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CAMPBELL'S PREDICTIONS

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TYRONE v LOUTH (Navan 3.30pm)



THE All Ireland champions will bid to regain their lost pride following that Ulster Championship setback against Derry. But in Louth they face a side who have just won the Division 2 National League title and who look sharp and focussed. Tyrone have a stronger side on duty than they had against the Oak Leaf men and their experience should carry them through.

Verdict: Tyrone to win by six points

MONAGHAN v WICKLOW (Clones 3.30pm)

MONAGHAN manager Seamus McEnaney is relieved to have home advantage and his side should have the scoring power to deal with what is certain to be an abrasive Wicklow challenge.

Verdict: Monaghan to win by four points

WATERFORD v LONGFORD (Walsh Park 2pm)

LONGFORD put up a stunning show against Dublin and were unlucky to lose by just two points. Manager Luke Dempsey will see the qualifiers route as the chance to build on this performance.

Verdict: Longford to win by six/eight points

ANTRIM v CLARE (Casement Park 4pm)

ANTRIM gave Fermanagh quite a fright in the Ulster Championship at Enniskillen and if they can repeat this form, then they could advance. But their attack will need to function much better as a unit.

Verdict: Antrim to win by four points

SLIGO v DOWN (Markievicz Park 7pm)

DOWN manager Paddy O'Rourke is under pressure to deliver in the qualifiers and his side face a tough mission against a Sligo side which ran Galway close in the Connacht championship. Sligo may be missing a couple of key players and this should weigh in the visitors' favour.

Verdict: Down to win by two/three points

CHRISTY RING HURLING CUP

ANTRIM v ROSCOMMON (Casement Park 2pm)

ANTRIM are still licking their wounds following that walloping by Down last Saturday but they should get back on the rails in this one.

Verdict: Antrim by seven/eight points

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LAOIS v GALWAY (Portlaoise 7pm)

GALWAY look to have the strength and experience to advance in this one.

Verdict: Galway by six points

DUBLIN v OFFALY (Parnell Park 7pm)

AN intriguing pairing between two teams each with a big point to make. Offaly might have enough left in the tank following that one-point reversal against Wexford, though.

Verdict: Offaly by four points

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DERRY v DONEGAL (Clones 2.15pm)

DERRY stunned All Ireland champions Tyrone in the first round and this will send them in against Brian McIver's side as favourites. But Donegal have scope for improvement on their showing against Down and could make things very difficult for the Oak Leaf side.

Verdict: Derry by four points

CONNACHT SFC SEMI-FINAL

GALWAY v ROSCOMMON (Dr Hyde Park, Roscommon 2pm)

GALWAY are among the sides being touted as possible All Ireland champions and should justify their ranking by winning this one and booking their place in the provincial final.

Verdict: Galway to win by six points

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LONDON v WESTMEATH (Mullingar 2pm)

WESTMEATH have to be the choice here despite London's optimism.

Verdict: Westmeath to win by eight points

MEATH v CARLOW (Dr Cullen Park, Carlow 4pm)

MEATH were turned over by Westmeath in the Leinster championship and now come up against their former All Ireland winning midfielder Liam Hayes who is the Carlow boss. Meath should triumph, though.

Verdict: Meath to win by five points

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WESTMEATH v WATERFORD (Mullingar 4pm)

WATERFORD battled gamely before going under to Tipperary but they should have enough experience, flair and style to kill off their hosts in this one.

Verdict: Waterford by 10/12 points

CLARE v LIMERICK (Ennis 4pm)

AN interesting tie between these neighbouring counties. Limerick have made strides of late but Clare's defence may hold sway.

Verdict: Clare by three points

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