Ulster SFC

Preliminary round
Monaghan v Cavan, Clones, Saturday, 1.15pm

Donegal v Tyrone, Ballybofey, Sunday, 1.30pm (Live on RTÉ2)
Derry v Armagh, Celtic Park, Sunday, 4pm

Cavan were very disappointed to go down to Division 3 last week. Results and a crazy Division 2 went against them.

The story of their league was creating chances but just not taking them, narrow losses to Kildare and Roscommon (since the restart).

It's a tough ask for Mickey Graham to lift them for this weekend. Monaghan had a resilient draw against Meath last Sunday and were a lot sharper than they had been against Kerry.

If Monaghan improve on conceding 1-17 to Meath then you can’t but see them going through here.

Going to Derry is a very tricky one for Armagh. All eyes are on them to progress with no real pressure on Derry.

At times, Armagh still look naïve. They can be in total control of a game and lose it.

They have unbelievable talent, the O’Neills, (Rory) Grugan, (Stefan) Campbell, Jarlath Óg (Burns) but Derry have been impressive this year.

I saw them against Cork and the only issue they have is that if you’re direct and composed, they struggle.

Jarlath Óg Burns of Armagh 

If Armagh are ready for a battle for 75 minutes, they’ll win that one.

Donegal versus Tyrone is the match I’ve been waiting for all season. It’s scary because one of these teams will be gone after the weekend.

They played each other two weeks ago, and based on that alone, Donegal were better – better at counter-attacking, and put more pressure on Tyrone to force mistakes – not by much but enough.

However, Tyrone went on the front foot against Mayo and were very impressive.

(Peter) Harte, (Mattie) Donnelly, (Conor) McKenna, (Darragh) Canavan gave you something extra and you’re thinking 'Wow, if these fellas come out like this against Donegal, it will be a right cracker.’

It’s the hardest game of the weekend to call but I do think Donegal might have that little bit too much for Tyrone. We could have penalties but I’ll go hesitantly for Donegal.

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Munster SFC quarter-finals
Waterford v Limerick, Dungarvan, Saturday, 7pm
Tipperary v Clare, Semple Stadium, Sunday, 1pm

Limerick won their league tie narrowly but after being promoted I’m going to go with Limerick against Waterford.

Tipperary against Clare is Division 3 versus Division 2 and it’s an opportunity for one of these teams to get to a Munster final.

I think it will be really really close but if Clare can hold the Tipperary forwards, I think they will win.

Connacht SFC quarter-final
Leitrim v Mayo, Avantcard Pairc Sean Mac Diarmada (Sunday 1.15pm, Live on RTÉ News)

You can only see winner between Leitrim and Mayo (live on RTE News, Sunday 1.15pm).

Leitrim have had preparations hampered with Covid and despite being demoted to Division 2 I think Mayo are champing at the bit.

I think they have a good competition going and will come through here.

Wicklow beat Wexford last week to secure promotion to Division 3

Leinster SFC round 1 (all Sunday, 1.30pm)
Louth v Longford, TEG Cusack Park
Offaly v Carlow, O'Connor Park
Wexford v Wicklow, Chadwicks Wexford Park

In February, Longford beat Louth by three points. Louth beat a weekend Down team last weekend but they got blown away by Cork (the week before).

It’s a hard one to call. Longford wouldn't play Cork last weekend, so added pressure on them, I’m going to go with Louth – just.

Wexford and Wicklow played a cracker last weekend in tough conditions; a huge win for Wicklow.

However, I think there’s more to learn for Wexford here, and if they work that little bit harder I could see Wexford edge it out.

Carlow, unfortunately, didn’t play last week because they were supposed to play London.

They finished below Limerick, Wicklow, Antrim and Wexford in the league.

I’ve been quietly impressed with John Maughan, the way he can organise a team. They lost narrowly to Derry and I’m going to go for Offaly.

Tomás Ó Sé was speaking on RTÉ's Morning Ireland