Ulster SFC semi-final

Tyrone v Donegal, 5pm (live on RTÉ2 and RTÉ Player)
This is probably the biggest game of the season to date. Ulster has been the Ulster of old this year and I can't wait for this.

Tyrone have won the last three Championship meetings between the teams, Donegal won the previous four.

Tyrone went up to Ballybofey last year and beat them in the Super 8s, it had been eight years since any team won there in League or Championship.

Donegal will miss the injured Oisin Gallen, he's a brilliant talent, but Jamie Brennan, Paddy McBrearty, Ciarán Thompson and Michael Murphy were outstanding against Fermanagh.

The mix is great at the moment for Tyrone. There are about 10 from the likes of the 2015 U21 team mixed with the likes of Peter Harte and Mattie Donnelly. They've stuck with the long game and the running game, and used both effectively.

I think it will come down to possession. Midfield and kick-out strategies could decide it.

If Richie Donnelly and Brian Kennedy in midfield, and Donnelly, Cathal McShane, Niall Sludden and Harte click up front, I would just about go for Tyrone.

All-Ireland SFC qualifiers round 1

Offaly v London, 1.30pm
Offaly did very well against Meath. It's a hard one for London. I'm going to go for John Maughan's Offaly here.

Leitrim v Wicklow, 3pm
I'm not sure if Leitrim have lost men since that heavy defeat to Roscommon. It was always going to be hard for them after the League (they reached the Division 4 final). Wicklow pushed Kildare hard and I'll go for them.

Wexford v Derry, 4.45pm
Wexford love playing Championship in Wexford. They throw form out the window. Louth kicked the last eight scores to beat Wexford and they needed them. But Derry had a better showing against Tyrone and I think they might just scrape it.

Louth v Antrim, 7pm
Louth showed character against Wexford. Antrim had a tough outing against Tyrone. Looking at the league form I would go with Louth.


Leinster SFC semi-finals
Meath v Laois, 2pm
Meath were not convincing against Offaly. They looked sluggish and expected things to happen. They improved against Carlow but they'll need to improve again.

Laois didn't have a convincing win over Westmeath, which makes them dangerous. Complacency can't come into it for Meath.

I expect Bryan Menton and Mickey Newman to power Meath. If Donie Kingston is fit it could rattle things and Evan O'Carroll is flying. But I'll go for Meath.

Dublin v Kildare, 4pm
After two meetings with Longford and their form being so hot and cold I don't give Kildare one chance this weekend.

The sense of inevitability that surrounds any match Dublin play in Leinster is obvious.

The most interesting for the Dubs is what team will line out, because they have such a pick, and Stephen Cluxton is making his 100th Championship appearance, it's some achievement.

Ulster SFC semi-final replay
Cavan v Armagh, Clones, 4pm

Armagh were four up and didn't take care of business last week. The same against Down. They'll be hoping young Jarlath Burns will be fit, he's a serious talent and having a brilliant year.

Jamie Clarke was held scoreless, Rian O'Neill was held to a point. There is room to improve for Armagh.

They should have  pushed up and gone for the julgular after going four ahead. They invited Cavan on, Cian Mackey was outstanding and Cavan got four of the last five scores. Their bench did very well.

A lot of people feel Cavan are in the ascendancy going in to this replay but I think Armagh have room to improve and I'm going to stick with them.

All-Ireland SFC qualifiers round 1
Monaghan v Fermanagh, 1.45pm
Donegal beat Fermanagh's blanket defence with the aid of a breeze. They picked them off with long scores.

Monaghan were so off the pace against Cavan in all areas. They have to start well and get the intensity levels where they should be. I think Monaghan will have enough.

Down v Tipperary, 2pm
Down narrowly lost a tough game to Armagh after extra-time. Paddy Tally is renowned for defence but they still knocked 3-13 on the scoreboard.

Tipp have gone back in my mind in the last year and a half. They still love travelling but I'll go for Down.

Carlow v Longford, 3pm
It's a great opportunity for Carlow. It's Longford's third week on the trot and they're after a heavy defeat last weekend.

You have to question where Longford are at and I'd hesitantly go for Carlow.

Westmeath v Waterford, TEG Cusack Park, 3pm
Westmeath will be disappointed that they left it so late turning up against Laois. They had a great second half. I think they will have learned and will have too much for Waterford, who had a good showing against Clare.

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