A speculative punt


We’ll have just a ten euro wager for this weekend in the GAA along with a soccer one. We’ll concentrate on the GAA one here. We’re going for a bit of a long shot – 33/1 or thereabouts.

Six games, all teams even money or better and all good value in my opinion.

Firstly on Saturday we have what I feel is the bet of the weekend. Colaiste na Sceilige of Cahirciveen are 4/7 to beat St Mary’s of Edenderry in the Hogan Cup final. This is a serious Kerry school outfit. They’re managed by Jack O’Connor but that’s not the sole attraction.

They’ve a serious forward line and hammered a highly fancied Dungannon side in the semi-final. They’re also facing an Edenderry team who struggled to beat a good but not brilliant St Colman’s team in the semi-final. The Cahirciveen school have  a serious forward line and we reckon they could cut loose.

Schools football can be notoriously difficult to predict but we think that is playing into our hands here – Paddy Powers are not putting either side at too long, or crucially, too short, a price and 4/7 about Colaiste na Sceilige is great value.

On top of that we’re putting three even money bets from Sunday’s final round of NFL games. In the battle of the bottom two in Division 2 we can hardly see Wexford finish on anything but a loss and evens about Fermanagh looks tasty. So too an inform Kildare to win away to an indifferent Meath. The final bet is a bit sacreligious for a Mayo man but with Tyrone having a worse scoring difference than us, we expect them to be keener than Mayo for victory and when Tyrone need the win more than Mayo, well its hard to see anything but a Tyrone win.

Monaghan are coming to the end of the NFL as one of the form teams and 8/11 for  them to account for a very disappointing Laois is a nice price and while our last bet may only have a price of 8/15, the fact that its one of the most underrated teams in the NFL – Tipperary – against Division 3 makeweights Longford, makes  it worth our while.

So a tenner will make for a nice return. We won’t hold our breaths but it could go very close.


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