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Clancy can open door to four for Garrycastle

WESTMEATH SFC FINAL

GARRYCASTLE v MULLINGAR SHAMROCKS

(Cusack Park, Tomorrow, 3.45)

FORMER Galway footballer Paul Clancy has carried on where an ex-Galway hurler left off by leading Garrycastle back to another county final.

But given all Anthony Cunningham achieved -- winning a hat-trick of Westmeath titles and last year's Leinster crown, then reaching this year's All-Ireland final -- the pressure may be on Clancy and his cause isn't helped by a hamstrung Dessie Dolan's race against time.

Shamrocks have the benefit of two extra games after being pushed to a semi-final replay by Loman's. They also have oodles of motivation, having lost the last two finals.

Something's gotta give.

ODDS: Garrycastle 2/5, Draw 15/2, Shamrocks 5/2 VERDICT: Garrycastle

LAOIS SFC FINAL

PORTLAOISE v ARLES-KILCRUISE

(O'Moore Park, Tomorrow, 3.45)

PORTLAOISE are one hour away from a six-in-a-row, and warmed up for tomorrow's showdown with a 2-17 to 0-4 semi-final rout of St Joseph's.

Maybe that was too easy, and maybe their arch-rivals from Arles-Kilcruise will finally suffocate the champions having lost back-to-back county finals in '09 and '10, and a quarter-final last year.

But while Chris Conway and Ross Munnelly will carry a huge burden of responsibility for Arles, it's hard to escape the belief that Portlaoise are too strong in too many places -- including the bench, from where Aussie Rules star Zach Tuohy is likely to be sprung.

ODDS: Portlaoise 1/5, Draw 9/1, Arles-K 9/2

VERDICT: Portlaoise

LONGFORD SFC FINAL

LONGFORD SLASHERS v KILLOE YOUNG EMMET'S

(Pearse Park, Tomorrow 3.30)

WE tipped the three-in-a-row-chasing Slashers last week -- sticking with them.

ODDS: Slashers 4/6, Draw 13/2, Killoe 13/8

VERDICT: Slashers

LAOIS SHC FINAL REPLAY

RATHDOWNEY-ERRILL v CLOUGH-BALLACOLLA

(Portlaoise, Today 3.45)

ODDS: Rathdowney-E 5/6, Draw 15/2, Clough-B 6/5

VERDICT: Rathdowney-Errill

CARLOW SHC FINAL

MOUNT LEINSTER RGS v ERIN'S OWN

(Dr Cullen Park, Tomorrow 3.45)

ODDS: Mount Leinster 2/7, Draw 10/1, Erin's Own 3/1 VERDICT: Mount Leinster

MEATH SHC FINAL

KILLYON v KILTALE

(Páirc Tailteann, Tomorrow 3.30)

ODDS: Killyon 2/1, Draw 9/1, Kiltale 4/9

VERDICT: Kiltale


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