McGrath's men primed for victory
Fermanagh v Antrim (Brewster Park, Tom, 4.0)
NOTHING like fighting battles in your own town.
So incensed were the plain people of Fermanagh at the recent postponement of a round of club games, the county's competitions control committee felt compelled to release a statement outlining their reasons.
"CCC want to make it clear that this situation has been forced upon us by the decision of Senior County Team Management to call a training session on May 8 in direct opposition to these fixtures, while making it clear that no county panel member would be available to his club," it read.
Last time a round of local games were played, Pete McGrath (above) argued, 11 players arrived back into camp carrying some form of injury but now, on the eve of their Ulster opener, he has something approaching a clean bill of health.
ODDS: Fermanagh 2/7, Draw 8/1, Antrim 4/1 VERDICT: Fermanagh
Tipp to make flying start
tipperary v waterford (Thurles, Tomorrow, 3.30)
"WE need to start beating Cork and Kerry," said Tipp manager Peter Creedon in the run up to this game, words that show how far the Premier County have come of late.
With Colin O'Rioran, Steven O'Brien et al a year older and with a season of senior experience behind them too, they could yet take a big scalp this year.
ODDS: Tipperary 1/7, Draw 11/1, Waterford 11/2 VERDICT: Tipperary
THE HERALD WAGER: €20 on Dublin hurlers HT/FT @ 21/20. €10 on Dublin and Galway draw @ 9/1. €20 Treble: Tipperary -7 (11/10), Dublin -15 (8/11) and Fermanagh -4 (EVS).
Running Total: €0
THE BLANCHE BET: €30 Treble: Fermanagh -4, Tipperary -6 & Galway to beat Dublin in Hurling @ 7/1. €20 Treble - Kerry hurlers, Derry Hurlers, & Fermanagh footballers HT/FT @ 11/4
Running Total: €300