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GAA Previews Donegal-Tyrone duel in offing

February 16, 2011

By Staff Reporter

By Pierce O’Reilly

12:30 p.m., Junior “A” Football, Armagh vs. Celtics

Donie O’Sullivan and John Cox will be eager to get back to winning ways after a few slipups of late. The Celts have some fine footballers in John Walsh, Kenny Cox and Danny O’Sullivan. However, they lack power on the wings. Armagh manager Gary McGonnell has his troops in fine shape and another win on Sunday will guarantee them a play off place.

2 p.m., Senior Hurling, Limerick vs. Clare

This all-Munster clash should whet the appetite for what is to come later in the afternoon. The Banner men will look to Seamus Pender and John Kennedy for inspiration, if they get help they will rattle a lak luster Limerick outfit. The Shannon siders were lucky to escape with the spoils on their last outing. They have lost Tom Fitzgibbon, but import Maurice Foley will bolster his side. They won’t be from the home county, but they will be able to score.

3:30 p.m., Senior Football, Donegal vs. Tyrone

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The two top guns for many this year come face to face in the main clash of the day. John Moore needs points more than any other manager in New York right now. Donegal, with Peter Loughran, Kevin Lilly, Rory Sweeney and Niall McCreedy all flying at present, will be a tough team to topple. The Red Handers will expect big games from Kieran Ryan, Martin Slowey and Philip Sloan. If they get good help from home, they’ll put the top cats to the pin of their collar.

5 p.m., Senior “A” Football, Cavan vs. Kerry

On paper Kerry are clear favorites, but Cavan have signed a number of top players over the last two weeks and may be revitalized. Kerry will have Bingo Driscoll, Jamie Driscoll and Paddy O’Connor back since their last outing against Stamford. Kerry training has also been upped and reports from the camp are of a team champing at the bit to get back to winning ways. Cavan better watch out. Kerry native, Sean Price is in serious trouble is the Breffini boys lose again.

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