Wexford v Laois, Innovate Wexford Park, 6.30pm
These are two teams swapping divisions in the League.
Laois are going to Division 3 as champions, with ambition under John Sugrue. I think he’s done a great job up there so far.
Wexford dropped to Division 4 after winning only once this season, while Laois are well used to winning at the moment. They’re getting the basics right and I think they’ll come out on top.
Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, 4pm (Live on RTÉ2)
What a feast this will be and I’m really looking forward to this.
A lot of people are saying that Mayo can produce when the need is greatest, well they’re going to need to on Sunday.
We all know what they can do in August or September, but can they play their best football this Sunday?
Based on what we saw in the League, I doubt it, unless something special has happened in the last six weeks behind closed doors.
They have Cillian O’Connor, Keith Higgins and Paddy Durcan back but Lee Keegan is a huge loss. Imagine him picking up Damien Comer.
I think Mayo would find it difficult to face a back-door journey again. They want to get to the Super 8s through the front door, but Galway have their card over the last couple of years.
There’s pressure on them now because they’re expected to win. They have made brilliant steady progress, from winning Division 2, becoming Connacht champions and remaining unbeaten in Division 1 this season until the final.
They’re really well set up at the back and have some serious talent up front.
Mayo are proven in Championship and Galway arguably aren’t yet but I think Galway will win. They have the forwards to score and the defence to frustrate Mayo.
I think it will be really physical, and the referee will have a tough match. It will be a right good old-fashioned battle.
Donegal v Cavan, Ballybofey, 4pm
There’s a lot of talk about Ballybofey being a fortress for Donegal as they don’t lose there too often.
Cavan bounced back up to Division 1 impressively after a great season and Donegal went the opposite direction, albeit with good performances along the way.
I think Mattie McGleenan could be forgiven for being optimistic heading there but Dara McVeety is a huge loss.
I think Donegal will win. They’re not finding that balance of good attacking football while not losing that defensive edge but once they get that balance right, they still have the McHughs, Michael Murphy, Odhran MacNiallais, Patrick McBrearty, and watch out for Eoghan Ban Gallagher, he’s absolutely outstanding.
Offaly v Wicklow, O'Moore Park, 4pm
Offaly finished strongly in Division 3. They won their last two games after a very poor start to the season.
Wicklow were bottom of Division 4 with no wins and on that basis, I’d go for Offaly.
Carlow v Louth, O'Moore Park, 2pm
Louth had a horrific National League, winning nothing and conceding 12 goals along the way.
No matter how positive Pete McGrath is trying to be, it’s going to be a really tough match for them.
They were Division 2, Turlough O’Brien’s outfit were Division 4 but I think Carlow have a great chance of winning this.
Tomás O'Sé was speaking to RTÉ Radio 1's Morning Ireland
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