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This weekend's SFC previews

Updated: Thursday, 14 Jun 2007 16:20

Tipperary will be looking to the prolific Declan Browne if they are to stand any chance of overturning Kerry
Tipperary will be looking to the prolific Declan Browne if they are to stand any chance of overturning Kerry

Watch Armagh v Fermanagh and Limerick v Cork live on RTÉ ONE this Sunday from 1.45pm-6.00pm. The Sunday Game is on RTÉ TWO from 10.15pm.

RTÉ Publishing's Patrick Kennedy looks ahead to this weekend's Bank of Ireland Senior Football Championship action.

Bank of Ireland Munster SFC semi-finals
Kerry v Tipperary
Sunday, 11 June, Fitzgerald Stadium, 3.30pm
On their last outing, Kerry had little trouble in ousting Waterford and there is little that Tipperary, the current Tommy Murphy Cup holders, can do to stop them.

The side from the Premier County do boast an impressive full-forward line and Declan Browne is always likely to bring his scoring into double figures.

However, they are facing a Kerry side that oozes class from every position.

At the end of proceedings, Tipperary will be turning their focus on their potential opponents in the All-Ireland SFC series, while Kerry will be preparing to meet the victors of the other Munster SFC semi-final.
Verdict: Kerry

Limerick v Cork
Sunday, 11 June, Gaelic Grounds, 4.00pm
Limerick take on Cork in what is a must-win clash for both sides.

Eoin Keating returns to add some menace to the Limerick forwards but they remain without the perennially injured Muiris Gavin.

Their full-forward line faces a daunting task given that both Graham Canty and Anthony Lynch appear in the last line of the Cork defence.

The fact that Cork have added a number of their Under-21 stars to their starting XV will reinvigorate their experienced stalwarts.

Cork appear to be in a better position to take on Kerry in the provincial decider and should do enough to qualify to meet them.
Verdict: Cork

Bank of Ireland Ulster SFC semi-final
Armagh v Fermanagh
Sunday, 11 June, Clones, 2.15pm

Armagh did just about enough to overcome Monaghan but there remains a number of question marks over the side that the Ernesiders will be hoping to exploit.

If Fermanagh are to cause an upset, which they are well capable of, the pairing of Kieran McGeeney and Paul McGrane at midfield will have to be severely tested.

By diminishing their influence the supply to the awesome Armagh full-forward line will be cut off.

Fermanagh have shown that they are ready to run all day to win and the sneaky suspicion is that they will do just that on Sunday.
Verdict: Fermanagh

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