Saturday 3 December 2016

quids in

Published 13/09/2010 | 05:00

On the evidence of their All-Ireland semi-final win over Dublin, Cork seem to have learned how to see out the big games and, by comparison, Down are an inexperienced side.

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Down have their tails up, which traditionally is bad news for everyone else, but without a fully fit Ambrose Rodgers, they'll find Cork's size hard to deal with. Expect them to hang on until the end, meaning Down plus three (8/13) looks solid.

The minor championship has long been considered to be a foregone conclusion such is the talent of Tyrone. But Cork have a happy knack of pulling games out of the fire as they have shown on more than a few occasions, meaning 4/11 about the Ulster men is much too short. Cork plus three (4/5) looks tasty.

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