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WICKLOW v CLARE

(Aughrim, Tomorrow, 2.30)

A GRANDSTAND finish for Division 4 in Aughrim tomorrow. Fermanagh have already eased to promotion but just who joins them in Division 3 next year will be decided in the Garden County.

Clare have arguably been the more consistent of the two sides, losing only to high-flyers Fermanagh in an otherwise pristine record while Wicklow are, in some ways, lucky to still be in contention after losing two of their first three matches.

As it is, they have their chance and plenty of momentum after stringing four wins together and in Leighton Glynn and Tony Hannon, two match-winners against a Banner side for whom David Tubridy and Tallaght native Shane McGrath are currently impressing.

ODDS: Wicklow 8/11, Draw 15/2, Clare 11/8

VERDICT: Wicklow

WATERFORD v LONDON

(Dungarvan, Tomorrow, 1.0)

ODDS: Waterford 1/4, Draw 10/1, London 7/2

VERDICT: Waterford

FERMANAGH v LEITRIM

(Enniskillen, Tomorrow, 2.30)

ODDS: Fermanagh 1/5, Draw 11/1, Leitrim 4/1

VERDICT: Fermanagh

LIMERICK v CARLOW

(Gaelic Grounds, Tomorrow, 2.30)

ODDS: Limerick 1/4, Draw 10/1, Carlow 7/2

VERDICT: Limerick

WEXFORD v LAOIS

(Nowlan Park, Tomorrow, 2.0)

WEXFORD were 15-point winners in the phoney war of a fortnight ago when these teams faced off in a nothing match to conclude a wholly unsatisfactory Division 1B campaign for both. They look the better bet again.

ODDS: Wexford 1/10, Draw 14/1, Laois 1/10

VERDICT: Wexford

CARLOW v WESTMEATH

(Nowlan Park, Tomorrow, 4.0)

THIS is the second meeting between these bitter rivals since Carlow manager Kevin Ryan accused Westmeath of "creating a lot of hype themselves" about their new-found hurling wellbeing back in February.

Carlow won that match and finished their league programme undefeated with four wins and a draw and while it should be both tight and tasty in Nowlan Park, the Barrowsiders should climb up.

ODDS: Carlow 4/7, Draw 9/1, Westmeath 13/8

VERDICT: Carlow

KILDARE v MEATH

(Parnell Park, Tomorrow, 4.0)

PERVERSLEY, a win for Meath would technically establish parity of esteem with their low-lying football counterparts in the third tier of league combat. Kildare won when these met in Navan back in February though, and have the richer formlines.

VERDICT: Kildare

BY CONOR McKEON


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