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GAA Football Leagues Forecast

Wednesday, 17th February, 2010 4:50pm

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GAA Football Leagues Forecast

Summerhill v Walterstown - Walterstown will be brimming with confidence after their victory over Simonstown, but Summerhill will be a totally different prospect and they should make it two in a row. Verdict: Summerhill.

Simonstown v Dunshaughlin - Both sides are seeking their first win after they slumped to shock defeats in the opening round. Home advantage might have a major say in this outcome and if Wayne McCarthy and Shane O'Rourke are on form Simonstown will oblige. Verdict: Simonstown.

Donaghmore / Ashbourne v Blackhall Gaels - Donaghmore/Ashbourne are difficult to oppose when they are in the type of form they showed last week. However, Blackhall Gaels are also a solid outfit, but with home field advantage Donaghmore/Ashbourne might just win out. Verdict: Donaghmore/Ashbourne.

Dunboyne v Duleek / Bellewstown - Duleek / Bellewstown's win over Skryne last week wasn't as comprehensive as the scoreline suggested. If Dunboyne get a decent lead they won't let it slip. Verdict: Dunboyne.

Skryne v Wolfe Tones - Defending A FL Div 1 champions struggled to cope with the SFC champions last week and they will find life tough again on Sunday, but they should have enough firepower to succeed. Verdict: Wolfe Tones.

Seneschalstown v Trim - If last week's respective performances are anything to go by then Trim haven't a hope. However, they are capable of better as Darren Fay seeks to find a winning formula, but not against the Keegan Cup champions. Verdict: Seneschalstown.

DIVISION 2

Oldcastle v St Michael's - Newly promoted senior side were held by carnaross last week and that will not do their confidence much good. However, they should get back to winning ways against St Michael's. Verdict: Oldcastle.

Cortown v St Ultan's - With more rest time between games Cortown will have the fresher legs and that might give them the edge over their senior neighbours. Verdict: Cortown.

Dunderry v Syddan - Even though Dunderry have to play midweek, they shouldn't have much difficulty is easing past Syddan. Verdict: Dunderry.

St Patrick's v Castletown - Castletown surprised many by running Rathkenny to three points, but they will find St Patrick's a much tougher proposition. Verdict: St Patrick's.

Rathkenny v St Colmcille's - With one win under their belt Rathkenny will fancy making it two, but St Colmcille's can trouble most sides on their day and this might be one of those days. Verdict: St Colmcille's.

Navan O'Mahonys v Carnaross - With some of their Meath contingent set to be available O'Mahonys will have too much in the tank for Carnaross. Verdict: Navan O'Mahonys.

DIVISION 3

Kilmainhamwood v Na Fianna - With a good win already in the bag Na Fianna will fancy their chances against Kilmainhamwood, but the long journey north will have an effect. Verdict: Kilmainhamwood.

Drumbaragh v Gaeil Colmcille - Local rivalry tends to bring out the best in these two and on this occasion Gaeil Colmcille's best should be good enough. Verdict: Gaeil Colmcille.

Ratoath v Longwood - Ratoath's first game came to a premature halt, they might be wishing for the same in this one. Verdict: Longwood.

Drumconrath v Clann na nGael - The Athboy/Rathcairn men should be on a high after last week, while Drumconrath will be seeking a first win, but are unlikely to find it here. Verdict - Clann na nGael.

Meath Hill v Ballinlough - After losing heavily to Clann na nGael last week, things are unlikely to get much better at home to Ballinlough for Meath Hill. Verdict: Ballinlough.

Moynalvey v Nobber - Moynalvey will have been embarrassed by their paltry return against Ballinlough and while they will improve it is doubtful it will be enough to trouble Nobber. Verdict: Nobber.

DIVISION 4

Kilbride v Bective - Both sides are striving for their first win and home advantage should give Kilbride the edge. Verdict: Kilbride.

Ballinabrackey v Moylagh - It is difficult to see anything other than a Ballinabrackey win especially when Moylagh's long journey is taken into account. Verdict: Ballinabrackey.

Moynalty v Dunsany - Moynalty might benefit from Dunsany being without a number of key players because of inter-county hurling commitments. Verdict: Moynalty.

Slane v Kilmainham - Better things were expected of Slane last week, but they failed to deliver. Kilmainham proved they have plenty still to offer. Verdict: Kilmainham.

Curraha v St Vincent's - Both sides faced difficult test on opening weekend and Pat Coyle is sure to have learned a lot about his Curraha troops. Verdict: Curraha.

Ballivor v St Brigid's - After opening round wins, both will be keen to maintain momentum, but Ballivor have the greater ability to deliver. Verdict: Ballivor.

DIVISION 5

Boardsmill v Clonard - Home advantage will be Boardsmill's biggest hope, but even then it mightn't be enough. Verdict: Clonard.

Drumree v St Paul's - It is a credit to Drumree that they continue to produce decent displays. They will be rewarded for their efforts, but not on Sunday. Verdict: St Paul's.

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