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Saturday 10 December 2016

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Published 09/04/2011 | 05:00

Leinster MHC

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Carlow v Westmeath, Carlow, 3.0, G Quilty (Kilkenny)

Verdict: Westmeath

Leinster JH Shield

Warwickshire v Longford

Pairc na hEireann, Birmingham, 5.0, P Murphy (Carlow)

Verdict: Longford.

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All- Ireland SFC FINAL

St Jarlath's v St Colman's,

Croke Park, 1.45, M Deegan (Laois)

Caolan Mooney will again be the one to watch as Newry's St Colman's go in search of back-to-back All Ireland titles. The AFL-bound wing-forward scored 4-5 in his side's last two matches and Galway's St Jarlath's must keep him under wraps if they are to end a nine-year wait for the Hogan Cup.

Odds: St Colman's 4/11, St Jarlath's 13/5, Draw 15/2

Verdict: St Colman's, Newry.

All-Ireland VS SFC final

Clonakilty CC v Gallen CS, Croke Park, 12.0, G McCormack (Dublin)

The bookies favour holders Clonakilty, but after beating Ulster champions Cookstown there is little to stop Gallen CS claiming the crown. The Leinster champions are coming to Croke Park under the radar and can go close -- if not quite the whole way.

Odds: Clonakilty CC 1/3, Gallen CS 11/4, Draw 8/1

Verdict: Clonakilty.

Tomorrow (2.30)

Allianz FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Division 1

P W D L F A D Pts

Dublin 6 6 0 0 14-73 6-77 20 12

Cork 6 4 0 2 4-95 6-79 10 8

Kerry 6 4 0 2 5-80 4-63 20 8

Down 6 3 1 2 6-74 7-71 0 7

Mayo 6 2 1 3 8-71 10-67 -2 5

Armagh 6 2 0 4 5-70 5-80 -10 4

Monaghan 6 1 0 5 2-75 4-83 -14 2

Galway 6 1 0 5 2-76 4-94 -24 2

Monaghan v Mayo, Inniskeen, E Kinsella (Laois)

Mayo secured their top-flight status last week, but are without Aidan O'Shea once again as he damaged his hand in the win over Cork. Monaghan haven't won since the first round and need two points and hope Galway win and Armagh lose to have any chance of getting out of the mire on score difference.

Odds: Monaghan 1/1 Mayo 1/1 Draw 15/2

Verdict: Mayo

Kerry v Down, Killarney,

R Hickey (Clare)

Two sides who still have chances of joining the Dubs in the league final, which would mean Kerry would have to rearrange their training camp in Portugal. Cruciate victim David Moran is out for the Kingdom, while the Mournemen are still licking their wounds following their last-minute defeat to Dublin. The result of this match is of no significance if Cork win against Armagh.

Odds: Kerry 4/11 Down 11/4 Draw 8/1

Verdict: Down

Galway v Dublin, Pearse

Stadium, P Fox (Westmeath)

Galway need victory here and hope that Monaghan win and Armagh lose to bring score difference into play, but, even then, the Tribesmen are off the pace. However, Dublin are already in the league final, so it could be a good time to be meeting the pace-setters. Happily for Pat Gilroy, Stephen Cluxton's red card in the charity soccer match for his clash with Jason McAteer doesn't carry over into GAA activities!

Odds: Galway 13/8 Dublin 8/13 Draw 15/2

Verdict: Dublin

Cork v Armagh,

Pairc Ui Chaoimh, M Condon (Waterford). * Live TG4

Two teams stung by last week's results. Cork would already have a final appearance wrapped up, but for their defeat in Mayo last week, while Armagh were beaten by the previously winless Galway. Ciaran Sheehan returns for Cork after the emphatic win over Kerry in the Munster U-21 final, but Aidan Walsh is rested. Crossmaglen are expected to have a bigger representation this weekend where a win or a draw will ensure Armagh's survival.

Odds: Cork 1/5 Armagh 9/2 Draw 9/1

Verdict: Cork

Division 2

P W D L F A D Pts

Donegal 6 4 2 0 6-79 5-54 28 10

Laois 6 4 0 2 5-83 6-61 19 8

Tyrone 6 4 0 2 4-75 3-63 15 8

Derry 6 4 0 2 5-72 6-79 -10 8

Kildare 6 3 1 2 4-65 2-68 3 7

Sligo 6 1 1 4 5-71 7-74 -9 3

Antrim 6 1 0 5 3-65 6-91 -35 2

Meath 6 1 0 5 6-63 3-83 -11 2

Antrim v Derry, Casement Park, P Hughes (Armagh)

Antrim need a win to have chance of staying up, but with Derry's in the hunt to go up, that seems unlikely.

The Saffrons' injury woes have eased, with Paddy Cunningham and Kevin O'Boyle expected to return. Paddy Bradley remains a doubt.

Odds: Antrim 11/4 Derry 4/11 Draw 15/2

Verdict: Derry

Laois v Donegal, Portlaoise, M Higgins (Fermanagh)

*Deferred TG4

Donegal are within touching distance of Division 1 and boast a healthy scoring difference should more than two sides ends up on 10 points. Laois are also still in the hunt and are four points better off than Tyrone on scoring difference.

