By Ronan Flanagan
After last weeks’s fixture whitewash, GAA action resumes in the National Football League. These are my predictions ahead of the weekend’s fixtures:
(Division in Brackets)
Tyrone vs Donegal (I)- Omagh is a tough place to go to, so I’m going for a Tyrone win
Cavan vs Down (II)- Cavan are flying at moment, so I only see one result.
Wexford vs Offaly (III)- The two bottom sides in the Division. Wexford, only just.
Limerick vs Waterford (IV)- Going to go for a Limerick win.
Carlow vs Wicklow (IV)- Turlough O’ Brien is a very underrated manager. Carlow win.
Galway vs Monaghan (I)- Galway to go into their clash with Dublin unbeaten? I think so.
Kildare vs Mayo (I)- Interesting one this, surely the confidence in both camps is low. However, Mayo should win and keep their survival hopes alive.
Dublin vs Kerry (I)- Kerry need a win, and certainly, Croke Park is not the place you want to be going to in order to achieve that. Dublin for me.
Tipperary vs Louth (II)- Tipp’s forwards will surely be too strong for Pete McGrath’s backline. Tipperary win
Clare vs Roscommon (II)- A tough one to call. The ‘Rossies future is own their own hands, while the Banner would overtake them with a win. Draw
Meath vs Cork (II)- An interesting fixture this, both sides need a win to ease relegation fears. Two unpredictable sides. Meath to shade it.
Sligo vs Longford (III)- Sligo are in a rut and will need a win to avoid looking over their shoulders. Longford have momentum.
Westmeath vs Fermanagh (III)- Westmeath will go level on points with the Ernesiders with a win, however that won’t be an easy task. Fermanagh for me.
London vs Laois (IV)- Laois are flying and will relish a trip to London. Only one winner, and that being Laois.