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New York GAA Previews Waterford, Clare seek 1st wins

February 16, 2011

By Staff Reporter

By Pierce O’Reilly

Jr. "B" Football, Kerry vs. Armagh, 12:30

The Kingdom will be eager to get back to winning ways after last weekend’s defeat. Liam Hartnett and Paul Galvin should improve around the middle, and with Barry Clifford and Kieran Cull finding their range in front of the goal, they should rattle Armagh.

The Ulstermen struggled to get past Down on opening day. They have a good defense but lack the killer punches to finish off teams. Kerry gets the nod.

Sr. Hurling, Waterford vs. Clare, 2

Both these sides were defeated in the opening rounds. Waterford went down to a good Kilkenny side, while Clare were defeated by Westmeath. The Banner men will have John Kennedy and Seamus Pender back at the helm for this clash, and with a good import from the home county, they may get their first points of the season.

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Waterford, with Richie Purcell, Keith Hennessy and Musha Maher, looked impressive against the Cats. If they get Willie Maher back for the game, they’ll be close near the end.

Sr. "A" Football, Rockland vs. Sligo, 3:30

The two weak links in the senior division come face to face on Sunday. Kerry hammered the Yeats County three weeks ago, while Donegal walloped a poor Rockland outfit on April 15. Mike Fitzpatrick will be back for the upstaters, while Sligo will also have Emerald Isle help. Rockland were very impressive last year in the "B" division. If they get going on Sunday, they may have too much power for Sligo.

Jr. "B" Football, St. Ray’s vs. Westmeath, 5

Derry easily defeated St. Raymond’s two weeks ago, while Westmeath are gearing up for their first game of the season. The final game of the day should be close and entertaining, and if both attacks hit the ground running, it may be a high-scoring encounter.

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