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Replying To katser:  "Mayo
Tyrone
Westmeath
Offaly (only because I want Galway to get them..handy)"
Be handy would it, you bet London by 3 or 4 points and beat Sligo by similar to what Offaly beat them by!! A little reality check and it might suit you and Galway better

ke40 (Kildare) - Posts: 181 - 26/06/2019 20:22:15    2201438

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Replying To Galwayjoe86:  "Big blow to mayo diarmuid o Connor breaking his wrist ,that's 4 midfielders out for the game on sat him Ruane SOS parsons but mayo should just still have enough to win a close match
Tyrone will beat Kildare
Clare best Westmeath
Laois to beat Offaly"
Yep I agree. Cant see an Offaly win and I see Clare beating Westmeath too. MAyo to just about come through and Tyrone to win by 2-3pts

tiobraid (Tipperary) - Posts: 2749 - 26/06/2019 20:36:41    2201443

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Replying To ke40:  "Be handy would it, you bet London by 3 or 4 points and beat Sligo by similar to what Offaly beat them by!! A little reality check and it might suit you and Galway better"
I would say it was tongue in cheek.

On predictions i think the following;
Mayo...loss of O'Connor will redouble their effort even though Armagh appear on the rise
Kildare...big game in them
Westmeath...just as Clare are decent
Offaly...have a feeling that their run will continue.

kiloughter (Galway) - Posts: 1640 - 26/06/2019 21:19:22    2201464

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Replying To tyroneed:  "Still you'd have to agree Norway are due a win at this stage of the competition"
They might get nul points again though

KildareKelly (Kildare) - Posts: 589 - 26/06/2019 21:25:46    2201468

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Mayo
Kildare
Clare
Offaly

seadog54 (Meath) - Posts: 1271 - 26/06/2019 21:26:40    2201469

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From GAA Hour, PP qualifier bets:

Jarlath Óg Burns 22/1 first goalscorer, 15/2 anytime goalscorer.

Kildare halftime, Tyrone fulltime is 4/1.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 5498 - 26/06/2019 22:52:00    2201517

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quick question on the qualifiers, why is it that in round 1 and 2, repeat pairings are allowed then in round 3 then repeat pairings arent allowed??? surely should be consistent throughout,not chopping and changing from round to round!

macca999 (Fermanagh) - Posts: 868 - 26/06/2019 23:01:30    2201520

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Replying To Douglas_44:  "Norway would be a tough side to face in the Super 8s, especially if you had them away"
LoL

The_Biler (Westmeath) - Posts: 84 - 26/06/2019 23:04:31    2201523

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Replying To Yondu:  "tough break for Diarmuid O'Connor, damaged eye socket and now a broken wrist in a matter of weeks for a player that rarely got injured before. S O'Shea,D Vaughan,C O'Connor all trained with the rest of the panel i hear. One lost and 3 gained for this match? Armagh have 3 important players Murnin,Grimley and Morgan doubtful for this game they can't afford to miss anyone that they don't have Mayo's strength in depth.

As for this weekend.

Westmeath v Clare - Going to side with Clare here, very strong in midfield and good scoring forwards. They have held their own in Div 2 and reached the last 8 just 3 years ago.

Kildare v Tyrone - Tyrone to fall over the line without impressing probably similar to their win v Meath last year.

Laois v Offaly - someone else said Offaly are on a roll? they only beat Sligo who lost all 10 games they played this year and London. Laois is a big step up for them and are a side that will be playing Div 2 football next year.

Mayo v Armagh - Mayo poor at home is a bit overplayed, in the qualifiers they have never lost a game in MacHale Park and i don't see that changing this weekend. Big help for the home side is Armagh unlike other Ulster sides don't have a big focus on defence.

So round 4 should be IMO Laois,Mayo,Clare,Tyrone v Meath,Cavan,Galway,Cork

Depends on the draw on who goes through there but the best 4 out of that 8 is Tyrone,Mayo,Galway and Cavan."
2 years ago it took extra time in McHale park to beat Derry and Cork. So I don't think its overplayed that they are poor at home.

The_Biler (Westmeath) - Posts: 84 - 26/06/2019 23:11:32    2201526

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Replying To The_Biler:  "2 years ago it took extra time in McHale park to beat Derry and Cork. So I don't think its overplayed that they are poor at home."
They played Cork in Limerick, not Castlebar.

cavanman47 (Cavan) - Posts: 3626 - 27/06/2019 10:03:02    2201597

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Replying To cavanman47:  "They played Cork in Limerick, not Castlebar."
True...and while our Connacht and league record in castlebar has spiraled downward we are unbeaten at home in the qualifiers since they were introduced.

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 9902 - 27/06/2019 10:08:25    2201599

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After the clean sweep and calling the Malachy stepping down last week I am going for

Clare- I like Westmeath but Clare are a good side who are probably a little further down the road and might just have enough to get over the line.

