Deniese O’Flaherty joins Valerie Wheeler on this week’s episode to look ahead to the start of the All-Ireland Senior, Intermediate and Junior Football Championships and to preview each group.
Here are Dee’s predictions on who will qualify from each group:
All-Ireland Senior Championship
Verdict: In a tight group, Donegal to qualify with either Kerry or Tipperary(last year’s Intermediate champions)
Verdict: Cork favorites to qualify with Armagh, led by Aimee Mackin, to join them in the next round.
Verdict: Division 1 sides Galway and Westmeath to qualify although Waterford may cause another surprise (last year they defeated Cork in the Munster championship).
Verdict: Reigning All-Ireland champions Dublin to continue their great form with last year’s beaten finalists Mayo to continue their quest for the title.
All-Ireland Intermediate Championship
Verdict: Laois (Leinster intermediate winners) and Sligo to qualify with Longford possibly facing another relegation play-off.
Verdict: Tyrone (Ulster intermediate winners) and Wicklow to progress to the next round.
Verdict: In an evenly matched group, Kildare and Wexford to edge out Clare.
Verdict: Roscommon and Meath to progress ahead of last year’s junior champions Fermanagh.
All-Ireland Junior Championship
Verdict: Louth should definitely progress with either Antrim or London joining them.
Verdict: Last year’s beaten finalists Derry and Limerick to progress to the next stage.