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Published 08/10/2011 | 05:00

Gortletteragh v Glencar/ Manorhamilton, Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada , 4.0

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FOR the first time since 1998, St Mary's won't be Leitrim champions and, after ending their reign, Glencar will be hoping to win a first title to go with their football crown from last weekend, but Gortletteragh will be favourites.

Verdict: Gortletteragh.

TOMORROW



Ulster SHC semi-final

Loughgiel Shamrocks v Kevin Lynch's, Casement Park, 3.30

A third game in a week for Kevin Lynch's who face an uphill battle to progress to the Ulster final, where Ballycran await the winners.

Verdict: Loughgiel Shamrocks

Carlow SHC final replay

(extra-time if necessary)

Mount Leinster Rangers v Naomh Eoin, Dr Cullen Park, 3.45

DWAIN Kavanagh's injury-time free rescued Naomh Eoin in the first match and Rangers will feel they missed a real chance. They shouldn't make the same mistake again.

Odds: Mount Leinster Rangers 8/15, Naomh Eoin 13/8, Draw 9/1

Verdict: Mount Leinster Rangers.



London SHC final

Robert Emmetts v St Gabriels, Ruislip, 3.0

THERE will be considerable Galway influence in this final, with 11 of the players fielded coming from the western seaboard. St Gabriel's came out on top two years ago, but Emmetts look stronger this time out.

Odds: Robert Emmetts 1/3, St Gabriels 5/2, Draw 9/1

Verdict: Robert Emmetts.

Laois SHC final

Clough/Ballacolla v Portlaoise, Portlaoise, 3.30

CLOUGH/Ballacolla are looking for a repeat of the 2009 final when they ended their long wait for the title against Portlaoise and that looks the likely outcome.

Odds: Clough/Ballacolla 4/11, Portlaoise 12/5, Draw 9/1

Verdict: Clough/Ballacolla.



Meath SHC final

Navan O'Mahonys v Kildalkey,

Navan, 3.30

HOT favourites Kildalkey are out for three-in- a-row against a Navan O'Mahonys team looking for their first title since 1986.

They might be written off in most quarters, but O'Mahonys showed steel to come from five points down to beat Kiltale in the semi-final and similar character might be needed tomorrow, even if Kildalkey look like they have too much.

Odds: Kildalkey 1/7, Navan O'Mahonys 9/2, Draw 12/1

Verdict: Kildalkey.

Sligo SHC final

Calry/St Joseph's v Tubbercurry, Markievicz Park, 4.0

THE old guard return to centre stage with Tubbercurry looking to end a seven-year wait for a title they used to dominate. Offaly man Declan Loughnane's experience will be key.

Verdict: Tubbercurry.



Wexford SHC final

Oulart The Ballagh v Rathnure,

Wexford Park, 3.30

champions Oulart are being hotly tipped to retain their crown as Rathnure's credentials are set to come seriously under scrutiny at Wexford Park tomorrow. Oulart have been targeting a return to the Leinster arena ever since losing to Kilkenny club O'Loughlin Gaels last season. Experience seems even between the teams, but fitness and skills are with the holders.

Odds: Oulart The Ballagh 1/7, Rathnure 5/1, Draw 11/1

Verdict: Oulart The Ballagh.

Kildare SFC final

Athy v Carbury, Newbridge, 3.30

These two teams meet in the county decider for the first time since 1946, with both hoping to end long title droughts. Athy collected their fifth and last crown in 1987, while Carbury last celebrated a county title in 1985. Carbury stunned the 2008 winners Celbridge with a comeback in their semi-final, while Athy saw off '09 champions St Laurence's to book their place in the final. Athy selector Ger Clancy played in that final success 24 years ago and knows that if they can do a solid marking job on Eoghan O'Flaherty, their young side could be the one to end the wait.

Odds: Athy 4/6, Carbury 6/4, Draw 7/1

Verdict: Athy.



Monaghan SFC final

Latton v Scotstown, Inniskeen, 3.30

THIS pair will get to know each other fairly well over the next while. After drawing in the league last Saturday, they meet in tomorrow's final showdown and will clash again in the league semi-finals next weekend. This one is undeniably the big one. Scotstown are looking to end an 18-year wait tomorrow but, having put paid to Clontibret's reign, 2008 winners Latton will fancy themselves to finish the job.

Odds: Latton 10/11, Scotstown 6/5, Draw 6/1

Verdict: Latton

Offaly SFC final

Clara v Edenderry, Tullamore, 3.30

HAVING hammered their old rivals Rhode in the semi-final, it's all about managing expectations in Clara this week as they face an unfancied Edenderry. Edenderry captain, 24-year-old Richie Dalton, is one of the team's older players and this one might just have come too soon against the 2009 champions.

Odds: Clara 4/11, Edenderry 11/4, Draw 7/1

Verdict: Clara.

Roscommon SFC final

St Brigid's v Elphin, Dr Hyde Park, 4.0

ALL-Ireland club finalists St Brigid's will feel that they have unfinished business this season and getting over Elphin is the first step on the road towards recapturing the heights of last season. Five points separated the teams last year and although they are missing four players, Brigid's spine remains rock solid, with Senan Kilbride a forward that most club sides would die for.

Odds: St Brigid's 1/8, Elphin 11/2, Draw 12/1

Verdict: St Brigid's

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