I think Laois will win and Ill go on the handicap win -2 again I think Laois are further down than Offaly and I dont see anything other than a serious Laois performance at home against the rowdy neighbours.

Armagh and Mayo- Diarmud out is a big loss and they looked open enough at the back, I think they will get over the line here just about but Ill take Armagh PLUS 3 on the Handicap

Kildare- Newbridge or nowhere, I am a firm believer Tyrone dont like the qualifiers, They scrapped out of Navan last year against a pure dirt Meath team, although won comfortably against Longford it was only 4 points in it. I think Kildare PLUS 3 ont he handicap is the bet here.

LaoisforSam (Laois) - Posts: 128 - 27/06/2019 11:29:06    2201637

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Westmeath v Clare.
Clare are putting in a tremendous effort. But home advantage might just swing it for Westmeath. Westmeath by 1
Mayo v Armagh. Armagh is a hard one to figure , the wind in navan left it very much a game of 2 halves. But if mayo have anything about them they should win. Plus it's the next opponent I want.
Laois v Offaly. After playing both Offaly gave us the harder game, Laois were very poor against us , so I'll go for Offaly by 2
Kildare v tyrone. Think Kildare will win with home advantage

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 16147 - 27/06/2019 12:14:44    2201656

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Some turn around from royaldunne. The ONLY poster to predict Antrim to beat Kildare last week, now predicting we will beat Tyrone.

KildareKelly (Kildare) - Posts: 589 - 27/06/2019 13:59:46    2201707

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Replying To The_Biler:  "2 years ago it took extra time in McHale park to beat Derry and Cork. So I don't think its overplayed that they are poor at home."
Cork match was played Gaelic Grounds. Mayo ended up beating Derry by 9 points. Its overplayed, Mayo have never lost a qualifier game at home and that equals good not bad at home.

Yondu (UK) - Posts: 249 - 28/06/2019 15:08:28    2202109

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Replying To Yondu:  "tough break for Diarmuid O'Connor, damaged eye socket and now a broken wrist in a matter of weeks for a player that rarely got injured before. S O'Shea,D Vaughan,C O'Connor all trained with the rest of the panel i hear. One lost and 3 gained for this match? Armagh have 3 important players Murnin,Grimley and Morgan doubtful for this game they can't afford to miss anyone that they don't have Mayo's strength in depth.

As for this weekend.

Westmeath v Clare - Going to side with Clare here, very strong in midfield and good scoring forwards. They have held their own in Div 2 and reached the last 8 just 3 years ago.

Kildare v Tyrone - Tyrone to fall over the line without impressing probably similar to their win v Meath last year.

Laois v Offaly - someone else said Offaly are on a roll? they only beat Sligo who lost all 10 games they played this year and London. Laois is a big step up for them and are a side that will be playing Div 2 football next year.

Mayo v Armagh - Mayo poor at home is a bit overplayed, in the qualifiers they have never lost a game in MacHale Park and i don't see that changing this weekend. Big help for the home side is Armagh unlike other Ulster sides don't have a big focus on defence.

So round 4 should be IMO Laois,Mayo,Clare,Tyrone v Meath,Cavan,Galway,Cork

Depends on the draw on who goes through there but the best 4 out of that 8 is Tyrone,Mayo,Galway and Cavan."
Well called.

Gaa_lover (USA) - Posts: 2432 - 30/06/2019 01:48:42    2202657

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Replying To timmyhogan:  "Mayo
Norway
Westmeath
Laois

A long shot but you never know."
Norway 3rd at 33/1 * - not the worst pick of the thread.

timmyhogan (UK) - Posts: 73 - 30/06/2019 09:21:50    2202707

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Cork v Laois Cork
Galway v Mayo. Galway
Cavan v Tyrone. Tyrone
Clare v Meath Clare

thelongridge (Offaly) - Posts: 1164 - 03/07/2019 11:23:08    2204808

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Cork v Laois. Laois - not convinced Cork have done enough to deserve a Super 8 place. Laois match hardiness may help them over the line.

Galway v Mayo. Galway - This just seems a match too far for Mayo.

Cavan v Tyrone. Tyrone - Like last year improving as the year goes on. Losing the Ulster Final may be hard for Cavan to overcome.

Clare v Meath - Clare - Just about. Meath were brutal in the Leinster Final and I do not see them been able to take anything positive into this game.

Byanthon (Tyrone) - Posts: 1608 - 03/07/2019 12:55:38    2204876

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Cork v laois = cork seem to be going well at the minute and if they reproduce there form from Kerry game then it's cork by three plus.

Tyrone v Cavan = agree with the previous poster Tyrone are on a role and should win here by three or more.

Meath v Clare = easy one to call here meath by five plus

Galway v mayo = tie of the round and a hard one to call, mayo to shade it

Royal.Legend (Meath) - Posts: 383 - 03/07/2019 13:25:43    2204896

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