 2015 – are gone too, which is a big boost to both counties. A lot of people have spoken about Kerry’s route to getting here and whether they’ve had a big test, which they probably haven’t, but with their forwards and scoring power, I fancy The Kingdom to win on Saturday. So, we should see a Kerry v Mayo final.

Kerry (-6)

Tyrone will try to keep the game tight for the first quarter as Kerry will come out all guns blazing. Having the likes of Conor McKenna back will be key for Tyrone and they’ll be no fear. On the Kingdom side of the house, David Clifford will be stung by his off day against Cork and I fancy him to have a huge game on Saturday evening. Kerry should have too much for Tyrone and they should win by six or seven points, so the (-6) handicap makes a lot of sense.

Paul Geaney To Score The First Goal

I’m going for an outside bet to hit the net first, so I’m tipping Paul Geaney to be the First Goalscorer. I know Paul from playing with him during my time with Kerry and he loves this type of challenge. Tyrone have good man-markers, but they can’t stop all of Kerry’s threats and Geaney could get loose to score first.

Kerry v Tyrone betting tips:

Kerry To Win
Kerry (-6)
Paul Geaney To Score The First Goal

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