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Now for Leitrim, it’s do or die

February 16, 2011

By Staff Reporter

By Mike Fitzpatrick


Rangers vs Fermanagh

12.30 p.m.

It’s second versus third in the top junior division this Sunday.

Should Rangers win, they’ll go top of the table, Fermanagh, on four points, will go even with their counterparts and top dogs Donegal should they capture the two points.

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Fermanagh are at something of an advantage over the Blues in that they have played one game less. They’ve also already played Donegal, and will perhaps be glad to have gotten that one out of the way, despite the loss. They’ve already beaten Tyrone and Down, so things are looking good for this Ulster side.

A good competitive game beckons, with both sides looking good for playoff contention this year.


Tipperary vs Westmeath

2 p.m.

A mouth watering affair, with top team Tipperary coming face to face with one of the pretenders to their throne, Westmeath.

Westmeath currently lie in fourth position in the senior hurling table, having played a game less than table-topping Limerick.

Current champs Tipperary will be in no mood to give up their position as New York’s best team, and although Westmeath have the potential to cause an upset, I feel Tipperary may just be too strong.


Cavan vs Leitrim

3.30 p.m.

Something of a strange one this, Leitrim are playing at Gaelic Park for the third consecutive Sunday, and will have to overcome this Cavan side if they are to avoid a third consecutive defeat.

If Leitrim lose this one, their hopes of making it to the knockout stages are surely in tatters. Having gained only one point from a possible eight, Leitrim will be sure to bring over a few big guns for this one to keep their season alive. It’s all at stake, so Mike Brosnan’s men will be all out for a victory.

Cavan on the other hand, started well with a fine victory on opening day, and though they’ve lost two since then, by winning here they’ll surely do their playoff chances no harm at all.


Longford vs Roscommon

5 p.m.

It’s fifth versus fourth in this mid table clash which finishes off Sunday’s games at Gaelic Park. Both sides have won two and lost two this season, and the winners of this tie will move into a joint third position.

It’s all to play for, and with New York All Star Kevin Lilly tipped to be playing for Longford, his side will surely be going on an all out attack.

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