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Monday 23 October 2017

Provincial football finals in Leinster and Ulster take centre stage in the world of GAA this weekend with the Ulster Final clash of Monaghan and Donegal set to be a closer run affair than the Leinster final between Dublin and Meath, according to the bookmakers at least.

Provincial football finals in Leinster and Ulster take centre stage in the world of GAA this weekend with the Ulster Final clash of Monaghan and Donegal set to be a closer run affair than the Leinster final between Dublin and Meath, according to the bookmakers at least.

Dublin are as short as 1/7 to see off Meath who can be backed by their faithful at 5/1, however this is a Meath team who managed to give the Dubs a fright last year and in the handicap it would look like Meath have to be backed at 6/5 +6 points in the handicap market.

Monaghan go into Sunday's clash looking to win back to back Ulster titles for the first time since 1930 but Donegal may just be creeping into this championship under the radar and while it didn't appear to be all rosy in Jim McGuinness' camp earlier in the season, the 2012 All-Ireland Champions could be set to cause a bit of an upset here so Donegal are picked at 6/5 although the draw wouldn't be a huge surprise at 15/2.

The football qualifiers continue and Armagh should follow up their victory over Tyrone by dumping Roscommon out of this years championship.

The Ulstermen are reasonably priced to do that and Armagh to win by 1-3 points is 3/1.

Kildare travel to Ennis to play Clare after surprising many in Newry last week and a similar display to that would see them cover the -4 handicap at 21/20.

The only hurling tie of the weekend promises to be a good one and while Waterford are the fresher of the two teams, Wexford should be thriving on the momentum from the Clare game and their Under 21 campaign and they are picked to progress. Waterford to lead at half time and Wexford to win the match is 4/1.

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