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With the Galway Races coming to an end this Sunday and the bookies' satchels either bulging, or their owners with long faces, after too many favourites coming home first - it is an opportune time to look ahead to the four big football games this weekend where all the favourites will be expected to jump the fences being put in front of them.
The Galway Races are coming to an end this Sunday, and the bookies' satchels will be bulging, or else they will have long faces after too many favourites came home in first place. So it is an opportune time to look ahead to the four big football games this weekend, where all the favourites will be expected to jump the fences put in front of them.
Westmeath manager Tom Cribbin hopes to remain at the helm in 2016.
This week we look ahead to the four big football games this weekend where all the favourites will be expected to win through.
On the field of play, last weekend provided further evidence that Mayo are one of the teams to beat this year. They have a better balance up front with Aidan O'Shea in at full-forward, and they carry much more penetration in their inside forward line with the Breaffy man in there. What county defender can stop the Breaffy man in one-on-one combat?
The 2015 Westmeath football story has been one of redemption, but Tom Cribbin’s revitalised team know a defining contest awaits at Kingspan Breffni Park this Saturday.
On Saturday week (August 1), the Round 4B qualifiers, between Galway and Donegal, and Sligo and Tyrone, have been fixed as a double header in Croke Park - with the Galway game due to throw in at 6pm.
Mayo may well be the bookies’ favourites to win Sunday’s All Ireland semi-final clash against Down, but the favourites’ tag is something that Ray Dempsey has never paid much heed to as an inter county player and as an inter county manager since he took the reins of the Mayo minor side in 2008. The Knockmore man who brought last year’s batch of minors to within seconds of claiming Mayo’s first All Ireland minor title since 1985 last year, is once again only 60 minutes away from the last Sunday in September and an All Ireland final day out in front of a packed Croke Park.
Kerry’s All-Ireland winning manager, Jack O’Connor, Prof Aidan Moran (former official psychologist to the Irish Olympic Squad) and IRFU director of fitness, Dr Liam Hennessy, will be among the star attractions at a special sports conference that will provide an insight into the methods of some of Ireland’s top managers.