All-Ireland SFC qualifiers round 4


Roscommon v Armagh, O'Moore Park, 3pm

I think it's absolutely massive for the development of this Roscommon team to make the Super 8s. It's the next step.

Kieran McGeeney has once again shown everybody how good he is at battling away through the back door.

It was a huge win over Clare. Five behind with a few minutes to go, they showed great character.

I love the open, direct football they play but for me Roscommon have too much football.

Rory Grugan, Andrew Murnin and Niall Grimley have been brilliant for Armagh but I just feel that Kevin McStay has Roscommon driven to make the Super 8s and this will be their All-Ireland final.

Verdict: Roscommon

Cork v Tyrone, O'Moore Park, 5pm

Tyrone are shaping up well. 

Cork didn't show up at all against Kerry; it was shockingly poor. I expected them to lose but not as limply as they did.

They didn't show any stomach for fight at all. They were just flat. They had the support and everything, they just didn't perform.

Will they this weekend? I don't know. It's impossible to trust them.

If Cork win they'll need more than Luke Connolly to get scores.

For me, it has to be Tyrone all the way.

Verdict: Tyrone

Fermanagh v Kildare, Pairc Tailteann, 7pm

Kildare, after three wins on the trot, are a perfect example of what a good trip on the back-door road can do for a team.

Unless Fermanagh are more attack-minded against Kildare than they have been all season, I worry for them.

If they are, like the second half in Donegal when they committed more bodies forward, I'd give them a chance.

But if Kildare are patient and disciplined, especially on the Fermanagh counter-attacks, my suspicion is they will have enough to win.

Verdict: Kildare


Laois v Monaghan, Pairc Tailteann, 2pm

The opposition that Monaghan have beaten since losing to Fermanagh isn't huge: Waterford and Leitrim.

Questions still remain as to whether they'll progress by making a Super 8s and maybe even a semi-final.

I think they're capable of it but they have yet to really show their mettle, bar the Tyrone performance and no-one  can really say Tyrone have been too impressive.

So the pressure is on here to deliver.

Laois have been an extremely good team this season and they're well capable of beating Monaghan.

This is a hard one to call but I'm going to go for Monaghan.

As a group they've been on some journey the last few years but they're fresh enough to take another step - if there is a big performance.

Verdict: Monaghan

Tomás Ó Sé was speaking on RTÉ Radio 1's Morning Ireland programme

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