Odds: Laois 1/1 Donegal 1/1 Draw 15/2

Verdict: Laois

Kildare v Sligo, Newbridge, P O'Sullivan (Kerry)

Sligo are playing for survival after two successive promotions and a win would see them stay up regardless of other results. They can still lose and stay up if Meath and Antrim do likewise. Kildare can still reach the final, but need Laois, Tyrone and Derry to lose. After describing his forwards as "pathetic", Kieran McGeeney will be looking for a reaction.

Odds: Kildare 3/10 Sligo 3/1 Draw 9/1

Verdict: Kildare

Meath v Tyrone, Navan, D Fahy (Longford)

With both Sligo and Antrim expected to lose, Meath could pull off a great escape. To do that they have to beat Tyrone, who have won four games on the bounce, and there is nothing in the Royals' form to suggest they can pull it off.

Odds: Meath 13/8 Tyrone 8/13 Draw 15/2

Verdict: Tyrone

Division 3

P W D L F A D Pts

Wexford 6 4 0 2 6-71 6-62 9 8

Offaly 6 4 0 2 5-69 4-66 6 8

Westmeath 6 3 1 2 4-76 6-70 0 7

Louth 6 3 0 3 6-64 3-66 7 6

Tipperary 6 3 0 3 4-66 5-61 2 6

Cavan 6 2 1 3 3-66 5-66 -6 5

Waterford 6 2 0 4 8-56 6-74 -12 4

Limerick 6 2 0 4 4-66 5-68 -5 4

Westmeath v Offaly, Mullingar, M Sludden (Tyrone)

There are several permutations in Division 3, but the winner here will secure promotion. The hosts have gone about their business quietly since their slow start and have thrived since the return of Dessie Dolan. Offaly were pushed by Waterford and home advantage is key here.

Odds: Westmeath 8/11 Offaly 11/8 Draw 7/1

Verdict: Westmeath

Waterford v Louth, Dungarvan, M Collins (Cork)

One-time pace-setters Louth have fallen away dramatically and were particularly disappointing in their loss to Cavan last weekend. They can still qualify if they win and Limerick, Cavan and Offaly do likewise. Waterford must win and hope their -12 score difference, the worst in the division, doesn't come back to haunt them.

Odds: W'ford 6/5 Louth 5/6 Draw 7/1

Verdict: Louth

Limerick v Wexford, Newcastlewest, F Flynn (Leitrim)

Limerick are playing for survival, while Wexford can seal promotion with a win and they have been boosted by their first Leinster U-21 championship success in the week.

Odds: Limerick 4/6 Wexford 6/4 Draw 7/1

Verdict: Limerick

Cavan v Tipperary, Kingspan Breffni Park, C Branagan (Down)

Tipp can still qualify for the final after their impressive win over Wexford last time out, but they need Offaly, Limerick and Waterford to also win, while Cavan could yet get embroiled in the relegation battle should results go against them.

Odds: Cavan 8/11 Tipp 11/8 Draw 7/1

Verdict: Tipperary

Division 4

P W D L F A D Pts

Roscommon 7 6 1 0 7-104 5-58 52 13

Longford 7 4 2 1 9-82 3-54 46 10

Wicklow 7 3 3 1 14-98 9-68 45 9

Carlow 7 4 1 2 7-84 9-63 15 9

Fermanagh 7 3 1 3 2-86 5-56 21 7

Leitrim 6 3 0 3 4-72 3-54 21 6

Clare 7 3 0 4 13-74 2-69 38 6

London 6 1 0 5 2-45 10-81 -60 2

Kilkenny 8 0 0 8 6-18 18-160 -178 0

Roscommon v Leitrim, Hyde Park, M Meade (Limerick)

One of the few matches here there is nothing to play for. Roscommon are already promoted, while Leitrim are in mid-table.

Odds: Roscommon 1/4 Leitrim 7/2 Draw 9/1

Verdict: Roscommon

Wicklow v Clare, Aughrim, K O'Brien (Tipperary)

A Carlow win against Longford would bring Wicklow back into the mix. As Wicklow and Carlow drew, the Garden's superior score difference would see them up.

Odds: Wicklow 4/11 Calre 11/4 Draw 7/1

Verdict: Wicklow

Longford v Carlow, Longford, D O'Mahoney (Tipperary)

Longford can seal promotion alongside Roscommon with a win, regardless of how other results go. Odds: Longford 4/11 Carlow 11/4 Draw 7/1

Verdict: Longford

Fermanagh v London, Enniskillen, 1.0, G Walsh (Antrim)

Nothing to play for here except pride.

Odds: Fermanagh 1/80 London 14/1 Draw 20/1

Verdict: Fermanagh

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Division 3B

Monaghan v Mayo, Clones, O Elliott (Antrim)

Verdict: Mayo

Sligo v Donegal, Markievicz Park, P Green (Galway)

Verdict: Sligo

Roscommon v Louth, Athleague, M O'Connor (Limerick)

Verdict: Roscommon

Compiled by Donnchadh Boyle

Irish Independent

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