Monaghan Intermediate Football League Final Replay
Monaghan Harps v Truagh
MONAGHAN Harps have shown themselves to be a useful outfit this term but Truagh, a side located just bwteen Aughnacloy and Emyvale, have certainly come up in the world. Their policy of encouraging young talent has been paying off and although Monaghan Harps tend to hold the whip hand over them in meetings between the teams this season, they are keen to come out on top this time in what should prove a fascinating climax to the league competition overall.
Verdict: Truagh to win by two points
AIB Leinster Club Football Championship Final
St Vincent's (Dublin) v Tyrrellspass (Westmeath)
ST VINCENT'S and Tyrrellspass have both charted difficult courses to reach this Leinster final in which they will be closely scrutinised by a Crossmaglen Rangers 'delegation.' The Dubs will pin their hopes on players like Pat Kelly, Mossy Quinn and Pat Gilroy while the midlanders will lean on Martin Flanagan and Denis Glennon for inspiration. St Vincent's would appear to have fire-power up front although the tenacious Tyrrellspass defence are unlikely to yield much but the free-taking of Quinn could swing it for the metropolitan side.
Verdict: St Vincent's to win by three points
Northern Bank Ulster Minor Club Football Tournament Quarter-Finals.
Rostrevor v Scotstown
(Casement Park 12noon)
ROSTEVOR are no strangers to the Ulster Minor Club scene and they will arrive in Casement Park armed with a decent ration of experience in the form of several players who have represented Down at Minor level. The team overall leans on skill and poise but will face a stern challenge against a Scotstown outfit that looked impressive in their surge through the Monaghan championship. They may find the going too tough tomorrow, though.
The competition is certainly creating plenty of interest and it would seem that the programme is building up to a gala final.
Verdict: Rostrevor to win by four points
Errigal Ciaran v Four Masters
(St Paul's 1.30pm)
TYRONE champions Errigal Ciaran have already set out their stall for the Ulster Minor Club series but on Sunday they will face a Four Masters side who have already claimed the scalp of Antrim champions O'Donovan Rossa. In that game, the Donegal side looked assured but their defence may encounter a rather more difficult time tomorrow against the slick Errigal frontline. The Tyrone champions, indeed, may make a big 'point' it his one.
But they will be tested to the full by a Four Masters side who have shown a refreshing determination to make a real bid for the title.
Verdict: Errigal Ciaran to win by a point