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Leinster and Ulster's beaten finalists face the difficult task of attempting to get back to winning ways at Croke Park tomorrow evening after crushing provincial final defeats.

Leinster and Ulster's beaten finalists face the difficult task of attempting to get back to winning ways at Croke Park tomorrow evening after crushing provincial final defeats.

Meath will be looking to banish all thoughts of their hammering at the hands of Dublin when the Royals take on a rejuvenated Armagh who are starting to look a very difficult team to beat.

Under the guidance of Paul Grimley, and with Kieran McGeeney helping out this season, the Orchard county are heading for new territory, having lost in round three of the qualifiers last year, but should be good enough to dump Meath out of this year's championship at odds of 10/11. Armagh to win by a margin of four to six points is 9/2.

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The second game of the evening is Kildare and Monaghan as Jason Ryan's Kildare side look to finish off another qualifier run and reach a sixth quarter-final in seven years.

Kildare are underdogs here at 21/10 but they may well be able to cause an upset.

On Sunday, in the first of this year's quarter-final, Munster champions Kerry are long odds on at 1/4 to progress against a Galway side who have failed to really inspire much confidence this term and if Kerry turn up in the same form as they did in the Munster final -8 in the handicap at 21/10 could be rewarding.

Connacht champions Mayo face Cork who never landed a blow at all against Kerry in the Munster decider and while it's questionable if this Mayo side can contest an All-Ireland final this year, they should have no problem accounting for the Rebels, although they're only 1/2 to do so.


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