Mayo v Kildare, 3pm, Ballina, Saturday
Kildare travel to Ballina on Sunday looking to get their Christy Ring Cup campaign off to a winning start. The Lilywhites just missed out on a league final, but they played well in their games and only lost one out of five games, with the loss coming to Antrim. Kildare have some excellent players such as Gerry Keegan, John Mulhall and David Reidy. Mulhall and Reidy played for Kilkenny and Limerick in the past so they have added quality to the squad. Mayo will look to Kenny Feeney, David Kenny and Sean Regan to lead the side. Kildare are firm favourites to win this game at 1/7, while Mayo are 9/2. I can only see one winner here and that is Kildare.
Verdict: Kildare by 7